United Way applauds giving community: IBEW Recognized

Angelo Tiseo (on left), Local 636 Unit Chair at Enwin Services accepts award on behalf of IBEW Local 636, with Enwin employees Alison Sorrell and Laura Johnston.

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex recognized nine different community-boosting individuals and organizations on March 29 at the 2017 I Believe in My Community awards at Caesars Windsor.

About 300 people attended the event, which recognizes extraordinary giving and community involvement to the community through the United Way.

“I am very pleased that we have the chance in such a public way to thank each and every workplace, union, sponsor, donor, volunteer and supporter of United Way for all that they do to move people from poverty to possibility,” said United Way CEO Lorraine Goddard.

“All of our nominees and award recipients truly care about Windsor-Essex County and have allowed us to help more than 44,200 people right here at home.”

The Campaign Hero Award, which salutes the employee campaign co-ordinator or canvasser team that demonstrates best practices, creativity, enthusiasm and energy in leading their United Way workplace campaign to either maintain or increase their campaign results was awarded to Local 636 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at Enwin Utilities.

The Community Partnership Award, which recognizes the combined success of workplace employee giving and corporate giving in support of United Way went to members of Unifor Local 240 working at Green Shield.

The Community Workplace Champions Award recognizes the public- and private-sector businesses and organizations that consistently demonstrate their commitment to the community through their involvement, leadership and contributions to the United Way went to unions at Hotel Dieu-Grace Healthcare, ONA Local 8, CUPE Local 1132, OPSEU Local 101, Unifor Local 2458 and IBEW Local 636.

The Quantum Leap Giving Award recognized the workplace in which employees significantly increase their giving to the United Way over the last year went to Unifor Local 341-0 at BASF Canada.

The Spirit of Community Award which endorses the company that best exemplifies the spirit of caring for the people of the community through outstanding employee and community engagement went to Farrow.

The Lead United Team Award which celebrates the workplace team that promotes best practices in leadership giving by encouraging individual contributions at the leadership level of $1,200 plus went to BMO Financial Group.

The Corporate Community Excellence Award that recognizes an organization which leads the way in its commitment to giving and community involvement through United Way went to Reliance Home Comfort.

The Leading the Way Award honours individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial support and motivating others to give the community through United Way went to Barb and David Bjarneson.

The Labour Award of Distinction which salutes the leadership of a local union working to better the community through United Way went to the Windsor Police Association.