United Way of Peel Region announces 2010 Spirit Award winners

February 4, 2011

MISSISSAUGA — United Way of Peel Region today announced the recipients of the 2010 Campaign Spirit Awards at its 2010 Community Achievement Celebration held at the International Centre in Mississauga.

“The Spirit Awards honour inspirational and creative campaigns that demonstrate team spirit while raising funds for United Way,” said United Way President and CEO Shelley White. “Congratulations to all our recipients. Their support helped us raise a total of $13,752,578 to continue funding vital programs and services that families and individuals in our community depend on every day.”

The following organizations received Spirit Awards:

Best First-Time Campaign:
Presented to first-time workplace campaigns that demonstrate outstanding participation.
Winner: Revera Inc., Mississauga

Outstanding Agency Campaign Award:
Presented to a United Way-funded agency that has exceptional participation in its employee United Way campaign.
Winners: Family Services of Peel, Mississauga; and Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Branch; and Supportive Housing in Peel, Mississauga

Outstanding Corporate Campaign Award:
Presented to a corporation that excels in many areas of corporate support.
Winners: General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga; and PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Mississauga

Best National Employee Campaign:
Presented to an organization that runs an exceptional national campaign and has the greatest increase in participation and/or dollars raised. To be eligible, organizations must be headquartered in Peel and have multiple locations across the country that run a coordinated campaign.
Winner: General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Outstanding Leadership Giving Campaign Award:
Given to organizations that conduct an exemplary Leadership Giving Campaign. A leadership donor gives more than $1,000 annually.
Winner: Carlson Marketing Group Ltd., Mississauga

Speakers’ Bureau Award:
Presented to members of the United Way Speakers’ Bureau who are outstanding ambassadors and public speakers.
Winners: Christianah Olarewaju and Audley Stephenson

Outstanding Joint Union-Management Award:
Presented to workplace campaigns that demonstrate exemplary teamwork in a joint union and management campaign.
Winner: The Corporation of the City of Brampton and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 831; Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1573; and The Brampton Professional Firefighters Association Local 1068

Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award:
This is a new award that recognizes outstanding Employee Campaign Chairs (ECCs) who ran exemplary campaigns that inspired those around them. The recipients will have used best practices, creativity, enthusiasm, leadership skills and strategic thinking to run an exceptional campaign.
Winners: Rod Karasiuk and Eric Sweezey, Co-Chairs at Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga; and Lori Hillier and Sam Hatter, Co-Chairs at General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga; and Mandy Gibson of Carlson Marketing Inc., Mississauga

Outstanding Employee Campaign Award:
Presented to the workplace campaigns that show an outstanding increase in employee participation and excel in their support of United Way.
Winners: Teradata Canada, Mississauga; and The Tri-Hospital United Way Campaign: Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and William Osler Health System

Award winners, excluding the Speakers’ Bureau award, were selected by the following judges:

  • Marilyn Friedmann, Chief Development Officer
  • Kimberley Souliere, Assistant Director Resource Development
  • Shari Lynn Ladanchuk, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
  • Melissa Rydahl, Aquatics Supervisor, City of Mississauga.

Media Contact:
Liz Leake
Communications and Marketing Director