United Way of Peel Region announces 2011 Spirit Award winners

February 9, 2012

REGION OF PEEL — United Way of Peel Region announced the recipients of the 2011 Campaign Spirit Awards at its 2011 Community Achievement Celebration held at the International Centre in Mississauga.

“The Spirit Awards honour inspirational and creative volunteer teams who demonstrate team spirit while raising funds to improve the lives of others in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga,” said United Way President and CEO Shelley White. “Congratulations to all of our award nominees and winners. Their support helped us raise a total of $13,160,152 to ensure the programs and services that support the residents of these communities are there when they need them.

The following organizations received Spirit Awards:

Best First-Time Campaign
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Mississauga

Outstanding Agency Campaign Award
Spectra Community Support Services, Mississauga
Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Branch

Outstanding Corporate Campaign Award
Edward Jones, Mississauga
PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Mississauga

Best National Employee Campaign
Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga

Outstanding Leadership Giving Campaign Award
General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Speakers’ Bureau Award
Glen Harvey, in partnership with Knights Table, Brampton

Outstanding Public Sector Joint Union-Management Award
Regional Municipality of Peel in partnership with:
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 966
Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 277
Ontario Nurses’ Association
Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 280
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175

Outstanding Private Sector Joint Union-Management Award
ESAB Canada, Mississauga, in partnership with:
United Steelworkers Local 9042

Excellence in Community Fund Giving
Vale Canada Limited, Mississauga

Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award
Eric Sweezey and Andrew Pendlebury, Co-Chairs, Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga
Cara Keating and Alejandro Jaume, Co-Chairs, PepsiCo Foods Canada, Mississauga
Alexander Benedet and Charlene Sedgewick, Co-Chairs, General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Outstanding Employee Campaign Award
Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga
PepsiCo Foods Canada, Mississauga
Chubb Edwards, Mississauga

Youth Spirit Awards
Biggest Bucks – Elementary
White Oaks Outreach Club at White Oaks Public School, Peel District School Board, Mississauga
Helping Hands – Elementary
Fernforest Falcons at Fernforest Public School, Peel District School Board, Brampton
Helping Hands – Post-Secondary
University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Geography and Office of Student Life, Mississauga

The following organizations were also nominated for Spirit Awards: Aimia, Canada Post and Canadian Union of Postal Workers Toronto, Public Services Alliance of Canada, Catholic Cross Cultural Services, Chrysler Canada and Canadian Auto Workers 1285, City of Brampton, ConAgra Foods Canada, Express Scripts Canada, Family Services of Peel, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Social Planning Council of Peel, Tri-Hospital United Way Campaign (The Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre and William Osler Health System) and Victim Services of Peel.

Award winners, excluding the Speakers’ Bureau award, were selected by the following judges: Nancy Cole, Manager, Facility & Administration, IMAX Corporation; Nancy Johnston, Manager, Business Development and Marketing, City of Brampton; Shari Lynn Ladanchuk, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel; Kimberley Souliere, Director, Annual Giving; Doris Mohrhardt, Vice President, Communication & Marketing; Marilyn Friedmann, Chief Development Officer.

For More Information contact:
Doris Mohrhardt
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Office: 905-602-3624 | Cell: 416-420-9975