United Way of Peel Region honours 2012 Spirit Award winners

MISSISSAUGA (February 7, 2013) – United Way of Peel Region announced the recipients of the 2012 Campaign Spirit Awards at its 2012 Community Achievement Celebration held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

United Way of Peel Region took time to recognize the contributions of everyone involved in the successful fundraising campaign.

Hundreds of community leaders, donors, volunteers and Peel residents gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 2012 United Way Annual Campaign which raised $12,978,979 to support the communities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

“You gave. You volunteered. You acted,” says United Way President and CEO Shelley White, acknowledging those in attendance. “Through your efforts you have inspired people to come together to make a lasting difference across our region. And for that, we are truly grateful.”

The following organizations received Spirit Awards:

Welcome to United Way Campaign Award

  • EcoMetrix, Mississauga
  • Mondelēz Canada, Mississauga
  • Target Canada, Mississauga

Outstanding Agency Campaign Award

  • Rapport Youth & Family Services, Brampton
  • Peel Children’s Centre, Mississauga

Outstanding Corporate Campaign Award

  • Canada Dry Mott’s Inc., Mississauga
  • Edward Jones, Mississauga
  • Medtronic of Canada Limited, Mississauga

Best National Campaign Award

  • Hershey Canada Inc., Mississauga
  • General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Leading the Way Campaign Award

  • Edward Jones, Mississauga

Labour Award of Distinction

  • ESAB Group Canada Inc. and United Steelworkers Local 9042, Mississauga
  • Chrysler Canada Inc. & Canadian Auto Workers Local 1285, Brampton
  • Peel District School Board and Canadian Union of Public Employees Locals 1628 and 2544, Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, Media Support Specialists' Association, Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 283, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation District 19

Speakers Bureau Award

  • Antoinette Ellis

Employee Campaign Chair of the Year Award

  • Jaleh Pesaran, WorleyParsons, Mississauga
  • Ben Clozza, ARI Financial Services Inc., Mississauga
  • Luke Allen and Tiffany Carver, General Mills Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Outstanding Employee Campaign

  • Cushman & Wakefield Ltd., Mississauga
  • Whirlpool Canada LP, Mississauga
  • Medtronic of Canada Limited, Mississauga

The following organizations were also nominated for Spirit Awards: Aimia Loyalty Marketing Services, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel, Central West Community Care Access Centre, Contract Pharmaceuticals Canada Limited., Crosby Canada & CAW 1285, E.I. dupont Canada Company, EllisDon Corporation, Express Scripts Canada, Family Services of Peel, Fielding Chemical Technologies Inc., GE Canada, Kimberly-Clark Inc., Montship Inc., Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Peel Regional Police Service, PepsiCo Beverages Canada, Pratt & Whitney Canada Inc., Ricoh Canada Inc., SimplexGrinnell, Suncor Energy, Town of Caledon, Trios College, Ultima Foods, Volunteer MBC.

Award winners were selected by the following judges in a blind judging process: Lisa Jankov, Assistant Treasurer, GE Canada; Elaine Scott, Executive Assistant to Vice President National Operations, Symcor; Yanela Perez-Brown, Symcor; Patrick Williams, Labour Community Services; Shelley White, CEO & President, United Way of Peel Region; Kimberly Souliere, Director, Annual Giving; United Way of Peel Region; Doris Mohrhardt, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, United Way of Peel Region.

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For interviews or more information please contact:
Doris Mohrhardt
Communications & Marketing
905-602-3624 (desk)
416-420-9975 (mobile)