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2015 Spirit Awards

When people care our community becomes stronger. The Scotiabank & United Way Community Spirit Awards honours organizations and individuals dedicated to making a difference.

 

United Way Growth Award

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The Growth Award recognizes the workplace campaign that had the highest percentage increase in the number of donors and dollars given directly to United Way. It also recognizes a workplace for maintaining or increasing their number of Leadership donors year over year.

Finalists:
– Colligo Networks
– Pacific Blue Cross & Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1816
– Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
– Corix Group of Companies
– Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Recipients:

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Colligo Networks

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Pacific Blue Cross & Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1816

 

Gen Next Award

The Gen Next Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that most engaged Gen Nexters, people born from the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s, in their fundraising campaign. These engagement strategies increased the number of donors or dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:
– TD Bank Group
– Industrial Alliance

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Recipient: TD Bank Group

 

United Way Innovation Award

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The Innovation Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that created the most innovative fundraising strategies and maintained or increased dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:
– City of Surrey & Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 402 & the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1271
– Bentall Kennedy
– Lawson Lundell LLP
– RBC Global Asset Management

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Recipient: City of Surrey & Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 402 & the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1271

 

United Way Engagement Award

The Engagement Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that best engages its employees through all levels of the organization to help maintain or increase dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:
-BC Institute of Technology & BC Government of Service Employees Union Vocational Instructors Local 703 & BC Government of Service Employees Union Support Staff Local 703 & the BCIT Faculty and Staff Association
City of Burnaby & Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 23 & International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1271
– Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
– Fisheries and Oceans Canada & Public Service Alliance of Canada
– Methanex Corporation

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Recipient: British Columbia Institute of Technology & BC Government of Service Employees Union Vocational Instructors Local 703 & BC Government of Service Employees Union Support Staff Local 703 & the BCIT Faculty and Staff Association

 

Teamwork Award

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The Teamwork Award recognizes the workplace campaign that recruits the most diverse campaign team – one including management, union and others – across various levels of the organization. This team works together to develop strategies that increase donors or dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:
– British Columbia Automobile Association & MoveUP
– Canada Border Services Agency & Public Service Alliance of Canada
– Community Savings Credit Union & MoveUP
– HSBC Bank Canada
– The Law Society of B.C. & The Professional Employees Association

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Recipient: British Columbia Automobile Association & MoveUP

 

Labour United Award

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The Labour United Award is presented to a union and its members that best exemplify commitment to community and to furthering the values shared by United Way and the labour movement.


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Recipient: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 250

 

United Way President’s Award of Distinction

The President’s Award of Distinction is United Way’s most prestigious award. It honours individuals or organizations for their extraordinary service and commitment to helping build stronger communities.


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Recipient: Gwenne Farrell, Vice President, MoveUP