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2016 Spirit Award Recipients

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:

  • Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Canada Revenue Agency – Vancouver Tax Services Offices and their unions PSAC Local 20027 and PIPSC
  • City of Coquitlam and their unions CUPE Local 386 and IAFF Local 1782
  • Destination Canada
  • IBEW 213
  • Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals ULC
  • TD Bank Group
  • voestalpine Nortrak Ltd

 

Recipients:

Small organization recipient: voelstapine Nortrak Ltd.

 

BMO Financial Group

Large organization recipient: BMO Financial Group

 

United Way Innovation Award

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The Innovation Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that developed the most innovative and creative fundraising strategies, while maintaining or increasing dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:

  • British Columbia Automobile Association and MoveUp
  • Canada Border Services Agency and their union CEIU
  • Cloverdale Paint Inc.
  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
  • Edelman Vancouver

 

Methanex

Recipient: Methanex Corporation

 

Engagement Award

The Engagement Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that best educated its employees throughout the organization about the positive impact United Way has on our community. This heightened knowledge helped maintain or increase dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:

  • British Columbia Automobile Association and MoveUp
  • Canada Border Services Agency and their union CEIU
  • Cloverdale Paint Inc.
  • Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group
  • Edelman Vancouver

 

Connor Clark and Lunn

Recipient: Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

 

Gen Next Award

The Gen Next Award recognizes the workplace campaign team that most engaged all generations in their fundraising campaign, especially Gen Nexters. These engagement strategies increased the number of donors or dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:

  • Deloitte
  • Intact Insurance Company
  • KPMG
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

 

PCL Construction

Recipient: PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.

 

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 and locations of the organization. This team works together to develop strategies that increase donors or dollars given directly to United Way.

Finalists:

  • BC Hydro and their unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 258 and MoveUP
  • MOSAIC
  • Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. and their union, ILWU Locals 500 & Local 514
  • Taymor Industries Ltd.

 

Neptune Bulk Terminals

Recipient: Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., International Longshore & Warehouse Union Locals 500 & 514

 

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.

MoveUP

Recipient: MoveUP

 

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.


Karen Hamberg

Recipient: Karen Hamberg, Vice President, Westport Fuel Systems