Contribution made in recognition of outstanding employee volunteerism
BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada is making a $10,000 donation to support Casa de Angelae,
an independent living organization in Peterborough, as a result of
Siemens employee, Kim Aubin winning the Siemens' Greatest Community
Supporter Contest. The donation represents one of three top prizes from
the employee contest developed to recognize and reward employees who
volunteer and fundraise in their local communities in their spare time.
To enter the Greatest Community Supporter Contest, Siemens' 4,400 plus
employees from across Canada, were asked to share their community
involvement stories in three categories: individual fundraising,
individual volunteering and team community service. Three winning
applications were chosen from among dozens of submissions and Siemens
is making donations of $10,000 each to charities chosen by the winners
in each category.
"Siemens' employees walk the talk when it comes to social responsibility
and giving back to local communities," said Ann Adair, vice president,
Communications and Strategy. Ms. Adair, who oversees the strategic
direction of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Siemens, went on
to say, "I am very pleased with the success of the program and there is
no doubt that all applicants deserve a special recognition for being
CSR champions in their communities."
The winner of the individual volunteering category, Aubin, chose to
dedicate Siemens' donation to Casa de Angelae located in her hometown
of Peterborough, Ontario. Kim has been volunteering with the
organization since its inception in 2001. Last year, she contributed
more than 115 hours by attending meetings, supporting fundraising
activities and assisting with other duties.
"I volunteer with Casa De Angelae because I enjoy helping my community
and these women in particular," said Aubin. "I'm thankful and proud to
be recognized by Siemens and to have my employer direct these much
needed funds towards such an amazing organization."
Casa De Angelae is a non-profit organization committed to providing a
permanent home for women with developmental disabilities, allowing them
to live in a safe, supportive family environment. It provides women
with the right combination of supervision, family support and
independence they need to grow as contributing members of their
"Siemens' amazing donation arrived at the perfect time as we were
completing our first year of operation," said Peter Roach, Chair of the
Board, Casa De Angelae. "This was a critical year for us in terms of
dealing with our mortgage, equipping the home and gathering valuable
experience for our 'model' and the funds from Siemens helped us in all
of these areas."
About Siemens Caring Hands and the Caring Hands Employee Committee
The Siemens Caring Hands program was established in 2005 to coordinate and bundle corporate
social responsibility activities, including donations, volunteerism,
disaster relief and sponsorships. In 2010 Siemens Canada formed the
Caring Hands Employee Committee to further unite the efforts of the
more than 4,000 Siemens employees from coast-to-coast and to champion
Caring Hands programs throughout the year including those developed to
benefit Siemens' charity of record Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Siemens
Caring Hands represents a culture of giving that is cultivated by Siemens in Canada
and focuses on support for humanitarian and environmental non-profit
organizations. Over the past number of years, Siemens Canada has made a
significant impact in enhancing lives through its charitable
activities. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.
About Siemens in Canada
For 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada
a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,400
employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the
fields of industry, energy and healthcare, as well as deliver
infrastructure solutions for cities. Since it was federally chartered
in August of 1912, Siemens has stood for technical achievements,
innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada in
fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), were $3.0 billion CAD. The company
has 61 offices and 13 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada.
Further information is available at www.siemens.ca
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may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited
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