MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that the 2016 CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund (the Fund) campaign raised a record C$1,857,920 for charities across Canada.
Over the past 10 years, the Fund has raised more than C$13.5 million in donations to help those in need throughout Quebec and Ontario, and starting in 2013, across the country.
Serge Leduc, co-president of Campaign 2016 and CN vice-president and chief information officer, said: "These record-breaking results make all of us at CN very proud. This unprecedented success is the direct result of every donor's generosity and the outstanding dedication of our volunteers."
Tom Hosfield, co-president of Campaign 2016 and a CN locomotive engineer in Manitoba, said: "Thank you to everyone involved for making this an incredible year, and for helping make a real difference in the lives of so many."
Every dollar raised by the Fund goes directly to organizations that employees and pensioners wish to support.
CN is a true backbone of the economy whose team of approximately 25,000 railroaders transports more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles spanning Canada and mid-America. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries – serves the cities and ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Chicago, Memphis, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information about CN, visit the company's website at www.cn.ca.
For further information: Media: Patrick Waldron, Senior Manager, Media Relations, (514) 399-8803; Investors: Janet Drysdale, Vice-President, Investor Relations, (514) 399-0052