Contribution made in recognition of outstanding employee volunteerism
BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada is making a $10,000 donation to support Big Brothers Big
Sisters of West Island as a result of Siemens employees Donna Cobb,
Karen Carbray and Catherine Wadsworth winning the Siemens' Greatest
Community Supporter Contest. The donation represents one of three top
prizes in the employee contest developed to recognize and reward
employees who volunteer and fundraise for 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 winners of the team community service category, Cobb, Carbray and
Wadsworth chose to dedicate Siemens' donation to Big Brothers Big
Sisters of West Island in their area of Montreal. The three women have
been participating in the "Bowling for Dollars" fundraising campaign as
a team every year since 1989. This year each team member contributed
more than 20 volunteer hours, organizing local fundraisers and
attending the bowling event.
"Our team looks forward each year to volunteering for this event," said
Cobb. "We raise money for an amazing organization and have so much fun
doing it. We're really excited to be able to help raise an extra
$10,000 this year thanks to Siemens."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island provides responsible adult
guidance to children who need support and positive influence through
quality mentoring programs. The organization recruits and trains
volunteers, matches them with children and supports them professionally
in their search for a full and happy life.
"With over 100 children participating in our programs we are so grateful
to Siemens for their generous donation," said Amy Poirier, Fund Raising
Recruitment Developer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Island. "The
money will help us facilitate life-changing relationships that inspire
and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as
Individuals and citizens. Our focus is on providing the opportunity for
positive experiences that play a role in the growth of both youth and
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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beliefs of the management of Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates.
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materially different, among others, changes in general economic and
business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest
rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new
products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results
may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited
and its affiliates do not intend or assume any obligation to update
these forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Siemens Canada Limited
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