Awards of Distinction - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Awards of Distinction

Each year, United Way’s Awards of Distinction recognize the hard work and compassion of changemakers who support the community they love and drive purposeful and meaningful social change.

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Awards of Distinction Nominees 2024

The Awards of Distinction recognize those exceptional individuals and groups who embrace the notion that ordinary people have the potential to achieve extraordinary things.

This award is presented to the ECC who demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and commitment in planning and executing their workplace campaign. They went above and beyond the call of duty, achieving challenging campaign goals and objectives.

The nominees are:

Agilus Work Solutions Siena Cox
Apex Utilities Inc. Beth Balcombe
Associated Engineering Elijah Barth
C-FER Technologies Jordan Neutzling
Cushman & Wakefield Edmonton Stefanie Orsini
Delcon Development Group Ltd. Lorree Verbeke & Kaylee Laventure
Dow Canada Reizelle Malenab
Enbridge Kevin Berger
Fabled Solutions Michelle Wehbe
Field LLP Matthew Turzansky
First Canadian Insurance Corporation John Sims
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. Mark Turner & Mark Ballantyne
Fountain Tire Ltd Brianne Hutchinson
Heartland Challenge Group Leah Shaw
Imperial Oil Syed Raza
ISL Engineering and Land Services Susan Hutchinson
Keyera Corp. Les Winchester
McLennan Ross LLP Lydia Roseman
MIC Medical Imaging Abbi Langedahl
Nutrien – Fort Saskatchewan Gary Gall
Nutrien – Redwater Joelle Tymchuk
PCL Construction Ian McKinnon
Robert Half Evangeline Berube
Shell Canada Limited – Scotford Beena Jacob
Terra Centre for Teen Parents Karen Mottershead
Wolf Midstream Christine Spear
Worley Ben Dashtestani

This award is presented to the ECC who demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and commitment in planning and executing their workplace campaign. They went above and beyond the call of duty, achieving challenging campaign goals and objectives.

The nominees are:

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Chara Goodings
Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Karyn Johnson
Alberta Public Service – Advanced Education Jameson Braaten
Alberta Public Service – Campaign Leadership Team Heather Mau-Tewfik
Alberta Public Service – Infrastructure Charlayne Bozak
Alberta Public Service – Jobs, Economy and Trade Simonette Pili
Alberta Public Service – Legislative Assembly Office of Alberta Nicole Sikora
Alberta Public Service – Seniors Community & Social Services / Children and Family Service Charanjeet Singh
City of Edmonton Heather Curtis
City of Fort Saskatchewan Trevor Harder
Edmonton Public Schools Karen Linden
Government of Canada – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Gwen Krawczyk
MacEwan University Kayode Olufowobi
Strathcona County Danielle Legrow

This award is presented to the committee member (or company volunteer) who demonstrated exceptional commitment to the success of the workplace campaign.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Environment and Protected Areas Randall Barrett and Sarah Bonnah-Vink
Alberta Public Service – Executive Council Carol Kallio
Alberta Public Service – Indigenous Relations Connor Gaughan
Alberta Public Service – Indigenous Relations Dee Lachat
Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade Darlene Murphy
Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade Lori Gould-Blore
Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade Sarita Balderson
Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade Terri Ryan
Alberta Public Service – Legislative Assembly Office Makoto Ohki
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Ali Langah
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Citas Olympia-Moore
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Josh Mountain
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Kimberly Johnson
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Michael Ryan
Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs Shawn Ewasiuk
Alberta Public Service – Seniors Community & Social Services / Children and Family Service Annie Schurek
Alberta Public Service – Seniors Community & Social Services / Children and Family Service Miori Matthews
BMO Avery Schneider
City of Edmonton Judi Rohovie
City of Edmonton Shelby Briggs
CNIB Foundation – Alberta & Northwest Territories Craig Peterson
Connect Society Crystal Bradley
Dow Canada Alana Seymour
Dow Canada James Cochet
Dow Canada Joanne Kozley
Enbridge Carson Jans
Enbridge Lorraine Oswald & Elena Ho
Enbridge Stephanie Johnstone
Government of Canada – Canada Revenue Agency Laurie Carson
Government of Canada – Public Services and Procurement Canada Matthew Buhler
Heartland Challenge Group Blaine Shaw
Imperial Oil Bill Williams
Imperial Oil Nicole Buchanan
MacEwan University Matthew Gaudet
Morningstar Air Express Jennifer Sinyerd
Nutrien – Fort Saskatchewan Krunal Pastakiya
PCL Construction Ashley Meters
PCL Construction Sam Kenny
Pembina Pipeline Corp. Sherwood Park Laurie Allen
Primoris Canada Michelle Beaudry
Sherritt International Alyssa Carson
Stantec Dani Rohs
TD Bank Group Li Ma
Trimac Transportation Brad Bessette
Witten LLP Brendon Shabani

The Big Idea award is presented to an organization or individual whose new and innovative idea generated a big payoff for United Way and its purpose to build a strong and vibrant community where no one is left behind.

The nominees are:

Alberta Blue Cross Organization
Alberta Public Service – Seniors Community & Social Services / Children and Family Service Annie Schruek
Alberta Public Service – Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction Organization
Canadian Western Bank Organization
DIALOG Organization
Enbridge Organization
Heartland Challenge Group Leah Shaw
Primoris Canada Organization
Punchcard Systems Organization
Reliance Home Comfort Organization
RUNWITHIT Synthetics Organization
Stantec Organization

This award is presented to the workplace campaign committee that demonstrated innovation, teamwork, and enthusiasm in promoting and executing the campaign, achieving stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Health / Mental Health & Addictions
Alberta Public Service – Immigration and Multiculturalism
Alberta Public Service – Indigenous Relations
Dentons Canada LLP
EY
Government of Canada – National Research Council Canada
MEGlobal Canada
Ogilvie LLP
Pembina Pipeline Corp. Sherwood Park
RGO
RUNWITHIT Synthetics
Sage Seniors Association
TransAlta
Witten LLP

This award is presented to the workplace campaign committee that demonstrated innovation, teamwork, and enthusiasm in promoting and executing the campaign, achieving stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Municipal Affairs
Associated Engineering
City of Fort Saskatchewan
KPMG
Tetra Tech

This award is presented to the workplace campaign committee that demonstrated innovation, teamwork, and enthusiasm in promoting and executing the campaign, achieving stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade
Alberta Public Service – Seniors Community & Social Services / Children and Family Service
City of Edmonton
Dow Canada
Enbridge
EPCOR
Government of Canada – Canada Revenue Agency
Imperial Oil
PCL Construction
Primoris Canada
Shell Canada Limited – Scotford
Spartan Controls Ltd.
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Worley

The Education and Engagement award is presented to the workplace campaign that increased awareness of community needs and the impact of United Way donations, showed excellence in coordinating and motivating coworkers, and achieved stronger-than-expected results in the workplace.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Jobs Economy and Trade
Black Diamond Group
CGI
Deloitte
Enbridge
EPCOR
Government of Canada – Canada Revenue Agency
Government of Canada – National Research Council Canada
Government of Canada – Public Safety Canada
Ledcor Group
PCL Construction
Primoris Canada
Richardson Wealth
Stantec
The Family Centre
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wheaton Group of Companies

This new award recognizes a workplace campaign which made intentional efforts to engage the next generation of community leaders (aged 40 and under), retirees, and/or women and gender-diverse groups in campaign activities to increase awareness and support of United Way initiatives.

The nominees are:

Alberta Public Service – Public Safety and Emergency Services
Co-operators
Edmonton Oil Kings
Enbridge
IG Wealth Management
Imperial Oil
PwC Canada
Safety Codes Council
University of Alberta

 

The Funded Partner award is presented to the United Way funded partner campaign that showed outstanding commitment, dedication, and creativity in executing their own United Way employee campaign.

The nominees are:

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

The Leading the Way award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding support for the Leaders of the Way program ($1,200-$9,999). The campaign committee has made efforts to recognize long-standing, consistent leadership presence.

The nominees are:

Canadian Western Bank
Enbridge
EPCOR
Imperial Oil
Stantec
Worley

The Welcome to United Way award recognizes organizations that are supporting United Way for the first time. Eligible candidates demonstrate a commitment to the community by empowering individuals to get involved in the community and make a difference.

The nominees are:

Accord Family Law
Allwest Furnishings Ltd.
Cardinal Health
Chiropractic Association of Alberta
CIMA+
CVS Controls Ltd.
Edmonton Construction Association
Edmonton Global
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
Education Station
Federated Co‑operatives Limited
Harvard Developments
John Deere Canada ULC
Keg n Cork
Lui-Chi’s Coffee
Panago Pizza
Punchcard Systems
Safety Codes Council
Tenfold HR Solutions
Uline
Venturi

The Award of Excellence is a recognition award presented to organizations in the Alberta Capital Region that raised more than $1,000,000 in 2023

The nominees are:

PCL Construction

This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates unparalleled commitment to United Way’s purpose to build a strong and vibrant community where no one is left behind, is a senior United Way volunteer, and has demonstrated exceptional commitment to United Way for 10 years or more.

The nominees are:

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