United Way Oakville Celebrates Volunteers with Special Recognition of GE Water & Process Technologies

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United Way Oakville Celebrates Volunteers with Special Recognition of GE Water & Process Technologies

On Tuesday February 9, 2016 the United Way of Oakville celebrated the many volunteers who make it possible for the agency to support 31 non-profits who in turn support 31,000 Oakville residents. GE Water & Process Technologies won the 2015 Spirit Award for Campaign of the Year at United Way Oakville’s Community Celebration Night. The GE Water & Process Technologies campaign raised $102,233 for United Way.

GE was the first company to put on the Youth Mental Health initiative in the workplace in conjunction with The Canadian Mental Health Association and ROCK. This “Lunch N Learn” educated staff about youth mental health issues and opened their yes to the hidden problems many teens face in our town.

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Eric Correia (GE Water) and Brad Park (United Way Oakville) at the Celebration of supporters on February 9, 2016. Photo Credit: United Way Oakville

“The GE Water & Process Technologies campaign consists of so many different elements that help make it successful.” commented Rob Lister, 2015 United Way Oakville Campaign Chair and President & CEO of Oakville Enterprises Corporation. “It all stems from their employee’s resolve to make the world around them a better place. I am overwhelmed by the increase in leadership level donors, whose generosity has been heroic.”

Henk Koops and Eric Correia put a big emphasis on leadership giving and increased leadership donations by more than $20,000 over last year.

GE Water & Process Technologies is committed to bringing together experienced professionals and advanced technologies to solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability, quality, productivity, the environment, and technology.

Spirit Awards were presented to the following:

  1. Agency Division- Distress Centre Oakville
  2. Business Division- PwC Canada
  3. Finance Division- Manulife Financial
  4. Public Sector/Education- Town of Oakville
  5. Manufacturing Division- Suncor Energy
  6. Special Recognition- Ethan and Jessie Hall
  7. Joint Union/Management Campaign – UNIFOR Local 1256/DANA-Advance Rd.
  8. Best Campaign Builder –John Deere Financial
  9. Community Leadership Giving Campaign – GE Water & Process Technologies
  10. Community Speaker Award – David Nickerson
  11. Outstanding GenNext Volunteer- Appleby College Friends of Community Living
  12. Outstanding Workplace Campaign Coordinator – Kim Aspinall RBC Royal Bank
  13. Outstanding Union Campaign Coordinator – Mary-Ann Durdin, UNIFOR Local 707/Voith Industrial Services
  14. Ford of Canada Award – Ford of Canada CHQ, Ford Oakville Assembly Complex/UNIFOR Local 707, UNIFOR Local 707/ Oakville Assembly Complex
  15. Outstanding Campaign Cabinet Volunteer – Geoff Gibson
  16. Campaign of the Year Award – GE Water & Process Technologies
  17. Campaign Cabinet Chair Award – Rob Lister


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