PCL among leaders sleeping on the street for homeless youth [Excerpt]
Seventy of Toronto’s business and community leaders slept on the street last month and raised $1.1 million in one night to support homeless youth who depend on Covenant House Toronto.
PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) vice-president and district manager Bruce Sonnenberg was among the participants in the sixth annual Covenant House Toronto Sleep Out: Executive Edition, which included prominent leaders in the construction, real estate development, investment and commercial sectors.
Those who took part spent the night outside with only a sleeping bag and piece of cardboard to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the agency, while getting a small glimpse of the hardships that kids can face on the street, states a release issued by PCL.
“Coincidentally, we took up residence for the night close to Gerrard and Church Street, directly across from the Ryerson Centre for Urban Innovation, a project currently under construction by PCL,” Sonnenberg said in a statement.
“I have spent some late nights working at construction sites in my day, but the stark contrast in looking up at a PCL site from the ground in the middle of the night was a defining moment for me.”
The night marked Sonnenberg’s fourth time sleeping on street in support of Covenant House Toronto. Raising $45,005, Sonnenberg was the third top fundraiser among the group who collectively beat their $1 million fundraising goal, which brings the total amount raised at all six events to over $6 million.
Industry volunteers needed for Carpentry, Automotive & Welding programs at SIP Camosun
2017: Island's population increases by 10,201 new residents and 1,000 new jobs in construction
Butler Brothers saves over 500 tonnes of CO2 on one year with CarbonCure Technology
5 VICA Members Come Out on Top in Nanaimo's Best of the City Awards
Tackling the Late Payment Epidemic: What Will It Take?
$194,100 raised for The Mustard Seed through Canstruction Victoria
Hardhats in the Ballpark: Sunshine, Baseball, Kelly Gruber, and a Big Win for the HarbourCats
On-Site and AON: Top 40 Canadian Contractors Report
Kerr Controls receives Reliable Controls' Entrepreneur of the Year Award
VICA has grown again: Meet Fiona Uson, our Summer Student
BE HEARD: We support the Scrap the Speculation Tax campaign
CCA: The US imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum is unacceptable
Canadian Construction Association encourages action on the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Places List
Canadian Construction Association pleased with government’s support of free market system
The VICA Team has grown: Say hello to Nathania Swasisa
Save money on construction training with the B.C. Employer Training Grant
Survey: BIM and DfMA adoption in construction and the barriers and challenges to its uptake
Under 40s of the mid-Island learn about lean construction at Mentor Breakfast
City of Victoria preparing industry for November enactment of BC Energy Step Code
VICA U40 Victoria raises $15,000 for Help Fill A Dream at annual fundraiser event
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
The construction industry is a dynamic and exciting realm that faces both unique challenges and extraordinary opportunities. By joining VICA, you not only build your business, but you also build up the industry you're proud to be a part of.JOIN NOW