At Dynacorp, we believe in supporting the communities where we do business. From 2013 to 2017, Dynacorp has raised more than $146,250.00 for charities around the province. Here are some of the organizations Dynacorp proudly supports:
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Our hard working Clairmont Shop group raised $3,125 at our annual staff Christmas party,
the money raised was matched by our CEO for a total donation of $6,250!!
The funds contributed by Dynacorp went towards Santa’s workshop which was set up at the RMHCNA GP office for Peace Region families to come and choose toys for their children.
Families from High Level to Peace River to Grande Prairie and surrounding area received over 300 toys as well as $4,000 went to our Fuel Program that assists families with fuel and grocery costs when attending appointments in the city.
Corporate Development Manager Patrick McDonald and Vice President, Operation Jesse Permann joined us at the GP office for a cheque presentation and met some of the families using Santa’s Workshop.
Update (January 20, 2017)
Entertaining Children in the Hospital
Grande Prairie Hospital Foundation, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Dynacorp Fabricators Inc. in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation donated $2500 and 30 teddy bears to the Pediatric Ward at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie. Half of the donations were raised by Dynacorp staff at the 2015 annual Christmas Party in Grande Prairie and the other half was matched by company President and CEO, Justin Morin.
The Teddy Bears were handed out to children at the hospital over the Christmas Holidays during pre and post-surgery. The bears helped children cope with the stresses of surgery and also gave them something to bring home upon their release.
The cash donation was spent on an entertainment area that will be built over the first quarter of 2016 in the Pediatric Ward. The new entertainment area will provide children and their families the opportunity to watch movies, play video games or simply relax on the new furniture. We can’t wait to see the finished product! We will update everyone when the project is completed!
Update (April 1/2016)
Construction is complete. Check out the before and after pictures of the new entertainment area in the Pediatric ward at the Grande Prairie QEII Hospital.
Career & Technology Centre, Calgary, Alberta
The Career & Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art facility providing high school students with a wide range of industry-recognized program options. By gaining specific hands-on experience, students are better prepared to succeed in the workforce.
Dynacorp offers Calgary’s first and only full scholarship for post-secondary education to fabrication and welding students graduating from CTC. The scholarship funds all three years of their education and provides work placement upon graduation.
Dynacorp’s President and CEO, Justin Morin, spoke of his passion for the project: “It’s important to invest in education. At Dynacorp we want to secure our future by having the best and brightest students working for us and indenturing them into the Alberta apprenticeship program.”
|2013 Recipient: Morgan Augart||2014 Recipient: Nathen Gross|
For more information on the Career & Technology Centre, visit www.ct-centre.ca
In House Scholarship
Division 1 Dynacorp, Clairmont, Alberta
Dynacorp sponsors an in house sponsorship where one apprentice per year, voted in by his or her peers receives a $1000 scholarship to go towards apprenticeship schooling.
|2016 Recipient: Christopher Wright||2015 Recipient: Chris Podruzny|
Wood’s Homes, Juno House, Calgary Counselling Centre
It’s almost impossible to say the name “W. Brett Wilson” in Calgary’s business community without immediate recognition. Known as a business leader and philanthropist, in 2013 and 2014 Brett focused on tackling the issue of adolescent mental health.
“Handing our contribution over to Brett’s cause was an easy decision. We believe so much in the power of students in this province, yet often they need more than just help with a career or scholarship,” said Justin Morin, CEO and President of Dynacorp. “Organizations like Wood’s Homes, Juno House, and the Calgary Counselling Centre ensure those students have a strong foundation internally. Then we can help with the external, like employing them in successful, long-term careers.”
For more information on the Calgary Foundation, visit www.thecalgaryfoundation.org
Grande Prairie Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
At Dynacorp, employee safety has always been the most important priority, in every one of our business lines. Safety for employees and their families off the jobsite is critical as well. With its passion for safety, Dynacorp has donated repeatedly to Grande Prairie EMS over the past decade, ensuring the organization receives funding for injury prevention, emergency medical response, community health and public education.
“Grande Prairie EMS is a critical link for safety in our community,” said Patrick McDonald, Safety Manager for Dynacorp. “Dynacorp understands the importance of safety and the far-reaching effects that an injury can have. At the end of the day, an injury affects everyone – the employee, their work team, and their family.”
For more information on Grande Prairie EMS, visit www.albertahealthservices.ca
Dynacorp supports numerous other organizations, including: