As an association and industry, we are united together to help combat the COVID-19 virus. Thank you to the companies who have donated their time, resources and ideas to the front lines. Featured below are highlights from ORBA members’ contributions to flattening the curve.
If you would like to share what your company is doing, please scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your story. Thank you!
Amico Adaptive Synergies
Amico Adaptive Synergies, along with their partners Spago Canada and A-Linx Building Technologies, delivered fresh home cooked meals to the 56 Frontline Workers from Windsor Regional Hospital. Amico will continue to deliver a meal from Spago Canada every week until this pandemic has passed.
Photograph: Front Line Worker, Shawna Ross-Williams.
Black & McDonald Limited
Black & McDonald, with partner Vancouver Community College, provided meals to those with barriers to food security during the COVID-19 crisis. The project is a collaboration with the City of Vancouver, local chefs, food suppliers, agencies and Black & McDonald. They are working with the Vancouver Community College (VCC) to deliver up to 4,500 meals per day to some of the downtown Vancouver Eastside communities. Click read more for full details.
In addition, Black and McDonald, along with partners the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, and Sodexo, contributed boxes of personal protective equipment to local hospitals in Ottawa an Gatineau. Click here for photographs.
DIG-CON International Limited
DIG-CON designed and produced portable hand-washing stations. Sam DiGregorio spearheaded the mission to furnish water at all DIG-CON sites so no worker would need to expose herself or himself unnecessarily to any risk. Most of the operation is operated by foot pump action. Senior management fully supported his idea and it was in design and production within days.
EllisDon, in partnership with Flynn, Modern Niagara and Central Ontario Building Trades (COBT), hosted a COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at the Mississauga headquarters office building from Wednesday, May 19th to Saturday, May 29th.
With the help of many volunteers, health care workers and staff, the Pop-Up Clinic helped to vaccinate just under 14,000 Ontarians!
EllisDon project manager Russell Abelido started a GoFundMe campaign called Feed Our Heroes. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds and deliver prepared food or gift vouchers to Ontario health care workers in partnership with local businesses. On June 17, 2020, Feed Our Heroes reported 5,300+ meals have been delivered to 65 institutions, such as hospitals, retirement homes and long-term-care facilities, within the GTA.
ROTO-MILL Inc. safely stored 24 skids of food hampers for the Orangeville Food Bank beginning back in April (when extra relief was needed for families dealing with COVID-19) when they were in their temporary location with limited storage space. ROTO-MILL Inc. would deliver one or two skids of food hampers at a time as needed. As of August 12, ROTO-MILL Inc. has 8 skids left and will be delivering them to the food bank’s new, permanent location over the next few weeks.
Photograph (left to right, front of truck): Michael Smith, Roto-Mill Inc., Shannon Johnston, Roto-Mill Inc., Cameron Wood, Roto-Mill Inc., Savanaha O’Reilly, Orangeville Food Bank and 3 Food Bank Volunteers.
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
The Tomlinson Red Army is rolling up their sleeves for hunger! For every employee that gets their COVID-19 vaccine, they will donate $25 to local food banks.
Please click read more to view their Twitter post.
R.W. Tomlinson Limited
Tomlinson has been able to donate over 20,000 N95 face masks to various hospitals, care homes and nonprofit organizations providing care and services in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Please click read more to view some of their recipients.
Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited
Cavanagh Construction donated over 2,700 N95 masks to their local hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement communities. They have distributed their remaining masks to The Ottawa Hospital, Almonte General Hospital, Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Almonte Country Haven, Fairview Manor, Orchard View by the Mississippi, Waterside, and Carleton Place Terrace.
Click read more for a feature article on Cavanagh’s donations to Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH).
Toronto Zenith Contracting Ltd.
Toronto Zenith has donated $10,000 and 120 N95 to “Tim Rutledge COVID-19 Emergency Fund” at Providence Healthcare where Aldo Paganelli our President and CEO, is a Foundation board member. Theses funds and masks will go directly towards supporting front-line heather care workers at the hospital.
In addition, Toronto Zenith donated N95 masks to the West Mississauga Medical Centre. Dr. Goyal noted the masks will be put into immediate use to fight COVID-19. Photograph L-R: Brian Morris, VP Construction at Toronto Zenith, and Dr. Goyal.
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