United Way Special Achievement Awards - 1987

back row (l to r):  Rosemary Warren, Richard Poersch, Ed Millar, Howard Ferguson, Marda King, Don McKay.
front row:  Don Scott, Cyndie Sinclair, Ed Elliotson, Peggy Gillard, Brenda O'Connor;

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Note: The following was published, with the photo, in the April / May 1987 issue of Zephyr.

The AES team that helped make Environment Canada's 1986 hosting of the Federal Services Division's United Way Campaign for greater Toronto a major success, were presented with Special Achievement Awards by ADM Howard Ferguson at a recent ceremony at the AES Downsview Auditorium.

As the largest Environment Canada component in the Toronto region, AES was given the task of running the campaign. Mr. Ferguson praised Don McKay and his team for "their excellent and dedicated efforts in bringing about success''. The main achievement of the team was to raise $594,145 during the month-long campaign, a 10 percent increase over the amount raised in 1985.

Other highlights of the campaign, according to Mr. Ferguson, were the co-ordination by the AES team of fundraising efforts by 46 government departments and agencies, totalling 27,844 employees; a 15 percent-raise in canvasser training to a total of 300 and finally a joint kick-off of the campaign with provincial public servants at the Canada-Ontario Games.

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