The PWU and its members recognize the importance of being engaged in the communities where we and our families work, live and play.
Our members take great pride in their communities right across the province and contribute millions of dollars annually through workplace charity campaigns such as Ontario Power Generation’s Charity Trust and the United Way. At the community level, our members coach sports teams, participate in after-school programs, volunteer for the local fire department and helping to raise funds for local charities and causes.
The PWU believes that we all benefit from sharing our energy, knowledge and experience to make our communities happy, healthy and safe places for all.
The PWU has also helped support, either by direct contributions or with event sponsorships, non-profit organizations and charities far too numerous to list here. Examples include:
- Environment and Policy Advocacy: Mindfirst, Broadbent Institute, Pollution Probe, Plug’n Drive, Electric Mobility Canada
- Health and Safety: Easter Seals, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Electrical Injury Program at St. John's Rehab (Sunnybrook Research Institute), Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Muskoka Charity Ride (Canadian Diabetes Association), Our Youth at Work Association
- Military Families: Edmonton Garrison Military Family – Afghanistan: A Soldier’s Story Project, True Patriot Love, The Veterans
- Universities: Centre for Labour-Management Relations (Ryerson University), Ivey School of Business (Western University)
- Youth and Education: Bright Futures Aboriginal Youth Camp (Electricity Human Resources Canada), Deep River Science Academy, Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Book Drive, Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps (Southern Ontario Library Service), Summer Reading Camp (Frontier College)