On April 10th, CRH Canada’s Joliette cement plant announced they are contributing to the Fondation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière’s “Donnez avec cœur” fundraising campaign with donating $100,000 over 5 years.
"CRH Canada Group Inc. and the Joliette cement plant are proud to participate in the Fondation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière’s major fundraising campaign. With this donation, we want to concretely demonstrate our commitment to health and wellbeing in our communities. To this end, we have been encouraging all our employees to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle for several years. We truly believe that this gesture will make a difference today and for generations to come. This is a socially responsible action for our company, which has been present in the region for more than 50 years. It is important for us to invest in our communities over the long term. This is why we have chosen to support the Fondation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière, which, due to its structure and its geographical coverage, is a driver of excellence benefitting the people of Lanaudière," said Éric Arbour, General Manager of the Joliette cement plant.
Since May 2018, Eric Arbour has sat on the Board of the Foundation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière. The Fondation pour la Santé du Nord de Lanaudière, is a non-profit organization whose mission for the last 30 years is to mobilize the community and raise money to fund projects and equipment improving healthcare, health services, and the wellbeing of the people of northern Lanaudière.
The Foundation expressed its appreciation and is very happy to be able to count on the company’s support as part of its 2016-2020 fundraising campaign. "We are proud that the CRH Canada Group Inc. Joliette cement plant is sympathetic to our cause, and we welcome this gesture demonstrating its great interest in caring for the health of the population and future generations," said Caroline Martel, Executive Director of the Foundation.
For several years in a row, the Joliette cement plant has been actively involved in fundraising activities for the foundation, notably with the 12-hour Val St-Côme Ski Challenge. In 2018, CRH Canada was the main sponsor of the Village des partenaires and several of our employees joined to hit the slopes again!