Joint Council 52 President Craig McInnes presents Variety CEO Karen Stintz a $120,000 cheque.
Yesterday, union reps from Ontario and across the country took part in the annual Teamsters Ontario Invitational (OTI) for Variety, The Children’s Charity of Ontario, a charity for children with disabilities and their families.
This year, Teamsters raised $120,000 for Variety.
“Ontario Teamsters have been supporting Variety Village for almost 30 years. This year’s tournament was another huge success,” said Craig McInnes, the President of Joint Council 52, which organizes the OTI. “A big thank you to all the sponsors, golfers, and our amazing volunteers.”
For François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, being a Teamster is about more than grievances and collective agreements. It’s also about helping those in need and building up a better country.
“Unions, companies and individuals have a duty to support their communities and our country,” explained Laporte. “Every year Teamsters across the country raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities and non-profit organizations. Groups like the Canadian Red Cross, United Way, Camp Papillon and more.”
Since 1989, Ontario Teamsters have raised close to $2 million to help children facing adversity achieve their dreams.