Soldiers in uniform, woman in casual clothes holding giant cheque in front of stone fireplace

Garrison Petawawa’s National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) wrapped up March 9 with the presentation of a cheque for $56,000 to United Way East Ontario (UWEO) by 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel John Vass (second from left) and 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Commander Colonel Eric Landry (second from right), joined by 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Jack Durnford (left) and Brigade Sergeant Major CWO Jeramie Leamon (right). Representing UWEO is Jade Nauman (third from right). (Photo by Corporal Sarah Morley, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)

Successful conclusion of National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign


Posted on Thursday March 25, 2021

GARRISON PETAWAWA - Colonel (Col) John Vass, Commander 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) and Col Eric Landry, Commander 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), presented a cheque to the United Way East Ontario (UWEO) on behalf of Garrison Petawawa on March 9 as part of the garrison’s contributions to the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC).

“This represents the culmination of fundraising efforts from across garrison after a long and stressful year for many of our personnel,” said Col Vass. “This ceremony would have normally have been done at the end of our fundraising campaign, but was delayed as a result of the pandemic.

“Giving back to our neighbours through initiatives like the NDWCC provides us with the opportunity to show our appreciation to the local community,” he added.

The NDWCC is part of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), which takes place in federal workplaces across the country each year between September and December. Garrison Petawawa’s fundraising campaign began on October 30, 2020, and ran until December 9, 2020, after it was extended due to COVID-19.

The garrison surpassed its $50,000 fundraising target; donations from 2 Field Ambulance made up the largest sum of collective contributions, totaling $8,644.85, while 4 CDSG Corporate Services had the highest average donations - $63.81 per member.

More than $17,950 was raised through e-pledges, which allows individual members to contribute through one-time or repeating monthly donations.

Funds raised as part of the NDWCC are used to help support local initiatives in and around the communities where garrison personnel and their families live.

Through the GCWCC, federal employees can support United Ways/Centraides, HealthPartners or any other registered Canadian charity of their choosing. United Way, a trusted community partner with a history of making wise investments, manages the campaign on behalf of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.