News Release

CNL employees exceed their United Way fundraising goal

Chalk River, 2015 December 16 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announces that charitable contributions through their Chalk River United Way campaign totalled $140,150 exceeding their goal of $130,000. This outstanding result places CNL once again as the single largest campaign fundraiser for the Renfrew County United Way (RCUW).

CNL employees have been raising funds for the United Way since the early 1960s. Campaigns are held at other CNL sites in Port Hope, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba. This year, CNL sites collectively raised over $186,000. CNL employees not only recognize the important role that United Way programs play across Renfrew County, but also across Canada.

“What an unbelievable team that I have joined at CNL. I’m extremely proud of the 2015 United Way campaigns across the organization with Chalk River, Whiteshell and Port Hope all exceeding their fundraising goals,” said Mark Lesinski, new CNL President and Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to payroll and cash donations, CNL staff participated in various fundraising activities during the one-week campaign including a parking auction, karaoke in the cafe and, new this year, the cutest pet contest which was a huge success.

“Year after year, our United Way organizing committee comes up with exciting fundraising activities to engage our fellow employees which results in an entertaining and successful campaign,” expresses Nicole LeBlanc, CNL 2015 Campaign Chair.

About CNL 

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is a world leader in nuclear science and technology offering unique capabilities and solutions across a wide range of industries. Actively involved with industry-driven research and development in nuclear, transportation, clean technology, energy, defence, security and life sciences, we provide solutions to keep these sectors competitive internationally.

With ongoing investments in new facilities and a focused mandate, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is well positioned for the future. A new performance standard reinforced with a strong safety culture underscores every activity.

Patrick Quinn
Director, Corporate Communications
CNL, 1-866-886-2325