News Release

CNL employees raise over $113,000 for Renfrew County Organizations

Chalk River, December 14, 2016 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announces that charitable contributions through their Chalk River United Way campaign totalled $113, 300. 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 $156,200. CNL employees not only recognize the important role that United Way programs play across Renfrew County, but also across Canada. 

“One year in and the staff here continue to impress me with their compassion and understanding of how valuable their donations are to the community we all call home. I’m extremely proud of the 2016 United Way campaigns across the organization with Chalk River, Whiteshell and Port Hope all raising outstanding amounts for their respective United Way branches,” said Mark Lesinski, 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 the ever popular - parking auction and karaoke in the cafe and, new this year, a craft sale with all donated crafts made by our talented staff. 

“This is my second year involved in the campaign and I am always so blown away by the commitment of our staff volunteers, they come with fresh ideas and exciting fundraising activities to engage our fellow employees and in return our employees answer the call to raise a wonderful amount for the Renfrew County United Way,” expresses Lauren Kinghorn, CNL 2016 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