Employees really stepped up to make this year’s campaign a big success. Together they raised an incredible $39,244 for Federated Health, more than double the target OLG set before the campaign.
“OLG has been an outstanding supporter of the Federated Health Charities campaign for more than two and a half decades and we’re so pleased we could continue in this new format,” said Barb Davis, OLG’s Volunteer Programs Manager –. “We can always count on the generosity and dedication of our employees, but this year they really demonstrated their commitment to supporting this important campaign.”
June was also Pride Month and OLG once again embraced it as an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the organization and the steps it’s taking to build an inclusive and welcoming workplace.
“OLG’s support of Pride is a strong demonstration that we not only embrace diversity at OLG, we celebrate it,” said Jeff Lauzon, Co-Chair of the OLG Pride Network. “Whether it’s by displaying a mini rainbow flag at your desk, loudly cheering on the OLG Pride Float, attending an educational session, or donning a pink shirt, every single one of these acts shows support for an inclusive workplace.”
This year marked OLG’s 15th year sponsoring Pride events across Ontario — and, like the Federated Health campaign, this year’s events were held virtually. OLG kicked off the month by watching the Pride Flag Raising event at Toronto City Hall, which included a video of our own OLG PRIDE Network members raising the Pride flag at our corporate office in Sault Ste. Marie. And, on June 28, OLG participated in the first ever, livestreamed, Virtual Toronto Pride Parade.