CAW Recognized for Child Poverty Work
June 10, 2010, 8:44 AM EST
The CAW was presented with the 2009 Outstanding Community Partner award by Canadian Feed the Children (CFTC) - an independent charity devoted to enhancing the well-being of children in Canada and around the world. The award was handed out at the annual CFTC donor appreciation event, held in Toronto on June 8.
The union was recognized for its ongoing humanitarian efforts in Ethiopia, where the CAW Social Justice Fund has devoted funds to support education, income generation, health, nutrition and agricultural programs.
CAW President Ken Lewenza considers the Social Justice Fund a hallmark in the union's ongoing efforts to promote social unionism - the belief that a union's work must focus on building solidarity, forging social ties and making positive and progressive change within communities at home and around the world.
"It has been the commitment of CAW members to social justice that has taken our work well beyond the confines of boardrooms and bargaining tables and into the community," Lewenza said.
"We are honoured to receive this award from Canadian Feed the Children, an organization we hold in the highest regard and join with in the battle to eradicate child poverty."
For more information on the CAW Social Justice Fund, visit: http://www.caw.ca/en/services-departments-social-justice-fund.htm
For more information on Canadian Feed the Children, visit: www.canadianfeedthechildren.ca