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December 17, 2014

JIBC supports stronger communities with successful United Way Campaign

Ambulance pull, paper plane toss, live auctions and draws among the unique fundraising activities this year

JIBC 2014 UW Campaign Cheque Presentation

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) employees continued to demonstrate their spirit of caring by organizing innovative and fun activities to build support for the needs of children, families and seniors during this year’s 2014 United Way Workplace Campaign.

More than a dozen different fundraising initiatives were organized by this year’s campaign committee. Staff had the opportunity to participate in everything from the JIBC Ambulance Pull, and a paper plane toss contest in the atrium of the New Westminster campus, to more traditional activities including monthly payroll deduction pledges, a car wash, barbeque, book and CD sale and a number of draws, auctions and contests.

In total, JIBC raised more than $27,000 for the United Way of the Lower Mainland from this year’s campaign.

“I am always encouraged and inspired by the generosity and caring spirit demonstrated each year during our United Way Campaign,” said Dr. Michel Tarko, JIBC President and CEO. “Everyone’s contribution helps strengthens our community, and I would like to thank Ariana Tutush and Stephanie Roberts, this year’s campaign co-chairs, and the contributions of everyone on the campaign committee for their exceptional work.”

This year’s United Way Campaign Committee included Ariana Tutush and Stephanie Roberts as campaign co-chairs and Charlene Jordan-Jones, Kirsten Chan, Harry Randhawa, Ian Hosein, Robyn Kowan, Tricia Jaster, Michelle Lat, Greg Keenan, Linda Cheng, Shonee Mendoza, Linda Stewart and Alison Scott.

JIBC is proud of its ongoing commitment to support the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Not only has tangible employee support resulted in JIBC being recognized six times at the United Way's gold level, JIBC also sponsors a loaned representative to the annual United Way campaign. Employees compete for this opportunity and privilege to give back to their communities while gaining increased confidence and skills working in a very public and different role. Other employees give of their time by volunteering to be a part of JIBC's United Way Committee and participating in the United Way's Day of Caring.

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator. Our specialized programs lead to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates in Law Enforcement, Investigations, Emergency Management, Firefighting, Paramedicine, Sheriffs, Corrections, Counselling, Leadership, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Driver Training. JIBC also provides customized contract training to domestic and international governments, agencies and organizations. Our approach to education emphasizes applied learning and realistic simulations, delivered by instructors who are experienced practitioners. Our students’ work makes communities safer, and helps people in need, throughout B.C., across Canada and around the world.

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