Cameco Gives 1.8 Million Dollars in Community Funding

Saskatchewan based uranium giant Cameco is making some big donations to charity in Saskatchewan.

YWCA Saskatoon CEO Cara Bahr, CPA, CMA, Cameco President and CEO Tim Gitzel and Meewasin Manager of Marketing and Fund Development Amy Wall.

The company raised $700,000  through the annual Cameco Step Up for Mental Health run/walk held in September.  Another $700,000 was raised through  the Cameco Employee Giving Campaign.  Some 300 employees make donations from their pay cheques to a charity of their choice, and the company matches it.

“Cameco has proudly operated in Saskatchewan for 35 years and our success wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our employees and support of our community,” said Cameco President and CEO Tim Gitzel. “We want to show our gratitude by giving back. We’ve brought our community together through the Step Up for Mental Health run/walk, we’re honouring our workers’ priorities through our employee giving campaign, and Cameco is directly supporting organizations that are working towards the safety and vibrancy of our community.”

Cameco also made direct donations to two charities in Saskatoon.  The YWCA for expansion of their womens shelter, and the   Meewasin Valley Authority’s More Than a Trail campaign.

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