Eagle Professional Resources Inc.

Eagle Professional Resources Inc.

November 08, 2005 08:00 ET

Eagle Makes Annual Donation of $50,000 to the Children's Aid Foundation: IT Staffing Company Demonstrates Value of Corporate Social Responsibility

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - Eagle Professional Resources Inc. (EAGLE) officially announced today its ongoing commitment and annual donation to the Children's Aid Foundation (CAF). Eagle made its annual donation of $50,000 to the Children's Aid Foundation this month. This most recent donation to the CAF brings Eagle's total support for that organization to more than a quarter million dollars ($250,000) over the last few years. The funds will be distributed to local organizations across the country within the communities where Eagle has a local presence including: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Vancouver and Victoria.

As Eagle's major charity of choice, The Children's Aid Foundation provides the opportunity for Eagle to be involved in selecting programs to which these funds will be distributed. The funds will provide much needed support to a wide variety of services within two major groups, namely, The Early Years Programs and the Middle and High School Programs.

"The Children's Aid Foundation meets a critical need throughout Canada. Eagle is proud to provide continued support to both the Children's Aid Foundation and our communities," said Kevin Dee, Eagle's CEO. "Beyond our corporate donation, we encourage staff involvement, such as a silent auction at the annual Christmas party, which raises additional funds for the Children's Aid Foundation. Many staff members also volunteer their services to make a difference in the lives of these deserving children."

Sheilagh Johnson, Executive Director of the Children's Aid Foundation, said: "Eagle Professional Resources has provided incredible leadership in establishing programs for vulnerable children in some of the most high-risk communities in Canada. The programs that they fund target low-income children from backgrounds of abuse and neglect and have had significant impact on educational outcomes. We are honoured and grateful to partner with an organization that puts such a high value on Canada's children."

Eagle subscribes to The McKinsey and Company theory that "profits are not an end unto themselves but rather a signal from society that a company is providing things people want". Thus, Eagle's commitment to corporate social responsibility continues to be prominent in the many and varied ways the company gives back to the community. In addition to the corporate support Eagle gives to the Children's Aid Foundation, the company continues to support IT education through fourteen (14) annual Eagle scholarships worth $500 each. Eagle matched contributions from staff to make significant contributions to both the Tsunami and the Katrina Relief funds, and most recently for the Pakistan Earthquake. In addition, Eagle sponsors a number of charitable initiatives including the very popular Young Author's and Illustrator's Conference in Ottawa that allows 600 children to experience the delight of the arts. Last month, Eagle was the Gold Sponsor for The Big ART Event, a fundraiser for the Big Brother and Big Sister organization which took place in Ottawa.

About The Children's Aid Foundation

The Children's Aid Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds and supports initiatives for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Its mission is to improve the lives of abused and neglected children through education, enrichment and prevention. The foundation's web site is www.cafdn.org.

About Eagle

Eagle is a 100% Canadian owned Information Technology (IT) staffing company with offices across Canada. Founded in 1996, Eagle is widely recognized as a national leader in the IT staff augmentation field and is an active member in industry organizations such as ACSESS. Eagle is noted for its team-based, highly ethical business practices highlighted by being named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for six consecutive years. To learn more about Eagle and its network of offices, please visit www.eagleonline.com or call toll-free 1-800-95-NESST (63778)

Contact Information

  • Eagle Professional Resources Inc.
    Lisa Murray
    Marketing Communications Specialist
    (613) 234-1810 Ext. 3225
    Toll Free: 1-888-798-8181 Ext. 3225