July 16, 2012
Merit Alberta is making a difference in communities across the province
MERIT CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
Merit Contractors Association is an association of more than 1,300 open shop construction companies across Alberta, which together employ nearly 45,000 Albertans.
Merit’s membership has grown significantly over the past decade, both in membership and the range of services it provides.
As the association has grown, so has its involvement in the communities where it is active.
Merit has long been a strong promoter of careers in the building trades, particularly among groups traditionally underrepresented in the construction industry.
As such, the association has long supported Women Building Futures (WBF), a not-for-profit charitable organization that works to help women build better lives and achieve economic independence through training, employment and mentorship in the trades.
Merit has supported WBF both through financial contributions and through facilitating and speaking to classes, job placements for WBF graduates and the voluntary involvement of its senior management, some of whom have served with WBF in various capacities.
Merit is also a supporter of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton, a non-profit organization that has built 195 homes for low-income families in the city since 1991 through a variety of fundraising streams.
Merit has actively promoted Habitat through its own communications channels, while its companies have supported it through volunteerism, financial contributions and donated building supplies.
Merit has also made significant contributions to the Town of Slave Lake following the May 2011 wildfires.
Merit’s board of directors donated $10,000 in aid relief, while some Merit companies have been active in rebuilding the town.
This year, Merit has further expanded its involvement in charitable causes through its sponsorship of the Mavericks Chuckwagon Racing Team at this year’s Calgary Stampede.
The Mavericks are a registered non-profit dedicated to raising funds for Calgary-area children’s charities such as the Children’s Link Society, the Calgary Flames Foundation, the Rainbow Society, the Prepp Reading program, Cjay 92 and Classic Country Kids Funds, the Between Friends Club, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation and the Ups and Downs Society.
Should you have any questions about Merit's community activities, please contact Merit at 780-455-5999 or toll-free at 1-888-816-9991.
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