Top execs build a playground in Toronto

Initiative challenges businesses to support employee volunteerism
||Last Updated: 10/12/2006

Twenty of Canada's major corporate leaders donated their time last week to build a playground for kids living in Lawrence Heights, identified as one of Toronto's at-risk neighbourhoods.

The 20 executives, part of the newly formed Corporate Council on Volunteering, were accompanied by a contingent of more than 500 employee volunteers and more than 100 community residents.

This event kicks off the council's first Corporate Challenge on Volunteering, an initiative that challenges Canadian businesses of all sizes to support employee volunteerism and raise 150,000 volunteer hours by the end of the year.