Paper Excellence is committed to re-opening the pulp mill in Prince Albert and committed to the success and wellbeing of our community. Through the United Way of Saskatoon & Area, Paper Excellence made a generous $10,000 donation this month to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Albert. This gift will help match children between the ages of 6-16 with a professionally screened and trained volunteer mentor.
“United Way of Saskatoon & Area’s impact far exceeds the city limits of Saskatoon. We are proud to continue to support our northern communities in Saskatchewan with this generous gift.” said Sheri Benson, CEO, United Way of Saskatoon & Area. ”Paper Excellence’s donation will ensure families are equipped with the resources and support needed to help improve the lives of children.”
“In Paper Excellence’s Mission Statement, it states that we will improve the well-being of the communities in which we operate,” said Graham Kissack, Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Corporate Communications. “We believe donations to support children seeking a mentor will make a lasting difference for those directly affected as well as the broader community.”
Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers. The company operates seven mills and a large-scale cargo distribution centre in Canada producing and shipping over 2.8 million tonnes annually with a workforce of more than 2,800. Paper Excellence is poised to continue to grow with its strategy of operational excellence and high-quality, cost-effective products.
United Way of Saskatoon and area aims to improve lives and build community through acts of local love that include, engaging and mobilizing community dollars, strengthening the network of services and capacity of non-profits, influencing public attitudes, systems and policies and addressing underlying causes affecting community members in the Saskatoon area.