Mills Community Support received a $2,500 donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as part of the union‘s Building Communities Together program.

The donation will go toward rehabilitation of the Augusta Street Park in Mississippi Mills, Ontario, including the addition of a fitness track, a paved accessible pathway and footbridge, and lighting. The cause was nominated by Shaun Cardinal, who is a member of CLAC employed by Good Mechanical Contractors.

“This site has been a hangout for kids since its last facelift in the 70s,” says Shaun. “We held a great concert to raise Time, Talent, and Treasure at the It‘s a Walk in the Park‘ concert. A small BMX pump track was created, and the swings and the Rocket were painted by volunteers. A community garden will follow.”

Left to Right Kate Hallas and Paul Watters (Mills Community Support), Shaun Cardinal, Linda Nilson Rogers (involved with Augusta Street Park), Cody Lychak (CLAC Ontario representative)

CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union representing over 55,000 workers in a wide range of sectors―construction, health care, retail, service, transportation, manufacturing, and others. Based on principles that promote the values of respect, dignity, fairness, and integrity, CLAC‘s approach to labour relations stresses membership advocacy, cooperation, and the long term interests of the workplace community.