WSP prepares for annual golf tournament in support of Caledon Community Services

Caledon Community Services is grateful to have such a staunch ally standing with us to improve lives in Caledon, writes Monty Laskin

by Monty Laskin/Caledon Community Services

For nearly seven years, WSP has been in CCS’ corner. In a very big way! Although their head office is now in Toronto, WSP continues to support Caledon Community Services, a relationship that started locally. The proceeds from their annual golf tournament are game changing. They change many lives throughout Caledon.

On July 11, the greens of Glen Eagle Golf Club will be occupied by WSP’s clients for a golf tournament that contributes to a great cause. Clients attend a BBQ lunch, 18 holes of golf and a beautiful banquet dinner. Proceeds raised during the event are matched dollar for dollar by WSP Corporate. The outcome? Improving lives throughout the Caledon community. Priceless.

“It all started when we learned about what CCS does for Kidz in Caledon,” said Joe Hoyles, Director of Environment in Canada. “We wanted to support a charity that was boots on the ground on local community projects. CCS fit that role perfectly and we continue to be impressed with the work they do from children to seniors across Caledon.”

With most of their offices located in urban areas, WSP’s leadership focuses attention on community agencies. “In some cases, small-town charities are overlooked but they have needs as well. It’s important for WSP to the see the impact we make locally,” said Hoyles.

According to Nicole Dumanski, Employment Specialist at CCS, attendance is another reason WSP comes back. “It’s important for us at CCS to attend the tournament and share our appreciation for WSP and their clients,” said Dumanski. “We want to show our gratitude and share some stories of what their generosity does in this community. They have been a huge friend of CCS for many years!”

It is also a step that does not go unnoticed. “We’ve always appreciated CCS’ involvement at the tournament,” said Hoyles. “To take time out of their day to attend and discuss the effects of our donation is a big reason we continue to support them.”

Hosting the tournament at Glen Eagle is also an excellent way for WSP to showcase Caledon’s beauty and create awareness for clients from out of town. “The number one benefit for WSP is knowing their money is making an impact,” said Dumanski. “You can feel the energy in the room when we make our presentation and showcase the programs their tournament supports.”

Dave Lewis, Vice President, Environment, Ontario believes in the services that CCS provides — a testament to the loyal support that began seven years ago and that continues to this day.

Caledon Community Services is grateful to have such a staunch ally supporting us in improving lives in Caledon. Their annual golf tournament helps children, seniors, and entire families who benefit from their generosity. Thank you WSP!

Monty Laskin is the CEO of Caledon Community Services. Reach him at

This column has been updated from a previous version submitting by Monty Laskin

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