Haiti Rebuilding Effort

In response to the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, the Canadian Construction Association has teamed with its partner associations and Builders Without Borders to identify a project that would have a direct impact on the welfare of those hardest hit. École Lakay, a trades school in Port-au-Prince, was chosen as the facility that, if rebuilt, would enable Haitian students to advance their skills in the construction trades and, as a result, become leaders to help rebuild their country. The facility improvement has been split into two phases, with a $500,000 estimated cost in Phase 1 and an additional $500,000 for Phase 2. To date, a number of other Canadian construction associations have contributed nearly $200,000 to this project. An additional $200,000 is expected from a February fundraiser being sponsored by the Association de la Construction du Québec. The British Columbia Construction Association has been working with the CCA and is eager to involve other construction-related associations in B.C. in providing a West Coast contribution to this initiative. Those interested are invited to an information evening in Vancouver on Thursday, February 17 at which the executive director of École Lakay will relate firsthand knowledge of the situation in Haiti and share how this project will help Haiti to rebuild. You can support the CCA-BWB fund by attending. For more information, click here.

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