Castlegar Hospice Society receives union donation

Castlegar man nominated the society to receive funds

Suzanne Lehbauer

Suzanne Lehbauer

Castlegar Hospice Society received a $2,500 donation from the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) as part of the union’s Building Communities Together program.

The society was nominated by Clint Koftinoff, who is a member of Construction Workers Union, Local 151, affiliated with CLAC. Clint is from Castlegar and is currently employed by Dowland Industrial Works Ltd. in Saskatchewan.

“Castlegar Hospice Society is a professionally administered, volunteer-driven organization whose unique function is to provide hospice palliative support and service to those with a life-limiting illness,” says Suzanne Lehbauer, executive director of the society. “As well, grief and bereavement programs and support are offered, community educational workshops, extensive hospice training and advance care planning are offered to the entire community. The society fills a huge gap that exists in the healthcare system.”

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.