BURLINGTON, November 14, 2016  – The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) is pleased to announce a donation of $10,000 from Siemens Canada in support of students of the Halton District School Board.

The donation kicks off HLF’s “No Student Left Behind” holiday appeal. The appeal raises funds to ensure the estimated 10% of students of the Halton District School Board who live at or below the poverty line can access emergency funding or student subsidies to help them stay in school and focused on learning.

A key component of the No Student Left Behind appeal is a gift catalogue that enables people to purchase gifts that students need, such as warm winter coats and boots, athletic equipment, healthy snacks and lunches, or fees to participate in field trips.

“If you’re searching for a holiday gift for your child’s favourite teacher, or that hard-to-buy for relative, consider giving a No Student Left Behind gift,” said Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director of the Halton Learning Foundation.

“For a society to grow and be sustainable we need to ensure children have a strong educational base,” said Robert Hardt, President & CEO, Siemens Canada. “I personally believe it is the duty of the private sector to add value to society by, among other things, supporting educational goals.”

“We are extremely grateful to Siemens for partnering with us for the second year in a row to help ensure that no student in our community misses out on their education because they don’t have the money to fully participate in school,” Mansfield said.

An avid supporter of Halton Learning Foundation, in addition to supporting No Student Left Behind Siemens Canada also provides mentoring for Halton District School Board high school students, field trips to Siemens facilities and donations of funds towards STEM programming at Halton schools.

To learn more about No Student Left Behind or to access the HLF’s Gift Catalogue, please visit www.haltonlearningfoundation.ca.

About Siemens Canada

For more than 100 years Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability. Siemens technology in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real what matters to Canadians. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,800 employees in Canada work together to deliver solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent infrastructure, healthcare, and the future of manufacturing. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a foremost provider of medical imaging equipment and a leader in laboratory diagnostics. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2015 (ended September 30), were $3.0 billion CAD. The company has 46 offices and 15 production facilities across Canada. Further information is available at http://www.siemens.ca

About the Halton Learning Foundation
The Halton Learning Foundation helps support quality education for Halton District School Board students by providing emergency help for students in need, post-secondary scholarships, and funds to assist schools that have classroom needs beyond core education funding.


For more information, contact:

Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director

Halton Learning Foundation

905.335.3665 Ext. 3207 mansfieldl@hdsb.ca

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