2022 APEGA Annual Report


Day of Caring volunteers helped with several camp upgrades to provide a safe space for visitors and campers, enrich their outdoor experiences, and promote physical and mental health.

children who have experienced family violence, and Indigenous-led retreats to support families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two- spirit people. “By supporting the United Way and its agencies, we are helping build belonging and inclusion in our community,” says Laura. “It’s important for APEGA to be a leader in this area and support the communities that we live and work in. We know that our support provides a direct and positive impact on the communities that APEGA staff, and our membership, are a part of.”

Projects included:

•renovating cabins to accommodate living spaces for 22 staff while they work at camp

•upgrading 10 campsites with new firepits and seating


•creating a new archery range to increase educational and program opportunities

The engineering challenge is one day of hard work, but the upgrades at Camp Yowochas actually took several weeks to complete, including prep work leading up to the Day of Caring. More than 100 volunteers participated in the entire restoration. Some of the other participating organizations for the engineering challenge included: •Associated Engineering • Bantrel •C-FER Technologies

•removing forest deadfall to create safe spaces for outdoor activities

Volunteers do as much work as they can in one day. Some returned to wrap up their tasks, like Stephanie and Mathew, who went back the following weekend to help finish cabin renovations. LEADING THE WAY APEGA has been a longtime supporter of the United Way, through our fundraising efforts and continued support of the engineering challenge. Laura Beatson, APEGA’s executive assistant to the deputy registrar and chief regulatory officer, helped coordinate APEGA’s participation at the engineering challenge. She notes that the programming offered by the YWCA and Camp Yowochas aligns well with APEGA’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. The YWCA advances the wellness and growth of women, girls, and families, while Camp Yowochas offers fun and educational programs that promote respect for self, others, and the environment. Camp Yowochas also offers a retreat for women and

• DIALOG • Enbridge • Fluor •ISL Engineering • Stantec •Thurber Engineering • Worley

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