transcanada.jpgEnergy company TransCanada raised a record-breaking $2.54 million from its 2009 United Way campaign through the efforts of its employees, contractors and retirees in regions across North America, an increase of more than $70,000 from 2008.

“Today’s record donation demonstrates once again that by uniting as a company we can make a lasting difference in our community,” says Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada president, Energy and executive vice-president, Corporate Development.

More than two-thirds of employees, contractors and retirees participated in TransCanada’s 2009 campaign for United Way. TransCanada is among Western Canada’s largest contributors to United Way and since 2000, has donated over $17 million.  The campaign total will be distributed to approximately 100 United Way organizations located across North America.