A Major Award for Helping Hands

Allstate Canada Employee Earns Award for Outstanding Volunteerism

MARKHAM, ON— April 1, 2015— Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is proud to announce the Canadian finalists and winner of the annual Allstate Helping Hands Outstanding Employee Volunteer awards. These awards acknowledge employee volunteers in each of Allstate’s seventeen U.S. regions and Canada.  It highlights employees who earnestly engage charitable work and give back to the communities in which they live and work.

The winner of Allstate’s Helping Hands Outstanding Volunteer Award for Canada is:

Lenore “Lenny” Haus, Coverage Investigation Specialist, Allstate Canada (Markham ON):
  Lenny is a long tenured employee at Allstate Canada whose devotion to both her community and company clearly stands out in her actions.  Within Allstate,  Lenny acts  as a champion and advocate for charitable giving and employee wellness initiatives through her work on the company’s United Way Committee, Day of Caring events and participating in multiple projects devoted to making Allstate Canada a better place to work for her and her colleagues.

Outside of the company, Lenny has devoted countless hours to worthy causes.  For the last 10 years, Lenny has been involved with Operation Red Nose – a free driving service offered to people who have consumed alcohol and feel they are unfit to drive. When not on duty, Lenny still attends every Friday and Saturday evening to check on other Red Nose Volunteers and deliver refreshments throughout the evening.

Lenny also participates each year in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer fundraiser. The 60 kilometre walk takes place over two days and Lenny has attended every year since its inception in 2002. She has personally raised more than $20,000 for this cause and her teams have raised $100,000.

Each year, Allstate Corporation honours 18 employees with its Outstanding Employee Volunteer Award. The honour is open to all of Allstate’s more than 30,000 employees across North America who truly embody the spirit of giving back to the communities in which they live and work.

As winner of the Canadian award, Lenny received a personalized plaque commemorating her achievement and a $1,000 donation from Allstate to the local charity of her choice. Lenny has decided to direct her cheque to the Canadian Mental Health Association for York Region

Several other Allstate Canada volunteers were also named for their remarkable contributions and volunteer work and were nominated for this award. 

The Canadian Nominees are:

  • Lynn Brine, Claims Advisor –Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Mary Lattion-Wells, Claims Operations Assistant – Markham Ontario
  • Kaley Murphy, Junior Personal Lines U/W, Pembridge & Pafco –Markham, Ontario
  • Deluxshan Pathmanathan, Claims Advisor – Markham, Ontario

The Allstate Corporation also acknowledges volunteers in specific categories across the entire organization. Canadians were also nominated in the following categories:

Outstanding Skilled Volunteerism

  • Mary Lattion-Wells, Claims – Markham, ON
  • Ryan Lim, Allstate Brand – Edmonton, AB
  • Dean Peverett, Allstate Brand – Calgary, AB
  • Tarian Shortt, Allstate Brand – North Bay, ON

Outstanding Team Volunteerism

  • Québec Agency Assistants
  • Newmarket Agency Team
  • Pembridge & Pafco Easter Seals Team
  • United Way Coordinator Team

Congratulations to Lenny and all of our Canadian nominees. They all clearly share a passion for helping to achieve the greater good in their communities and the work they do serves as an example to everyone within Allstate Canada about being the embodiment of our corporate mission of providing strength, experience and care to everyone we encounter.

Photo: Lenore (centre) poses with the plaque presented to her by Allstate Canada’s President and Chief Executive Officer John O’Donnell.  The two are flanked by Lenore’s manager, Natalie Walker (far right) and her colleague Gloria Stewart (far left) – who nominated Lenore for the award. 


About Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada is one of the country's leading producers and distributors of home and auto insurance products, serving Canadians since 1953. The company strives to keep its customers in "Good Hands®" as well as its employees, and has recently been listed on the Best Employers in Canada, Best Employers in the GTA, and Best Employers in Quebec lists. Allstate Canada is committed to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates and has partnered with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), United Way and Junior Achievement. To learn more about Allstate Canada, visit www.allstate.ca.

For more information please contact:

Kevin Wilson
Senior Communications Specialist
Allstate Canada Group of Companies
T: 905-475-4527   C: 416-602-8998
E: kwilson@allstate.ca


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