Community Investment

Our community partners

Our community investment program is based on the guiding principle that our organization’s success depends on the well-being of the communities in which we operate, and where our employees live and work. Our vision is to empower communities by contributing to organizations that offer programs and services aligned with FortisAlberta’s business focuses: safety, education, the environment and wellness.

Watch how we empower communities

STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) delivers emergency medical training throughout rural Alberta. Since 2002, we’ve supported the Human Patient Simulator Program with a multi-year donation.

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Supporting safety and education

Safety begins with education. Our ZAP electrical safety program reaches more than 4,500 grade-five students each year, teaching them about the hazards of electricity, and how to play safely.

Through our support of Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (JASA), students are introduced to the world of business, learning financial and entrepreneurial skills. We partner with JASA to offer courses, including Dollars with Sense and Diversity in the Workplace, to several schools in our service area, and provide career mentors through the Junior Achievement Company Program.

In 2015, we began a partnership with Calgary Reads to kick off the Rocky View Reads program. Our employees visit schools in Cochrane, Airdrie and Chestermere to read with kindergarten and grade one students to encourage life-long reading.

We are proud to support the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) through CAREERS. RAP allows high school students to earn credits toward an apprenticeship program and a high school diploma at the same time. We continue to place the maximum allowable number of RAP students with jobs all across Alberta. It's a perfect opportunity for us to seek future power line technicians!

Alberta 4-H believes in learning by doing, and we’re their partner in a number of programs:

  • Work Bee Clean-up
  • Alberta 4-H Leaders Conference
  • Scholarship program
  • Alberta 4-H Summer Camping Program, providing 700 students the opportunity to build leadership skills
  • Community Cares Contest, offering cash prizes for cleaning up or repairing community property

We support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and on-site ambulances for more than 35 rodeos each season to keep our cowboys and cowgirls safe.

Supporting the environment

We balance keeping the power on with keeping the birds safe through partnerships like the Birds of Prey Foundation and the Greater Sage Grouse Recovery Project.

The Sage grouse has been federally listed as endangered since 1998, and their numbers continue to drop. Our investment in their recovery supports the recovery of the rapidly declining Alberta population with birds from healthy populations in Montana. Our partners in the Greater Sage Grouse Recovery Project are the Alberta Ministry of Sustainable Resource Development, the University of Calgary and the government of Montana.

Our employees set up to shred Christmas trees in communities including Airdrie, Okotoks, Black Diamond, Redwood Meadows and Stony Plain. You can feel better about your tree disposal, and the clippings are used as mulch in municipal landscaping.

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Community Grants

Our annual community grants can help you plant trees, naturalize an area or create energy efficiency.

Learn more about our grants

Seek a donation or sponsorship

If you have a project, program or event that you’d like us to sponsor, first read our criteria then fill out our online application providing us as much information as possible, including who benefits from your initiative, and when and where it takes place.

Criteria for funding your initiative:

  • aligns with our priorities of safety, education and environment;
  • takes place within our service area; (See map)
  • shows creativity and describes the impact on your community and;
  • request submitted at least 30 days before your event.

We are unable to offer support to the following: individuals, religious organizations, third-party fundraisers, professional conventions, conferences or seminars (unless industry-related), travel for individuals or groups or political events.

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Learn about other grants and awards in your community

ZAP Program

ZAP Program

If you’re a teacher, book our 90-minute presentation to help keep your students safe around electricity.

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