At Capital Power, we're proud of the active community participation of our employees. Some donate their time as coaches, volunteers and board members, some support community fundraising initiatives, and others lend their skills and talent to local community organizations. Our employees are committed to helping make their local communities safer, stronger, and better places to live and work.
Through the committed efforts of our employees, Capital Power supports an array of broad-reaching community projects that touch the lives of many.
Community Leadership Program
Capital Power’s Community Leadership Program (CLP) provides opportunities for our executives to volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise on non-profit community boards. The program matches our senior executives’ interests and skills with opportunities that contribute to the betterment of our community. Over time, the program will include Capital Power’s Senior Management Team.
Participating in the CLP allows our leaders to gain insight into the community’s needs while providing opportunity for them to contribute their expertise to help organizations achieve their goals. This program supports our vision of being respected for the way we operate our business and for our involvement in our communities.
Current Executive placement on Community Boards:
Capital Power is proud to support the United Way as one of the flagship initiatives under our community investment strategy and stands by its efforts to create positive lasting change and building better communities.
Capital power’s third annual United Way campaign ran for three weeks in October 2012 and raised $374,000. This total includes special event fundraising and a corporate match. Collectively, Capital Power employees through Canada and the United States contributed over $170,000 through personal pledges, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the company.
Employees are offered the opportunity to designate their pledge to benefit the United Way and its programs or to direct all or part of their donations to a non-profit of their choice through the United Way. Employee pledges are matched by the company and directed to their local communities to assist efforts to address the community’s long-term needs.
United Way Days of Caring
Capital Power encourages employees in Canada and the U.S. to participate in United Way Days of Caring as an opportunity for team-building and to raise community awareness by helping local social welfare agencies in their communities. In 2012, over 96 employees participated in 11 Day of Caring events.
Days of Caring bring the United Way, community agencies, and employee groups together to provide a ‘hands-on’ experience where employees complete various projects for charitable or non-profit organizations. Some of the agencies where Capital Power employees completed their Day of Caring include: Leduc & District Food Bank, Hope Mission, Mustard Seed, San Diego Food Bank, Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre and Edmonton’s Homeless Connect.
EmPowering Communities encourages employee volunteerism and recognizes the valuable gifts of time, skill and knowledge that employees give to the community.
Employees and their families who volunteer a combined minimum of 35 hours in a calendar year can apply for a $500 grant to be donated by Capital Power to a non-profit or charitable community service organization of the employee’s choice. Employees who refer co-workers to participate in the program for the first time are eligible to direct a referral grant of $250 to a non-profit or charitable service organization.
In 2012, 155 employees were involved in the program and 34 employees participated for the first time after being referred by a colleague. More than 15,000 hours in volunteer time were reported by employees and their families in 2012. In recognition of this dedication, we contributed $86,000 to non-profit organizations across North America.
2012 EmPowering Communities
Grants were provided to a wide variety of organizations, including:
- Alberta Ballet Company
- Boy Scouts of America
- Breton Minor Soccer (Alberta)
- Community Concepts Incorporated - Head Start (Maine)
- Covenant House (British Columbia)
- Gilmore Park Community League (Alberta)
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut
- Howth Society of Irish Dancing (Calgary)
- Inn From the Cold Society (Calgary)
- Londonderry Child Development Society (Alberta)
- Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (British Columbia)
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Open Shelves Food Pantry (Rhode Island)
- San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
- Turner Athletic Association (Maine)
- Wellesley Youth Football (Massachusetts)
Last Reviewed: May 3,, 2013