Capital Power was pleased to support the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation (STARS) Critical Care & Transport Medicine Academy from 2010-2015.
Through this innovate education and training opportunity, vital health-care education is delivered to rural and urban medical professionals. Between 2009 and 2015, the Academy graduated over 140 emergency-care professionals who now have a unique and highly-specialized skill set.
Capital Power President & CEO, Brian Vaasjo, served on the STARS Board of Directors from 2008-2011 and in 2011 was appointed Board Chair of STARS Society where he served until his term ended in September 2014.
In 2012, STARS nominated Capital Power for a National Philanthropy Day award in the education category for its commitment to the Academy. Capital Power’s support has helped STARS transition the program to a fully developed Academy focused on community capacity, quality of life and infrastructure for Albertans. To learn more about the Academy, watch their video on the STARS YouTube channel.
Capital Power has been a proud community partner of the ITU World Triathlon events in Edmonton in 2014 and 2015. The race is a world class event and a great opportunity for Edmontonians to witness some of the greatest athletes on the planet.
Capital Power was a founding partner with the Edmonton
Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). The three-year agreement assisted
the organization in getting established within the Edmonton community.
YPE Edmonton’s leadership team is dedicated to its
huge Edmonton-based community of professionals. From oil & gas, power, law,
politics and other energy sectors, YPE Edmonton brings together a cross section
of professionals to network. They hold regular events in Edmonton where
participants can learn from experts, network with peers, discover new
opportunities and be inspired. Learn more about the Edmonton chapter of Young Professionals in Energy.
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a
non-profit energy-industry professional networking organization with over 40,000
members worldwide. Its members include those in engineering, law, science,
policy and finance. By providing a forum for networking and career development
through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to
facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry.
Capital Power’s support of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club is a fundamental part of our Head Office Community Investment Program.
Capital Power’s advertising and promotional agreement with the Oilers have included a number of public service announcements at Oilers home games. These PSAs featured Edmonton Oiler players alongside several Capital Power employees as they demonstrate the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment and encouraged people to “Be Smart. Work Safe.”
Capital Power was pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Transform Alberta Summit: a forum cultivating transformational ideas for Alberta’s future. Capital Power President and CEO Brian Vaasjo was Co-Chair of the Transform Alberta Summit together with Ruth Kelly, President and CEO Venture Publishing.
The forum took place in Banff, Alberta in November 2012 and included a series of enriching discussions and perspectives from business, political, academic and community leaders on some of the major issues and opportunities facing the province of Alberta today and in the future.
Capital Power is striving to be one of North America’s most respected, reliable and competitive power producers; this opportunity is what drives our business – for our passion in the business, our integrity, our accountability and our team work. Our vision, like the summit, is about opportunity – finding it, evaluating it, capitalizing on it.
The Transform Alberta Summit engages business, political, academic and community leaders in a conversation on how this province can fulfill its expansive potential.
Since 2008, Edmonton's Next Gen has hosted 17 highly successful Pecha Kucha Nights. Capital Power is proud to have sponsored the twelve Pecha Kucha events from 2010 through 2013.
Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for 'the sound of chitchat', was devised in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects.
Each designer gives a presentation containing twenty images, each shown for twenty seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes forty seconds. These constraints challenge presenters to clarify their ideas and to match each thought with the perfect image.
Pecha Kucha is a grown-up "show and tell" night that gets people out from behind their computers and into a live situation with atmosphere, energy, and personal interaction. For more information on their events, please visit the the NextGen website.
Capital Power was proud to present Race Week Edmonton's Go Kit Derby in 2011 and 2012 which took place on the City of Edmonton's Victoria Hill. Capital Power employees and their families volunteered at the fun event, which provided kids with an exciting and memorable day behind of the wheel of their go kit racers.
Employee volunteers were eligible to contribute their hours to a $500.00 EmPowering Communities Volunteer Grant.
From 2009-2011, Capital Power supported Careers: The Next Generation through a three-year partnership agreement. Created in 1997, CAREERS is a unique industry-driven private/public partnership dedicated to the career development of Alberta's youth in the skilled trades.
Through CAREERS, Capital Power, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and industry partners representing the oil, gas and energy sectors introduced a Fourth Class Power Engineering pilot program for high school students.
The goal of the program is to prepare a talent pool of young, experienced and educated power engineers and to attract and retain the highly skilled work force necessary to power Alberta for the next generation. In 2009, Capital Power provided two paid summer internship positions for students living near our Genesee coal-fired power station. The program allows high-school students to leverage what they have learned in the classroom and gain valuable hands-on experience in the power engineering field while completing their high school diploma.
Upon successfully completing the program, students are eligible to write an exam administered by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association to earn their Fourth Class Power Engineering certification.