Our Community Investment Commitment:
We are committed to investing 1% of pre-tax profit in the communities where we live and operate to make a positive impact in the areas of equity and culture, wellbeing and climate action.
We Provide Support in the Following Impact Areas:
Wellbeing: Building healthy communities where everyone can thrive.
- Physical health & safety
- Mental health
- Social services & basic needs
Equity & Culture: Providing resources and supporting change to increase equity and inclusion for all and to celebrate our diverse cultures.
- Diversity and inclusion initiatives
- Equitable opportunities across race and gender
- Celebrations of community diversity and culture
Climate Action: Leading action, education and implementation of technologies and practices to strengthen the resiliency of our communities in the face of climate change.
- Climate action and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education
- Environmental initiatives (reducing emissions, protecting the environment, community gardens, local farmers markets, etc.)
- Renewables or carbon-reduction research, training and scholarships
Building a Brighter Future – Together!
We’re excited to collaborate with innovative organizations and partners making significant impacts on the vibrancy, wellbeing and overall sustainability of our communities. Celebrating our roots, growing with our business and supporting sustainability-driven causes from our hometown in Edmonton and across Canada and U.S., these are examples of some of our impact partnerships.
Our Employees in the Community
We are proud of the active community participation and leadership demonstrated by our employees. They donate their time, talent and skills as coaches, volunteers and board members. Some support community fundraising initiatives, others lend their skills and talent to local community organizations, and many make personal financial contributions. We’re pleased to support their community spirit in the following ways:
Empower Hours: Employees and their families who volunteer a minimum of 15 hours in a calendar year can receive a grant to be donated by Capital Power to a non-profit organization of the employee’s choice. Grants range from $250-$1,000 and over $760,000 has been directed by employees through this program since 2010.
Generosity: Capital Power matches employee charitable donations up to $500 annually. Employees are free to direct matched funds towards any registered charity in Canada or the U.S. Over $1,000,000 in employee donations have been matched to North American charities through Generosity since the program was launched in 2015.