Community News, Awards & Programs

Being involved in and giving back to the communities that we serve is a vital part of our mission. Over the years, Alectra has been fortunate to work with many remarkable charities and people, volunteer locally and contribute to various programs. We invest in the future because making a positive impact makes everyone feel good and it helps to build the next generation of caring individuals.

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • Alectra was awarded the Caring Company designation by Imagine Canada again this year. We’re the first electric utility in Ontario to be awarded this designation.
  • Alectra contributed $405,326 to the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), a program developed by the Ontario Energy Board and provides a one-time grant to those living below the poverty line through social service agencies.
  • Alectra helped low-income customers reduce their energy costs through COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) that provides low income customers with monthly credits on their electricity bills.
  • Alectra contributed $915,000 to local charities and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Employees provided strong support to United Way by donating $64,182 in 2021 through payroll deductions.
  • Alectra also raised $177,430 for the United Way through the GetUp Challenge with our President and CEO, Brian Bentz.
  • Alectra employees volunteered, raised funds during the holidays and provided gifts to support local toy drives, food banks and other programs.
  • $87,992.26 raised through the 2021 Ride to Conquer Cancer for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
  • Alectra provided $250,000 over five years to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre to fund pioneering research into the mental health impacts including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), experienced by burn victims
  • Continued to provide underserved youth with life-changing outdoor experiences by giving $45,000 over three years to Outward Bound Canada to continue its Urban Adventure Program.
  • Committed $1.05 million over seven years in Trillium Health Partner’s Institute for Better Health to support life-changing mental health research for the community.
  • Established two major ED&I scholarships: the Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Scholarship at the Directors College in McMaster University, and the Alectra Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Undergraduate Awards in York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change.

See more in our Annual Sustainability Report.

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