Investing in People – Alectra’s 2023 Community Support Plan

AlectraCARES Community Map

*Captures funding directed to organizations offering programs accessible to all communities in Alectra's Service Territory.


Every year, the AlectraCARES Community Support Program invests over $1 million into the communities we serve. These funds empower not-for-profit organizations and charities that share our vision to build sustainable communities to meet the needs of present and future generations. 

This year, we’ve committed $1.3 million to support programs and events that align with our sustainability pillars – people, planet and performance. These pillars ensure our funding continues to improve the health, safety, environment and well-being of our customers, employees and communities. 

While a portion of Alectra’s annual giving is application-based, we also engage in multi-year partnerships that require consistent support to create significant impact in our communities. In 2023, Alectra committed over $650,000 across our service territory towards the following focus areas: 

  • Mental health support $215,000
  • Housing security/homelessness prevention $213,000 
  • ED&I scholarships $42,000 
  • Environmental sustainability grants $20,000 
  • Community enrichment projects $12,000 
  • Sustainable healthcare initiatives $160,000 

The list below provides an overview of the first set of organizations accepted for our 2023 AlectraCARES Community Support Program. More organizations and programs will be supported throughout the year as we align with the changing priorities of our communities. See our latest news releases for major community updates.


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Women's and Children's Shelter of Barrie

International Women's Day Luncheon

Rotary Club of Barrie

Festival of Trees

Youth Haven

Coldest Night of the Year

Making Change

The Mosaic of Black Culture - Immerse into Canadian Caribbean History


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel

Youth Mental Health & Mentoring

City of Brampton

2023 Full Year Free Youth Drop-In Programs

City of Brampton

Canada Day 2023

City of Brampton

Winter Lights Festival 2023

Restoration And Empowerment For Social Transition (REST) Centres 

REST Centres Transition Housing


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Guelph and District Multicultural Festival Inc. 

37th Guelph and District Multicultural Festival

Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services 

Supportive Housing Program - Counselling Services

Royal City Mission

Drop in Meal Program

Second Harvest Canada

Food Rescue App Growth & Support in Guelph

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital

Tour de Guelph 2023

Wyndham House

Youth Emergency Supports and Wellness Program


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Marketplace

Greater Hamilton Food Share

Food Acquisition and Distribution Program

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton

Repair Rescue 2023

Interval House of Hamilton

Food Fund

Living Rock Youth Resources

Rock Resources: Life-Skill & Work Readiness Program

Nanny Angel Network

Nanny Angel Network Programs in Hamilton

Our Youth at Work Association

Preparing the Most Vulnerable People for the Workplace

Wesley (Wesley Urban Ministries)

Wesley Supportive Housing for Additions & Mental Health

Wesley (Wesley Urban Ministries)

Wesley Autumn Harvest Dinner

YWCA Hamilton

The Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Hamilton

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

10000 Trees for the Rouge

2023 Community Tree Planting at Hillmount Valley

Blue Door Support Services

Coldest Night of the Year 2023

Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre (MSCPC)

MSCPC Practical Support 2023


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Black Youth Success

The Black Youth Scholarship Initiative (BYSI)

BTC Be The Change

Black Girls Rock Social Event

Camp Quality Canada

Camp Quality Southern Ontario

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada

Black and Bi-racial Skincare and Haircare Program

Life of Hope Foundation Canada

Food Relief for Low-Income Families

Mississauga Arts Council

Boxes and Banners/Murals with MAC

Peel Children's Aid Foundation

Infant Wellness

The Corporation of the City of Mississauga

 2023 Celebration Square Events

The Dam - Develop Assist Mentor

Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) 2023

The Mississauga Food Bank


St. Catharines

Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North and West Niagara

Supporting North & West Niagara's Vulnerable Youth

Niagara's Children's Centre

Help Kids Shine Campaign

Niagara's Children's Centre

Superhero Run

Niagara Health Foundation

Celebration of Lights, Big Move Cancer Ride, Kids Ultimate Challenge

Start Me Up Niagara

Coldest Night of the Year 2023


Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Youth Mentoring

City of Vaughan

2023 Vaughan Celebrates Program

Furniture Bank

Furniture Bank's Home Furnishing Essentials Program

Hospice Vaughan

Hospice Vaughan Music Therapy Program

Shining Through Centre

Intensive Behavioural Intervention

Other regions

Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

360kids Support Services

360° Experience 2023

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Essential Hospital Equipment Needs

The Cedarbrook Society o/a The Darling Home for Kids

Family Support Programs

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

2023 Dreams Program

Town of Aurora

Aurora's Arctic Adventure

Town of Aurora

Santa Under the Stars Parade

All Service Territory

Organization / Program

Sustainability Pillars

Canadian Roots Exchange

CREation & AlectraCARES - working together for Reconciliation

Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers School Assembly Program

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity

Crisis Program

Mealshare Aid Foundation

Expanding to Help End Youth Hunger in Hamilton

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers 

National Engineering Month 2023


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