Investing in People – Alectra’s 2024 Community Support Plan

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*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 $1.39 million to support programs and events that align with our focus areas for 2024. These focus areas 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 2024, Alectra is directing funding across our service territory towards the following focus areas: 

  • Food security $100,000 
  • Housing security/homelessness prevention $100,000 
  • ED&I and Indigenous scholarships and programs $166,988 
  • Environmental sustainability grants $131,500 
  • Community enrichment projects $98,000 
  • Sustainable healthcare initiatives $385,000 
  • Mental health support $350,000 

The list below provides an overview of the first set of organizations accepted for our 2024 AlectraCARES Community Support Program. More organizations and programs may 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

Focus Areas

Barrie Pride

Pride Pantry

Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie

Shelter Me Second Stage Housing

Youth Haven Barrie

Life Skills/Nutrition Program

Making Change SC

Black Youth Artist Exhibit

COPE Service Dogs

Canines in the Classroom

Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre 

Medicine Wheel Garden

Glowing Hearts Charity 

Food That Fuels

BTC Be the Change 

Black Child: Be Seen, Be Heard

Rotary Club of Barrie 

Festival of Trees


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Vision of Hope Resource Centre 

Breaking Barriers: A Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Service for Black and Racialized Groups in Brampton 

Regeneration Outreach

Coldest Night of the Year Brampton Downtown

City of Brampton

2024 Free Youth Drop In program

City of Brampton

2024 Parks Clean Ups

One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization

SWOLE Summer Camp - Brampton, ON

City of Brampton

2024 Winter Light Sponsorship

Families of Virtue - Non profit organization 

Families of Virtue - Back to School Community Event


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Second Harvest Canada

Food Rescue App Growth & Support in Guelph

Food4Kids Guelph

Weekend Food Program

Lakeside Hope House o/a Hope House Guelph

Guelph Seniors Community Food Market

Michael House Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services

NourishHER: Nourishing Futures for Vulnerable Mothers and their Families

Royal City Mission

Drop-In Meal Program

The Foundation of Guelph General hospital

Equipment Need: Vital Signs Monitor

Wyndham House 

Youth Emergency Supports and Wellness Program

Out on the Shelf 

Queer Library Programming

E3 Global Community Connections (E3GCC)

Multicultural Youth Club

Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County

LDAWC Community Workshop Series

Guelph Black Heritage Society

Heritage Hall Exhibit Expansion

Pollinator Partnership Canada

Project Wingspan


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Hamilton Food Share

Food Acquisition and Distribution Program

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

McMaster Children's Hospital Food Pantry Program

Mission Services

Good Food Centre

The Living Rock Ministries (known commonly as Living Rock Youth Resources)

Living Rock - Grocery Program

Trees for Hamilton

Trees for Hamilton 2024 Plantings


Wesley's Harm Reduction Housing

Interval House of Hamilton

Women's Education and Rural Support (WEARS) Program

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton)

Meals and Markets


IGNITE Program

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Marketplace

YWCA Hamilton

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

City of Hamilton 

HamOnt Youth Summit 2024

Sisters in Sync 

You Go, Girl! Awards


Wesley's Christmas & Holiday Program

Bay Area Science Fair 


McMaster Energy Association (MEA)

McMaster Energy Week 2023/2024


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

360kids Support Services


Cycling Without Age York Region

Seniors Program

10,000 Trees for the Rouge

2024 Community Tree Planting Events

Markham and East York Agricultural Society 

Markham Fair

Big Brothers Big Sisters Peel York 

Youth Mental Health & Mentoring

City of Markham 

Canada Day

City of Markham 

Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

City of Markham 


CAYR Community Connections 

Compassion Fund & Practical Supports

Moon Festival Organizing Committee 

2024 Moon Festival


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

EveryMind Mental Health Services

Not Alone: Youth Mental Health Care

The Corporation of the City of Mississauga

2024 Mississauga Celebration Square Events

The Mississauga Food Bank


ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development

Respite Services

Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition Centre 

Bare Necessities

Dorothy Ley Hospice

Preventative Mental Health Interventions in a Palliative Care Setting

The Dam - Develop Assist Mentor

Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) 2024

Mississauga Arts Council

Boxes and Banners/Murals with MAC

Peel Children's Aid Foundation

Infant Wellness

Carassauga Festival Inc.

Carassauga Festival of Cultures

Safe City Mississauga 

Justice Luncheon

St. Catharines

Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

One-on-One Mental Health Counselling & Play Therapy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara

Supporting St. Catharines Vulnerable Youth

Distress Centre Niagara

Crisis responder recruitment campaign

Pathstone Foundation

Walk-in Clinic 2024

Niagara Children's Centre

Help Kids Shine Campaign

Niagara Health Foundation 

Celebration of Lights


Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism

Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Program (EIBI)

Hospice Vaughan

Harmony of Compassion: Music Therapy at Hospice Vaughan

City of Vaughan

2024 Vaughan Celebrates Program

Room for a Child 

Room for a Child 2024

Earth Hour Vaughan 

Earth Hour Vaughan Event

The Food Bank of York Region 

Food Relief to Fight Food Insecurity in York Region

Other regions

Organization / Program

Focus Areas

WOW Living 

Community Shower

Bradford West Gwillimbury Friends of the Library 

The Culture@BWG Initiative

Town of Aurora 

Aurora's Youth Innovation Fair

Town of Aurora 

Aurora's Multicultural Festival

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation 

Essential Medical Equipment

Wendat Community Programs 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Blue Door Support Services 

Coldest Night of the Year 2024

Odeiwin Foundation 

Odeiwin: Connect 2024

Service Territory

Organization / Program

Focus Areas

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Keep MOBYSS in Motion


CNIB Come To Work

Ecologos Environmental Organization 

#LaterNoMore: Lesson Plans for Students

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity (JACC) 

Crisis Program 

Mosaic Institute for Harnessing Diversity (Common Name: The Mosaic Institute) 

Next Generation Program


Nankind's Program for Children

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario 

POGO Financial Assistance Program

The Cedarbrook Society o/a The Darling Home for Kids 

Respite Care and Family Support Programs

Easter Seals Ontario 

Equipment Funding Program

Furniture Bank 

Furniture Bank’s Home Furnishing Essentials Program

Scientists in School 

Empowering Disadvantaged Children Through STEM Education

Our Youth at Work Association 

Alectra Champions Impacting the Lives of Future Leaders in Ontario

Earth Rangers 

2024 Earth Rangers School Assembly Program

Children's Aid Foundation of Canada 

Post-Secondary Education Scholarship




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