Corporate Responsibility Report 2013


In 2013, we provided support of $1.17 million* to charitable organizations and programs in communities in which we do business. We help to preserve and strengthen community character, ecology, and cultural heritage.

Community investment in 2013 included support for the following:

  • Alberta Emerald Foundation, AB
  • Art Gallery of Alberta, AB
  • Campbell River Salmon Festival, BC
  • Castor & District Rodeo, AB
  • Citadel Theatre, AB
  • Discovery Passage SeaLife Society, BC
  • Dungannon Truck & Tractor Pull, ON
  • Goderich Children's Festival, ON
  • GRID Alternatives Solarthon, CA
  • Grizfest Music Festival, BC
  • Halkirk & District Senior Centre, AB
  • Halkirk Elks Bullarama, AB
  • Huron Country Christmas Bureau, ON
  • Leduc Country Parks and Recreation - Genesee Teddy Bear Picnic, AB
  • Lucknow Agricultural Society - 150th Fall Fair, ON
  • Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce Personality Festival, NC
  • Special Olympics North Carolina, NC
  • Thorsby Christmas Elves, AB
  • Tumbler Ridge Children's Centre Society, BC
  • University of Alberta, AB
  • Warburg Cultural Society - Art Gala, AB

*The $1.17 million includes $60,000 relative to our New England communities. Capital Power's New England facilities were sold in November 2013.

Supporting festivals and community events

  • Our sponsorship of the annual SalmonFest Celebrations in Campbell River, B.C. provided free activities and rides for children while supporting the community’s heritage sport of logging. The annual August event brings together nearly 5,000 people for a weekend of celebrations.
  • As a sponsor of Bullarama in Halkirk, AB, we helped bring the rodeo and family activities to the community.
  • In Ontario, near our Kingsbridge I wind-power facility, we supported the Dungannon Truck & Tractor Super Pull. Thousands of community members came together for this popular event.
  • For the fourth year in a row, we were part of the Grizfest Music Festival in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. The 2013 summer festival welcomed more than 1,500 people to enjoy the talents of local musicians and artists.
  • In the Ontario community of Goderich, we supported the annual Goderich Children’s Festival, which offers free activities and programming for elementary school children.

In 2013, we assisted programs for people in need.

  • When Edmonton’s Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe suffered a devastating fire, Capital Power employees donated over 700 items of clothing and personal items for men, women, and children to help re-stock the Shoppe.
  • Together with our partners in the K2 Wind Project in Ontario, we contributed to the Huron County Christmas Bureau and the Huron County Food Bank.
  • Employees at the Genesee Generating Station collected holiday donations in support of the Thorsby Christmas Elves by providing Christmas hampers and gifts to families who are unable to afford traditional Christmas celebrations. Capital Power matched employee’s donations.
  • Capital Power’s Edmonton office supported the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton by providing a festive meal to Edmonton families in need.
  • Hope Mission:
    • Employees at the Clover Bar Energy Centre collected donations for the Tegler Youth Centre, a subsidiary of Hope Mission, which offers drop-in activities for inner-city and low income youth. Capital Power matched these funds.
    • Employees donated over $1,200 along with bottled water and non-perishable food items to Hope Mission during the hot summer months. Capital Power provided an additional contribution for the purchase of bottled water for Hope Mission’s clients.

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