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Community investment

Every year, FortisBC invests in a variety of community initiatives that support stronger, healthier BC communities.  We strongly encourage the active involvement of our employees by volunteering their time and energy towards the wellbeing of local communities.  Looking for funding to support for your community? Review our community investment guidelines and application.

We give where we live and work

Watch our video to learn how we give back to the communities where we live and work. 

 

Here are a few of the organizations we have supported. Additionally, see the social media coverage from 2016. 

​Osoyoos Desert Centre

FortisBC provided free school tours for students as they learn about their local ecosystem and how to preserve it. New signs were also provided to replace deteriorating signs.

 


A group of FortisBC staff got their hands dirty, removing a range of invasive species from Colquitz River Park.

Colquitz River Park

FortisBC employees volunteered with the District of Saanich to help restore a local park from ecological and economic impacts caused by the spread of invasive species.

 

​Crescent Valley Firefighters Foundation

FortisBC continually works with local firefighters to preserve safety in the community. The Crescent Valley Firefighters Foundation was presented with new gas detectors to test air quality.

 


Michael Mulcahy, President & CEO, FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc. (left) with Donald Lindsay, President & CEO, Teck Resources Ltd. (right) presented the Youth Inuit award to Laura Arngna’naaq (centre) from Ontario. Photo courtesy of Indspire, the 2016 Indspire Awards.

​Indspire Awards

FortisBC sponsored the Indspire Awards recognizing Indigenous professionals and youth who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and serve as invaluable role models for all Aboriginal Peoples.

 

Read our blog or view our corporate report to learn how we gave back to communities where we live and work.

 

 

Community Investment Guidelines

Apply for funding

​We consider requests in one or more of the following categories:

  • Safety – projects that promote natural gas and electrical safety, personal safety and accident avoidance 
  • Education – projects that promote natural gas and electrical trades, literacy, and leadership
  • Environment – projects that directly benefit the environment
  • Aboriginal initiatives – projects that meet the unique needs of Aboriginal communities
Limitations or exclusions
  • organizations or initiatives normally funded through any level of government
  • churches or other religious organizations
  • fraternal or labour organizations
  • projects located outside the FortisBC service areas
  • parent advisory councils (PAC)
Application process

​FortisBC receives hundreds of requests for donations or sponsorship support each year. We allocate community funding equitably across our service area and take into account any relevant existing sponsorship activities. Consideration is also given to providing volunteers where appropriate.

To help us evaluate opportunities, requests should be made using the FortisBC Request Application form. Applicants can expect a response within 30 days.

Please email us at fortisbccommunityinvestment@fortisbc.com.