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Community Investment Partnerships

AltaLink’s community investment program, Linked to Our Communities, is all about supporting the communities where we live and work.

Powerful Giving

$61M for Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies for Kids

AltaLink has been the presenting partner of the Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies for Kids program since 2015. Funds raised help support more than 200 youth-based charities across Alberta every year. To date, the tournament has raised more than $100 million, positively impacting thousands of children. Learn more about AltaLink’s Birdies for Kids at www.shawcharityclassic.com.

Legacy builder with Alberta 4-H

Partnering with Alberta 4-H allows AltaLink to support rural Alberta, where a large part of our operations occur. AltaLink has been a sponsor of Alberta 4-H since 2005, currently as the Legacy Builder sponsor and the title sponsor of all regional, district, and provincial communications and public speaking programs. For more information about Alberta 4-H, visithttps://www.4hab.com/.

Generational investment with STARS

In 2022, AltaLink made a $1.2 million generational investment to support STARS’ Keep the Fight in Flight campaign. The campaign launched in 2018 to  renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with nine Airbus H145 helicopters. STARS can turn a tragic event into a life-saving one. We’re incredibly proud to support the important work they do to deliver critical care to patients living, working or playing in rural and remote areas, including our own employees. Find out more about STARS by visiting www.stars.ca.

Supporting the United Way through Powerful Giving

Our annual Powerful Giving campaign supports United Way agencies and other registered charities across Alberta. We have held this campaign since 2002 and we’re proud to have raised approximately $11 million to support the communities where we live and operate.

The fall campaign includes a variety of engaging events and activities to bring our teams together for a good cause. We aim to increase awareness about the different challenges impacting Albertans, and employees, contractors and retirees are able to make a donation to the United Way or a registered charity of their choice. In 2023, we raised more than $800,000 for the United Way, when combined with AltaLink’s charitable match.

For more information about the United Way, visit www.calgaryunitedway.org.

Empowering women through Women+Power

AltaLink is a proud sponsor of Women+Power, a community developed for women of all levels of experience who work in or with Alberta’s power industry. They aim to create opportunities for women, supported by initiatives, programs and resources that support women in their careers. To learn more about Women+Power, visit www.womenpower.ca.

Coming together with Calgary Corporate Challenge

Every year, AltaLink employees come together to participate in Calgary Corporate Challenge. We engage in friendly competition against other local companies and take part in giving opportunities to make a difference in the community. Learn more about Calgary Corporate Challenge events at www.calgarycorporatechallenge.com.

Powerful Employees

Days of Caring

An important component of AltaLink’s community investment program is our Days of Caring Program, where AltaLink sponsors a day of employee volunteering at a selected charity. Some of the organizations AltaLink has donated volunteer resources to recently include:

Canadian Blood Services Partner for Life

AltaLink is proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services as a Partner for Life. Group blood donations are organized for employees throughout the year through this program.

Powerful Education

We are committed to investing in the next leaders of Alberta, and we are proud to support them in reaching their goals through our scholarship program.

Indigenous Scholarships

In 2007, AltaLink launched its Indigenous scholarship program. This program recognizes leaders in the Indigenous community by offering scholarships to Indigenous students attending post-secondary institutions. Each year, eight eligible students from Treaties 6, 7, 8, and Alberta’s Métis communities receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Up to half of the yearly awards may be given to students enrolled in programs specific to the electricity transmission sector, depending on their application qualifications. In Alberta, education programs in the electricity transmission sector include:

  • Electrical engineering technology
  • Electrical or telecommunications engineering
  • Powerline Technician Apprenticeship
  • Power System Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Pre-apprenticeship – Powerline or Power Systems Technician (programs must prepare students to write the first-year apprenticeship exam)
  • Utility Tree Worker and Utility Tree Trimmer Safety Training (Professional Vegetation Managers Association recognized course)

Application deadlines are February 1, August 1, and November 1. To apply, please visit www.indspirefunding.ca/altalink.

AltaLink Centennial Scholarship

AltaLink launched the Centennial Scholarship program in 2005. This program is directed to students from rural Alberta planning to attend or currently attending post-secondary institutions.

The awards are available to students attending the following Alberta post-secondary institutions:

Detailed eligibility requirements are available at each of the post-secondary institutions.