The Community Grant Program supports Husky employees who volunteer in their communities and the organizations they care about. It is one way Husky gives back.
The program is driven by employees, providing funding to local non-profit and charitable organizations where they have invested their time and energy. Here are some of the community organizations benefitting from Husky volunteers:
Rainbow Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Rainbow Lake, Albertaís volunteer fire department includes 11 Husky employees. Funds from the Husky Energy Community Grant Program will help pay for extraction tools that can be used to help remove victims from vehicle collisions.
Childrenís Cottage Society, Calgary
The Childrenís Cottage Society is receiving funds for their Crisis Nursery, Child Development Program, food and transportation to get needy families to the Nursery quickly and safely.
Parkinson Society, Newfoundland and Labrador
Funds from the Husky Energy Community Grant Program will be used to purchase fitness weights and training equipment for a new weekly exercise program for the Parkinson Society, Newfoundland and Labrador that will help keep Parkinson's symptoms from progressing rapidly in participants who are in the early stages of the disease.
Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association
Supported by a volunteer staff, developing grassroots programming for nearly 12,000 participants has been a priority for the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association. Funds from Huskyís Community Grant Program will help support a three day training session for participants in the classroom and on the field.
Border Blades Speed Skating Club, Lloydminster
Children and youth who participate in the Border Blades Speed Skating Club in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan will receive funds for speed skating equipment from the Husky Energy Community Grant Program thanks to the volunteer efforts of a Husky Employee. The not-for-profit club will also use the funds to help renovate their space.
Cold Lake Alpine Ski Society
Through the dedication of parents as volunteer coaches, Cold Lake Alpine Ski Society in Cold Lake, Alberta provides coaching and development for participants ranging from 4 to 20 years of age. The Husky Community Grant Program will provide funds to purchase safety netting to be used on the ski hill during races and race training.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George
As a volunteer big sister, a Husky employee in Prince George, B.C. spends two to three hours per week with her little sister providing positive support and guidance. As a result of her volunteer time with Big Brothers Big Sisters Prince George, the Husky Community Grant Program will provide funds for entertainment activities and after-school care.
Daffodil Place is a 24 room facility in St. Johnís, Newfoundland operated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Cancer Society. Supported by volunteers, including a Husky employee, funds from the Husky Community Grant Program will help cover the cost of guest patients who need to travel to St. Johnís to receive care.