Community Partnerships

A commitment to the community 

From a corporate level down to each individual employee, giving back to the community is a core part of ARC’s beliefs. We have grown a strong sense of community here through financial support, volunteerism, health and wellness programs, and arts, education, and culture programs, as we strive to contribute to the well-being of the communities we operate in. 

ARC often partners with organizations to provide multi-year commitments for funding special projects, in an effort to create lasting change and long-term results.

Learn more about our funding principles and how to submit a request below.

Below are some highlights from special projects ARC has partnered with:

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre

The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (“CAC”) is Alberta’s first full-service facility providing support for children, youth and families impacted by abuse. The Centre brings together six partner organizations: Calgary Police Service, Child and Family Services, Alberta Health Services, Crown Prosecutor, the RCMP and Alberta Education. The goal of this close collaboration and integration is to more effectively meet the needs of victims, while adhering to the requirements of the investigative and judicial process.

To learn more visit the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre website.

United Way

United Way

The United Way provides individuals and families the opportunity to improve their quality of life allowing them to reach their potential. The organization drives change in three focus areas: poverty, kids and communities. All areas of the community are brought together to address social issues and develop long-term strategies to solve them. The United Way is able to make a lasting impact by taking dollars raised and investing in collaborations, change initiatives and agency partners that work to strengthen the communities we live in. ARC is a proud supporter of the United Way and its many initiatives.

Learn more about the United Way


STARS Foundation

The STARS Foundation provides emergency medical care and transportation to critically ill or injured patients across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The emergency air ambulance service provided by STARS provides a lifeline for many of those working and living in remote areas. STARS is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on government, corporate and community support. ARC is proud to be an ongoing supporter of STARS.

To learn more visit the STARS website.


Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business was established at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in 2011. The centre will deliver a new model of leadership development, education and research that is currently unprecedented in Canada. ARC is one of four founding donors who have committed to support the creation and development of the centre over the next 10years.

“Organizations that are deliberate about creating strong culture and leadership values have greater success over the long term. Integrating a deeper level of leadership development into business education will prepare students with the capabilities to engage in this challenge.” - John Dielwart, Director

Making Changes

Making Changes

Making Changes supports women in transition to help them overcome barriers by providing resources that give women confidence as they establish themselves in their communities, among their peers, neighbours and a new life. Making Changes works with more than 100 referral partners representing immigrant and human services agencies, community groups, education, health, and business. The organization assists over 2,000 women and teenage girls each year to build a better future for themselves and their families.

Visit the Making Changes website to learn about their programs.

Funding Application Request Details


  • The organization should be located in and/or serving an ARC community.
  • The organization should be a registered charity or an established non-profit community organization.
  • The organization must be in sound financial condition.

Limitations and Exclusions

Except in special circumstances as determined by ARC, donations will not be made in support of the following:

  • individuals
  • religious organizations (except for those with non-faith based purposes)
  • third-party fundraisers
  • professional conventions, conferences or seminars, unless industry related
  • travel for individuals or groups
  • programs located outside of the regions or communities where ARC does business
  • political events

How to Submit a Request

To ensure your request moves through our review process efficiently, we have an online application form where you are able to input key details on your organization and request. Please use the online form when sending funding requests to our Community Investment and Sponsorships team.

The online application will:

  • streamline the process and make it easier for us to track your application
  • support our commitment to the environment by reducing paper usage
  • facilitate a more efficient response to your request

Apply For Funding

At ARC, we believe in accountability and measuring progress towards our 
commitments to the environment, our people, and the community

After You Submit Your Application

  • Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. It can take up to six weeks for us to review your request.
  • We appreciate your patience while we review your request.