Community investment

Giving back is core to our culture

Long-term partnerships that create long-lasting impacts are at the heart of our community giving program. We are proud to support the communities where we live and operate through corporate giving, employee donations and ongoing volunteerism.

Our people are passionate about giving back. We roll up our sleeves to support our communities through ARC Days of Caring, fundraising campaigns and events.

Doubling the impact

We support our employees in making meaningful contributions to the community causes they care about most. Through our Donation Matching Program, employees can donate up to $500 each year to thousands of Canadian causes and receive a company match to double the impact.

Our goal is to commit a minimum of $3 million annually to community development initiatives.

Our giving focus areas

Active and Vibrant Communities

We invest in initiatives that foster connection, celebrate diversity, encourage physical activity, and bring people together in meaningful ways.

Organizations in this area are focused on:

  • Championing local sports and recreation activities
  • Providing services and events for community groups
  • Constructing and maintaining social infrastructure (hospitals, schools and recreation centres)
  • Supporting the arts and arts-based programming

Healthy, Safe and Resilient People

We support the physical and mental health, well-being and safety of our people, their loved ones, and the communities in which we operate. 

Organizations in this area are focused on:

  • Investing in educational health programs and health research
  • Facilitating access to mental health care and promoting mental health awareness
  • Supporting emergency response in cities and rural areas
  • Addressing critical needs in our communities, including food access, food security, and emergency shelter

Skilled and Prepared Future Generations

We support programs that enable educational opportunities and development tools for future generations to be proficient and prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

Organizations in this area are focused on:

  • Providing equitable access to opportunities for youth throughout our operating areas
  • Supporting programs that build confidence and life skills
  • Educating on potential career paths, opportunities, job training, and future-ready knowledge

Where we invest

We support causes and organizations that serve the communities near our operations: Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Valleyview, Calgary and other areas near our operations. 



To be eligible to receive funding from ARC, your organization should:
  • Be located in or serving an ARC community
  • Have a registered charity number or be an established non-profit community organization
  • Be in sound financial condition

Limitations and exclusions

Except in special circumstances, donations will not be made to the following:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations
  • Programs outside of the regions or communities where ARC does business
  • Political organizations or advocacy groups
  • Organizations supporting international, foreign affairs and national security
  • Government and public administration
  • For-profit businesses
  • Professional development organizations, industry/trade associations
  • Grantmaking foundations

Apply for funding

Submit an application to receive support for community initiatives that align with our areas of focus. 

We review proposals on an ongoing basis. Please allow up to eight weeks for your application to be reviewed.  

Need extra assistance?

For questions regarding the process or status of your application:

[email protected]

Making an impact

Our long-term community partners

Learn more

For more information on our emissions management program and performance, read our 2023 ESG Update or review our comprehensive 2022 ESG Report.


March 26, 2024

ARC commits $1.25 million to Energy Wing Expansion at Ronald McDonald House

March 12, 2024

ARC makes $5 million donation to Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre

December 15, 2022

ARC delivers some cheer to local food banks during the holiday season

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