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Community

Fortis was founded on the principles of leadership and excellence

We recognize that our growth is made possible through leadership in service, reliability and commitment to employees. Part of that leadership is a commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. Fortis believes that success as an organization depends on the well-being of the communities in which our employees live and work. We have a proud history of leadership in community involvement as Fortis, its subsidiaries and employees offer their time, energy and financial contributions to literally hundreds of initiatives in the areas of health, education, environmental stewardship and culture.

Here is one of many initiatives that Fortis is proud to support:

The First World War and the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel were pivotal events in the history of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Fortis has made a $3.25 million commitment to the Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Campaign to support the commemoration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s contributions to the First World War and the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.

Our investment enabled The Rooms Museum to complete a new exhibit, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery, and an outdoor site that includes the Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery is a place where people from every nook and cranny in this great province of ours can go to trace their family connections to the war, where school children can learn about their ancestors' role in shaping our province's place in history, and where the collective stories of our forefathers can be shared and remembered by future generations. The Courtyard and Amphitheatre offers a special space for families with personal connections to the First World War and the public to contemplate the sacrifices of those who served. The Fortis Courtyard and Amphitheatre was unveiled to the public in a ceremony on July 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Beaumont-Hamel.

The contribution from Fortis is the largest known corporate donation ever made to a cultural institution in Atlantic Canada.

 

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Sing You Home: The Rooms Museum has produced a moving video to honour the families and communities who had to rebuild after the loss of loved ones to the First World War.

Click here to watch the Sing You Home video.

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Fortis utilities share that commitment to community service

Our companies are spread across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean but there is one principle that they all share: a commitment to engagement with and support for their communities. In areas of health, education, safety and the environment, our employees are making a difference.

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ITC’s unwavering commitment to safety

ITC Midwest worked with Iowa’s Governor on a multi-utility initiative to focus on driver safety across the state. Iowa moved to expand its Move Over or Slow Down law on July 1, 2017 to include utility trucks and garbage and recycling trucks that have lights flashing. In accordance with Iowa state law, drivers pledge to move over or slow down when approaching stationary vehicles with flashing lights activated. Learn more
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UNS Energy celebrates 125 years community service

Tucson Electric Power is celebrating 125 years of service to the Tucson community with special volunteer projects, donation drives and events. It’s the utility’s way of saying thanks to its customers for a long, rich history in southern Arizona. Learn more
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FortisBC teams up with Habitat for Humanity

FortisBC has a proud history of service to BC communities. From corporate and matching employee donations to investing in community programs and an employee-run charity, FortisBC employees believe in giving back where they live and work. Learn more
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Central Hudson proud sponsor of local American Heart Association

For the seventh consecutive season, Central Hudson has been proud to sponsor the local American Heart Association (AHA) Chapter of BetterU. Learn more
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FortisAlberta looks to the STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) delivers emergency medical training throughout rural Alberta. FortisAlberta has been a proud supporter since 2002. Learn more
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The Power of Life at Newfoundland Power

Newfoundland Power's corporate charity, The Power of Life, has helped raise $3.7 million to support cancer care in Newfoundland & Labrador. Learn more
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Maritime Electric community investment

At Maritime Electric we take a grassroots approach to community investment. Our goal is to reach as many organizations and events across Prince Edward Island as possible. Learn more
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FortisOntario committed to preserving history

The companies that make up FortisOntario are geographically separated but share the commitment to support the communities in which they work and live. Learn more
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CUC's Children’s Fund is there to help

CUC's Children’s Fund donated $15,000 to 5 deserving charities on Grand Cayman. Learn more
 
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FortisTCI promotes achievement in science

Since 2009, FortisTCI has sponsored the FortisTCI Turks and Caicos Islands National Science Fair, which is held in collaboration with the TCI Ministry of Education during Education Week in early March. Learn more
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