Giving Back

Celebrating “community” by investing where we live, work and play

Community Investment

TransAlta seeks to invest in communities where we can have meaningful impact and enhance the quality of life where our employees work and live. Our investments fill a recognized need and build the sustainability of the communities where we operate.

Along with in-kind assistance, TransAlta has identified four priority areas which we are committed to supporting:

  1. Arts & Culture
  2. Environment
  3. Education & Leadership
  4. Health & Human Services

 

Current Community Partnerships

TransAlta Performing Arts Studio

In 2017, TransAlta, along with the Calgary Stampede Foundation, proudly unveiled the TransAlta Performing Arts Studio at Stampede Park. The 13,000 square-foot studio was designed to provide Calgary’s youth a year-round facility to rehearse, train and celebrate the arts. Open to both Calgary Stampede foundation programing and Calgary’s youth performing arts groups, the TransAlta Performing Arts Studio will promote youth achievement and the community for years to come.

Centralia College

The TransAlta Student Commons is a central piece of the emerging Centralia College Campus. This 70,000 square foot structure is the new home for the Admissions and Registrations, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Student Programs, the college bookstore, cafeteria and technology classrooms. The new addition to the campus also provides 500 seat dining and meeting space available to the campus and the community. TransAlta invested $500,000 toward the Centralia College Foundation’s capital campaign.

Honens

TransAlta is proud to sponsor Honens as the National Laureate Circle Partner to help inspiring pianists begin their professional career in music. Every three years, the best pianists from around the world gather in Calgary, Alberta for one of Canada’s premier piano competitions and celebration of musical artistry. Honens works with Laureates of the competition to prepare them for the rigors and realities of a professional career in music to help set them up for success.

POWER (Projects Organized With Energetic Retirees)

POWER is a group of dedicated and energetic TransAlta retirees and their partners who strive to improve the quality of life in communities through volunteerism. Their passion for community is exemplified by the projects and organizations that benefit from their many volunteer hours. TransAlta supports POWER by providing office and meeting space, printing services, and a TransAlta employee liaison. POWER’s projects focus in three areas: Environment, Elderly and Education.

TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre

We are a proud founding sponsor of the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, a sporting and recreation destination for many active and involved residents from the communities of Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain in Alberta. At the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre, thousands of local residents, and many of our employees, participate in a wide range of sporting and cultural activities and join together in many community causes.

United Way

The United Way provides TransAlta employees and retirees the opportunity to strengthen their communities and support those most in need. Each year, our employees engage in United Way fundraising activities and volunteer initiatives, and the company donates funds to United Ways across Canada and in the United States topping-up generous employee and retiree donations.

Contact

While our community investment funds are allocated for 2019, please feel free to email community_investment@transalta.com if you would like more information about TransAlta’s investments in the community.