Community Giveback Initiatives
Essex Power strives to be a good corporate neighbour to the communities we serve and we are constantly looking at more ways to participate in the community. See below for some of the events we are involved with!
Every year, Essex Power makes a corporate and employee donation to local food banks in the municipalities we serve. Essex Power employees are asked to help support the cause by offering a small donation during their end of year Christmas party. Donations are then given in full to local charities. A minimum of $1000 gets donated to each of the four local food banks.
Essex Power participates in the co-operative education programs with the universities and colleges, and offers bursaries to local high schools, such as General Amherst High School. Essex Power is committed to encouraging the development of education to their community and their employees, and have even supported long-term growth to co-operative education programs by offering full-time positions within the company. By investing in education for the youth today, we are helping to build a brighter future through opportunities and experience for tomorrow.
LaSalle Firefighters Association
Every year, Essex Power sponsors the LaSalle Firefighters Association for their annual Detroit River Walleye Classic Fishing Derby. The LaSalle Firefighter Association consists of a group of dedicated LaSalle volunteer firefighters who raise funds to benefit community programs, organizations and families.
Donation of LED Lights
to Erie Shores Healthcare
Supporting local is a true pillar of Essex Power. In 2019, Essex Power donated over 4500 LED lights to help light Erie Shores Healthcare 25th Annual Lights of Life service. Essex Power continued with this effort by donating an additional 3200 LED lights in 2020. The Lights of Life service honours those who have passed. #GiveWhereYouLive
Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation
In 2018, Essex Power partnered with ENWIN Utilities to co-host and organize the EDA Western District 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The event successfully raised $66,700 for donations to local charities, including the Windsor Regional Hospital Renal Dialysis Program and the Ronald McDonald House, Windsor & Southwestern Ontario Chapter.
Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation used the final donation to go towards new renal dialysis chairs, while the RMH used the donations to support an area of respite in the Windsor Ronald McDonald House. This charity event highlighted the importance of local hydro on the communities we serve. Essex Power was very proud to give back to such a significant cause.
Changing Lives Together Foundation
Essex Power Group of Companies is always looking for worthy causes to support in the community. Changing Lives Together Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps raise essential funds for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Essex Power happily provides sponsorships to the foundation for events such as the Big Night Gala and Charity Golf Classic.
In-Kind Services for local festivals
Essex Power supports the annual community festivals in our municipalities through sponsorships. We continue to provide $5,000 in in-kind services to each of our Shareholders. Some of the local festivals you can find us at include: LaSalle Strawberry Festival, Tecumseh Corn Festival, Amherstburg’s Rotary Annual Rib Fest, and Leamington Sip & Savour Experience.
Being a 100% locally owned company, Essex Power makes every effort to provide assistance through financial contributions to organizations and events that provide benefits to the community. In the past, sponsorships have been given to:
- General Amherst High School
- Tecumseh Travel Soccer Club
- Villanova Wiredcats
- Taste of Tecumseh
- LaSalle Craft Beer Festival
- LaSalle Stompers Soccer Club
- Essex Harvest Festival
- Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
- LaSalle Police Youth Foundation
To name a few.