Community Giving

Maritime Electric in the Community

At Maritime Electric we are very proud of the communities we serve. We are a proud community partner donating, investing and partnering in over 300 organizations, events and causes each year in Prince Edward Island.

Community investment pillars

Education – Projects, organizations or institutions, particularly those focused on STEAM subjects and women in trades.
Health – Projects or organizations that contribute to improving the health of Islanders.
Sport – Projects or organizations that promote active living, individual sports teams or tournaments.
Arts and Culture – Projects or organizations that create and contribute to the arts and cultural development of our communities.
Safety and Environment – Projects or organizations that promote safety and environmental protection or stewardship.
Community – Projects or organizations that have a positive impact on our communities.

 

In our community

PEI Humane Society

The PEI Humane Society advocates for the proper treatment and protection of companion animals across Prince Edward Island. They provide the best care possible to animals until they’re adopted into their forever homes.

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services works towards ending family violence and empowering those affected by it.

Pictured: Michelle Buttery, Child & Youth Program Coordinator and Danya O’Malley, Executive Director.

Eastern Kings Hospital Foundation

The Eastern Kings Hospital Foundation funds medical equipment and resources to support the Souris Hospital, Colville Manor and programs such as mental health and addictions.

KidSport PEI

KidSport PEI is non-profit organization working to remove financial barriers that limit some children from participating in sports, ensuring all children in PEI have equal opportunity to experience the benefits sports offer.

4-H PEI

4-H PEI is a community-based youth organization which provides opportunities for leadership and life skill development all while promoting agriculture awareness. 4-H is one of PEI's longest running youth organizations for people aged 9 to 21. 

Pictured: Curtis Frizzell (dairy, great outdoors), Rachel Frizzell (cake decorating, dairy) and Hannah Frizzell (aspiring member), of the Wheatley River 4-H Club.

 

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is an international non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people the principles of business and has been promoting business education in our province since 1985. Upwards of 5,700 students enroll in JA programs in schools across the Island each year.
Pictured from left to right: Kelli Cook (Director of Operations); Betty Ferguson (President & CEO); Virginia Harris (Program & Digital Engagement Manager).

PEI Symphony Orchestra

We’re proud to support the PEI Symphony Orchestra in carrying-out its annual performances to the public, and deliver teaching and mentorship opportunities to Island students interested in music.

Chief Mary Bernard Women’s Shelter

The Chief Mary Bernard Women’s Shelter is a shelter for women in distress, women without housing, or for young mothers who need extra support. The Shelter provides a safe place for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal women and their children who are experiencing family violence, while giving residents access to employment services, parenting and life skills programs.
Pictured: Nikki Gallant, Assistant Shelter Coordinator (right), Megan Gallant, Shelter Support worker (left)

PEI Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs across the Island provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

Island Nature Trust

The Island Nature Trust's Piping Plover Conservation Program works to protect piping plover on their nesting grounds in PEI and provide information to beach goers during the summer months.

Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working on Prince Edward Island since 1978. Since that time, they have helped protect close to 2,400 hectares (5,800 acres) of some of the most ecologically significant parts of the Island. 

STEAM PEI

STEAM PEI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields by fostering their curiosity and confidence through experiential learning opportunities.

Team PEI

Since 1967, Islanders have been representing Team PEI at the Canada Games. These multi-sport games which take place every second year toggling between summer and winter sports have been hosted in all ten provinces and the Yukon territory.  Since then, over 6,000 Islanders has participated in the games. 

United Way of PEI

The United Way of Prince Edward Island is committed to the advancement of our Island community. Their mandate is to bring resources together to support local non-profit organizations, help them fund local projects, work with them to build sector strength, while collaborating with local leaders and stakeholders to address the pressing needs of Islanders. Maritime Electric also supports the United Way through an annual employee giving campaign.

Special Olympics PEI

Special Olympics PEI is dedicated to enriching the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability through sport. In 2019, Maritime Electric was inducted into the Special Olympics PEI Enriching Lives Gala Hall of Fame for the Company's longtime support of the organization. 

PEI CrimeStoppers Police Officer of the Year

Maritime Electric sponsors the annual PEI CrimeStoppers Police Officer of the Year Award. 

Pictured: 2019 recipients Cpl. Nick Doyle of the East Prince RCMP and Cpl. Jennifer Driscoll of the Summerside Police Service.

Christmas Daddies

Christmas Daddies is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to help less fortunate children in the Maritime provinces have a better Christmas. A Maritime tradition since 1964, the telethon is a pledge-based variety show broadcast live.

East Coast Music Awards

Maritime Electric was a proud volunteer sponsor for the 2019 ECMAs in Charlottetown, PEI.

Festival of Small Halls

Held in June throughout the entire province, the Festival of Small Halls brings exceptional shows to treasured places many Islanders have not yet discovered. With more than 50 performances through 14 days in June in 45 rural community halls, the Festival of Small Halls is a critically acclaimed traditional music and dance festival that has toes tapping across the Island.

Harmony House Theatre

Located in Hunter River PEI, Harmony House Theatre was the 2014 ECMA Venue of the Year and 2010 Music PEI's Venue of the Year.

Kids Help Phone

Across Prince Edward Island, Kids Help Phone offers all young people support through phone, text and Live Chat.

Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard 

The mission of the Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard is to ensure and continuously maintain the cultural and artistic evolution of the Acadian and Francophone community of Prince Edward Island.

PEI 55+ Games

The Prince Edward Island 55 Plus Games Society Inc. is a community based volunteer and not-for-profit organization. The 55+ Games Society's motto is 'stay active.'

PEI Alpine Ski Team

Maritime Electric is a proud sponsor of PEI's Alpine Ski Team.

PEI Potato Blossom Festival

Maritime Electric is a proud sponsor of the annual PEI Potato Blossom Festival on O'Leary, PEI.

Prince County Exhibition

The Prince County exhibition celebrates the true agriculture, community and culture of Western PEI through agriculture exhibits, domestic science and handicraft exhibitions, local entertainment, and many more activities.

Ringette PEI

Ringette PEI is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of ringette across the province.

Santa's Angels

Santa's Angels is a 100% volunteer-based group that hopes to reach those who, for one reason or another, are not able to provide Christmas gifts and food for their children. Santa and the elves bring food, toys, and gifts on each visit, and each package is customized based upon the needs of the individual or family. 

St. Peter's Wild Blueberry Festival

Each year the village of St. Peter’s Bay holds its annual blueberry festival – a week filled with events and community spirit.

Tignish Irish Moss Festival

The Irish Moss Festival was aptly named to recognize the important industry that occurs mostly in the western region of PEI.

Watermark Theatre

Located in North Rustico, PEI, Watermark Theatre strives to produce the finest professional theatre on the Island.

West Prince Red Clay Bluegrass Festival

Maritime Electric is a proud to be a supporter of this weekend-long event, bringing Islanders together through music and entertainment.

QEH Foundation

Maritime Electric has proudly donated to the QEH Foundation for over 20 years and contributes to the annual fundraising gala. 

Prince County Hospital Foundation

Maritime Electric is a proud annual donor to the PCH Foundation, and also supports the annual "Grassroots and Cowboy Boots" and "Lights for Life" fundraising campaigns.


COVID-19 Community Support Program

Maritime Electric donated to 20 Island organizations in 2020 that provided various support to Islanders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Tourism Industry Association of PEI, Hospice PEI, the Paramedics Association of PEI, PEI Food Banks, various community shelters and more. 

Donation request

If you’d like to submit a Request for Donation, please submit an Online Donation Request form. You can also drop your donation request letter off in person to our main office located at 180 Kent Street. We will respond to your request within four weeks of receipt.