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.

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.

In our community

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.

 

Always on Stage

Always on stage offers performance opportunities, mentoring and employment to emerging musicians in Charlottetown during the summer months.

Pictured: Abi McCarthy (Singer, Step-dancer) and Vino Budhan (Manager, Always on Stage Festival).

Blooming House

Blooming House's mission is to create a safe environment for women to navigate their way out of homelessness. Blooming House uses a person-centered approach, offering a judgement free zone for women facing obstacles that are preventing them from living their best lives. Blooming House operates almost entirely on donations and fundraising events.

Pictured: Tammy Denning, Executive Director of Blooming House. 

The Canadian Potato Museum

The museum hosts a dynamic display of the potato industry, including historical machinery, and has the largest collection of potato artifacts worldwide. The museum hosts over 13,000 visitors every year.

Pictured (L to R): Nick Doucette (Museum Cook) and Donna Rowley (Museum Manager).

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross offers an extensive network of programs and services that actively reach out and serve communities throughout Prince Edward Island.

Pictured: Genevieve Carter (Program Coordinator)

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)

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.

CNIB Foundation

The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization who deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy to empower people impacted by blindness and tear down barriers to inclusion. 

Pictured: Joanne Hamel (Manager, Community Engagement)

Confederation Centre of the Arts Choral Music Program

The Centre’s adult choir, the Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus provide both musical training and performance opportunities for music minded Islanders.

Pictured: Don Fraser (Choral Music Director) and his daughters Ellen and Erin Fraser (members of the choir).

Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel​​

Maritime Electric is a proud to be a supporter of the Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel's Summer Concert Series, showcasing the musical talents of Island artists. ​

Pictured: (Standing, Left to Right): Diane Richard (Treasurer), Albert Arsenault (Board Member), Edmond Gallant (President) and Zita Gallant (Secretary). (Seated, Left to Right): Nancy Smith (Board Member), Zita Arsenault (Vice President) and Melva Gallant (Board Member).

East Coast Music Awards

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

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.

Pictured: Marise Chapman & Judy Hennessey (Foundation Members).

Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award

Maritime Electric is a proud sponsor of the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award. Congratulations to the 2021 recipient, The Lucky Bean (pictured with Phillip Henderson, Senior Superintendent, Operations & Project Delivery).

Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Rural Recharge Conference

Maritime Electric was a proud sponsor of the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Rural Recharge Conference. 
Pictured (L to R): Lori MacGregor (Executive Director, EPEICC) and Cheryl MacLean (Maritime Electric).

Easter Seals PEI

Easter Seals PEI works towards enhancing the quality of life, self-esteem and self-determination of Islanders with disabilities. Not only does Easter Seals PEI raise much needed funds to support their mission, they also support services, public and consumer education, research and increased awareness of disability issues in the private, volunteer and government sectors.

Pictured: Regan Lewis (Treasurer of Easter Seals PEI and President of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown).

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.

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.

Glenaladale Heritage Trust

The Glenaladale Heritage Trust are working to preserve the historical significance of Glenaladale Estate. The property will become a space for special events, children’s camps, an applied research centre, and a Scottish family history centre.

Pictured on the verandah of Glenaladale Estate (L to R): Board Members, Cheryl Dalzell, Angela McDonell, Terry Howatt, Mary Boyd and Mary Bradley.

Gold Cup Parade

We're a proud supporter of the annual Gold Cup Parade, sponsoring the Children’s Entertainment Float for over 15 years.

Harmony House Theatre

Harmony House is a family owned business located in Hunter River, PEI. Year-round, the theatre provides high-quality musical performances and entertainment, primarily by Island artists and musicians. Harmony House Theatre was the 2014 ECMA Venue of the Year and 2010 Music PEI's Venue of the Year.

Pictured: Mike Ross and Nicole Bellamy (Owners & Operators of Harmony House).

Harvest House

Harvest House Prince Edward Island's mission is to offer a variety of skills training and education programs for Islanders struggling with addictions and other lifestyle issues. Harvest House is one of the original partners of the national Coldest Night of the Year walk, which raises funds for charities just like Harvest House.

Indian River Festival

An annual destination event for locals and tourists, the Indian River Festival has been bringing the very best of classical, traditional, folk, jazz and world music to the historic St. Mary’s Church for over 24 years.

Pictured (Left to Right): Lindsay Connolly (Executive Director) Tom Gammons and Brianna Shortt (Box Office Team). 

 

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.

IWK Foundation

The 37th Annual IWK Telethon took place on June 6, 2021. The IWK Foundation raises much needed funds to ensure all priority care needs are met and that patients have access to the latest medical equipment. This year, the telethon raised an astounding $6.6 million!­

Pictured: Adam Ramsay, Relationship Manager (PEI).

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).

Kensington Harvest Festival

Maritime Electric is a proud to be a supporter of the 54th Annual Kensington Harvest Festival!

Pictured (Left to Right): Kay Wall, Bill Bryenton and Robert Wood (Committee Members)

 

Kids Help Phone

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

Pictured (Left to Right): Emily Cardwell (Development Officer, Community Partnerships) and Charles Aondo (Maritime Electric).

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.

Pictured: Tom Crowell (President) and Janet Clark (Vice President).

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. 

Pictured (L to R): Lanna Campbell (PEI Program Director) and Hannah Kienzle (PEI Conservation Assistant).

 

Make-A-Wish Canada, PEI

Wishes can transform the lives of children, their families, volunteers and supporters and we’re proud to support Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada, PEI Chapter! Our donation will go toward granting wishes to Island children, ages of 3-17, living with critical illnesses.

Pictured: Darryl Warren, Development Coordinator

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 Association of Newcomers

The PEI Association of Newcomers offers a variety of services including settlement assistance, language testing, employment services, youth-specific programs, and more!

Pictured (left to right): Caitlyn Huynh (Admin Support), Sameh Elgharib (Volunteer Coordinator), and Samia Alkhouri (Settlement Worker)

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.

PEI Crime Stoppers

PEI Crime Stoppers' mission is to make Prince Edward Island a better place to live, learn and do business through various programs such as their anti-bullying school campaign and community fraud and scam education programs.

Back row (L to R): Cst. Greg Trainor (Police Advisor), Cst. Mike Stevenson (Police Advisor), Glynn Jenkins (Board Member), Ron McConnell (Board Member), Allison Doughart (Vice President), Cst. Tara Watts (Police Advisor), Norbert Stewart (Board Member), Katie Campbell (Secretary) and Christina Keen (Board Member).

Front row (L to R): Don Rodd (Provincial Coordinator) and Mark Pharand (President).

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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.

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 Potato Blossom Festival

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

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.

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.

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.

QEH Foundation

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

Ringette PEI

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

Ronald McDonald House Charities 'PJ Walk for Love'

Ronald McDonald House helps families with sick children stay together and near the medical care they need. In 2020, Ronald McDonald House helped serve more than 2,200 families from across the Maritimes.

Pictured: Jess Ur (Halifax Family Room & Program Coordinator)

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. 

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Demeulenaere and Crystal Cormier (Members of Santa’s Angel’s Organizing Committee).

Souris Show Hall

The Souris Show Hall is the oldest continuously operating theatre on Prince Edward Island!

Pictured (Right to Left): Kathy Roney (Chair of the Board) and Christina (Souris Show Hall Foundation Summer Student & Theatre Manager).

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.

Pictured: Lisa Bernard (Athlete, Special Olympics PEI)

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.

Stars for Life Foundation for Autism

Stars for Life is committed to creating a quality of life for young people with autism spectrum disorder, fully included in their community; with a commitment to continued education, life and job skills training and inclusion.

Pictured (L to R): Ron Casey (Executive Director), Oliver Rukavina and seated in front, Adam Bateman.

 

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. 

The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry

The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry helps to meet the needs of Islanders experiencing food insecurity. The Upper Room operate both a food bank and soup kitchen in Charlottetown, as well as organize the delivery of food to other food banks in PEI.

Pictured: Nicole Ward (Event Coordinator).

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.

Town of Souris Special Events

We are proud to support special events in the Town of Souris! Our donation is towards supporting the annual Mermaid Tears Seaglass Festival and Christmas Festival.

Pictured: Jeannie Roche (Special Events Coordinator Administrative Assistant) & Mini Morgan the Mouse.

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.

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.


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.