Maritime Electric in the Community
At Maritime Electric we are very proud of the communities we serve. We are a proud community partner donating, sponsoring and partnering in hundreds of 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.
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 eight weeks of receipt.
In our community
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
Pictured: Tammy Denning, Executive Director of Blooming House.
Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division
We're proud to support the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division and their mission to facilitate access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health.
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).
Chief Mary Bernard Women’s Shelter
Pictured: Nikki Gallant, Assistant Shelter Coordinator (right), Megan Gallant, Shelter Support worker (left)
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.
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)
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.
East Coast Music Awards
Maritime Electric was a proud volunteer sponsor for the 2019 ECMAs in Charlottetown, PEI.
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: Vaeda Matheson (Easter Seals Ambassador).
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
Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce Rural Recharge Conference
Environmental Coalition of PEI
We were proud to support the Festival of Forests fundraising event, which included educational walking tours of MacPhail Woods, workshops, arts and crafts and more in support of the work in progress by ECOPEI.
Pictured (Left to Right): Callista Tan, Mitchell Crouse, Janell Smith, Gary Schneider, and Ann Wheatley (ECOPEI Board Members).
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: Brielle Ansems, Trevor Grant, Carlie Howell, Joce Reyome, Alicia Toner, Nicole Bellamy and Mike Ross. Photo provided by Harmony 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.
We’re proud to support Hospice PEI and their mission of making every day count for Islanders and their families through their volunteer-led support, comfort, and care programs.
Pictured (Top row, left to right): Rosanne Banks (West Prince Coordinator of Hospice Services), Nancymarie Arsenault (Executive Director), Janine Jones (East Prince Coordinator of Hospice Services), Lynn Butler (Grief Support Coordinator)
(Front row, left to right): Rachel Kavanagh (Queens Coordinator of Hospice Services), Ellen Ford (Executive Office Administrator).
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.
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).
Pictured from left to right: Kelli Cook (Director of Operations); Betty Ferguson (President & CEO); Virginia Harris (Program & Digital Engagement Manager).
Kensington Harvest Festival
We're 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)
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch
We’re proud to support the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Atlantic Branch who help support patients across the Island.
Pictured: Marlene Dorey, Development Officer.
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 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 (Left to Right): Gemma Koughan (Executive Director, Sport PEI) and John McIntosh (Sport Coordinator, Sport PEI).
We are proud to support the Luminos Ensemble, a Charlottetown-based professional choir of trained vocal soloists who are passionate about small ensemble performance.
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
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).
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 Business Women's Association
We were proud to partner with the PEI Business Women's Association in support of their 2021 Micro Grants Program. These grants are designed to help new, growing, and established women entrepreneurs through a non-repayable grant and business skills support.
Congratulations to 2021’s winners Jessica Gallant, Jennifer Correa, Christine Kleinsteuber, and Karen MacLeod-Wilkie. Photo provided by the PEI Business Women’s Association.
PEI Crime Stoppers
Front row: Det. Cst. Tara Watts (Charlottetown Police Liaison), Don Rodd (Coordinator), Christin Keen (Board Member), Steve Dimond (Treasurer).
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.
Pictured: Kim the kitten and Chris Newell (Animal Care Manager).
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.
Pictured (Left to Right): Wraychel Horne (President), Morgan Saulnier (Principal Flutist), and Marlee Saulnier (Executive Director).
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.
Maritime Electric has proudly donated to the QEH Foundation for over 20 years and contributes to the annual fundraising gala.
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 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 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.
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
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.
Located in North Rustico, PEI, Watermark Theatre strives to produce the finest professional theatre on the Island.
Wellington Fire Department Open House
We proudly supported the Wellington Fire Department’s Open House, which takes place during Fire Prevention Week. Pictured are photos of the demonstrations on smoke behaviour, kitchen grease fires and the proper use of fire extinguishers.
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.
Wild Threads Literary Festival (PEI Writer's Guild)
We were proud to support the PEI Writer’s Guild Wild Threads Literary Festival, a four-day creative literary event in downtown Charlottetown. Pictured are several of the workshops from the festival.
Women's Network PEI
We were proud to support the Women’s Network PEI’s sixth Annual Fundraiser Matinee Evening. The event featured performances from six talented Island women and non-binary artists.
Pictured (Left to Right) Jaime Griffin (Director of Program/Projects), Jillian Kilfoil (Executive Director) and Megan Dorrell (Youth Program Facilitator). Photo provided by Women’s Network PEI.
Young at Heart Musical Theatre
We are proud to support the Young at Heart Musical Theatre, a non-profit organization that provides professional musical theatre productions for senior-citizens in long term care and retirement facilities.
Pictured: (Left to Right): Haley Zavo (Executive Director, Kings Playhouse), Benton Hartley (Artistic Director, Desert Island Theatre Co.) and Catherine O'Brien (Artistic Producer, Young At Heart Theatre).
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.