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Helping Albertans who are struggling to meet their energy needs

As an Alberta company we appreciate that many of our friends, neighbours and family members are experiencing the challenges facing our province right now.

Often, this means that tough choices are made about which basic needs, including energy, are paid for every month. We believe the best support we can offer is to support the following organizations who have the expertise in helping people manage difficult times.

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to pay your energy bill, there are resources that can help. Find out more

Aspen Family & Community Network

  • Funding for Utility Intake Coordinator to streamline payment arrangement
  • Support for Community Connections Workers to better assess community needs related to energy use
  • 'Energy Saver’ workshops and kits to help make homes more comfortable and manage energy bills
  • Support for the Winter Breather Program which provides financial assistance for utility costs 

Learn more about Aspen

Distress Centre Calgary 

  • Funding for the Basic Needs Program to streamline payment arrangements
  • Increasing awareness of Distress Centre Crisis Line to better connect people with resources
  • Funding to maintain and grow volunteer base
  • Tony Rizzuti, ENMAX Vice President of IT, volunteers his time on the Board of Directors

Learn more about the Distress Centre

United Way of Central Alberta

  • Funding for Lights On Emergency Fund
  • Supports families and individuals with emergency funding to avoid utility disconnection
  • Accessed through Red Deer Native Friendship Society and Canadian Mental Health Association

Learn more about Lights On Fund

Bissell Centre 

  • Collaborated on the #bootswork campaign to raise awareness and funds for work boots so Albertans can secure casual employment
  • Funding to job programs to support Albertans entering into the workforce
  • Funding for the Community Bridge Program, a rapid response intervention program to assist clients to avoid eviction.

Learn more about Bissell Centre

Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).