In 2018, the ECC donated $30,000 to Kids Help Phone. These funds were used to provide live chat counselling services to youth from the EQUS Service Area and to promote a new Crisis Texting Service in EQUS schools.
To date, the EQUS Community Connection
has helped raise more than
for the betterment of
communities in rural Alberta.
EQUS employees are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. The EQUS Community Connection (ECC) Committee is an employee-run charity committee dedicated to making a difference year-round throughout our Service Area.
All funds raised by the ECC Committee go towards a charity-of-choice that is carefully selected to ensure the greatest benefit for those Albertans living in rural areas. For 2019, the ECC charity-of-choice is regional mental health initiatives.
EQUS employees at all three of our offices collect funds through the following staff events:
- Themed staff lunches
- Garage sale
- 50/50 draws
- Vending machine revenues
- Christmas cookie sale
- Christmas party silent auction
In addition to these events, EQUS Area Offices compete in a Christmas food drive to collect non-perishable items for our local food banks.
The ECC Committee also benefits from the annual EQUS Charity Golf Tournament. With help from sponsors and donors, EQUS raised just over $21,000 from this event in 2018, and hopes to surpass this amount in 2019.
All members are free to purchase electricity services through EQUS’ regulated rate tariff or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase electricity services from, you will continue receiving electricity from EQUS. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).