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April 10, 2023

CNEA donates over $150,000 to community causes

Employee donations will support parks and outdoor trails, mental health and homelessness, and animal protection

For the second year in a row, CNL employees have shown just how much they care. Thanks to their kindness and generosity, over $150,000 is being invested into a number of local causes that support the health and well-being of our communities.

The money is being donated through CNL’s Community Crowdfunding campaign, an initiative that began last year in which employees direct funds provided by CNL’s parent company, Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA) in recognition for CNL’s performance through the previous year. While the money from the consortium has typically been used to fund team events, or to purchase company apparel or other personal items, employees tried something new last year to see if the money could be used in a more meaningful way.

The CNL Crowdfunding Campaign was borne out of that idea, which has served as a fun and rewarding initiative for staff, and has already resulted in approximately $330,000 in donations over the two years it has been organized. The campaign is made up of two stages, the first of which invites employees to submit ideas for potential donations. Employees are then allocated $250 each as part of an investment stage, where they can ‘fund’ the ideas that appeal to them.

That process has resulted in the successful donation of $150,000 to the 29 causes listed below, many of which directly benefit our local communities. That includes funding to upgrade key facilities in the community, in parks and outdoor trails, in mental health and homelessness, and in the protection of animals. Some money will even be used to support the preservation of Canada’s nuclear heritage, a cause which is near and dear to the hearts of many of our staff.

CNL benefits from having healthy, vibrant and dynamic communities, and it is clear that this is important to our staff as well. CNL would like to congratulate their employees on their generosity, and to thank CNEA for providing the funding that will be used to make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbours.

  • Swisha Youth and Community Centre
  • Tyson’s Wonder Wheels
  • Friends of the Petawawa Research Forest
  • Our Lady of Grace Grade School (Westmeath)
  • KidsAbility Waterloo Region
  • Fredericton Community Kitchens
  • Let’s Remember Adam for School Bus Safety
  • St Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen, Pembroke
  • Elevate – Mind, Body, Health
  • Madox’s Warriors Foundation
  • Manitoba Underdogs Rescue
  • Renfrew County Community Poverty Action Network
  • Restoration of the Outdoor Rink and the Warm-up Shack in Seven Sisters Falls
  • Petawawa Terrace Trails
  • Clarington Hospice
  • Society for the Preservation of Canada’s Nuclear Heritage
  • The Phoenix Centre
  • Deep River Candu Swim Club
  • Pembroke & Area Cross Country Ski Club
  • Muskrat Minor Hockey
  • Renfrew County SPCA
  • Deep River Welcome
  • North Renfrew Family Services
  • Pembroke Hospital Cancer Care Campaign
  • Mount Martin Ski Club Upgrades
  • Upgrades to Chalk River Lions Hall
  • Orville Acres Arena
  • Lac Du Bonnet & District Arena
  • The Robbie Dean Centre

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