Community Investment

Community Investment at MEG is about purpose and making a difference in the communities where we operate. It is aligned with who we are as a company – strategic, focused and innovative. 

Our Approach

Developing strong relationships with communities is key to the execution of MEG’s business objectives.
MEG’s Community Investment program includes elements of strategic corporate giving, employee volunteerism and employee philanthropy.
We believe that it is our responsibility to support programs that help communities and those who live in them to thrive.
Our approach

Sponsorship and Community Support

MEG supports organizations in the communities where we operate to thrive. In 2021, our primary area of focus was to support mental health programming, and MEG supported the following organizations in Alberta with corporate partnerships and contributions.

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Trellis Society

Emergency Youth Housing Initiative (2-year partnership)
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Indigenous Community Investments

Indigenous Community Investments in Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Conklin and Chard Métis Nation supporting mental health programming, and youth education programs

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids school lunch program
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Calgary Food Bank

Food Banks in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo and Lac La Biche
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The Calgary Zoo Wilder Foundation

The Calgary Zoo Wilder Foundation– Fisher Wildlife Conservation in Christina Lake region
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Easter Seals

Camp Horizon
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Employee Support

We believe that through the support of our employees, we can make a positive impact in communities we live in and we support employees who volunteer for organizations that are meaningful to them. MEG has three programs to support employees who volunteer their own time or donate funds to charitable organizations in their communities. MEG also offers opportunities to volunteer with our community partners like Trellis, The Calgary Zoo and Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids.

MEG Match

MEG matched employee donations to approved charitable organizations as an incentive for employees to contribute to organizations in the communities where we live and work. Donations of $20 or more are matched by MEG with no annual limit. In 2021, MEG made over 370 matches to organizations that matter most to our employees.

MEG Volunteer Grants

MEG offers financial grants where our employees volunteer their time as volunteers or as Board members. Grant values are based on the number of hours volunteered throughout the year, to a limit of $2,500 per year.

MEG Coaches Grant

MEG offers financial grants to employees who volunteer their time to coach teams in their communities, to a limit of $1,000 per year.

Get to Know Us
Read about our performance in our 2021 ESG Report

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Community Investment Guidelines

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