Spectra Energy has a longstanding history of involvement and investment in the communities where we live and work, and we respect the concerns of community members.
In developing the project plan for the Westcoast Connector, we are engaging in extensive consultations with communities along the proposed route, to ensure that we are moving forward based on a foundation of respect, flexibility and shared opportunity.
Beyond our track record of job creation throughout British Columbia, Spectra Energy is also dedicated to making strategic investments to improve communities in B.C., as well as promoting a spirit of stewardship and volunteerism in our employees.
Since 1995, Spectra Energy has invested over $990,000 in medical programs and Aboriginal bursaries at the University of Northern British Columbia. Through our donation of $500,000, we supported the completion of Physicians Link, the broadband connection for medical programs at universities in our province.
Our commitment to our communities is reflected in our volunteer efforts. Every year our employees participate in our volunteer program called Helping Hands in Action, which we support by funding community programs. This year, Helping Hands In Action supported initiatives such as the Ronald McDonald House of B.C., the Fort St. John’s Women’s Resource Society, and highway clean up initiatives across northern B.C.
Below are some of the community groups we have funded during our 55-year history in British Columbia: