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Community Support

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An active member of the communities we serve

Every year, Enova employees and retirees volunteer their time to hang Christmas lights on trees in Kitchener’s Victoria Park

People are at the forefront of everything we do and we’re proud to support community initiatives across our service territory.

$387,000

Sponsored or donated to community organizations in 2023

We donated six meals to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region on behalf of every customer who registered for eBilling between October 16 and November 27. We doubled our donation to 12 meals during the Week of Giving (November 28 – December 1). 1,583 customers switched to eBilling during the campaign, allowing us to donate 10,500 meals.  Since 2009, Enova and its legacy utilities have donated 108,484 meals to The Food Bank.

$5,200

to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Local health care was the focus of our summer eBilling campaign. We donated $5 in support of Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation for every customer who registered for eBilling from mid-June until August 1. We raised $10,500 and split the donation evenly between the two foundations.

$5,000

matching donations to both the Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation.

Enova employees have long supported The United Way. We raised more than $5,000 in 2023 through payroll deductions, one-time donations and employee raffles. We also raised money for hygiene kits to distribute to those in need.

$5,849

to The United Way Waterloo Region Communities.

Nutrition for Learning provides breakfast for local students who may otherwise go without food. An employee raffle raised more than $800.

$815

for Nutrition for Learning.

Our Movember team raised $1,728 for men’s health awareness through donations in November. Since 2022, Enova has donated $3,908 to the Movember Movement.

$1,728

for Movember movement.

Waterloo Region Holiday Family collects donations of clothes, toys, and essentials for families in need. Enova donated more than $1,200 worth of gifts, including toys, winter clothing, hygiene products, books and toys for two families in the lead-up to the 2023 holiday season. We also provided grocery gift cards to assist an additional six families in need over the holiday season.

$1,272

in support of Waterloo Region Holiday Family.

Our employees have a long tradition of supporting local charities and non-profit programs. This support continued in 2023 with the creation of Enova’s employee-led Charity Committee. The committee led fundraising drives throughout the year, raising more than $7,900 for the United Way, Nutrition for Learning and the Region of Waterloo’s Holiday Family program. Enova employees also supported mental health awareness through the Movember movement and Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Our summer campaign resulted in matching $5,000 donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation. We continued our annual support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region with a donation of $5,250 through our fall eBilling Campaign.

A portion of Enova's 2023 donation in support of the Region of Waterloo's Holiday Family program. We also donated grocery gift cards to support an additional five families.
Enova Power Corp. donated the 10,500 meals to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region
We donated $5,000 to St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation through our summer eBilling Campaign.
We donated $5,000 to the Grand River Hospital Foundation through our summer eBilling Campaign.

Enova is proud to support the following initiatives:

  • University of Waterloo
    • Engineering Scholarships
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    • Laurier Business Award
  • Conestoga College
    • Powerline Technician Program scholarships
    • Electrical Engineering Technology Program Scholarship
    • Energy System Program Scholarship

Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration Project (FLISR)

FLISR allows SCADA-controllable devices to automatically activate when a fault is detected. This activation automatically reroutes power to restore as many customers as quickly as possible after an outage. Later this year, the system will also monitor the network for sudden loss of voltage and attempt to isolate the cause and reroute power to as many customers affected as possible.

For more information on FLISR and its impact on reducing outage minutes across Enova’s service territory, visit enovapower.com/innovation.