A Message From Just Energy’s Co-CEOS

Deborah Merril James Lewis
Thank you for your interest in the Just Energy Foundation.

As a company that grew from strong regional roots, ours is a history rich in community connection. Just Energy is, and always has been, an organization focused on giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. The idea, therefore, to establish a philanthropic entity of Just Energy came from a desire to unify our charitable efforts through one body dedicated exclusively to giving back.


We believe in strong corporate citizenship and a responsibility to contribute to the economic and social well-being of the communities we serve. The Foundation reflects Just Energy’s commitment to delivering value and stability to every one of our stakeholders, starting in neighborhoods large and small across North America.


We are inspired by organizations that work so hard to make a difference in the lives of those facing financial hardship and crisis. We focus on only a few issues, namely emergency energy assistance and poverty relief programs, which enable us to have the greatest impact. We focus on these issues in particular because no one should be forced to forego basic human essentials, such as food, warmth or shelter. That’s why we look to charitable organizations dedicated to addressing these needs in communities-at-risk. We aspire to help ease the burden through partnerships that work to restore dignity and confidence. This, we believe, is the way forward to building stronger, healthier and more supportive communities.


It is a privilege to serve our operating markets through corporate giving as well as through hands-on employee volunteering. With strong ties to their communities, our staff members share our belief in giving back and strongly reflect our culture of leading change through responsibility and action.


As we explore ways to best respond to urgent social and economic concerns close to home, we invite you to peruse the Just Energy Foundation.
Deb Merril and Jay Lewis
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