Just Energy Community Action



We were excited to unveil recently our first Sustainable Garden and Outdoor Learning space in Canada. In partnership with PACT Urban Peace Program's Grow-to-Learn (GTL) initiative, volunteers from Just Energy worked alongside PACT representatives to convert an existing green space at Elmbank Junior Middle Academy, in Toronto, into a fully accessible half acre garden complete with plant beds, fruit trees and bushes, and a dedicated teaching area. Rebecca MacDonald, Just Energy's Executive Chair, joined PACT leads and school administration at the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the 'living classroom'. Read more.



A new Sustainable Garden and Outdoor Learning Space has blossomed in South Texas! Partnering with United Way of South Texas, celebrations were held last week for their new sustainable schoolyard at Justice Raul A. Gonzalez Elementary School in Welsaco, Texas. Mark Eddings, VP and General Manager of the South joined children, faculty, as well as city officials to welcome the new space. Students and staff now have a pergola-shaded classroom area with benches, chalkboard, garden beds, citrus trees and a butterfly garden. We're thrilled that they now have unique opportunities and resources as they build their knowledge of the natural world, and their importance in living and leading a sustainable future











We’re pleased to announce Horizons for Youth as this year's recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. Erika Minkhorst, MLSE Foundation's Director of Philanthropy & Operations, was joined by Sandy Aniceto, Just Energy  Communications Specialist, Filomena Williams and Stacey Murie, Horizons for Youth's Executive Director and Development Associate, for the announcement and cheque presentation. The $50,000 grant will support the Project Rebound Program, which will provide basketball programming to the homeless and at-risk youth supported by Horizons for Youth.




Congratulations to Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-KC) on receiving the $50,000 Toronto Maple Leafs Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation. Erika Minkhorst, MLSE Foundation’s Director of Philanthropy & Operations, was joined by Nancy Donnaperna, Just Energy Communications Manager, Michael Grail, Chair of the CTC-CK Foundation’s Board of Directors and Carson Grail, participant of the Sledge Hockey and Adapted Skating program, for the announcement and cheque presentation at Air Canada Centre. The grant will help support CTC-CK’s Sledge Hockey and Adapted Skating program.



We did it again! Through our partnership with Hands On Sacramento, volunteers came together this to construct another Just Energy Sustainable Garden and Outdoor Learning Space. This time it was at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy. Planters, outdoor tables, a whiteboard plus rain barrels were assembled for a sustainable schoolyard that staff could use to incorporate into their curriculum. See more from the build and ribbon cutting celebrations on our Facebook page.

We were thrilled to cut the ribbon on the first Just Energy sustainable schoolyards in the state of California! Partnering with Hands on Sacramento, we brought sustainable gardens and outdoor learning spaces to New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter School. A large group of volunteers including staff, students and families lent their helping hands to make this build happen which comprised of planter boxes, tables and rain barrels. The children also added some colorful cheer, painting the rain barrels and picnic tables. Check out the complete photo album on our facebook page.



We were thrilled to partner with Hands on Atlanta to build our first Just Energy Sustainable Garden in the Georgia market. On January 15th, on #MLKDay, more than 70 volunteers united in service to build gardens and an outdoor learning space at Roberts Elementary School in Suwanee, Georgia. It was a cold day, but that didn't stop volunteers celebrating this American holiday to continue Dr. King's legacy of service by making an impact. The following day, the school celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony which was attended by Jay Lewis and Kandi Terry (Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations), as well as a few city officials. How will teachers plan to use their new sustainable schoolyard? Watch this video to find out! You can also read more on our blog.


Once again we partnered up with Volunteer Houston to build a sustainable garden and outdoor learning space in the Houston area. Confronting the chilly, cold weather, a group of JE employees came together to construct an outdoor learning space for B.K. Bruce Elementary Music Magnet School in Houston, Texas. Big thanks to the mighty JE employees who stepped up to volunteer for our final Houston build this year. The school was thrilled with their new addition, and has already started using the outdoor learning space.



The foundation was pleased to once again sponsor The Mississauga Food Bank (TMFB)'s Holiday Drive. Kicking off in downtown Mississauga at the Holiday Street Market in Celebration Square, the food bank operated marshmallow and s'mores roasting stations as well as a selfie station. The food bank raised a total of $4,507 from their marshmallow sales.

Special thanks to JE employees from Dixie and 80CP who volunteered their time for this event. Some even brought along family and friends to brave the cold weather. Everyone had a fun time connecting with the community while working together for an important initiative. Read more on our blog.



In October 2017, the Just Energy Foundation proudly partnered with Garden Academy school in West Orange, NJ to build sustainable gardens for students and teachers. Garden Academy is a best practices center for the treatment of autism and was founded by parents in response to critical shortage of appropriate services.

With the help of a parent contractor and several volunteers, including Kandi Terry, Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, it was a beautiful day to bring volunteers together for this unique initiative. Through the foundation, we’re super proud to build our first sustainable schoolyard in the state of New Jersey.

Visit our Facebook page for the complete album.





We partnered with Boston Cares once again for our final garden Boston build for the year. Working with local volunteers and City Sprouts sustainable gardens were built at Donald McKay School in East Boston on September 11th. Volunteers build and installed an accessibility ramp, build and plant raised garden beds, crated a stone dust pathway throughout the garden and general landscaping. The garden officially opened a few days later with a ceremony featuring students, school staff and local civic representatives.



Congratulations to Toronto Youth Development on receiving the $50,000 Toronto FC Soccer Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Kandi Terry, was joined by MLSE Foundation representatives and Toronto Youth Development for the announcement at BMO Field. The $50,000 grant will directly support Toronto Youth Development's Regent Park Soccer League (RPSL) which provides at-risk, disenfranchised children and youth (ages four to 13) in the Regent Park community of Toronto with an opportunity to engage in community sport, recreation and physical activity.












The Foundation partnered up with Boston Cares once again to work with local volunteers and City Sprouts to build sustainable gardens. Braving the rainy weather, a group of volunteers added some TLC to the outdoor space at The Henderson Upper School in Boston, MA on July 24th. This included general landscaping of garden and seating area, redefining the pathway, as well as building and installing composters and a tool shed. Check out our Facebook page for the complete album to see volunteers in action as they worked together to makeover this space. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place in September to officially open the sustainable gardens with students, school staff and local civic representatives. We look forward to seeing the students and teachers use the gardens and the impact that will it make in the upcoming school year.

Through a partnership with Boston Cares, the Foundation is delighted to work with local volunteers to build a Sustainable Garden at West Zone Learning Center in St. Jamaica Plain, MA on July 13th. Gretchen Fuhr, Manager of Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, as well as local volunteers were on hand to help remake this outdoor space into a sustainable schoolyard. This included filling and mulching the planters, as well as cleaning up the existing garden and playground. Opening ceremonies for the garden took place in September 2017 to officially open the gardens along with teachers, staff and students. The garden and outdoor classroom targets youth education and complements our commitment to investing in the environment while adding value to the communities. Check out pictures from the build on our Facebook page.












We once again partnered with Volunteer Houston to build a sustainable garden. This time the lucky school was Lantrip Elementary School in Houston, Texas on July 20th. A team of about 30 JE employees from our Houston office as well as other volunteers spent the day digging, building planter boxes, benches and a stage and chalkboard for an outdoor classroom that current as well as future students and staff will use to learn about environmental sustainability.

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures. A special thanks to the group of JE employees who volunteered their time to bring the garden plans to life. We are looking forward to seeing staff and students use this space in the new school year. 

The Foundation was happy to support The Wrightway Builds a Future Foundation, an organization that assists in providing essential tools to those in need within the community of Dallas, Texas. Founded by Boston Celtics forward Jordan Mickey, they accomplish their mission through support, education and fitness based programs. This organization sponsors Elisha M Peace Elementary School and a summer basketball camp for boys and girls as well as provides meals for the elderly. Our donation will help benefit over 250 students, while enabling Wrightway to continue to make a positive impact on children's future.












Several staff from our Houston office celebrated plenty of 20 by proudly presenting the Houston Food Bank with a $20,000 donation!  The Houston team rallied together for a campaign to benefit the Food Bank and raised an outstanding $14,375 for the local charity. As a way to help celebrate our 20th Anniversary, the JE Foundation contributed additional funds for an even $20,000 grand total! Every dollar donated provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual in need. The donation will help provide 60,000 meals for hungry neighbors, and amounts to 200,000 lbs. of fresh produce.


We were proud to present the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Fuel for School Breakfast Programs with a $10,000 donation. Fuel for School is a breakfast program designed to provide hungry Calgary elementary students with a nutritious breakfast prior to starting their studies each day. The aim of the program is to reduce the emotional stress, health risks and negative academic effects of hunger and poor nutrition for elementary-aged students. Our donation will allow their program to continue to thrive with the hopes of expanding to more schools and feeding older students. Each year, the program serves over 110,000 breakfasts with each school providing between 20 and 60 breakfasts everyday.












We love supporting Boston Cares! We were proud to sponsor their Kentucky Derby Party where Gretchen Fuhr, Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations attended. All proceeds will support the organization's goal to improve communities in the Greater Boston area. They are able to achieve this with their mission to connect more than 23,000 enthusiastic and experienced volunteers with more than 165 local non-profit agencies and schools.

"Every child deserves to start the day with the nourishment they need to learn and thrive". That is why we are thrilled to have partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada to help alleviate hunger for Ontario school children. The donation enables the Club to provide a breakfast to a child in need, for as little as $1 per day. The investment further translates to 10,000 morning meals for Ontario kids at risk of going without the most important meal of the day. Read more on our partnership: http://goo.gl/qBM9Cb












Congrats to Northern Nishnawbe Education Council for being this year’s recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation! The Just Energy Foundation is delighted to be supporting Northern Nishnawbe Education Council to help them deliver recreational programs and otherwise inaccessible opportunities for First Nations youth to develop a sense of identity, purpose and community belonging. For these students who come from such remote areas, the social and leadership skills, values and self-esteem they gain from peer interaction through organized sports such as the Thunderhawks Indigenous Basketball Program, can be life-changing.


We love supporting North York Harvest Food Bank, the primary food bank for northern Toronto who believes in dignified food access, empowering individuals and strengthening communities.

Jason Herod was proud to present a donation on behalf of the Just Energy Foundation. With our support, we will help feed the 15,000 people who access their food banks every month. North York Harvest Food Bank distributed over 2.3 million pounds of food last year through 77 community programs.

You can also check out our video slideshow on our FaceBook page.


Congrats to Hockey 4 Youth (Let Kids Play Foundation) for being the recipient of the Toronto Maple Leafs Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation! Their mission is to remove barriers and provide new Canadian youth with an opportunity to play hockey at no cost while learning valuable life skills through our T.E.A.C.H. program (technology, entrepreneurship, application, community-giving, healthy active living).  Follow them on Twitter & Instagram @hockey4youth and on the web at hockey4youth.org



We were was pleased to sponsor the National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey (NIPD/NJ). NIPD/NJ provides a range of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them achieve the fullest life possible. Our donation, which was presented by Miriam Stiefel and Christabel Escobar, supported the annual family support conference. It was an opportunity for educational and support for families whose intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) individual lives at home.



Eric Blakey, on behalf of the Just Energy Foundation, was proud to present a donation to Aspermont Small Business Development Center, Inc. (ASBDC), a nonprofit community action organization which provides utility assistance for low income households in Aspermont, Texas. ASBDC has a partnership agreement with Just Energy to make monthly pledges on client utility bills. Our donation will provide them with the funding needed to do more outreach in their service area so that they can serve more households in 2017.


Happy to support Camp Endeavor, an organization serving low-income Philadelphia students to gain exposure to STEM and literacy programs. Through after school programming and summer camps, they are able to nurture and enhance the educational experience of urban youth in grades kindergarten through fifth. Children are provided with a positive, supportive environment in which they can learn, play, be creative and develop critical thinking skills. Our donation will be used to purchase needed materials for program supplies.




We love supporting Gleaners Community Food Bank! Our donation will support their School Fund Mobile program and provide 7,500 meals for neighbors in need in southeastern Michigan. Pictured below is Tabatha Lowe presenting a check on behalf of the foundation.



The foundation was pleased to once again to support The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), in Detroit, MI who is one of the leading providers of utility assistance, partnering with 56 agencies in more than 70 countries. The foundation sponsored their Week of Warmth campaign which is an annual event that raises awareness and funds to help keep Michigan families healthy, safe and warm during the cold Michigan winters. 

Watch here to see a video of Reanna, someone we will able to help with our support.





The Just Energy Foundation is pleased to support Roots Uplifted, Inc. a cultural and youth exploration program recently established in New York. With their "Making Global Connections" program, they focus on youth grades 3-8 with presenters in environmental conservation, art, music, science, math, history, physical fitness and nutrition.

Our donation will help fund their backpack nutritional lunch program, cooking classes as well as education supplies and expenses.



The Foundation was happy to partner with Volunteer Houston to break ground for the first-ever Just Energy Sustainable Garden, which took place at Brookline Elementary School in Houston.  JE’s CEO’s Jay Lewis and Deb Merril participated in the ribbon cutting along with JE staff whom worked alongside Volunteer Houston representatives and Brookline teachers and staff to construct an outdoor classroom build. This initiative is an effort to teach students about environmental sustainability, while cultivating and empowering our students to be the leaders and change makers of tomorrow.

Check out our photo album on Facebook for more pictures from this event.


Happy to once again support Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), a premiere youth serving organization impacting 12,000 children each year. Their mission is to reduce crime, promote character development, and improve educational outcomes in Detroit’s youth. PAL works to create safe and supportive places for kids to play, as well as trains and certifies more than 1,700 community volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors.

Our donation will support their One Thousand Kid Challenge, which aims to grow their programs by 1,000 participants in 2017.



Happy to once again supportAspen Family and Community Network Societywith their Winter Breather program. Our support means that Calgary families in need will receive utility bill payment and grocery support, relieving stress during the winter and holiday seasons. 



We are pleased to support Neighborhood Centers Inc., (Sheltering Arms) an organization that builds vibrant communities to keep Houston a place of opportunity for everyone working for a better life. Our donation will support their utility assistance program which services more than 12,000 households annually.

Click here to watch what they had to say about partnering with the Foundation and the impact that will be made for this holiday season.




The Just Energy Foundation was pleased to sponsor The Mississauga Food Bank in their 2016 Holiday Food & Fundraising Drive. Their campaign kicked off at Light Up the Square and Mississauga's Holiday Street Market which drew a crowd of 25,000 people in downtown Mississauga. In just 11 hours, with 3,000 marshmallows and the helping hands of some wonderful JE volunteers The Mississauga Food Bank raised $5,432! That's 13,580 MEALS for the Mississauga community during the toughest season to come. It was a pleasure for the Foundation to play an important part in helping to fight hunger in our local community.


Happy to once again supportBig Brothers Big Sisters of NYCwho provide at-risk youth with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adult role models.


We were pleased to present a donation to TheRuth Ellis Center, a youth social services agency located in Highland, Michigan whose mission is to provide short and long term residential safe space and support services for at-risk LGBTQ youth.



Just Energy Foundation is proud to support The Salvation Army, (Mississauga Community & Family Services) Gift of Christmas Concert which brings members of the community together in celebration of the holiday season and raises funds for community and family services.

Click here to watch what The Salvation Army had to say about partnering with the Foundation.



“It was my honor to represent Just Energy. Top Honors is an essential non-profit organization that helps students in the NYC District #3 public middle school with their basic math and critical thinking skills. The program is free to all eligible students, so our donation goes a long way" said Christine who presented the donation along with Samin.



The foundation is happy to support Project HOME, whose mission is to end and prevent homelessness in Philadelphia. Through housing and a continuum support of services including education, employment opportunities and healthcare they are empowering adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable everyone to attain their fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.  


Amy Gasca spoke on behalf of the Just Energy Foundation at the Boston Cares 25th Anniversary and Annual Awards Reception. It was an energy-filled night recognizing 300+ outstanding volunteers, community and corporate partners, and other members of the Boston Cares community who are making a difference in Greater Boston. Congrats to Boston Cares for 25 years of community commitment and to all honorees for their outstanding volunteer actions. Just Energy is committed to play a part in supporting the Boston community and was pleased to donate to the Collective Impact Awards which supports Hunger Release programs. 





The foundation is delighted to supportiEducate USA, a unique mentorship program designed to inspire elementary school kids to excel in science and math.


We were pleased to present a financial reward to the winning students of the Science Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH) Award at a special ceremony at Houston’s Energy Day Festival!

Happy to support Project Access of County Howard a volunteer physician, dental and healthcare provider that delivers comprehensive medical care to qualified, uninsured residents of Howard County, Indiana at little or no cost to the patient. They provide needed health care to citizens of the community who would otherwise not receive access to healthcare providers. Their goal is for patients to achieve optimal health outcomes.  



Just Energy Foundation was delighted to help support the Grimbsy Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU) to purchase vital new navigation equipment. Comprised of volunteers, and most operating costs supported by volunteer contributions, our donation has helped GAMRU secure equipment needed including a new GPS navigation and chart-plotting system. 




We are proud to once again support the Houston Food Bank through funding from the Just Energy Foundation. Our donation is for their Backpack Buddy program which works to fill the gap by providing nutritious, child-friendly food for school children to take home over the weekend. We have helped provide 7,500 meals to local children in need!


Happy to support The Humanitarian Service Project which mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty brings to needy seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois, without discrimination or exclusion for any reason. They assist seniors, feed hungry children, and the homeless, as well as lead a Christmas Offering where families with children not only receive food, but also ensure every child has one gift to open during the holidays.

Just Energy Foundation is pleased to support Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization raising funds to drive awareness on osteosarcoma, a rare aggressive cancer, common among adolescents and young adults. Our donation will support the Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation Galveston SeaWalk and will contribute to help the patients and family with individual needs, as well as fund research. Amy Gasca, along with some CSRs from our Houston office we’re pleased to present the donation. 



Glad to support Alief Family YMCA in Houston, TX with their annual Operation Backpack Drive. With the generous help of some of our Houston staff as well as a donation from the Just Energy Foundation, we were able to provide approximately 620 students in the Alief area with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies to prepare them for the new school year.


Proud to present a donation to Northern Illinois Food Bank, a non-profit organization that leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. With 3 locations, they supply 800 pantries for people without food in Illinois. In total 62 million meals were served last year. Their goal is 75 million to meet 100% of the needs of northern Illinois. Their purchasing power and relationships with major food companies means that every $1 donated is turned into $8! The donation from the Just Energy Foundation will go on to purchase $20,000 worth of food!
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Congratulations to WoodGreen Community Services on receiving the $50,000 Toronto FC Soccer Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation.  Just Energy Senior Vice President, Amy Gasca, was joined by MLSE Foundation representatives and WoodGreen youth for the announcement at BMO Field. The $50,000 grant will directly support the WoodGreen Newcomer Youth Soccer League, which provides opportunities for newcomer youth to meet each other, share common interests, combat isolation and address other issues relating to adjusting to life in a new country
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We’re pleased to support Good Works Houston, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support entrepreneurs in launching innovative market based solutions for Houston’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.  With a focus on community development and youth development, and their donation from the Just Energy Foundation, Good Works Houston expects to reach 5,000+ economically challenged students with the goal of improving literacy rates so that students can begin living at or above their current grade level.

Just Energy Foundation continues to support The LAMP in NYC for the third year. The LAMP helps hundreds of students in the inner city by bringing programs to teach technology as well as media hands-on learning on how to understand, create and critique media.


Happy to support Cleveland Kid's Book Bank, a non-profit organization in Northeast Ohio breaking the poverty cycle by exposing low-income children to language and reading from birth. With their mission to foster improved literacy and love of reading they are opening children’s minds to the world beyond their neighborhood and fueling imagination. In partnership with an online bookseller, they bring up to 100,000 free, amazing books to Cleveland every month to children in need. The books are distributed through agencies community-wide that teach and inspire children to read, as well as train at-risk new parents and caregivers in reading literacy.

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Proud to present a donation to the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 12,000 children each year. PAL works to create safe and supportive places for kids to play, as well as trains and certifies more than 1,500 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city's youth. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.


The Just Energy Foundation is happy to support the American Red Cross Texas Spring Flood Relief to help address disaster recovery needs. Houston is home to our U.S. headquarters and we want to make sure we’re helping our neighbors recover from the flooding in the area and throughout Texas. Our donation demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the communities where we live and work.

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We’re pleased to announce Lady Ballers Camp as this year's recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. Just Energy Vice President of Marketing, Alan Shulman, was joined by MLSE Foundation representatives and youth from the Lady Ballers Camp organization for the announcement. The $50,000 grant will directly support Dunk Like a Girl, which provides girls with basketball skill development as well as nutrition and leadership training.


Just Energy is happy to provide financial support to the Salvation Army's Anti-Human Trafficking Campaign to end human trafficking through public awareness, services to trafficked persons, advocacy, and resources and training support to law enforcement.

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Just Energy is delighted to provide further support to 

North York Harvest Food Banknorthern Toronto's primary food bank distributing over two million pounds of food in 2014 through 60 community programs.


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We’re extremely pleased once again to partner with MLSE Foundation to award our second Hockey Community Action Grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton’s Skate the Dream program. 
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On behalf of the Just Energy Foundation, we are happy to provide further support to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, Canada's leading child and youth mentoring charity. Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. 
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We're happy to provide further support to Volunteers of America in Upstate NY. Through their hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, they have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.

Rockland Country Day School

We are absolutely delighted to make a donation of $10,000 to Rockland Country Day School. The funds covered the costs associated with theIllumination Playground feature at the 4th Annual Winter Shopping Villageevent which took place on December 6th. Our contribution to RCDS’s efforts, through this event, helped raise funds to provide aid for students facing economic hardship.
Aspen Family and Community Network Society

The Just Energy Foundation is happy to support  Aspen Family in Calgary, Alberta, a non-profit organization that helps people break out of the cycle of poverty and create better lives for themselves and their families by providing shelter, food, employment, education and health-care support.  

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On November 18, 2015,  20 Just Energy reps participated in the sweat inducing, adrenaline moving, fun-packed Fall Food Sort Challenge in support of The Daily Bread Food Bank. We're happy to announce that our two teams ranked third and fourth place out of seven crews. Collectively, all teams sorted three thousand pounds of food in just two hours! The food will be distributed across Toronto and served on the tables of families that rely on Daily Bread for support. On behalf of the Just Energy Foundation, we're happy be be a part of such a great cause! Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and who gave their time and effort to help those who need it most close to home.
  Holy Name Medical Center

The Just Energy Foundation is proud to offer financial support in the amount of $10,000 to Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC), a not-for-profit healthcare facility in Teaneck, New Jersey offering high quality health care that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance.
Mississauga Food Bank

We're proud to provide further support to The Mississauga Food Bank, a non-profit organization committed to helping the hungry by sourcing, managing and distributing food to a network of member agencies, including neighborhood food banks, before-school breakfast clubs, shelters and hot meal programs. Click here​ ​to learn more.
Just Energy Construction

The  Just Energy Foundation proudly teamed up with Habitat for Humanity on October 21 and 22 in support of a local Build Day project in the community of Houston, TX. Through two half-day building sessions, 18 Just Energy staff members volunteered in the construction to help build a safe and suitable home for a local family-in-need. With our contribution to the organization, we can help ensure that some of our most vulnerable residents receive the assistance they need to secure a safe and nurturing environment. Supporting our communities is extremely important to us and our staff members also share our belief in leading change to help ensure our neighbors have a safe and healthy place to live. 

The Just Energy Foundation is happy to continue our support for The LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia education that helps people in the New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment. 
SeaPerch Challenge

As a proud sponsor of the recent Energy Day Festival, the Just Energy Foundation was honored to present a financial award in support of the SeaPerch Challenge, an innovative underwater robotics competition that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Presented by Deb Merril and James Lewis, Co-CEOs at Just Energy (pictured back row), the award went to top-placing students for their achievements in robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.
Habitat for Humanity Toronto 

The  Just Energy Foundation is proud to team up with Habitat for Humanity in support of a local Build Day project. Just Energy staff members volunteered in the construction to help build a safe and suitable home for a local family-in-need in the community of Brampton, Ontario.
Yald Football

The Just Energy Foundation is proud to support Young Adult Leadership & Development (YALD), a non-profit organization that focuses on Youth Leadership Development for Junior H.S. through college age students. Located in NYC (Harlem), YALD provides youth with access to information, resources and opportunities, helping them set achievable goals and a positive mindset that will help structure their future. 
 Girls Inc . Of Long Island

Just Energy was honored to support the 16 girls who participated in the  Girls Inc.  Energy Innovations camp at the Brookhaven National Laboratory  in Upton, NY.
  Turning Point Center

Just Energy Foundation is proud to help the Turning Point Center in their effort to provide homeless individuals and families with short-term emergency services.  Listen to Isha's Story
Houston Food Bank   Food Bank of the Southern Tier


We were thrilled to support the Houston Food Bank through funding that provided over 36,000 meals for local residents in need. We take seriously our responsibility to the community and are proud to help support the Houston Food Bank deliver much needed services to those in need.
  We're pleased to support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in New York. About 4.8 million seniors struggle with hunger in the US. The approximate cost for one senior mobile food pantry is $500. Our donation will help provide about five senior mobile food pantry distributions.
Just Energy Foundation Support   Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

We're happy to support  Arc of Westchester , the largest agency in Westchester County, NY serving children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Arc of Westchester provides more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
Just Energy was thrilled to be a part of the very successful and much-anticipated Energy Day 2014 in Houston, TX, Houston’s largest free family annual festival showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We’re proud to help Energy Day lead the way in reinforcing the importance of STEM education and the development of new energy technology, and to award top performing students!
 Just Energy Foundation Support    Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC

Just Energy is happy to support  Homes with Hope  in Houston, TX, a private, non-profit Child- Placing Agency for children in foster care. Their mission is to restore abandoned, abused or neglected children by placing them in a community of Christ-centered families, in relationship with the local church, who will care for these children through foster care and adoption.
  We're happy to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC! Since 1904, their mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. They partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.

BFL Support
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to our friends at Breakfast For Learning for letting us be a part of one of their many nutritional programs in our local community. We're honored to provide financial support to an organization that is making an incredible difference in the lives of Canadian children. Breakfast for Learning has been helping support and sustain school-based breakfast, lunch and snack programs for over 20 years. In the 2014/15 school year, they funded 2,174 breakfast, lunch and snack programs operating in 1,899 school/community sites, supporting 271,663 children and youth, providing more than 44 million nourishing meals and snacks.
  On behalf of The Just Energy Foundation, and Just Energy's VP of Marketing, Al Shulman, we're happy to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto ! As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizen. For over 100 years, the organization has been providing mentors to children and youth in need of additional positive adult support.  
 The Lamp Media Project    Just Energy Foundation Support

We’re pleased to provide financial support to LAMP, a non-profit organization providing vital, hands-on multimedia learning services that help people in our New York City communities and beyond navigate and thrive in this loud-media environment.
Just Energy is thrilled to support The MLLES Alumnae Inc., a non-profit organization that provides programming, service projects and scholarships to young women of color in the Houston area. The largest of these programs is the Annual Mademoiselle Conference with workshops covering health, higher education, social and life skills.

Gleaners Food Bank
Brampton Support

The Just Energy Foundation is proud to support Gleaners Community Food Bank . For more than 37 years, Gleaners has been "feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 41 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 94 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor.
  We’re happy to support the Brampton Women’s Shelter, or organization that provides shelter, support, counseling and advocacy to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence. 
Utility Emergency Services Fund   Volunteers of America Upstate NY
Just Energy is please to offer financial support to Utility Emergency Services Fund in Philadelphia, PA. UESF stabilizes housing for vulnerable families facing a housing crisis by addressing their immediate needs and removing the barriers to long-term stability.    
Just Energy is happy to provide financial support to Volunteers of America in Upstate New York, and also honored to have had the pleasure of being accompanied by Andreas Rau, Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Rochester and a JE customer. The organization is dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare. 
Just Energy Foundation Support   CY-Hope
Just Energy is proud to support The Scott Mission in Toronto, Canada, a charitable organization that was established to respond to the everyday needs - such as food, clothing and lodging – to of the poor and homeless in our community.
  Just Energy is happy to support Cy-Hope in Houston, TX. Cy-Hope’s mission is to bring HOPE to at-risk children so they will grow up to be well educated and productive citizens, making a lasting and positive impact on the community of Cy-Fair.
 Just Energy Foundation Employees    Toronto Raptors Community Action
On Wednesday, May 20th, Just Energy's co- CEO, James Lewis, and team participated in a volunteer school beautification project in support of Communities in Schools. The team visited Spring Woods Middle School in Houston, TX, and spent the day planting various garden trees and shrubs in the school's courtyard. The Just Energy Foundation proudly donated $2500 to Communities in Schools which was used to purchase plants, flowers and other garden supplies for Spring Woods Middle School. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event and donated their time to make a positive contribution in their community.
We’re excited to announce that our basketball Community Action Grant recipient has been selected! Our VP of Marketing, Al Shulman, joined MLSE Foundation representatives yesterday (May 26th) to present the winner, YouthLink in Toronto, with a grant of $50,000 on behalf of the Just Energy Foundation. A leader in promoting the mental health and well-being of low-income and marginalized youth in Toronto, YouthLink helps youth at risk through a range of free services to develop their strengths, build new skills and pursue their goals for a positive future. The funds will go towards the Scarborough Village Triple – Double program; a free, weekly, sport development program focused on increasing physical activity levels, improving academic success and building on existing academic support infrastructures. From September to May, Triple-Double program combines a five-on-five basketball house league with literacy and numeracy support for more than 100 youth annually in Scarborough Village. The program enforces a rule that each youth must attend weekly literacy and numeracy sessions in order to attend the basketball component.

Click here to watch our Basketball Community Action Grant video courtesy of MLSE. 
 Just Energy Foundation Support    

Together with MLSE Foundation representatives, Deborah Merril,
Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Al Shulman, VP of Marketing, presented the winner, Malvern Family Resource Centre, with our Toronto FC Community Action Grant of $50,000 at BMO Field on Wednesday, May 24th, 2015. MFRC is a multi-service social service agency committed to strengthening families and individuals through inclusive and effective programs and services for residents in the Malvern and Rouge River riding located in North-east Scarborough.