Over 15 years, FortisAlberta has been a valued supporter of RMHC Alberta – not only by way of significant financial support to the tune of over $100K, but everything from refreshing the Magic Room in Red Deer, to volunteering in the Houses cooking meals; sponsoring, attending and volunteering at events, and contributing gift-in-kind items for families.

RMHC Alberta is grateful for the support and feel so fortunate that our mission aligns with FortisAlberta’s community investment strategy and their pillars of giving.

Like RMHC Alberta – who serves families from almost 200 communities across the province – Fortis serves 240 communities.

“We know these families and children are travelling long distances and there’s nothing better than to arrive at a facility after the upheaval these families are experiencing and see a familiar face in FortisAlberta,” says Mona Bartsoff, Corporate Communications Advisor.

“Whether they live in Wetaskiwin or Bassano, we know they see a familiar face in FortisAlberta, and it’s important to us to show our support at a time when they need us the most.”

“We are an electricity distribution provider – that’s what we do, but that’s not why we do it,” adds Jamie Irving, Marketing Advisor.

“We do more than turn the lights on. We care about our people, we empower our communities to do what matters,” Irving adds.

Retired Fortis employee Ron Landon, who worked for the company for 44 years, has volunteered at Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer since 2012 as an event volunteer at our golf tournament and curling bonspiel, as well as cooking meals for families through our Home for Dinner program.

Landon does it because he feels he’s meeting the needs of families who are in need at the time. He jokes that over the years the “Fortis chicken” has become a bit of a legend at the House. “It’s comfort food for families who are generally not going through a good time. We always get asked for the recipe,” Landon says. “It’s a great opportunity to serve, and I always feel their gratitude.”

“FortisAlberta supports our employees and supports the families we serve,” says Bartsoff. “We truly do care to be there and if it matters to a community or a person, then it matters to us.”