We support Québec’s cultural, social and economic life with donations and sponsorships from a budget provided for in our Business Plan.

With a view to sustainability, we support projects that foster our corporate citizenship, maintain or improve our community relations, or promote our strategies, programs and services. In 2017, donations and sponsorships totalled $19.1 million.


  • 25 scholarships were awarded to students at Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal. The award recipients are all master’s and PhD students whose research covers fields related to Hydro-Québec’s activities.
  • In 2017, we donated to 11,119 used printer cartridges to the Mira Foundation, which collects them for resale. Worth $73,626, our donation allowed two people to be given a specially trained Mira dog.
  • Following upgrades to the Chicoutimi administrative center, we donated office furniture to 11 Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean NPOs that support people who are ill, disadvantaged or vulnerable. (Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean)
  • Hydro-Québec donated 275 cords of wood to the Havre-Saint-Pierre hunting and fishing association following clearing operations in the vicinity of the Romaine complex. (Côte-Nord)

Breakdown of donations – 2017

This graph illustrates the breakdown of donations in 2017:

  • Charity, including United Way/Centraide: 36.7%
  • Health: 33.3%
  • Education: 30.0%

Breakdown of sponsorships – 2017

This graph shows the breakdown of sponsorships in 2017:

  • Science: 5.0%
  • Culture: 57.5%
  • Socioeconomic partners: 22.4%
  • Sports: 8.4%
  • Environment and sustainability: 6.7%

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