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)