The Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l’environnement contributes to the enhancement of the environment and long-term protection of Québec’s ecological heritage. The Foundation funds initiatives throughout the province that have positive environmental and social impacts, and that serve the interests of local communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted close to $15 million to 272 projects with an estimated total value of about $48.6 million. Our commitment over more than 16 years demonstrates the company’s intention to be a socially responsible.


  • We provided $25,000 in funding to help the Société de conservation des Îles-de-la-Madeleine acquire a property in Barachois-de-Fatima to create an extremely important conservation corridor. A total of 171 bird species have been observed there, including the rare short-eared owl, horned grebe and Nelson’s sharp-tailed sparrow. Several actions have been planned to protect the environment and make it publically accessible: marking a trail and planting, as well as installing an interpretation panel explaining the ecological wealth of the area.
  • We granted $47,200 to Y’a QuelQu’un l’aut’bord du mur for a project to protect, restore and enhance Thomas-Chapais park in the Montréal borough of Mercier‒Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The project includes installing interpretation panels, designing educational materials, organizing buckthorn eradication activities and planting trees and shrubs.
This field of pearly everlasting in the Barachois-de-Fatima section of Île du Cap aux Meules is the site of an initiative by the Société de conservation des Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
Parc Thomas-Chapais in Montréal’s Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough is the site of a protection, restoration and enhancement initiative carried out by social organization Y’a QuelQu’un l’aut’bord du mur.
Commitments – Fondation Hydro-Québec pour l'environnement
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Projects supported (number) 12 16 18 16
Projects supported (number) 7 9 9 9
Amount granted ($K) 393 964 971 738

See also