In 2018, Emera invested over $18 million in to our communities. This included a special, one-time contribution to Memorial University to establish the Emera Innovation Exchange - a public collaboration and engagement space to help support entrepreneurship and innovation in Atlantic Canada.

Emera’s story happens here, in the places we serve. Our companies have grown up with their communities and share a heritage going back more than a century.

Every day we deliver the energy that powers our communities. We are also contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of the places we work and are investing in initiatives that are building stronger, safer and more innovative communities

Emera's Community Investment focus areas are:

Youth Opportunities

We are committed to building stronger communities and supporting the leaders of tomorrow. We are investing in opportunities for young people to learn and grow. Our efforts will prioritize support for initiatives that focus on improving inclusion and diversity.


Our commitment to safety starts with our team and extends to our partners, our communities and our environment. We are committed to operating our business safely and raising awareness about safety practices.


Innovation is a key driver of growth for our communities. We recognize that recent large-scale innovation investments such as the Emera ideaHub, the Emera & NB Power Research Centre for Smart Grid Technologies and the Emera Innovation Exchange, combined with smaller-scale investments, will enable new ideas, approaches and solutions.

Learn more about our community approach in the 2017 Emera Sustainability Update


 Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship

We are proud to announce Christina Nguyen is the 2019 recipient of the Chris Huskilson Emera Scholarship. A graduate of Halifax West High School, Christina will study engineering at Dalhousie University, with a focus on cleaner energy. 

Christina receives a $40,000 scholarship, a paid 12-week internship, and a mentor from Emera's leadership team. The scholarship is one way we are investing in the leaders of tomorrow and a brighter future for Atlantic Canada.