Community Investment

At Emera Inc., we support meaningful programs and initiatives in the communities where our employees live and work. Our Community Investment Program focuses on making our communities stronger and safer, as well as more innovative, inclusive, and diverse.

Our key focus areas are:

  • Youth Opportunities - We support the leaders of tomorrow by investing in opportunities for young people to learn and grow – focusing on education and career development to build stronger, more inclusive communities for future generations.
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship -  We invest in innovative projects that enable new ideas, approaches, and solutions to the issues that our communities face. We support the changemaking entrepreneurs whose work is driving growth for Halifax and the Atlantic Region more broadly. 
  • Planet & Sustainability - As a team of experts, Emera is focused on our vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. We invest in programs and initiatives that share this commitment to clean energy for future generations. 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund

Within each of these strategic focus areas, we consider opportunities through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion. Recognizing the important value this lens adds, Emera and its operating companies launched the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fund in February 2021. Through this fund, we are collectively investing a minimum of $5 million over five years to support organizations and initiatives advancing inclusion and diversity in our communities. The fund is reflective of Emera’s journey towards an inclusive and diverse culture, supported by active inclusion and diversity employee networks across the organization.


Emera’s Community Investment Program is formally audited by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG). The LBG Model is the recognized global standard for managing, measuring, and reporting community investment, helping companies ensure credibility and accountability in the disclosure of the value of community investment.

Learn more about our community partnerships.