Community Stories

At Emera, we are committed to making our communities stronger and safer by investing in the places where our employees live and work. Last year we contributed more than $13 million to community-based initiatives across our operating companies. We actively collaborate with community organizations to understand and address the needs they’ve identified to make our communities work for everyone. Learn more about our recent partnerships below.

Shelter Movers Nova Scotia


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Shelter Movers Nova Scotia provides survivor-centered moving and storage services at no cost to people fleeing abuse in Halifax Regional Municipality, South Shore, and Annapolis Valley. Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing housing crisis have created an exponential crisis for survivors of abuse, Emera partnered with Shelter Movers Nova Scotia to ensure that the immediate requests for their services are met. As an organization committed to safety, we recognize the important work Shelter Movers Nova Scotia does to keep our communities safe. By providing funding through Emera's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund, Shelter Movers Nova Scotia has been able to:

  • increase the number of moves per month
  • secure additional, much needed storage space for the upcoming year
  • increase volunteer recruitment and engagement efforts to ensure volunteers have the necessary equipment and training to conduct a safe and efficient move

 

Every One Every Day


As part of our journey to support Truth and Reconciliation, we are proud to announce Emera’s investment in Every One Every Day (EOED) Kjipuktuk-Halifax, a project led by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC). Emera’s three-year commitment will support the Neighbourhood Shopfronts stream of the EOED platform, which will bring together people from different parts of Halifax’s North End neighbourhood to create and learn from one another. At Emera, we believe that practical participation through the Neighbourhood Shopfronts can become a key building block for inclusive social and economic development – creating hubs for community innovation and co-creation while fostering a sense of belonging for all Nova Scotians to thrive in a more diverse and resilient society.

 

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Tribe Network


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In November, Emera and Tribe Network collectively launched the Tribe IDEA Fellowship presented by Emera. This initiative will provide participants with access to peer networks, mentors, and industry experts, creating opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) to pursue entrepreneurship and innovation in Atlantic Canada. This partnership will help provide resources and support that have historically been lacking for BIPOC entrepreneurs and community leaders. The first cohort will consist of 14 Fellows, with backgrounds ranging from public policy to communications to renewable energy.

 

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)


Through Emera and Nova Scotia Power’s joint partnership with ISANS, we launched the Youth Explore! Program. Youth Explore! offers a youth-friendly, safe space to empower newcomer youth to increase their knowledge of life in Canada, connect to community resources, meet other youth, and build confidence and employability skills. In the first year of this three-year initiative, ISANS enrolled over 30 youth in the program, supporting participants in areas such as tutoring, recreational activities, and securing employment.

 

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