Our employee-led charity, Hearts of Blue, is one of the biggest ways we give back to our community. The charity is funded by employee donations and corporate dollars. Hearts of Blue supports dozens of lower-profile community-based charitable organizations across the province. In 2017, Hearts of Blue donated more than $35,000 to charities such as Wellspring Edmonton, YMCA of Medicine Hat, Brown Bagging it for Calgary’s Kids, Meals on Wheels and the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton. Not only does Hearts of Blue raise money for charity, it also coordinates volunteer opportunities for staff, both during work time and after hours. In 2017, we sponsored and served meals at the Operation Friendship Society, we built houses with Habitat for Humanity, we wrapped presents at Sacred Heart Church for inner city kids and we hosted a baby shower for new moms at the Terra Centre.