Benefits that grow community well-being
In carrying through on Boralex’s growth strategy, we make sure that our operations also enhance the well-being of the communities we operate in. The benefits from our operations take various forms, including creating quality jobs through the construction and operation of our facilities, purchasing goods and services from local suppliers and, in some cases, paying royalties to the community.
Additionally, donations and sponsorships are an important way to step up our efforts to promote better quality of life within communities. Our policy is guided by four themes: community social activities, the environment, education and employee volunteerism. In 2018, Boralex supported a large number of organizations in Canada, France and the United States for a total contribution of $883,000, up nearly 52% from $583,000 in fiscal 2017.
For more information, please download our 2018 Annual Report.
Last updated: April 2019
Supporting knowledge development
In Québec, Boralex has entered into partnerships with different universities with a view to developing knowledge, particularly as relates to renewable energies. Each year, we award a scholarship to support a student project from the faculties of engineering at Université de Sherbrooke and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). We also support Leading the Way, a sustainable development campaign at Bishop’s University, and provide financial backing for the Eclipse solar vehicle club at École de technologie supérieure, and Université Laval’s Structure Team. Not to mention our partnership with HEC Montréal’s Chair in Energy Sector Management.
From left to right: Rémi Gagnon with the Éclipse Solar Car Project and Patrick Lemaire, President and Chief Executiver Officer at Boralex. The goal of the project is to build a car power solely by solar energy and race it accross the globes in such events as the American Solar Challenge, in the United-States of America, and the World Solar Challenge, in Australia.