There is value beyond ourselves in the communities where we operate. We care enough to look for it.
As a responsible energy producer, we are committed to giving back to the communities where our people live and work and we do this in a number of ways:
We focus our activities on helping to address the issue of homelessness and proverty in the communities where our people live and work.
Here are just some of the organizations we supported in 2012:
- Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC)
We have been a sponsor of AARC's annual gala benefit dinner for several years running and look forward to supporting another successful event in 2013.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
Proceeds from our annual staff golf tournament always go to a great cause. 2012 proceeds helped fund much-needed renovations at Avenue 15 and Safe House.
- Calgary Drop-In Centre ("The DI")
In addition to our meal sponsorship, we helped serve lunch on a monthly basis and plan to continue lending a helping hand throughout 2013!
- Calgary Homeless Foundation
In addition to providing volunteers for Project Homeless Connect (PHC14), we co-sponsored the one-day event, which helped those at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Calgary to access support from more than 45 agencies and service providers all in one location.
- Harlingen Foodbank
Our staff in the Netherlands once again supported the local foodbank as part of their holiday initiative.
- Hockey Helps the Homeless
As co-sponsor of the 2012 tournament, we helped raise over $175,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Inn From the Cold and YWCA of Calgary.
- Humans Helping Humans
We're proud to have sponsored the second annual Humans Helping Humans charity hockey tournament. Our support has helped make the dream of home ownership a reality for more people in Drayton Valley.
- St. Bartholomew's House
We continued our support of St. Bart's, which provides community based support, accommodation and assistance to homeless individuals in Perth, Australia.
- United Way of Calgary and Area
We are honoured to be the recipient of a Spirits of Gold award in the category of Leading The Way (under 500 employees). Our 2012 workplace campaign raised over $320,000 for United Way. Through pledging, corporate matching and special events, we have helped raise over $2.2 million since1996 to help make Calgary a city that is great for everyone.
- V-Powered Kids
We launched the V-Powered Kids program at the Early Childhood Development Centre in Drayton Valley because we recognize that funding quality early childhood education is a key poverty reduction strategy. In addition to our financial support, we are providing hands on support so that the centre can expand its programming, reach a greater number of families and offer a new breakfast program.
- Vermilion Energy / YWCA Employment Resource Centre
We are evolving our partnership with the YWCA of Calgary in order to serve a broader number of individuals who need our help in accessing the tools to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. While the doors at the Vermilion Energy / YWCA Skills Training Centre will be closing, the new Vermilion Energy YWCA Employment Resource Centre will be opening this spring at the YWCA's downtown location. The goal is to offer services to a broader population and partner with existing educational institutions to create more opportunities for training and employment.
- Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Eighteen of Vermilion's bravest gents sported heels in support of the YWCA of Calgary. We helped raise over $20,000, earning Vermilion 3rd place as the top fundraising team in our city!
- YWCA of Calgary
For a second year in a row, we were the presenting sponsor of the WHYWHISPER Gala, which raised over $544,000 for important YWCA programming.
We support and take part in community initiatives tailored to local needs and opportunities in the areas where we operate.
We support the volunteer activities of our people and their families. It's our way of thanking them for giving their time and energy to their communities.
Days of Caring
We organize "hands-on" opportunities for staff and their families to engage in company-sponsored volunteer activities during business hours. Our 2012 initiative was held at the YWCA's downtown location and involved over 80 members of our team!
Senior Community Investment Advisor
Vermilion Energy Inc.
3500, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R3