Community Investment

At ARC, it is our goal to make a positive difference in the communities in which we live and work. Our giving philosophy focuses on empowering lasting change through the support of civic, health and wellness and education programs. We target to invest 0.5 per cent of our rolling three year average net income in charitable organizations, and frequently engage in multi-year commitments.

A strong culture of caring is felt throughout the organization as ARC and its employees not only provide monetary support, but also volunteer time. Again in 2012, the generosity, compassion and dedication of our employees were exemplary. ARC aims to fully support our employees and their efforts.

Since 2008, ARC has donated over $10 million to not-for-profit organizations throughout Calgary and our field communities. In 2012, ARC contributed a total of $3.2 million. Here are some of the highlights from the year:

STARS Foundation

ARC has a multi-year commitment with the STARS Foundation, who provides emergency medical care and transportation to critically ill or injured patients across Alberta. STARS Air Ambulance ensures patients have access to the medical care they need, even when they are far from critical care centres. As part of a five year $400,000 commitment to STARS, ARC donated $80,000 in 2012.

Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business

In 2012, ARC was a founding donor of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business, which was established at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business. The Centre will deliver a new model of leadership development, education and research that is currently unprecedented in Canada. As one of four founding donors, ARC has committed to support the creation and development of the Centre over the next ten years.

Calgary Child Advocacy Centre

ARC is very proud to play a key role in supporting the creation of the Calgary Child Advocacy Centre (“CAC”) with a donation of $1 million in 2012. The Centre will be Alberta’s first full-service facility providing support for children who have been victims of abuse. Implementing a new model of integration CAC brings together the Calgary Police Service, Child and Family Services, Alberta Health Services and the Crown Prosecutor’s office under one roof. Through close collaboration of these agencies CAC’s goal is to more effectively meet the needs of victims, while adhering to the requirements of the investigative and judicial process.

For more information please visit the Community Investment page on our website or the 2012 Corporate Responsibility report at www.ARCResponsibility.com