Celebrating YOU!

The Community Impact Awards celebrate the extraordinary community members who come together to #BeUnited and address social issues affecting Calgary and the surrounding area.

Recipients were announced live on Thursday, April 28.

Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy

The Culbert Family Award for Philanthropy is presented annually to two young professionals for their charitable giving and outstanding work in their community. Winners of this award receive $2,000 to invest in their professional development or philanthropic endeavours.

Recipients:

Alice Lam
Jordan Guildford

Welcome to United Way

This award recognizes organizations that are supporting United Way for the first time. To be eligible, the organization must not have conducted an employee campaign during the past five consecutive years.

Recipients:

CDN Controls Ltd.
Cohesive
Fifth Avenue Volkswagen
Hadrian Solutions ULC
Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants Ltd.
Northern RNA
SysGen Solutions Group
TechnipFMC Canada Ltd.
Topaz Energy
WestGen Technologies Inc.

Spirit of Volunteerism, Education, and Engagement

This award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated remarkable creativity and passion in engaging employees during United Way campaigns. Recipients of this award have transitioned to offering meaningful opportunities to staff both virtually and in person.

Nominees:

BMO Financial Group
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Canada Revenue Agency
EY
Imperial
Keyera
RBC
Symcor Inc.
Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Recipient:

Keyera

Quantum Leap (over 250 employees)

This award recognizes organizations and their employees who have achieved significant growth in the current year over the previous year, including an increase in funds raised and number of donors. Candidates also demonstrated significant management support.

Nominees:

Canadian Natural
Chevron
ENMAX
Paramount Resources Ltd.
Shell Canada Limited
TriSummit Utilities
Wood’s Homes Society

Recipient:

Canadian Natural

Quantum Leap (under 250 employees)

This award recognizes organizations and their employees who have achieved significant growth in the current year over the previous year, including an increase in funds raised and number of donors. Candidates also demonstrated significant management support.

Nominees:

ARC Financial Corp.
Mawer Investment Management Ltd.
Peters & Co. Limited
Ridgeback Resources Inc.

Recipient:

Ridgeback Resources Inc.

Power of One

This award recognizes a United Way volunteer who has exceeded expectations in creating greater awareness of United Way through their personal involvement and initiative in their workplace campaign.

Nominees:

Anna Clarkson, Scotiabank
Darlene Zurkan, Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
Leona Lee and Krista Supervich, Black Diamond Group
Loana Valdez
Todd Richardson, Lexus of Royal Oak
Valerie Gingras, Canadian Western Bank

Recipient:

Anna Clarkson, Scotiabank

Workplace Excellence

This award celebrates noteworthy campaigns that demonstrated industry excellence by exhibiting strong management support, a significant increase in both Leadership giving and total donations, a surge in employee involvement, and/or has taken a fresh and innovative approach to their United Way campaign.

Recipients: 

Alberta Energy Regulator
Birchcliff Energy Ltd.
Calgary John Howard Society
Enbridge Inc.
EY
NOVA Chemicals
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Trans Mountain

Award of Excellence (over 250 employees)

This award recognizes candidates that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative campaigns with active Leadership giving programs and a commitment to making Calgary a resilient and caring community where everyone thrives.

Nominees:

ARC Resources
Canada Energy Regulator
The City of Calgary
Deloitte
Enbridge Inc.
Nutrien Ltd.
Worley

Recipient:

Nutrien Ltd.

Award of Excellence (under 250 employees)

This award recognizes candidates that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative campaigns with active Leadership giving programs and a commitment to making Calgary a resilient and caring community where everyone thrives.

Nominees:

Baccalieu Energy Inc.
NuVista Energy Ltd.
Surge Energy Inc.

Recipient:

Surge Energy Inc.

President’s Award

Honoured for exceptional contribution to United Way and our community, this organization has been chosen for this special recognition because of its inspiring commitment and efforts in support of our city.

Recipient:

Shell Canada Limited

Help us celebrate with #BeUnited

In the coming days and weeks, we will be celebrating all our award winners on social media. Help us celebrate by sharing their accomplishments and join the conversation using the hashtag #BeUnited.

Don’t forget to follow us so you don’t miss a thing. You might even find some inspiration for your next employee giving campaign!

Adam SlaterCommunity Impact Awards