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February 3, 2022

ENMAX’s donation to Bissell Centre’s Community Bridge program to help vulnerable Albertans with essential needs support


Calgary, Alta. – ENMAX is pleased to support Edmonton’s most vulnerable with a $100,000 donation over two years to Bissell Centre’s Community Bridge program.

Community Bridge is a rapid response intervention program to stop eviction, utility disconnection or foreclosure. It is a one-time assistance program which is used as a last resort once all other options have been explored.

"At ENMAX, we continually strive to do our part to help build stronger and more resilient communities by giving back in meaningful ways," said Kara Kingston, Director, Brand, Communications and Community at ENMAX. "Our support of community partners like Bissell Centre will help increase their capacity to continue their vital work supporting those experiencing challenges with their energy costs."

Bissell Centre in Edmonton provides services and supports for the city’s most vulnerable, with a goal to end poverty. The Community Bridge program provides financial coaching to create a budget and a financial action plan, guidance to negotiate with a property owner or utility company, and support to create a sustainable pathway out of crisis.

"Preventing homelessness is one of the important keys to ending homelessness," s​​aid Zulaurys (Zula) Romero Medina, Team Lead, Financial Empowerment–Community Development with Bissell Centre. "Our Community Bridge Program keeps people in their homes despite the risk of imminent eviction. Without ENMAX and their financial contribution, many individuals and families would be left with nowhere to turn. ENMAX is vital to the health and well-being of our community, and we are so grateful for their support."

For more information on Bissell Centre, visit their website​.​