Essential needs


Helping Albertans with essential needs

Providing support for vulnerable customers through our longstanding partnerships with community organizations and programs.

Looking for payment support?

If you, or someone you know, is struggling to pay an energy bill, resources are available that can help.

Providing support to vulnerable customers

To support vulnerable customers with energy affordability and other essential needs, we have long-standing relationships with key Alberta partners including Trellis Society, Distress Centre Calgary, United Way of Calgary & Area, United Way of Central Alberta and Bissell Centre. These partnerships allow us to help customers access the resources and support they need.



of our community investment budget supports energy affordability.
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Partner spotlight

Distress Centre

Operating since 1970, the Distress Centre offers professional counselling, a 24-hour crisis line, financial assistance and resources to community members experiencing any kind of crisis in Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Since 2011, ENMAX has invested more than $1.1M in the Distress Centre, including contributions to the Basic Needs Fund that offers emergency financial support to families in crisis. We also sponsor the organization’s annual volunteer appreciation event, recognizing the selfless people who make a difference working on the frontlines.

More ENMAX community

Essential needs

Helping Albertans with essential services

Providing support for essential services to vulnerable customers through our longstanding partnerships with valuable organizations and programs.
Energy education

Energy in the classroom and community

Our partnerships provide programs to educate community members about electricity and how to use it safely and efficiently.

Support today for tomorrow’s leaders

Offering various student scholarships in environmental leadership, trades, electrical engineering and business.