At TransCanada we don’t just build pipelines, we also build relationships. Whether it’s partnering with community groups, supporting local initiatives or encouraging our employees to be involved in their neighbourhoods, our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities across North America.
To learn more about TransCanada’s community involvement or to apply for funding, please visit TransCanada.com.
TransCanada’s Youth Energy Safe Award
TransCanada would like to recognize youth from not-for-profit organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Future Farmers of America and 4-H for committing to safe digging practices.
Our goal is to teach the next generation the importance of calling/clicking before digging. If your organization is going to be conducting digging projects such as planting trees, shrubs or flowerbeds, installing a mailbox or fence, or building a deck, always remember to request a locate beforehand.
The Youth Energy Safe Award can be earned by:
- Requesting a locate service for a project in a state/province where we operate (see www.TransCanada.com/Maps).
- Submitting the completed application form (see below) and a W-9 form to Public_Awareness@TransCanada.com.
- Once received, the application will be processed for a charitable grant of $1000. Please note, this can take up to six weeks.
- Participants are encouraged to share “selfies” and/or photos of their digging projects to be shared on TransCanada’s social media.
- When submitting photos, please fill out our photo release form.
TransCanada’s Youth Sponsorships
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation, Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Agriculture For Life are all agricultural safety focused non-profit organizations that TransCanada supports. Each organization hosts Safety Days, which are educational one-day events at schools to teach children lessons that help keep them and those around them safe. TransCanada developed an interactive booth that highlights underground utility safety and pipeline leak recognition and response. The presentation has been utilized at hundreds of schools across Canada and the United States.
National FFA Convention and Expo
This annual fall event plays host to nearly 55,000 Future Farmers of America (FFA) members and guests from across the United States. Teens, aged 15-18, participate in various sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, a career show and expo, volunteer activities and much more.
TransCanada’s booth educates teens on energy literacy, pipeline safety and careers in oil and gas.