At Coastal GasLink, our values and mission are centered around the communities where we live and operate. We remain committed to building a culture of community giving, now and well into the future. Over the past year, we have delivered on that commitment through TC Energy’s Community Investment program, Build Strong. In 2022, Coastal GasLink donated more than $1.4M to local and Indigenous communities in Northern B.C., totaling $11M since project inception in 2012.
As the project surpasses 80 per cent completion, we know that the foundation of our success in reaching this milestone was largely thanks to the support of the communities who welcomed us as neighbours. We don’t take this support lightly and are happy to be able to contribute to initiatives that help to build a lasting legacy in the communities that have hosted us since construction activities commenced in late 2018.
Project Director of Public Affairs
Coastal GasLink’s community investments were directed towards initiatives that contribute to community safety, environmental stewardship, education, and community socioeconomic well-being across Northern B.C. These community investments also include community infrastructure, such as a legacy donation of $100,000 from Coastal GasLink and Sureus-Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) toward a new public library in Chetwynd. We have also worked closely with Indigenous communities to support reconciliation and deliver positive social, environmental and economic outcomes for the Indigenous communities where we have the privilege to live and operate.
“The support we have received from Northern B.C. communities has been the backbone of this project. It’s so important to us to be a good neighbour that not only creates meaningful opportunities to work on the Project today, but also contributes to strong and vibrant communities where we live and work,” said Kiel Giddens, Project Director of Public Affairs, Coastal GasLink. “As a company, we support bringing industry and communities together to foster prosperity. I’m proud to say we are leaving a lasting legacy here in Northern B.C.”
Our employees are also committed to giving back to their communities, and through TC Energy’s employee giving program, donated more than $330,000. This includes donations supporting our bottle drive program and a project-wide Legacy of Giving campaign in partnership with United Way of Northern BC.
As we enter into our final year of construction in 2023, Coastal GasLink’s Public Affairs and Indigenous Relations teams are continuously looking for their next giving opportunities. If you are a registered non-profit organization in Northern B.C., keep an eye on our website for partnership opportunities in the new year.