Lethbridge College announced a $50,000 gift to support student awards from FortisAlberta during the opening ceremonies of FNMI Days in October. The gift will support FNMI students and provide four awards per year of $2,500 each.
“Part of Lethbridge College’s mandate is to create an inclusive environment for our FNMI and non-FNMI learners to enrich the educational experience of the entire student body,” says Lethbridge College President and CEO Paula Burns. “Thanks to the generosity of FortisAlberta, we will be able to make that support available to even more FNMI students in the years ahead. We want education at Lethbridge College to be accessible to everyone with the determination to achieve, regardless of their ability to afford.”
As owner and operator of more than 60 per cent of Alberta’s total electric distribution network and more than 120,000 kilometres of power lines, FortisAlberta’s focus is the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to its 530,000 customers in 200 communities across Alberta. FortisAlberta’s community investment strategy focuses on safety, education, the environment and wellness in the communities we serve. “Education is your future, you are our future,” says FortisAlberta Stakeholder Relations Manager Stan Orlesky. “FortisAlberta is proud to support you, the future leaders of your communities.”