April 20, 2007 15:09 ET

Record $1.48 Million Donated by the People of ATCO

More Than 450 Charities, Communities Helped Across Alberta

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2007) - ATCO Employees Participating in Communities (EPIC) raised a record $1.48 million for charities across Alberta in 2006, Siegfried Kiefer, Managing Director, Utilities, ATCO Group announced today. In 2005, $1.3 million was raised through ATCO EPIC.

At the special event in Edmonton celebrating both volunteer and fundraising efforts throughout the province, Mr. Kiefer said more than 450 communities and charities benefited in 2006.

The celebration brought together many key ATCO people who led fundraising initiatives within all 10 principal operating companies, along with representatives of several community organizations which benefit from the ATCO EPIC program.

"The people of ATCO every year strive to increase support for Alberta charities and community service organizations and in true testament to their efforts more money was raised in 2006 than ever before in ATCO's 60-year history," said Mr. Kiefer. "ATCO EPIC is an innovative program which allows our people to personally select the registered health and wellness organizations and charities they want to support in communities where they work and live."

The people of ATCO organize and carry out fundraising initiatives and payroll deduction campaigns in workplaces across Alberta. Through a corporate fund-matching program, ATCO companies increase the overall financial impact.

Mr. Kiefer also announced results of the ATCO Employee Volunteer Recognition Program, where an employee contributing 50 hours of volunteer effort receives $150 for the charity of their choice. Through the program ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric, ATCO I-Tek and ATCO Frontec contributed an additional $32,750 based on 36,164 hours of registered volunteering.

ATCO Group is a worldwide organization of companies with more than 7,000 people actively engaged in Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution and Global Enterprises, with companies active in industrial manufacturing, technology, logistics and energy services. For further information please visit

Contact Information

  • ATCO Group
    Siegfried Kiefer
    Managing Director, Utilities &
    Chief Information Officer
    (780) 420-7151