Community Contributions

At Kingston Midstream, we pride ourselves on emphasizing priority on maintaining strong relationships with the communities in which we live and operate in; supporting non-profit organizations, charities, fundraisers and community programming.

Over the past five years, we have contributed over $500,000 towards these programs in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. 

Giving Through the Richardson Foundation

The Richardson Foundation is the main conduit for Kingston Midstream’s charitable giving and community investment.  Kingston Midstream contributes a portion of its annual earnings to the Foundation, as a subsidiary of JRSL. Three times a year, the Richardson Foundation Board of Trustees meets to select charities to support and allocate funding to them, based on set guidelines.

“Specifically, the Richardson Foundation endeavors to support registered Canadian charities in the following areas: the Visual and Performing Arts, Education, Youth Initiatives and Environmental Issues. The Foundation does not support health care/health care initiatives, religious or sectarian organizations and conferences/seminars. Under Canada Revenue guidelines, support from this source cannot be directed to an individual under any circumstances.” 

Reference: https://www.jrsl.ca/philanthropy/funding-guidelines/

For more information on applying through Kingston Midstream for funding from the Richardson Foundation, please see the “Community Investment Application Process” file. 

Additional Community Investments

Kingston Midstream recognizes there are circumstances where it is appropriate to supplement the Foundation’s community investment program through direct local funding.  Specifically, Kingston Midstream supports community investment, as it relates to its social license to operate.

Kingston Midstream supports community investments and volunteering activities of its employees, by partnering with non-profit and charitable organizations that are based in and/or support the communities in which the Company operates.  The Company donates through monetary giving, sponsorship and in-kind contributions.  Within this framework, Kingston Midstream focuses on investing in organizations that create a sense of community and wellness, improve access to education, enhance safety and protect the environment.

SAFETY

Kingston Midstream fosters vital relationships with safety organizations, emphasizing priority on mental heatlh organizations, first responders,  fire departments, emergency medical services, police stations and search and rescue operations

ENVIRONMENT

Kingston Midstream collaborates with local organizations that strengthen sustainable environmental stewardship, through investing in programs that care about the air, land, water and wildlife.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

Kingston Midstream promotes community spaces, initiatives and events designed to build strong communities. The Company invests in programs and organizations that endeavor to have positive impacts on the local economy and advances overall community health and wellness.

EDUCATION

Kingston Midstream invests in education and training initiatives that develop and maintain a skilled workforce for Company operations and build on community capacity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Close proximity to Kingston Midstream operations
  • Benefit more than a few individuals
  • Focus on material community concerns

 Ineligible Organizations

  • For profit organizations
  • Political organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • Private organizations
  • Individuals

For more information on applying for funding from Kingston Midstream, please see the                     “Community Investment Application Process” file. 

2019 Community Contribution Video 

This heartfelt highlight video showcases some of the communities and organizations that                Kingston Midstream contributed to over the past year.