Empower Me Alberta will provide energy savings education to multilingual and multicultural communities in the province
Calgary, AB – Empower Me, Alberta’s first energy efficiency program designed specifically for, and delivered by, diverse communities officially launches this month. The founding partners are Energy Efficiency Alberta and ENMAX Corporation.
Empower Me is a free education and energy conservation program that will help Alberta’s multilingual and multicultural communities save energy and make their homes more comfortable.
Empower Me Alberta focuses on helping diverse communities access important energy efficiency information. The program hires Mentors from these communities, creating both employment and a trusted bridge for communication. The Energy Mentors share valuable information about energy conservation, efficiency, and savings with their peers.
“Energy Efficiency Alberta is thrilled to partner with the Empower Me program in Alberta. This unique program, with its community-focused approach, will create both energy efficiency awareness and real energy savings,” said Monica Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Alberta.
Participants can realize energy savings through multilingual education, information on energy conservation programs, and recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades. Program participants receive a free energy saving kit and tips for how to use it in their home.
“At ENMAX, we believe in powering the potential of our customers and communities, and are very proud to be serving as a founding partner of Empower Me in Alberta,” said Gianna Manes, ENMAX President & Chief Executive Officer. “This unique and valuable program will enhance access to energy efficiency information and resources for Albertans in ways that work for them.”
“Calgary is a diverse city and becomes more so every day. Statistically we know that members of multilingual and multicultural communities have very low participation in energy efficiency programs due to language and cultural factors. The Empower Me program will help to ensure that important utility and energy efficiency information is successfully delivered to these communities, regardless of their first language,” said Yasmin Abraham, Managing Director of Empower Me Alberta.
Empower Me is inclusive and available to everyone, however services are targeted to multicultural and multilingual residents as well as seniors at specific community events and through translated educational materials. The program launches this month in Calgary, will expand to Edmonton later this year, then to additional Alberta communities in 2019.
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About Empower Me Alberta
Empower Me Alberta is an energy conservation and behaviour change program aimed at members of diverse, multilingual communities. It is a peer-to-peer program, delivered in communities, and in language. Empower Me helps participants understand energy bills and choices, save energy, save money, and increase the comfort and safety of their homes.