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Building community

Our impact on the community is central in our decision making. In our dedication to sustainability, it’s important we take action that improves the greater regional community. We’re doing the right things right for our communities.

We approach equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with a simple and meaningful goal – to create ‘An airport for everyone.’ This includes employees, passengers, airlines and business partners – everyone in our community. To learn more specifically about our work on EDI please visit here.

As part of our  Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership, our social commitment is crucial. Our facility aims to be accessible, and we want to celebrate diversity. As a leader in our community, we want to take new action to underline our belief that diversity is a strength and creating an inclusive space is both a privilege and a responsibility in our collaborative recovery. People should feel represented here at Edmonton International Airport. This is part of our long-term commitment to keep learning and improving together with our community, employees, passengers and our partners. We look forward to continuing this journey with you.

Investing in our community

Our Community Investment Program supports organizations that build community spirit, provide long-term benefits and enhance the region’s quality of life.

One of the ways we support our community partners is through in-kind sponsorship. YEG is a prime location for community organizations to spread their messages to a large audience. We prioritize projects, groups, and events that focus on aviation education and heritage, as well as tourism and trade promotion.

This year YEG is sponsoring a number of festivals including the Edmonton Heritage Festival.

For more information, contact Community Investment

Meet our community partners

We’re proud to partner with amazing organizations who work hard to create a vibrant and healthy community. Here are just a few of the organizations who make our world better and brighter.

  • Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Alberta Ballet
  • Alberta Craft Council
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival
  • Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Country Music Awards
  • Chrysalis
  • Citadel Theatre
  • CKUA
  • Music in the Terminal
  • Edmonton Eskimos
  • Edmonton International Athletics Festival
  • Edmonton Oilers
  • Edmonton Opera
  • Edmonton Public Library
    • Reynolds Museum
    • Royal Alberta Museum
    • Special Olympics
    • St. John Ambulance
    • STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service)
    • Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
    • TELUS World of Science
    • The Works
    • United Way
    • University of  Alberta
    • You’re Welcome Awards
    • YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support Services)

Supporting community events and festivals

YEG also provides financial and promotional support to community organizations and initiatives that help make our community a great place to live, work and play.

With the support of our partners over the years, YEG has raised over $795,000 for local Edmonton and area charities through our annual Charity Golf Classic. This year, we expect to eclipse the $1,000,000 mark.

YEG is a supporter and participant in Edmonton’s two premier summer festivals, K-Days and Heritage Days. We are also very proud to support Canada’s Armed Services, who are honoured every November 11 in YEG’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Sustainable procurement

We realize the importance of our supply chain. We look to use our purchasing power to buy what has the best value for the company as well as eco and social consciousness. We are expanding our efforts in this space and aim to promote local businesses with diverse ownership.

Learn more about our sustainability initiatives