Giving Back

WHEN PEOPLE THRIVE, COMMUNITIES PROSPER.

Bouchier’s culture is one of family, in the largest sense of the word. We extend our definition of family beyond employees to include the Indigenous community.  Over the last 10 years we’ve committed to supporting initiatives that engage and empower people to be successful – not only today, but for generations to come.

$4 Million dollars and hundreds of volunteer hours in community giving…and growing.

Where We Invest:

Bouchier invests in three areas proven to make a meaningful and measurable difference:

Culture & Community: 

Investing in community and economic prosperity, engaging people to celebrate their heritage and developing workforce skills and pathways needed to thrive.

  • Bourque-Bouchier Trust: Created to improve the quality of life and economic status of Indigenous communities across Canada. Annual investment initiatives contribute to enhancing clean water, security, road maintenance, construction, facility maintenance and more.
  • Fort McKay Treaty Days: Annual Lead Sponsor
  • Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association: Board Membership
  • Northern Lights Health Foundation
  • Wood Buffalo Regional Library: Cultural Corner sponsor
  • Fort McKay Treaty Days: Presenting sponsor
  • Fort McKay Community: Supporter and council member
  • Fort Chipewyan Community: Supporter
  • Fort McMurray First Nation Arena: Zamboni sponsor
  • Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association: Major sponsor

“The Northern Lights Health Foundation is thrilled to announce two gifts totaling $500,000 from David Bouchier  and Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, marking the two largest philanthropic gifts to date”.

Youth: 

Investing in developing the mindset, education and skills needed for the next generation to be successful in adulthood.

  • Fort McKay First Nation: Returning council-member David Bouchier has pledged to donate half of his salary for the next four years to support the development of youth-focused programs and the local recreation centre.
  • Canada’s Arctic Winter Games: Supporter
  • Apple Schools: Multi-year contributor, Board Member
  • Franks Spragins School: Breakfast Program sponsor
  • Careers—the Next Generation: Supporter
  • Keyano College: Board of Governors
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fort McMurray
  • Wood’s Homes
  • Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (NAABA): Supporter and Board Member

Female Empowerment: 

Investing in and mentoring young females for leadership and economic empowerment in the community.

  • Girls Inc.: Lead Sponsor of this organization focused on creating long lasting mentorship relationships to equip young girls to break the cycle of poverty and become role models in their community.

Our commitment to giving back to our community provides real and lasting change…right here, at home.

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