Our Community
Commitment

Supporting and developing the communities where we live and work.

At Bouchier, people matter and being a good neighbour is something we are passionate about. Our collective spirit unites us to care, to inspire and to deliver.

Through our work and partnerships, we strive to be a catalyst for building stronger Indigenous communities. Our roots run deep in the communities where we live and work, and our spirit of togetherness fuels our growth and desire to provide leadership in meeting society’s challenges. This change happens one person at a time – it is real, it is impactful, and it’s right here at home.

Bouchier’s culture is one of family, in the largest sense of the wordWe extend our definition of family beyond employees to include the broader communities we are a part of.  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.

Where We Invest

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

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 DaysAnnual Lead Sponsor
  • Wood Buffalo Food Bank AssociationBoard Membership
  • Northern Lights Health Foundation
  • Wood Buffalo Regional LibraryCultural Corner sponsor
  • Fort McKay Treaty DaysPresenting sponsor
  • Fort McKay CommunitySupporter and council member
  • Fort Chipewyan CommunitySupporter
  • Fort McMurray First Nation ArenaZamboni sponsor
  • Fort McMurray Minor Hockey AssociationMajor 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”.

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

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.