The CONNECTIONS Program depends on donations and sponsorships to run, maintain, and build this incredible learning experience. We gratefully acknowledge the companies, organizations, groups, and individuals, who have partnered with us to bring this unique, life-changing opportunity to Alberta high school students.

RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other countries. For more information, please visit

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at

Kiwanis and Kamp Kiwanis

Kiwanis is an international organization of volunteers who work to improve life for all, working with children of various ages to improve their lives and the communities in which they live.  CONNECTIONS is greatly supported by Kiwanis through the provision of the Kamp Kiwanis facility located near Calgary, Alberta.

Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC)

ADLC supports the CONNECTIONS Program by hosting the course on its online learning platform. We also partner to work with schools throughout Alberta to participate in the program.

Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund

The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund (the Fund) supports the Alberta Government's efforts to foster equality, promote fairness, and encourage the creation of inclusive workplaces and communities. The Fund supports the human rights and diversity work of community organizations and educational initiative undertaken by the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

Cenovus Energy - Legacy Supporter

Cenovus Energy provides funding to many organizations that work with youth. Their goal with all of their community investments is to bring education based partners together to help further enhance learning in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The company's legacy contribution to the CONNECTIONS Program has been pivotal to our success in many Alberta schools.

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian, integrated oil company. It is committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Alliance Pipeline - Former Supporter

Alliance Pipeline owns and operates a natural gas transmission system which delivers high-energy natural gas from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to the Chicago market hub. Since Alliance Pipeline commenced operations in 2000, the company has contributed more than $13.8 million towards community initiatives and programs focused in education, environmental stewardship, safety, leadership and community development in the communities across the pipeline system.

Funders and Sponsors

  • RBC Foundation
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Kamp Kiwanis
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Alliance Pipeline
  • TD Friends of the Enivornment Foundation
  • Rife Resources Ltd