WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — G3 has announced it is donating $25,000 to Alberta’s Mental Health Foundation, the province’s only foundation raising funds to support, enhance and transform mental health and addictions care.

Money for the donation will be sourced from funding that had been earmarked for grand opening events at the company’s six Alberta grain elevators that opened in 2020 and 2021. The grand opening ceremonies did not take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The pandemic has had a devastating effect on our communities, including in the area of mental health and well-being,” said Don Chapman, chief executive officer of G3. “We’re pleased to be able to put these funds to use supporting and enhancing the mental health services available to Albertans.”

Deborah McKinnon, president and CEO of the Mental Health Foundation, expressed gratitude to G3 for the contribution.

“At a time when so many Albertans are struggling with their mental health, we can think of no better way to celebrate as a company than by investing back into the community and lifting each other up,” McKinnon said. “Thank you for this impactful gift.”

G3 operates six high-efficiency grain elevators in Alberta at Morinville, Carmangay, Wetaskiwin, Stettler County, Irricana and Vermilion. In addition, the company recently announced plans to build one at Rycroft.