ETS’ key philanthropic programs and activities based on following criteria:

  • Edmonton-based organizations that contribute to the social and environmental well-being of the community.
  • Initiatives that contribute to improving the quality of life in Edmonton.
  • Initiatives that support the volunteer efforts of ETS staff in their local communities.
  • Initiatives that generate community support for public transit.
  • Helps existing or prospective transit customers in some way.
  • Progress the ETS brand image and service quality.

ETS does not contribute to:

  • Requests for free or discounted fare product and/or charter service.  ETS supports DONATE A RIDE which provides transit tickets to social service agencies.
  • Individuals.
  • Requests for cash donations to fund-raising campaigns.
  • Projects outside of the city of Edmonton.
  • Political organizations.
  • Events after the fact.
  • Requests for ongoing support.
  • When the organization is funded to a significant level by another level of government.
  • Free transit for conferences.  The ETS Convention Pass offers special pricing for groups over 50 people.