YMCA River Run

Cancarb is the title sponsor for the YMCA River Run, which has been held in June for each of the past 35 years. Cancarb employees certainly enjoy the volunteer opportunities the event generates which often includes more than 25% of our staff. In addition to promoting community wellness, the YMCA River Run raises money for the YMCA’s various wellness programs which target community members of all ages.

The Robb Nash Project

In March 2020 Cancarb was a major sponsor of the Rob Nash Project in Medicine Hat. This is an immersive concert experience that engages young people through the power of music and storytelling to address topics related to mental health such as depression, self-harm, addiction, bullying, and suicidal ideation. The Project is very highly regarded having received many accolades including the Governor General Service Medal, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Robb Nash Website



United Way South Eastern Alberta

Cancarb is an ongoing patron of the local United Way, matching the first $5000 of employee donations each year during their annual fundraising drive. In 2019 together we proudly raised a total of $22,598 for this very worthy community charity.



Cancarb Educational Scholarships

Cancarb provides scholarships totaling > $4200 every year to various local junior high, high school and college students supporting them in their educational dreams.


Be Youth Centre

Cancarb is proud to sponsor Be Youth Centre. Be Youth provides a fun and safe environment that welcomes all youth aged 11-17 with free programming to try something new, meet friends and participate in the community all while enjoying social-recreational activities. 

Be Youth Centre Website

Kiwanis Science Fair

Cancarb sponsors the Kiwanis Southeast Alberta Science Fair with monetary and volunteer contributions. Supporting the next generation of innovative carbon black engineers and scientists!

Helping Families

Bridges Family Programs builds on strengths for the betterment of children, youth, families and the community, by providing information, family support and community connections allowing families to become resilient, self-reliant and realize their potential. In 2020 Cancarb matched Cancarb employees’ contributions to Bridges, raising more than $3400 for their programs.

Bridges Family Programs Association website


Community Giving


In 2020 Cancarb seconded two student interns to the Food Bank for a period of 3 weeks to support them during the COVID crisis when many of their volunteers could not be as active as normal.  The students were kept busy at the Food Bank helping them to keep the operation running, all the while maintaining the necessary social distancing protocols.

Medicine Hat and District Food Bank Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat and District

It’s a tradition for Cancarb to sponsor the annual report and board meeting of the local branch Big Brothers Big Sisters. And in 2020 Cancarb was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Bowl for Kid’s Sake, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.