Algoma Steel in the Community

As a founding industry and the largest employer in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Steel has a direct interest in advancing and preserving the quality of life in our community.  The people at Algoma Steel continually strive to offer a responsible balance of time and resources to the community where we work and live.

In addition to a sustainable approach to minimizing environmental impact, the Company has a long history of charitable giving and corporate sponsorship with numerous community-based causes.

In particular, Algoma Steel’s history with the United Way dates back more than 50 years as both a founder and a leading corporate supporter.



Our commitment to community extends to the development of our youth. For this reason, we have created scholarship opportunities with preference for children of Algoma Steel’s past and present employees. See below for more information on each of the scholarships we offer.  

Institutional Scholarships

For students already enrolled in college or university.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine:  Algoma Bursary, endowed for the benefit of a full time student from the geographical region of Sault Ste. Marie.  The recipient must be a resident of a northern, rural or remote community for a minimum of 10 years and demonstrate financial need.

Sault College: Algoma Award of Excellence is awarded to 2nd or 3rd year full-time students of Sault College enrolled in a technical trades, engineering technology, or computer studies.  Recipients are selected by the Scholarship, Bursary, and Awards Committee.  First consideration is given to a child, grandchild, or ward of a current employee or retiree.  Second consideration is given to a graduate of a secondary school in the Algoma district.

Algoma University: Algoma Student Assistance Award is given annually to an Algoma University student enrolled in full-time studies in business, computer science or chemistry, who is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.  First consideration for this award is given to a child, grandchild or legal ward of a current employee or retiree.  Second consideration is given to a student who is a graduate of a secondary school in the Algoma region of Ontario.  Recipients of this award will have demonstrated an open and respectful attitude, maturity, entrepreneurial ability, accountability and a willingness to participate in community life.