economic development partnerships
We recognize that contributing to the economy beyond our direct operations improves the quality of life for our communities.
Chevron Canada builds partnerships with organizations that provide vital social services and build local business capacity and capability. Our partners support and empower individuals to develop new job skills, increase the availability of locally provided goods and services and contribute to the community's economic growth and diversity. On an ongoing basis, Chevron provides a number of scholarship programs to support local skill development and local industry. We also partner with those that help local businesses meet industry and Chevron contracting standards. Examples of Chevron Canada partnerships include:
Chevron Canada, through Kitimat LNG, supports Skills Canada B.C.’s interactive skills competitions and INDspire in-school presentations. Skills’ programs encourage teachers and students to learn more about careers in skilled trades and technology. Through regional, provincial, national and even international competitions, students compete in robotics, coding and skilled trade competitions ranging from construction and machine operation to culinary and fashion.
Chevron Canada began its partnership with Stella’s Circle in 2005. The organization provides services to adults who have a variety of barriers to employment. They offer residential counselling, housing development, employment preparation and skill development strategies that lead to employment. With Chevron’s support, Stella’s Circle has launched two social enterprises: CanDo, an employment service created for participants with complex multiple barriers to employment, and CleanStart, a commercial cleaning service. Both programs provide real work experience and a sense of accomplishment for participants, as well as providing much-needed funding to the organization itself.
support for local business organizations
Chevron Canada is a proud member of numerous Chamber of Commerce organizations across Canada in communities where we operate. We believe that Chamber of Commerce organizations are one method for small business to network and advocate for a strong local business community. Chevron Canada also supports a number of Excellence in Business events at Chambers to help celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of small business owners.
CEO, Stella’s Circle
women building futures
We are proud to support the work of Women Building Futures, which is helping to break down barriers for Aboriginal women and prepare them for a future career in trades. The organization provides comprehensive support for women through the trades’ employment process, from readiness assessments through to on-the-job training.