economic development partnerships

working with communities to promote self-sufficiency, job growth and economic development

Employees from Operation Eyesight

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:

skills Canada

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.  

stella’s circle

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.

"We believe that everyone has the capacity to work and can benefit from it. Work that is valued by the employee, employer and society helps people build skills and confidence while adding value to the community."

Lisa Browne

CEO, Stella’s Circle

transform your story fund

Chevron Canada and Propellus (formerly Volunteer Calgary) have partnered since 2014 to help build capacity in Calgary non-profits. The Transform Your Story (TYS) Fund  provides non-profits with funding for consultants who help the organizations build skills in strategic management, leadership, governance, communications and fundraising. The opportunity for these non-profit organizations to invest in themselves has been truly transformative.

the power of transformation

the power of transformation

Calgary non-profits come together to celebrate a year of building capacity through the Transform Your Story Fund

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.