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:
Choices for Youth
In 2010, Chevron Canada chose Choices for Youth as an “Adopt-An-Agency” partner after a survey showed that employees in the St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, office wanted to focus their giving on social services. The partnership is long term and multi-faceted, including the donation of time, money and talent. Choices for Youth provides lifestyle and development support to youth in the St. John’s metro area.
Chevron Canada began its partnership with Stella’s Circle in 2005. The organization provides services to adults who have experienced mental health issues, lack of education, long periods of unemployment and poverty. They offer residential counselling, housing development, employment preparation and skill development strategies that lead to employment. Since 2010, the partnership has focused on the CanDo Enterprises Program, which provides training and paid skill development opportunities for people with a variety of barriers to employment.
Transform Your Story Fund
In 2014, Chevron Canada and Propellus partnered to build capacity in Calgary non-profits. The Transform Your Story (TYS) Fund provides non-profits with access to consultants, allowing them to build their skills in the foundations of strategic management, leadership, governance and fundraising. The opportunity for these non-profit organizations to actually invest in themselves has been truly transformative.
Recipients of the 2015 Transform Your Story Fund describe the positive impact it has had on their organizations.
We so appreciated the Transform Your Story project. The name completely resonated with us, because that's exactly what it was for us – transformational! Chevron chose a broad enough theme to empower us; we didn't feel like a square peg trying to fit into their round hole. This was an investment for Chevron, and it felt like they really cared about making us – a small and maybe unknown charity to them – stronger. They set the bar within our reach, so we could make something great happen, something impactful, and something important to us. —
Deaf and Hear Alberta
Recipient of Year 2 Transform Your Story Fund