Community Programs We Sponsor
Chevron’s areas of focus for community investment are basic human needs, education and training, and community capacity-building, identified as programs that address a community’s ability to build and sustain long-term economic development.
Examples of programs we sponsor in British Columbia:
The Chevron Tooth Trolley
The greater Vancouver area is home to a number of low-income immigrants and refugees who lack the knowledge and resources to achieve optimal oral health. To help address this problem, Chevron has formed a unique partnership with the Vancouver Community College Foundation to supply oral health care services and education to students and parents at Edmonds Community School in Burnaby. Edmonds was selected because of its large percentage of Somali, Asian and South Asian Immigrants.
Through the Chevron Tooth Trolley, dentists and dental hygiene program students provide children age four to 13, as well as their parents or caregivers, with coronal polishing, fluoride applications, fissure sealants and scaling, and also offer instruction on basic oral health skills. In addition, representatives from the local health authority provide nutritional information and oral health care from an adult perspective. Chevron helps pay for dental supplies, materials, translation services, healthy snacks, dentist fees and other associated expenses. The Vancouver Trolley Company, a local tour bus operator, donates the transportation.
Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C.
The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. reduces and prevents suffering of injured, orphaned and pollution-damaged wildlife through rehabilitation and education programs.
Located near Burnaby Lake in suburban Vancouver, the association has been in operation for more than 20 years and is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. In 2007 it assisted 3,000 injured or orphaned wild animals. Over 100 volunteer workers, a volunteer board of directors, highly skilled veterinarians and a staff of six provide critical animal care and valuable public information on assisting injured wildlife.
Special Events in British Columbia
Chevron Canada believes in building stronger communities. To that end, we are proud to sponsor a number of large-scale public events including The Tour de Delta and Giro di Burnaby cycling races; the Richmond Auto Mall Kids’ Safety event; the Surrey, B.C., Canada Day Celebrations, one of Canada’s largest; and Burnaby, B.C.’s marquee summer event , The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.
Examples of programs we sponsor in Calgary, Alberta:
The Chevron Learning Pathway
The Chevron Learning Pathway is an environmental educational pathway in a popular downtown park in Calgary, Alberta. Visitors can see how a wetland works and discover meaningful information about wildlife, habitat and water quality. It combines two important community objectives: environmental protection and education. These objectives are shared by the project's founding partners, Chevron Canada Resources, Parks Foundation Calgary, and the City of Calgary Parks.
Educational sign sponsors include The Alberta Conservation Association, Bow River Basin Council, Canadian Water Resources Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, RiverWatch Rafting, the River Valleys Committee, and Trout Unlimited Canada. Since opening in June 2003, the Learning Pathway and partnership has won several awards.
The Chevron Science Olympics
The Chevron Science Olympics consists of problem-solving team events encompassing different scientific fields. Each fall, teams from Calgary and area junior high and high schools participate in the games for a lively and fun "challenge of the minds."
Problem-solving events carefully crafted by staff of the Telus World of Science invite students to experience teamwork, creative challenges, fun and excitement. To win, teams need stamina, a general knowledge of science and good problem-solving skills. Chevron Canada plays a key role in the program by providing financial support and employee volunteers. The company presents winning teams with a cash sponsorship for their school's science department, as well as individual trophies and prizes. Chevron has been a sponsor of the Science Olympics for more than 20 years.
In Newfoundland & Labrador:
Stella Burry Community Services
Chevron Canada has a multi-year partnership with Stella Burry Community Services, an organization focused on providing meaningful work and affordable housing for its clients. Chevron sponsors New Beginnings, an employment and skills development program for people who have experienced barriers to employment or long periods of unemployment. Graduates are well prepared to set out and achieve goals, either through the pursuit of further education, or to make a valuable contribution through paid employment.
The Science Connections Program at the Newfoundland Science Centre provides elementary school children with a high-quality, hands-on science program that’s fun, engaging, and helps foster an appreciation for all science has to offer. The Science Centre’s award-winning programs are accessible to all students, and there is no cost to the schools