Arts, Civic and Social Services
We’re proud to provide financial assistance, gifts-in-kind and employee volunteer hours to arts, civic and social services.
We’re proud to support arts, civic and social services that help to create and nurture healthy, sustainable communities and provide food, clothing and shelter to those in need.
We are the Presenting Sponsor of the Arts Commons National Geographic Live speaker series. Using award-winning photographs and video, these storytellers share adventures from the field, reporting on a wide range of human interest and conservation topics and sharing messages of exploration and discovery to inspire adult and student audiences.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo
ConocoPhillips volunteers at our Surmont oil sands joint venture came together with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo for a mentorship program at our Surmont site for junior high school students from Father Perrin School in Janvier. The 2017/2018 program matched nine students with nine volunteers throughout the school year, who met at our Surmont Regional Residence. During the mentoring sessions, our volunteers led the youth through sports activities, safety presentations, a scavenger hunt, board games and much more.
Calgary Drop-In Centre
Throughout the year we contribute financial support, gifts-in-kind (e.g., office furniture and electronics) and employee volunteer hours to the Calgary Drop-in Centre.
Calgary Food Bank
Each year, teams of our Calgary staff compete with one another to raise money for the Calgary Food Bank. These funds are then matched by the company.
Dreams Take Flight
Since 2009 we have been a proud supporter of Dreams Take Flight, a national charity that provides children who have experienced medical, physical or emotional and mental trauma with a trip to Disneyland. Throughout the year we provide financial support, gifts-in-kind and employee volunteer hours to support this magic-making organization.
Sonshine Community Services
We have a long-standing relationship with Sonshine Community Services and are proud to provide financial support, gifts-in-kind and employee volunteer hours to their work in the community.
Sonshine’s services include the operating the Sonshine Centre, a second-stage shelter serving women and children affected by domestic violence, and the Sonshine Children’s Centre, which offers specialized care for children living at Sonshine Centre and from the community. The Children’s Centre – an accredited and licensed child care program – is the first of its kind in Canada to offer an integrated program designed to meet the needs of both the typically developing child and the needs of children who have been exposed to family violence and emotional trauma.
Our staff raise money for Sonshine throughout the year via fundraising activities like bake sales and jeans days so we can “adopt” the families living at Sonshine during the holiday season. On “Delivery Day” in December, our staff volunteers drop off brand-new home essentials and gifts for the women and families living at Sonshine. We also provide employee volunteer hours throughout the year and financial support for the Hope Gala, which raises money to support the Children’s Centre.
Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association
Because no one should go hungry, we support the Wood Buffalo Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program, which addresses geographically isolated, low-income communities where residents experience chronic hunger and food insecurity. We also contribute to an annual Corporate Challenge and Food Drive.
We are proud to support programs for new Canadians like the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, a work experience training program. Our participation in this program consists of hiring one individual each year for a one-year work term. We have also provided financial support to the Calgary Fire Department for the development and translation of multilingual educational materials (e.g., brochures, posters, web copy, social media posts, videos) to help promote public and fire safety messaging.