The past few months have been difficult and unprecedented. As COVID-19 turned into a global pandemic, many communities and businesses have been – and continue to be - impacted by the virus. At ConocoPhillips Canada, our focus on giving back to the communities where we live and work has become more important than ever. We are proud to announce that we will be supporting Fort St. John, Fort McMurray and Calgary with disaster relief donations of $175,000, split across all three locations.

“We are always working together with communities to find the most impactful ways for us to give back and contribute,” says Evelyn Ferchuk, ConocoPhillips Canada’s director of Communications and Community Investment. “Throughout this challenging time, we understand how important it is for us to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.”

Take-a-look below to see how this contribution will support Fort St. John, Calgary and Fort McMurray.

Fort St. John
ConocoPhillips Canada’s donation will help a number of different organizations in Fort St. John that are needed throughout this time: the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, which is the primary COVID-19 hospital for northern B.C.; the Fort St. John Salvation Army Food Bank, which is an ongoing essential service to the community; and the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society, a housing program for women and children which has been delivering essential food items and hygiene products to vulnerable seniors and low-income families in response to COVID-19.

In Calgary, our donation will go towards United Way of Calgary and Area’s COVID-19 Recovery Support, which has a focus on families and communities impacted by the virus. United Way of Calgary and Area works closely with municipal and provincial responders, such as Alberta Health Services, to provide help and support to those who need it the most during this time.

Fort McMurray
Our donation to Fort McMurray has been allocated towards the Northern Lights Health Foundation, which supports frontline staff and the delivery of healthcare services to the region. It will also go towards the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, which services Fort McMurray and surrounding areas through the Mobile Pantry Program, which assists low-income rural communities. ConocoPhillips Canada made an additional contribution to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank to help with Fort McMurray response and recovery efforts associated with the flooding in April.

Whether it’s through a contribution such as this one, our matching program for employee donations or innovative ideas on how to volunteer throughout this time, our company – and our staff – will continue to support and give back to the community.