Canadian Natural is proud to support initiatives that help improve the quality of life and economic health of communities where we operate. Our community investment programs respond to the priorities identified by our stakeholders to meet their visions for the future.
We provide financial and volunteer support for projects and organizations. Our focus is on health and wellness, education and training, social, cultural events and traditional practices. Our main corporate programs include community donations and sponsorships; a scholarship program and corporate field matching donations.
Our 2011 community investment totaled $10.4 million and includes corporate sponsorships and cash donations, employee giving, in-kind donations and community economic development projects. Our focus is on increasing community investment, education and training, employment and business development programs. Some of our major corporate donations go towards hospitals, schools, multiplex and recreational facilities, family support projects and community outreach programs. Highlights of our corporate programs and employee giving can be found in our 2011 Stewardship Report to the Stakeholders.
Learn more about our Canadian Natural Scholarship Program and about our community investment initiatives in the areas where we work in our "Working Together" newsletter.
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Employee Contributions and Volunteering
We are proud of our many employees who donate valuable time to assist with community projects.
Our employees and contractors across all our offices get involved in several fundraising activities to support local charities and organizations. Our Aberdeen employees focus their time on different youth development initiatives. Our Canadian field offices also organize fundraisers and donate materials, services and volunteer hours at many community endeavors.
Our successful employee-run United Way campaign shows a consistent increase in employee giving and volunteer hours. The 2011 campaign raised a total of $1.6 million in combined donations and corporate matching.
Canadian Natural has contributed $420,000 in materials for the Habitat for Humanity project in Calgary in the last four years. Our employees have also stepped up to provide over 3,200 man-hours to build four houses. In 2012, we are partnering with Habitat and Calgary Housing Corporation to refurbish five homes and get their Gold Certification through the Built Green Society of Canada as part of the "Re-Build Green Project".
Through the Energy in Action program, every year we visit schools in several communities to provide natural resources and environment education. This is a hands-on community involvement initiative of the oil and natural gas resources development, environmental sustainability and stewardship.
In 2011, Canadian Natural participated in the Energy in Action event in Oxbow, SK. Canadian Natural has been an enthusiastic partner in their program since 2004 recruiting landmen and field office staff to participate in the events that are held in their own communities. Learn more about the Energy in Action Program.
Canadian Natural has a strong belief in giving back to our community and has been a proud supporter of the United Way for 25 years. We run a yearly internal Campaign to support this initiative.