Partnerships that promote health and wellness

Corporate Responsibility

Partnerships that promote health and wellness

A Project Promoting healthy Living for Everyone (APPLE)

Canadian Natural has a made a long-term commitment of $460,000 in funding to The APPLE Schools Foundation, a registered charitable organization that provides funding to schools across northern Alberta to create healthy school communities. This partnership with APPLE supports the implementation of this program in remote northern school areas, many of which are First Nations or Métis communities (Lac La Biche, Cold Lake, Glendon, Anzac, Conklin, Janvier, Fort McKay and Fort Chipewyan).

The program is research driven and has been improving the lives of more than 100,000 students in 63 northern Alberta schools over the last 10 years, working with parents, students and teachers. Students at APPLE schools incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their diets, increase their physical activity levels, and learn how to care for their mental health.

"Having Canadian Natural as a partner has proven to be invaluable,” says Jenn Flynn , Director of APPLE Schools. “We have greatly enhanced our community partnerships as a result of their engagement in the project and they have helped us understand the communities from a different perspective. We are very thankful for the tremendous support and leadership in supporting healthy kids in healthy schools.”

Students at the Fort McKay School hold up a recipe for their Grinch kabobs.