Safety and well-being
Strong communities start with safe communities. We support programs that advance continuous safety improvement and increase access to social and emergency services.
Engaged in our communities
Community Mental Health Initiatives
In the last two years, Cenovus has invested over $345,000 in mental health initiatives and organizations across the province to help address the growing number of individuals reaching out in times of distress. The economic downturn has significantly increased the demand for mental health services. We have invested in programs at organizations including the Calgary Counselling Centre, The Distress Center, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation – Cenovus Kids Come First Program, the Brooks & District Health Foundation, the Drumheller Area Health Foundation, the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation and the Sun Country Regional Health Authority in Weyburn.
Community Food Bank and Nutrition Programs
In 2016, 80 percent of Alberta food banks had an increase in usage over the prior year. In response to the increased demand, we made donations to 19 organizations such as food banks; breakfast, lunch and nutrition programs; and community kitchens across our operating communities. In total, we committed $240,000 in addition to donating more than 68,000 pounds of food company-wide through our annual giving campaign.
In 2013, Cenovus contributed $1 million over five years to STARS whose mission is to provide a safe, rapid and highly specialized medical transport system for the critically ill and injured. Our support provides operational funding for STARS in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and also helped enable STARS to purchase specialized equipment like the Eagle Aircraft Tug and the Spyder Crane. Over the past year, STARS served 3,423 individuals with life-saving medical attention.