Sustainable communities

Investing in Aboriginal communities

The future relies on healthy and resilient communities that respect the environment and preserve local traditions. By partnering with organizations that foster environmental conservation and economic development, we contribute to the strength and sustainability that will fuel healthy growth in communities for years to come.

Engaged in our communities


The Calgary Stampede

In 2017, we sponsored the Cenovus Family Day at the Calgary Stampede, which served 25,000 people breakfast and provided free entrance for all families between 8 a.m. and noon. This event acknowledges the importance of our Calgary community and creates an impactful volunteer opportunity for 150 Cenovus staff and their families.

The Calgary Stampede organization preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit year round. As a longtime supporter of the Calgary Stampede, Cenovus has contributed to the spirit of volunteerism and giving back. Since 2011, we’ve sponsored the Cenovus medical services vehicle, which is used to respond to emergencies at approximately 135 events. We also sponsor safety training and orientation for all Stampede employees.

In 2015, we contributed to the creation of the Cenovus Legacy Trail, which showcases our history along to the elbow river to Stampede Park.

Arts Commons - National Geographic Live

Since 2011, Cenovus has been the student engagement sponsor for National Geographic Live, whose goal through the student matinee series is to inspire thousands of students annually to learn and care about the planet. National Geographic Live is a distinguished speaker series featuring dynamic speakers, considered among the best in their fields. Using award-winning photographs and video, these modern storytellers share adventures from the field, reporting on a wide range of conservation topics. National Geographic Live speakers' messages of exploration, discovery and conservation are unparalleled sources of content and inspiration for student audiences, reaching more than 45,000 participants to date.

Inside Education

Since 2009 Cenovus has supported Inside Education whose mandate is to help Canadian teachers and students better understand the science, technology and issues related to our environment and natural resources. Through balanced and engaging programs and services, Inside Education seeks to inspire teachers and students to become engaged stewards of the environment while understanding the importance and complexities of our natural resources sector. In addition to financial support, Cenovus has supported Inside Education by providing tours of our facilities and technical knowledge over the years.