Cenovus Cares: Driving change and maximizing our impact – together

November 2021 – As a global energy company, we work hard to provide energy the world needs – but we don’t stop there. Our purpose extends to building a better future, and our staff and their families share our belief in the power of giving and getting involved. Now, with the launch of our revamped Employee Giving and Volunteering Program, Cenovus Cares, we’re set to make an even bigger difference, together.

Designed to maximize our collective impact, Cenovus Cares helps support causes that are important to our employees and to Cenovus. Cenovus Cares supports employees as they:

  • Donate to eligible causes, with all donations matched dollar-for-dollar up to a maximum of $25,000 per year – doubling their impact.
  • Volunteer individually or as a team, gifting their time and talent and directing their volunteer rewards to their chosen causes.
  • Learn about how to further their impact by joining and serving on non-profit boards and committees.
  • Act on additional opportunities to help increase engagement and advance awareness of a variety of critical social issues.

As part of the program’s relaunch, a few of our employees shared stories about why they choose to volunteer with the causes important to them.

Dahai Dong has been a volunteer board member with the Calgary Tritons Swim Club for over six years.

“I started volunteering with the club because I’m passionate about building an active and healthy community for youth, as swimming isn’t only a great sport – it’s an important life skill,” says Dahai. “Our club sincerely appreciates Cenovus Cares which encourages employees like me to continue giving their time, energy and expertise.”

A lifelong hiker, Kristin Philips began working with the Palliative Care Society of Bow Valley this year after it announced the virtual Hike for Hospice campaign.

“During the pandemic, I rediscovered my joy for hiking. It was the perfect activity to manage stress, stay active and explore Alberta while social distancing,” explains Kristin.

“When I heard about this hiking campaign, I was immediately interested in participating because it was an opportunity to do something I love while giving back to my community. All I had to do was hike. Rain or shine, I was already doing it!”

Kala Helms has shared one of our more unique giving stories. Since the age of four, she has been involved with the Uniopolis Browns, one of the only free cheerleading and football programs in her community. Now helping as a volunteer coach and treasurer, Kala understands the importance of giving back.

“Volunteering takes a lot of time. That’s no secret. But the feeling you get is truly priceless. From watching the kids’ faces light up as they are handed a uniform to wear for the season, to hearing their shrieks of joy when they’re told they are getting lights for the field so they can play a night game, it’s things like this that make every second of volunteering completely worth it,” said Kala.

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