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In June 2022, the Pathways Alliance strengthened its efforts to produce the world’s most preferred barrel of responsibly-produced oil by integrating the work of the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA). We will build on OSCA’s long-standing commitment to being a collaborative partner with communities in Northeastern Alberta to help manage socioeconomic impacts and benefits.

Our communities

Oil Sands companies have the unique opportunity of operating around and within a wide array of communities. It is our intent that citizens feel that their community is improved by industry being present.

Oil sands companies are active in communities by providing training and employment, local engagement opportunities on project plans, tax contributions, and funding and volunteer support to local charities and community-based organizations. Learn more about our members community investment programs:

The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) was designed to pursue innovative solutions to help build thriving communities. In 2013 alone we spent $11.7 million to facilitate consultation opportunities with local communities, including First Nations and Metis groups.

In 2012-2013, oil sands companies contributed more than $6 million to Indigenous communities in Wood Buffalo and Lac La Biche for school and youth programs, celebrations, cultural events, literacy projects and other community programs.

Indigenous Relations

The oil sands industry continues to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area  (AOSA). Across the region, Indigenous workers are making significant contributions to the oil sands in leadership, production, construction, and support services.

Indigenous-owned businesses have become an integral part of our industry over the past four decades. In 2015 and 2016, more than 399 indigenous companies from across Alberta had direct business (goods and/or services) with oil sands companies generating approximately $3.33 billion dollars. These companies represent 65 communities across Alberta.

Oil sands companies proudly contribute time, skills and financial support to enhance communities where we work. In 2012-2013, oil sands companies contributed more than $6 million to Indigenous communities in Wood Buffalo and Lac La Biche for school and youth programs, celebrations, cultural events, literacy projects and other community programs.

We work closely with the following Indigenous business associations:

We also work closely with:

We serve on the following community-based committees: