Engaging and Investing in Our Communities
Ovintiv contributes to the strength, sustainability and quality of life of the communities where we operate through stakeholder engagement, economic investment and job development.
Getting to know our neighbors and understanding local needs are strengths of our community engagement. For our community investment program, we focus on three core areas aligned with our values:
We believe the best way to prepare the next generation for success is through education, specifically local schools, STEM programming and the educational experiences of underserved populations.
We invest in programs and endeavors aimed at enriching the lives of the people and families who reside in the communities where we live and work.
Environment, Health and Safety
We strive for a small environmental footprint, while supporting the safety and vitality of the communities where we operate.
Requests for funding are accepted year-round through our online application system. Ovintiv awards contributions based on opportunities most aligned with our three giving areas in communities where we have active operations.
Submit a Request:
Funding requests must be received through our online application process. We do not accept applications through email or mail.
You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and it can take up to six weeks to review your application.
Eligibility: Organizations must be a registered charity, established nonprofit or 501c3 community organization located in or serving a community where we have established offices, operations or our employees live.
We do not support the following:
- Political events.
- Professional conventions, conferences, seminars or galas (unless industry related).
- Programs located outside of the regions or communities where we operate.
- Religious organizations (except nonfaith-based associations).
- Third-party fundraisers.
- Travel for individuals or groups.
Giving back is a long-standing tradition at Ovintiv including support for causes important to our employees. Through Ovintiv Gives, we match employee charitable contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 per employee per year.
In addition to our nonprofit partnerships, we have dedicated local team members listening and responding to community concerns in our operating areas. Our community relations team members engage directly with residents, stakeholders and local government officials to answer questions and discuss our operational processes and plans.
Across our operating areas, employees and suppliers work under our Courtesy Matters® program that focuses on courteous and respectful behavior throughout all stages of our operations. This includes responding to community concerns regarding noise, light, traffic and dust in a prompt and respectful manner. Neighbors or community members can report any concerns through a dedicated email address or phone number.
If you have concerns with issues related to traffic, gates, dust, noise or garbage, contact:
Upholding Human Rights
We recognize the fundamental importance of human rights and the need for all of us to ensure these rights are upheld. As our governments continue their work to protect human rights locally and globally, we are doing our part to advance human rights.
Respect for human rights is reflected in our codes of conduct, Human Rights Policy and other policies and practices—all of which apply to employees, contractors, service providers and suppliers. Our human rights commitments define our approach to protecting human rights, including the actions taken if violations occur.
Respecting the Rights of Indigenous People
Indigenous peoples have unique rights and we are committed to addressing any concerns or potential impacts to these rights. Our Indigenous Relations Guidelines outline our commitment to working with Indigenous communities on economic development and community investment focused on wellness, education and cultural preservation.
We also recognize the principles set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous cultural awareness training is available to all staff and we support Indigenous programs through our community investment initiative.