Community

Engaging with the community and supporting causes that are meaningful to us and the local population has been a long-standing tradition at Encana. We believe it’s important to give back to the communities where we operate and where our employees live and work.

Community Engagement

Encana Donates Vital Items to Casa de Amigos

Encana Donates Vital Items to Casa de Amigos

Hearing that Casa de Amigos was in need of some essential equipment, household and educational items, our Permian team stepped up to meet the demand.

Donating a HVAC unit, books, chairs and new lighting for the Casa De Amigos center, we helped to enhance the vibrant, multicultural neighborhood center’s infrastructure. Focused on improving the quality of life in southeast Midland, Texas, Casa de Amigos provides support for four main programs—youth and adult education, senior services, social services and health and wellness. This is our fourth year to support Casa de Amigos and its mission of improving the quality of life throughout the community by helping people help themselves.

Race Against Hunger Raises $10K for Local Food Banks

Race Against Hunger Raises $10K for Local Food Banks

In a Race Against Hunger, twelve eager teams raced the aisles of the Dawson Creek Co-op in a bid to take first place by collecting food items most needed by local food banks. In the end, nearly 2,300 pounds of food was collected and nearly $3,000 in cash donations was raised for area food banks.

Encana, who sponsored the event, matched the monetary donations dollar-for-dollar and $2 per pound of food—yielding more than $10,000 for the three local food banks—Dawson Creek Salvation Army, Network Ministries and St. Mark’s Food Bank.

We cannot thank Encana enough for the generosity in matching the donations received and supporting our community and region,” Dawson’s Mayor Bumstead acclaimed.

Since 2010, the Encana Race Against Hunger event has been an annual event—held to raise food, funds and awareness for local food banks during the summer months when incoming donations are historically sluggish.

Supporting community life is a core area of focus for Encana’s community investment program,” said Fiona Cuthbertson with our community relations team. “This event is representative of our community engagement approach in the communities where we live and work.

Utah Field Cleanup Bags 10 Tons of Trash

Utah Field Cleanup Bags 10 Tons of Trash

Our Utah field team rolled up their sleeves, put on orange vests and hit the nearby roadsides of Myton, Utah, to carry out the company’s annual field cleanup.

This year, the team collected 10 tons of debris—which included everything from glass and metal, to cardboard and plastic. This was the 22nd consecutively year for the Uinta Basin field team to take an active role in cleaning up the roads and ditches in the community where we operate. Showing their respect for the environment in the areas where we live and work is not just a priority for Encana, but an annual tradition they are proud to call their own.

Community Investment

Encana’s community investment is focused on three core areas: environment, health and safety (EHS); community life and education. These core areas align with our values and promote the long-term sustainability and growth of our operations and the surrounding communities.

Environment, Health and Safety

We view EHS as a comprehensive approach—supporting the health, safety and vitality of the communities located in close proximity to where we operate. Looking for causes that complement our ideals, we invest in organizations and concerns that are centered around the values of EHS in our local communities.

Community Life

Contributing to community life means investing in programs and endeavors aimed at enriching the lives of the citizens and families who reside in the communities where our employees also live and work.

Education

We believe the best way to prepare the next generation for success is through support of educational programs. Our investment in workforce training is one of many methods we fund to help prepare tomorrow’s workforce. After all, the industry and the community’s greatest resource is its people.

Funding Process

Requests for funding are accepted year-round through our online application system. Encana awards contributions based on opportunities most aligned with our three core areas—EHS, community life or education—in communities where we have active operations.

Guidelines and Eligibility

The organization must be a non-profit or 501c3 organization, located in or serving a community where we have established offices or operations and our employees live.

The organization should be a registered charity eligible to issue official tax receipts for donations, or an established non-profit or 501c3 community organization.

Limitations and Exclusions

Donations will not be made in support of the following:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations (except non-faith-based associations)
  • Third-party fundraisers
  • Professional conventions, conferences or seminars or galas—unless industry related
  • Travel for individuals or groups
  • Programs located outside of the regions or communities where Encana operates
  • Political events

How to Submit a Request

We accept funding requests only through our online application process. Applications will not be accepted through email or snail mail. Upon submitting your application, you should receive an email confirmation. Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis. It can take up to six weeks for review of your application. We appreciate your patience while your request is carefully reviewed.

Use the online application to apply today.

Encana Cares Program

We support causes important to our employees with the Encana Cares matching gift program. Employee contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 per employee, per year. This program enables employees to double their donations while providing Encana the opportunity to demonstrate its support of causes meaningful to our employees.

Community Relations

We have an active community relations program in each of our operating areas in North America. Our community relations team develops relationships with landowners, residents, local government and key stakeholder groups by listening and responding to community concerns. Our team’s proactive engagement with key stakeholders makes it possible for us to discover best methods to support the communities where we live and work.

Courtesy Matters

Courtesy Matters® is an Encana trademarked program for our staff, contractors, suppliers and service providers. As a shared responsibility of Encana employees and suppliers, the program focuses on courteous and respectful behavior throughout all stages of our development and ongoing operations in the communities where we operate.

If you have concerns with issues related to traffic, gates, dust, noise or garbage, contact:

courtesymatters@encana.com

Canada
888.568.6322

United States
866.969.0606

Canadian Indigenous Relations

Our Canadian indigenous relations team works closely with the indigenous community located in the areas near our operations to facilitate access to land and build positive relationships. Throughout our operational activities, we respect the cultural values, collaborate on community investment opportunities and help drive economic development in the indigenous communities.

U.S. Tribal Relations

Our U.S. tribal relations team works in partnership with the tribal communities located in and around our operations to ensure we maintain the appropriate permits and licensing to protect tribal surface rights. During resource development, we cultivate economic opportunity for the communities, respect cultural resources and support tribal community values and traditions.