The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) has the mandate to pursue innovative solutions to build thriving communities and enable the responsible growth of Canada oil sands. The OSCA uses a collaborative approach that facilitates engagement, builds relationships, and creates measureable socio-economic benefits.
Our name emphasizes a broader interest and a longer-term approach to thinking about socio-economic impacts on the community.
Through our association, resource developers partner with local, provincial or federal government agencies, communities, and other industries to address mutual issues. OSCA structure encourages a more strategic use of funds and activities through a more highly co-ordinated approach across operations and geographic regions to address issues.
We know that partnerships are the best way to facilitate local capacity building, mobilize resources more quickly, leverage investment and co-ordinate multiple activities to respond to complex issues.
OSCA identifies issues from the perspective of those potentially impacted by projects; predicts and anticipates change; and develops strategies to proactively respond to the consequences of development.