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 2013 and 2014, more than 300 aboriginal companies from across Alberta had direct business (goods and/or services) with oil sands, natural gas and pipeline companies generating approximately $4 billion dollars. These companies represent 54 communities across Alberta.

Oil sands companies proudly contribute time, skills and financial support to enhance communities where we work. In 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.