Implementing and maintaining strict protocols to reduce COVID-19 exposure continues to be a key priority for the oil sands industry

It’s been over nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we knew it. Through this pandemic, the oil sands industry has been an essential service to provide heat and power to […]

Oil Sands Community Alliance Names New Executive Director

The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) is pleased to announce the organization’s new Executive Director, Perry Berkenpas.

Berkenpas takes over for Karim Zariffa who previously served as the organization’s Executive Director and is poised to continue […]

Oil sands industry continues to take measures to minimize COVID-19 exposure with stage 2 of the province’s relaunch strategy

Fort McMurray – Since March, 2020 oil sands companies have taken aggressive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and have been following Alberta Health Services (AHS)-mandated guidance. Companies have implemented and sustained the […]

OSCA releases latest Sustainable Community Indicators report

Data to help leaders in RMWB make future policy and investment decisions

Fort McMurray – The Wood Buffalo Region population is diverse, on average is a little older, we have less unemployment and housing is more […]

Join us for the Future Workforce Trends in the Oil Sands Information Session

On September 11th, as part of the Oil Sands Conference and Tradeshow, OSCA will be hosting a workforce information session featuring panelists from Petro LMI, Suncor, MEG Energy, Mikisew Group of Companies, and Worley. The Future Workforce […]

Road Safety Concerns along Highways 63 and 881 must be addressed

Despite the cyclical nature of the oil sands industry, there is one constant – the safety of workers, contractors, and the public.

Over the years, companies in the Athabasca oil sands region have made significant efforts […]

Introducing OSCA’s Oil Sands Job Board

Interested in working in the oil sands? You can find recent job postings available in the Athabasca Oil Sands Area with our member companies by visiting our job board. Please note, OSCA does not handle […]

Canadian Index of Well-Being Survey Launches in Wood Buffalo

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing Committee of Wood Buffalo has launched a survey in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to better understand the quality of life of the residents of the region.

The Canadian Index […]

ED Blog – Queensland offers lessons for fly-in, fly-out practices

When faced with a governance challenge, it is always practical to look to other jurisdictions with similar challenges to see what research has been done and actions have been taken. While every community is unique, […]

ED Blog – Mayor’s camp motion another roadblock for struggling energy industry

The struggles in Alberta’s energy sector are hurting communities across the province and the country. When you combine these economic factors with the disruption and devastation that the fire of 2016 brought, Fort McMurray is […]

ED Blog – Oilsands industry committed to strengthening Wood Buffalo region

Earlier this year, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) adopted a vision as part of their Strategic Plan. The articulated vision of a vibrant, sustainable region is one that the oil industry wholeheartedly shares.

Certainly […]

ED Blog – Both a strong local workforce and Fly In-Fly Out are needed to support industry and community needs

Recently, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) adopted a revised 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Having a clear and strategic path forward for our region is essential. The articulated vision of a vibrant, sustainable region is […]

OSCA releases rotational workforce reports

Fort McMurray, Alberta (March 20, 2018)

Rotational work and residential employment programs are complementary approaches in workforce management, according to a new report by the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA).

Over the past decade, rotational workers have […]

Oil Sands Community Alliance moving to Fort McMurray airport

Effective the end of March, the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) will be moving its head office to the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM).

“As a member-driven organization committed to the local economy here in the […]

Updated RMWB Population Model

The impact of the Horse River Wildfire and the new economic reality of severely depressed oil and natural gas prices highlights the need for industry, municipalities and the Province to continue working together.

The Oil Sands […]

Industry Releases Independent Report on Fort McMurray Wildfire Response

On May 3, 2016, Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) were changed forever by the Horse River wildfire. Since the fire, residents, organizations, the oil sands industry and local elected officials […]

Cenovus Invests in Northern Alberta

Cenovus wants to build a better future.  In addition to its commitment to being a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources, the oil company is hoping to fuel progress by strengthening the […]

Devon Canada Committed to Community

Devon has been a part of the Northern Alberta landscape for nearly a decade. The leading independent energy company launched its first commercial steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations at the southern end of Wood […]

Fort McMurray Airport Authority Opens Renovated and Repurposed North Terminal

October 7, 2014 –

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority officially reopened the North Terminal today. The building originally opened in 1985 and operated as Fort McMurray’s primary airport terminal for over 29 years. The new […]

Wood Buffalo Co-Winner of National Communities in Bloom Competition

September 24, 2014 –

Wood Buffalo was named co-winner of the Over 50,000 population category at the 2014 Communities in Bloom national competition.

“I’m thrilled that for the first time ever, Wood Buffalo has tied for […]

Fort McMurray Airport Authority Opens Renovated and Repurposed North Terminal

February 14, 2014 –
The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) is pleased to invite the community to the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Anzac Recreation Centre on Saturday, March 1 at Noon.
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