Shell Canada is proud to support a variety of initiatives that benefit our neighbours. To learn more about our local funding social investment themes, please click here

Our local funding includes the following communities:

  • Alberta

    Grande Prairie and area, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Bruderheim

  • British Columbia

    Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope and Tumbler Ridge

  • Ontario

    Sarnia, Lambton County, St. Clair, Corunna, Mooretown, Walpole Island, Kettle Point, Stoney Point Township and Brockville


Shell Canada’s social investment strategy focuses on partnerships and programs demonstrating national reach and benefit across Canada. For 2024 - 2026, we’re launching a refreshed program focused on two areas of importance for Canada and our company.

  • #1. Indigenous Communities Rising

    We support programs that provide opportunities and remove barriers for Indigenous students, entrepreneurs and leaders to succeed in Canada. We focus on youth education and programs that build leadership, autonomy, entrepreneurship and energy transition skills, and ones that are Indigenous-led, culturally informed, inclusive and equitable. We currently partner with Indspire and The Banff Centre.

  • #2. Energy Shift: Access & Transition Support

    Canada has identified the need to transition to a different energy future focusing on reduced carbon emissions. At Shell Canada, we’re investing in programs that meet the skills, ideas and people required to ensure a prosperous future for communities as the country transitions to a net-zero energy system, while also focusing on energy poverty reduction programs to ensure this transition brings everyone along.

Our refreshed strategy

The intention of the refreshed national strategy is to focus and invest meaningfully in a smaller number of national or regional non-profit organizations that are making significant positive impacts in communities across the country. By investing in this purposeful way over multiple years, it allows organizations to plan ahead, and for programs to thrive and reach successful outcomes.

The new application process: Early 2024

Shell Canada is shifting the application and allocation process. Instead of accepting ongoing funding requests from organizations, there will be a one-time partner application process in early 2024. National and regional organizations that meet the criteria in the two investment areas (Indigenous Communities Rising and Energy Shift) will submit a proposal and Shell Canada will select a small number of national partners.

Please check back in January 2024 for updates on the new application process and when it opens.

Please note: this new process is only for the national and regional partnerships. Shell Canada will continue to accept on-going funding requests that have direct local impact and meet the specific needs in the communities where we operate. You can find more information on those specific communities and how to apply here.

Projects outside of Canada

Please contact the Shell company in your country or visit the Shell Foundation website.


Funding may be used for one-time projects that benefit the community and are sustainable after the conclusion of the grant.

Shell’s social investment program does not fund the following:

  • Operating expenses
  • Dues or memberships
  • Giveaways or prizes
  • Individuals or individual pursuits
  • Golf tournaments, hockey tournaments, tennis, fishing or other sporting tournaments
  • Sports – professional, recreational or minor sports teams
  • For-profit organizations
  • Trips, tours, and travel expenses
  • Third party fundraiser or fundraising events
  • Conferences, forums, trade shows, conventions, seminars (unless industry-related)
  • Religious causes that do not serve the general public on a non-denominational basis
  • Advertising, film, video, television and book productions
  • Private foundations
  • Fraternal and labour organizations/service clubs
  • Private (fee-based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Political parties or lobby groups
  • Projects where benefits occur outside Canada (see below for other funding options)


Shell Canada is proud to support a variety of initiatives that benefit neighboring communities. NOTE: Thank you for your interest in partnering with Shell Canada. We are no longer accepting applications for 2023. Please check back in 2024.

Deadline dates Deadline details
April 15

Applications submitted from February 16 – April 15 will be reviewed starting April 16.

Applications received after April 15 will be reviewed after the next deadline, June 15.

October 15

Applications submitted from June 16 – October 15 will be reviewed starting October 16.

This will be the final date for submissions.

Local Social Investment Themes