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.

Projects outside of Canada

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


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 is proud of our many partnerships in communities where we operate. We are currently accepting new applications from: Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Hudson's Hope and Tumbler Ridge, Grande Prairie and area including the MD of Greenview, Wembley, Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, Clairmont, Grovedale and Bezanson. Apply for funding here.

Deadlines dates

Shell Canada has two application intakes per year. The deadlines for submission are:

  • April 15
  • October 15


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)

Local Social Investment Themes