For over 30-years Shell has been a supporter of Indspire— a Canada-wide charitable organization that provides the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples to achieve their potential. Our partnership with Indspire began with investments in Indigenous post-secondary education, but today it has evolved into a 360-degree approach where we focus on investing in kindergarten-grade 12 programs, post-secondary scholarships and events that recognize Indigenous leaders.

Scholarships and Bursaries with Indspire

Shell is a long-time supporter of Indspire and provides programs to Indigenous students near Shell’s operations. 

These programs were established for Indigenous students to pursue post-secondary education for possible future employment opportunities in the oil and gas sector. Here is a snapshot of these two programs:

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Financial Awards

Post-Secondary Education:

This program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who are from communities and regions near Shell Canada operations in Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario to pursue Post-Secondary education. 

Post-Secondary Education: Skilled Trades

This program supports First Nation, Inuit and Métis people who are from communities or regions of Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario near Shell Canada operations to pursue an education leading to a career in oil and gas and technology.

To find out more or to apply: visit or call 1.855. INDSPIRE (463.7747)

Indspire Awards

The Indspire Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. Recipients of the awards motivate and serve as valuable role models for all Indigenous peoples. Shell was proud to be the Indigenous Youth sponsor of the 2017 Indspire Awards in Ottawa.

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conferences

The youth career conference brings high school students and industry experts together by connecting them with sponsors to learn more about a wide range of employment opportunities they can consider in their career planning. Students participate in interactive presentations and watch presentations on employment opportunities. They also learn about Aboriginal role models in their communities.

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Indigenous Peoples

It starts with a vision to be energy partner of choice with Indigenous communities where we do business in Canada.

The Banff Centre

Shell is proud to support Banff Centre’s Indigenous Leadership and Management Programs for Indigenous leaders.

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