Shell people and their families are the driving force behind our long-standing relationship with United Way. The company’s commitment to community well-being is evident across Canada.
$100 million commitment to communities throughout Canada
Over the last 33 years, Shell and its employees have donated $100 million to local United Ways to help improve the lives of individuals and families throughout the country. The company’s core values—honesty, integrity, and respect for people—are at the forefront of what drives both their business and social investments.
Support during times of crises
As the coronavirus pandemic struck Canada and cities across the nation scrambled to aid people within their communities, Shell Canada sprang into action. The company donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to emergency relief funds throughout the country, matching an additional $125,000 in employee donations to support local foodbanks.
In Calgary, where the company has its headquarters, Shell Canada donated $250,000 to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a collaboration between United Way of Calgary and Area and The City of Calgary (including Calgary Emergency Management Agency).
In central Alberta, Shell donated $100,000 to United Way of Alberta Capital Region to ensure sustainability of the Community Impact Fund and recovery work. The donated funds will support the ongoing delivery of community programs that provide immediate assistance and long-term solutions to create pathways out of poverty.
In Ontario, the company donated $50,000 to United Way of Sarnia-Lambton to help ensure social services agencies in the area can continue offering vital support during the pandemic.
With the added challenges that COVID-19 brought to the most vulnerable people, Shell began running a virtual campaign. Together with employees, retirees, contractors and a corporate match for donations, Shell raised over $5 million respectively in 2020 and 2021 in support of United Way chapters across Canada.
Shell employees have been actively engaged through Fuelling Kindness with United Way, supporting local not for profit organizations through virtual or in person volunteering. Whether it is gardening at the Canadian Institute for the Blind, coordinating collection drives for Community Hubs Partners or creating appreciation kits for staff at United Way agencies across Canada, Shell employees rolled up their sleeves and gave back to their communities in a time of great need.
As an Innovator’s Circle member and funder of Community Hubs since 2017, Shell has helped build the strong foundation of the United Way of Calgary and Area Community Hubs through financial investment, coupled with dedicated employee volunteers. Community Hubs Initiative is an important part of Shell’s corporate culture. We have recently renewed our investment in Community Hubs for another 3 years, becoming the first Legacy Circle member with a cumulative gift of $1Million to Community Hubs.
To know more about United Way of Calgary and Area Community Hubs program, click here.
For Shell employees and retirees only
If you would like to get involved and volunteer in your community email SCAN-Fuelling-Kindness@shell.com.
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