Supporting communities

Team members in the community

(Up at the crack of dawn! Project team members greet community members with coffee and muffins at Rushbrook Docks)

WCC LNG has been supporting community initiatives in the Prince Rupert region for the past 5 years, focused on areas of education and community well-being. We support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs that align with our business – at all levels of the education system. To address local needs and contribute to strong and vibrant communities, we also support activities in the arts, health, social services and civic causes in the areas where we operate.

Imperial Oil is a long-time contributor to the Actua Science Camps supporting the National Indigenous Youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics program. This past year, with the support of WCC LNG, Actua partnered with the Northwest Community College to deliver science programs for 100 students from the communities of Lax Kw’alaams First Nation and Metlakatla First Nation.

WCC LNG is proud to have supported, or continue to support, many community programs in the region including with the Friendship House and the Northwest Community College. This year, our team is excited to support the North Pacific Cannery with planning for their upcoming Intertidal Music Festival, celebrating Canada’s 150th year anniversary. The Festival will bring together artists from across the province and community members at the national historic site on July 15, 2017 to commemorate Canada’s rich heritage and rediscover the cannery through the conservation and interpretation programs.

$27 Million

In 2015, Imperial invested $27 million across Canada in key focus areas that include indigenous initiatives, energy conservation and education initiatives linked to science, technology, engineering and math. Around the world, Exxon Mobil Corporation contributed US $268 million worldwide and US $10 million in Canada.


Spotlight on: Minerva Foundation

As the Minerva Foundation’s largest sponsor in the Prince Rupert area, WCC LNG is proud to support the Combining Our Strengths program, helping enhance the leadership of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. The program was held in Prince Rupert throughout September and October 2016 with 18 participants.

  • Having the opportunity to take part in the Minerva Women Leadership Program allowed me to discover new things about myself and confirm others that I already knew. Listening to first hand testimonials of women leaders in my community was very inspirational. I learned skills for job interviews and how to make a killer resume. I recommend this program to any passionate woman aspiring to be the best version of herself.–Daniela Cappelli, Prince Rupert participant, October 2016