Promoting energy literacy in our communities

Encana’s Community Relations team has been hard at work
raising energy knowledge in the communities where we live and work.

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Encana’s Community Relations team has been hard at work raising energy knowledge in the communities where we live and work.

Encana and its Courtesy Matters Community Advisory Committee gifted a very large energy floor map of Canada to the School District #59 in Dawson Creek.

The energy map is part of the Canadian Geographic Energy IQ Program. Developed in consultation with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the program aims to increase energy and geographic literacy in Canada by including information about all resources, both renewable and non-renewable, that are part of Canada’s energy mix.

This curriculum linked energy education program teaches Canadian youth about the growing demand, the energy mix, emerging technologies, regulatory requirements and much more.

Encana’s sponsorship of the energy map provides ten curriculum-based activities which teachers can use to tailor their lessons to students’ learning styles and to complement existing topics being covered in class. Additionally, a yearly professional development workshop is provided over three years for teachers with School District #59 to expand their understanding and use of the map.

While Encana is focused on advancing our growth strategy, we are also intent to help advance the energy conversation and expand energy awareness. Collaborating with CAPP, Canadian Geographic and the School District #59 allows us to broaden the energy conversation in communities and support several schools located within Encana’s Montney development region, including Dawson Creek, Farmington (Parkland), Tomslake and Pouce Coupe and extends to Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge.

Another positive outcome of expanding the energy conversation is the sense of pride that can be generated in resource-based communities when the extensive employment chain is promoted as being important to communities by providing employment opportunities, economic sustainability, enhancing social programs and quality of life for all.

Encana also supported efforts to bring the energy map to the community of Fox Creek in the Duvernay development region. With the support of CAPP and the Fox Creek Operators Group, the energy map was a key feature of the FCOG Operator Group Community Open House. As well, facilitated sessions were delivered by Canadian Geographic at both Fox Creek School and the Sturgeon Lake School.

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