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Devon Canada launches 2015 Investing in People Grant

Calgary – Devon Canada is taking applications for the Investing in People grant. Each year, Devon awards deserving non-profits up to $5,000 to recruit, retain and engage staff and volunteers to help further the success of the organization. Through this grant Devon is able to provide funding that fosters leadership, sustainable economic development and volunteerism to improve the organization’s operations.

In previous years, funding has been awarded to organizations such as The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters and the Ronald McDonald House of Southern and Central Alberta to provide workshops, planning sessions and training to staff and volunteers. With the help of the Investing in People grant, Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association provided 21 individuals from 10 community agencies with family violence and bullying training, providing participants with manuals, hands-on tools, and the opportunity to better assist families who face this issue.

Since the grant program launched in 2008, Devon has contributed more than $50,000 each year to the non-profit sector in Alberta. The Investing in People grant reflects Devon’s strong commitment to the development of healthy workplaces.

Devon Canada has a strong commitment to Alberta communities. Through the Investing in People grant, non-profit organizations are able to do what they do best, create a healthier, stronger community. Over the years, Devon has provided grants to organizations in various communities including Lac La Biche, Lloydminster and Bonnyville.

“Non-profit organizations are fundamental to our communities and this is especially true in these economic times. By assisting non-profits with their ability to grow and expand, these organizations will be better equipped to enhance the wellbeing of its community,” said Mike Simpson, Government and Community Relations for Devon Canada.

All non-profit organizations located in Devon’s operating areas and commuter communities across Alberta, and BC are eligible to apply. The grant deadline is February 20, 2015.

Devon Investing in PeopleDevon Canada Corporation is an experienced player in heavy oil, with more than 20 years of cold flow heavy oil production in Lloydminster and Bonnyville, Alberta, and steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) heavy oil operations in northeastern Alberta. Exponential growth in our Jackfish 1, 2 and 3 operations has led to 100,000 BOED of best-in-class production. Devon Canada knows heavy oil. We eliminated the use of fresh water in our operations and a best-in-industry wildlife monitoring program. We’ve made the list of Fortune 100’s Best Companies to Work For for seven straight years. Watch where we go from here. www.Devonenergy.com.

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