The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) pursues innovative solutions to build thriving communities and enable the responsible growth of Canada’s oil sands. We use a collaborative approach to facilitate engagement among stakeholders including municipalities, government and industry. Collaboration builds relationships and creates opportunities for dialogue, information exchange and shared success.
OSCA was established in 2013 with some 15 industry members whose assets are in the Athabasca oil sands area. Although we are a new organization, OSCA was built on 20 years of cooperation by oil sands companies with municipal governments and stakeholders through predecessor organizations including the Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG) and the Regional Issues Working Group (RIWG). OSCA is an unincorporated division of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
OSCA currently has four main focus areas:
Strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities to enhance economic and employment opportunities both now and into the future.
Understanding and managing the physical, social and economic effects of development in our communities.
Promoting safe and efficient infrastructure to move our workforce, residents, goods and services throughout our local communities.
Working with other active groups to forecast employee numbers, required skills and help to retain an adequate supply of trained workers in Alberta’s oil sands.
We identify issues from the perspective of those potentially affected by projects, we predict and anticipate change, and develop strategies to proactively respond to changing challenges and priorities within the Athabasca oil sands area.