Hockey Kids

Community support  

Locally-focused. Globally-minded.

Investing in the communities where we live and work

Imperial has been investing in the communities in which we live, work and play since we gave our first donation to a fishermen’s mission in Newfoundland in the 1890s. Over the years we’ve invested millions of dollars into communities in Canada, worked with hundreds of organizations and spent tens of thousands of hours in volunteer time.

The following are just a few examples of the ways in which we endeavor to make positive and lasting contributions to people’s lives.

Proud to be part of the past, present and future of Canadian hockey

Imperial has been closely linked to Canada’s national sport since sponsoring the first national radio broadcasts of professional hockey in 1936. Our sponsorship today is focused on hockey events, activities and programs that support kids and local communities across Canada.
  • Esso Medals

    Since 1981, the Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement program has helped coaches recognize achievement in their young players and encouraged everyone to dream big. It’s free for coaches to enroll, and the program honours dedication, effort, and fair play in young players on and off the ice.

    Learn more about this program and how to register your minor hockey team >

  • Esso Minor Hockey Week

    The annual Esso Minor Hockey Week in Calgary has grown to become one of the largest tournaments of its kind in Canada, attracting more than 600 teams and 12,000 players ranging in age from 7 - 21.

    Find information on this year's event >

  • Hockey events

    Esso "Fun Days" hockey clinics have introduced thousands of girls and women to the great game of hockey. This unique female hockey program introduces the basic fundamental skills and rules of the game to first-time female participants of all ages for no cost.

    Learn more >

Supporting math and science education in Canada

There are few investments more important today than promoting the skills and abilities of young Canadians. Imperial sponsors a wide range of programs to spark the interest of students in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • Let’s Talk Science

    Imperial contributes to the funding of this national science education organization that builds student interest in science through classroom workshops, teacher enrichment and research.

  • STEM Education with the University of Calgary

    The Imperial Oil Foundation funds research and development of joint programs through the University of Calgary that will enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in early school years, in addition to supporting an annual symposium drawing researchers from around the world.

  • International Mathematical Olympiad

    Every year top high school students from across Canada battle in a prestigious world mathematics competition, selected and trained through the Canadian Mathematical Society. Imperial is pleased to be a major sponsor of Canada’s team, providing funding for training, accommodation and travel.

Investing in Aboriginal communities

As important neighbours to many of our operations, Imperial strives to ensure local Aboriginal communities gain economic and community benefits from our presence. Our commitment and investment includes:
  • Training and developing skills for young people in Aboriginal communities. Since 2002, Imperial has invested over $1.3 million to support employment initiatives, school programs, technology scholarships and courses at the Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario.
  • Contributing to Aboriginal scholarships and education programs including the Cold Lake Operations Scholarship, the Norman Wells Operations Sahtu Aboriginal Scholarship, and the Science Education Employment Development Scholarship.
  • Consulting with Aboriginal communities and supporting business development. At our Kearl oil sands operation, we gathered input from local First Nations to help with reclamation planning. Imperial has also contracted the services of Aboriginal businesses to work at the Kearl site.




  • Energy to take you further

    The helpful services of Esso stations and Imperial provide the fuels and expertise to help power customers across Canada.

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  • Environmental performance

    Read about some of the ways we’re working to improve environmental performance while pursuing reliable and affordable energy that is essential to human progress.

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  • Careers and workforce

    From joining our Canadian head office to being part of our global team, Imperial is a dynamic and exciting place to work.

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  • Helping businesses run efficiently

    From wholesale fuels and fuel system management to high quality marine and aviation fuel and more, Imperial can help keep businesses running more efficiently.

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