The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) builds shared value and healthy communities to enable the sustainable development of Canada’s oil sands and the region where we operate. 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.
Alberta’s Oil Sands are a hub of activity. Visit this page frequently to keep informed on the latest developments.
OSCA Press Releases
- OSCA Media Statement -Oil Sands Industry COVID-19 Update February 2021
- OSCA says goodbye to Executive Director
- OSCA News Release: 2020 Property Tax rate Bylaw
- Oil Sands Industry Continues to Monitor CO-VID19
- OSCA releases rotational workforce report
- Oil Sands Community Alliance moving to Fort McMurray airport
- Industry and municipal partnership means 24/7 helicopter medevac services in the region will continue
- Oil Sands Community Alliance ready for 2017 with new Executive Director
- OSCA Secures Three Year Collaborative Commitment
- Phased Re-Entry into Fort McMurray Expected to Start June 1
- Letter to the Editor of Fort McMurray Today, April 26, 2016
- Letter to the Editor of Fort McMurray Today, December 11, 2015
- Oil Sands Community Alliance Names New Executive Director
- The Oil Sands Developers Group Changes Name as It Aligns Focus on Socio-Economic Issue
OSCA in the News
- Alberta’s oilsands take steps to keep COVID-19 in check as total cases creep past 1000
- Fort McMurray sees businesses closing but community ‘healthier’ overall says report
- Fort McMurray Matters Interview – A year in oil 2018
- Pipelines defining oil sector in 2018
- Fort Mac mayor wants to halt construction of new fly-in work camps over concerns they are becoming ‘normalized’
- Fort McMurray Matters Interview – State of the Oil Sector
- Ten stories that shaped Canadian oil and natural gas in 2020
- Syncrude Heavy Hauler Surpasses 150,000 Operating Hours, Sets World Record
- Despite OPEC+ discord, Canadian oil producers expect 12% spending jump in 2021
- Oilsands emissions intensity 35% lower than reported and could drop another 19%, new study says
- After a turbulent year, Canada’s energy industry braces for more upheaval in 2021
- Syncrude and Suncor Move Forward Stronger, Together
- Cenovus closes transaction to combine with Husky
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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.