Oil Sands External Resources
Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR)
ACR offers solutions and seeks balance to ensure the orderly development of Canadian resources. The ACR has 187 members that create billions of dollars worth economic activity in Alberta every year.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories.
Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
CHOA provides technical, educational and social forums for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.
Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA )
LICA was formed to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure the growing development is conducted in a responsible manner.
The Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG)
OSDG represents oil sands operators and developers, and works in cooperation with related industries, government, Aboriginal peoples, and other organizations active in the Athabasca oil sands region to define and address regional issues related to oil sands development, and to communicate accurate, credible information about Athabasca oil sands activity.
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
PTAC is a non-profit association that facilitates collaborative research and technology development to improve the financial, environmental and safety performance of the Canadian upstream conventional oil and gas industry.
Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions
As one of four dynamic new corporations within Alberta's provincially funded research and innovation system, Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions came into being on January 1, 2010. Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions builds on the strengths and successes of the former Alberta Energy Research Institute and now includes the Alberta Water Research Institute.
Alberta is Energy
Showcases the men and women of Alberta, their careers, challenges and accomplishments, to build awareness of how the energy industry touches Albertans. It recognizes the contribution of oil and gas to Alberta's economy and addresses the important relationship between a healthy, thriving industry and quality of life.
Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd. (ASRL)
ASRL a non-profit research organization incorporated in 1964, is located at the University Research Centre in Calgary. The Company researches sulphur and its compounds to improve processes in the production, processing and utilization of sour natural gas, sour crude oils, oil sands and their related products.
Alberta's Petroleum Heritage Edukit!
Presented by the Heritage Community Foundation, this Petroleum Edukit is a feature of the Alberta Online Encyclopedia. It features teaching units, stories, historical photographs and audio.
Canadian Centre for Energy Information
A non-for profit organization supported by research and vetted by reputable, independent sources, this is a key resource for credible, up-to-date energy information. The web portal covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells.
- Alberta Energy Statistics this interactive map allows you to view Alberta energy locations and offers statistics about each resource.
- Career Development Direct links to job boards and advanced education resources give you a head start on exploring the wide range of training programs that are available across the country. If you are already working in the energy sector, we connect you to industry associations so you can locate professional development opportunities in your region and area of interest.
- Energy Literacy Series The Energy Literacy Series explores Canada’s energy sources through virtual tours, equipment descriptions, production processes and also present environmental and economic issues to help generate informed discussion in the classroom and at home.
- School K-12 The Centre for Energy collaborates with professional curriculum developers to provide first-class materials to assist teachers in achieving their learning objectives.
Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI)
CERI, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation, and consuming sectors. Members include experts from the Federal and Provincial governments, the University of Calgary, and about 100 energy-related private sector companies.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) - Kids Page
This is a kids interactive centre provided by the U.S. Energy Department all information is based on data from the United States, it does not reflect information from Alberta or Canada.
Energy Innovation Platform of Alberta (EIPA)
EIPA is a service maintained by Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions. EIPA provides free public access to bibliographic citations related to energy research. Available information includes title, author, corporate author, keywords, conference details, and publication dates.
The Energy Resources Conservation Board's Kidzone is designed for children aged 9-12 and the site content supplements the Alberta Science curricula for grades 4 and 5. Learning about Alberta's resources is fun through games and stories.
Inside Education is a nonprofit registered charity that provides natural resources and environment education focused on forests, water, energy and related topics. Operating since 1986 for Alberta’s students, teachers and community groups with the help of partners in government, industry and the conservation sector.
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
The Oil Sands Discovery Centre, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, presents the history, science and technology of the oil sands industry through exhibits, demonstrations and theatre presentations.
The mission of the SEEDS Foundation is to support Canadian educators in promoting student literacy and active personal and societal responsibility for energy, sustainability and the environment.
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education provides leadership and makes strategic investments to enhance Alberta’s position in the knowledge economy, contributing to the sustainable development of the provincial economy and making the province increasingly competitive in global markets.
Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA)
AEDA works in partnership with the provincial government to provide recommendations and long-term strategic advice on key economic issues. Members of AEDA include business, academic and municipal leaders from across the province. Its work helps to increase the province’s ability to create new opportunities at home and abroad.
Bank of Canada
The benchmark bond yields (long term bond rate) is published by the Bank of Canada each Wednesday and can be accessed through the Bank of Canada's website on the Internet.
Oil Sands Information Portal
The Oil Sands Information Portal is a one-window, source about the environmental impacts of oil sands development. It includes an interactive map and downloadable datasets.
Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat
The Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat collaborates with ministries, industry, communities and stakeholders to address the social, infrastructure, environmental and economic impacts of oil sands development. It acts as a main point of contact for inquiries from the public, industry and stakeholders on the government’s plan for managing growth in the oil sands.