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What is OSCA?

The Oil Sands Community Alliance was formed by industry to help build thriving communities where oil sands companies operate.

OSCA was established in 2013 with 15 industry members. Its mission is to pursue innovative solutions to build thriving communities and enable responsible growth of Canada’s Oil Sands.

OSCA itself is relatively new, but builds on 20 years of cooperation among oil sands companies and regional stakeholders through predecessor organizations including the Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG) and the Regional Issues Working Group (RIWG).

OSCA has four main focus areas:

Community Wellbeing

Understanding and managing the physical, social and economic effects of development in our 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


Promoting safe and efficient infrastructure to move our workforce, residents, goods and services throughout our local communities

Aboriginal Community Relations

Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal communities to enhance economic and employment opportunities now and into the future

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