The industry-wide, in-the-field program that fosters courteous behavior in areas of oil and gas activity.


Community Partners provides simple behaviour guidelines that make it easy for all employees and contractors to participate, like closing gates, never littering, slowing down on dusty roads and using designated traffic routes.

The Community Partners program was launched in direct response to input from a public survey conducted by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC). In that 2009 survey, community members told PSAC they appreciated the economic benefits delivered by the oil and gas industry, but they were bothered by the disrespectful behaviour of some workers.

More recently, PSAC has spoken directly with dozens of community members as part of its Working Energy Commitment program. In those 2013 community engagement sessions, participants reinforced the ongoing need for the Community Partners program. As a result, PSAC is expanding and enhancing the program.

Participating companies

To date, the following oil and gas industry companies have voluntarily agreed to the Community Partners Guiding Principles. We thank them for their commitment to communities!

Is your company ready to join this impressive group? Get involved now!

The Community Partners Guiding Principles spell out the courteous behaviours companies
and workers have agreed to. The behaviours fall into six categories.


PSAC innovated and continues to manage Community Partners, which is supported by all six major upstream oil and gas industry trade associations in Canada:

Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
 CAOEC Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC)
 CAPP Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
 EPAC Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)

Get Involved Community Members

Do you have a story to share about oil and gas workers in your community? What suggestions do you have for the Community Partners program? How can community members like you get more involved in Community Partners?

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Get Involved Industry Members

Community Partners makes it easy for employees and contractors to act collectively in community-friendly ways. Is your company ready to get involved? If so:

Complete, Sign, and Print

the interactive version of the Community Partners Guiding Principles

Send a confirmation

to your industry association and to [email protected]

Incorporate the Guiding Principles

into your own corporate policy.


your contractors to get involved!

Thank you for your support of Community Partners!

Contact us

To get involved or for more information on Community Partners,
please email [email protected]