Online application open January 19, 2015 – February 20, 2015

Application deadline

Please submit responses no later than 5 p.m. (MST), February 20, 2015.

Grant Criteria

Devon Canada's Investing in People grant is intended to reflect strong commitment to the development of people and our support for programs that create healthy and respectful workplaces. The grant encourages innovative projects and activities that help to build organizational, rather than individual capacity.

Program parameters:

  • The maximum allowable grant to an organization is $5,000 in a calendar year
  • The grant may be used for organizational improvement projects for either employees and/or volunteers
  • Organizations are encouraged to think creatively and, if possible, collaboratively with other organizations
  • The program is intended to fund new capacity building initiatives and not yearly programming
  • The applicant organization must be a registered charity or non-profit
  • Multi-year applications cannot be accepted
  • Decisions are made independently of Devon's Community Investment Program
  • The organization must have an impact in one or more of the Canadian communities in which Devon operates including Bonnyville, Calgary, Edmonton, Lloydminster and Lac La Biche

Some examples of programs and initiatives that might align with the “Investing in People" grant are:

  • Organizational strategic planning
  • Workforce planning
  • Development of a benefits and compensation program
  • Employee and volunteer training
  • Team building and knowledge sharing activities
  • Leadership development
  • In the case of training, applicants must demonstrate the value of the learning opportunity to the organization as a whole and not just to the individual that will participate in the training.


Organizations will be judged based on:

  • Innovative approaches that support the development of people (employees and/or volunteers)
  • Program helps to build the organization not just an individual
  • Program impacts more than one Canadian community in which Devon operates
  • Special consideration will be given to organizations that show collaboration with other community organizations

Grant distribution

  • Organizations will receive the monetary award in late March/early April 2015
  • Winners will be publicly announced in late March/early April 2015


Please direct any questions about the grant to with the subject line: Devon Investing in People Grant


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Published: July 2014