Corporate Sponsors & Foundation Partners

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Title Sponsor of BD&P World Music Series
BD&P is a leading, full service Canadian law firm of over 150 lawyers skilled in virtually every aspect of business law and litigation. They serve clients in the energy, business, financial, insurance, new technology and real estate sectors in Canada, the U.S. and beyond.

Burns Memorial Fund
Supporter of the Hub for Inspired Learning

Burns Memorial Children’s Fund is a private charitable foundation which administers four granting programs. The Children’s Fund works towards the following goals:
-Each child is healthy, safe, and has access to optimal health care.
-Each child is ready for school, experiences success in school, and graduates.
-Each child has the opportunity to participate in recreational activities which help them to discover their talents and develop their full potential.

Cabra Consulting
Supporting Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live
Cabra Consulting has proudly supplied industry-leading geological services to the petroleum industry for more than 30 years. They pride themselves on supplying their clients with the right geologists for vertical or horizontal drilling operations. The Cabra team has a vast array of experience including: drilling in multiple Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan resource plays; under-balanced drilling; deep basin exploration; and heavy oil & SAGD development.

The Calgary Foundation
Supporter of the Hub for Inspired Learning
The Calgary Foundation, established in 1955, facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area.

Cenovus Energy Inc.
Student Engagement Sponsor of National Geographic Live
Cenovus Energy is a Canadian oil company committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Their operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, as well as natural gas and oil production across Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. They are a company that strives to ensure the communities where they live and work are stronger and better off as a result of them being there.  Building better futures together is at the heart of the Cenovus Energy community investment strategy.

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corp.
Arts Commons Box Office Sponsor
Student Engagement Sponsor of Explore National Geographic Live
Lead Sponsor of Arts Education Programs and SummerACT 2014
ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company. As of Dec. 31, 2010, it is the third-largest U.S. integrated energy company, based on market capitalization, as well as proved reserves and production of oil and natural gas, and the largest refiner in the United States. ConocoPhillips is the seventh-largest holder of proved reserves and the fourth-largest refiner worldwide, of nongovernment-controlled companies. Their community investment programs span a number of areas, including responsible civic actions, social investment and environmental stewardship.

Dinner Optimist Club of Calgary
Supporter of the Hub for Inspired Learning
For over 70 years Optimists have sponsored deserving youths in the Calgary area with bursaries, grants and scholarships to help continue athletics, business, community and educational advancements. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.

ENMAX
Supporting Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live
ENMAX, through its subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided Albertans with safe, reliable electricity for more than 100 years. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary, headquartered in Calgary. ENMAX operates and competes in Alberta's restructured electricity industry. ENMAX Corporation is proud to be named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2012 by the Ethisphere Institute. Their community investment program helps create positive social change by aligning their strengths and core values to refine or improve the neighbourhoods we live in across Alberta.

Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation
Supporter of the Hub for Inspired Learning
The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation is a private family foundation which provides grants primarily to Calgary-based charities. Grants are given in diverse areas at the sole discretion of the Board, to assist and promote the well-being of citizens, regardless of race, colour or creed.

Kinder Morgan's Foundation
Supporter of the Hub for Inspired Learning

The Kinder Morgan Foundation believes that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, and their mission is to provide them with opportunities to learn and grow. Our goal is to help today's science; math and music students become the engineers, educators and musicians who will support our diverse communities for many years to come. To accomplish this goal, they fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where Kinder Morgan operates.The Kinder Morgan Foundation donates more than $1 million each year to youth programs.

Nexen, A CNOOC Limited Company
Sponsor, Jazz Labs
Communities are at their best when they enrich and inspire, educate and motivate and provide care to individuals and families who need it most. Nexen is committed to giving back to the communities where they operate. They believe successful companies are a part of successful communities. When we help build communities that are strong and dynamic, they attract and retain people who can be a part of our growing business success.

PCL Constructors Inc.
Title Sponsor of PCL Blues Series
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies which carry out diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $5 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in the United States. Major offices are strategically located in 25 major North American centers to support work across Canada, the continental United States, Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Caribbean. Social responsibility is one of PCL’s guiding principles, and community giving is at its core. As a result, PCL focuses philanthropic efforts in the areas of community development, health, education, and sustainability.

RBC Financial
Presenting Sponsor, National Geographic Live
RBC is Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. Since their incorporation as a Canadian chartered bank in 1869, RBC has grown to become one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies providing banking, wealth management, insurance and capital markets services on a global basis. They demonstrate our vision of "always earning the right to be our clients' first choice" through our values - service, teamwork, responsibility, diversity and integrity. Launched in 2007, the RBC Blue Water Project is a 10-year global charitable commitment of $50 million to help provide access to drinkable, swimmable, fishable water, now and for future generations. To date, RBC has pledged over $38 million to more than 650 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water, with an additional $7.8 million pledged to universities for water programs

Repsol
Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live

Repsol is committed to making a positive impact in the communities near their offices and operations. One of the ways they do this is by investing in charitable organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where they operate.They provide support in the following focus areas:
-Educational programs that help develop a trained and skilled workforce through support of youth literacy programs and post-secondary education in business, engineering, science, trades, technology and arts and culture.
-Environment with programs that contribute to the long term health and biodiversity of local and regional ecosystems, water and land conservation and stewardship.
-Empowering Communities through programs that generate economic opportunities for local residents, cultural initiatives and social issues such as equality, poverty, health/healthy living, women’s and children’s needs.

Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc.
Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live
Operating in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, the company is the North American market leader in production of high-quality natural sodium sulphate. Over 80 domestic and international customers use Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals’ sodium sulphate in detergents, pulp and paper, textiles, starch, carpet deodorizers and livestock mineral feed. Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals consistently produces high-quality sodium sulphate. A minimum standard of 99% detergent quality product is maintained

SerVantage
Supporting Sponsor of BD&P World Music
SerVantage has been taking care of buildings and the people in them since 1966. They do much more than you’d expect from a typical janitorial and building maintenance company, and they do it with innovative technology applications and environmentally friendly methods and materials. These advantages – and their reputation for reliability – have helped them become Western Canada’s largest and most trusted service provider.

Shell Canada
Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live
Social Investment is Shell’s voluntary contribution to communities in Canada. It is embedded in the way they carry out our day-to-day business to provide long-term sustainable programmes. Shell seeks to initiate, establish and support programmes that are aligned with their business. Their social investment activities are themed around science, education, innovation and business skills. Since 2000, Shell in Canada has invested more than $75 million in a wide range of initiatives and contribute their efforts in four main areas: Environment, Education, Employees and Community.

The SOCAN Foundation
Support of Duet Stage Local Emerging Local Artists

The SOCAN Foundation, established in 1992 is an independent organization guided by its own board of directors and is dedicated to fostering Canadian music creation and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today's society.The board, which consists of songwriters, composers and music publishers, reflects popular music and concert music genres as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. The SOCAN Foundation strives to help create and sustain an environment in which songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers may be encouraged and educated; to help create and expand opportunities for songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers to have their works performed; and to encourage an environment in which the public has a better understanding of the value of music and copyright and its importance to the cultural and economic life of our society.

TD Bank
Title Sponsor of TD Jazz Sponsor, TD Arts Access Pass
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with more than 85,000 employees in offices around the world, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). Across North America and the U.K., TD supports over 6,000 organizations that work to enrich and strengthen our local communities. They view community giving as an opportunity to drive positive change in society. As a large company, they can make a significant contribution. TD donates millions of dollars each year to causes that matter to their customers, employees and stakeholders. Over the past five years alone, their corporate donations have exceeded $300 million.

TELUS
Supporting Sponsor, EXPLORE National Geographic Live
TELUS investment in the community is deeply rooted in the culture and brand promise – the future is friendly®. Keeping this promise means engaging with the public, the TELUS team members, retirees and partners to identify how they can best meet the needs of our communities. They will continue to evolve and grow programs to drive shared value creation by building a strong social fabric and supporting long-term business growth. With a particular emphasis on innovation, health, and engaging and empowering youth through technology.