How we communicate
Letting Canadians know their natural gas and oil are among the most responsible in the world.
One of CEPA’s primary goals is to keep Canadians well informed about the roles natural gas and oil transmission pipelines play in supporting life in Canada and around the world. To do this, we spend time listening to our stakeholders through engagement opportunities on social media, our Pipeline Dialogue events and extensive consumer research.
Digital and social media
Aboutpipelines.com, particularly the About Pipelines blog, is full of useful information about how your natural gas and oil are transported. CEPA also keeps Canadians informed and engages in conversations on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Annual Pipeline Industry Performance Report (this report)
We want to have a conversation about pipelines and energy with Canadians. Our Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report is meant to support open dialogue on pipeline performance, environmental protection and socio-economic contributions to Canada.
Direct engagement with Canadians
First in 2018 and again in 2019, we convened Pipeline Dialogue events. The goal of these engagement sessions is to listen to the perspectives and expectations of stakeholders interested in the transmission pipeline industry in Canada.
At these events, CEPA members sat down for frank and open discussions with Indigenous organizations, municipal organizations, landowner groups, labour unions, non-governmental organizations, academic/research institutions, regulators and young professionals.
In addition, we conduct regular research across Canada to explore a number of key issues, including community collaboration, respectful and meaningful engagement with Indigenous peoples, public confidence and energy policy and regulation.
Policy leadership for climate change
Increasing world population and the growing global economy mean energy demand is rising. Forecasts indicate natural gas and oil will still provide the majority of the world’s energy in 2040. CEPA recognizes the challenge and has developed a policy position to balance the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while also ensuring people and businesses around the world have access to reliable and affordable sources of energy. Read more about our climate change policy
Policy leadership for Indigenous partnerships
CEPA is enhancing our guiding principles related to our industry’s relationship with Indigenous groups to initiate a clear, transparent and collaborative dialogue with all parties that enables our members to:
- Identify and adopt the best practices for Indigenous engagement in the context of the spirit and intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and emerging legislative and regulatory requirements.
- Meet regulatory responsibilities with clarity and certainty.
- Establish relationships, partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous groups that are based on mutual respect.
Read more about our policy leadership for Indigenous partnerships.