Suncor Energy Foundation’s $500K Gift Fuels the Centre for Responsible Leadership


The Suncor Energy Foundation has donated $500,000 to QSB’s Centre for Responsible Leadership (CRL) to support its education, community development and sustainability initiatives over the next five years. More specifically, the Suncor grant will enable the Centre to expand its programming in aboriginal education, community development, environmental sustainability and support for volunteerism. The Centre supports education, research, outreach and advocacy to develop outstanding, socially responsible leaders across undergraduate and graduate business programs at Queen’s.

“This funding will support our ongoing development of responsible corporate and community leaders through programs that have a positive impact on society,” says the Centre’s Director, Professor Tina Dacin. “We are very excited to welcome Suncor as one of our Signature Sponsors.”

Speaking for the donor, Patricia O’Reilly, the company’s Director of Environment and Social Issues Management, says, “There is great alignment between our Foundation’s focus on building skills and knowledge for our current and future work-force and what Queen’s School of Business seeks to achieve through its Centre for Responsible Leadership. What we hope will emerge from this collaborative partnership are socially responsible leaders with the ability to creatively solve problems and develop stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.”

Learn more about the CRL’s initiatives at and about Suncor Energy Inc. and its community investment at

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