NOVA Chemicals Donates $50,000 to The Inn of the Good Shepherd in Recognition of Ontario Growth Projects

Calgary, AB (June 8, 2023) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) today announced a CAD $50,000 contribution to The Inn of the Good Shepherd (“The Inn”) in Sarnia, Ontario. NOVA employees also participated in a “soup kitchen takeover” at The Inn in May, where they helped serve over 500 meals to those in need in the Sarnia-Lambton community.

The financial contribution in combination with the kitchen takeover means that 7,500 meals will be gifted to NOVA’s community neighbours, reflecting the approximately 7,500 unique individuals who helped to build and commission the company’s new Rokeby Site polyethylene facility.

“We firmly believe in the importance of creating sustainable and thriving communities, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to give back to our neighbours in a meaningful way,” said Rob Thompson, NOVA Chemicals’ VP of Manufacturing East. “This project has been a significant undertaking for NOVA and we are grateful for the tremendous efforts that have been put forward by our talented and dedicated construction and commissioning teams over the past several years. These efforts have not simply supported our company, they have contributed to the economic strength and resilience of our surrounding community and to be able to recognize this contribution is extremely rewarding.”

Teams across NOVA Chemicals regions in both Canada and the US will also support their Ontario colleagues throughout the month of June by building and delivering meal kits and volunteer service activities in recognition of the Rokeby Site workforce, its surrounding community, and the significant contributions this project has had for the Sarnia-Lambton region. NOVA Chemicals will also donate one additional meal to The Inn for every employee who uses the hashtag #NOVAGivesBack on LinkedIn throughout the month of June.

Myles Vanni, Executive Director of The Inn of the Good Shepherd said, “Great things can be accomplished when we work together, whether it’s building a plant, creating jobs, or feeding our community. We at The Inn are so grateful to NOVA Chemicals and their leadership in the Sarnia-Lambton region and we are honored for this opportunity to partner with them as caring hands for our community members in need.”

NOVA Chemicals actively invests in the well-being of our communities by lending a hand to organizations dedicated to making a difference and improving the overall quality of life for those living in the areas in which we operate. NOVA Chemicals has partnered with The Inn for decades through volunteerism, meal service and direct donations, and has contributed over CAD $160,000 in the past five years alone, since the growth project announcement in 2018.

For more information on Rokeby Site, review our Press Kit.  


About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals aspires to be the leading sustainable polyethylene producer in North America. Our driving purpose is to reshape plastics for a better, more sustainable world by delivering innovative solutions that help make everyday life healthier and safer and acting as a catalyst for a low carbon, zero-plastic-waste future. NOVA Chemicals’ innovative and quality product offerings, value chain collaboration, and unique customer experience is what sets us apart; our customers use our products to create easy-to-recycle and recycled content films, packaging, and products. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security, and environmental stewardship through our commitment to Sustainability and Responsible Care®.

NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has nearly 2,500 employees worldwide and is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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NOVA employees helped serve over 500 meals
NOVA employees helped serve over 500 meals

UPDATED: June 7, 2023

NOVA employees participate in a “soup kitchen takeover”
NOVA employees participate in a “soup kitchen takeover”

UPDATED: June 7, 2023


NOVA Chemicals Media Relations
Julia Iacovella 
Regional Public Affairs


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