News release

Student recipients of Alberta School Boards Association’s Indigenous student award receive scholarship through sponsorship by Keyera

April 13, 2023, Edmonton, AB — Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) is pleased to announce Keyera as a five-year sponsor of ASBA’s 2022-2026 Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student awards. As part of this sponsorship, Keyera will be providing a one-time $2,500 scholarship to each student recipient to acknowledge their achievements and support their educational journeys.

These awards are presented to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path while celebrating their culture. In total, 12 awards are distributed each year.

“ASBA has had the honour of presenting this award to exceptional students from across Alberta who have shown commitment to their education, exemplary leadership and devotion to their cultural path,” said Marilyn Dennis, President of ASBA. “This sponsorship from Keyera will provide additional recognition for these student leaders who serve as a great model of inspiration for others.”

Through its social investment program Keyera Connects, Keyera supports causes that strengthen the environment, advance Indigenous reconciliation and build community resiliency. The program’s Indigenous Reconciliation pillar supports Keyera’s approach to actively listen, seek to understand and advance reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations.

“The Honouring Spirit Award recipients demonstrate incredible potential as leaders of tomorrow,” said Dean Setoguchi, President & CEO, Keyera. “Each of them has the opportunity to shape diverse industries, with fresh ideas and perspectives. We are proud to support them along their educational journeys.”

ASBA launched these awards in 2018 to celebrate the unique qualities of Indigenous students in Alberta who inspire their peers, teachers, education leaders and community members. The 2023 award ceremony will take place on April 15 at Government House in Edmonton, Alberta.


About ASBA

ASBA supports Alberta’s 61 locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards. As a supportive, province-wide association, ASBA brings the different voices of Alberta’s school boards together, and advocates on behalf of its membership. For more information visit, 

About Keyera

At Keyera Corp. we are connecting energy for life by safely operating an integrated North American natural gas focused business that plays a critical part in providing safe, dependable and sustainable energy solutions. With a dedicated team of over 1,100 employees, we’re committed making positive, lasting change in the areas we live and operate. For more information, visit 

Media inquiries:
Katy Campbell
Director of Communications, Alberta School Boards Association

Kirsten Bell
Director, Stakeholder Communications, Keyera


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