Syncrude Canada Ltd. continues its support of specialized services in northern Alberta.
Fort McMurray, Alberta – Syncrude Canada Ltd. continues its support of specialized services in northern Albertawith a $250,000 donation to the Stollery Hospital Foundation and $30,000 in support of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters’ new Family-Business Connect program. This is in addition to Syncrude’s $250,000 donation for the Compassion House Foundation announced earlier this year.
“Health and community services in Edmonton are an important extension of what is offered in the Wood Buffalo region because it is where people from our community receive specialized care,” said Syncrude President and CEO Scott Sullivan.
We’re very proud to continue our support of the Stollery and Compassion House and to begin a relationship with the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.
Syncrude will donate $250,000 to the Stollery Hospital Foundation over the next five years to expand the emergency room, which will help increase capacity and access to services. Each year, more than 150,000 patient visits occur at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. It is the primary acute care facility for all of central and northern Alberta, and it is the only specialized pediatric emergency in this region.
Syncrude’s $30,000 donation over the next three years will support an important effort by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters called Family-Business Connect. This is a program that invites local businesses to become partners in confronting the challenges of domestic violence in the home and workplace.
Nearly 500 guests have been welcomed since Compassion House first opened its doors in 2002 and nearly a third of them are from the Fort McMurray area. Syncrude’s $250,000 donation over five years will go towards meeting the capital needs of Compassion House. This is in addition to the organization’s continued annual support of the Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassionfundraiser, which last year raised $220,000 for Compassion House.
Syncrude has been a long-time supporter of northern Alberta. In the last four years, Syncrude has invested more than $2.3 million in a variety of Edmonton-based programs that include:
- $1,000,000 donation to NAIT;
- $500,000 donation to the University of Alberta for the Discovery E and WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) outreach programs for K-12 students in the Wood Buffalo region;
- $500,000 donation to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation for the Campaign for Prostate Health which included the Rapid Access Prostate Health Clinic;
- $250,000 donation to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation for a Cardiac Catherization laboratory; and
- $110,000 to Ronald McDonald House for a quilt room.