We have played an active role in the growth of the Wood Buffalo region for more than 55 years and every day endeavour to maintain the confidence and support of our local Indigenous communities and diverse stakeholders.
Syncrude fall maintenance work may increase potential for odours
Syncrude is aware of an increase in odours in the local region during the last week. We take odour concerns seriously and all reports are investigated.Learn More
Building better bridges to post-secondary education
Connections either big or small, direct or indirect, matter. For one Fort McMurray Catholic Schools student, a connection Syncrude made means his future is looking up and bright.
Robbie Buffalo, a Grade 11 student at Holy Trinity Catholic High School, says he’s looking forward to going to university to pursue his dream.Learn More
Pathways 2021 magazine launches
There are many pathways to success. It can come from reconnecting ourselves with traditions through song and dance, from building outreach programs that connect students with communities, or from reflecting on the legacy of our parents and celebrating their impact on an entire community.Learn More
Finding the footsteps of her ancestors
Growing up in Fort McMurray, Rochelle Young never celebrated her Indigenous roots, largely because her family didn’t talk about their heritage.
“I always knew I was Indigenous but there was no cultural practices in our home when I was growing up,” she says. “We just didn’t really talk about it very much.”
Syncrude employee run to promote the beauty of Wood Buffalo
It all started for Syncrude employee Jessica Leska as a way to keep fit during the winter months in Fort McMurray. Now, her passion for running will attempt to gain attention to the beauty of the area.Learn More
Not-for-profit groups to share $78K one-time Syncrude gift
Syncrude is sending extra help through the Good Neighbours Program to community-based not-for-profit, youth or sports-oriented organizations in the Wood Buffalo region.Learn More
Syncrude United Way campaign exceeds goal
Amidst the challenges presented by the pandemic, Syncrude’s United Way campaign aimed for a seven-figure goal and exceeded it.
Contributions will continue until Dec. 15, but the goal of $2.02 million has now been reached and exceeded with current contributions totaling $2.125 million.Learn More
A lasting legacy
The Alexander family has more than a lifetime worth of years-of-service at Syncrude, and that’s a family legacy they are proud to share.
Allison Alexander is a Heavy Equipment Operator for Tailing and Lease Development projects team, and he’s not shy about sharing that his immediate family has about 136 years of service with Syncrude, and even more with extended family members.
Neighbourly support helps Syncrude protect workers during the pandemic
Neighbours helping each other are great neighbours indeed. And that’s how the relationship between Syncrude and Goodfish Lake can be summed up as they both faced the challenges of a global pandemic.Learn More
Syncrude crews deployed to help Fort McMurray during flood
Ask Fire Chief Byron Stacey why members of Syncrude’s Fire Department are always ready to spring into action to help in a community emergency and he’d give you a solid answer.
Posted on May 1, 2020
Saluting Brent Scott, the man who built Mildred Lake and Syncrude’s organization
Brent Scott, who served as Syncrude’s president and CEO from 1974 to 1978, stands in front of the bison sculptures on Highway 63 that mark the southern edge of Syncrude’s leases.
Posted on April 29, 2020
Syncrude recognizes Chris Wilson
Chris is a heavy duty mechanic by trade, and a former Syncrude employee, but starting his own business was always his true ambition. For years, he let others talk him out of pursuing his dreams. But thanks to an unignorable gut instinct – and the encouragement of Syncrude – Chris took the leap.
Posted on February 11, 2020
Every bit counts: Syncrude donates $90,000 to Wood Buffalo Food Bank as volunteers get ready for Food Drive
What better way to kick off the holidays than by sharing in the spirit of giving. It’s what hundreds of volunteers, including Syncrude employees and their families, have planned to do as part of the 2019 Syncrude Food Drive.
Posted on November 28, 2019