Each year, Syncrude invests more than $6 million to community organizations working to make a difference. Whether it’s investing in local infrastructure, stocking the food bank or opening the doors to learning, Syncrude is committed to making a difference in the communities where our employees live and work. We also support our 5,000 employees in their individual volunteering efforts to create better communities, and provide scholarships at educational institutions across Alberta. 

In 2013:

  • $1 million to help establish a new Science and Technology Centre at Fort McMurray's Father Patrick Mercredi High School

Valued at $4 million, the Centre includes two new labs focused on engineering technologies and industrial trades. Hands-on learning opportunities give students a competitive advantage when applying for post-secondary training and apprenticeships.

  • $128,000 to 74 non-profit organizations and another $94,000 through busing grants in 2013

Our Good Neighbours program recognizes employee and retirees who volunteer in the community. Individual grants of $500 each are awarded to those organizations for which they volunteer.

  • $500,000 to the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton

The Syncrude Environment Gallery encourages dialogue about energy solutions and the complex issues surrounding environmental science by giving visitors first-hand experience with oil sands and information on the role of science in addressing environmental impacts. The gallery also features information about recycling, weather, geological sciences and alternative energy.

  • $490,000 to the Fort McMurray Food Bank Drive over the past eight years

Each December, community volunteers and Syncrude employees collect food donations from residents at local grocery stores. Over 57,000 pounds of food and $360,000 in cash was donated to the drive in 2013.

  • $500,000 to the Mikisew Cree First Nation to support Elders care in Fort Chipewyan 

Opened in 2014, the Fort Chipewyan Elders Care Centre houses 12 suites as well as a ward for palliative and respite care. The complex also features cooking and dining facilities along with space for physician consultations, exercise, rehabilitation and spiritual activities.


We're proud to be making a difference in our community, including investments to:

  • Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation - Uncle Fred Youth Elders Lodge
  • Alberta Cancer Foundation
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business
  • Careers: The Next Generation
  • Compassion House
  • Fort Chipewyan Historical Society
  • Fort McKay First Nation - Youth Summer Employment Program
  • Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Eduction
  • Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society
  • Fort McMurray Historical Society
  • Fort McMurray Public Library
  • Fort McMurray Public School District
  • Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta
  • Grant MacEwan University
  • Indspire
  • Inside Education
  • Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women
  • Keyano College
  • Mikisew Cree First Nation Elders Care
  • Northern Lights Health Foundation
  • Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
  • Science Alberta Foundation
  • Skills Canada
  • Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
  • The Children's Centre
  • United Way
  • University of Alberta
  • Vista Ridge
  • Wood Buffalo Food Bank