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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 2014

  • $2.5 million to Keyano College to support Aboriginal education and arts programming.

  • $2.48 million raised during 2014 United Way Campaign supporting the United Way in Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary.

  • $500,000 to the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation to support the development of a Brain Imaging and Treatment Unit that will include Gamma Knife radiosurgery, an advanced, incision-free procedure for patients facing brain tumours, epilepsy and other complex neurological conditions.

  • $75,000 donation to kick off the 2014 Syncrude Food Drive in support of the Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association
  • $50,000 in donations decided by Syncrude employees through the Give with Heart campaign, including the highest gift of $25,000 going to Fort McMurray SPCA.
  • $128,000 to 74 non-profit organizations and another $94,000 through busing grants in 2014 - 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.

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