Big Industry Giving
Supporting the Community
The two largest oilsands companies in Wood Buffalo, Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada, are leaders in community investment, putting millions of dollars back into the community through various programs.
Suncor Energy spent $3.7 million in 2010 on community investment in Wood Buffalo. Financial contributions supported a wide range of organizations in the community, including Keyano College Theatre, the Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation, the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, the Oilsands Discovery Centre and a host of other organizations.
Syncrude Canada invested over $5 million in the Wood Buffalo community in 2010-2011, focusing on education, the environment, health and safety, science and technology, aboriginal relations, local community development, arts and culture and recreation. In 2008, Syncrude announced the biggest donation in the company’s history – $5 million was donated to Keyano College to create the Syncrude Aboriginal Pre-Trades Program.
To learn more about industry giving in Wood Buffalo, visit the following websites: