Syncrude is marking its production milestone of three billion barrels by investing more than $3 million into the community.
The new investment is part of the oil company’s commitment to building a strong and vibrant place to live and work – and will help fund several initiatives.
They include the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering for student engagement in northern communities, Tree Canada Operation ReLeaf program, Inside Education’s Wood Buffalo Environment Education Project.
In addition, it will also support a machining program with the Fort McMurray Catholic School District, a non-destructive apprenticeship program with CAREERS: The Next Generation, an e-learning program with the Fort McKay First Nation and an education training program with the Mikisew Cree First Nation.
The funding will go to sponsorships for Girls Inc., the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre and the Syncrude Arts Alive Series at Keyano Theatre.
Syncrude says these projects are vital to the community in helping enhance the quality of life in the RMWB.
The donation builds on the nearly $84 million Syncrude has invested in the community in the past 20 years.