How We Are Funded
The Local HERO Foundation is currently funded through a tripartite agreement with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the Oil Sands industry, and Alberta Health Services. Each of these supporters provide one third of the fixed funding required to operate the dedicated medevac helicopter program. Our major supporters in the Oil Sands industry include Suncor Energy, Imperial Oil/Kearl, Husky Energy, Pembina Pipeline, and TC Energy. Our program is also supported by the United Way, LiUNA Labourers, Building Trades of Alberta, Coldwell Banker, and Printing Unlimited.
The variable costs associated with each flight hour flown, such as maintenance and fuel, are covered by fundraising performed by the Local HERO Foundation and by donations from our generous community members.