How We Are Funded
The Local HERO Foundation is currently funded through a combination of local government, the oil sands industry and the public. Our largest supporter is the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo which currently provides half of the funding required for the dedicated medevac helicopter program. Our other major sponsors are Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy who each contribute 10% of Local HERO’s budget annually. Additionally, we have received large donations from Husky Energy and Williams Energy, personal donations from Wood Buffalo citizens, and the Alberta provincial government provides support on a fee-for-service basis.