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Suncor helping essential workers with $3 million in aid

April 17, 2020   Don Horne




Suncor’s Petro-Canada arm is contributing $3 million to help meet the needs of Canadians and their communities by supporting all essential work, through small acts of kindness.

According to a press release from Suncor, from fuel discounts, to meals, showers, or a small token of appreciation for our customers, these gestures are our way to say Thank You to all Canadians who are doing their part during this time of COVID-19.

“With more than 1,850 retail and wholesale locations across the country, we are in a unique position to reach Canadians and support them during these unprecedented times,” said Mark Little, president and chief executive officer, Suncor.“There are many people working on the front lines across this country.  To all of the many essential workers across the multiple industries, thank you for doing your part to keep us healthy, safe and providing our society with what we need to continue to operate. I’d also like to acknowledge everyone at our Petro-Canada retail stations and Petro-Pass truck stops – thank you for providing a safe place to fuel up so that Canadians can keep moving forward.”

Whether you are a health care worker on the frontline, a truck driver ensuring needed products are delivered across the country, a transit worker who is getting others where they need to go, or a grocery store, pharmacy, or food delivery service employee, you are essential, and we celebrate your contribution, adds Little.

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As the needs of Canadians continue to evolve Petro-Canada associates will also work with local organizations to determine how we can support them and create positive impacts in neighbourhoods across Canada in other ways. Support will take various forms depending on the needs of the community, such as essential items to hospitals, provisions to food banks and assistance to nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

“Suncor’s purpose is to provide trusted energy that enhances people’s lives, while caring for each other and the earth and there’s clearly never been a time in our company’s history when we’ve been called upon more to look at what else we can do to support our communities,” says Little.


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