In 2020, STC collaborated with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to access funding of $250,000 per year to implement the Health Bus program. These funds will be used to cover the costs of health care clinicians visiting the communities over a five-year span and other related operational costs.
Services to Date
Dental Services: Blok Dental, Dr. Parviz Yazdani
Paramedic Services: Medavie Health Services, Troy Davies
Mental Health Supports: Possibilities Recovery Centre, Tanner Perrat & Kayla MacKay
Capital Campaign Narrative
Featuring Troy Davies and Medavie Health
The operating capital campaign began in November of 2019. When the bus was launched on September 7, 2021, Synergy 8 Community Builders was just shy of two years of fundraising to get that point.
Over the past 10 years, Synergy 8 Community Builders has raised $7.43 million. The group built the Pediatric Chemotherapy Centre. Their last campaign purchased all of the equipment for the Pediatric Trauma Room at the new Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon that serves all of Saskatchewan. Some of the items they have purchased include the Health Bus in Saskatoon and two Pediatric Ambulances (that serve all of Northern Saskatchewan).
STC Member Chiefs and Ethan Bear announced the operating agreement at a media event on September 24, 2020.
Synergy 8 Community Builders is a non-profit volunteer group of nine guys that launches a capital campaign each year and holds a Golf and Dinner event with sports celebrities to fundraise for the campaign.