Husky donates $500,000 to Mikisew Cree Elders Care Home

The Kahkiyow Keykanow Elders Care Home in Fort Chipewyan has received a $500,000 donation from Husky Energy.

The facility enables elders to continue living in their community, even if they’re not able to live at home. Without in-community care, elders would need to move to Fort McMurray for assisted living or end-of-life care.

The facility’s grand opening was held on May 15, 2014, led by Mikisew Cree First Nation Chief Steve Courtoreille and council. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam and Fred Fraser, president of Metis Local #125, spoke at a community dinner.

Husky donated $250,000 to the facility in 2013 and $250,000 in 2014, with CEO Asim Ghosh presenting the second cheque to Chief Courtoreille at the community dinner.