The SRHT is a registered charitable organization which raises funds to support health services and wellness programs for the residents of Longview, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Millarville, DeWinton, Okotoks, and the surrounding rural area.
The Trust began as a women’s auxiliary, raising money for the Oilfields General Hospital through small funding efforts. In 1994 the Oilfields Foundation was established as a registered charitable organization to raise funds for the hospital and the adjoining senior’s long term care facility, Rising Sun Long Term Care, in Black Diamond.
In 2004 Okotoks region was added to the Oilfields Foundation mandate. The Oilfields/Okotoks Foundation was renamed to the Sheep River Health Trust. The organization has expanded its services from funding equipment purchases to also supporting wellness programs and facilitating health services.
Moving into 2012, the Foothills Children’s Wellness Network is one of the Trust’s priorities as it encapsulates all that we are trying to achieve in the area of health and wellness to a large sector of our community, children and families.
Along with the FCWN, we help support the facilities at Oilfields General Hospital, the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre, a wide variety of programs such as Books for Babies, Spiritual Care and a School Meal Program and aim to reach all demographics of our community where most needed.
For more information on the Trust please go to our website: www.sheepriverhealthtrust.ca