March 29, 2023

James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies Increases Commitment to STARS With $1.5-Million Gift

Winnipeg, MB – The partnership between James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies (JRSL) and STARS continues to have a lasting impact on the lives of patients across western Canada. That impact is amplified today as we celebrate the company’s $1.5 million gift to STARS.

JRSL representatives, STARS team and board members, and one of STARS’ patients, gathered today at the Winnipeg base to announce this most recent donation, which will support STARS’ critical care operations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and northeastern B.C.

“As many of our business locations are situated in rural communities, we depend on STARS to provide critical, life-saving care when every second counts,” said Hartley Richardson, JRSL Executive Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer. “We are immensely proud to lend our support to keep STARS mission-ready to provide emergency medical services and transportation to remote areas. We share in their belief that where you live, work or play should not impede your chance of survival.”

“James Richardson & Sons, Limited and its affiliated companies have been tremendous supporters of STARS. Having a partner like the JR Group of Companies, who make Manitoba its home, continuing to support STARS in this massive way is very meaningful,” said STARS president and CEO Andrea Robertson.

“This partnership has a direct impact on the lives of western Canadians and is an investment in the well-being of local communities. This generous donation helps to ensure that STARS can continue to deliver critical care, anywhere. We were built by the community, for the community, we are so thankful to have this significant partnership enabling us to always be ready for the patients in need.”

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STARS was born from the conviction that no one should go without the care that could save their life. Operating 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg, STARS is your best hope in a worst-case scenario. If you need critical care, our mission is to be there for you—physically or virtually—in whatever capacity we can help. Because when it comes to the next patient who needs us, it’s never too far. Learn more at STARS.CA


Established in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited is a private, family-owned and operated corporation involved in global agriculture and food processing, transportation, energy exploration and marketing, financial services, insurance and real estate. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, JRSL has assets and operations strategically located across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.