Local business donates shirts and cash for reconciliation

Press release

Synterra Security Solutions, a local and majority First Nation owned Security company was founded in 2011 by Mark King and Scott McIntosh, along with Kingfisher Lake, Wunnumin Lake and Naicatchewenin First Nations with an idea of making a difference with First Nation Communities and also a strong business of supplying Security Services to remote Mine and Energy projects within their respective communities. Synterra Security has since partnered with multiple other First Nation Communities to provide Security Services to numerous other remote Mines throughout the north. With offices in Thunder Bay, Devlin, Elliott Lake and St Marys, Synterra has the ability to service and supply any location within Ontario.

Today they have over 200 employees and provide Security to some of the largest mining & energy companies in the world. Furthermore, their unique business strategy also provides economic, employment, education and ownership opportunities to over 22 additional indigenous communities across Northern Ontario.

Last month, Synterra Security Solutions generously donated orange “Every Child Matters” t-shirts to those who wanted one at no cost. If anyone wished to make a donation, 100% of the proceeds would be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. Donations help raise awareness across Canada of the Indian Residential Schools and their continuing impacts on individuals, families and communities, and promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”

Mark King, Vice President and Co-owner of Synterra Security partnered with shirt maker Addison & Co back in early July to make the T-shirts and also donated 100% of their time in making them. While Synterra Security covered the costs of the shirts, Mark further pledged to match every donation made dollar for dollar.

On the day of pickup which took place at Synterra’s head office, Mark along with his wife Vicki, daughters Kylie & Korie and Synterra Manager Ann Flannigan handed out the shirts to everyone who ordered them. Ann worked tirelessly behind the scenes to organize the giveaway which ultimately led to the day’s success as the community showed up in amazing fashion donating at total of $2,513. As promised Synterra matched it bringing a total donation of $5,026 for the Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society!

Synterra would like to thank everyone on the success of our “Every Child Matters” shirt campaign and encourages all to show support to wear your shirt on Orange Shirt Day September 30.