Where we serve
STARS currently operates from three bases in Alberta, two bases in Saskatchewan and one base in Manitoba.
Vision, Mission and Values
Learn more about the guiding principles of our organization, and how we put them into practice every day.
Our commitment to our patients
Every day, STARS takes care of some of the most critical patients in Western Canada. Here is how we ensure they get the care they need.
Since STARS lifted off for the first time in 1985, patients have benefited from this life saving service.
Our board and executives
The STARS boards of directors and executive leadership team keep us focused on our goal: the patient.
How we are funded
STARS is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on government, corporate and community support.
Helicopter air ambulance
Learn more about how the STARS program is an essential component of the emergency medical system in your community.
The stories shared by our Very Important Patients (VIPs) are an inspiration to all of us at STARS, as we feel tremendous pride in knowing that we helped make a difference in these lives.
A listing of the communities we have served.
STARS Emergency Link Centre
A 24-hour emergency medical communications centre that offers services for emergency responders and industry partners.
Education and Training
Preparing patients for flight, landing helicopters and critical care skills education.
Ways to donate
How you make a difference
Our diverse sources of funding enables us to be ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
STARS is proud of the more than 450 volunteers who act as our ambassadors in the community.
Proceeds from our store help raise funds for STARS and increase awareness in the communities we serve.
Each year, hundreds of events are held across Western Canada to raise funds and community awareness of STARS.
Interested in learning more about STARS and seeing behind-the-scenes at our bases? We would love to have you as our guest.
STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.
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You can select from multiple editions of the STARS website, which are available with information tailored to your community.
You will see regional news, events and information reflecting STARS in your province.