Times are tough. Albertans are tougher. Get your decal today.

Read More »

Visit starshorizons.ca, the new online home for our Horizons newsletter and the stories of STARS we're proud to share with you.

Read More »

Thank you for your support of the 2016 Alberta STARS Lottery. All winners will be posted at www.starslotteryalberta.ca by April 18th, 2016. 

Read More »

Join us on June 4th, 2016 for the 1st annual STARS Rock the Hangar Social! Get your tickets here.

Read More »

Thank you for attending the 22nd annual STARS & Spurs Gala. More than $517,000 was raised for STARS. 

Read More »

Thank you for attending the 6th annual GPPA Hangar Dance. More than $162,000 was raised for STARS.

Why do you choose to support STARS?  Let us know by creating a social media post and utilizing the hashtag, "#ISupportSTARS". Get creative and see your stories shared here:

Read More »

STARS is committed to providing highest level of care available. Here's how we deliver on that commitment.

Read More »

Learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

Read More »

STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

Donate now

Meet Jeremy Hofer

Before Jeremy Hofer began his work day atop his colony's new dairy barn, he clipped on his safety harness and scrambled up the tin-covered roof to clear the snow. It was March, 2013 and frost blanketed the metal. Members of the Hodgeville Hutterite colony had been building the barn for months. Jeremy, then 17, remembers spotting a hole in the roof. He remembers his foot sliding down the tin. He remembers his fear of falling. Thankfully, he doesn't remember landing on the cold, hard ground.

"I was trying to step over the opening and slipped and fell straight through," said Jeremy. 

Unfortunately, his harness wasn't measured properly. A coworker called 911 and paramedics were dispatched. Hofer was transported to nearby Herbert, SK where a ground ambulance met STARS.

"I was grateful for the helicopter because it would have been a two-hour drive."

Hofer's injuries included a broken neck, pelvis, elbow, hip and tailbone - the majority of which doctors rebuilt. Not long after leaving hospital, Hofer visited the Regina base to meet his crew. 

"Not many people live through something like that and then get to thank the people who saved their...
Read More

Latest STARS News

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards...

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

CAMTS to conduct STARS site visit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards...

Unique party in the hangar is all about the kids

See the helicopter, ride a bull and pass the Kubasa! STARS is holding our first social fundraiser in Winnipeg to help raise $50,000 to purchase critical medical training equipment. The June 4th event is set to be one of Manitoba’s more...

STARS' own Karla Slaney breaks down stereotypes in aviation

When Karla Slaney was eight years old, a pilot invited her to sit in the cockpit of a Boeing 747 during her family’s vacation to Florida. By the time she returned to her seat, clutching a set of plastic pilots’ wings, she knew what she wanted to be...

Stars Tracker

In 2015-16, STARS flew 3,423 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 30,000 missions have been carried out.