Wayfinders Retreat president Paul Wagman says a recent donation from Canlin Energy Corporation will go a long way in helping support their work with those impacted by PTSD.

Known for donating to valued community causes, Canlin made a $5,000 contribution on Aug. 20.

"It was huge because we have vast needs of getting our work done here and raising awareness with mental health and OSI (operational stress injury)," says Wagman.

Canlin operations administrator Kaili Dale and Wildcat Hills District Superintendent Kevin Hetu visited the retreat to present the donation.

"It was really an opportunity to highlight our successes and to show the work in progress of what we've accomplished, and the impact we're already having. It's been significant."

It is the retreat's work in helping people achieve mental well-being that lead to the donation, explains Dale.

"Sometimes there's not a lot of support, especially the PSTD portion of it, so the work that they're doing here is so beneficial for so many."

Located on the historic Wineglass Ranch, Wayfinders provides a safe space for military and first responders suffering from PTSD and their families to come to experience all areas of wellness through nature-based programs and open-minded community centred support.

Canlin Energy regularly makes significant contributions to important causes. Among the latest was a donation to the Cochrane Society for Housing Options. It also became the first supporter of the Big Hill Haven's BIZ 4 HER program in March.