Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Funds Another Full-day Kindergarten

Thursday, 05.30.2013 / 10:06 AM MT / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Funds Another Full-day Kindergarten
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is continuing a worthy partnership with the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation to fund another full-day kindergarten class for the 2013-14 school year.

In 2011, the EOCF recognized the importance of full-day kindergarten and funded a program at Lauderdale School. By continuing the commitment to Oil Country’s youngest learners, another school will be able to provide the necessary means to ensure students will be awarded every opportunity to reach their full academic potentials.

“The full-day kindergarten program at Lauderdale has seen tremendous success,” Said Natalie Minckler, Executive Director of the EOCF. “Funding another school is something that our Board felt very strongly about.”

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is dedicated to “changing lives” in Oil Country through the support of registered charities that focus their activities on education and health & wellness for youth.


The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation cares deeply about our Community. Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta. With a focus on programs that support youth education and youth health wellness in Oil Country, the EOCF upholds the goal of helping to solve social issues while finding long-term solutions to improve the community where we all live, work, and play.

Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.