2013 Grant Recipients

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Through their programs and services and collaborations, they advocate and promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live, learn and work in the community.
Edmonton Public Schools Foundation

The unwavering belief that all children should leave the public education system with the competencies needed to prepare them for a lifetime of success guides the work of Edmonton Public Schools.

The Foundation was launched February 10, 2010, for two main purposes: to spread the word about the great things happening in the public education system and to support Edmonton Public Schools across Edmonton. This is done by offering opportunities for improved learning through financial, in-kind and human resource contributions.

The Foundation currently supports two main programs: Early Learning and Full-Day Kindergarten and provide support to schools with students considered Edmonton’s most socially vulnerable citizens.

Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta

All Ronald McDonald Houses are independently owned and operated non-profit organizations. Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta (RMHNA) is the only facility in Edmonton and the surrounding area that provides temporary and affordable accommodation for families whose children are being treated in one of Edmonton’s medical facilities.

The 42,000 square foot RMHNA features 32 private family suites and provides a place of comfort and compassion for families coming to Edmonton to seek treatment for their sick child.
The Support Network

The Support Network is the operating organization for programs that contribute to the well-being of the people Northern Alberta by providing a connection to resources and information to individuals, families, and not-for-profit organizations.

Programs include the Crisis Support Centre which provides crisis de-esclataiton and suicide prevention services, 211 which links Edmontonians to essential services and Volunteer Edmonton which supports volunteerism throughout Edmonton and works to unite people with causes they care about.

The Support Network is a highly trained organization of local people offering services for our communities with the help of dedicated volunteers and passionate supporters.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

With clear insight on the social needs of community members, and a collective drive with partners in all sectors, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region works to inspire a community-wide effort in achieving its new mission to: Mobilize collective action to create pathways out of poverty.

Program of support for the EOCF include Coats for Kids and Families and Tools for School. Coats for Kids and Families is a United Way initiative that began in 1992 due to overwhelming requests from families and individuals with limited resources in need of winter jackets. The 2013 Coats for Kids & Families Campaign will run from Oct 6, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013.

Tools for School brings together community agencies, educational institutions, corporate supporters, the general public and the media for the purpose of a common goal – to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 whose families have limited resources.
E4C - Snack Program

E4C is a charitable human services organization providing a multiple and diverse range of services, including Early Learning, Homeless Supports, Housing and Mental Health, Social Enterprise and Nutrition and Community Services.  E4C's Snack Program provides a nutritious mid-morning snack or breakfast each school day to students in high-needs elementary and junior high schools.  This snack ensures the healthy functioning of active minds and bodies.  The program has a highly beneficial impact on the children because the hunger of students is satisfied and they are better able to learn and focus.  The Snack Program is funded entirely by donations and in 2011, provided snacks to 5,188 elementary school students and a breakfast to 476 junior high students in 27 high-needs schools and programs.  The grant from the EOCF will fund the Snack Program at five inner city elementary schools.
YOUCAN Edmonton

YOUCAN Youth Services is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to empowering youth.  They assist young people in developing the skills needed to move out of harm's way, transition into employment or back into education, reduce youth violence and participate actively in youth issues.  Their mission is to equip youth to engage and inspire others to peacefully resolve conflicts and develop healthy relationships in their communities.  In YOUCAN Youth Services Relentless Youth Outreach Project, specially trained, mobile teams of Relentless Youth Outreach Workers travel to community hot spots where at-risk youth gather.  Youth Workers then carry out "interruptions with a purpose" to connect directly with youth and build trusting, meaningful, and long-term relationships.  Simultaneously, the Relentless Youth Outreach Workers are able to support youth in accessing various community services that will meet the needs and wishes of individual youth in a healthy, supportive environment,  Funding from the EOCF will support one of the Outreach Workers for the next three years.

Scholarships in the Community