Charities We Support

Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Society

Since 1986, AYP has been providing free life-skills programs for children ages 6-12 who live in high-risk Northeast Edmonton communities. Whether it be our flagship Community Outreach & Living Skills In-school program, our Community Explorers program or our ART with AYP program, our wide variety of after-school and evening program offerings foster the healthy development of each participant's sense of self-esteem and self-worth. With each of our programs, our focus is to create a learn-through-play environment and encourage the development of effective living skills, the pursuit of healthy lifestyle choices and the connection of families to the community. Today, AYP offers 24 activities across 13 programs in 12 Northeast Edmonton locations. In 2015, AYP supported 313 unique children and 218 unique families. We will be expanding in the fall of 2016 into 3 more Clareview locations and offering 7 new activities.

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Autism Edmonton

Since 1971, Autism Edmonton (Autism Society of Edmonton Area) has been providing services and support to people in the community who are living with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Edmonton has become known as a "go-to" source that connects families, individuals and professionals with autism-related resources. Autism Edmonton helps people navigate their options for services, find vital information, and develop skills and peer support through facilitated activity and discussion groups.

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Beverly Towne Community Development Society

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Camp He Ho Ha

Camp Health, Hope & Happiness Society exists to provide safe and rewarding recreational opportunities to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. A not-for-profit, non-denominational organization situated on Lake Isle in Northern Alberta funded by public support.

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Cornerstone Counselling Centre

Cornerstone Counselling Centre has been providing professional counselling services to children, families, and individuals in Edmonton and area for over 35 years. Fundamental to their work are the principles of compassion and generosity, and a steadfast belief in people’s ability to transform their lives.

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Crystal Kids

Crystal Kids is an integrated community support centre focused on building resilience, providing opportunities, and encouraging life-long learning through its partnerships and programs.

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Edmonton Dream Centre

The Edmonton Dream Centre's mission is to be a centre of excellence in addiction and recovery. They seek to do this by providing hope and health to women in crisis (and their children) through a long-term holistic residential recovery program that results in healing and permanent lifestyle improvements.

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HIV Network of Edmonton Society

HIV Edmonton was founded out of desperation by Michael Phair and a group of close friends as, in 1984, Edmonton braced for its own AIDS outbreak. Originally called the AIDS Network of Edmonton, HIV Edmonton changed its name to better reflect the advancements in the area of HIV and AIDS in 1999. HIV Edmonton is a harm reduction agency, working to provide the best education and prevention methods to a wide variety of audiences.

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Inner City Youth Development Association

The Inner City Youth Development Association (ICDYA) was established to provide Edmonton's high risk youth with tools and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty, desperation, and dependence that dominates their lives, enabling them to become contributing members of our community.

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Intercultural Child and Family Centre

We offer a warm, innovative and responsive child care environment in which children, families and staff from all cultures are valued and supported. We are committed to developing and demonstrating exemplary practice in intercultural child care. We draw on the strengths of families, staff and other stakeholders to create a child care community characterized by collaboration, respect and openness.

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Jasper Place Wellness Centre

We are a non-for-profit (NFP) charity that has been serving Edmonton since 2006. Murray Soroka, the founder, left the business world to start a new mission that included serving those in need in the city. At that time there were many Edmontonians experiencing homelessness who needed help in figuring out a way back HOME.

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KARA Family Resource Centre

KARA Family Resource Centre identified a need for services to low income, single mothers. Their flagship program, Caring Families, provides parents the opportunity to learn and interact with their children. Some programs are for parents only and others are interactive programs for parents and their preschool children.

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Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone offers free and anonymous service supports young people as they build the skills and abilities they’ll need to improve their emotional health and well-being. In addition to an array of counselling options, we offer young people a wide range of online resources and we work tirelessly to share young people’s perspectives on a societal level – locally, nationally, and globally.

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Kids On Track

Kids On Track is a community organization with a passion to offer hope, direction and support to children, youth and parents. They are purposeful in focusing on those families whose socioeconomic situations have made it difficult for them to access opportunities needed for optimal development of their young people. By using the vehicle of recreational and educational activities, children cultivate enriching relationships with positive role models and are encouraged in their character development. They strive to support young people in developing the interpersonal skills needed to succeed socially with their peers, families, and authority figures in hope that youth will be empowered to make healthy lifestyle choices and become positive, responsible, contributing citizens.

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L'Arche Association of Edmonton

There are currently six L'Arche homes in Edmonton and Sherwood Park for people with developmental disabilities of various ages, and live-in assistants who come from countries around the world. Our Day Program provides further opportunities to share life together and develop relationships beyond our community. L'Arche Edmonton is committed to building a true sense of belonging, and celebrating the unique gifts of each individual who chooses to live and work with us.

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Little Warriors

Little Warriors is a charitable organization with a national focus that educates adults about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Little Warriors also provides information about the prevalence and frequency of child sexual abuse and information about healing and support resources. The Be Brave Ranch is a facility that will offer a family-oriented treatment program that combines multiple proven therapies for children ages 8-12 who have been sexually abused.

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Lurana Shelter Society

Lurana Shelter Society is a registered, charitable organization serving victims of domestic violence in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding area. They strive to provide abused women and children with every necessary support to permanently break free from the cycle of family violence.

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Operation Friendship Seniors Society

Operation Friendship Seniors Society is a non-profit society that provides community-based preventative social services to the seniors of Edmonton’s inner city. We provide safe, affordable non-institutional housing options. Operation Friendship Seniors Society’s mission is to offer services to improve the quality of life of our clients who are seniors in need over 55 years of age.

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Our House

Our House Addiction Recovery Centre provides an environment where individuals with addictions can embark on a recovery process directed towards a meaningful, productive lifestyle.

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Oxford House

Oxford House Foundation of Canada is a non-profit foundation that acts as an umbrella organization providing leadership and quality assurance through the issuance and maintenance of charters for a network of existing and future Oxford Houses. While Oxford House is not directly affiliated with AA, NA, and CA, its members realize that active participation in a recovery program can offer assurance of continued sobriety.

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P.A.L.S. (Project Adult Literacy Society )

PALS is based in Edmonton, Alberta and is committed to change lives of others through literacy. PALS matches Adult Students in need (to improve their basic literacy/math skills) and Tutors and predominantly a platform which provides one to one tutoring with a volunteer tutor, small group work in English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation circles, math and computers, workshops and field trips.

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Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton

Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE) is a full service seniors organization which builds and maintains a broad range of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families.

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Seniors Outreach Network Society

The Seniors Outreach Network Society is a Registered Canadian Charitable organization which provides outreach services to isolated, low income seniors residing in north Edmonton. These services, which are provided by Registered Social Workers, include assessment of needs, referrals, providing information, advocacy and support. In addition, the agency provides our clients with a monthly group meal, summer trips in and around Edmonton, weekly drop-in activities and other special events including a Christmas turkey dinner.

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Stop Abuse In Families

The mission of the Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society is to support those affected by family violence through confidential counselling services; to advocate on behalf individuals in abusive relationships; and to educate children, youth, and parents in the prevention of violence.

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Terra Centre

Terra supports and encourages teen moms and young dads to recognize their potential as nurturing parents and successful members of our community. Pregnant teens are offered a non-judgmental environment where they can explore their pregnancy options and determine their most immediate need for support.

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The Learning Centre

The Learning Centre Literacy Association offers free reading, writing, math and other literacy skills programs for adults in Edmonton.

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Today Family Violence Help Centre

Today Family Violence Help Centre is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization that offers a safe place for individuals victimized by family violence to access free, confidential, emotional and practical support. Today Centre provides short-term support through risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of immediate needs, and supported referrals.

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Uncles & Aunts At Large

Established in 1967, Uncles & Aunts at Large was among the earliest agencies in the Edmonton area to organize mentor services for children. Through Uncles & Aunts at Large, volunteers offer companionship, mentoring and friendly support to children ages 6 to 18 from single-parent families.

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WECAN Food Basket Society

WECAN connects individuals and families on limited and or fixed incomes, who are struggling at the end of each month to provide enough healthy food for their families,with a basket of fresh produce and frozen meat items. The Food Basket program is designed to replenish the refrigerator the third week of the month when food supplies and funds are in short supply. As the food order has been prepaid, members need only go to their community depot to pick up their order

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Wings Of Providence

WINGS of Providence is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe, secure, supportive and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence. WINGS provides second stage housing services. Second stage housing provides long term accommodation and accompanying support services for women with their children.

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Youth Unlimited Edmonton

Youth Unlimited sees the hope and potential in every young person. ​ Our vision is to be a primary influence within the youth culture of the capital region, in order to foster the transformation of these current negative elements of the culture into one of love, hope, realized potential, and positive social action.

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