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Setting kids up for success

Our charitable donation program engages with local charities that set socially-vulnerable young people up for success along their educational journey. In addition to providing funding, we support these organizations through our employee volunteer program.

Charity partners

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters

­­­Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area (BGCBigs) provides safe places for kids to be after school and during school holidays through nine neighborhood clubs and more than 20 additional group programs. The organization also offers volunteer driven mentoring programs in a variety of ways. Our funding supports the McCauley Neighborhoods Club programming. Our employees volunteer with BGCBigs in a variety of capacities, including individual in-school and community mentorship, hosting special activities and helping out at the BGCBigs annual holiday party and spring BBQ.

NorQuest College

NorQuest College's Youth in Transition Program (YIT) supports young adults who are new to Canada prepare for academic upgrading and career readiness. YIT is designed to ensure that students in the program have role models, mentors, and coaches who support the students' transition into further education and Canadian society. Our employees participate in monthly mentorship meetings with students, through which students discover their potential and find support in achieving that potential. 

Terra Center for Teen Parents

Terra Center for Teen Parents provides support, services, and necessities to 1,500 young parents and children each year. The agency focuses on encouraging pregnant and parenting teens to gain confidence and develop the skills they need to raise healthy, happy children. We support the "Post-Secondary Transitions" program, which provides follow-up services to young parents graduating high school to ensure their success in post-secondary and employment pursuits. Examples of our employee volunteering at Terra include wrapping Christmas gifts and cooking nutritious meals at Braemar school.

Edmonton Public Schools Foundation

Edmonton Public Schools Foundation raises funds to support full-day Kindergarten in socially-vulnerable schools. Research shows children develop the foundation for strong communication skills, literacy, social competence, numeracy, adaptability and physical health as early as age three. Our funding supports full-day Kindergarten at Mee-Yah-Noh school, helping little ones begin their educational journey on the right path. Our employees volunteer at Mee-Yah-Noh school during Read-In Week, host special BBQs, and help out in the classroom.

We are also proud to partner with: YMCA, E4C, U School, The Learning Partnership and ABC Head Start.