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Igniting the Heart + Soul of edmonton

 

 

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In 2020, EPCOR established the Heart + Soul Fund to support organizations hardest hit by COVID-19, helping arts, culture and charitable organizations find new ways to ensure their sustainability.

To date, $2.25 million has been deployed to help over 90 organizations do what they do best—provide life-altering support, connection and joy to Edmontonians during a very challenging time. ​This is in addition to the $600,000 granted to United Way and the Edmonton Community Foundation, $82,000 for local Edmonton charities from the EPCOR employee matching campaign, and more than $100,000 in top-up support for existing Edmonton community partners and recovery efforts in other jurisdictions where EPCOR operates. ​​​​

Another $500,000 has been committed in 2022 to continue to help re-energize Edmonton's arts community; develop new and creative ways to ensure the show can go on; implement innovative fundraising programs to inspire the community to step forward to support the growing demand for food, shelter, mental health, substance abuse and family violence programming; and more.

The $3.5 million committed to date for pandemic relief and recovery efforts is in addition to the $1 million EPCOR provides annually in community support.​

Thank you to the many incredible organizations that have received Heart+ Soul funding, for your resilience during the pandemic.

​Hear from some of our recipients​​​​

     

"For people who li​​​ve hour-by-hour, finding a warm, healthy meal is difficult even at the best of times. We know that EPCOR's generosity has inspired many others to join this eff​ort to help feed the hungry."

 
Bruce Reith, Executive Director, Hope Mission

 

  

 

"In the middle of the summer our production was very much in doubt. Thanks to EPCOR'S commitment, the building was alive again with staff and crew working towards a common goal – a dedication to bring light, love, and art to the people of Edmonton through A Christmas Carol."


Chantell Ghosh, Executive Director of the Citadel Theatre

 

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Heart + Soul Fund Recipients

2022​​

An additional $500,000 has been committed in 2022 to help organizations recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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2021​​

Another $1 m​illion was distributed in 2021 to continue to help support and re-energize the Edmonton community​
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2020​​

$1.25 million was deployed to help nearly 50 organizations​​​​ do what they do best—provide life-altering support, connection and joy to Edmontonians during a very challenging time.​View recipients