Save the Children Canada
Every Last Child
Save the Children works globally to serve those children who are hardest to reach, do not have access to essential services, and are, therefore, unable to realize their fundamental rights. Including Save the Children Canada in the “People” portfolio means supporting poverty alleviation, education initiatives, women and indigenous rights, in addition to human rights. By focusing on children, this organization, more specifically, targets problem areas to see growth. They are reaching the most vulnerable locally, nationally, and globally.
Habitat for Humanity (Edmonton)
Home Ownership Breaks the Cycle
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton was founded in 1991 and serves communities in Edmonton and beyond (Fort Saskatchewan, Slave Lake, Rocky Mountain House). Habitat Edmonton eliminates barriers to a better, healthier, and more financially stable life. They hope to help Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. Habitat Edmonton works to give a “hand up” and not a “hand out.” Families contribute sweat equity hours towards the attainment of their future home.
Educating for future growth
Founded in 1985, Indspire helps Indigenous students in Canada complete their post-secondary education. Indspire is a national Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. Their vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and achievement. Based on impact per dollar donated, Indspire was a top ten finalist for Charity Intelligence's Top 10 Chosen Charities (2017).
Domestic Violence Ends Here
Discovery House works not only to give these women hope but the chance to start again. They facilitate transitional housing, offering longer-term, safe places for women and children to call home while they begin rebuilding their lives. They also provide mothers access to counselling, support and programs to ensure they never return to abusive partners. Working directly with children, they mitigate the effects of trauma and prevent the cycle from repeating.
Edmonton's Food Bank
RELIEVING AND PREVENTING HUNGER
Edmonton’s Food Bank (EFB) was born through the realization of two factors by a small number of individuals: hunger was affecting the lives of many and edible food was being wasted in their community. Edmonton Food Bank works to reconcile these two realities, channeling surplus food to those who are experiencing food insecurity. Each month, more than 12,000 people receive hampers from Edmonton's Food Bank or one of the over 160 agencies, churches, or food depots with which the bank is affiliated. In 2017, EFB volunteers contributed more than 85,126.5 hours.
To learn more about each organization and why it was selected, check out our July 2018 Report.