The charitable intents and purposes of the Fund is to create a permanent endowment in order to provide financial support to charitable organizations in the Edmonton area that work with people who have been affected by addictions, mental health, poverty and/or homelessness. Annual financial support is provided to these organizations through grants from the Edmonton Community Foundation to improve the quality of life of people who access their services.
- Bissell Centre. Founded in 1910, provide a wide range of programs such as housing services, employment services, mental health services, early childhood development and family services as well as other community supports.
- Boyle Street Community Services. Founded in 1971, provide over 40 programs to assist individuals and families to escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
- Hope Mission. Founded in 1929, provide services such as meals, addictions recovery, shelter and housing as well as community outreach.
- The Mustard Seed Church. Founded in 1984, provide basic services, health and wellness, housing services, employment services as well as other community services.
Michael had the opportunity to live in numerous communities in Canada and to travel the world during his lifetime. He was employed in the health services sector, addictions and mental health, and worked in halfway houses, federal prisons, residential and non-residential treatment, as well as information management. He was also a member of the Army Reserves and did tours of duty in Bosnia, Sudan, and Afghanistan, as well as an instructional assignment in Ghana and Kenya. These experiences left him with a lasting impression of poverty, homelessness, mental health and addictions issues.
Donations can be made by clicking the link below or by calling the Edmonton Community Foundation at 1-780-426-0015 or 1-866-626-0015.
Thank you for your support of this Fund as it is through the generosity of donors like you that the Edmonton Community Foundation is able to support these worthwhile charities.