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Our Community

DC Cares

Relationships and Community are two of Duncan Craig's cornerstone values. We believe that these values are integral to why we have been able to continuously provide legal services to Albertans over the past 124 years. We are proud to provide annual support to dozens of charitable organizations, scholarships, school groups and fundraising initiatives.

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations, we created the Duncan Craig Laurel Awards which is held each year to recognize and provide financial awards to innovative non profit organizations. We began with three winners selected then in 2012 we introduced a staff choice award. This award winner is selected by a vote of our staff for the project or program that they would most like to support. In 2016 we introduced the audience choice award where the winner is decided by a live Twitter vote by the audience at the awards luncheon.

Another one of our community initiatives is to give each staff member a paid half day of work to volunteer at an organization of their choice during work hours. We also give each staff member a donation amount to give to a charity of their choice annually. In 2013, we created the Duncan Craig Community Fund through the Edmonton Community Foundation. We fundraise throughout the year to contribute to this fund. Please take a moment to look around our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you feel we might be able to support your organization in some fashion.

Community Support

630 CHED Santas Anonymous
The mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous was inspired by a simple wish: to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. Throughout the years, the staff at 630 CHED and volunteers from our community have worked together to make this wish come true.
Alberta Cancer Foundation
Every day, 43 Albertans hear the words "you have cancer". The Alberta Cancer Foundation aims to make a difference today, for every Albertan that is affected by these three words.
Alberta Lawyers' Assistance Society
Assist's mission is providing confidential help to lawyers, law students and their immediate families with personal issues.
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT
The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories heightens awareness about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, provides support services and supports research.
Barrhead Animal Rescue Society
The Barrhead Animal Rescue Society (B.A.R.S.) was established in January 2010, and is dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in the Town of Barrhead, the County of Barrhead and surrounding areas.
Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters
BGCBigs are the amalgamation of two internationally recognized child serving organizations' Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters. By combining the concepts of both, BGCBigs delivers programs that address the physical, emotional, academic and overall wellness of children and youth.
Brain Care Centre
Brain Care Centre is a non-profit organization stemming from the merger of NABIS (Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society) and EBIRS (Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society). Brain Care Centre offers programs and services at no cost to adults (18+) who have sustained an acquired brain injury and their families.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Since 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness and mobilize action on breast cancer. Today, the Foundation is the leading organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. The investments in vital research, education and health promotion programs have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.
CASA Foundation
CASA is a major community-based provider of mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families within greater Edmonton and from Central and Northern Alberta.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada
Crohn's and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.
Diabetes Canada
The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada on February 13, 2017 to shed the light on the diabetes epidemic Canada is facing. It's taking a monumental toll on our health. Diabetes Canada will be the driving force to build awareness of the disease and its implications, which are often misunderstood.
Drayton Valley Community Foundation
The Drayton Valley Community Foundation was established in 1994. It facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Drayton Valley and surrounding area.
Ed Stelmach Community Foundation
The Ed Stelmach Community Foundation is dedicated to assisting Alberta charities throughout Alberta, with a keen eye upon those organizations that may not receive the attention that they deserve and require. They believe wholeheartedly in the values of family: the importance of nurturing children, guiding young parents and rehabilitating those in the greatest need.
Edmonton Columbian Choirs
Edmonton Columbian Choirs is proud to offer Edmonton area residents outstanding musical education and performance opportunities - including choral training, prestigious venues, rewarding recreation, with the possibility of provincial, national, or even international tours.
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) is a non-profit organization that gives free legal information and advice to individuals and families.
Edmonton Firefighter's Burn Treatment Society
The Edmonton Firefighter's Burn Treatment Society raises funds and awareness for research, treatment, and the recovery of thermal injuries since 1977. The Burn Treatment Unit is where you will find highly educated, strongly motivated and extremely caring and dedicated individuals who give of themselves to the burn survivors and their families when they need it.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society
The Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society is a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act of Alberta that is dedicated to presenting and promoting folk music in all its diversity in Edmonton and Alberta. Members of the Society are all active volunteers who have demonstrated their involvement in and commitment to the Festival.
Edmonton Humane Society
The Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement.
Edmonton Meals on Wheels
Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a local non-profit and registered charitable organization that provides home-delivered meal and food services to a diverse mix of people.
Edmonton's Food Bank
Each month, almost 20,000 people receive food hampers from Edmonton's Food Bank. The Food Bank also distributes food to more than 500,000 meals and snacks each month through more than 230 agencies, churches or food depots with which we are affiliated.
Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre
The mission of the Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre is to create a multipurpose performing arts venue for the greater Drayton Valley community and to encourage and foster participation in the performing arts while revitalizing the downtown area.
Heart & Stroke Foundation
For more than 60 years, Heart & Stroke Foundation has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Their work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others.
Hope Mission
In 1929, Reverend Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton's inner city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression. Today Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit Christian social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.
Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART)
The Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART) is a non-profit organization committed to rescuing stray, abandoned, and unwanted dogs from rural areas (including First Nations) surrounding Edmonton, Alberta and placing them in permanent homes. They provide programs that promote responsible pet ownership, and prevent cruelty to animals and promote spay and neuter initiatives that reduce the number of unwanted litters.
Infinite WOOFS Animal Rescue Society
Infinite WOOFS Animal Rescue Society is an Animal Rescue located in Edmonton, Alberta that started up in March 2013. They rescue and rehabilitate unwanted, abused and neglected animals and find them their furever homes.
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is a charitable organization that helps families fighting childhood cancer in Alberta. Their programs are uniquely designed to meet the needs of the whole family at each stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Kids up Front
Kids Up Front creates opportunities and life-changing experiences for children, youth and families facing financial and/or social barriers by providing event tickets, that would otherwise go unused, to an art, cultural, sport or recreation event.
Kids with Cancer Society
The Kids with Cancer Society strongly believes that comprehensive family centered programs are essential to effectively treat children with cancer. In order to meet the needs of the whole child and their families from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment, survivorship and beyond, programs are developed that address the support, clinical and research needs of our children.
Little Warriors
Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton is a world leader in complex cardiac care and surgery. With a collaborative approach, their team of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac care professionals, researchers and educators are advancing the prevention, detection, treatment and study of cardiovascular disease.
MS Society of Canada
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. They have a membership of 17,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services.
Mustard Seed Edmonton
The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the 1980s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love.
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.
PAWS for Life Foundation
Providing Animals with Safety for Life Foundation (PAWS) is an non-profit registered charity based out of Edmonton, Alberta. PAWS is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and relies solely on the support of the public to help fund their operations.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta
Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta is a place of comfort and compassion for all families with ill and injured children. While the families who stay at RMHCNA come from outside Edmonton, the House also helps families from Edmonton through the Day Pass Program, where families have access to all House programming.
Salvation Army
The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882, just fifteen years after Confederation, and quickly began giving hope to those in need in this country.
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is a non-profit Edmonton and Athabasca based registered charity that is almost entirely volunteer operated. SCARS relies on money raised through memberships, donations, sponsorships, grants, and other fundraising efforts.
Shadow Theatre
Their vision is to produce contemporary theatre from around the world for an adult audience which inspire and entertain and where story is paramount. Their passion is to present plays which pierce the complexities of the human experience.
STARS Air Ambulance
STARS is dedicated to providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for the critically ill and injured.
Stephen's Backpacks Society
The Stephen's Backpacks Society was formed in 2006 by Jim and Nancy McPhee in order to answer the vision of their 6 year old son. Stephen, who himself is diagnosed with autism, became aware that there were homeless children living on the street or in shelters. With the simple words "Mommy I need to help them!" Stephen became a voice for homeless children and started a story that has changed hearts.
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
The Stollery Children's Hospital opened in October of 2001. In honour of the Stollery family who played a major role in making the Hospital everything it is today, the Children's Health Foundation changed its name to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation.
University of Alberta Community Service Award
WECAN Food Basket Society
WECAN Food Basket Society is a non for profit organization that believes everyone has the right to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables and freshly frozen meat at an affordable price.
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
At Westend Seniors Activity Centre, they are changing perceptions of what a senior's centre can be - and what it means to be 55+. Established in 1978, Westend Seniors Activity Centre is a registered non-profit organization. Their mission is to be an inclusive community hub for adults 55+ that provides services, programs, information and activities that support healthy aging and active living.
WIN House
Throughout Edmonton and area, for nearly five decades, WIN House has given women and children of all ages and cultures a safe place to flee. From passionate professionals and volunteers, to dedicated donors and champions of the cause, they are committed to providing safety, support, relief and resources for abuse victims.
Youth Empowerment and Support Services
In 1981, YESS opened its doors providing shelter, safety, and hope to youth facing difficult realities. Over the years, thousands of kids have come through the doors.
Zoe's Animal Rescue
Zoe's Animal Rescue is a volunteer-run, shelterless rescue in Edmonton, Alberta. There are plenty of opportunities to use that big heart of yours: adopt a new family member, foster a dog or cat, volunteer your talents, or donate to the cause.

Deb Kondysar

Marketing / Community Relations


Patrick Feehan

Chair, Community Giving Committee


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