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Our Community

DC Cares

Relationships and Community are two of Duncan Craig LLP's cornerstone values. We believe that these values are integral to why we have been able to continuously provide legal services to Albertans since 1894. Our staff and lawyers are proud to provide annual support to dozens of charitable organizations, scholarships, school groups and fundraising initiatives. Please see the list below of organizations we have helped out this year alone.

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations, we created the Duncan Craig Laurel Awards to recognize and provide financial awards to innovative non profit organizations within Edmonton and area. The application process is open February through May with a celebration in the fall to announce the winners. In 2019 we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Laurel Awards to coincide with the 125th Anniversary of our firm.

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 set up quarterly group volunteer events where we lend a hand to a variety of organizations in Edmonton. 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 then donate a portion of these funds to organizations that are near and dear to the hearts of our staff and lawyers through an internal nomination and voting process.

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 by volunteering or donating.

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.
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 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.
iHuman Youth Society
Human is all about creating workable pathways for Edmonton youth to live healthy lives. Through these pathways, iHuman staff work with youth to establish a support system and build trust relationships.
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.
Knitted Knockers
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, and they typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can't be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.
Little Warriors
Little Warriors is a national organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta
Along with the national office, eight regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 450,000 children since 1980.
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.
Selections Career Support Services
Selections is the first Edmonton Agency to evolve from a sheltered workshop to a totally community based service model. The groundwork of Selections was laid in the form of South Edmonton Bottle Depot in March 1979. This was a vocational training program sponsored by Edmonton Separate School Board.
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.
SkirtsAfire Society
Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire Festival is a multidisciplinary arts festival that EMPOWERS, DEVELOPS, SUPPORTS AND SHOWCASES WOMEN ARTISTS. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, the festival runs each March at various venues in the heart of Alberta Avenue, an area that is reinventing itself as an Arts and Dining district in Edmonton.
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.
Terra Centre
Terra began in 1971 as a small group of young moms who wanted more for themselves and their children. They were determined to complete their high school education striving for a more promising future. Today, Terra provides support, services, and necessities to 1,000 moms, dads and children each year.
The Hall Steps Foundation
Founded in late 2009 by professional runners Ryan and Sara Hall, The Hall Steps Foundation is a non-profit movement to fight global poverty through better health. The goal is to build a community and provide each member an opportunity to take their own STEPS toward relieving suffering and helping the poor rise out of poverty.
University of Alberta Community Service Award
Wellspring Edmonton
Wellspring Edmonton is a community-based support centre offering non-medical supportive programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. All programs, services & resources are offered free of charge and without a referral.
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.

Deb Kondysar

Marketing / Community Relations


Patrick Feehan

Chair, Community Giving Committee


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