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Knights of Columbus Alberta Charitable Foundation
The Alberta Charitable Foundation is the Charity arm of the Knights of Columbus in Alberta. Since its inception, the foundation has given over $2,400,000 to worthy causes. The primary focus of our donations is Catholic Education, Children and Youth Charities, Women Needs and Seniors Charities.
Who We Are
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut the order has grown to more than 15,000 local councils and more than 1.8 million members throughout Canada, United States, Mexico, the Philippines, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, Sipan, Poland and recently Ukraine and Lithuania. The first Knights of Columbus council in Alberta and Northwest Territories was formed in Edmonton on January 5, 1907 with 30 Charter members. Since then the Knights have grown to more than 175 councils and more than 18000. Included in these numbers are several French, Ukrainian and Filipino councils. The Knights of Alberta and Northwest Territories have been active in many worthwhile projects and activities. They are involved in their parishes, communities, and youth programs, support of vocations, education and health systems. Their involvement in community life is a record of outstanding benevolent achievement.
Latest Alberta Knights of Columbus News
The International Award is from Supreme Council for the Family category in the annual Faith in Action programs. The submission was a write up about the Consecration to the Holy Family project conducted at St. Bonaventure Church in Calgary in January 2018. More than...read more
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada 99th Annual National Convention was held in Calgary, Alberta. The Opening Eucharistic Celebration was celebrated by our Bishop of Calgary Most Rev. William McGrattan on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 19:00 in St. Albert the Great...read more
Father Lacombe Care Society Calgary Chapel Ground Breaking Ceremony July 25, 2019 Honor Guard leads in to the podium/stage with guests: Pat Dolan, Chair, Father Lacombe Care FoundationLinda Maye, Executive Director, Father Lacombe Care SocietyCedric de Souza, Chair of...read more
State Hockey Tourney in Lethbridge Fri April 12 to Sun April 14, 2019 Council 9280, St Martha’s Knights Hosted by St Martha’s Knights of Columbus Council 9280, Lethbridge, with assistance of other Councils in the Lethbridge area. Organizer: Daryl Wilson...read more
Knights of Columbus Insurance
Since our founding in 1882, the primary mission of the Knights of Columbus has been to protect families from the financial ruin caused by the death of the breadwinner. In the beginning, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and his fellow Knights “passed the hat” to benefit widows and orphans. From that humble start, the Order has grown to include top-rated life insurance, long-term care insurance and retirement products. With more than $80 billion of insurance in force and a full-time field force of more than 1,400 serving our members and their families, we are proudly fulfilling Fr. McGivney’s vision.