Learn about the various Athletic Tournaments within our State Council.
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 39th Annual Hike for Life at Prince Island Park, Calgary organized by Calgary Pro-Life Association was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The weather was fine and a little bit hot. Registration started at 8:30 am and the Kickoff was around 9:00 am after the...read more
Brother Jairo Garzón, Calgary Coordinator, 40 Days for Life and John Leszkowicz, GK, St. Bonaventure Council No. 7432 are working with Theodoric Nowak of the Diocese of Calgary on promoting (Pro) Life Week May 6, 9 and 11. "Heart Detected, Must be Protected" and...read more
June 2019 Meeting Opening Prayer Lord, teach us to pray: “Our Father…” The Reading(To be read by the Leader) Is it mandatory for Catholics to follow what the Pope or Bishops say on political issues? Certainly, it is important to respect...read more
May 2019 Meeting Opening PrayerLord, teach us to pray:“Our Father…”The Reading(To be read by the Leader)Brothers, this month we continue our journey into the relationship between religion and the political arena. Last month we set the...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.