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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
This council Officer Workshop was hosted by IPSD Charles Russell at Polish Council 14497 with DD34 Aleksander Gurgul on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00 to 14:00. Breakfast and light lunch provided. The main speaker is Guy Precourt and featuring the Financial...read more
The blessing and dedication of Ascension (Council 10065) Memorial Plague by our Calgary Bishop William McGrattan was held during the Calgary Chapter Memorial Mass @St. Luke Church hosted by DD29 on November 09, 2017.read more
The 2016-2017 Star District Award was presented by our IPSD Charles at the Calgary Chapter Meeting hosted by Father Dubois Council 7092 (D33) at St. James Parish, Okotoks on November 27, 2017. The award winner DD27 Roone Learmont was congratulated by SD Ron....read more
Blue Mass Message: Worthy Brothers All, In behalf of the Knights of Columbus Calgary Chapter, I would like to invite you to the BLUE MASS, a special mass to honour all the First Responders of Calgary. First Responders are the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire...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.