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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
On Monday, December 03, 2018 after the Mid-Year DD Meeting in Red Deer, SD Ron, SS Ferdie & SA John were having meeting and lunch with Archbishop and Bishops of Alberta in Edmonton.read more
Willis Winter, a Director of the Alberta Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation, presents the Foundation’s donation to Dean Svoboda, the Executive Director of the Autism Asbergers Friendship Society of Calgary. and to Margie Schuett, the President of Camp Cadicasu...read more
The following two 2017-2018 awards were presented by our SD Ron to the Council 8416 and 14497 in Calgary @ Chapter Meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018. A. Columbian AWARD to Council 8416 B. Father McGivney & Founders" Award to 14497 [envira-gallery...read more
The coats for Kid event was taken place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Edmonton. More details from SD Ron followed.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.