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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
Following up the listening session with 4 Supreme guests on March 06, 2018, the Supreme MPC Guy Precourt held another session in Calgary with 22 brothers attended. Our PSD William Smith and 2018 Convention Chairman Ricky Finzel drafted the minutes of the session...read more
Two donations presented by ACF Director Glen Murphy were made today to Kelsey of the Kids Cancer Care & Calgary Seniors' Resource Society respectively.read more
The OLPH Church celebrated the Chinese New Year (of Dog) [戊戍狗年] and hosted a banquet on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 in downtown Calgary. There were totally full-housed 52 tables of 526 people enjoyed the dinner. The dinner started with traditional lion dance, then...read more
Our IPSD Charles organized a "Listening Session" which was held on March 6 evening at the Upper Hall of OLPH Church in Calgary. There were 4 Supreme guests toured across Canada with our State Deputy Ron, IPSD Charles, ST Gaston and other brothers in Calgary area...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.