ECF’s Board has chosen to invest in a key community priority in a targeted way. The EndPovertyEdmonton report was released in 2015 and requires a community response to end poverty within a generation. ECF is supporting several initiatives, both directly and in partnership. Part of our involvement is collaborating on the Edmonton Shift Lab with Skills Society Action Lab, to develop strategies to reduce racism as it contributes to poverty. Learn more at http://www.edmontonshiftlab.ca/.

ECF is also a lead partner in the creation of the Edmonton Community Development Company, a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient quality and affordable housing, and a higher prevalence of social problems.

OrganizationProgramGrant
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: Active Bystander Guide$7,500
To design a tool to assist people to intervene when they witness acts of racism.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: White Fragility Box$4,400
To run a small digital advertising campaign for people who are aware of the issues of racism and systemic racism in our society and who also know they have more to learn.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: Exploring Wahkohtowin$10,000
To develop a Treaty 6 board game to help people learn about the Treaty and experience how Treaty is understood from an Indigenous perspective.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: Reflection Pool App$9,500
To develop and test an app to be used by HR teams to encourage staff to learn more about race and racism.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: Exploring Wahkohtowin$4,000
The final production of the prototype, including, graphic designing and field testing.
Shift Lab and Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab 2.0$25,000
The Edmonton Shift Lab is exploring service, policy, system, and community action prototypes that will help reduce racism as it contributes to poverty.
Skills Society - Supporting the Citizenship of People with Disabilities Shift Lab prototype: Exploring Wahkohtowin$3,700
To produce the final board game and develop some videos to facilitate the learning process.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region Everyday Hero$365,000
A pilot project that includes a series of webinars aimed to provide learning opportunities about philanthropy, personal and professional development, and ways to become more engaged with community.

Total amount granted: $429,100