The Edmonton Civic Employee’s Charitable Assistance Fund (ECECAF) has been a generous supporter of the Kids with Cancer Society for a number of years – THANK YOU! This year, ECECAF has partnered with us to provide much needed assistance to our Make a Difference Program.
What is our Make a Difference Program?
When a child is first diagnosed with cancer, mom and/or dad most often will step away from their job to be at their child’s bedside. Life will still go on around the family and bills will still need to be paid. Not every family has the assistance of insurance or others to help get them through this difficult time. With the help of ECECAF the Kids with Cancer Society is able to provide parents with a life-line of financial support to ensure they can focus on what’s most important – their child’s health. With direction from the social work team at the hospital, the Kids with Cancer Society provides financial support to those who have no where else to turn.
The Kids with Cancer Society is able to provide this very unique assistance because of donors like ECECAF.
What is ECECAF?
ECECAF was founded in 1941 and consists of over 11,000 participating members from 9 unions and associations. Presently, employee contributions are ¼ of 1% and all monies go directly to ECECAF. 60% of all contributions are allocated to the charitable portion of the fund and 40% of contributions are allocated to the scholarship portion. The charitable portion is included on all members annual T4s. The Board of Trustees endeavors to distribute financial assistance as fairly as possible to support its members and promote healthy communities within the Edmonton region.
ECECAF is administered by a Board of Trustees comprised of one representative from each of the nine participating unions and associations.
The membership consists of:
- Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 569
- Alberta Health Services Community Care & Public Health, Association of Management and Non-Union Affiliates (AMNUA)
- City of Edmonton Management Association (CEMA)
- CUPE Local 30 (Edmonton Civic Employees)
- Edmonton Fire Fighters Union (EFFU)
- Edmonton Police Senior Officers Association
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1007
- Unifor Local 829
- United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) Local 196
These people are our heroes! People who give of themselves every day to keep our community safe and operational.
The Kids with Cancer Society would not be able to offer the 50 programs and services that we do if it were not for donors like the Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund. It truly takes a community to support a family through the battle of childhood cancer – THANK YOU ECECAF! We are honoured to have you as a partner and we are grateful to you for supporting our children with cancer and their families!
Thank you for continuing to be our hero!
If you would like more information as to how you too can join our team as a donor, please contact Emily Lennstrom at 780.496.2459.