EQUS
EQUS Community Connection

In 2018, the ECC donated $30,000 to Kids Help Phone. These funds were used to provide live chat counselling services to youth from the EQUS Service Area and to promote a new Crisis Texting Service in EQUS schools.

To date, the EQUS Community Connection
has helped raise more than

$250,000

for the betterment of
communities in rural Alberta.

EQUS employees are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. The EQUS Community Connection (ECC) Committee is an employee-led fundraising initiative dedicated to making a difference year-round throughout our Service Area.

All funds raised by the ECC go towards a charity-of-choice that is carefully selected to ensure the greatest benefit for those Albertans living in rural areas. For 2020, the ECC charity-of-choice is HALO Air Ambulance. The ECC Donated $10,000 to fund the purchase of an emergency fuel resupply trailer.

EQUS employees at all three of our offices collect funds through the following staff events:

  • Themed staff lunches
  • Garage sale
  • 50/50 draws
  • Vending machine revenues
  • Christmas cookie sale
  • Christmas party silent auction

In addition to these events, EQUS Area Offices compete in a Christmas food drive to collect non-perishable items for our local food banks.

The ECC Committee also benefits from the annual EQUS Charity Golf Tournament. With help from sponsors and donors, EQUS raised just over $20,000 from this event in 2019, and hopes to surpass this amount in 2021 if COVID permits.

In 2019 the ECC donated $25,000 to McMan Youth, Family and Community Services who provided a series of free community workshops focused on rural mental health which were delivered in 10 EQUS communities as well as three extensive, two-day Mental Health First Aid training courses. 

Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).

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