Giving Tuesday

GIVE KARA Family Resource Centre A CHANCE TO WIN $5,000! #GivingTuesdayCA

Click here https://www.canadahelps.org/en/givingtuesday-pledge/  to help us win!

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who are thirteen (13) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Group, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children, and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.

You can also donate to KARA by making a one-time or ongoing donation to support our continued efforts to help children and families.

Please Donate here:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/62306/donation


Client Testimonial:

“I cannot imagine life without KARA, my baby and we really like the friendly facilitators, thoughtful designs and fun activities. Not to mention that every time my husband picks up materials, my baby will spend hours exploring and playing with the new course supplies”.

Jing Huang

The Act of Remembrance

The Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

We will remember them

                                                                                           by Laurence Binyon

What are we remembering and why do we participate in Remembrance Day? I am asked this question by my kids every year as they watch their dad press his dress uniform, shine his boots, and don his beret. I gently remind them that Dad and I have personal connections to some of those faces on the Remembrance Day tribute video. We remind them that every person in those videos was someone’s friend, parent, spouse/partner, child, brother or sister in arms, grandparent, or ancestor.

The act of remembrance means we are slowing down and taking the time to honour those who were lost. Remembrance Day was first observed to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918. We remember the more than 230,000 Canadians who have served and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. Remembrance Day is honoured around the world from some of the commonwealth states such as the United Kingdom and Australia and other countries including France, Belgium, and Poland. In Canada the red poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day and is supported by the Royal Canadian Legion to aid veterans.

It is our first year in Edmonton and, while my family has had the privilege of honouring Remembrance Day across Canada, we don’t know what this year will look like. Wherever we go, I look forward to sharing a moment of silence and the sound of the bugle playing The Last Post.

Stasia – KARA Staff Member

Thank you Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation

KARA Family Resource Centre is beyond grateful to receive $70,000 in funding from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation! This funding assists KARA in fulfilling our commitment to helping the community, individuals, children, and families in their time of need. We thank the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation for recognizing the work we do with children and families that creates healthy, engaged, independent and confident individuals who become contributing members of society.

Thank You for your support!

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With the help of amazing supporters like you, KARA Family Resource Centre, from June 1st to June 30th, received $2,555.00 in donations!! These funds will aid KARA to continue providing parent programs and services at no cost to families.

Congratulations to Community Care Peterborough for winning $20,000.00  towards funding their supports for seniors and adults living with physical challenges in the City and County of Peterborough.

KARA staff,  our Executive Director, volunteers, board of directors and our clients, thank you all for your support and dedication. Your support matters!