The United Church
As a founder of Bissell Centre, The United Church of Canada remains a vital part of the financial health of our organization. Through the many levels of the United Church, Bissell Centre is still seen as an outreach ministry. This thought permeates down from the National Governing body to individuals connected to the Church. A special thanks to the following:
• Alberta Northwest Conference – United Church of Canada
• Buchanan-Eastwood Church
• Edmonton Presbytery – United Church of Canada
• St. Paul’s United Church
• St. Andrew’s Church Thrift Shop
• Southminster-Steinhauer United Church
• McDougall United Church
• Bethel United Church – Forestburg
• Grace United Trustees
• Namao United Church Women’s
This is a glimpse at some of our United Church supporters. Thank you to all the others who contribute but aren’t mentioned here.
Government of Alberta
Bissell Centre receives funding for our housing, employment and children’s programs through the following Alberta Government Ministries:
• Employment & Immigration www.employment.alberta.ca
• Children & Youth Services www.child.alberta.ca/home
• Housing & Urban Affairs www.housing.alberta.ca
• Solicitor General www.solgps.alberta.ca
Please visit the corresponding websites to see how Bissell Centre fulfills the Governments plans to improve lives here in Alberta.
A special thank you to our core funders who represent 75% of the resources required to fund our 19 programs. Their long term commitments allow Bissell Centre to plan how to build capacity and see the lives of those in the inner city changed – moving from poverty to prosperity.
United Way – Alberta Capital Region
As a Member Agency, Bissell Centre benefits from United Way’s efforts to provide a strong community. Several Bissell Centre programs receive funding through United Way but most prominently the Robert Tegler Friendship Room (also known as the “Drop-In”). Please visit their website to find out more: www.myUnitedWay.ca
According to United Way, “We focus on the big picture. Our goal is not defined by a single cause but rather to improve the social conditions of our community on the whole. Our work engages the entire community in a united effort – those offering solutions and others offering the resources to get at what matters most to citizens in our region. No other organization does that.”
City of Edmonton – Family & Community Support Services
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal/provincial partnership that funds preventive social service programs that enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. The City, with the assistance of the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB), identifies priorities for FCSS funding annually on the basis of current social planning and demographic information.
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Homeward Trust Edmonton is a not for profit organization that uses a community-based approach toward the goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton. Their primary role is to coordinate responses to housing needs by working together with local agencies, like Bissell Centre, and all orders of government.
Homeward Trust embraces the principle of ‘housing first’—that every person has the right to a safe, secure home. This principle is at the core of both the Government of Alberta’s and City of Edmonton’s 10 year plans to end homelessness. Homeward Trust provides collaboration and central administration for the Housing First support program. Bissell Centre’s Homeless to Homes program is one of the Housing First programs in Edmonton.
Homeward Trust is funded by the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta, City of Edmonton and proud community partners.
Foundations, Funds & Trusts
- Stollery Charitable Foundation
- EdmontonCommunity Foundation
- Robert Tegler Trust
- BunnyCasperRae Fund
- Catherine Donnelly Foundation
- Allard Foundation
- Winspear Fund
- Archibald Hadley Dickson Memorial Fund
- Keith Hnidan Charitable Trust
- Kreiner Family Fund
- WheatonFamily Foundation
- Alta-Fab Structures Ltd.
- Capital Power Corp.
- PTI Group Inc.
- Capital Health Centre
- Servus Credit Union
- Air Products Ltd.
- Sandy Lane Auto
- Worley ParsonsCanada
- ATCO Electric – EPIC
- Waste Management ofCanada
- Shores Jardine LLP
- Calder Bateman Communications
Groups and Associations
- RiverbendJunior High School
- Don Wheaton Sr. Memorial
- The 1492 Discovery Society
- Circle K International
- Union52 Benevolent Society
- Xmas Flash
- EdmontonPublic Teachers Trust Local No 37
- Christmas Bureau ofEdmonton
- Cosmopolitan Club ofEdmonton
- Joffrey Lupul Golf Tournament