Field Law Community Fund Program Announces 2020 Winners
September 8, 2020
CALGARY – September 8, 2020 – Supporting our community has never been more important. Field Law is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Field Law Fund Community Program, distributing $60,000 in funding to local charities and organizations across Calgary, Edmonton and the Northwest Territories.
Since 2013, Field Law’s program has been able to invest $550,000 in the communities it serves, as part of the firm’s mandate of strengthening local connections and adding to community vibrancy.
This year, the Field Law Community Fund Program is distributing $24,000 between three winners in both Edmonton and Calgary, and $12,000 to three winners in the Northwest Territories. The winners were selected based on votes from Field Law lawyers and staff in each community.
In Calgary, The Doorway Approach from The Doorway placed first, receiving $12,000 from the program to continue its mission of supporting homeless youth and providing them the skills and support to join mainstream society. The Brenda Strafford Society’s Centre Computer Lab placed second, with $8,000 in funding being awarded to continue its important work in providing a safe learning space for women building their career and life skills. Making Changes Women in Technology placed third, with $4,000 awarded to support its integrated skills training program for unemployed or underemployed immigrant and aboriginal women in Calgary.
In Edmonton, NSTEP placed first, receiving $12,000 to support its Chef on NSTEP program in collaboration with Black Girls Corner: Empowered for Better Wellbeing. The 7-month biweekly program will benefit 15 to 20 minority youth girls to help them increase their life outcomes. The Jasper Place Wellness Centre placed second, receiving $8,000 to support its Good Food 2 Go program offering low-cost food boxes and meal assembly kits for delivery, along with online educational content, kitchen skills and health promotion. The Linking Generations Society of Alberta placed third, receiving $4,000 to purchase devices to connect members with students through Zoom, Skype, Facebook and more through its Connecting Seniors through Technology program.
In the Northwest Territories, the YWCA NWT placed first for their Moon Time Period Kits for Northern Teens project, receiving $6,000 to support its mission to end period poverty by providing period kits to Northern teens who either miss school or can’t afford the needed monthly menstrual products. The Inuvik Native Band placed second with their Indigenous Mental Health Support Circle, receiving $4,000 to create a team of knowledgeable Seniors/Elders to be on-site to support members’ mental health needs. The Kole Crook Fiddle Association’s Bringing Back Music North of 60 placed third, receiving $2,000 to provide scholarships to deserving young students to receive weekly lessons through the upcoming school year.
The Field Law Community Fund Program received a total of 111 applications this year, the second-highest number of applications since the program’s inception. For a complete list of past and present Field Law Community Fund Program winners, visit fieldlawcommunityfund.com.
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Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 120 lawyers and 160 staff work together to provide a variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services, tax and real estate transactions.
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