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Field Law Community Fund Program Awards $75,000 to Pay it Forward Ideas in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Field Law received a record number of applications and more than 40,000 votes for Community Fund Program initiatives

Field Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Field Law Community Fund Program, distributing $75,000 to important initiatives across Alberta and the Northwest Territories (NWT).

More than 40,000 votes were cast by the public for their favourite projects. A panel consisting of Field Law team members and community representatives took public voting into account to determine the final recipients.

Of the $75,000 in funding available this year, a total of $30,000 has been awarded to projects and organizations in each of northern and southern Alberta, with another $15,000 awarded to projects in the NWT.

"Field Law is thankful to all those who put a project forward for funding, and to everyone who voted for their favourite initiatives.” says Jeremiah Kowalchuk, Managing Partner, Field Law. “This year we received 151 applications, the most we’ve seen in the 11-year history of the program. There were many amazing and diverse initiatives that applied for the program, and each year we are impressed by the quality of applicants.”

The grand prize recipient for southern Alberta is Made by Momma, which supports more than 12,000 food insecure Calgarians each year. The organization was awarded $10,000 to expand their rooftop community garden atop Southcentre Mall in Calgary. Additional southern Alberta recipients are Unison at Veiner Centre in Medicine Hat ($7,500), Calgary Counselling Centre ($4,000), Nordiq Canada in Canmore ($3,500) and Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation ($3,000).

In northern Alberta, Stepping Stones to Hope received a grand prize of $8,000. The Stepping Stones Crisis Society in Cold Lake has operated a family violence shelter for more than 40 years. This funding will help build a new facility, which will more than double the capacity of the shelter. Other northern Alberta recipients include Autism Edmonton Travelling Sensory Spaces Program ($5,000), Dignity Delivered in Small Boxes ($5,000), Pet Support Program for Vulnerable Communities ($5,000), Camp Ciara for Grieving Families ($4,000) and Share and Care Intergenerationally ($1,000).

The Northwest Territories saw Sir John Franklin High School awarded a grand prize of $6,000 to fund STEM education opportunities, such as its robotics classroom. Other recipients from the NWT include artist Nicole Loubert ($4,000) and the NWT SPCA ($3,000).

Finally, the Fielder’s Choice Award, chosen directly by Field Law members, has been awarded to Hospice Calgary for southern Alberta, Share and Care Intergenerationally in northern Alberta and HomeBase Yellowknife. Each organization will receive $2,000.

Field Law has offices in Calgary, Canmore, Edmonton, and Yellowknife. Giving back in communities where Field Law operates is a core value of the firm. Including the awards announced today, the Field Law Community Fund Program has contributed $835,000 to 144 community initiatives over the last 11 years.

For a complete list of this year's and previous winners, please visit


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