History

History

Celebrating 75 years in 2016!

75th logo - screen capture - low quality

In April 1941, the Civic Employees’ Welfare Chest Fund came into existence in Edmonton. Supported by a group of six civic unions and associations, the Fund was formed for three main purposes to cover the period until the end of WWII.

  • To contribute to the comfort of military patients in Edmonton hospitals
  • To provide assistance to soldiers and their families during WWII
  • To give financial assistance to charitable and welfare organizations formed for the purpose of scientific research into the causes
    and cures of disease

Civic employees voted by a large majority to continue the Fund in October 1945. Eventually the Fund was renamed the Edmonton Civic
Employees’ Charitable Assistance Fund (ECECAF).

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