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Three Calgary charities receive donations of $ 4,000 to $ 12,000 from the 2020 Field Law Community Fund program

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Stephanie Babych

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September 08, 2020 • • September 11, 2020 • • 1 minute read • • Join the conversation Artist Kalum Teke Dan is making a painting in the main area of ​​the Brenda Strafford Center in Calgary on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. Jim Wells / Postmedia

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At a time when many community organizations are in need of assistance, three Calgary charities are receiving donations ranging from $ 4,000 to $ 12,000 from the 2020 Field Law Community Fund Program.

This year, over 111 applications from Calgary to Edmonton to the Northwest Territories were submitted for consideration, each explaining what work they are doing in the community and how the Fund’s program could help them do that work. That year, the Field Law Community Fund had $ 60,000 in donations to several charities.

“This has been a year like no other and we have realized that many Calgary groups and organizations have suffered a loss of funding and support. Our Field Law team had the opportunity to vote on the selection of recipients for this year’s Community Fund and we are very proud of their selection, ”said Jeremiah Kowalchuk, Managing Partner of Field Law.

The first charity selected in Calgary is The Doorway, a group that helps homeless youth join society by teaching young people lifelong skills, problem solving, goal setting and planning. The Doorway is receiving $ 12,000 in support of its Doorway Approach program, which aims to help young people transition off the street by changing the way they see and the world around them.

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The Brenda Strafford Center’s computer lab is receiving $ 8,000 for its mission to provide women with a safe learning space in which to improve their careers and life skills.

A $ 4,000 donation will be made to Making Changes’ Women in Technology to support the Women in Technology integrated skills training program. The course focuses directly on providing the skills and knowledge of unemployed or underemployed immigrants and indigenous women for careers in the information and technology sector.

“Our three Calgary winners all do significant work to support Calgarians at risk,” said Kowalchuk.

The Community Fund has now donated more than $ 610,000 to 105 organizations in Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

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