As a company, we strive to be good stewards of our communities because we don’t just work here, we live here too. That’s why we are committed to supporting the hard work of nonprofits and charity organizations. We understand how important these organizations are, and we strongly believe in their mission of providing needed resources and support to those in need.
We recognize that the effects of these charities and nonprofits go far beyond the services they offer. They provide stability and consistency during an often tumultuous life. Charities and nonprofits are the vital cornerstones of our communities, providing support, aid, and education. At our firm, we proudly support the tireless work of these charities and nonprofits. We are committed to doing our utmost possible to provide the resources they need to continue accomplishing their mission.
At Brownlee LLP, we support organizations including, but not limited to:
AdaptAbilities champion inclusion for kids and adults living with visible and invisible disabilities. While they work with almost any type of defined or undefined disability, AdaptAbilities’ programs are designed for:
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Down Syndrome
- Anxiety Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Tourette’s Syndrome
ALBERTA COUNCIL OF WOMENS SHELTERS
The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) is a registered charity dedicated to working with its 40 members and 50 shelters across the province to end domestic violence. They strive for a world free from violence and abuse, uphold inclusivity and gender equality, build meaningful relationships and partnerships, and be responsible stewards of all resources.
They focus on empowerment for women, collective action for a common mission, and creating spaces free of abuse that value all persons equally. ACWS seeks to create a better present and future for all affected by domestic violence.
We applaud the vital work performed by the ACWS to support women and families in need throughout Alberta. You can learn more about the services offered by the ACWS here.
CBC TURKEY DRIVE
Brownlee continues the tradition of supporting the CBC Turkey Drive. In 2019, we held a commemorative drive in the firm in memorial of our former IT manager and friend Steve Moss, who passed away in 2019. We were able to donate the equivalent of 381 turkeys to families in need, and Paul Stocco, a lawyer and partner with Brownlee LLP, shared this news with CBC Radio.
You can listen to his interview here.
For more information on the CBC Turkey Drive and how you can help, click here.
CRESCENDO, PRESENTED BY THE STOLLERY
The Stollery Children’s Hospital has a mission and vision is to give all children the opportunity to live a long and healthy life through advancing specialized physical and mental health care, educating communities, and advocating for better policy and support for children’s health.
Their organization strives to do this with accountability, energy, respect, inclusiveness, altruism, and leadership. The Stollery helps over 300,000 families every year and is the Canadian national leader in emergency organ transplants.
The Crescendo is a way to raise money for children’s health, by delivering arts and music to the community. We strive to support vital community organizations like these, and you can learn more about Crescendo here.
EDMONTON COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE
For people with limited income that prevents them from being able to access legal services, the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC) offers free advice and information on Family Law, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Human Rights, Debt, Small Claims, Immigration, and Income Supports issues to people living in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
As legal representatives, we deeply value making the law accessible to those in need, and we recognize the value the ECLC delivers in making sure everyone in our communities are able to access justice and fair representation.
We are proud to support the efforts of the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, and you can learn more about the ECLC here.
EDMONTON FOOD BANK
The Edmonton Food Bank was the first food bank founded in Canada, and is a non-profit charity organization that has been delivering support to those in need since 1981.
It is the primary source of emergency food aid in the Edmonton region, serving over $2M worth of food to people in need through a network of partner agencies located throughout the city. The Edmonton Food Bank provides non-perishable and perishable food items as well as hygiene products and other items to individuals and families in need, helping to ensure that no one in Edmonton goes hungry.
We recognize the outstanding efforts of food banks across Canada, and we are proud to support them. You can learn more about the Edmonton Food Bank here.
In 1929, Harold Edwardson established a soup kitchen in Edmonton’s inner-city serving meals to hundreds of people struggling with unemployment and homelessness at the onset of the Depression. Today, Hope Mission has grown into a not-for-profit social care agency caring for impoverished and homeless men, women and children in Alberta.
Basic and emergency care are provided to over 800 people daily as well as counsel and referral services for men, women, and youth. Each day Hope Mission provides over 1000 meals, and shelter for over 500 people. Specialized care and treatment is offered for men and women through faith-based addiction treatment programs. Hope Mission also facilitates an after school recreation and hot meal program for children, summer camps for inner-city children and youth and operates a year-round Youth Sports Centre.
Kids Kottage provides effective crisis prevention and early intervention services in order to preserve the safety of infants and children and strengthen families. When a family experiences severe stress brought about by financial hardship, mental or physical health concerns, homelessness, abuse, or other issues, the children therein are the most likely to suffer greatly, though often forgotten.
Kids Kottage assists the entire family in filling any deficiencies in their support system. They provide children and infants with a safe and caring area for up to seventy-two hours, offering parents connections with the essential resources they need to increase their parenting capabilities and protect the family from further turmoil. With our assistance, families can make a future that is more stable and nurturing.
Brownlee LLP is proud to support the great work of the team at Kids Kottage and we appreciate the support they offer to children in our communities. You can learn more about Kids Kottage here.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
The mission of Make-A-Wish® Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Brownlee LLP is committed to giving back to the community and is happy to announce our partnership with Make-A-Wish® which will support wish granting efforts in the province of Alberta. We will keep you posted on our “Wish Stories” as they develop and invite you to learn more about this foundation and get involved by visiting www.makeawish.ca.
STARS air ambulance is an established nonprofit organization that operates a fleet of helicopters and aircraft to provide rapid and specialized medical transport to the critically ill and injured. STARS has bases located throughout Canada, offering life-saving care to our communities.
Specialized flight teams including pilots, medical crew and transport coordinators provide pre-hospital care and urgent medical transport for critically ill or injured patients. STARS is a charitable organization, that provides a life-saving air medical transport service and other specialized services including medevac, disaster relief and consult services, when and where needed.
Many in our community including the people of Brownlee LLP owe our gratitude to the service of STARS, and as a community-run organization, we encourage anyone who supports their efforts. You can learn more about STARS here.
THE UNITED WAY
With United Way, it’s not about supporting one cause. They focus on the areas that need change the most, with contributions from our supporters becoming part of a major community-building effort. They bring together organizations, businesses, governments, community members, and more than 50 agency partners in the social services sector who care about the issues we face in the Alberta Capital Region.
Together, they represent one of the most critical and extensive collaborative approaches to change. No other local community organization does this – it’s what makes United Way unique, and it helps create the greatest impact possible for our community. To learn more about the United Way and how you can get involved you can visit their website at www.myunitedway.ca
Thank you to everyone at Brownlee LLP for their record-setting contributions and bids, donating $100,000.00 to this excellent cause in 2015.
The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) is a women’s organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The YWCA works to advance gender equity and economic security for women and girls by providing leadership opportunities, career training and coaching, violence prevention education, health and wellness programming, and support services.
The YWCA benefits communities across Canada not only as a social support organization, but as a group of dedicated staff and volunteers working to build up their communities. We are proud to contribute to the efforts of the YWCA, and you can learn more about the YWCA in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver here.