To date, the EQUS Community Connection
has helped raise more than
for the betterment of
communities in rural Alberta.
EQUS employees are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve. The EQUS Community Connection (ECC) Committee is an employee-led fundraising initiative dedicated to making a difference year-round throughout our Service Area.
All funds raised by the ECC go towards a charity-of-choice that is carefully selected to ensure the greatest benefit for those Albertans living in rural areas. In 2021 the ECC provided $10,000 to the Farm Safety Centre to support the delivery of their in-school safety programs in rural schools, as well as to fund the development of a power line safety component of that program. For 2020, the ECC charity-of-choice was HALO Air Ambulance and EQUS staff raised $10,000 to fund the purchase of an emergency fuel resupply trailer.
For 2022, we are pleased to be able to share that our fundraising for the year will support Search and Rescue Alberta. The ECC's funds will support the dedicated volunteers of Search and Rescue Alberta in delivering their preventative safety program, AdventureSmart, in EQUS communities.
EQUS employees at all three of our offices collect funds through the following staff events:
- Themed staff lunches
- Garage sale
- 50/50 draws
- Vending machine revenues
- Christmas cookie sale
- Christmas party silent auction
In addition to these events, EQUS Area Offices compete in a Christmas food drive to collect non-perishable items for our local food banks and raise funds from staff and the EQUS Board of Directors to "Adopt-a-Family" and provide gifts and food to families in need in our rural communities at Christmas.