FAQ's

What does Easter Seals Alberta do?
What is your charitable registration number?
What are donations to Easter Seals Alberta used for?
How can I donate to Easter Seals Alberta?
Will I get a tax receipt?
Who do I make my cheque payable to?
Can I donate over the phone?
I work for a non-profit organization. Do you offer grants for my charity/organization?
Can I donate a piece of used equipment?
I would like to make a donation, however, I do not have enough money to make it in a lump sum, can I spread my donation out throughout the year?
When will my monthly donation be processed?
Can I change my pre-authorized donation?
Will I receive a tax receipt for my monthly pre-authorized donation?
Can I make a gift to Easter Seals Alberta through my Will?
Can I make a donation in memory of someone?
Can I make a stock gift of securities?
What does Easter Seals Alberta do to ensure my information is kept private?
What do I do if I want my name taken off your mailing list?
Where is Easter Seals Alberta located?
Are there volunteer opportunities with Easter Seals Alberta?

What does Easter Seals Alberta do?

Easter Seals Alberta serves the mobility and accessibility needs of all Albertans, based on need, no matter the age, disease or disability. We stand at the gap in Alberta’s social safety net for people with disabilities. We provide equipment for people with disabilities and special needs including power wheelchairs, scooters, van and porch lifts, and communication devices. In addition, we provide fully-accessible facilities including Easter Seals Camp Horizon ‘for the kids’ and Easter Seals McQueen Residence for adults.

Our Vision: Through passion and commitment we make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and special needs.

Our Mission: With community support and collaboration, we provide resources and services that enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families with disabilities and special needs.

Easter Seals Alberta offers a post-secondary scholarship to students with physical disabilities through the Phyllis Davidson Easter Seals Scholarship program.

Through the Easter Seals Disability Travel Card program, individuals with disabilities can apply for lower travel costs by allowing their attendants to travel for free within Canada*. (*Some restrictions apply, depending on the travel provider.)

Easter Seals Alberta was incorporated as Alberta Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled and is now incorporated as the Alberta Easter Seals Society, known as Easter Seals Alberta.

What is your charitable registration number?

Our charitable registration number is 10669 4169 RR0001

How To Make A Donation

What are donations to Easter Seals Alberta used for?

Easter Seals Alberta funds disability solutions through financial assistance, recreational and respite programs, residential services, equipment provision, and public and consumer education.

How can I donate to Easter Seals Alberta?

There are 4 simple ways to make a donation to Easter Seals Alberta. You can donate online by clicking on the “Donate Now” button, by calling 780-429-0137 or 403-235-5662 or toll free (in Alberta) 1-877-732-7837 with your credit card, by visiting one of our offices, or by sending a cheque to:

Easter Seals Alberta
Attention Donor Administrator
Suite 1408, Baker Centre
10025 106 Street
Edmonton AB T5J 1G4

Or

Easter Seals Alberta
Suite 103, 811 Manning Road NE
Calgary AB T2E 7L4

Will I get a tax receipt?

Charitable receipts will automatically be issued for donations of $20 or more. Donations under $20 are sent receipts only upon request. Our Charitable Business Number is 10669 4169 RR0001.

Who do I make my cheque payable to?

Please make your cheque out to Easter Seals Alberta

Can I donate over the phone?

Yes, donations will be accepted over the phone using a MasterCard or Visa or American Express. Please call us in Edmonton at 780-429-0137. In Calgary, please call 403-235-5662. In Alberta, Toll free 1-877-732-7837.

I work for a non-profit organization. Do you offer grants for my charity/organization?

Easter Seals Alberta has so much demand for its programs and services, that unfortunately we are not able to offer grants for other charities and organizations.

Can I donate a piece of used equipment?

The Equipment and Supprt Services programs accepts porch, stair and van lifts, power wheelchairs, power scooters or other adaptive equipment less than 5 years old. All donated equipment must be in good working order. A tax receipt for the current market value is provided. For more information on our Recycled Equipment Program please contact us.

For Red Deer & North of Red Deer including Edmonton, please contact Debbie Lister at 780-429-0137 ns%21d%2Cl%60hm%21Edcchd . 

South of Red Deer including Calgary, please contact Theresa de Waal at 403-235-5662 or d%2Cl%60hm%21Uidsdr%60 .

Monthly Donations

I would like to make a donation, however, I do not have enough money to make it in a lump sum, can I spread my donation out throughout the year?

Yes, you can make a donation through pre-authorized payments from your chequing account or your credit card each month throughout the year.

When will my monthly donation be processed?

Your pre-authorized donations transaction will be processed on the 1st or 15th of every month.

Can I change my pre-authorized donation?

Yes, you maintain full control of your investment. To change or cancel your pre-authorized donations please notify Easter Seals Alberta in writing.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my monthly pre-authorized donation?

Yes, you will receive one consolidated tax receipt at the end of the calendar year.

Other Types Of Donations

Can I make a gift to Easter Seals Alberta through my Will?

Yes, your lawyer or notary can draft a simple clause as part of your Will that creates a gift, or area called a ‘bequest,’ to Easter Seals Alberta. The gift can support a particular program of your choice. To learn more, please call 780-429-0137, ext. 307 or d%2Cl%60hm%21tr.

Can I make a donation in memory of someone?

Yes, please enclose a note with your cheque stating the name of the individual you wish to honour, their contact information including address and phone number as well as your contact information including address and phone number. All donations given in memory of an individual will be acknowledged by the organization to the next of kin. The amount of your gift will be kept confidential and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation. To learn more, please call 780-429-0137, ext. 305 or d%2Cl%60hm%21nts%21Enons%21@elhohrus%60uns.

Can I make a stock gift of securities?

Gifts of publicly traded securities are welcomed by Easter Seals Alberta. You or your broker or financial advisor should contact Easter Seals Alberta for instructions for gifting stock securities. To learn more, please call our 780-429-0137, Ext. 307 or d%2Cl%60hm%21tr.

What does Easter Seals Alberta do to ensure my information is kept private?

Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed.

We do not sell or trade mailing lists to third party companies or to other non-profit agencies. We routinely offer individuals we deal with the opportunity to opt not to have their information shared for purposes beyond those for which it was explicitly collected.

What do I do if I want my name taken off your mailing list?

To take your name off our mailing list, please inform us by calling 780-429-0137, Ext. 305 or d%2Cl%60hm%21nts%21Enons%21@elhohrus%60uns and provide us with your first and last name and complete mailing address.

Where is Easter Seals Alberta located?

Easter Seals Alberta has offices in Edmonton and Calgary.

In Edmonton:
Suite 1408, Baker Centre
10025 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4
Phone: 780-429-0137
Fax: 780-429-1937

In Calgary (Head Office):
Suite 103, 811 Manning Road NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7L4
Phone: 403-235-5662
Fax: 403-248-1716

Easter Seals Camp Horizon is located 10 km SW of Bragg Creek near the Elbow Ranger Station on HWY 66. The mailing address is:

Box 540
Bragg Creek, AB T0L0K0
Phone: 403-949-3818
Fax: 403-949-3388

Volunteering

Are there volunteer opportunities with Easter Seals Alberta?

Yes, the organization always appreciates volunteers. Your commitment of time will make a significant difference to help keep the operating costs to a minimum.

A number of volunteer opportunities are available to assist the Easter Seals Alberta ranging from office help, to volunteering at our many events. To volunteer, please contact us at 1-877-732-3837 or e-mail us at b%60mf%60sxAd%60rudsrd%60mr/%60c/b%60, or delnounoAd%60rudsrd%60mr/%60c/b%60, or b%60lqinsh%7BnoAd%60rudsrd%60mr/%60c/b%60.

Volunteer with Easter Seals

Did You Know Part 1

In 1951 Canadian Mothers began marches such as one led by Canada’s first female Cabinet Minister, Ellen Fairclough, MP for Hamilton West. As a result of their efforts, the research of Dr. Jonas Salk was well funded, creating the historic made-in-Canada cure for polio. Today, Easter Seals Alberta funds vital programs and services for adults with disabilities and special needs.