Meeting Recap – 100 Men Yeg

January 30, 2018

Just last Wednesday 100 Men YEG members met to hear from three deserving charities.

If you didn’t get an opportunity to attend, you can still donate your $100 via this link: It’s never too late, and if everyone who has committed to this quarterly donation follows through, the impact will be even better!

So on with it, what happened?

Returning Recipient:

First, Graham Bell from the Brain Care Centre came back and told us how they allocated the $10K they received from us at our last meeting.

Please read the thank you letter we received HERE

1) Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society

The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society (EERSS) was first established in 1986 in response to a tragic house fire. We are a small group of people dedicated to serving victims of fire and disaster by helping them with the basic supplies, such as household necessities, and furniture. All services are provided at no cost to the people in need.

We have 6 main programs:

  • Helping local fire victims. (un insured)
  • Help working poor, homeless and special circumstances.
  • Blanket Alberta in warmth program.
  • New comers program.
  • Toys and Trimmings program.

2) Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Center Society (SCITCS)

Who: SCITCS is a 30 year old charitable organization Dedicated to Helping
Others To Help Themselves
What: By providing equipment for people with a spinal cord injury and other
mobility challenges to move their paralyzed arms and legs to maintain their
health and ultimately stand and walk
How: Introduced Functional Electrical Stimulators (FES) to Western Canada in
1987 . Provided FES bikes in 1990. Provided first Exoskeleton to Canada in
2014. Support cutting edge research.

3) Today Family Violence Help Centre

The Today Family Violence Help Centre is a first stop for anyone affected by family violence. Through the Today Centre, victims of family violence have access to safe, immediate, free and confidential support.  The Today Centre provides non-judgmental support to anyone, regardless of situation, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or culture. We offer emotional and practical support, such as providing education on family violence and its effect on children, creating safety plans to keep victims and their children safe, and assessing factors that increase risk for domestic homicide. We also offer supported referrals to our community partners, as we strongly believe that victims do not need to be re-traumatized by repeating their story to multiple service providers. We help women and men, who are victims of family violence, navigate through a large, complex and often overwhelming system to ensure there is help.

Recipient of the Night

The charity that was the chosen recipient of the night by the members on hand was, the Today Family Violence Help Centre (The Today Centre). The Today Centre provide inclusive integrate community-wide Partnership, Diversity and Inclusion, services for those impacted by family violence. Compassion, Integrity, Self-determination and Knowledge and Education leading to a healthy community safe and free of family violence.

If you missed the meeting, please donate online at: Donate

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