Since 1994, the Sinclair Charity Golf Tournament has had a major impact on the beneficiaries who receive the funds raised. Please read through all of the amazing programs your donations help fund below:
The Alberta Chapter of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade was started in late 1999 when Lois Yanke of Medicine Hat contacted Donna Brown and Mary-Jane Winfield both of Calgary. Lois suggested starting WICC in Alberta. Donna and MJ were inspired by her enthusiasm and the ladies’ longstanding involvement with the Canadian Association of Insurance Women, a close ally of WICC motivated them even further. The Calgary Chapter of the Insurance Professionals brought more support and other willing volunteer who became WICC AB board members.
Of course, our work is not done until a cure is found. We count ourselves fortunate to have created a unique relationship with the AB/NWT division of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). This strong connection enables us to choose our research projects year by year. WICC AB also ensures that all of the funding we provide goes direct to cancer research as opposed to administrative and overhead costs of the CCS. WICC was pleased to be the first donor in our region to sponsor an equipment request for a researcher. The name of our organization is emblazoned on a microscope that will assist the work of many researchers in a University of Calgary medical laboratory based in the Foothills Hospital. WICC AB has been presented with the Community Champion Award, Excellence in Revenue Development, and was honoured with the CCS AB/NWT division’s, first ever, named grant The Women Insurance Cancer Crusade Alberta Innovation Grant of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The WICC AB Chapter continues to succeed thanks to the generosity and support of the Alberta insurance community as well as the passion and dedication of our volunteers.
The insurance and Risk Management major focuses on a structured approach to managing uncertainty due to threats that may emerge from the environment, technology, humans, organizations, or politics.
Graduates gain the knowledge and skills to reduce these defined risks and to manage the uncertainty to an acceptable level. Employment opportunities for graduates are generally available in pure risk management positions or in positions in the related fields of general insurance, business, continuity, and occupational health and safety, and in a wide range of other positions in which a portion of the job involves risk management activities.
Funds raised go directly to the support of the following: cost of IIC textbooks and exam fees; an industry networking event; and scholarships.
An innovative Alberta Health Services program is making a huge difference in the lives of people diagnosed with early dementia and the loved ones who care for them.
Memory P.L.U.S. (Practice, Laughter, Useful Strategies) is a community-based program that supports people with mild dementia, as well as their caregivers. The Memory P.L.U.S. program bridges the gap for many families who are often not ready for Home Care services, but who still require support to prevent caregiver fatigue. To be eligible, participants must have been diagnosed by a physician as having mild or early dementia.
The program, which was developed in Victoria, B.C., has been operating in Calgary since 2008. A total of 80 couples have taken part and more than 650 volunteer hours have been logged in 11 sessions over three years since the program started in Calgary.
Behind every person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, there are hundreds of people dedicated to helping. The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Active in communities right across Canada, the Society has programs and services near you.
Since 1978, we’ve been dedicated to providing help for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers. That help comes in many ways.