Community Recognition is another element that reflects EFLS’ credibility and success as it has been nominated for and the honored recipient of a number of distinguished awards.
2010 Alberta Consumer Champion Awards
The Edmonton Financial
Literacy Society – Dream Catcher Award
EFLS was given the “Award of Merit” in relation to it’s high school work.
The government of Alberta is keen to recognize innovation in the not-for-profit industry, and programs that help consumers make more informed choices. EFLS high school programs help youth to understand why a budget can be useful, and how to make good choices as a consumer.
2009 Barrhead Community Council’s Service Award
September 25, 2009, EFLS was recognized for its partnership role in the Barrhead Learn & Save Program which was honored with the Barrhead Community Council’s 2009 Service Award.
2008 Dream Catcher Award
The Edmonton Financial Literacy Society –
Dream Catcher Award
June 19, 2008, EFLS was honored with the “Youth In Care Dream Catcher Award” bestowed by the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Society of Edmonton. This particular award recognizes the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program which had the greatest personal impact as voted by the clientele of the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Society of Edmonton. Noteworthy past recipients of this award include Canadian Tire’s Jump Start Program and the Edmonton Food Bank.
2007 Duncan and Craig Silver Laurel Award
Edmonton Financial Literacy Society – Duncan and
Craig Silver Laurel Award
September 10, 2007 EFLS received Duncan & Craig’s 2007 Silver Laurel Award which recognizes innovation and creativity in Edmonton’s non–profit sector.
The award was given to EFLS for it’s groundbreaking Aboriginal Financial Literacy project (the Rainy Day project). The Duncan & Craig Laurel Awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious of it’s kind for the voluntary sector in the greater Edmonton area.
2005 Laurel Award nomination
In 2005 EFLS was one of 63 Laurel Award nominations. We were delighted to see that two of the four awards went to organizations that we partnered with to provide Individual Development Accounts (IDA) and Financial Literacy Training.
We believe we have the opportunity to impact even more people by expanding our programming through IDA’s and their associated financial literacy workshops.
2003 Duncan and Craig Gold Laurel Award
In recognition of our innovative approach to helping people obtain economic self reliance, the Edmonton Community Loan Fund Society received the 2003 Duncan and Craig Gold Laurel Award.
About the Laurel Awards
“To celebrate 100 years of continuous legal practice, in 1994, Duncan & Craig LLP developed the Laurel Awards.
The laurel wreath has been a symbol of high honor for more than two thousand years. The history of the laurel is traced back to the early Greeks and Romans, who bestowed wreaths upon community leaders, scholars and athletes who had excelled in their endeavors.
In keeping with this tradition, Duncan & Craig LLP established the Laurel Awards to honor non–profit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Gold, silver and bronze are presented each year with honorariums of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.
The approach of Duncan & Craig LLP practice of law is both proactive and passionate, as we carry our skills into the community and honor our commitment to bring law to life.”
The Duncan & Craig Laurel Awards are considered by many to be the most prestigious award of its kind in the non-profit sector of the Edmonton area.