History of Covenant Foundation
In 1994, three Edmonton hospitals (Edmonton General, Grey Nuns and Misericordia) merged into one health group known as the Caritas Health Group. At the same time, two separate Foundations serving the three hospitals also began operating as one – The Caritas Foundation.
Caritas Foundation inspired and enabled community support for compassionate, holistic and innovative health care at the three hospitals for more than two decades. Then, on April 1, 2016, Covenant Foundation was formed to better meet the increased need for funds to deliver on health priorities for Albertans. By increasing fundraising capacity and community health awareness and education, the Foundation is well positioned to leverage resources, improve priority alignment, reduce duplication and enhance accountability to our donors and stakeholders.
Today, our foundation raises funds to help support 21 Covenant facilities across the province by providing the highest quality care to patients, residents and their families.
Covenant Foundation respectfully acknowledges that our central office and several foundation-supported Covenant sites are located on Treaty 6 territory and Region 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, a traditional land and gathering place of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others. We also support Covenant sites all across Alberta on Treaty 4, 6 and 7 territory, as well as the Regions 2, 3 and 4 of the Métis Nation of Alberta. We honour and respect the people whose histories, languages and cultures have been here for thousands of years and continue to influence our vibrant community. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.