The AGAT Foundation supports various projects of its own and other charities . Individuals and corporations can work through the AGAT Foundation, a registered charity, or directly with each of the linked charities that the AGAT Foundation supports and endorses.
When you choose to give, you may not realize that donating to charity will do more than just help your favourite cause, giving can also provide you with many personal benefits. Whether you choose to donate to charities supporting people living in poverty, advocating to protect the environment, helping animals in need, or addressing other global or local problems, charities need your help to continue their selfless initiatives.
AGAT FOUNDATION CHARITY CLASSIC
The AGAT Foundation Charity Classic has evolved into a fundraising event dedicated to bringing “Patient Financial Assistance and Support “ to cancer patients in our local communities across Alberta . With the help of loyal supporters and generous donors, over $1.37 Million in net proceeds have been raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation “Patient Financial Assistance Program and Patient Navigator Program”
In Africa, we provide free medical care
Every year, more than 2,000 surgeries and 8,000 dental treatments are performed free of charge for people living in poverty in Africa. This medical care is made possible by the donations we receive and the commitment of 1,600 volunteers who have been joining us on humanitarian aid missions every year for over 40 years!
To carry out these missions, we use a fleet of civilian hospital ships: the Africa Mercy and the Global Mercy.
Calgary cancer centre
One of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in North America is coming to life in Calgary this very second. Concrete walls rising to the big prairie sky will shelter 1.3 million square feet of world-leading cancer care, research and education.
The Alberta Cancer Foundation, the University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services are partnering together with one mission — to raise $250 million in support of improved cancer research, treatment and care at the new Calgary Cancer Centre when it opens its doors in 2023.
SMILE TRAIN - GIVE EVERY CHILD THE CHANCE TO SMILE
We continue to support the Smile train by having donated $25,000 thus far to help fund cleft lip surgeries in developing countries.
Since inception, Smile Train has supported more cleft surgeries than all other global charities combined. Smile Train has always championed partnering directly with local hospitals to strengthen health systems and empower local medical professionals to offer surgical services and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities.
We donated to and sponsored the Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.
Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all across Canada.
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), our vision is a world where no one fears cancer. With the support of our volunteers and donors, we improve and save lives by taking a comprehensive approach to our work against more than 100 types of cancer.
AGAT continues to host the MAN VAN™ at various events where free prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests were offered to men over 40. During the Movember campaign 2019, we partnered with the MAN VAN™ for the Know Your Numbers program, where men over 18 can receive blood pressure, blood sugar, waist circumference, and stress check measurements.
The AGAT Foundation is currently working on building a third Man Van to provide even more free PSA tests to Albertans.
PROSTATE CANCER CENTRE
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre fights prostate cancer by delivering one-stop support to men and families through rapid access to personalized care, research, and education. We promote overall health and well-being, inspire hope, and reduce the impact of prostate cancer in our community.
Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre fights prostate cancer by delivering one-stop support to men and families through rapid access to personalized care, research, and education.
Alberta animal rescue crew society
THE SALVATION ARMY
We have made significant donations to the Salvation Army over the holiday seasons in hopes to help them deliver food basksets to Canadian families in need.
Locally, our laboratories host their own food drives and support local food banks during the holidays.
Food banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.
muscular dystrophy Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada provides Programs and Services, Research and Advocacy to support people affected by neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular disorders are defined as health conditions that are caused by spelling changes in the genetic code (mutations) or changes in the autoimmune system that in turn impact muscles and/or the nerves that connect to muscles. Muscular dystrophies are a group of disorders and are one type of neuromuscular disorder. Other types of neuromuscular disorders also under MDC’s umbrella include myopathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, peripheral neuropathies and lower motor neuron disorders.