The Canadian Zalmi Society is a charitable organization in Alberta established in April 2018. Our primary goal is to provide a better life for children, youth, adults and seniors through sports, education and poverty alleviating programs—three main programs run throughout the year. The first is a digital literacy program, the Community Computer Literacy course, which works to advance education by providing computer literacy and other life skills classes in Calgary and Edmonton. Class requirements vary but focus on low-income, seniors or single parents. The Food and Household Goods Program works to relieve poverty by providing food, clothing, and other necessities of life to individuals or families who are poor, of low income, or in need while also saving viable items from being wasted. To this date, we have kept over 100,000 pounds of food waste. Lastly, we offer domestic abuse and violence prevention sessions to promote mental health by providing workshops on domestic abuse topics and access to related counselling, information, or group support programs.
As with many organizations in Alberta, we have witnessed a significant increase in the demand for our programs, specifically our Food and Household Goods program. Due to increased layoffs, cut back on hours, and various other economic reasons, many individuals cannot pay for necessities. The pandemic has made it even more difficult for these individuals to sustain themselves and their families.
Our Impact During the Pandemic:
How can you help?
You can help the Canadian Zalmi Society continue to provide these programs and assist those most vulnerable in our communities by donating-any amount is appreciated. We are so grateful to everyone in the community that supports our programs, whether it be through volunteering their time or through donations.