The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is a proud supporter of Oil Country and has been contributing to our community's success since 2001. With a focus on programs aimed at those most vulnerable in our community, especially in Edmonton's downtown, and youth hockey programming with a goal to increase participation of under-represented groups in our community, the Oilers Foundation is deeply committed to its goal of helping to enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant and safe communities.
Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed over $56 million to more than 2,900 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs throughout Northern Alberta. Thanks to the generosity of our valued hockey fans, Oilers players, the EOCF Board of Directors, Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) employees and the Katz Family, this past 2020-21 season, the Foundation donated $13 million to charities and minor hockey groups.
Heading into its sixth season, Hockey Helps Kids continues to connect local schools and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for a variety of charities across Oil Country in order to make positive change in the community.