Applications for the 2016 EPCOR Share A Book program are now closed

Reading is essential to lifelong development yet many children have no books, or very few, to call their own. Literacy is a key focus of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Share A Book was created in 2007 to ensure that the joys of reading are not limited to financial means. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is thrilled for the continuous support provided by EPCOR to help bring this important program to schools in Oil Country.

Each year, the EPCOR Share a Book program provides new books and book bags to Grade 1 students across Oil Country. Since the program began, more than 28,000 books have been distributed to over 14,000 students.

The EPCOR Share A Book program not only supports the development of essential life skills – it also opens up a whole new world of excitement and adventure that can fuel a lifetime of imagination.

By enriching young minds through storytelling, EPCOR is proud to support students from an early age as they begin to write their own exciting chapters in the story of our Oil Country.

"Participating in the Share A Book program was a great experience for my grade one class. The books led to great classroom discussions and it was a wonderful learning opportunity. The students were so excited to take the books home and share them with their families." Miss. Blanchette, Grade 1B Teacher - Ben Calf Robe/St. Clare School

*A limited amount of book bags and books are available.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation cares deeply about our Community. Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta. With a focus on education, health and wellness for youth in Oil Country, the EOCF is dedicated to building strong, vibrant and safe communities by demonstrating philanthropic leadership.

Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.