Mission

To provide healthy, affordable and vibrant work spaces for Edmonton non-profit organizations, as we dream, grow and work together.

Vision

To create a legacy of volunteerism in Edmonton, fostering collaboration between non-profit organizations by developing a sustainable, multi-tenant centre promoting synergy, innovation and community spirit.

The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit is working village of charitable organizations sharing resources and talents for enhanced program delivery. The Centre provides affordable and dynamic office and warehouse space to over 23 non-profit organizations in need.



Story of Jerry Forbes

In 1955, Jerry Forbes, the long-time general manager of 630 CHED, asked a simple question:

Wouldn’t it be great if there would be no needy kids…and every kid had a present…not a used present…with wheels stuck on and repainted…but a brand new present?

One year later, Jerry personally helped deliver toys to 600 less fortunate children across the city and 630 CHED Santas Anonymous – a pure, heart-warming and uniquely Edmonton organization – was born.

While Jerry’s mission was simple – ensure that every child experience the magic of Christmas – his vision was far more profound; it was a vision of individuals coming together in the spirit of community. Over years later, Jerry’s legacy thrives every time a 630 CHED Santas Anonymous volunteer delivers a new, wrapped gift to the doorstep of a family in need.

For his contributions to Santas Anonymous and for his influence in our City and community, it is most fitting that Jerry Forbes be permanently honoured and recognized through the Jerry Forbes Centre Foundation which spearheads the Centre for Community Spirit project in his memory.

For a little more on Jerry, you can find some of his writing and broadcasts here.

Team

Diana Davis

Executive Director
DianaD@JerryForbesCentre.ca
(780) 491-0532

Jamie Badry

Executive Assistant
JamieB@JerryForbesCentre.ca
(780) 491-0532

Holly Pshyk

Engagement, Partnerships, & Marketing
HollyP@JerryForbesCentre.ca
(780) 491-0532

Board

Brian Farrell
Chair

Cory Chan
Director and Secretary

Terry O’Flynn
Director and Treasurer

Kevin Spriggs
Director

Willie Lee
Director

Peter Ratcliff
Director

Jennifer Martin
Director

Marty Forbes
Society Member

Daryl Hooke
Society Member

David Kovacs
Society Member

Barbara Engelbart McKenzie
Society Member

Gord Whitehead
Society Member

Brad Eves
Society Member


Reporting

The Jerry Forbes Centre is committed to open and sustainable business practices. Here, you will find information about our impact on Edmonton’s non-profits and our community in general.

2018 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Annual Report

2016 Audited Financial Statements

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report