Each and every one of us can make a difference in our community. Indeed, we all contribute in our own ways. It is for this very reason and with much pride that the Allard Foundation exists.

The vision and caring of one man — our founder — Dr. Charles Allard has made an enormous and lasting impact on our community. Dr. Allard was determined to create an organization that would enhance, enrich and build a strong community specifically through support of health, education, family and arts programs.

The Allard Foundation started with a $500,000 endowment and has grown generously ever since through investment income and family donations. It exists in perpetuity. Dr. Allard incorporated the Allard Foundation as a private entity on November 16, 1978.


The Allard Foundation exists for the sole purpose of making Edmonton and Alberta a better place with funding advancing health, education, family and arts programs.