Established in 1967, Uncles & Aunts at Large was among the earliest agencies in the Edmonton area to organize mentor services for children. Through Uncles & Aunts at Large, volunteers offer companionship, mentoring and friendly support to children ages 6 to 18 from single-parent families.
Our unique roots and role in Edmonton and area
Uncles & Aunts at Large operates only in Edmonton and the surrounding communities, so our focus is on the changing needs of single-parent families in this region. Our Agency was established by local Canadian Progress Clubs (CPC) over 40 years ago. CPC members and other generous donors continue to support the Agency faithfully.
Our Programs and Organization
Through our events and programs, we complement the parent or guardian’s role and help create an extended family for the children. The Agency began by offering one-on-one mentorships to boys from single parent families. In response to community needs and requests, we expanded our services to girls then began to offer more children’s group programs, and a support program for parents.