February 14th, 1995, the Misericordia Volunteer Association and the Volunteer Network Association of the Edmonton General and the Grey Nuns hospitals united to form the Caritas Volunteer Association. In 2002, we became the Associates of Caritas Fundraising Network (AOC).
The AOC operates businesses and services within Covenant Health facilities and donates the profits to enhance patient care and comfort within Covenant Health Edmonton. We work closely with Covenant Health Volunteer Services and many other Covenant Health departments to make our operations successful.
We are a community based not-for-profit organization that leverages volunteer resources and business opportunities within Covenant Health to enhance care, comfort, wellness and quality of life for patients and residents through services and donations.
What We Do
We operate several businesses within the Covenant Health Edmonton Hospitals. Many Covenant Health volunteers contribute their time, skills and enthusiasm within the AOC businesses. We work with Covenant Health to supply services needed by patients, hospital staff and visitors. Any profits we make from what we do is donated back to the hospitals for patient needs.