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loan-program-chartWhat is a Community Needs Assessment?

A community needs assessment identifies the strengths and resources available in the community, focusing on the capabilities of the community, including its citizens, agencies, and organizations. 

Why is The Lending Cupboard doing a Community Needs Assessment? 

Over its ten years of service to Central Alberta, The Lending Cupboard Society has seen tremendous growth. Additionally, there have been many changes within the Health industry over those years. 

It is important that The Lending Cupboard develop a robust understanding of population and demographic growth trends, emerging health and wellness issues in Central Alberta. 

funding-pie-chartGoals of the project include: 

  • To learn about the needs in central Alberta that relate to the mission of The Lending Cupboard 
  • To determine whether or not, and/or the ways in which The Lending Cupboard can support more communities in Central Alberta and beyond 
  • To obtain meaningful data that will support and inform The Lending Cupboard to make its best decisions 

How can you help? 

As a community stakeholder, you have insight into the needs of the community. 

We are conducting focus groups, community conversations, interviews and surveys throughout the summer, and hope you can participate. Please contact Special Projects Assistant Kayla Michalenko at 587.272.2186 or email if you are interested in participating in some fashion.  

Hours of Operation

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

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Volunteers Needed

Do you have 3 hours to lend a hand to a great organization?

We need help with: Customer Service, Cleaning Equipment, Warehouse Duties, Admin Assistance, and Delivery Drivers.

Contact the Lending Cupboard at 403.356.1678.

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Who Are We?

Story About Us

The Lending Cupboard is a registered not-for-profit society that lends medical equipment at no cost to the people of Central Alberta. We operate through support from Alberta Health Services and private…

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Our Services

What We Do

The Lending Cupboard provides medical equipment to those who need it, at no cost, for as long as you need it. Whether your needs are short term or long term, minor or more serious, we are here to help.

We have an inventory of more than 7,500 items and lend out approximately 650 pieces of free medical equipment every month.

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