Join us in making a greater impact for more children and youth in our community.
Konto Furniture was founded in central Alberta in 1976, and operates stores in both the north and south ends of Edmonton. We are a locally owned family based business and are always proud to partner with great organizations that provide support in our community. When we were introduced to the Zebra Centre we were shocked to hear about how many children and youth in our community are affected by abuse and trauma and we wanted to help. In 2020, the Zebra Centre supported 2,844 children and youth who have experienced abuse.
The Zebra Child Protection Centre is our community’s response to child abuse. Their multi-disciplinary team of partners is a herd that provides services and support for children and youth who have experienced abuse.
Child Abuse In Our Community
In 2008, there were 14,403 substantiated cases of child abuse in Alberta.*
36% of adults in Alberta have experienced some form of abuse in their youth.*
86% of children and youth supported by the Zebra Centre know their offenders.
Police receive 5 times more reports of sexual violence to children than adults.**
*Alberta Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2008. Child Abuse and Mental Disorders in Canada, 2014.
**Stats Canada, Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2011.
What Zebra Centre is Doing About It
2,844 kids supported in 2020.
Zebra Centre made 21,696 Support Contacts in 2020.
Konto Furniture Supports Zebra Centre
What We're Doing
Konto Furniture is now donating $100 from every bean bag chair sold online or at either of our Edmonton locations to the Zebra Centre. Please help us support this amazing organization and pick up your bean bag chair today. If we all work together we can make a larger impact for more children in our community.
Buy a Bashful Zebra
When danger appears, zebras form a protective circle around their young. Part of what makes the Zebra Centre so special is our ability to surround a child with support throughout the entire process. This extra soft plush zebra reminds our community that just like a child's favourite stuffed animal, Zebra Centre will be there every step of the way.