The Alberta College of Social Workers Celebrates June 21 as National Aboriginal Day

ACSW-logoThe Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) acknowledges the Indigenous community as the First Peoples of Alberta. We acknowledge we are guests on Treaty Lands and we further acknowledge the role of social work in the past, the impacts of colonization and the trauma that remains today. The ACSW agrees with the call for new ways of working together. We appreciate the wisdom shared by the ACSW Indigenous Social Work Committee, the Indigenous community of Alberta, and the learnings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for a new path forward, a path that celebrates the traditional knowledge and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Alberta.

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Salute to Edmonton: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall-of-Fame 2017In 1951, the City of Edmonton began the tradition of celebrating outstanding accomplishments of Edmonton athletes. Today, the tradition continues with an expanded mandate to include arts and culture, and community service. The Salute to Excellence Committee gathered nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who, through their participation in arts and culture, community service, and sports, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. During a formal evening presentation at the magnificent Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Salute to Excellence Committee inducts outstanding Edmontonians into the City of Edmonton Arts and Culture, Community Service, and Sports Halls of Fame.

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Habitat for Humanity to Celebrate Canada’s 150th by Building 150 Homes Across Canada

Jimmy June CarterWith the help of Allegion Canada, Habitat for Humanity Canada’s announced its largest build project to date – the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which will be taking place in Alberta and every province and territory across Canada with the goal of collectively building 150 homes to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary. In addition to supporting Habitat Canada’s Carter Work Project with volunteers, Allegion Canada has donated enough locks for all 150 homes. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will be visiting Edmonton, Alberta to participate in the build from July 9-14, 2017, focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Alberta Emerald Foundation Announces 2017 Award Winners

Emerald-AwardsFor the past 26 years, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments. Uniquely Albertan, the Emerald Awards are the only award of their kind in our country, showcasing environmental excellence across all sectors. Each year from November until February, the Alberta Emerald Foundation receives Emerald Award nominations in 12 established categories.  A panel of knowledgeable judges with cross-sector experience carry out an independent evaluation based on established criteria and select the finalists and recipients.

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