Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Awards by September 15

Star-AwardsThe search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations open for the 2017 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. Across the province, thousands of volunteers give generously of their time and talents to help make life better for others. We have all in some way benefited from the impact of the work of volunteers in our communities. If you have experienced the fun at a local festival or community event, have taken part in local minor sports, or watched the action at the neighbourhood arena, then your life has been touched by a volunteer. 

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Building Trades of Alberta Continues Strong History of Support for Diabetes Research

JDRF-logoThe Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation has again donated $25,000 to JDRF Canada through the JDRF Northern Alberta Gala Dinner – Denim and Diamonds. Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation continues to support the mission to improve the lives of 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Thanks to generous supporters such as the Building Trades of Alberta Community Foundation, JDRF Canada will continue to fund the best and the brightest diabetes researchers across the country. 

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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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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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