Thanks to Alberta Provincial Funding Women Change Their Lives

ACWSThe release of the 2016-17 aggregate statistics by the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters shows the impact of the 2015 investment in funds by the Provincial government. Statistics shows that the number of women and children entering shelter remained at a constant. Shelter outreach services supported 45% more people than in the previous year.  Almost ten thousand were accommodated in emergency, seniors’ or second stage shelters.  Shelter outreach services served an additional 6,147 women and children, an increase in 45% from the previous year.

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Calling All Eco Heroes! 
Alberta’s Emerald Awards Invites Nominations Until February 9, 2018

Emerald-AwardsFor more than a quarter-century, the Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, youth, and governments in our province. Since 1992, the Alberta Emerald Foundation (AEF) has showcased over 300 recipients and 800 finalists through the Emeralds. This year, it could be you or an organization that you know.

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Are You Ready for #GivingTuesday on November 28?

#GivingTuesday logoThis year #GivingTuesday is on November 28th. For those of you unfamiliar with this global movement, it is one of the most important days for non profits to solicit funds, raise their profiles and highlight their important work. #GivingTuesday has been gaining momentum since it started in Canada five years ago. There are a host of tools and resources available to non profits to rally their supporters and benefit their organizations.#GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is considered the opening day of the giving season. It’s a time when Canadians can join together to share commitments, support their favourite causes and think about others, all in celebration of giving. There is no “right” way to participate as long as it supports generosity and giving.

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month – More Government Action Needed

Inclusion-AlbertaInclusion Alberta applauds The Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister, Community and Social Services and the Alberta government for recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and the hopes and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities for meaningful employment. Inclusion Alberta would now like to see a renewed commitment by the Alberta government in becoming a leader in inclusive hiring and job development for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Special Olympics Alberta Celebrates 37th Annual Awards

Special-OlympicsSpecial Olympics Alberta celebrated its 37th Annual Awards and AGM at Four Points Sheraton Edmonton South, 7230 Argyll Rd NW. The event inspired over 200 guests which included the athletes, coaches and supporters like Alberta Sheriff’s Chief Lee Newton, Edmonton Police Services Deputy Chief Brian Simpson, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand, and Olympic medalist, Jamie Salé.

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