Nominations for the 2018 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Invited Until November 30, 2017

Immgrant-AwardsImmigrant Services Calgary has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) since 1997. This gala event honours the contributions and exceptional achievements of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community through the presentation of awards and youth scholarships. “Inspire Support Connect” is the theme for the 22nd Anniversary of the IDA which will be held on March 9, 2018 at The Westin Hotel. This gala will showcase individuals who have inspired us with their passion and dedication.

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Which Alberta Companies Have the Greatest Vision for Employing Diverse and Inclusive Workforces? Find Out on October 25

DEAM-Awards-250The Calgary Employment First Network invites you to the Disability Employment Awareness Month Employer Awards Gala, honouring innovative organizations that are leading the charge in hiring and accommodating Albertans with disabilities. Six winners will be chosen from 30 worthy nominees.  The DEAM Employer Awards will be attended by leading members of the private and public sectors, including the Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services, and John Stinson, Assistant Deputy Minister – Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Division, Community and Social Services.

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Double the Love: Canadian Supporter to Match Donations Made to Calgary-based Mary’s Meals

Marys-Meals-400x400Big-hearted Canadians are being offered the chance to have their new, regular donations to Mary’s Meals doubled for the first year of giving, thanks to a very generous supporter. Right now, setting up a regular gift in Canada to global child hunger charity, Mary’s Meals, will help twice as many hungry children in Malawi to find hope in the classroom. This wonderful opportunity has been made possible thanks to a kind Canadian supporter, who has pledged $125,000 to match new, recurring donations. 

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Mysteries, Riddles, Surprises & Secrets – in YOUR Family? Find out at FamilyRoots2017 in Calgary on September 23

Family-Histories-LogoAlberta Family Histories Society is proud to announce FamilyRoots2017 – Our Canada! Our Stories! September 23rd at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. This conference will be relevant to those who have been tracing their family history for decades or are just new to genealogy. Sessions will help participants learn how to organise information, track down their female relatives, delve into the treasures hiding in census records, harness the power of DNA to solve riddles, and ignite children or grandchildren’s interest in their family’s past.

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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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