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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New CEO Joins the Herd at Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton

Zebra-CentreThe Zebra Child Protection Centre is thrilled to announce that Bill Meade has joined the herd as Chief Executive Officer. Bill joins the Zebra Centre after three decades of experience in government and child and family services, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Public Security, Justice and Solicitor General and Children’s Services. He also brings extensive leadership experience from his time as Chief Executive Officer of the Child and Family Services Authority in Calgary and Edmonton, and numerous other leadership positions with community and social services organizations.

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Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) Launches Elections 2017 Campaign, #LiftHerUp

Lift-Her-Up-CampaignThe Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters is launching its 2017 Municipal elections campaign: #LiftHerUp. The campaign was created by directors of Alberta’s forty-one women’s shelters in 2016, responding to violent and hateful chants outside the Alberta Legislature. The campaign is a call to action to end sexist and violent language and behaviours towards women in public life – during and beyond the upcoming municipal elections.

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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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