Edmonton Pride Day Parade and Festival 2017 to Showcase the Many Sides of Pride

Edmonton-PrideThe 37th annual Edmonton Pride festival will return to Old Strathcona from June 9-18. The pride parade on June 10 at 11 a.m. is expected to draw tens of thousands of spectators. This year’s parade grand marshal is the Edmonton two spirit community, a group that has often been underrepresented in the LGBTQ+ community. After the parade, the main festival will take place in End of Steel Park and Strathcona Park until 6 p.m. with vendors, activities, live music and the popular beer gardens. 

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ACWS Announces New Workplace Training Program to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

domestic-violenceTo coincide with National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (NVSCW)— from May 29th to June 2nd — the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS)  announced their newest training and educational outreach program. The training program, Domestic Violence and Your Workplace, educates employers and employees to recognize the signs of abuse and to make effective interventions on behalf of colleagues/staff facing domestic violence.

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Streets Alive Mission Launches Men’s Clothing Drive in Lethbridge

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Streets Alive Mission are in desperate need and are asking the Lethbridge community to support their PIN Bank with Men’s Clothing donations.  Currently there is little to no stock on the shelves.  People living on the street have no place to keep a second set of clothes or a place to do laundry.  The P.I.N. (People In Need) Bank acts as a closet for these people.  The P.I.N. Bank is the workhorse of the Mission.  Acting as the closet for the street population, it provides, free of charge, the things that people require for basic survival, employment, or setting up a new household.  The result is that once a week (more often in bad weather) they are able to come and get clean clothes in exchange for the clothes they are wearing.  Those clothes are laundered and re-enter the bank.

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The 2017 Duncan Craig Laurel Awards Invite Applications from NonProfits in Edmonton

Laurel-Awards-LogoThe Laurel Awards annually recognizes the achievements of non profit groups in Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley. Each year starting in February until the end of May, they invite applications from non profit groups for these awards. A selection committee then evaluates the programs and projects on the basis of their successful innovation and creativity, regardless of size and overall budget and select the winners. This year we celebrate the Laurel Awards at a luncheon on September 13, 2017 at The Westin Edmonton. The five awards that will be presented at this year’s luncheon will receive cash prizes: Gold $5000 | Silver $3000 | Bronze $2000 | Staff Choice $1000 | Audience Choice $500. Applications must be submitted by the non profit organization responsible for the program or project by May 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm MST.

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