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Partner Spotlight   Aug 18, 2015
Why Giving Back Locally Works for Boston Pizza

In June 2015, Boston Pizza Richmond Road (Calgary) donated 30 pizzas to the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. The Centre was celebrating its second anniversary of helping children and families heal after abuse, and local Boston Pizza owners Steve Taylor and Ted Tomanik were happy to sponsor the luncheon. The gesture is the latest in a long list of community donations by Steve and Ted, who are happy to explain that giving back locally makes good business sense for the popular family restaurant.


News   July 8, 2015
Furry philanthropy: how BC & Alberta Guide Dogs stand out from the pack

Top employers know that companies that give back are better able to engage and retain employees. Last year, The Globe and Mail reported that sixty percent of millennials said they prefer to work for organizations that are actively making their communities a better place. So giving back is good business, right? It turns out there are ways to make your corporate giving even more meaningful. Want to get your employees engaged long-term and boasting about your community involvement around the water cooler? One Alberta’s Promise agency partner has come up with a great donor-engagement model.


Partnership   June 15, 2015
Heart and Sole: Calgary teens host sneaker drive for Northern Alberta School

Upon learning that many kids in the aboriginal community of Chateh, Alberta played sports in socked feet, tenth-graders Breanne Bauer, Tanya Lui, and Savanna Jordan from William Aberhart High School were inspired by a recent community partnership to make a difference of their own. The students had been challenged through the Empowering Minds™ ConneX program to find innovative ways to do good for others. In response, the trio launched a wildly successful sneaker drive to help the kids in Chateh lace up and play safe.


Partner Spotlight   Apr 3, 2015
Junior Achievement Students Donate Record Funds to Calgary-Area Charities

From idea to business plan, marketing, sales and financial audits, the Junior Achievement Company Program gives high school students the opportunity to create a product and run their own company – while benefitting local charities. Congratulations to students belonging to the Southern Alberta chapter of Junior Achievement, who recently wrapped up a record year of profits and giving, donating a record $8,000 to charities in Calgary and area.


Partnership   March 30, 2015
ERA Donations Mean Fun and Games for Youth Clubs

Retro arcade games are still in vogue at the Youth Club of Strathmore and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Airdrie! On March 24, youth, parents and staff crowded around arcade games from yesteryear for some old fashioned fun – all thanks to the generous donation of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA). Both donations were facilitated by Alberta’s Promise.


Partnership   March 12, 2015
Grade 10 Students Spark Change in Community of Chateh

When we give children and youth the tools to lead with confidence, anything is possible. This is the philosophy of Empowering Minds, a Calgary-based youth leadership organization that empowers teens to become significant contributors to their communities. Philosophy became reality when what began as an awareness project led by two grade ten students rapidly took off, resulting in an impressive donation of sports equipment to an aboriginal community in Alberta... Read more


Partnership   March 11, 2015
Partnerships Creating Magic in Cold Lake

Mentoring is the simple act of building a friendship based on trust, support and fun, and it has a powerful effect on both young people and the caring adults who contribute their time and talents. Just ask long-time partners Cenovus, Imperial Oil, Alberta Human Services and FCSS Cold Lake, who have supported the work of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) of Edmonton & Area in the community. Partnerships are also growing with United Way, Cold Lake High School, Lakeland Credit Union, and Staples – all to create more opportunities for kids to succeed.


Partner Spotlight   Mar 10, 2015
Partner Spotlight: Canadian Diabetes Association

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) in Alberta has been a proud Alberta’s Promise partner since 2006. CDA promotes the health of people in Alberta through diabetes research, education, services and advocacy. What you may not know is all of the incredible work they do for families and youth in Alberta. CDA is the leading provider of services and support for children and families affected by a type 1 diabetes diagnosis.


Partnership   February 19, 2015
Ernie's Sports Experts Supports Mighty Peace Day in Grande Prairie

Ernie's Sports Experts was pleased to provide major door prizes for Mighty Peace Day, a youth event held February 10 in Grande Prairie. The event was an inspirational springboard for over 3600 youth in Northwestern Alberta who were empowered to promote and participate in community-building local, national, and global change.


Partnership   February 10, 2015
Sport Central Donates $20K in Sporting Goods to Northern Alberta School

Alberta’s Promise and Sport Central paid a visit to northern Alberta on January 21, when Sport Central donated $20,000 in used sporting goods to benefit kids at John D’or Prairie School of the Little Red River Cree Nation, located about 120km east of High Level.


Partnership   February 10, 2015
WYCP Partnership Grows with Support from GLC Moving and Storage and Long-Time Partners

Partnerships make the impossible happen. Just ask Lee Eskdale, Executive Director of the Wilderness Youth Challenge Program (WYCP), whose program for high risk teens would not be possible without help from GLC Moving and Storage and the long-time support of committed partners Supreme Steel LP and the Leder Charitable Foundation.


News   January 23, 2015
Calgary Women’s Shelter Provides Free Workshops to Improve Lives

Are you interested in improving the lives of children in our community? Through the Community Action Campaign to End Family Violence and Abuse, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter offers free two-hour workshops that empower community members to recognize family violence, respond in a supportive manner, and refer families to local resources.


Partnership   January 22, 2015
GE Funds Water Quality Testing Equipment to Help Kids Answer: “How healthy is your river?”

With the help of Alberta’s Promise, GE has partnered with the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta to fund new science equipment and give even more high school students the unique opportunity to study river health in Alberta. The partnership was announced on January 21 when GE’s James Cleland, Global General Manager of Heavy Oil, presented Cal Kullman, Executive Director of RiverWatch, with a cheque for $12,500 to support the science program for the coming year.


Partner Spotlight   Jan 8, 2015
Partner Spotlight: Cybermentor

Cybermentor, an on-line mentoring program, was started in 2001 to expand girls' knowledge of careers, opportunities and benefits that exist for women in science and engineering fields.


Partnership   January 8, 2015
IBM Goes Above and Beyond for Calgary Family Shelter

The spirit of the holiday season was in full force in December 2014 when IBM Canada, a longtime partner of Alberta’s Promise, donated new towels, shower curtains and recycling services to Brenda’s House, a transitional shelter for families located in Calgary. These gifts are the latest in a long list of contributions IBM has made to the well-being of families and children residing in the shelter operated by the Children’s Cottage Society.


Partnership   December 3, 2014
ERA Gives Back to Immigrant Youth and Families

On Giving Tuesday, Christmas came early to many immigrant youth and families. Thanks to the generosity of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a longtime partner of Alberta’s Promise, 60 personal computers were donated to The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) for gifting to high-needs immigrant youth and families in Calgary.


Activity   November 19, 2014
Strathmore Little Red Wagon Luncheon

On November 18, the Youth Club of Strathmore partnered with Alberta's Promise, Premier's Council Member Steve Marshman, and the Alberta Mentoring Partnership to bring together community organizations and leaders in support of youth in our community. The event identified the importance of local programs and services for youth while also raising awareness of the need for expanded outreach services for vulnerable young people in the Strathmore region.


Activity   November 17, 2014
2014 FCSSAA Power of Prevention Conference

Alberta's Promise was thrilled to connect with partners and other organizations at the 2014 the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) Power of Prevention Conference in Edmonton. 


Partnership   November 10, 2014
The Gift of Sport: Sport Central Gives Sporting Equipment to Maskwacis Youth

Building on its successful partnership with Horse Lake First Nation, Sport Central expanded its reach and donated more than $150,000 of sporting equipment to youth of the Maskwacis Community in Central Alberta.


Partnership   November 7, 2014
IBM Helps Make Brenda's House a Home

This fall, IBM Canada donated Young Explorer workstations to 12 Alberta Promise Agencies. One recipient was Brenda's House, a transitional shelter and re-housing program operated by the Children's Cottage Society. 


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