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News   December 15, 2014
KidSport Launches 'Give the Gift of Sport' Campaign

No child should be left on the sidelines. This is the philosophy behind KidSport, a proud Promise Partner since 2004. KidSport provides support to all kids under 18 by removing financial barriers which prevent them from playing organized sports.

 
 

News   December 15, 2014
'Lunch is Love' Campaign Feeds Hungry Kids

This holiday season, Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids (BB4CK) is pleased to kick off their Lunch is Love campaign in pursuit of their main goal: no hungry kids in Calgary. If you are having trouble finding that perfect gift for a loved one, consider gifting a donation to BB4CK on his or her behalf and help feed the kids that are in need.

 
 

News   December 15, 2014
Covey's Leadership Program

Suncor Energy Inc. and the Suncor Energy Foundation are offering senior leaders in the nonprofit sector the opportunity to attend the "7 Habits for Highly Effective People" leadership conferences. The three-day conferences run throughout 2015 in Calgary, and Suncor is offering up three seats per conference. Click here to learn more and request a spot.

 
 

News   December 4, 2014
Happy Holidays from the Premier's Council on Alberta's Promise

From all of us on the Premier's Council on Alberta's Promise, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy New Year. 

 
 

News   December 4, 2014
Free Furniture for Non-Profits: DeliverGood

DeliverGood has over 8,000 square feet of beautiful furniture and equipment in near mint condition and hundreds of bins of office supplies. And all of it is available to charities and non-profits (incl. schools, churches and minor sports groups) at no cost.

 
 

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 Partnershipto 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.

 
 

News   November 19, 2014
Congratulations to Alberta Mentoring Partnership!

On November 19, 2014, Promise Partner Alberta Mentoring Partnership (AMP) was honoured with a Heroes of a Safe & Caring World Collective Impact Award!

 
 

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. 

 
 

Partner Spotlight   Oct 30, 2014
Alberta's Promise Welcomes Perpetual Energy Inc.

Calgary-based Perpetual Energy Inc. joined Alberta's Promise at their Halloween-themed kickoff for the United Way campaign!

 
 

Partner Spotlight   Oct 29, 2014
Talisman gets on the Little Red Wagon

Talisman Energy accepted their Little Red Wagon on October 29, and is now a member of the Alberta's Promise family.

 
 

Activity   October 24, 2014
2014 Small Business Week Calgary Expo

If you made it out to the 2014 Small Business Week Expo on October 23, 2014, you may have seen the Alberta's Promise booth!

 
 

Partnership   October 9, 2014
New Partnership Brings Sport Equipment to Horse Lake First Nation

Guided by the slogan "Assisting the Kid in Sport," a new partnership between Horse Lake First Nation and Sport Central will help all children and families in the region access the sport equipment they need to play hockey and get involved in other sports.

 
 

Partnership   October 8, 2014
Lethbridge Promise Agency Thanks ERA for Computer Donation

Allan Friesen from the Lethbridge Detachment Victim Assistance Society sent us a selfie of himself and his new refurbished computer from the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA).

 
 

Partnership   October 6, 2014
ERA Connects Kids with Computers

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), a proud Promise Partner, has recently complete a joint initiative with Alberta's Promise to provide several Lethbridge-based organizations with computers.­­­

 
 

Partner Spotlight   Oct 2, 2014
McCarthy T├ętrault is a Proud Community Partner

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, and legal expertise through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK.

 
 

Partnership   October 1, 2014
Truck Donation to Wilderness Youth Program for High Risk Youth Makes Big Impact

Thanks to the generosity of Quinn Leder, Production Manager at Supreme Steel LP (part of the Steel Group of Companies), Supreme Steel employees, and the Leder Charitable Foundation of Edmonton, a program for high-risk youth has been given new wheels to continue operation.

 
 

Partnership   September 18, 2014
IBM Celebrated 10 Year Commitment to Alberta with New Partnership Announcement

On September 18, a very special community event took place in Lethbridge, Alberta. Graciously hosted by the Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society, a leading organization delivering exceptional services to Aboriginal children from across Southern Alberta, the event recognized IBM's contributions to early childhood learning and Aboriginal achievement across Alberta. The event also celebrated Opokaa'sin as one of 15 incredible non-profit children's service providers to receive an IBM Young Explorer workstation through the IBM's KidSmart Program in 2014.

 
 

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