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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.


News   January 8, 2015
Calgary Bridge Foundation Holds Successful Toy Drive

During the week of December 10 to 17, 2014,  The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, an Alberta’s Promise partner that helps newcomer youth and their families settle and integrate in Canada, collaborated with the local radio station RED FM to hold  ‘My First Canadian Christmas Toy Drive’. Over 400 toys were generously donated by the community. Low income families that immigrated to Canada in 2014 were identified and their children received toys. Settlement workers worked tirelessly to package the toys and deliver them to the families by December 24th and shared in the joy of giving at a time of giving.


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.


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   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. 


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).


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