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Partnership   January 8, 2016
GE Canada donates to three children’s agencies in Alberta

Businesses like GE Canada are giving back and making a big difference for kids across Alberta. Alberta’s Promise Builder partners are committed organizations that help build the capacity of agencies serving youth in the province. Be it through financial gifts, in-kind donations, or volunteer hours, these companies provide a valued boost to children’s non-profits and create powerful results for the entire community. In late 2014, GE Canada became a Promise Builder and pledged a commitment to children and youth in Alberta. After a generous initial donation to the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta upon signing up as a partner, GE worked with Alberta’s Promise to donate an additional $49,000 to three agencies that make a profound difference for the youth they serve: RiverWatch, Ski Fit North Alberta, and Breakfast Club of Canada. Read more...


Partner Spotlight   Jan 4, 2016
Turning Possibilities into Reality with Foothills SNAPS H.I.R.E. Program

Seventeen-year-old Jessica McNutt is dreaming big about her future – and making it happen. As a recent graduate of the H.I.R.E (Having Inclusive Rewarding Employment) program, it didn’t take her long to make her entrepreneurial dreams a reality. She celebrated with friends and family on December 5, 2015, during the grand opening celebration of Jessica’s Closet, her dream-come-true thrift and consignment shop in Turner Valley.


News   December 10, 2015
Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink goes further by matching donations

Even tough economic times could not dampen the mood – and the incredible financial impact – of the Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids fundraiser last August. As excited fans took to the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary to be wowed by some of the greatest names in golf, business and individual donors opened their checkbooks to support charities while making their donations stretch further though tiered matching.


Partnership   December 1, 2015
The Incredible Impact of Birdies for Kids

Three and a half years ago, 8-year-old Johann was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and everything changed. “I was terrified of needles [and] I wondered if I would be able to do any of the things I love to do,” said Johann to a crowd of donors and guests during the closing ceremonies of the Shaw Charity Classic in October. He was the boy in school that carried around needles, that couldn’t eat birthday cake with the other kids, that was different.  “But this summer, I attended Camp Jean Nelson […] where I was surrounded by other kids and leaders that shared the same battle with type 1 diabetes. I could just be a kid,” he said. This is but one example of the opportunities made possible through donations to the annual Shaw Charity Classic Birdies for Kids fundraiser.


Partner Spotlight   Nov 25, 2015
First-of-its-kind Cause-Based Partnership Unites Calgary’s Business Leadership Orgs

By bringing together Calgary’s two prominent business leadership organizations, an innovative campaign in the city has forged the first cause-based partnership between the Calgary Chamber and Calgary Economic Development. The cause? Supporting the development of a well-educated, literate workforce to grow the economy of the future, starting during a child’s earliest years. Read more...


Partner Spotlight   Nov 23, 2015
Scoring points on both sides: ATB and Hockey Alberta Foundation partner for mutual success

When sponsors and non-profits are equally passionate about community initiatives for kids, great results are achievable. Just ask ATB Financial and Hockey Alberta, proud partners of Alberta’s Promise. Together, the wealth management division of ATB Financial, ATB Investor Services, and the Hockey Alberta Foundation are raising funds through the Every Kid Every Community initiative to support hockey programming for kids in communities across the province. Thanks to aligned interests and innovative thinking, the partnership is scoring big points on both sides. Read more...


News   November 11, 2015
Alberta's Promise Vice-Chair recognized as 'catalytic philanthropist' in Calgary

Congratulations to our Alberta's Promise Southern Alberta Vice Chair, Sue Riddell Rose, on receiving the Doc Seaman Individual Philanthropist Award!Sue was nominated by Lucy Miller, president and CEO of United Way of Calgary and Area, who recognized Sue's contributions to both the United Way and the community for more than 20 years. Read the full story in the Calgary Herald.


Partnership   September 28, 2015
Partner Submission: Significant Circles

Here's how our Promise Partner Two Wheel View is creating opportunities for kids to become active!


Partnership   September 14, 2015
iHuman and partners build arts haven for vulnerable youth

Greeted by smiling volunteers, we stepped into a bright open building complete with large windows and colourful murals. Inside, a young mom was helping her baby take a few excited steps, a boy was enjoying a yogurt while seated near a window, and a group of youth gathered in the kitchen to harmonize Aboriginal chants. This was the new home of Alberta’s Promise partner iHuman Youth Society, a non-profit that empowers Edmonton’s high-risk youth to see the potential within. Our Alberta’s Promise team was eager to tour the facility that community partnership built.


News   September 14, 2015
Karen Whiteman joins the Alberta's Promise Team

We are so pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Karen Whiteman. As the Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement, Karen will be working closely with our business partners to forge amazing partnerships for kids.


Partner Spotlight   Sep 14, 2015
Meet Ken Barry: Premier's Council member with Alberta's Promise

Ken Barry has the reputation of being a successful entrepreneur, devoted father, community leader, and member of the Premier’s Council on Alberta’s Promise. Building his brand and his community, he is giving back through an ambitious collaborative project in Edmonton that is helping high-risk youth create promising futures.


Partnership   September 14, 2015
Golfing for gold: building confidence and community among Aboriginal youth

When we think about golf, we often think of the mechanics: the fitted clubs, the perfect swing, the better score. Golf, however, is far more than mechanics. It is also a good teacher of discipline, sportsmanship, etiquette, and inner confidence. Several Aboriginal communities across Alberta have partnered with Alberta’s Promise partner Sport Central to create opportunities for local youth to build their skills and their self-esteem on the green.


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   August 17, 2015
RCMP and Sport Central help kids through sport

Summer got a little bit brighter for the kids in Little Red River Cree Nation. Thanks to an ongoing community partnership with the RCMP and Sport Central, the remote community of Fox Lake recently welcomed over $10,000 in new and refurbished sports equipment for local children and youth — with everything from balls and nets, to bicycles and ball hockey equipment, and all the protective gear to keep kids safe.


News   August 14, 2015
Meet M. Carol Ryder: Premier's Council member with Alberta's Promise

She is a mother and grandmother, an entrepreneur and a public member on provincial and federal arts, education and cultural boards, a catalyst for municipal legacy projects, a recipient of many leadership and volunteer awards – and luckily for us, a dedicated member of the Premier’s Council on Alberta’s Promise.


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.


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Alberta's Promise makes community investment easy. The organization brokers partnerships between businesses and children’s not-for-profits from across Alberta and recognizes the work of partner organizations that do amazing things for kids. It also helps businesses direct financial gifts, volunteer hours and in-kind donations to not-for-profits that support the well-being of kids – all to make Alberta the best place in the world to raise our children and youth.


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