Seniors play a huge role in the sustainability of our communities. They shop, use services which employ people, volunteer, and in fact, many organizations would be hard pressed to function without their older volunteers.
We define belonging simply as being part of a collective we. A sense of belonging is important to build safe, resilient, vibrant communities and it brings purpose to our lives.
KAJAL PATEL, FORMER STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Kajal Patel is invested in giving back to the community as she pursues her education thanks in part to a student award through the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.
Imagine opening your cupboard and only seeing a box of pasta with a jar of sauce? Imagine riding a bus to school and only having a granola bar in your lunch bag. Difficulty in accessing food and healthy options is a reality for many in our region.
GRAHAM HOEHN, FORMER STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENT
With the financial help from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta’s Aquatera Environment Fund student awards in 2011 and 2012 Graham Hoehn was able to pursue his post-secondary education.
Creating connections, accountability and empowerment for youth has been made a little easier for Grande Prairie’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group thanks to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.
The Woronuk family is dedicated to community
As lifelong residents and pioneers of the Rycroft area they understand that giving back is essential to building a strong community.
Connecting All Ages, Creating Healthy Communities
“Community Kitchen is a wonderful program that benefits everyone that participates. It teaches the kids about reading and following directions, working together to create something new and gives them confidence and a sense of accomplishment. The seniors are given a chance to share their skills and knowledge and it is a way for them to still be active in the community. Over the year, you could see how the kids grew in skills and maturity.” Tracy S.
TEAGAN RUTHER, FORMER STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENT
For Teagan Ruether, a student award through the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta has helped lead to her dream career.
Welcome to the June newsletter of updates and information from the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta.