October 2015

Our Heartfelt Thank You . . .

Simply stated, a "community" has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. To put it another way, a "community" is made up of people who share a feeling of fellowship and belonging, sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.

You are Invited!

2015 Grande Prairie Area's Vital Signs Launch

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Breakfast Launch
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Centre 2000, 11330-106 Street Grande Prairie
Continental breakfast, presented by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie

We will launch the 2015 Grande Prairie Area's Vital Signs® Report October 6. The report identifies the trends and issues affecting the quality of life in the City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie and surrounding area. It highlights our many successes and helps us better understand the challenges we need to work on.

Special Presentation by:
Jann Beeston
Executive Director, Volunteer Alberta
Jan will join us at our launch to share her experiences and insights on community and belonging.

RSVP to confirm attendance by Friday, October 2 to
lindsey@buildingtomorrowtoday.com or call 780.538.2820

Attendees are invited to make a $5 donation to the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Memorial Fund.

Calling local organizations!

Join us for a special dialogue following the Vital Signs luanch on “How Community Engagement Influences Your Organization “with  Jann Beeston. 

Dialogue with Jann Beeston, 10 a.m. - Noon 

Centre 2000, 11330-106 Street Grande Prairie

September 2015

Your Community Matters!
At the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, we know your community matters.

Your Community Foundation has the pulse on our growing and changing region. Each year, we support a wide range of innovative projects and organizations that are changing people's lives, helping create more vibrant, livable communities. As a Community Foundation, we support causes you care about from ALL areas of the community, providing healthy food for kids, making our communities greener, improving access to post-secondary education, supporting creativity, helping the most challenged members of our communities, and so much more.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We invite you to tour the site and provide your feedback. Our goal is to take you on a journey on the impact of our partnerships and to inform you on our current activities.


June 2015

"There's nothing quite as powerful as people feeling they can have impact and make a difference.

When you've got that going for you,

I think it's a very powerful way to implement change."

Anne M. Mulcahy

As we move into summer spending time outdoors with family and friends, planning summer holidays and enjoying the extended daylight time, this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the gift of a Community Foundation and the impact our organizations contribute to society.

The Community Foundation exists to nurture a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community that values diversity and supports all people, a community where citizens are engaged, and where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves the current and emerging needs of the community.

Imagine a community where citizens are engaged in community building at all levels. Imagine a community that is healthy and vibrant, that embraces diversity and supports all its members. Imagine a community where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves community needs.

Connect People. Build Community. For Good, and Forever.

May 2015

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~Francis of Assisi

Our team wasfortunate to have attended the Community Foundations of Canada Conference held in Calgary in early May, "The Wild Wild Why". . .

We were inspired by the over 600 delegates from across the globe with a common message about The Community Foundation Movement and the specific purpose to serve our communities. Our movement is a resilient and diverse engaging communities we live in.

What is Your "Why"?