Community Leadership

Leading Change – Because Leadership is Building a Stronger Community

Each community in our northwestern region has unique experiences and challenges. Our role is to listen, and to gather information, so as a region we are able to best able to create a region of vital, smart and caring communities.

  • We encourage and provide opportunities for collaboration among charitable agencies.

  • We are a knowledge hub, connecting donors with needs, and providing education and insight to the whole community on issues – current and emerging – that are impacting their quality of life.

  • We link all sectors of the community, so that we can work together to create healthy and vibrant communities.

  • And we provide the opportunity for people to convene, have a voice and become engaged in the place they work, live and call home.

Community foundation initiatives

Grande Prairie Area Vital Signs ®
Vital Signs is a “check-up” of our region that provides a snapshot of the quality of life in the City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie in 11 key areas: economy; gap between rich and poor; learning, health & wellness; housing; getting around; safety; environment; arts, culture & recreation; belonging; and getting started)... more

Random Acts of Kindness Day
In the midst of our hectic, busy lives, Random Act of Kindness Day gives us the “nudge” to remind us to take a few moments and reach out to friends, family, coworkers, neighbours . . . even strangers . . . with some act of kindness. Don’t be surprised if those actions create a positive chain reaction with that powerful action no matter how big or small the gesture! ... more

Nourish the North Wine & Auction
Mark your calendars!   September 29, 2016 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Center.  Our Nourish the North event is designed to strengthen and grow our region. The event provides a platform for learning, engagement, inspiration and philanthropy.... more

Open Door Cafe
Partnerships are important to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta to ensure we are strengthening our community. We have joined with the United Way Alberta Northwest and Community Social Development (CSD) on an exciting joint initiative. The intent of this initiative is to bring agencies together to network, partner and are provided learning opportunities with a guest speaker. Meetings are held at 11:30 am - 1 pm on the first Thursday of the month. Meeting notices are included in our social media postings... more

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