Helping Local Students Achieve
The 2017 Northwestern Alberta’s Vital Signs Report found that 53% of Alberta’s workforce has post-secondary education, compared to 64% of the Canadian workforce. On a local level, the rate of high school completions in the Grande Prairie region are consistently less than the provincial average.
Through the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta has been able to award thousands of dollars to post-secondary students from our region. Since 2005, the Foundation has invested in over 270 post-secondary students to assist them with the costs of their education. In 2019 the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta presented over $14,680 in Student Award Funds to local post-secondary students. Together we are supporting the community leaders of tomorrow.