Alinea International Pivots Global Programs to Pandemic Response

Alinea International Pivots Global Programs to Pandemic Response

CALGARY, AB - Ukraine joined countries around the world in implementing quarantine measures last spring to help combat the spread of COVID-19. As the days under quarantine increased, so did reports of gender-based violence. Alinea, an international development…

Knowledge is Power in Isolated Communities

Knowledge is Power in Isolated Communities

Team work to wash hands Change for Children works across Latin America and Africa to address the root causes of poverty and to find long-term solutions for sustainable development.  In Bosawas, a biosphere reserve in the northern parts of Nicaragua,…

Our Daily Bread: COVID-19 Resilience

Our Daily Bread: COVID-19 Resilience

Since its inception in 2008, The Keiskamma Canada Foundation has partnered with the Keiskamma Trust, a grassroots organization in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. With support from Keiskamma Canada, The Keiskamma Trust continues its important work in…

Supporting Women's Recovery in Calgary

Supporting Women's Recovery in Calgary

Fafali Mawufor has been involved with ACGC's SDG Youth Hub, as well as Alcove, an organization focused on women's addiction recovery. Fafali tells the story of her involvement with Alcove and what she has learned about systemic barriers faced by women…

What’s All This Vape Talk About Anyways?

What’s All This Vape Talk About Anyways?

Consumers have been able to purchase vape products in Canada since 2004, so why are we just starting to see it as an issue now? It might be because previous to 2018, vape products sold in Canada were not legally allowed to contain nicotine. However,…

John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights

John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights

In 2016, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights engaged in a collaborative pilot project with five schools in Edmonton called Advancing Reconciliation in Education. Students from grades 5 to 12 had the opportunity to learn from Indigenous…

Nutrien

Nutrien

Agrium is a major producer and marketer of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, Australia, and Egypt. Agrium supplies growers with key crop inputs and services used on more than 50 different crops around the world, helping…

L’Histoire des origines — Les Forces de la Nature

L’Histoire des origines — Les Forces de la Nature

Trouvant l’inspiration de « Sortons jouer dans la Nature », un plan d’action pour rapprocher les jeunes de la Nature au Canada par le Conseil canadien des parcs, Chúk Odenigbo et Samantha Matters ont fait équipe avec l’illustrateur Alex Kwizera…

Operation Eyesight Universal

Operation Eyesight Universal

Download PDF   Ruth: Mama, I just can’t see the blackboard at school, and I already sit right in front of it. I’m 12 years old and still can’t read or write. Ruth’s thoughts: Teacher Elizabeth keeps saying I must repeat my classes and that…

The Forces of Nature: An Origin Story

The Forces of Nature: An Origin Story

Inspired by The Nature Playbook — a call to action created by The Canadian Parks Council that aims to connect young people with nature — Chúk Odenigbo and Samantha Matters have teamed up with illustrator Alex Kwizera to create The Forces of Nature:…

Student Spotlight: Inclusion by Design

Student Spotlight: Inclusion by Design

Abygail Berg, Melissa Bui and Christen Oakes are design students from the University of Alberta who for the past two years have been using design to understand and address the intersections of poverty and social inclusion in Edmonton. Contact Abygail,…

Design and Medicine Intersect

Design and Medicine Intersect

When I mention that I study Industrial Design, it’s often met with a “what does that entail?” kind of question. As I enter my final year at the University of Alberta, I’m starting to see how multifaceted a career in design can be. Recently, I…

iHuman Youth Society

iHuman Youth Society

Jamie Courtorielle has held all kinds of titles and resisted even more labels. When we first met in 2010 through our connections to iHuman Youth Society, he was using the arts, along with his undeniable wit and charisma, to raise awareness about issues…

Working to Make Life Better: The Honourable Rachel Notley

Working to Make Life Better: The Honourable Rachel Notley

Download PDF Every proposal that comes across my desk, and every proposal that comes across the desk of our ministers and MLAs, has to meet a very specific test: it has to make life better for people. As we work to lead Alberta out of the recession,…

Mennonite Central Committee

Mennonite Central Committee

On a warm afternoon in the middle of May, employees of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Alberta and Saskatchewan were brainstorming ways to reduce their environmental impact. MCC is a global non-profit organization that supports relief, development,…

Junior Global Citizen Club

Junior Global Citizen Club

Artwork By Donald Alcindor, Djecelia Jean Baptiste, Michou Joissaint, Fedno Lubin, and Bruno Rene Haiti is home to an estimated 300,000 rest-avek children. Restavek, which literally means “stay with,” is a term that refers to poor, rural children…

Sombrilla

Sombrilla

Sombrilla International Development Society is an Alberta-based organization that partners with communities in Latin America to empower them to assert their democratic, economic, cultural, and social rights. See us on the Together Alberta Map Download…

Pointed

Pointed

A Poem by Nermeen YoussefIllustrated by Amanda Ozga   Download High School Poetry Lesson Plan Download Poem...

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

My name is Mohsina. I was born into a middle-class family in Takhar Province, Afghanistan.When I was five years old, I was enrolled in a government school and, luckily, I was allowed to finish my primary education. Download PDF In Takhar, there are two…