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We are there title sponsor and love what this organization is all about:

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Our Mission:  Provide empathetic support that builds resiliency both individually and within first responder and military personnel families.  

Our Vision:  That all first responder and military personnel have user friendly access to resources to build resiliency as an individual and or as a family.  

Our Objectives: 

1) Provide confidential and safe accommodations to First Responders and Military Personnel (individually or as a family) for safety, security and access to professional support so that they can recover quickly from a broad range of serious difficulties. 

2)Provide a confidential crisis response by telephone for First Responders and Military Personnel that facilitates connection to professional and peer support. 

3)Increase knowledge, networking and reduce stigma by organizing and facilitating mental health and suicide awareness conferences in the military and law enforcement communities.

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2001 marks the official beginning of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. But it was a long journey reaching this point, with generations of concerned and generous citizens paving the way to ensure the best pediatric care in our region.

Our story begins in 1978, when the Northern Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation was established to advocate for a children’s hospital in Edmonton. In 1992, the name was changed to the Children’s Health Foundation of Northern Alberta to more accurately reflect the role of the Foundation in raising funds to support the regional Child Health program.

The next seven years saw the Foundation’s work touch the lives of a greater diversity of children than ever before, with kids from across Canada benefiting from the Child Health program’s specialized services.  It was during this time that Bob and Shirley Stollery provided a generous donation that would be the catalyst for a dedicated children’s hospital.

The Stollery donation was complemented by the Children’s Health Foundation’s launch of a successful capital campaign that raised more than $10 million towards the construction of a children’s hospital in Edmonton. In order to minimize the significant overhead costs associated with the operation and maintenance of a free-standing hospital, the facility was constructed within the existing walls of the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, sharing space with the University of Alberta Hospital.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital opened in October of 2001. In honour of the Stollery family who played a major role in making the Hospital everything it is today, the Children’s Health Foundation changed its name to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. We continue to be dedicated to supporting the needs of the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

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Picture this: a one-of-a-kind fundraising event that combines the fun and exhilaration of a road trip adventure with unique activities and some friendly competition, while directly benefiting child and youth mental health and wellness in your community.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation are proud to bring you this exciting opportunity. This full-day event is part car rally, part after-party, and all about the kids.

Teams start the day at the starting grid where they will receive their driver’s package and complete their first challenge. Participants will then safely navigate to and through a series of rally checkpoints at sponsor locations in the Edmonton region. There, they will complete a number of physical and mental challenges to gain points and move forward.

Once the kilometres have been racked up, drivers will motor to the after-party where participants, sponsors and other special guests will mix and mingle in style, and enjoy fine food and fun entertainment. And before everyone runs out of gas, we will crown the 5th annual Wheels for Wellness winning team.

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Our Mission:

Promotion of the spirit of Christmas caring and sharing in the City of Edmonton.

Mandate:

To provide a festive meal and coordination of Christmas giving to Edmontonians in need.

Why Statement:

It is greater than one meal. One act of kindness can impact someone for a lifetime.

Core Values:

  1. Share the spirit of giving and collective caring
  2. A spirit of compassion, generosity and support
  3. A spirit which offers hope
  4. Culturally inclusive
  5. Non-judgmental

Principles:

  1. All persons in need are treated with utmost dignity, respect, courtesy and confidentiality.
  2. Provide assistance to a person in need to be charitable – not disparaging, disconsolate or punitive.
  3. Provide assistance in accordance with good stewardship principles.
  4. Pursue and develop partnerships in the community.

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The Special Olympics movement was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, with the very first event held in 1968 on Soldier Field in Chicago. But the competition was in fact inspired by discoveries made by a Canadian researcher.

In the early 1960s, a group of students at Toronto’s Beverley School became the test group for Dr. Frank Hayden, a sport scientist at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hayden was studying the effects of regular exercise on the fitness levels of children with an intellectual disability.

Dr. Hayden’s research was nothing short of groundbreaking. It challenged the prevailing mindset of the day – one that claimed that it was the disability itself that prevented children from fully participating in play and recreation. Through rigorous scientific method, Dr. Hayden proved that it was simply a lack of opportunity to participate. Given that opportunity, people with an intellectual disability could acquire the necessary skills to participate in sport and become physically fit.

In other words: sport could have a transformative effect on the lives of those with an intellectual disability.

NEWS: CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTS DR. FRANK HAYDEN

Transforming the world

Dr. Hayden’s proposal for a National sport competition caught the attention of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, serving as inspiration for the inaugural Special Olympics competition in 1968 in Chicago. Canada was represented by a group of 12 students and a teacher from the Beverley School, as well as Toronto Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong, serving as Honorary Team Captain.

Dr. Hayden also served as the Chicago event’s General Director and eventually went on to work for the Washington-based Kennedy Foundation as the Director of Physical Education and Recreation, working alongside Ms. Kennedy Shriver.

Making history at home

Harry “Red” Foster, a Canadian broadcast legend and philanthropist, was in Chicago in 1968 to witness the birth of the Special Olympics movement. He was inspired by what he saw and experienced, and worked tirelessly to bring this global force back to Canada.

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Mission

To walk beside traumatized youth on their journey towards healing and appropriate community integration.

What We Do

Based in Edmonton, Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) provides immediate and low-barrier overnight and day shelter, temporary supportive housing, and individualized wrap-around supports for young people aged 15–24.

We work collaboratively within a network of care focused on the prevention of youth homelessness by providing youth with the necessary supports to stabilize their housing, improve their wellbeing, build life skills, connect with community, and avoid re-entry into homelessness.

The Cycle of Unaddressed Trauma

Experiences such as addiction, mental illness, violence, victimization, criminal involvement, and more can create a trauma response that is difficult for youth to overcome and heal from. Developmentally, youth do not have the cognitive or emotional skills to process these experiences and are often frozen in survival mode. These responses can create barriers to positive community involvement and integration. Families, employment, relationships, and education can all be affected by their responses to trauma, which builds up more intense responses to more intense trauma experiences. At YESS we can help youth identify positive goals and provide them with immediate resources and supports to interrupt their trauma responses and build new, healthier life skills.

Youth Homelessness Prevention

Prevention refers to policies, practices, and interventions that either (1) reduce the likelihood that a young person will experience homelessness, or (2) provide youth experiencing homelessness with the necessary supports to stabilize their housing, improve their wellbeing, connect with community, and avoid re-entry into homelessness.

Our Focus

We focus on prevention and diversion out of homelessness.Prevention means providing proactive resources for youth and their caregivers before youth become homeless. Diversion means finding appropriate housing for youth before they become entrenched or as an exit out of homelessness.

We focus on healing trauma through relationship. Trauma has a negative impact on the physical, emotional, and developmental well-being of an individual. Among many other serious effects, trauma can have a lasting impact on the ability to develop healthy relationships.

We focus on walking beside youth to minimize falling through gaps. Barriers are policies or expectations that put resources out of reach of those who need them. These restrictions often prevent people from seeking help.

We focus on collaboration (with everyone). Collaboration means we work together with other organization and in line with local, provincial, and national plans to create a holistic approach to addressing homelessness.

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The Canadian Transplant Association was created in 1987 to raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate the success of transplants in saving lives.

We are a registered non-profit organization (Charitable tax No. 13181 5862 RR0001) comprised of transplant recipients, athletes, and volunteers dedicated to promoting organ donation through public advocacy and events including the Canadian Transplant Games and World Transplant Games.

We are also a support network, offering programs to help donors and recipients live full lives after transplantation. We have a Speaker’s Bureau in each region in Canada. Contact us at our web site or toll free number if you have a request.

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Our Mission

The CTA encourages and motivates transplant recipients to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting athletic and other awareness events.

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Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. You’ll probably run into someone today who is alive and well thanks to the countless Canadians who have supported our cause with their time and donations.

It could be the young boy you pass on the street whose heart defect was successfully mended thanks to life-saving research. Or the woman at the coffee shop whose stroke was treated with a clot-busting drug. Or the father whose hockey teammates saved his life with CPR.

Our vision: Life. Uninterrupted by heart disease and stroke.

Our progress is real. The death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined more than 75% over the past six decades. See our latest results.

Envisioning this kind of progress was what drove a visionary group of Canadians, including researchers and physicians, to establish the beginnings of Heart & Stroke in 1952.

What we do today

Heart & Stroke is a leading funder of life-saving research, which has led to breakthroughs such as heart transplant surgery and a revolutionary stroke treatment that cuts the death rate by 50%.

We empower Canadians to live healthier lives — from preventing and controlling high blood pressure to getting more physical activity. And we fight for change that will create better health for all, such as reducing salt in the food supply and improving access to stroke rehabilitation.

But there’s a lot more to do. Much more.

The threat is urgent

Heart disease, stroke and related conditions take one life every five minutes in Canada. An estimated 1.6 million more are living with the devastating effects of these diseases. And 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor, such as high blood pressure, obesity, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and diabetes.

The threat of heart disease and stroke has never been more urgent. And it’s amplified by our aging population, sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and more.

Big challenge, ambitious goals

These are the realities confronting us today. To tackle these challenges, Heart & Stroke is focusing our efforts on areas where we can make the biggest impact:

Achieving these goals won’t be easy. But the support of our donors and volunteers makes it possible.

We believe life is worth fighting for. And we don’t want you to miss it.

Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved thousands of lives and improved the lives of millions of others. You’ll probably run into someone today who is alive and well thanks to the countless Canadians who have supported our cause with their time and donations.

It could be the young boy you pass on the street whose heart defect was successfully mended thanks to life-saving research. Or the woman at the coffee shop whose stroke was treated with a clot-busting drug. Or the father whose hockey teammates saved his life with CPR.

Our vision: Life. Uninterrupted by heart disease and stroke.

Our progress is real. The death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined more than 75% over the past six decades. See our latest results.

Envisioning this kind of progress was what drove a visionary group of Canadians, including researchers and physicians, to establish the beginnings of Heart & Stroke in 1952.

What we do today

Heart & Stroke is a leading funder of life-saving research, which has led to breakthroughs such as heart transplant surgery and a revolutionary stroke treatment that cuts the death rate by 50%.

We empower Canadians to live healthier lives — from preventing and controlling high blood pressure to getting more physical activity. And we fight for change that will create better health for all, such as reducing salt in the food supply and improving access to stroke rehabilitation.

But there’s a lot more to do. Much more.

The threat is urgent

Heart disease, stroke and related conditions take one life every five minutes in Canada. An estimated 1.6 million more are living with the devastating effects of these diseases. And 9 in 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor, such as high blood pressure, obesity, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and diabetes.

The threat of heart disease and stroke has never been more urgent. And it’s amplified by our aging population, sedentary lifestyles, poor diets and more.

Big challenge, ambitious goals

These are the realities confronting us today. To tackle these challenges, Heart & Stroke is focusing our efforts on areas where we can make the biggest impact:

Achieving these goals won’t be easy. But the support of our donors and volunteers makes it possible.

We believe life is worth fighting for. And we don’t want you to miss it.

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After 25 years at its previous location (2100 square feet), the food bank moved to its present location. At over four times the size (9100 square feet), the new space allowed the organization to increase its capacity and offer a broader scope of programs and services.

This led to the opening of the St. Albert Community Village (SACV) in 2009. SACV supports vulnerable clients with a hand up rather than a handout. This approach seeks to address the underlying issues that bring clients to our door and encourages them to find solutions, regain their independence and achieve a brighter future for their families.

Organization and Agency Support

Our seamless service delivery would not be possible without the support of the over 20 community agencies and organizations who have seen us through our evolution. They have helped get us to where we are today, and we are ever grateful.

The St. Albert and Community Village have joined, and our programs and services are client focused and client based.

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