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Edmonton’s Advocacy Normalizing Sex Work through Education and Resources Society (ANSWERS) fights to ensure Every Woman Counts.

On International Women’s Day, we explore this year’s themes of Embracing Equity and Every Woman Counts. Both themes are a reminder and call to action that all people, regardless of their gender, have the right to belong, to be seen, and to thrive in our communities. A group that has historically experienced being excluded from …

GEO Spotlight: The Cultural Enclave for African Seniors

  By Karis Nsofor The Cultural Enclave for African Seniors was founded in 2022 by Fredo Ali Kamara. Fredo’s journey pre and post-migration to Canada is filled with stories of community stepping up to help him and others like him. Through his new organization, he is continuing that legacy by stepping up to support community …

Celebrating Black History Month in Alberta

February is Black History Month — a time to learn about Black history in Canada and celebrate the many contributions of Black Canadians over the centuries. Below, you will find links to calendars highlighting many events and programs scheduled for February 2023 in Edmonton, sharing the incredible stories and history available online, and highlighting Edmonton-based …

ECVO Jubilee

ECVO Jubilee A royal anthem, an Indigenous honour song, rows of polished medals, and dozens of people gathered to celebrate some of Edmonton’s most dedicated and passionate non-profit advocates. On December 6th, Indigenous dignitaries along with members of the ECVO and Terra Centre gathered at the bright and spacious newly-opened Stanley A. Milner Public Library …

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day Celebrated annually on Dec 5th, International Volunteer Day offers an opportunity for voluntary organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts, and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels. This year’s theme for International Volunteer Day …

Engaging in Politics While Being Non-partisan

  By Aileen Burke Can you be political but non-partisan? This is a question that is especially prevalent within the non-profit sector. There seems to be a general wariness about getting involved in any activity that could be perceived as political. And understandably so. There are some very legitimate concerns about the legality of becoming …

International Volunteer Manager Day

This year, the theme of International Volunteer Manager Day is ‘Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together.’ Not only do Edmonton volunteer managers work with diverse teams, they come from a broad range of ethno-cultural and career backgrounds. Across Canada, 77% of non-profit workers are women, 47% are immigrants and 35% are Indigenous and/or …

GivingTuesday Resources

This year, GivingTuesday takes place on November 29, 2022. After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes GivingTuesday, a day to focus on supporting non-profit organizations and their missions. While Canadians still see Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and GivingTuesday as predominantly American events, Canadians are increasingly participating with an astonishing $43.6 million donated …