News and Impact Stories

Year: 2015

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December 2015

“It’s interesting how giving in your community often comes back to impact you in ways you least suspect.”
― Words from a Community Foundation Fund holder

One day there was a dream . . . to build a Community Foundation, an organization that would be here long term to support the community now and forever.

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January 2016

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book .   write a good one”
― Brad Paisley

As I reflect back on the past 12 months, I am honoured with the accomplishments of 2015. 

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November 2015

“Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take”
Christopher Reeve

I love when November rolls in; it is the month of days shortening, birds parting, snow beginning to carpet the fields getting them ready for winter. It is a time to go inward and reflect on this year’s successes and activities….

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October 2015

Our Heartfelt Thank You . . .

Simply stated, a “community” has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. To put it another way, a “community” is made up of people who share a feeling of fellowship and belonging, sharing common attitudes, interests and goals.

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September 2015

Your Community Matters!
At the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta, we know your community matters.

Your Community Foundation has the pulse on our growing and changing region. Each year, we support a wide range of innovative projects and organizations that are changing people’s lives, helping create more vibrant, livable communities. As a Community Foundation, we support causes you care about from ALL areas of the community, providing healthy food for kids, making our communities greener, improving access to post-secondary education, supporting creativity, helping the most challenged members of our communities, and so much more.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We invite you to tour the site and provide your feedback. Our goal is to take you on a journey on the impact of our partnerships and to inform you on our current activities.


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June 2015

“There’s nothing quite as powerful as people feeling they can have impact and make a difference.

When you’ve got that going for you,

I think it’s a very powerful way to implement change.”

Anne M. Mulcahy

As we move into summer spending time outdoors with family and friends, planning summer holidays and enjoying the extended daylight time, this is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the gift of a Community Foundation and the impact our organizations contribute to society.

The Community Foundation exists to nurture a healthy, vibrant, giving and caring community that values diversity and supports all people, a community where citizens are engaged, and where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves the current and emerging needs of the community.

Imagine a community where citizens are engaged in community building at all levels. Imagine a community that is healthy and vibrant, that embraces diversity and supports all its members. Imagine a community where a strong and sustainable charitable sector serves community needs.

Connect People. Build Community. For Good, and Forever.

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May 2015

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi

Our team wasfortunate to have attended the Community Foundations of Canada Conference held in Calgary in early May, “The Wild Wild Why”. . .

We were inspired by the over 600 delegates from across the globe with a common message about The Community Foundation Movement and the specific purpose to serve our communities. Our movement is a resilient and diverse engaging communities we live in.

What is Your “Why”?

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Impact Leaders

Thank You!

We are very proud of the continued relationships with the following community leaders. Partnerships with organizations that are dedicated to giving back to their local community ensure that your Northwestern Alberta Foundation can continue to build community. Please support those who support us!

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