Your Community Matters – January 2020

Happy New Year and Happy New Decade.  What a wonderful time to be able to reflect on where we have been and on where to go these next 10 years.  It is an opportune time to think about what really matters to us in our personal, work and community lives.  With a clear vision of helping more people and more of our community, I am excited for this next decade with the intention and determination of making a difference while continuing to serve.

As the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta continues to grow, the Board of Directors and staff are focused on working for the betterment of our community. We also recognize the importance of our leadership and the importance of aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including no poverty, end hunger, good health and well-being, and gender equality.   

Are you looking for a way to serve others and move humanity forward?  Are you inspired to make a difference in your community in 2020?  Please contact our office at (780) 538-2820 to discuss how you can partner with us in building community, connecting people and increasing our collective sense of belonging throughout the region. I look forward to working with our community, our donors and supporters for the benefit of our region in building community, connecting people and increasing our collective sense of belonging throughout the region.

Warmest wishes,

06.05.2015 Tracey Vavrek Electronic Signature

Invest Northwest 2019

On December 4th, at Centre 2000, you could feel an overwhelming sense of community throughout the room. We came together at Invest Northwest to invest in community and celebrate impact, and what an impact it was! Your Community Foundation invested $116,250 into the region through our Student Awards and Community Impact Grants.

Thank you to the students at Peace Wapiti Academy for taking such amazing photos of our event!

We are so grateful to the support of our community and the dedicated individuals who have helped us evolve our Foundation for the past 23 years! When you get to see the connection between fundholders and recipients in our community, it helps your heart grow just a little more. We are fortunate to have a strong connection with our community members and look forward to growing and helping as many people as possible in 2020.

A big Thank You to our students at Peace Wapiti Academy High School for taking the photos for us at this year’s Invest Northwest. 2 years ago, the school was awarded a monies through the Young at Art Fund at the Community Foundation to purchase equipment for their audio/visual program.

See the full list of 2019 Community Impact Grants here – click here

Become a Board Member

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is accepting resumes for Board of Directors positions for 2020 appointment.

Embracing the Smart & Caring Communities vision, the Board of Directors works at a governance level to ensure regional residents are served by the Community Foundation and are provided opportunities to strengthen their connection to their community.

One of the most valuable assets of any Community Foundation is its Board of Directors. This group of community leaders brings vision, dedication and energy to making a difference in their community today and into the future.

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Community Foundation. Accountable for the operation of the Foundation, within the parameters established by law, its overall responsibility is that of governance. This includes providing leadership, setting direction, establishing policies and ensuring sound management.

The Board is chosen for their skills and experiences and commitment to building for the long-term success of regional communities. Representing a variety of fields including finance, estate law, accounting, governance and community leadership, they draw on their collective wealth of experience to successfully govern the Foundation into the future.

Directors act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization. If you think this could be a good fit for you, please visit – for more information!

Vital Conversations

We are hosting a Vital Conversations on Febraury 27 and 28th (you only need to attend one) in which we ask pressing questions about what the immediate needs are in our community for those aged 15-29.

We bring in leaders of our municipal government, educational institutions and other organizations to hear what you have to say and in turn they use this information to assess and bring change within our community.

We need your voice and it’s FREE so please register and help us bring about the positive change we all want to see in the Grande Prairie and area.

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2023 Vital
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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