Your Community Matters – January 2021

Happy 2021 Northwestern Alberta!  I am thrilled to have turned the last page of the 2020 calendar!  Although we can expect challenges in this New Year, there is a collective sigh of relief to be moving on!

This time of year, people are often setting goals, planning ahead, looking forward to the possibilities, and imagining success!  I urge each of us to continue with that sentiment, as we know better days are ahead!  The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta will be there with you!  We are planning ahead for greatness in our region!  Sustainability.  Growth.  Learning.  We are structuring our days to foster development. Connecting. Listening. Strategizing.  We are focusing on identifying need, sourcing solutions, and creating new ways to do impactful things!

Inspired by the many communities we support,  we want to ensure that even through these difficult times, we help them find a path forward of resiliency and sustainability.  Along with our spirited supporters, we are designing and anticipating a story of building communities like no other for 2021!  What is your part in this story?   Join us as we fill the pages!

Wishing each of you across Northwestern Alberta a safe and healthy 2021!  May you and yours flourish as we bounce back together!


Laura LaValley, CEO

Brent Sears Memorial Fund

In 2010, Ray and Pat Sears worked with our Community Foundation and through the Peace Wapiti School Board No. 33 Education Foundation to honour the memory of their son Brent with the creation of the Brent Sears Memorial Fund. Read the rest of their story here –

Board Member Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is accepting resumes for Board of Directors positions for 2021 appointment.

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.

Find more information here –

The Women of Influence Awards recognize local women who have made a strong impact by promoting equality, providing opportunities for women in the community and breaking barriers in their field.

Our region is known for its vibrancy, entrepreneurship and continuous growth and these awards are a way to celebrate women’s achievements in making this possible with equal opportunity for all.

Visit the following link for more information and for nomination forms –

The Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta is a proud partner of this event.


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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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