Posts Tagged: Community

St. Albert Appreciates Volunteers

National Volunteer Week was a huge success! There were many great volunteer appreciation events across the province and staff represented Volunteer Alberta at a number of events, including the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre (CIVC). When Ellie (VA Program Coordinator) and I arrived at the St. Albert…

UN Report Paints New Picture of Volunteerism

“It is essential to understand and appreciate volunteerism in terms of the focus which it places on people centred approaches, on partnerships, on motivations beyond money, and on openness to the exchange of ideas and information.  Above all, volunteerism is about the relationships it can create and sustain among citizens of a country. It generates…

Policy for Thought

A social policy framework for Alberta will be comprehensive in nature, reflect our shared values as Albertans, and guide collective efforts to support all Albertans to attain a high quality of life – where all Albertans have access to the programs and services they need, when they need them.  All Albertans share the benefits when…

Letter: Volunteer Alberta –Submission to the Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy

August 10, 2010 The Honourable David Emerson, P.C. Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy 11th Floor, Legislature Annex 9718 – 107 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1E4 Attn: Honourable David Emerson, P.C. Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy, Council member Re: Volunteer Alberta –Submission to the Premier’s Council for Economic Strategy Dear Mr. Emerson: The recent acknowledgement by the…

Letter: Submission for the Advisory Committee on Health

July 23, 2010 Mr. Fred Horne MLA, Edmonton Rutherford Chair, Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health c/o Legislature Office #721 Legislature Annex 9718 – 107 Street Edmonton, AB T5K 1E4 Re: Submission for the Advisory Committee on Health Dear Mr. Horne, I am writing as Executive Director of Volunteer Alberta, Alberta’s only provincial capacity builder for…