Members List

Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA)

The ATA, as a professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its members.

Ainembabazi Children's Project (ACP)

ACP’s key priority is poverty alleviation for orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda. Our programming is focused on three areas: education, health and income generation.

Altamas for Peace and Development Association

Altamas for Peace and Development Association (APDA) is a non-profit association that registered in Alberta, Canada in November of 2006. Its mission is to bring together tribes and communities in the Altamas Region, through mediation, peace building and development projects. Altamas in general is the area cover the border between Sudan and republic of south Sudan, in particularly south Kordofan of Sudan. 

Bow Valley College International Education

BVC’s international initiatives extend the reach and influence of the College, bringing innovative education opportunities to communities around the world. Through partnership agreements with other post-secondary institutions, to training and developing projects around the world, BVC remains committed to international development.

Bridges of Hope International Network of Development Agencies

Bridges of Hope exists to promote poverty relief and community empowerment amongst the poorest nations on earth. This work is done through enhancing the capabilities and productivity of indigenous organizations, leadership and through people who are committed to poverty relief and community empowerment.

Calgary Board of Education Global Learning Services

CBE's Global Learning Services is to attract international students to study in public schools with the Calgary Board of Education, to ensure international students are well supported while studying in Calgary, support international students in getting involved in extracurricular activities and clubs, to provide support to the parents of international students so that they will feel confident in the care, guidance and educational opportunities provided to their children.

Cameroonian Canadian Foundation (CCF-FCC)

Our mission is to develop and implement charitable projects and programs to help people in need in both Canada and in Cameroon. We are also interested in extending our mission in other African’s countries and beyond. Main focus areas are relieving poverty, advancing education, improving healthcare, provision of clean water agriculture, aquaculture, forestry & horticulture.

Canada World Youth (CWY)

CWY provides young people from Canada and around the world with the opportunity to travel, live and work in different communities, to learn about local and international development, and to gain important job skills for the future. CWY’s mission is to increase the ability of people, and especially youth, to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious and sustainable societies.

Canadian Association for Participatory Development (CAPD)

CAPD is a volunteer-based charity that supports community development initiatives with people disadvantaged by circumstance or disability in Colombia. We support participatory community development initiatives with people disadvantaged by circumstance or disability. Our goal is to promote collective actions that enhance development of knowledge, leadership, and volunteerism and that lead to enhanced quality of life and dignity.

Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE)

At the hub of the CCE, is a world music archive (both digital and physical) serving as a research and teaching resource for musical and cultural traditions, locally and internationally. Revolving around this hub is a range of research, teaching, performance, and community outreach projects. CCE connects to a broad spectrum of academic disciplines through the initiative entitled Songs for Sustainable Peace and Development, which has resulted in ongoing global health projects in Liberia, Ghana, and Ethiopia. CCE projects may result in printed texts (books and articles), exhibitions, conferences, symposia, concerts and workshops, or in a variety of media, including audio, video, websites, and virtual reality models.

Canadian Humanitarian Organization for International Relief

The mission of Canadian Humanitarian is to provide the basic necessities of life such as nutrition, shelter, health care, and education to disadvantaged children everywhere. They work toward this goal through community development and orphan rescue.

Canadian Moravian Mission Society

The Canadian Moravian Mission Society was established in Alberta to promote the mission work of the Moravian Church and foster outreach and connection within the Moravian congregations. As part of the Worldwide Moravian Unity it works to support work in Central America, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, India, Nepal, Peru and Sierra Leone.

Canadian Peacemakers International

The vision of Canadian Peacemakers International is to develop and demonstrate a model of peacemaking and peacebuilding that can be emulated by others to address the structural causes of conflict in Central America (CA). The ultimate goal is to reduce the likelihood of more war in CA.

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a member-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1996 with thirteen volunteer chapters across Canada. CW4WAfghan is a non-religious, non-political, federally registered charity in Canada. The goals are to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families; and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. Donor-funded projects are implemented and managed in partnership with Afghan civil society organizations, and fall within our four field program areas: (1) Community Libraries & Book Development Program; (2) Investments in Public Education; (3) Literacy & Community Development; and (4) Livelihoods Education and Economic Opportunity.

CAUSE Canada

CAUSE Canada is an international relief and development agency working in West Africa and Central America. Our development priorities include: Primary Health Care (PHC) Water and Sanitation Education Reforestation Gender-Specific Development Initiatives (Women’s Projects) Micro-enterprise Projects.

Website: www.cause.ca

CEIBA Association

The CEIBA Association was founded in August of 2010 by a small group of Project HOPE alumni. For ten years Project HOPE operated within Grant MacEwan University, allowing over 100 students to fundraise for and participate in international development initiatives. In the summer of 2010, it was decided that Project HOPE would no longer be organized by the University, and Ceiba was born. Maintaining the connections and relationships that Project HOPE had built over the years, both locally and abroad, Ceiba now looks towards a new future in international development and youth activism.

Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)

CAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organisation that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation. CAWST "walks beside" hundreds of organizations, government agencies, community groups, and local and international NGOs of all sizes in 63 countries as they develop their capacities to deliver water and sanitation programs locally.

Website: www.cawst.org

Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER)

The Center for Global Citizenship and Research is an initiative of the Department of Educational Policy Studies that seeks to link research, teaching and social action through creating collaborative partnerships that serve the public and the education community. The Center is active in developing a critical research culture of collaboration, creativity, and compassion by bringing together local and global researchers, higher education practitioners, in-service and pre-service teachers, and community educators to work towards social change and justice.

Change For Children Association

Change for Children promotes action for systemic change and sustainable development through solidarity and partnership, by nurturing community, and by maintaining an integral, vital and stable organization. CFCA’s mandate is to support the poor in their own process of organizing to achieve an increased, active role in promoting peace, democracy, human rights, and improved living conditions, accomplished through: growth in understanding of unfair structures and the growing popular resistance to those structures; learning from people with whom we partner to accompany them in the struggle for justice; and acting in development with a sense of urgency and commitment.

D. Keith MacDonald Foundation

D. Keith MacDonald Foundation supports scalable and sustainable solutions to the causes of poverty in the developing world. Based on altruism, empathy and respect the Foundation combine resources with innovation, collaboration, and transparency to the betterment of the least fortunate.

Development and Peace, Caritas Canada

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada and the Canadian member of Caritas International. It is a membership-based organization founded in 1967 by Canada’s bishops, laity and clergy to fight poverty in the countries of the South, and to promote greater international justice. 

Edmonton Public School Board

The vision of the Edmonton Public School Board is to transform the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow and to inspire student success through high quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community.

Website: www.epsb.ca

Engineers Without Borders Canada - Calgary City Chapter

Engineers Without Borders creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water, generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to the services and infrastructure they need to improve their lives. They harness the problem-solving approach and creative pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector to address the root causes of poverty in rural Africa.

Website: ewb.ca

Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning

The Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning emerged out of Indigenous peoples’ community healing and development efforts in North America in the early 1980s. Since then, the Four Worlds Centre has worked extensively in rural and urban settings in every corner of North America, as well as in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. It is well known for its culturally based approach to development work, for its participatory and trans-disciplinary approach, and for its down-to-earth articulation of principles and models to guide human and community transformation.

Global Education Program, University of Alberta International (UAI)

Driven by its vision to connect with the world, UAI works to support the creation of an internationally vibrant learning and research environment. UAI’s broad suite of services assists students, staff and community in virtually every aspect of international engagement at the U of A. 

Human Development Foundation (HDF Canada)

The Human Development Foundation provides primary education, health and community development through social mobilization in remote rural areas of Pakistan. HDF believes in the motto of self-help and practice it with full participation of communities they serve.

Website: www.hdf.com

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

The John Humphrey Centre is dedicated to programming that fosters a sense of dignity, responsibility and justice. We have undertaken projects in partnership with organizations throughout Edmonton and Alberta that have worked to build communities where everyone belongs and lives in dignity.

Junior Global Citizen Club

Junior Global Citizen Club produced award-winning children’s books and media that inspire awareness, creativity, and action for junior global citizens, ages 5 to 12.

Keiskamma Canada Foundation

Keiskamma is a non-profit that is dedicated to supporting the work of the Keiskamma Trust in South Africa by raising awareness and funds for their health and art projects. They have a long-term commitment to building relationships in efforts to restore lives devastated by the AIDS pandemic.

Light Up the World Foundation (LUTW)

Light Up The World provides energy access and training to the world’s most remote communities who lack access to these essential tools for opportunity and development. LUTW has facilitated the installation of solar energy systems in homes, schools and health centers in 54 countries in partnership with over 220 organizations.

Website: lutw.org

MacEwan International (MacEwan University)

Grant MacEwan University is a public, board-governed Baccalaureate and Applied Studies Institution within Alberta’s post-secondary system.

Grant MacEwan University serves a diversity of learners in the following major areas of study: liberal arts, business/commerce, communications, education, engineering, health and human services, performing and visual arts, physical education and science. The University’s innovative approaches to program delivery are designed to maximize graduates’ opportunities to advance their careers and further their education. 

Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace

The Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace, based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, traces its origins to 1988 when observances of the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth were so well received by the people of Edmonton that the initiators launched plans to enlarge the annual observances, to memorialize Gandhi and to share his teachings through a national foundation. The Foundation has grown over its 25 years and currently supports a summer program of graduate levels courses for teachers at the University of Alberta; hosts an annual conference for youth on topics related to peace and social justice; and supports an annual event marking the International Day of Peace and Non-Violence each year on September 21st. 

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival is a documentary film festival and a hub of global citizen engagement promoting understanding of justice issues and advocating for the well-being of local and global neighbours. Its goals include fostering awareness and understanding of injustices and indignities suffered by many in our world and telling stories of hope in action, facilitating conversations around justice, views of the world, essential questions, and the greater common good. Through the festival there are opportunities to get involved in the issues raised, primarily through the activities of local advocacy groups and non-government international development organizations. The Festival collaborates with other justice film festivals, community institutions of learning, civil society, faith, media, government and business to establish projects that achieve shared goals of justice awareness and public engagement.

Mennonite Central Committee Alberta

The Mennonite Central Committee Alberta is an NGO that works with national and international programs for relief, development, peace and education.

Micah Centre at The King's University

The Micah Center at The King’s University advances student awareness of justice issues and creates opportunities for experiential learning opportunities around the world through internships.

Website: micahcentre.ca

Nafasi Opportunity Society

Nafasi-Opportunity Society is a Canadian organization focussed on delivering trade and business skills that will empower young women in Africa.

One Child’s Village

One Child’s Village is a non-governmental, non-religious, not-for-profit Society of volunteers who are united in values and who seek to enhance the quality of life for all members of the global community, especially those who are poor, suffering or are otherwise disadvantaged. The emphasis in their work is placed on supporting orphans affected by or infected by HIV/AIDS.

One! International Poverty Relief (One! International)

One! International is a volunteer organization working toward the betterment of life for children and families in Mumbai, India. The main goal of One! is the future. And of course the key to the future is the children and the youth. Basic education for children is a must. However, in order to accomplish this, education must also be extended to the older population by conveying educations necessity, and also to try and break the parent’s dependence on their children for the food and money they earn by begging or working under-aged. In order to conquer education, other problems must be faced simultaneously. Basic needs, such as nutrition, housing and medical attention as well as the problems faced by women: maltreatment by men and continual pregnancy.

Operation Eyesight Universal

Operation Eyesight Universal is an international development organization dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness. Since 1963 they have brought sight-saving treatment to millions of people. Today Operation Eyesight is focused on India and the African countries of Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia, places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. 

Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight is an initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error the need for eye glasses to see. At least 670 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye examination and a pair of glasses. Optometry Giving Sight funds the solution by supporting programs that offer not only eye exams and glasses in countries with little or no access to them, but that establish the infrastructure and human resources required for sustainable, quality vision care. Optometry Giving Sight currently operates in Australia, the UK, USA, Canada, and Norway.

Rainbow for the Future

Rainbow for the Future is a Canadian development agency dedicated to the organization and integration of sustainable relief efforts throughout Africa. Some of their current projects include literacy programs for girls in Ethiopia and irrigation projects.

Rainbow of Hope for Children (ROHFC)

Rainbow of Hope for Children is an Alberta-based NGO working for human development in Brazil, Central America, the Philippines, and Africa. ROHFC works with their international partners in the areas of education, political awareness, health and wellness, life skills, women’s capacity building, land reform, agriculture, and marketing techniques. At home, they provide education services to schools, communities and church groups through experienced speakers and their publication, NEXUS.

Read Africa

The mission of ReadAfrica is to help uplift the economic condition of the African child through education. With your help, we will help make illiteracy a thing of the past and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

Rotary District 5370

Rotary is an organization that works on projects locally, nationally and internationally. We provide strong leadership programs for youth, international exchange programs. 

Sahakarini Inter-World Education and Development Association

Sahakarini exists to promote, encourage and assist international aid and development and to assist, encourage and foster development education activity.

Samaritan's Purse - Canada

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970 Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

SCERDO Somali-Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization

SCERDO is committed to promote crucial education and development needs for Somalis at home and around the world. SCERDO is currently working to promote education for peace and sustainable development in primary schools in some parts of Northern Somalia. They have also launched a campaign to promote the importance of education and rural development for Somalia’s future development.

SEEDS (Sustainable East African Education and Development Society)

SEEDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting impoverished children and families in East-Africa, through improving access to education and strengthening families and communities through economic, community and capacity development activities. The organization presently works exclusively in Ethiopia, but also, has a mandate to increase public awareness in Canada in International Development issues and provides opportunities for engagement through working with volunteers and social work practicum students and other partners in providing development experience through engaging with SEEDS programs.

Sinkunia Community Development Organization

Sinkunia supports the successful settlement and integration of African immigrant families in the community through cultural, mentoring and counselling programs. The organization also supports community development initiatives (educational, health, agriculture and clean water supply) for groups and individuals within our target zones (West Africa).

Sombrilla International Development Society

Sombrilla is an Edmonton based NGO supporting development projects in South and Central America. Sombrilla works in partnership and solidarity with their partners in the South. They presently have projects in Peru and Guatemala with a focus on clean water, education and food security. Sombrilla is also partnering with local youth such as Scouts and high school students to create further awareness of global issues and to raise funds for projects.

Trebi Kuma Ollennu Foundation for Community Development (TKOFCD)

The Trebi Kuma Ollenu Foundation for Community Development is a non-profit organisation based in Alberta. The purpose of TKOFCD is to foster healthy relationship among the various cultures that call Greater Edmonton home.

Website: www.tkofcd.org

United Nations Association in Canada - Edmonton Branch

The Edmonton Branch of UNAC is part of a nation-wide group of voluntary, non-partisan United Nations organizations concerned with global affairs. It is comprised of interested Canadians in the greater-Edmonton area who seek solutions to world problems through the effective use of the UN, its specialized agencies, and other multilateral institutions. This branch is committed to promoting awareness of critical issues such as the environment, human rights, disarmament, and development.

Women’s Empowerment International Foundation (WEIF)

WEIF’s mission is to alleviate poverty in Central and South Asia, particularly among women and children. Their programs focuses on four core social issues: education, infrastructure, economic development and health care.