ACGC Events

Together Alberta 

The Together Alberta Roundtable project has been an exciting series of conversations about which SDGs Albertan organizations are contributing to at home and abroad. We’ve hosted 12 roundtables in communities across the province. We’re eager to host even more, and you’re invited!

Find a Roundtable Near You!

Member and Partner Events

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Advocacy Regulations and the Election

Are you aware of the current regulations on advocacy activities, particularly those that will apply around the election period? CCIC is collaborating with the Climate Action Network CAN-RAC to provide you with an overview of key things you should know when planning your advocacy campaigns. Register now to this free webinar to learn more.


John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights​

Filing Human Rights Complaints in Edmonton

This afternoon workshop will provide advocates with an introduction to the architecture of human rights and the mechanisms that exist for human rights complaints to be heard provincially, federally and internationally. Advocates will learn to understand the idea of protected grounds and the protected area within the Alberta Human Rights Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act and gain practical experience in writing a complaint. This session is a foundational training to become a Stride Advocate.


Canadians for Global Care

Outrun the Pain

Pull out those running shoes it's time for the second annual Outrun the Pain event! All proceeds from this event go to individuals suffering from chronic pain in the form of gift cards that they can use to buy running shoes, groceries and anything else that will help them out.

There is a $10 registration fee and Outrun the Pain t-shirts can be purchased online or at the event! Registration can be completed on the Running Room website where you can also make a donation.


Light Up the World

Solar 101: Introduction to Solar Technology

At the introduction to solar technology workshop you will learn the basics about solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, electricity principles, solar PV system components, and how to do very basic calculations to determine how many solar modules you would need to meet you power needs. Participants will leave with a practical understanding of how solar PV technology works and why it’s more relevant today.
This course is intended for beginners, no previous educational background or experience is required.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $35 / $20 for students

To register or for information on how to book your own private Solar 101 course for your company or organization, please email


Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

Alberta Board Member Essentials - Summer 2019 Session

The Alberta Board Member Essentials Program (ABME) was built by Albertans for Albertans, and is designed to support the growth of new and developing board members.

ABME is a multi-part training program that combines online learning with in-person workshops to give new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board. 

Check out our program guide!


For new board members, ABME helps build the foundational layer of learning in order to be an effective board member.

For developing board members, ABME supports your growth in understanding nonprofits – not just from the lens of your organization, but also how you and your organization play a role in the larger social sector ecosystem.

The full program is five weeks and consists of three online courses and two half-day in-person sessions. Online sessions take on average 3 hours each and are to be completed on the student's own time.

Registration for the program will remain until July 23, 2019, or until filled. Students will be responsible for completing Parts 1 and 2 prior to the in-person training on August 13, 2019. 

Please note: Space is limited. Register early.


John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Join the Roots for 4 Change Leadership Team

Roots 4 Change strives to address key issues related to bias, racism, exclusion and marginalization in the education system.

The Roots 4 Change Leadership team will work with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and partners to support peer education in areas such as rights in policing, how to self advocate in education, and understanding the justice system. The team will also inform policy-making.

There is no cost to attend; just a commitment to affect change.

Roots 4 Change Leaders range from the ages of 14-20 years.

To apply, email expressing your interest.


Mosaic International

Upcoming Workshops

Mosaic International is celebrating 21st Year of organizing dynamic International Workshops by offering the following workshops:

  1. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation with 2.5 day Community Practicum:  July 15-20, 2019, held at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
  2. Advanced RBM, Theory of Change and Deliverology Workshop, July 22-24, 2019 held at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  *David DaSilva, Director of the Results and Delivery Unit at Global Affairs, Canada  will be our special guest speaker on Deliverology.
  3. New! A joint Canadian/Mexican alliance:  Stakeholder Engagement in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Mexico, February 10-15, 2020. 

Registration includes 3 months of post-workshop online mentoring and coaching to facilitate the application of tools in the workplace.

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Executive Director Mentorship Program

Are you a fresh and burgeoning non-profit Executive Director or CEO eager to learn from an experienced local mentor? Apply to the Executive Director Mentorship Program and settle into your role by exchanging insight, opening new lines of communication, and expanding your network!

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Light Up the World

Battery Based Solar Training

Join LUTW for a one day workshop to learn how to install a low-voltage solar photovoltaic (PV) system. In this training workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to install a small-scale low-voltage solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The workshop includes a mix of practical hands-on exercises and overview of solar fundamentals. It culminates with the connection of components used in a basic off-grid solar electric system. The workshop is intended for beginners, no previous solar experience is required.

Workshop content includes:

– Electricity principles
– Solar system fundamentals
– Solar system installation steps
– Connections and wiring techniques
– System troubleshooting

Lunch and coffee break is provided in the workshop fee.

To register or for information on how to book your own private course for your company or organization, please email

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Canadian Humanitarian

Battery Based Solar Training

Held at the beautiful Irene Lewis Atrium, this year’s annual event is set to be an evening full of great entertainment, food, and fun.

We can hardly wait for another incredible event to add to our history of over 10 years here in Calgary!

Indigo Circus

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Change for Children Foundation

Development Dinner

Each year, an enthusiastic, caring community comes together to focus on CFC’s international projects. Over a delicious meal with great company, a charming host, and passionate presentations, a room full of beautiful humans collectively mobilizes to help another community achieve their basic rights and secure a better future. Please plan to join us!

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace

Celebrating Gandhi's 150th!

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Vikas Swarup
This year in honour of Mahatma Gandhi's sequicential we have a very special keynote speaker. Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada and world-acclaimed author and diplomat Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada. High Commissioner Swarup is the author of the novel Q&A, the story of how a penniless waiter in Mumbai becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history. The book was translated into 43 languages and became the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. It won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Golden Globe best picture.

In addition to High Commissioner Swarup's address, guests will enjoy a 3-course vegetarian meal, live music, performances, and a brief report of the activities of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation.

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HEAL International

Killer Heels 2019

HEAL International is thrilled to announce the fourth annual Killer Heels for HEAL event.

Their signature annual event will be held on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lexus of Edmonton dealership in the west end.

They’re planning another fun evening of good food and drinks, an African-themed fashion show, and a silent auction featuring a variety of products donated by local businesses. All proceeds from this event go towards helping orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda overcome poverty and improve their quality of life. More details will be shared soon, but in the meantime, please save the date. They look forward to seeing you again this year!

Stay tuned for details.

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Light Up the World

Annual Fundraising Gala “Dinner in the Dark” (Save the Date!!!)

Join Light Up the World on Friday, October 25th, 2019 in Calgary (Studio Bell) to celebrate our fifth annual Dinner in the Dark Gala in support of Light Up The World. The gala will include dinner, live music, silent auctions and a unique opportunity to have an impact on families living in energy poverty. Tickets on sale soon! Until then... save the date or contact for more information.  

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Canadian Global Care Society

10 Year Anniversary

Come join the Canadian Global Care Society for a night of musical performances to celebrate the incredible efforts put forth by the CGC team over the last time. Dinner will be provided.

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Light Up the World

International Solar Program

Learn how to design and install solar PV systems and experience the impact of sustainable energy solutions and access to electricity for people living in rural Peru.

Learn how to size, design and install battery-based solar PV systems in an off-grid setting while experiencing the impact of sustainable energy solutions and access to electricity for people living in rural Peru. The off-grid solar PV training program provides a unique opportunity to learn about solar PV through a mix of classroom, lab activities, and completing at least one complete battery-based solar PV installation from start to finish in a rural community building in the Peruvian Andes. The training program takes place in a region where LUTW has installed hundreds of systems. Participants will learn about system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair through visits to previous LUTW installations.
No previous educational background or experience is required.

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