Alberta Teachers' Association
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.
Business and Professional Women Alberta
Calgary Board of Education
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.
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 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 Volunteers United in Action Society
Canadian Volunteers United in Action Society (CANAVUA) is a bilingual non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote and enhance volunteering in Edmonton, particularly within the city's French-speaking community. In collaboration with many partnering organizations, CANAVUA recruits, trains and dispatches volunteers to serve throughout the community year-round. CANAVUA also offers volunteer-run services to clients, including a weekly food bank, a community food truck, a driver training course and the "Health Navigator" medical transportation and French-English interpretation program. In 2021, CANAVUA was named as a "Good Food" organization by Community Food Centres Canada in recognition of its work in fighting food insecurity in Edmonton. Food truck sign-up form: canavua.org/foodtruck
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 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.
Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
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.
Change For Children Association
Human Dignity, Healthy Communities, Global Justice
In cooperation with the indigenous people of developing countries, Change for Children aims to identify the root causes of poverty and, in the spirit of solidarity, assist in finding long-term solutions
Change for Children fulfills this purpose by:
- Supporting projects which lead to self-sufficiency and a more just distribution of the world’s resources;
- Maximizing the effectiveness of each donated dollar by applying to government agencies for matching grants and by ensuring appropriate administration of funds;
- Educating Canadians about the developing world to bring about an awareness of our global interdependence and solicit support for greater justice and equity.
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.
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.
Embrace International Foundation
The Embrace International Foundation (Embrace) is a civil society organization that empowers communities, families and individuals with disabilities. Embrace aims to build dignity and decrease dependency for mothers and special needs children in Africa and Latin America. Embrace’s mission is to seek justice for disenfranchised people living on the fringes of society. Embrace supports professional services that benefit children and youth with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and severe behavioural disorders.
Global Education Program, University of Alberta International
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.
Our organization works to improve living conditions in 3 fields – Education, Health, and Relief.
- Education: Invigorating communities and children to help them explore their identities, express their ideas so they become empowered to create a long-lasting change that could change their and others lives.
- Health: Serving people to provide care at the time of medical need and dealing with poverty-related issues like malnutrition, increasing overall health, and productivity of impoverished communities.
- Relief: Addressing the immediate and long-term needs of communities all around the globe through partner organizations and local communities. Our goal is to strengthen these communities and permit self-sufficiency.
Institute for Cross-Cultural Exchange (ICE)
Established in Calgary in 2004, ICE is dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and cross-cultural education, at home and abroad. Our current priority is to donate high quality illustrated books featuring stories from the Middle East and Central Asia to literacy programs serving children in need. Our literacy focus grew from a survey we conducted in 2004 in which we learned that Canadian literacy programs for disadvantaged children suffer from a severe and ongoing shortage of high quality books. Current requests from our Canadian partners reveal a need for at least 50,000 books annually. In 2010 ICE began distributing Dari-Pashto editions of the same books to schools, orphanages and NGOs in desperate need in Afghanistan. In just 15 years, ICE has donated 250,500 books to children free of charge. We've given 133,400 books to Canadian children in need with help from over 80 Canadian non-profit literacy groups; 115,960 books to Afghan children assisted by 8 Afghan partner organizations and 1140 books to Mexican children through our partner there.
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.
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
At the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival, we present some of the world’s best documentaries on the issues that are important to us as individuals, Canadians, global citizens, and humans. We’ve brought these influential documentaries from international filmmakers to more than 30,000 people in the Calgary area and across Canada, and thanks to our sponsors, we’ve done it free of charge. Since our start in 2006, we’ve grown 100%, from a three-day festival with two venues to a six-day festival in four venues. In addition to the annual festival, we also present justREEL, a year-round film series. The documentaries we present were chosen from a submission pool of more than 500 filmmakers from over 100 countries. Every screening, whether it’s a festival presentation or part of justREEL, includes a discussion with the filmmaker or experts on the film’s topic; these conversations are lively, inclusive and enlightening, occasionally charged or even contentious, but always thought-provoking. In 2018, we screened 24 films in three different venues, served 3374 attendees, presented more than 24 guest speakers, hosted 22 non-governmental organizations with the contribution of 102 volunteers.
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.
Nafasi Opportunity Society
Nafasi-Opportunity Society is a Canadian organization focussed on delivering trade and business skills that will empower young women in Africa.
Nile Care Advocacy for Peace and Development
Nile Care Advocacy for Peace and Development (NILECAPD) is dedicated to building peaceful resilient communities to restore peace, hope and sanity to humanity in South Sudan. NILECAPD works on a wide variety of initiatives such as: Peace-building in communities, educational programs for literacy and numeracy in emergencies, psycho-social support, livelihood, maternal and child health care, water and sanitation, disease prevention, child protection, counseling, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), trauma healing and re-integration services, conflict resolution, women and youth empowerment.
NorQuest College is a board-governed public college operating as a comprehensive community institution under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act of Alberta. With campuses and learning sites across the Edmonton region, NorQuest enhances access to educational opportunities through its role as regional steward. NorQuest provides high-quality learning opportunities that prepare graduates for careers and further studies in business, industry, health sciences, human services, early learning and education, and information, communication and design technologies. A leader in enhancing access to post-secondary education, the College is widely recognized for its foundational learning opportunities in academic upgrading, adult literacy, employment readiness and English as a second language education. Credentials granted by the College include certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees.
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 is dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness for those most in need. Since 1963, we have brought sight-saving treatment to millions of people, while preventing blindness for millions of others. Today our work is focused in South Asia (India and Nepal) and sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia and Zambia). The right to sight is a fundamental human right. Vision impairment is both a cause and consequence of poverty. Preventing avoidable blindness and vision impairment has a crucial role to play in the reduction of poverty and in the overall effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Operation Eyesight addresses the root causes of avoidable blindness and advocates for the integration of eye care into primary health care systems. Our model of Hospital-Based Community Eye Health empowers communities to take ownership over their health care needs, strengthens the capacity of local partners, We work in partnership with local governments, medical professionals and community development teams, building essential resources to provide access to quality, comprehensive health and eye health services for all. With attainment of the right to sight, our beneficiaries have increased access to education and better health outcomes, and can contribute more to their communities economically, socially and culturally.
Rainbow of Hope for Children
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.
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.
Sihle-Sizwe Vineyard Foundation
Overseas MissionSihle-Sizwe Vineyard Foundation founded in Edmonton Alberta in the year of 2016. Our mission is to empower women and children. Overseas emphasis is on empowering women and children through education on income generating projects and programs.
Canadian MissionOur focus is to bridge the gap and empower immigrant youth through engagement in programs and education. Making the maximum positive effort for our community. Sihle-Sizwe Vineyard Foundation members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.
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.
Teach Peace Development
Teach Peace Development is the product of a merging between the past military service and experience of some of our team members, paired with the hope and potential that formal education can provide transformation to those individuals, families and communities affected by the recruitment of child soldiers, worldwide. In his involvement with the Roméo Dallaire Child Solider Initiative, Matthew Oostvogels, an educator in the K-12 system and veteran of the Canadian Forces, realized his calling. He successfully completed the VTECS (Veteran Trainers to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers) program at Dalhousie University in 2016, which focused on the training of security sector actors, military and police personnel in preventing the use of children as weapons of war. Returning to his place in the classroom, it became apparent to Matthew that teachers are in front-line contact with children on a daily basis and that this would have further implications with regards to the prevention of child soldiers. Out of this idea, Teach Peace Development was born. The team has been built on the common belief that no child should be used and abused as a weapon of war and that targeted education can break this cycle. The team is working to develop a robust curriculum that can be delivered to educators in their home villages. The content will focus on such topics as: The right of the child, Teacher as advocate, Safe school foundations, Threats to children by armed groups, and counter arguments for targeted students. By educating those in direct contact with children – the teachers – we can help build knowledge and practice that will contribute to the prevention and use of child soldiers in a meaningful way.
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.
United Nations Association in Canada - Calgary Branch
United Nations Association in Canada (UNA- Canada) is a national charitable organization and a citizen’s movement, which supports and promotes the values and goals of the UN in Canada. Although not an official office of the UN, UNA- Canada is one of the founding members of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), established in August 1946. UNA- Canada’s mandate is to engage the Canadian public in the work of the United Nations and the critical international issues that affect us all. The association offers individual Canadians a window into the work of the UN, and a channel through which to become engaged in the critical international issues affecting us all. By creating links between the work of the UN and the lives of Canadians, UNA- Canada is helping to build a better United Nations. The Calgary branch of UNA- Canada (UNAC- Calgary) was established in 1980 and incorporated in 1999. We partner with local organizations to engage Calgarians in the work of the United Nations. As we follow the regulations in accordance to the Alberta Societies Act, our affairs are controlled and managed by our Calgary-based Board of Directors, who are volunteers and are responsible for policy decision, action, and management of general branch operations.
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.
University of Calgary International
Driven to become a global intellectual hub, University of Calgary International helps students, faculty and staff to engage internationally. We work with universities, governments and organizations worldwide to develop international relations, partnerships and development projects that support our international strategy. We help students internationalize their academic experience through study abroad opportunities.