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Outstanding Alberta Senior: Joyce Hurl

As part of our month long campaign profiling #ACGCSeniors, we are honoured to feature Joyce Hurl, an excellent example of a volunteer engaged both locally and internationally. With Change for Children, Joyce has travelled to Northern Nicaragua and Northwestern Guatemala to contribute to different projects, and she contributes from home by offering funding support. Joyce […]

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Outstanding Alberta Senior: Cecily Mills

Following Alberta Seniors’ Week, ACGC is profiling exemplary Alberta Seniors all month long. This week we are honoured to feature Cecily Mills, an impeccable example of a volunteer making a difference both locally and abroad. Cecily volunteers every week in the office of Change for Children in Edmonton, donating her time to help advance their […]

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Outstanding Alberta Senior: Dave Hubert

In honour of Alberta Seniors Week, ACGC identified Alberta Seniors in member and partner organizations making significant contributions towards international peace and development. We kick off our Outstanding Alberta Seniors series with Dave Hubert. Dave is exemplary because he has contributed to his city, his province, his country and the world for many decades. When […]

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Together 2017 Takes ACGC to Bonn Germany for the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development

In March 2018, Heather McPherson and I represented the ACGC at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany. ACGC was one of 38 finalists for the United Nations SDG Action Awards for our Together 2017 Symposium held in Calgary, Alberta in October 2017. It was a privilege to be amongst some […]

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Art for Social Change in Uganda

Since I was quite young, I’ve always be drawn to the arts and started participating in any way I could with my school. More recently, I’ve also been drawn to the issue of local and global social change. So while traveling with Alberta Council for Global Cooperation and Mennonite Central Committee to Uganda in the […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education

There is an African proverb which states, “If you want to go fast, walk alone. But if you want to go far, walk with others.” This quote personally resonates with me in many different ways. Whenever I wanted to make a difference in my community, I initially tried to do it by myself and research everything […]

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Promoting Gender Equality through Making Reusable Menstrual Pads (RUMPS)

Going abroad is always a life changing experience. Getting to know new people and cultures is extremely exciting, and along the way, you become passionate about issues that you were previously aware of, but found difficult to understand. This past summer I traveled to Uganda alongside with four other Alberta youth. During this trip, we […]

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Ensuring Food Security and Building Peace in Uganda

During my tour in Uganda, I saw many forms of peacebuilding in action. One of the most memorable examples I saw was the work Action for Peace and Development (APED) did there with youth. During one of the days the group spent in Soroti, I was able to witness first hand the ways in which […]

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Building Eco-Stoves to Improve Health in Uganda

I remember the last few days leading up to my departure for the program. Individuals in my community had heard that I was travelling to Uganda with a group of youth, but that was about it. I had been asked what I would be doing there and responded by explaining I would be listening and […]

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The Story Behind the Stories: Theory Meets Sustainable Development Practice

When I was hired at ACGC for the summer the job description was hazy, but I was excited to be part of a “storytelling project,” however nebulous the project appeared to be. Conveniently, it was only a day later that I learned my supervisors were as uncertain about my job description as I was. Nevertheless, […]

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