News Stories

ACGC’s 2019 Top 30 Under 30 – The Gender Equality Edition

Mama na Mtoto Staff Named Top 30 under 30 for Global Cooperation
Mama na Mtoto / 6 Feb, 2019

Spruce Grove woman is a ‘top 30 under 30’
Jory Proft, 881theone / 31 Jan, 2019

Red Deer’s Adam Goodwin selected as a ‘Top 30 under 30’
Mark Weber, Red Deer Express / 28 Jan, 2019

Former Junior Citizen of the Year named a Top 30 Under 30 for 2019
Sandra M Stanway, Brooks Bulletin / 28 Jan, 2019

CSM members named to ACGC’s Top 30 under 30
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary News / 28 Jan, 2019

Red Deer man named one of Alberta’s Top 30 Under 30
Red Deer NOW / 26 Jan, 2019

ACGC Members Respond to Guatemala Volcano

Following the recent Fuego volcanic eruption in Guatemala, ACGC member organizations have been responding. CAUSE Canada’s Guatemalan team of nurses (pictured left) provided rapid, critical aid to the injured. As there are still many injured, displaced, and/or missing, their team is still there. Make a one time donation to support CAUSE’s work. Mennonite Central Committee is supplying relief kits. Find out more and donate to MCC’s relief fund. Samaritan’s Purse is providing shelter and food to volcano victims. Read the story here and visit and click on “Donate” to make a donation.

Press Release

Profiling Outstanding Alberta Seniors for their Contributions Locally and Globally 
Press Release / 5 June 2018

Youth Leaders from G7 Countries Convene in Ottawa for Y7 summit

In partnership with Plan International Canada and with Alberta youth ACGC attends the Y7 in Ottawa. Read more about the youth convention and the Because I am a Girl campaign.

Small Actions for Big Impact: Lessons from Canada

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has come up with a list of success stories of communities contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ACGC’s annual Top 30 Under 30 Magazine and the Together 2017 Symposium made the list! Check out the article!

ACGC Named United Nations SDG Action Awards Finalist for Together 2017

ACGC is among the finalists of the United Nations SDG Action Awards in the category CONNECTOR. It was our Together 2017: Collaboration, Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals symposium that placed us among the 38 finalists of 740 nominations! Together 2017—the first-ever multi-stakeholder symposium in Canada dedicated to the SDGs—bridged the gap across sectors by emphasizing the importance of collaboration and innovation in achieving the 2030 Agenda. We are looking forward to attending the Awards Ceremony at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development in March.

Read the Together 2017 profile.

News Story Archives

Arzola Visit Creates Lasting Ripples
Tim Querengesser, UAlberta News / 31 May, 2018

Where Adventure Leads
University of Lethbridge Alumni News / 11 April 2018

Cree Woman’s Work with Youth Earns her Alberta 30 Under 30 Nomination
CBC News / 30 March 2018

Alberta Primetime: Saige Arcand
CTV News / 21 March 2018

A Family Affair: Saige Arcand Empowers her Community through Arts
Palak Mangat for Metro / 18 March 2018

University of Alberta Engineering Student Building Better Bionic Limbs
CBC News / 13 March 2018

Medical Student Leader Recognized for Inclusive Health-Care Advocacy 
UAlberta’s Derek Fehr named Top 30 under 30 by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
Kirsten Bauer / 5 March 5 2018

Saige Arcand: Top 30 Under 30 Turns Struggle into Power
Windspeaker / 12 February 2018

Local Teen Named to Top 30 Under 30 List
Lacombe Globe / 9 February 2018

Oxfam Canada Statement on Sexual Misconduct in Haiti in 2011
Oxfam Canada News / 9 February 2018

Study finds International Students Challenged by Canadian Food Culture
School of Public Health News / 7 February 2018

Arcand makes Top 30 list
St. Albert Gazette / 6 February 2018

Top 30 Under 30: Azalea Lehndorff Recognized by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
A Better World Canada / 5 February 2018

CAWST in the News:  ACGC’S 2018 Top 30 Under 30
Centre for Affordable Water Sanitation Technology / 5 February 2018

Lacombe Teen makes Top 30 Under 30
Red Deer Advocate / 31 January 2018

Young Lacombe Man Named to Top 30 Under 30 Magazine
Lacombe Online / 30 January 2018

A summer of Growth for FMPSD Students (Alisha Goosney, Change Your World Tour)
Fort McMurray Today / 28 December 2017

How to Make Strides Toward Gender Equality for the New Year
Opinion / 23 December 2017

Inter-Council Network Celebrates New Feminist International Assistance PolicyLe Réseau de coordination des Conseils applaudit la nouvelle Politique d’aide internationale féministe
Press Release / 12 June 2017

Fort McMurray Youth Selected to visit peacebuilding projects in Uganda
Press Release / 13 June 2017

Lethbridge Youth Selected to visit peacebuilding projects in Uganda
Press Release / 13 June 2017

Two Edmonton Youth Selected to visit peacebuilding projects in Uganda
Press Release / 13 June 2017

Calgary Youth Selected to visit peacebuilding projects in Uganda
Press Release / 13 June 2017

Canadians are Back(ed)! Government Announces Renewed Partnership with Canadians on Global Cooperation
Press Release / 10 May 2017

Local Pharmacy Student Named to Top 30 Under 30
Chat TV / February 8, 2017

Public Health Students Recognized for Making a World of Difference
University of Alberta, School of Public Health / February 10, 2017

Work in Community Health earns Nicola Gale a ‘Top 30 Under 30’ Honour
Medicine Hat News / January 26, 2017

Four Make Top 30 Under 30  
St. Albert Gazette / January 25, 2017

UN High Level Commissioner, Dr. Alaa Murabit, To Visit Edmonton
August 29, 2016

In a troubled world: Is Canada back?  The role of Canadian small and medium-sized organizations toward a better world
May 9, 2016

Alberta Council for Global Cooperation presents Frank Flaman with Award of Excellence
October 2, 2015

Albertan among eight Canadian youth travelling to New York for UN Summit
September 24, 2015

Edmonton’s first annual Peace Fest launches with events across the city
September 23, 2015

Top 30 Under 30 Launched in Edmonton
CTV News Edmonton / February, 2014

Changing Lives Around the World: Special Feature 
Feb 3, 2013

To mark International Development Week 2013, ACGC published a special section of the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal in collaboration with Postmedia Network Inc. Readers found 8 full-colour pages profiling the important work being done by Albertan organizations and individuals who are working locally and globally to achieve sustainable human development and reduced global poverty.  Download the special feature here.