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Volunteer Screening in Alberta


Developed with the input of nonprofit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies, Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new Volunteer Screening Program will assist nonprofit organizations with a range of resources to help reinforce existing volunteer screening practices or establish robust new ones. The Volunteer Screening Program is a unique partnership funded by Alberta Culture and Tourism and administered and delivered by Volunteer Alberta. The program expands upon the existing Volunteer Police Information Check Program with a strong focus on education to support the development and enhancement of volunteer screening and management programs through online resources, learning modules, webinars and workshops. Click here for more information.

2017 Alberta Nonprofit Survey


The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ annual Alberta Nonprofit Survey is the only source of province-wide “state of the sector” research that documents the ongoing experience and health of the nonprofit sector. The completed report is frequently used to help inform the decision-making of nonprofit leaders and boards, the Government of Alberta, foundations, and community stakeholders.

New changes to City grant application process


To provide more streamlined and timely service to grant applicants, effective January 3, many City of Edmonton grants are now online. Before an applicant can apply online, there are a few easy steps you will need to take. Click here for more information.

Community Facility Enhancement Program and the Community Initiatives Program


Beginning December 15, changes to both the Community Facility Enhancement Program and the Community Initiatives Program will come into effect. These changes help organizations by streamlining access to funding and clarifying the evaluation criteria for projects. These changes will be implemented using existing resources. Further information is available here.

Live Active: A Collaborative Strategy for Active Living, Active Recreation, and Sport in Edmonton 2016-2026


The Live Active Strategy was developed through extensive consultations over the past 2 years including representatives from active living, active recreation, sport and multi-sector organizations, and the general public. On Tuesday November 29, Edmonton City Council approved the Strategy. The Executive Summary is available here.

Get More From Sport


Sport Nova Scotia, in partnership with Soccer Nova Scotia and Hockey Nova Scotia, has launched a new educational campaign around awareness of the benefits of multi-sport participation and the dangers of early sport specialization. Click here for the introductory video.

The Active Advantage


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