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United Way 2018 Campaign wraps up with a show of love for supporters

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From the Central Alberta United Way

United Way Celebrates the Local Love Shown in Central Alberta

United Way volunteers and supporters gathered Friday morning to enjoy a Community Celebration Breakfast.  This event – presented by RSM in partnership with the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, and Olymel – recognizes the support of Central Albertans and celebrates the impact that United Way is making across the region.

The 2018 theme ‘Show Your Local Love’ was driven home this morning as many gathered to celebrate the incredible contributions of many supporters who have ensured visible and lasting change for our community.

United Way’s campaign objective is always to raise as much as possible to maximize the impact in the community.  This year Central Albertans showed their local love by pledging $2 Million dollars in Central Alberta, with a few campaigns still to wrap up.  This generous support will allow United Way Central Alberta to support programs that address the unignorable issues in our community.

“Thank you all for putting so much heart into making our 2018 campaign a success,” said Ron Sauve, volunteer Campaign Co-Chair. “We have acknowledged a few of our outstanding workplaces here today, but ultimately the success rests on the local love demonstrated by each and every one of you.”

Among those awarded at the Community Celebration Breakfast were the top three fundraising contributors: NOVA Chemicals, MEGlobal and Alberta Health Services. The Rising Star Award went to Costco for continued growth in fundraising and participation, and the Innovation Award went to Scott Builders for their creative campaign initiatives.

“Whether you participated in a workplace campaign, are a corporate donor, gave individually, or gave generously of your time to support United Way Central Alberta, thank you for showing your local love. Because of you, United Way Central Alberta is able to make a positive impact throughout Central Alberta,” said Brett Speight, CEO for United Way Central Alberta. “Now it’s time for us toreview applications and make the difficult decisions about where to invest the dollars raised duringcampaign.”

Community investments for 2019 will be announced in April.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Police arrest two more people following killing of eight-year-old girl in Alberta

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An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital in April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital.

Officers responded on April 24 to a welfare call about the girl at an Edmonton home but were unable to locate her.

Her remains were discovered five days later on the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis.

Shayden Lightning, who is 21, and Raighne Stoney, who is 36, have been charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.

Three others were initially charged in the case.

Police are not releasing the names of two of the accused in order to protect the identities of other children related to the victim, whose identity is under a publication ban.

A 27-year-old woman faces a charge of first-degree murder and a 25-year-old man faces charges of being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.

Edward Nievera, 67, was charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.

Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Colin Leathem said in a release Friday that the recent arrests will be the last in the case and that the investigation has concluded.

“We want to thank the RCMP in Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin for their assistance with this investigation,” he said. “Needless to say, this was an exceptionally distressing investigation to work on, and they went above and beyond in helping to facilitate these final arrests and bring this file to conclusion.

“While nothing can change the horror of what occurred, we hope (the arrests) can provide some measure of justice to those who knew and loved this little girl.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2023.

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United Way Central Alberta delivers over $1 million to 22 community service organizations through the government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

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News release from the United Way of Central Alberta

United Way Central Alberta (UWCA) is pleased to announce over $1 million in funding to support 22 projects in Central Alberta through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. 

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize, and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide though the pandemic recovery and beyond.

The following projects are being supported within Central Alberta:

• $63,000 was invested to fund Bashaw and District Support Services Association towards a regional wellness initiative;

• $59,609 was invested to fund Boys and Girls Club of Olds and Area towards a Youth and Parental Supports Pilot Project;

• $75,704 was invested to fund Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer towards program service innovation;

• $52,000 was invested to fund Camrose Adult Learning Council towards Immersive Technologies;

• $62,552 was invested to fund Camrose Association for Community Living towards Next Level Wellness;

• $36,286 was invested to fund Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta East Central Region 2000 towards Recovery College technology;

• $9,621 was invested to fund Carstairs Public Library towards permanent adaptions;

• $89,638 was invested to fund Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association to transform program delivery;

• $41,320 was invested to fund Drumheller Community Learning Society towards Empowering Youth;

• $47,000 was invested to fund Family Violence Action Society: Camrose and District towards infrastructure design;

• $14,000 was invested to fund Friends to the Drayton Valley Library Society towards a children, family, and youth space;

• $9,036 was invested to fund Mary C Moore Public Library towards Kinsmen Program Room Makerspace;

• $76,230 was invested to fund Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter Association towards West Central Community Connections;

• $16,135 was invested to fund Ponoka Youth Centre towards mental health support;

• $9,714 was invested to fund Red Deer Public Library towards their Youth and Literacy Program;

• $98,112 was invested to fund Rocky Primary Counselling Centre of Alberta towards mental health;

• $98,083 was invested to fund Shalom Counselling Centre of Alberta towards healthy families;

• $21,296 was invested to fund Stettler Community Support Centre towards community outreach;

• $81,600 was invested to fund Stettler Information and Referral Centre towards Stettler Circle of Services innovation and expansion;

• $10,757 was invested to fund The Lord’s Food Bank towards hot meal program revitalization;

• $40,337 was invested to fund Ubuntu-Mobilizing Central Alberta towards Collective Alberta-Project; and

• $85,970 Was invested to fund Wetaskiwin & District Association for Community Services towards re-building community and personal engagement.

Community service organizations are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs. Since the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools. Many organizations are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of Central Alberta.

For more information, visit the Community Services Recovery Fund website. For more information on United Way Central Alberta, you can visit our website or contact us at [email protected] or 403.343.3900.

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“The value United Way Central Alberta adds as a locally governed and operated funder is that we have the trusted systems in place to identify local needs and ensure dollars are invested where they are needed most”- United Way Central Alberta CEO, Chelsea O’Donoghue.

“United Way Central Alberta is proud to have worked with the Government of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada as part of the Community Services Recovery Fund” – United Way Central Alberta CEO, Chelsea O’Donoghue.

Quick Facts:

• The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.

• Now more than ever, community service organizations play a key role in addressing complex social problems faced by many communities across Canada.

• From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, community service organizations across Canada have shown impressive stamina and creativity in their response to the diverse and increasingly challenging needs of their
communities.

• The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what community service organizations need right now and supports them as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.

• As community service organizations across Canada work to support recovery in their communities, the CSRF will help them adapt and modernize their operations to grow their impact.

• The Government of Canada is delivering the CSRF through three National Funders (Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada). The National Funders are distributing funding to
eligible community service organizations, including charities, non-profits, and Indigenous governing bodies, providing services in communities across Canada.

• The Government of Canada supports a more inclusive model of economic growth, one that creates opportunities for everyone in Canada, as the long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continue.

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