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Organization Name: Alberta Ballet

Organization Mission Statement: Alberta Ballet enriches and brings beauty to people’s lives through creating, performing and teaching ballet.

Organization Focus: Alberta Ballet is a world class, creative ballet company and training institution. The classically trained ensemble company is versatile with a style that is all its own. The school prepares young dancers for the needs of the profession today using a classical tradition of training with a modern emphasis.

Organization Contact Info:
141 18 Avenue SW
Calgary AB
T2S 0B8
403-245-4222

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Organization Name: Alberta Cancer Foundation

Organization Mission Statement: To ensure a cancer free future for all Albertans the Alberta Cancer Foundation raises funds for leading-edge research, prevention and patient care programs of the Alberta Cancer Board.

Organization Focus: Established in 1984 under the Cancer Programs Act, the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF) accepts and raises funds on behalf of the Alberta Cancer Board (ACB). ACF funding supports cancer research, patient education and support programs, equipment and technology acquisition, and cancer treatment programs at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and 15 other cancer treatment facilities across Alberta. The challenge of conquering cancer has never been greater as the number of cases increases each year in Alberta due to an aging and growing population. The best cancer care calls for teamwork: physicians, nurses, researchers, therapists, pharmacists and technicians, all working together to unravel the mystery of cancer and deliver the highest standards in cancer care. To complete the team it takes members of the community - donors and volunteers - who share our vision of conquering cancer through their generous support. All gifts stay in Alberta and work to fund new equipment, special programs and world-class cancer research to help advance the fight against cancer. For more information about the Alberta Cancer Foundation, please visit www.cancerboard.ab.ca./foundation or call 780-409-5700.

Organization Contact Info:
1400, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3N4
780-409-5709

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Organization Name: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities

Organization Mission Statement: The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is a consumer-directed organization that actively promotes full participation in society for Albertans with disabilities.

Organization Focus: Since 1973, Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is Alberta's only provincial, cross-disability, not-for-profit organization of and for people living with physical, mental, developmental or sensory disabilities. Our operation is guided by the principles of Equality, Full Participation, Integration, Individuality and Accountability. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities through educational, legislative and social policy changes. We provide advocacy and referral services to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in accessing programs and services. We develop presentations for schools, industry fairs, corporations, service clubs and community groups with a goal to heighten awareness and understanding of people with disabilities living and working in our communities. We conduct research and facilitate projects that focus on disability-related issues. In doing so, we always emphasize the importance of a consumer voice.

Organization Contact Info:
#707 10339 124 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 3W1
(780) 488-9088

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Organization Name: Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Assocation

Organization Mission Statement: To help make wildlife and fish part of the value system of all Albertans.

Organization Focus: Working to Conserve Alberta's Wilderness resources through Education and Communication.

Organization Contact Info:
AHEIA
911 Sylvester Crescent SW
Calgary, AB T2W 0R8
403-252-8474

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Organization Name: Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

Organization Mission Statement: The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation is committed to fostering wildlife conservation, through rehabilitation, education, and research. AIWC provides top quality care to injured and orphaned wildlife, with the aim of returning strong and healthy animals into the wild. We offer a variety of educational programs to schools, youth groups, and other interested organizations. In so doing, we endeavour to increase public awareness and concern for native wildlife and their habitats. AIWC also conducts wildlife research that contributes to conservaion, especially as it pertains to rehabilitation and public awareness.

Organization Contact Info:
P.O. Box 68
Madden, AB
T0L 0K0
(403) 946-2361

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Organization Name: ArtStart

Organization Mission Statement: ArtStart exists to give low-income families access to opportunities in the arts.

Organization Focus: ArtStart offers children ages 6-12 exposure to the arts through Visual Art, Choir, Dance and Instrument lessons as well as workshops, field trips and other opportunities.

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Organization Contact Info:
Alex Taylor School
9321 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, AB
T5H 3T7
(780)424-7543 x

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Organization Name: Atonement Home Programs

Organization Mission Statement: In Joyful Simplicity And Respect We Foster Growth In Each Person Believing All Are Made In God's Image

Organization Focus: C.A.P Head Start: Early Education Program Lurana Shelter: For women and children fleeing from domestic violence and abuse

Organization Contact Info:
11035-92St
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 1W5
(780)422-7263

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Organization Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

Organization Mission Statement: Any child or youth in Edmonton and area who would benefit from having a caring, adult mentor in their lives will have one.

Organization Focus: Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer-based organization providing a range of mentoring programs to children, youth and families in Edmonton & Area. The agency's web site www.bbbsedmonton.org has information about the range of mentoring programs offered as well as an on-line application form.

Organization Contact Info:
10135 - 89 Street
EDMONTON, AB T5H 1P6
780-424-8181

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Organization Name: Calgary Seniors Resource Society

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Organization Name: Capital Care Grandview

Organization Mission Statement: Delivering quality continuing care in partnership with our community.

Organization Focus: Our core mandates are to: Provide quality continuing care to our residents and clients Provide a care environment that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and choice Provide specialized programs and services that are responsive to the needs of selected high risk target groups both in our centres and in the community Provide leadership in developing programs and services for the "difficult to serve" continuing care population Educate families and communities about continuing care services and options Provide leadership to the "continuing care community" in the areas of assessment, research, customer service, and innovative service delivery options

Organization Contact Info:
6215 - 124St
Edmonton, AB
T6H 3V1
(780)496-7104

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