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Organization Name: Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

Organization Mission Statement:

The ECVO is a charitable organization dedicated to providing leadership and mobilizing the collective resources of the voluntary sector, to enhance programs, services, operations and governance of not-for-profit organizations in the Edmonton region.

The ECVO is working to develop a cohesive and credible voice on important issues and to promote the value of volunteerism and the important contribution made by the voluntary sector.

ECVO’s primary goal is to be a collective voice for the not-for-profit sector, to build the sector’s capacity and to raise awareness of those cross-sectoral issues that have the greatest impact on the organizations we represent.

Our focus is on several key areas:

  • Increasing awareness, credibility, recognition and profile of the sector

  • Providing a common voice for the sector

  • Building leadership capacity at the individual, organizational and sectoral level

  • Acting as a clearinghouse/broker/ information conduit for the region

  • Facilitating the connecting of members of the sector



Organization Contact Info:
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Suite 308, 10310 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 2W4

(780) 428-5487

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Organization Name: Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Organization Mission Statement: Enhancing the quality of life of Edmontonians through community commitment.

Organization Focus: The EFCL works to promote community league mandates on a citywide basis such as - facilitating healthy and safe communities through affordable recreation, sports and social activities, - developing, encouraging, and celebrating League Volunteers, - advocating on issues that affect communities, providing a central location for meetings, recreational programs, and social events.

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Organization Contact Info:
7103 - 105 Street
Edmonton, AB T6E4G8
(780)437-2913

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Organization Name: Edmonton Heritage Festival Association

Organization Mission Statement: To promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity through an annual summer festival, as well as to provide education events, programs and/or projects on a year-round basis.

Organization Focus: Presenting an annual summer festival showcasing the diverse cultures of our community. Providing year-round activities and programs that highlight our community’s great and varied cultural heritage. Becoming the primary resource to educate the community on diverse cultures. While at the same time working collaboratively with volunteers and nonprofit organizations to facilitate our mission.

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Organization Contact Info:
202, 10715-124 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5M 0H2
(780)488-3378

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Organization Name: Edmonton Meals on Wheels

Organization Mission Statement: Edmonton Meals on Wheels is a not-fot-profit organization that relies on volunteers to provide nutritious meals which promote health, well being and independence for our clients.

Organization Focus: More than just a meal - our service provides nutrition, independence and friendship! Meal service for people who are not able to prepare their own meals (long or short term) for any number of reasons.

Organization Contact Info:
11111 103 Ave.
Edmonton AB
T5K 2P1
(780)429-2020

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Organization Name: Excel Society

Organization Mission Statement: Excel Society is dedicated to enabling people to develop their full potential.

Organization Focus: Every person has the right to personal dignity, self-determination and the fundamental resources to respond to their needs, their aspirations and their choices, to a safe and non-threatening environment, to be respected and accepted on the basis of their individual qualities, abilities and experiences, to fair and equitable treatment. Enriching Lives by Enabling Potential

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Organization Contact Info:
10814 106 Ave
Edmonton AB T5H 4E1
780-455-2601

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Organization Name: Fort Calgary

Organization Mission Statement: To create a place where people and history intersect to rebuild Fort Calgary as the centre of Calgary.

Organization Focus: Fort Calgary is the site where the city of Calgary was born in 1875 when the North West Mounted Police built its post at the junction of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Our present day site consists of: a reconstruction "in progress" of the 1875 original North West Mounted Police Post; a reconstruction of the 1888 Barracks; The Interpretive Centre housing interactive exhibits that tell the history of Calgary from the 1870s to the 1940s; the Deane House; and the Hunt House. Our vision is "Sharing our History, Building our Community". We focus on providing high quality visitor experiences which in turn generate the revenue needed to maintain financial sustainability. Our volunteers, 233 in 2004, contribute to the visitor experience by providing guided tours, leading school programs, participating in special events, facilitating visitor interaction with exhibits and maintaining historic gardens. They volunteer behind the scenes by cataloguing artifacts, sewing historic costumes and performing office tasks. With their support we are able to fulfill our organizational goals including creating 'a sense of place/home' for all Calgarians.

Organization Contact Info:
750 - 9th Avenue S.E.
P.O. Box 2100, Station M (#106)
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 2M5
(403)290-1875

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Organization Name: Fort McMurray Volunteer Action Centre

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Organization Name: Friends of Seniors

Organization Mission Statement: ... to foster friendships between teens and seniors to enhance their personal strengths and quality of life by providing intergenerational programs and resources

Organization Focus: Provide intergenerational programs between schools and care centres; provide intergenerational programs for post-secondary young adults and seniors in their own homes; teach other organizations or individuals to operate their own programs; be a facilitator in the community for intergenerational programs

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Organization Contact Info:
Bldg B-1, Suite 13
2451 Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3E 7K1
(403)249-0853

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Organization Name: GLCSA

Organization Mission Statement: The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Association (GLCSA)provides peer and social support and networking opportunities to those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) community and their family and friends.

Organization Focus: GLCSA focusses on providing peer/social support programs for youth, men and women in the GLBT community. Additionally, GLCSA offers walk-in/telephone support, referral/ service access, outreach/education, family support, online support, support for social events and a volunteer program.

Organization Contact Info:
#206, 223 - 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
(403) 234-8973

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Organization Name: Heartland Youth Center

Organization Mission Statement: "...to develope and nurture the life skills of youth through community based programming with the support of families and volunteers."

Organization Focus: Providing a safe place for children and teens to develope skills through a variety of programs and activities. Including Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, such as In-school mentoring, traditional matches, and Rainbows. Also includes Boys and Girls Club programs for youth, teens, after school and holiday programs.

Organization Contact Info:
Heartland Youth Center
Box 876
Stettler, Alberta
T0C 2L0
(403)742-5437

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