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 Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum, Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and profiles active Non-profit and business organizations. If you would like to be featured in this section please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Create your own member story: join GPVSB today! 

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Grande Prairie Voice for Life

"Fostering respect for life at all stages of development."
Jilliana Baldwin, GP Voice for Life  Community Educator & Office ManagerFounded in the mid 1980’s, Grande Prairie Voice for Life is a non-profit, educational  organization that offers free health presentations about life development at various stages to schools, community groups and parents. Voice for Life presents fact based programs that meet Alberta Health Services curriculum guidelines in most Public and Catholic schools in the Peace Region. School Programs include:

K – Gr.2 "That's Me in Here" with Fetal Models
Gr. 3 "Growing up & Safety"
Gr. 4 "Puberty" (Male/Female)
Gr. 5 "Male and Female Anatomy"
Gr. 6 "Fetology"
Gr. 7 "Why Consider Abstinence & Lies we Believe"
Gr. 8 "STI's, Contraceptives & Abuse"
Gr. 9 "Pregnancy, Parenting, Risk Reduction & Assault"
Gr. 10 - 12 "Healthy Relationships, Potential Outcomes & All the In-between's"

Voice for Life also offers a Youth Group program called “Sex, Relationships & Why Wait” and “The Sex Talk(s) Guide” for parents, which was created to help equip parents to have affective sex talks with their children.  They also do specialized presentations for homeschool groups and churches, as well.

Speaking with Voice for Life Community Educator and Office Manager, Jilliana Baldwin, she states the goal of the organization is to equip the next generation to make educated decisions regarding their lives, and relationships, and the choices they make in those relationships. This goal goes hand-in-hand with respect, and encouraging these children to grow up respecting their lives and the lives of others. This can include anything from understanding proper hygiene and safety (Gr.3 presentation) to understanding sexual assault and boundaries (Gr.9 presentation).  Jilliana shares “It’s always heartwarming when a student tells us they learned from our presentation, and they now feel more equipped to make informed decisions.”  The organization estimates it has presented in front of over 4000 students since 2015 and if the information they provide makes one attendee’s life better, than all their hard work is worth it.

Volunteers are a major source of support and guidance to the organization, “Our Board of Directors are all volunteers, we only have 2 paid staff members- myself and our Bookkeeper,” says Jilliana, “Volunteers help with our fundraising and promoting efforts, they assists with planning our Annual Fundraising Banquet and help with our booths at community events, like the Annual Woman’s Show.”

For more information about Voice for Life, upcoming volunteer opportunities and presentations visit their website at https://www.gpvoiceforlife.com or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gpvoiceforlife/.  If you have a group or organizations that would like to host one of their free presentations call Jilliana at 780-538-3344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grande Prairie Voice for Life

YMCA of Northern Alberta - Grande Prairie Region

Mission: The YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people in spirit, mind and body.
Vision: Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.

Ken Loudon, YMCA of Northern Alberta Regional ManagerWhen you hear YMCA many things may pop into your head, most likely that song from the late 70’s.  The Grande Prairie YMCA of Northern Alberta has been operating in the city for 10 years now and continues to grow to meet the community needs in GP. Many YMCA branches focus on 3 pillars, the local branch currently focuses on the 2 main areas Child Care and Community Programs.

Coming to Grande Prairie 10 years ago the Y started with 2 Child Care Centres , today the YMCA currently offers 13 programs in 10 Child Care Centres located around the city, all but the Patterson Child Care Centre, are located in Schools thanks to the YMCA partnering with the County, Public, and Catholic School Districts. Depending on the Centre ages of the children range from 12 months to 12 years old, and the Centres combine to care for on average 400 kids a day. As new schools are being open in the area the Y hopes meet the growing child care demand and open more centres with the support of the school districts in the near future. 

Read more: YMCA of Northern Alberta - Grande Prairie Region

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