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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. Our revamped Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and Highlights information about our outstanding members.   For a complete list of current GPVSB Members click HERE.   Not a Member - join GPVSB today! Click here! for membership information.

Interested in more information or Volunteering with a featured GPVSB Member? Contact agencies directly or visit their website for more details.

*Information gathered for the Member Spotlights is obtained from the respective Agencies.


 

United Way Alberta Northwest

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Mission Statement: Empower everyone to improve lives and build strong communities.
Vision Statement: Everyone in every community has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Founded in 1974 the local United Way serves 19% of Alberta, with their main office in Grande Prairie they offer support to the area from Grande Cache to the NWT border and from Slave Lake to the BC border. United Way ABNW Executive Director Jamie Craig says her organization demonstrates trust, integrity, respect, inclusivity and transparency.  They also endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action all while providing funding to non-profits who serve in our communities. This year the United Way ABNW has supported 28 organizations and 30 programs. 25 of which are located in Grande Prairie.

With their mission statement to ‘Empower everyone to improve lives and strong communities’ the United Way ABNW’s main focus is on fundraising, knowing the better way to serve the community is by providing funding to local non-profits that run programs to care for our communities children, seniors and homeless population. A few of the organizations they support are: Seniors Outreach; Big Brothers Big Sisters; PACE; HIV North; YMCA; John Howard Society; Camp Tamarack; Society for Support to Pregnant and Parenting Teens; G.P Public, County & Catholic School Snack Programs, Parkinson Association of Alberta and MS Society. Jamie & the United Way wants everyone to know that money raised in United Way Alberta Northwest stays in Northwestern Alberta with roughly 90% of it staying in Grande Prairie. Two programs offered directly to the community by the United Way ABNW are the ‘Tools for School’ program, which provides backpacks, supplies, snack programs and hygiene packs to students grades K to 12 so that they may have all the tools they need to succeed, and the United Way Emergency Fund, which is facilitated for the County of GP FCSS and provides supports to those who need emergency access funding for clothing, utilities, deposits etc.

“Volunteers are the back bone of our organization”, states ED Jamie Craig. “Board members are an essential part of any charity and we are lucky enough to have a strong active Board. Campaign cabinet members volunteer for us during our campaign season September to November. We have many volunteers that help with our Fire Truck Pull, Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, Art Battle, Red Menu and many other initiatives we take on each year such as the PACE Safe Visitation Centre room makeover.” Jamie says most of their volunteers come from workplaces that currently participate in the United Way Campaign. Though some volunteers reach out to help the organization in some way after learning about them. If you are interested in volunteering with the United Way Alberta Northwest contact their office at 780-532-1105. You can also view current volunteer opportunities for their upcoming Tough Enough Fire Truck Pull on June 8th at https://gpvsb.volunteerattract.com/Listings.php?ListType=Membership_featureDetail&ID=28. The Fire Truck Pull is presented by the Paradise Inn & Conference Centre supporting the United Way and Suicide Prevention Resource Centre programs. The event includes a kid zone, charity BBQ and 18+ after party. For more information on this event visit https://www.facebook.com/events/849378312074138/.

For more information about the United Way Alberta Northwest please visit their website www.unitedwayabnw.org, or call 780-538-1332. Stay up to date on news and events by following them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnitedWayABNW, twitter: www.twitter.com/UnitedWayABNW/, instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unitedwayabnwgp/ and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWIJ4yDFCnY.  The GPVSB would like to thank the United Way ABNW and their Executive Director Jaime Craig for being part of our Member Spotlight.

 

HumblersVision One on One Inc.

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This edition of our Member Spotlight features GPVSB Member HumblersVision One on One Inc. Founder/Owner/Director Kristin Farrow was kind enough to answer a few questions about her Organization.

What is your organization’s Mission Statement?
HumblersVision One on One Inc. is dedicated to providing assistance and support to those in need. HumblersVision One on One Inc. supports connectedness and independent living. Stand by innovative assistance, integrity and enjoying laughter with our customers on a daily basis. Please be advised that HumblersVision One on One Inc. does not provide medical care or give medical advice.
 
What is your organization’s Vision Statement?

Giving Health a Personal Touch to Make Illness Become Wellness.

Read more: HumblersVision One on One Inc.

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