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360Kids Support Services
Programs - serving youth aged 16-19 who are experiencing a housing crisis and are in need of shelter and care Youth Drop in Center - Serves youth ages 16-23. Provides a safe accessible environment with a focus on life skills, literacy, pre-employment, counseling, hot meals, clothing and transportation. Aftercare/Transitional Support - Promotes independence for clients. Helps youth develop a system of supports/education/employment assistance, housing, relationships, life skills, identity, youth engagement and emotional healing Base4Success/EBM/Youth Job Connect/STEP Employment Programs - serves youth 15-30. Provides youth who have multiple barriers to employment with the support and case management required to assist them in returning to school or finding work. Supportive Transitional Apartments for Youth - Provides affordable housing to youth requiring minimal support. After School Programs - Serving children aged 6-12 in 13 locations across York Region Youth Outreach Programs - Service in community... More
Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
Rescue, rehabilitate & rehome; Spay/Neuter Assistance (SNAP); Emergency Shelter; Emergency Vet Care; Humane Education/Outreach; Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR); Disaster Response Team
ALBERTA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION
PUBLIC AWARENESS OF WILDERNESS CONSERVATION ISSUES IN ALBERTA THROUGH PUBLICATIONS LECTURES, HIKES, PUBLIC OUTREACH, PRESENTATIONS, GOVERNEMENT AND INDUSTRY LIAISON, ASSESSMENT OF LANDSCAPES DAMAGE AND SPECIES POPULATIONS. Political Activities Description Political Activities Description MEETINGS WITH POVINCIAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND POLITITCIANS REGARDING WILDERNES CONSERVATION ISSUES. ALERTING MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT WILDERNESS CONSERVATION ISSUES. THESE ACTIVITIES, WHICH ARE A SMALL BUT IMPORTANT PART OF AWA'S ACTIVITIES RELATE DIRECTLY TO AWA'S MISSION OF PROVIDING EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ON WILDERNESS CONSERVATION IN ALBERTA.
ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE
Health: Our Community, Youth and Seniors Health Centres provide preventative, upstream physical and mental health supports for vulnerable and low-income Calgarians with complex needs, including addiction, poverty and homelessness. Mobile buses provide health and social supports for adults and teens, as well as no-cost dental care and hygiene for low income youth aged 6-12. Our Complex Care Clinic treats people with opioid dependency through medical and mental health support. Housing: The Alex has four programs dedicated to helping people move out of chronic homelessness and into a safe and stable environment. Our teams work to address complex issues regarding physical and mental health and addictions. Wellness: The Community Food Centre provides meals, cooking classes, nutrition and gardening programs, bringing communities together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
1.RAISING FUNDS FOR RESEARCH AND CURE OF ALS WITHIN BRITISH COLUMBIA 2.PROVIDING PATIENT SERVICES TO THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH ALS 3.RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE ALS DISEASE 4.PROVIDING INFORMATION TO CAREGIVERS DEALING WITH THOSE AFFLICTED WITH THE DISEASE.
Art Gallery of Alberta Society
The Art Gallery of Alberta is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada, and around the world.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO
As a public art museum, the AGO's mission is to bring people together. The AGO has a collection of more than 90,000 works which it protects and preserves for current and future generations, 4,000 of which are on constant public display. The AGO welcomed nearly 1 million visitors and ended the year with nearly 100,000 members. Over the course of the year, the AGO presented extraordinary exhibitions, including Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors; Anthropocene; and Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more.
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc.
Assiniboine Park Zoo - Animal exhibits, educational programs for all ages, zoo camps and membership programs. Assiniboine Park Conservatory-Plan exhibits, educational programs for all ages about gardening and horticulture. Pavilion Gallery Museum - a collection of three of Canada's most renowned artists which is free to the public. Leo Mol/English Gardens-outdoor gallery of sculptures and gardens which are free to the public. Lyric Theatre-provides cultural events, music and ballet. Assiniboine Park Greenspace-used by the public for sports activities, picnics, barbecues and recreational activities such as walking, jogging, bicycling and skating. Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre-attracts a number of high profile professional organizations and... More
ATELIER THEATRE SOCIETY
Opera Atelier is committed to the development and creation of period opera and ballet and the training of the artists. In fulfillment of its mandate, Opera Atelier produces two period productions in the fiscal year, and executes a number of outreach and educational activities throughout the year.
ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION (CANADA) / FEDERATION DU SAUMON ATLANTIQUE (CANADA)
Develop and undertake research programs aimed at providing scientific information to support advocacy, public awareness and education programs designed to conserve wild Atlantic salmon stocks throughout their range in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Based upon its research activity, the charity provides advice to government officials as well as through appearances before government committees upon invitation, on the conservation, protection and restoring of wild Atlantic salmon and the ecosystems on which their well being and survival depend.
AUNT LEAH'S INDEPENDENT LIFESKILLS SOCIETY
1. Residential & Supported Housing for youth and marginalized mothers (Aunt Leah's House, Support Link& Thresholds) 2. Employment & Lifeskills Training for Youth & Families (The LINK Program)
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CANADA-LES GRANDS FRERES GRANDES SOEURS DU CANADA
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC) is the National office for 108 member agencies serving over 1,100 communities across Canada. We provide support services, training and program development to our member agencies, which deliver quality mentoring programs to children who can greatly benefit from having a caring adult role model. Over 41,800 children are being serviced in Canada.
BIRD STUDIES CANADA/ETUDES D'OISEAUX CANADA
Bird Studies Canada (Operating as Birds Canada/Oiseaux Canada) is Canada's leading national charitable organization dedicated to bird science and conservation. Our mission is to conserve wild birds through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, and public engagement. Volunteers are at the heart of Birds Canada's work for birds. Each year, 50,000+ volunteers share their time and bird sightings through research programs. In 2018, volunteer contributed 946,000+ hours. Birds Canada monitors the health of Canada's birds through population studies on targeted species or groups of birds, including Species at Risk, with ongoing surveys of Canada's owl's loons, shorebirds, forest birds, marsh wildlife, and more. Birds Canada collects, stores, and analyzes vital data for programs such as breeding bird atlases, eBird Canada, Project FeederWatch, Great Backyard Bird Count, and the Christmas Bird Count. Birds Canada is an international leader in migration ecology with programs such... More
BOUNDLESS ADVENTURES ASSOCIATION
Therapeutic, adventure-based residential education for struggling teenagers. Blends mental health counselling, treatment and recreation to help challenged youth navigate their mental health issues while completing their high school education
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF OTTAWA
The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa provides social recreational and educational programs to children and youth ages 6 to 18 at its 8 Ottawa based program locations and a summer camp "Camp Smitty" located near Eganville, Ontario. Programs provided include educational-Homework Club, leadership and social skills, creative arts, physical activities, healthy lifestyles along with healthy snacks.
BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
1)WE CONDUCT CRUELTY INVESTIGATIONS AND UPHOLD PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT (2)WE SHELTER AND FIND HOMES FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS (3)WE RESCUE ANDPROVIDE EMERGENCY TREATMENTS OF ANIMALS IN DISTRESS OR IN DANGER (4)WE PROTECT THE WELFARE OF FARM ANIMALS AND CERTIFY APPROVED FARMS (5)WE DO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION (6)WE CONDUCT YOUTH & HUMANE EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO PROMOTEANIMAL WELFARE (7)WE DO ANIMAL WELFARE RESEARCH TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE ANDS KILLS IN ANIMAL WELFARE (8)WE DO ADVOCACY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC TO INCREASEAWARENESS OF ANIMAL WELFARE AND OVERPOPULATION ISSUES (9)WE OPERATE HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE QUALITY VETERINARY CARE FOR SICK & INJURED ANIMALS (10)WE OPERATE SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS TO ADDRESS OVERPOPULATION OF COMPANION ANIMALS ANDEDUCATE RESIDENTS OF THE NEED & BENEFITS OF SPAYING/NEUTERING (11)WE MAINTAIN A DATABASE OF MICROCHIPS AND IDs OF OWNED ANIMALS TO ASSIST IN THE RETURN OF LOST ANIMALS.
CALGARY DROP-IN & REHAB CENTRE SOCIETY
Our primary activities include 24/7 shelter providing sleeping accommodations for people both in emergency and transitional situations. We provide food, clothing, hygiene services, showers, laundry, counseling, computer training, life skills training, wood workers training, senior programs, housing support, victims of crime program and subsidized housing for low income Calgarians.
CALGARY HOMELESS FOUNDATION
Providing leadership in Calgary's Homeless-Servicing System of Care, ensuring it meets the needs of those who are homeless. To act as fiscal agent for the RESOLVE Campaign (Calgary Collaborative Capital Fundraising Campaign)
CALGARY HUMANE SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
The mandate of the Society is to help as many animals as we can and improve the welfare of animals through education and outreach programs. The Society offers services to the Calgary and surrounding areas in the sheltering and care of animals, adoptions, protection and investigation, and education. Existing and ongoing programs include Animal Care and Comfort programs, Animal health program, Animal Behavior and Training programs, Animal Adoptions and Remote Adoptions programs, Animal Protections and Investigation of cruelty and neglect, Volunteer and Fostering programs, Humane Education programs, Emergency Boarding and Safekeeping programs and Cremations programs.
CALGARY INTER - FAITH FOOD BANK SOCIETY
Gathering and delivering quality food to those in need.
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a pillar of Calgary's vibrant arts community and since 1955 has grown to be one of Canada's most celebrated live music ensembles. Each season, the Calgary Philharmonic presents classical masterworks, pop favorites, bold collaborations and cutting-edge new works. Led by music Director Rune Bergmann, the Calgary Philharmonic consistently attracts world renowned guest artist and dynamic conductors. The Orchestra welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually and in 2017 launched its live-stream initiative. Live streaming is an immersive digital concert experience for audiences around the world.
CALGARY WOMEN'S EMERGENCY SHELTER ASSOCIATION
CWES operates a 50-bed first stage emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The clients are provided with free lodging, food, clothing and incidentals for up to 21 days. After this period, assistance is provided in acquiring affordable housing within the City of Calgary. During the course of their stay, professional crisis counseling is provided as part of the program. A 24-hour emergency helpline is provided for women in immediate crisis. Court support services are provided to clients attending court cases. Community outreach counseling and support is provided for the following: 1) Clients that have left the shelter to assist in their integration into normal life. 2) Women and Children at risk of family violence but unable to move to the shelter 3)Teen counselling and support through high school program in forming or maintaining healthy relationships 4)Counselling and support for men who have been or feel at risk of becoming a perpetrator of domestic violence
Calgary Young Women's Christian Association
YW Calgary offers programs and services that range from basic needs to outreach support: Housing and shelter - address the basic shelter needs of vulnerable women and their children, who are struggling with homelessness and/or fleeing family violence; Counselling services - provide comfort, healing and positive direction for women, children and men, in group and individual settings to address the core issues and circumstances related to the clients' situation; Education and training - language and employment skills training for new Canadians and women struggling with employment challenges to help reduce poverty and/or feelings of isolation. We offer parenting and child development education and support; Community - accredited and affordable childcare, community housing and community-based services.
CANADA'S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL, L'ÉCOLE NATIONALE DE BALLETDU CANADA
CANADA'S NATIONAL BALLET SCHOOL RECRUITS THE MOST TALENTED DANCE STUDENTS THROUGH A NATIONAL RECRUITMENT TOUR FOLLOWED BY A SECOND-STAGE 4-WEEK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM; PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS; TRAINS DANCE STUDENTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL BALLET CAREER; PROVIDES DANCE STUDENTS WITH AN ACADEMIC EDUCATION; PROVIDES STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE GTA WITH RESIDENTIAL CARE; PROVIDES CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM TO DANCE STUDENTS; TRAINS STUDENTS AND FORMER DANCERS TO BECOME BALLET TEACHERS; PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES FOR DANCE TEACHERS; PROVIDES DANCE CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND PART-TIME CLASSES FOR CHILDREN; OFFERS SEMINARS FOR DANCE TEACHERS; PROVIDES WORKSHOPS FOR DANCE TEACHERS AND MUSICIANS AND OPEN CLASSES FOR CHILDREN IN ...COMMUNITIES ACROSS CANADA; PROVIDES A BROAD RANGE OF COMMUNITY DANCE PROGRAMES FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES/SOCIETE CANADIENNE DU SANG
Canadian Blood Services is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization that manages the supply of blood and blood products in all provinces and territories outside of Quebec. Canadian Blood Services oversees the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, has established Canada's (excluding Quebec) national public cord bank and supports leading practices in development, professional education and public awareness of Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. In addition, Canadian Blood Services purchases manufactured Plasma Protein Products, contributes to transfusion medicine, research and provides Diagnostic Services in some provinces. The provincial and territorial Ministries of Health provide operational funding to Canadian Blood Services.
CANADIAN CONSTITUTION FOUNDATION
The mission of the Canadian Constitution Foundation is to defend and promote constitutional freedoms of Canadians through litigation and education via pro bono court challenges, legal seminars, development of student chapters at law schools, legal research and publications.
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