Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Community Investors: Series Launch December 2nd

The non-profit sector is an important contributor to the economic health and vitality of Alberta. Charities and non-profits throughout the province support the quality of life enjoyed in Alberta, addressing social needs, providing recreational and leisure opportunities, delivering arts and cultural programs and stewarding our natural environment. Many organizations also provide services essential to support the labour force, from settlement services and ESL programs for new immigrants like us here at CIES, to skills upgrading and the childcare and elder care programs that enable individuals to participate in the workforce.

As a part of a new weekly series, Community Investors, here on the CIES blog, we will be featuring a Calgary non-profit organization each and every week. The series will launch the first week of December and highlight the work of one non profit agency, telling their story and how one can find out more about the organization.

In the end, CIES very much believes the non-profit sector of Calgary is a family of caregivers, helping those who need it most, however and wherever we can. Each has its own story, its own passion and CIES will bring them to you over the course of this series. All of us here at CIES strive towards collaboration with our non-profit family, as in the end we are all here to help those who need it most, and by extension, help in making Calgary the best city in can possibly be for all who live here.

In the meantime, just to give one an idea of incredible scope and the undeniable importance of non-profits in Alberta, take a look at the numbers below. Many might be just a bit surprised by them,

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