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Posted on Apr 7, 2017

IVC names new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Information and Volunteer Centre (IVC) for Strathona County is pleased to announce that Judy Ferguson has been selected as their new executive director.  Judy will officially join us on Monday, April 10th, 2017.  We are confident that Judy’s experience, knowledge and integrity are a great match for the work,… Read more »

Posted on Feb 28, 2017

Voting important for youth

The most boring thing about politics is not caring about them at all. That’s the message being pushed through the Information and Volunteer Centre (IVC) of Strathcona County to teach youth about the “power of democracy.” The youth workshop on democracy and civic engagement will be led by the Montreal-based group, Apathy is Boring. A… Read more »

Posted on Feb 11, 2017

IVC begins search for new Executive Director

To Key Stakeholders, Partners, and Clients of the IVC This is to inform you that Klay Dyer, Executive Director of the Information and Volunteer Centre, has tendered his resignation. We congratulate Klay in his appointment to the position of Manager, Alberta Glycomics Centre at the University of Alberta. Klay will be taking on his new… Read more »

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

New volunteer screening program improves safety

Alberta non-profits now have access to new tools to help strengthen the safety and security of the most vulnerable Albertans. Developed with the input of non-profit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies, Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new Volunteer Screening Program will assist non-profit organizations with a range of resources to help reinforce existing volunteer screening… Read more »

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge has been launched

The Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County has officially launched is 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge, in collaboration with the project sponsor Suncor. Celebrating the energy and contributions of volunteers from across Strathcona County, the project will run for the entire year, and will allow volunteers to register their hours towards the ultimate goal… Read more »

Posted on Jan 7, 2017

Government of Alberta helps non-profits save money

Non-profit and volunteer agencies will benefit from a $1-million grant to complete energy efficiency audits. Organizations can save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by determining areas for energy efficiency improvements. The Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program will provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling… Read more »

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Province announces changes to community grant programs

Following an internal review and discussions with non-profit sector partners, the province has made several changes to its community grants programs. The changes are intended to address funding gaps, and bring greater clarity and transparency to the application and decision-making process. The Community Facility Enhancement Program helps support construction and renovation of public-use community facilities…. Read more »

Posted on Dec 13, 2016

2017 Community Social Services Grants open for applications

The Strathcona County Community Social Services Grants program is open to all not-for-profit social service groups and organizations. There are two categories of funding: Operating Grant Partnership Funding Grant All funding requests must address a social services need in our community and show evidence of this need. The primary focus of the group or organizations… Read more »

Posted on Dec 13, 2016

IVC Community Dinner deemed a success

A new addition to your catalogue of seasonal facts: Mrs. Claus can dab with the best. And over 150 County residents bore witness to that fact during the first ever IVC Community Holiday Dinner, which took place on Saturday, December 10th at Robin Hood Association. The brainchild of the IVC staff, the idea of holding… Read more »

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