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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 »

Posted on Dec 3, 2016

IVC introduces healthy eating video

Knock out poor eating habits by choosing healthier foods. Most people would believe that it is easier said than done, but local organizations are taking a visual approach in helping individuals identify healthier food options. In a partnership between the Information and Volunteer Centre (IVC) of Strathcona County, Meals on Wheels, Sherwood Park Primary Care… Read more »