Presentation: Respecting the River

Aug 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Why should we care about headwaters?

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be travelling to Grande Prairie and Peace River to give presentations about the conservation of the headwaters from August 28th to August 30th.

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be giving a presentation on the conservation issues in the Grande Prairie area, on the importance of the headwaters of the Peace and Athabasca rivers, their role in climate change mitigation, and the impacts downstream that could occur if they are not protected! Read more about Presentation: Respecting the River


Grande Prairie Public Library
101–9839 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie , AB

Financial Management for Non-Profits & Charities

Sep 12 2018 - 8:45am to 4:15pm
Sep 19 2018 - 8:45am to 4:15pm
Sep 26 2018 - 8:45am to 4:15pm

Organizations with strong financial management skills are better equipped to fulfill their mission and deliver high-quality services.

With financial experts from KPMG and Hilary Rose CPA, CA, ECVO has created this valuable course to get organizations "fiscally fit."

This exceptional program was developed specifically for the non-profit sector and will strengthen the financial skills of non-profit professionals and board members, empowering the sector overall. Read more about Financial Management for Non-Profits & Charities


Santa Maria Goretti Centre
11050 90 Street NW
T5H 1S5 Edmonton , AB

Board to Board Networking: Alberta, Politics, Nonprofits, and Thinking Differently for Large Scale Impact

Sep 18 2018 - 6:00pm

From the Eventbrite page:

Political Factors for Collective Success

On September 18, 2018, join us to explore the current and future political landscapes in Alberta. A lot has changed politically for Alberta in the last 10 years and with the upcoming 2019 provincial election Alberta could be seeing even more change going forward. Read more about Board to Board Networking: Alberta, Politics, Nonprofits, and Thinking Differently for Large Scale Impact


Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall
17700 87 Avenue NW
T5T 4V4 Edmonton , AB

Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non Economists

Sep 20 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sep 21 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Position yourself and your organization to be an agent of change.
Join other professionals and lifelong learners in this small-scale interactive course.
Learn about 5Rs for re-orienting the economy for a greener 21st Century.

This is a two-day course that combines lectures, group-work, and reflective exercises. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of economic concepts and information relevant to a green economy. You will learn about ways to:

  • retrofit markets and environmental policies – by reducing the depletion of common-pool resources and rewarding the supply of public goods;
  • rethink valuation of environmental benefits and damages – by better understanding scarcities, values, and the consideration of ecosystem services;
  • reward pro-environmental behaviour – by affecting prices, quantities, and behavioural norms that reflect the pro-social orientation of humans;
  • reconcile trade-offs to inform public decisions – by choosing appropriate decision-support frameworks and discounting approaches;
  • redefine economic progress and sustainability – by recognizing what is included, and omitted, by old and new measures of economic performance.
Read more about Green Economics: A Two-Day Training Intensive for Non Economists


Alberta Ecotrust Foundation
100-1711 10 Avenue SW
T3C 0K1 Calgary , AB

AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake

Sep 21 2018 (All day)

With Heinz Unger and AWA Conservation Specialist, Joanna Skrajny

A full day hike in the Ghost River Forest reserve west of Calgary.

After hiking through a partially cleared forest, the “Sandhills” are reached. They are a unique feature in the foothills ridges with some areas covered by bare sand only. Further beyond are extensive wetlands and a small lake in an area frequented by wild horses. Read more about AWA Hike: Sandhills and Horse Lake


Ghost River Forest Reserve , AB

AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback

Sep 22 2018 (All day)

With AWA Volunteer Nick Pink, and Conservation Specialists Nissa Petterson and Grace Wark

The Whaleback is one of the most spectacular Montane landscapes and boasts incredible diversity.

Cost: $25 AWA Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: Gentle
Estimated duration of hike: 8 hours including a lovely lunch break

Meeting point details distributed the week before to registered hikers Read more about AWA Hike: Fall Whaleback


The Whaleback , AB

Night Out on the North Saskatchewan

Sep 22 2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Edmonton's beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley is the longest contiguous urban green space in North America! Celebrate the Wonder and the History hidden in our Edmonton gem! Read more about Night Out on the North Saskatchewan


Beverly Heights Community Hall
4209 111 Avenue NW
T5W 0K3 Edmonton , AB

2018 Alberta Climate Summit

Sep 26 2018 - 8:30am

Bringing Albertans together to lead the energy evolution

The Alberta Climate Summit brings 500+ thought leaders from industry, government, environmental NGOs, and Indigenous and rural communities together to learn about global trends with implications in Alberta, hear diverse local success stories and explore the potential in Alberta’s energy evolution. The full-day event showcases a range of perspectives, opportunities for Alberta, informs and connects decision makers, and inspires participants to play an active role in the province’s energy future. Read more about 2018 Alberta Climate Summit


BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW
Calgary , AB