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Connecting the Community.

We're good-hearted volunteers, community members, schools, and businesses that work together to make a difference in the community of Whitecourt, Alberta.

We create positive initiatives that benefit our community. Our unique programs & services allow for out-of-the box thinking and partnerships with various organizations that solve local issues from the grassroots up.

We are advocates for youth, vulnerable populations, and our environment.

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Our Board

Tara Baker

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Haley St. Martin

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Kristina McAuley

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Alyssa Calliou

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Brittany Carter

Our mission is to create positive initiatives as an essential part of our community.  We are advocates for youth, vulnerable populations, and our environment.

Our board values include:

  • Respect – we are open minded, respectful of other people, non judgmental, accepting and welcoming.

  • Accommodating – customized service, tailored employment opportunity.

  • Inclusive – foods available to all students, volunteer opportunities, diverse board/volunteer/participants.

  • Encouragement/Supportive – helping others to gain independence (life, social, employment skills).

  • Advocacy for Youth – food security and nutrition

Our History

First Lunch Program

Lunch Program provided at Central Elementary School.

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Lunch Program Expansion

Lunch Program expanded to Pat Hardy Primary & St. Mary School.

Lunch Program Expansion

Lunch Program expanded to Percy

Baxter School.

Breakfast Program Expansion

Breakfast program expanded to include Hilltop High School and St. Mary School 

Lunch Program Available in ALL Community Schools

  • Joined the Breakfest Program at Hilltop High School

  • Provided an emergency fridge at Hilltop High School and Gateway Academy

  • Started a Breakfast Program at St. Joseph School

  • Made Apples-4-Kids Program available to ALL students at ALL six community schools and to the Boys & Girls Club

Bottle Recycling Program

  • Launched Bottle Drop-off Program 

  • Opened Bottle Sorting Centre

  • Food Program started at Little Big Fort

  • Won the Scotiabank Game Changer Award

  • Expanded part-time meaningful employment program

Meaningful Employment Program Initiated

  • Food program expanded to include a Cooking Class at Gateway Academy

  • Opened cafeteria at Hilltop High School

  • Hired first part-time meaningful employment employee

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Renovations and New Recycling Garage

  • Renovated Volunteer Centre

  • Built bottle recycling garage

  • Winner of Maple Leaf Feed it Forward Award

  • Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

    • Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce​

    • Community Futures

    • Alberta Governement

    • The Town of Whitecourt

    • Woodlands County

Property Purchased,

Program Expansion

  • Awarded the Community Wellness Award of Merit by Ever Active Schools

  • Purchased property for Volunteer Centre

  • Apples 4 Kids to all students including Boys & Girls Club

  • 100 recycling drop-off and pick-up locations

  • Cooking Club for all Grade 5 students - Central School

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Support Centre Completion

  • Volunteer Centre and Recycling Garage construction completed

  • Celebrated as Alberta Recycling Community Champion

  • Honour Award from Whitecourt Communities in Bloom

Lot Purchase

Purchased lot adjacent to Support Centre 

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Pandemic Adaptation 

Contracted IGA to prepare breakfasts, lunches, and snacks (due to COVID)

Employee Recognition

One of our valued employees won the Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Award of Excellence in Community 

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Loan Paid Off

  • Paid off loan for current Support Centre, creating a mortgage-free organization

  • Purchased two tall fridges for high schools with funding from Breakfast Club of Canada

  • Launch of porch pickup bottle recycling program

Demo and Clean-up

  • Completed demolition and clean-up of the lot adjacent to the CLB Support Center

  • Bottle bin redesign

  • Ecole St. Anne opened and was added to the food delivery list

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