Supporting our Member Charities

We are proud to support our 7 Member Charities!

Throughout the year we support our Member Charities through regional events where we raise funds and create awareness for each of their missions. Our yearly regional events include: 

  • BNI Charity Awards Gala (February)
  • BNI Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament (June)
  • BNI Charity Golf Tournament (September) 
  • Quarterly Cross Chapter Collaboration networking events

Chrysalis

An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities.

Chrysalis offers personalized services designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities while providing meaningful opportunities for growth and community inclusion. 

With services in Edmonton and Calgary, Chrysalis celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Our Innovative organization uses Human Centered Design as a service delivery model to create opportunities for people by designing programs and services based on individual needs and goals.

Member: Robert Helm

Website: chrysalis.ca

Cool Aid Society

Mission: Drop-in centers offering friendship, guidance and support to youth in grades 1 to 12 in the city of Grande Prairie.

Member: Victoria Kingston

Website: coolaidsociety.com

Berkley's Place

Berkley's Place is an animal support network of like-minded animal lovers and offer a forum to honour all aspects of our pets’ lives and our relationship with them.

Member: Lillian Courtney

Website: berkeleysplace.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie 

Vision: Every Child in Canada Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor.

Mission: We commit to Canada’s young people that we will be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs

Member: Corinne Patterson

Website: gp.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Kids Up Front

Kids Up Front is an organization dedicated to ensuring that ALL kids have access to fun, enriching experiences. In 1989, the UN identified that it’s a basic children's right to be able to engage in arts, culture, sports, and recreation activities. Through our work, we’re on the right side of history playing a role in a world-class cause. We help children meet their most basic rights, so they can thrive and meet their full potential. 

Member: Javier Salazar

Website: kidsupfrontedmonton.com

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (VAD) is dedicated to supporting individuals, organizations, government representatives, schools, business personnel and employers to reduce the barriers and find solutions that prevent full participation.

Member: Sam Mason

Website: vadsociety.ca

Valley Zoo Development Society

The Valley Zoo Development Society’s (VZDS) mission is to raise funds and promote awareness to ensure the continued development of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and its education and conservation programs.  

Currently, there are three fundraising events that the VZDS organizes including Zoobrew and Zoominescence. Programs that the Valley Zoo Development Society runs include the Adopt an Animal Program. Adopt An Exhibit, Pay It Forward for the Planet, and Zoobuilders.

Each year the Valley Zoo Development Society donates thousands to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for development and continual improvement. Past projects that the VZDS has contributed to include the elephant house, the red panda exhibit, the lemur habitat, upgrades to the Zoo Veterinary Clinic, and upgrades to the big horned sheep exhibit. 

Member: Tammy Wiebe

Website: www.buildingourzoo.com

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