Community Journal

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Food, Family and Holiday Giving

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In our Holiday Edition of our Envoy newsletter, we invite you to join our table by meeting a few of the people of E4C and learning about the role of nutrition in our programs. We ask you to consider the food security and community building work of the E4C Nutrition Program in your holiday gift giving. We have worked on some innovative food security initiatives […]

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Media Release: E4C Accepts Group Home Report

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E4C Accepts Group Home Report Outcomes of Review Organization Committed to Creating Safe Environments for At Risk Youth November 17, 2015 (Edmonton) – E4C accepts the Outcomes of the Review put forward in the report of the group home undertaken by the Ministry of Human Services. The report, which was released today, affirms that the […]

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Painting Pathways

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Join us on Thursday, December 3, at Kids in the Hall Bistro in City Hall for a night of art, wine and light food – all in the name of charity. Bring your friends and learn how to paint from local artist Ashley Huot (www.ashleyhuot.com). Ashley will lead a 2 hour painting session. Painting supplies […]

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The MY BOOK project

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E4C is launching an exciting new literacy initiative, in partnership with the Edmonton Public School Board, and E4C supporter, Sara Tharakan. Several years ago, Sara and her friends got together and raised enough funds to give each child their own book to take home in a school that they had connections with. It was such […]

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Haunted Tours of Alex Taylor School

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Get spooked! Haunted tours of the former Alex Taylor School (and our current main office) will be happening on Halloween eve. Join us on Friday October 30th from 8-10pm to enter the dark corners of our eerie building. $10 @ door (all proceeds will go to United Way) Address: 9321 Jasper Avenue Ages 12 and […]

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Gloria’s Story

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“Living from paycheque to paycheque, you don’t realize how fast it can catch up to you. For a single woman it’s so easy to get caught up and to become homeless. It’s really easy. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did.” In 2012 Gloria was homeless. She found shelter at the […]

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Lifelong Lessons from the Kitchen

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Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season conjure images of full tables surrounded by family– meals carefully prepared to be shared with loved ones. But for some Edmonton families, this time of year begins a season that decimates the family budget. That was the case for one mother, whose children go to a school where E4C […]

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Fill Our E4C Crossroads Outreach Van

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We are full of heart but low on warm clothes as the season changes. We are looking for: Hoodies Sweaters Toques/scarves/gloves New underwear & Socks All sizes are welcome and so appreciated. Items can be dropped off at E4C Crossroads Outreach, which is located at 9545 103 ave and open between 3-8pm Monday to Thursday. Crossroads […]

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Sonia’s Story

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The first few years of a child’s life are critical; bonds they develop and early experiences form the basis of emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Children watch and learn from their parents, who are their first teachers. Some parents need support with this new role; to nurture their children through this essential early growth […]

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The Masks of E4C WEAC

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Art as a mode of communication. Art as a coping mechanism. Whatever the definition, art is a time when a person is present, engaged in creating and releasing. The series of masks below were created by women staying at E4C WEAC. They were facilitated by a group of Occupational Therapy students from the University of Alberta. […]

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The Story of E4C Summer Snack

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From preparation to delivery, the E4C Summer Snack Program is a story of people coming together to provide summer sustenance to children in Edmonton. Groups of volunteers visit E4C’s kitchen each weekday morning to assemble snacks. There are over 70 volunteers, including companies, clubs and dedicated individuals, who give more than 170 hours of time. “We […]

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Nutrients for Art’s Sake

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E4C ArtStart’s Art Adventures program took a detour to the Alex Taylor School kitchen to learn about the art of making balanced snacks. Art Adventures is a free two week art based field-trip camp for girls ages 11-14.  E4C Young Chefs staff spent the afternoon with the adventurers crafting smoothies and pita pizzas, snacks that the […]

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Danny’s Story

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Danny joined E4C ArtStart when he was just 6 years old, meeting the youngest age requirement for ArtStart. Danny also has autism. His mother was looking for programming for Danny, so he could gain valuable social experiences. On his first day, Danny was having a hard time transitioning. He was unable to make eye contact […]

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Fouzia’s Story

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Meet Fouzia. She is a parent who has been a part of E4C Clareview Head Start. She sent us a lovely letter detailing her story and her experience. Here is an excerpt: Everything changed the day my son began his first day of preschool. My son, Adnan, was 4 years old and was newly diagnosed […]

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Nasir & Asma’s Story

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E4C Make Tax Time Pay (MTTP) is a program that pops up during tax season at 22 sites across Edmonton. It’s available for people who have low incomes. Taxes are done and assistance is provided in applying for government benefit programs. 240 volunteers make this program possible, but what really keeps the momentum going are […]

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Breanna’s Story

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“It cheers me up. Every morning when I come down the stairs, it greets me,” describes a woman staying at E4C Elizabeth House, a program that provides short term housing and supports to homeless women in Edmonton. The woman is referring to a new large mural painted by a volunteer named Breanna. Breanna is a […]

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Megan and Allison’s Story

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At what age does a person formulate the desire to volunteer, to give back? Something sparked in Megan, at age 7, when she heard about giving back to the community on a TV show this summer. It’s a trait that’s an important thread in her parents’ lives, as Glenn and Angie Ewanchuk are both realtors […]

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Lucille’s Story

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Lucille is a retired teacher. She taught grade two 27 years ago in an Edmonton neighbourhood where lunches were packed and full of options. Upon learning about the role of the E4C School Lunch Program Lucille realized that this is a cause where her donations could have a real impact. Lucille was introduced to the School […]

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Leif’s Story

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What does it mean to live in E4C Meadow’s Place? Edmonton author Leif Gregersen explains, “Living here means I get support for my condition by trained staff, monitoring of my medications, and something I feel is extremely important: a sense of community. I have lived in McCauley since 2002 and I have made a lot […]

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The Teapots of WEAC

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“I loved my ceramics class in high-school,” one woman recalls as she mixes paints and coats her delicate teapot. The women of E4C WEAC have painted a series of single-serving teapots over the last few months. Many staying for hours at a time to work out their designs. Recreation is an important part to the day, […]

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