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IMPACT with Jo-Anne

Breaking cycles and helping families

One of the advantages of getting to host a weekly radio show like IMPACT is that I get to learn a lot about the leaders, volunteers and front-line life changers in our social profit sector. On February 14th, I spent a half-hour with Jo-Anne Packham, Executive Director of the Wood…

Tara Clarke

SPCA: going above and beyond for pets

For the staff of the Fort McMurray SPCA, their wildfire story began 48 hours ahead of most of the rest of the community.  They actually evacuated on Sunday, May 1st, as the Gregoire area was under an evacuation order.   “We spent hours on the phone finding foster placements for…

2016 Campaign Total Announcement

Campaign total announced

The United Way has announced the final total of their 2016 Community Campaign during a media conference held this morning at The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place. Campaign Chair, Colin Hartigan, delivered the good news. “We were at $5.8 million when we left for Christmas,” said Hartigan. “To be talking…

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