Immigrants are a key resource for building and strengthening Canada, particularly in light of our aging population, declining birth rate and the global competition for talent. In 2001, nearly one half of recent immigrants living in Edmonton were between the ages of 25 and 44. The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) sees a future where all citizens walk with newcomers to bridge their transition into community. To achieve this vision, EMCN serves as a key catalyst and leading collaborator in positively shaping the attitudes, behaviors and practices of organizations and individuals to value the diversity that newcomers bring to community.
Download the Wellness pillar song,
"Count On Me"
Visit our bandcamp to get all the latest
songs, including "United We're Strong" and
"Change Starts Here"
On Sunday, April 7, the Shaw Conference Centre opened its doors to hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of becoming homeless, for the 10th Homeless Connect. This bi-annual event provides guests with the opportunity to receive free services such as dental care, haircuts, employment and training services, and a hot meal.
Our motto at FC Edmonton is Stand United. That message means one thing to our players on the pitch – they win as a group, lose as a group (although hopefully not too often) and they always stand up for each other – but off the pitch that message speaks to our commitment to this great city we all call home.
It was an exciting and proud day for me last week when I received an email from my oldest daughter; attached was a photograph of my granddaughter, standing proudly by the C.O.W. bus holding a picture she had colored. Another photo was also attached, a picture of the book they had borrowed to read. The bus had visited their small community of Provost.