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Happy New Year!

Finally, 2017 is here and it's sure to be exciting! So many wonderful events are happening this year in support of the 150th Anniversary of Canada's Confederation. Plus, you've just started your New Year's resolutions. We bet one of your resolutions was to get more involved in your community, and we can help you with that! 
#Volunteer150for150

Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary by giving back to your community and your country.
We are joining Volunteer Ottawa, Volunteer Canada, and Volunteer Centres across the country in the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge, a nation-wide campaign to encourage Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017.
Starting in February, you can register with us to track your volunteer hours and be a part of the St. Albert Challenge! Don't forget to keep track of your January hours so we can record your year's total. We would love to see many St. Albert volunteers participate in this challenge. Recognition details to follow.
For more information on the challenge check out our website.  
Sidekicks New Year's Resolution

The New Year is all about making plans and setting goals... What do we want to achieve in 2017? 
While Sidekicks continues to match volunteers from the community to St. Albert children in need of friendship and provides opportunities for all members involved to experience new and rewarding activities, in 2017 we really want everyone to know that we mentor families. To learn more about how we create opportunities for families to participate in community contact Cyndi

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Do you still need to file your 2016 income tax forms? We have extended our Community Volunteer Income Tax Program to be year round! Partnering with the Canadian Revenue Agency, we will help individuals who have a modest income to complete their income tax return at no charge. Find out if you're eligible

Soaring - Youth Volunteerism
Do you have a youth who is interested in volunteering? We are looking to build our members list. Please email Talia, our Soaring Coordinator, for more information. 
Upcoming Community Events
January 26:
Wellness Matters - Achieving a Better Night's Sleep (Free Mental Health Talk)

December 1 - February 27:
The More I Gather (Exhibition)

Mark the Date
April 23-29:
National Volunteer Week - Volunteering, Eh?
April 25:
St. Albert CIVC's Annual Volunteer Luncheon
May 16:
St. Albert Mayor's Annual Celebration of Volunteers

Want to see your event listed here? Submit your event
What's Your News?
Would you like to share your story with us? If you're a non-profit organization, avid volunteer, or community builder, e-mail Chelsey with your narrative to see it featured in our e-newsletter. CIVC wants to hear about your successes, stories, and news!  
New Provincial Grant 
To benefit non-profit and volunteer agencies, and encourage energy audits, the provincial government has introduced a $1 million grant. Learn more
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