Charities operating in the not for profit sector are key to the vitality of Southeastern Alberta. The effectiveness and efficiency of these organizations is highly dependent on the dedication, skill and talent of the staff they employ.
The Vital People program aims to acknowledge, recognize and encourage the staff working in front line, program delivery, coordination or junior management positions for local charities.
The program will offer two $500 awards, to assist with the training or skill development that best suits the needs of the individual selected to receive the award.
Staff members who hold a permanent position (either full or part-time) are eligible. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years in the position and the potential, aptitude and motivation to follow a career in their chosen field within the charitable/not for profit sector.
Nominations are accepted from Executive Directors and Senior Managers of Registered Charitable Organizations. Resources are limited and only two awards are available. To save disappointment it is suggested that a nominated candidate is not informed of the application until the selection process is complete. Awards will be announced at the Vital Signs launch event in October of each year. Applications should include a simple letter of nomination and recommendation and be accompanied with a current resume.
Melissa Pearl – Medicine Hat Youth Action Society
Serena Pennings – Brooks Animal Protection Society
Jennifer Ottenbreit – Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society
Carol Symington – Redcliff Public Library
Brandie Taylor – McMan’s Inn Between Youth Shelter
Louisa Clapper – Bridges Family Programs
Jamie Evans – Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society
Christa MacDonald – REDI Enterprises
Heather Bach – Health Foundation
Christina Johnson – Medicine Hat Family Services
Dave Craipley – McMan Family Services
Cori Fischer – Canadian Mental Health
Office hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
104, 430 – 6th Avenue S.E.
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 2S8
Phone: (403) 527 9038
Fax: (403) 527 9204
Charitable Registration Number 136030285RR0001