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Environment & Animal Welfare

Learn with the charities you care about at Community Learning Sessions.

Community Learning Sessions provide donors with opportunities to learn about local charities that help our community thrive. In 2018, donors visited FortWhyte Farms and Urban Stable. During the sessions, donors saw first-hand how organizations are run and what their support means to the community.

“This means everything,” says Wendy MacDonald, Executive Director of Urban Stable. “To be able have the donors come out, learn more about our program and see first-hand what we do out here, it’s very overwhelming.”

Community Learning Sessions are offered a few times each year giving organizations an opportunity to share their operations with Foundation donors and thank them for being caring members of the community.

FortWhyte Farms

A program of FortWhyte Alive, FortWhyte Farms works with youth to build confidence and leadership skills through the practice of sustainable urban agriculture. During the tour, donors met adorable farm animals, and learned about farming practices and the many programs offered to children and youth.

Urban Stable

Urban Stable provides experiential skills through horses. By caring for horses, children learn not only how to care for an animal, but also gain confidence through riding and learn to communicate in a group environment. During the tour, donors spoke with the trainers and watched the children ride, tend and care for the horses. Donors were also invited into the stable to get up close with a horse.

This story is featured in the Spring 2019 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.

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