For over thirty years, the CPAA has been supporting and enriching the lives of individuals affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities. This has been made possible through the generosity of Albertans who have supported the organization. Whether you choose to assist us through the donation of a financial gift, event sponsorship, participation in our clothing or bottle recycling programs, or switching your energy provider, your support makes our work possible. Thank you for choosing to support the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta!
CPAA is a proud member of Imagine Canada’s Ethical Code Program. The Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code proves CPAA’s commitment to the highest standards of accountability. The code is a set of standards to help with the responsible management and reporting ofcharitable activities. By adhering to these standards, CPAA is complying with generally accepted practices for soliciting and managing donor dollars. CPAA also follows and believes in the Donor Bill of Rights created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. (AFP).
We at the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta love hearing from our members and how they live Life Without Limits. We hope you find this letter to be inspiring and encouraging!
Sponsor Energy Inc. is an an Alberta-based power retailer that allows Albertans the opportunity to switch from their current electricity provider to enjoy responsive, reliable service at a lower price than the traditional providers. Sponsor Energy also donates half its profits on electricity consumption right back into the community, and has partnered with the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) for this program.
You have the opportunity to help the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta – just by switching from your current power company to Sponsor Energy for electricity. Whether you are a residential or small business customer, Sponsor Energy will make a donation of 50% of our profits on your electricity usage to the CPAA each month. It does not cost you any extra – in fact, you will likely save money on your electricity bill each month!
Empowering Edmonton is a one day personal and professional development event empowering you to more success, wealth and happiness. Be inspired, educated and entertained by some amazing local speakers and performers who are giving back to the community they know and love. One hundred per cent of proceeds from the event benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta.
Empowering Edmonton 2012 Details
Date & Time: Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Matrix Hotel, 10640 100 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB
Tickets: $97 for 1, $150 for 2, $600 Table of 8
Purchase Online; Includes Lunch & Refreshments
Proceeds go to the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
Info: Angel Price, 800-363-2807 ext. 236, or by
Operation Eskimo, our partnership with the Edmonton Eskimos to collect recyclable drink containers at Edmonton Eskimo games at Commonwealth Stadium, has been a phenomenal success for the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA). At the four games we participated in to date, our team of volunteers, outfitted in our bright lime green t-shirts, were able to collect approximately thirty thousand bottles and cans to support our community programs and services. Support for our organization from game attendees has been overwhelming, and our involvement in the games has been very beneficial in increasing our exposure in Edmonton. We were able to speak with lots of fans about our mission and goals, and even enjoyed sharing cause with out of town visitors supporting their teams from Saskatchewan and Montreal!
During our initial three-game trial with the Edmonton Eskimos organization, our outstanding volunteers demonstrated their professionalism and dedication. Duane Vienneau, Vice President, Marketing & Brand Management for the Edmonton Eskimos, decided to continue our Operation Eskimo program, and the CPAA will be collecting bottles at home football games for the remainder of the season. This is great news for our organization and only just the beginning of our partnership with the Edmonton Eskimos. Recently, they’ve published an article on their website titled “Drink a Wide Mouth, Support a Good Cause”.
Our sincerest appreciation and thanks go to our hardworking and passionate volunteers – we commend you for bringing your positive “can-do” attitudes for setting up at each game and working until past the end of the game. Many of our volunteers have disabilities, but their disabilities don’t limit their involvement – you all truly live Live Without Limits! A special thank you from our Operations Team goes to Colleen Graham, family member of Jamie Graham, CPAA Staff member and coordinator of Operation Eskimo, for going above and beyond expectations in volunteering for the games.
We are looking for high-energy volunteers to join us at the upcoming Edmonton Eskimos games on Friday October 5, Saturday October 13, and Friday November 2 to help us collect recyclable drink containers. Come by yourself, or sign up with your friends and family, or all your coworkers, you'll be sure to have lots of fun. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to volunteer with us at Operation Eskimo - bring your team spirit!
On Tuesday, September 4, we took an important step forward in the history of Cerebral Palsy Associations across Canada and the world as we simultaneously celebrated World Cerebral Palsy Day and launched the World Cerebral Palsy Challenge. Both events raised the profile of all the Cerebral Palsy organizations and their members, but the Challenge also raised critical funds for vital services in our communities.
Over this past month, over two-thousand teams from Australia, the United States and Canada stepped up to take on the 2012 World CP Challenge! Through active lifestyle choices like walking, running, rolling, hiking, lifting weights and even yoga, World CP Challenge team members worldwide have logged more than 500 million steps. In Canada, over 220 teams, in support of 7 provincial Cerebral Palsy organizations, raised more than $60,000! Here in Alberta, 77 teams registered to support the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta, with 39 teams from corporate partners.
A heartfelt thanks to all our participants and supporters, whether you were on a team or able to donate: you are all the reason Canada’s inaugural World CP Challenge has been a great success. We are excited to continue growing the Challenge in years to come; undoubtedly, this is merely the beginning!
On behalf of the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors, individuals and teams who participated in the Motion Specialties & Eco Medical 2012 Life Without Limits Challenge. This years’ challenge raised over $65,000 in support of the CPAA and the vital programs and services that we provide.
Calgary Life Without Limits Challenge Awards
Edmonton Life Without Limits Challenge Awards
Calling all Calgary Marathon Participants! Make your race more meaningful with the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge & select the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta as your Charity to support Life Without Limits
Fundraise for the CPAA as you train for the 49th Annual Sociabank Calgary Marathon on May 26, 2013! Early bird registrations end Oct. 31, 2012 so sign up soon!
How to Participate
Now you can set up your own page and start fundraising!
For more information about the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge, click here.
Dan Barnett, Operations Manager, and Jamie Graham, Operations Assistant
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta's Operations Team has busy going out into the community this summer collecting clothing and beverage container donations to help support our programs and services. Thank you to our dedicated staff and volunteers for putting on some great clothing drives in Calgary and Edmonton, and especially to all the members of the community who dropped off donations - you are helping us to empower people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to live Live Without Limits!
We are also excited to announce a new beverage container recycling bin in Edmonton on the University of Alberta campus at the north end of Hub Mall. The Operations team is always working to place drink container bins in the community; please contact Dan Barnett, Operations Manager, if you would like to host a bin at your home or office. Call Dan at (403) 543-1161 or toll free 1-800-363-2807, or send him an .
We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Edmonton Eskimos. Operation Eskimo is an opportunity for the CPAA to collect recyclable drink containers at three upcoming Edmonton Eskimo games at Commonwealth Stadium:
Operation Eskimo came to fruition through the determined efforts of Jamie Graham, a CPAA member, volunteer, and staff member. Six months ago, Dan Barnett, Operations Manager, tasked Jamie with reaching venues with high volumes of people to collect recyclables. Jamie was able to speak with Duane Vienneau, Vice President, Marketing & Brand Management for the Edmonton Eskimos, and secure the arrangement to collect drink containers during the three games. This is a wonderful testament Jamie living Life Without Limits through working with the CPAA to accomplish new successes, and we are proud of Jamie's work with the Edmonton Eskimos to secure this donation opportunity.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the drink container recycling at the Edmonton Eskimos games. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Elizabeth Kaleta, Office Manager, at (780) 477-8030 or by .
We depend on our generous donors to enable us to continue making a positive impact in Alberta. Get involved and donate today! For more information about our Recycling Programs, please click here.