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 Brenda Woodman - Nominated By Alberta Works

CIABrendaBrenda works closely with Alberta Works, and for the last 2 years has been integral in the delivery of their Free Volunteer Income Tax Program that is organized by Canada Revenue Agency, to provide an important service that helps individuals with modest income and a simple tax situations to file their tax return.  After taxes are completed, this allows community members to access the government benefits they are entitled to,and different community organizations that can further assist their needs. She has run similar programs with other non-profit organizations over the years.

Brenda works hard to complete taxes for free to low income Albertans within the Grande Prairie community, having completed nearly 600 returns this year alone. Brenda is always there to help in any way she can, even going to meet clients who can’t come to the Alberta Works Centre at the Town Centre Mall due to illness or other issues.

Read more: Caught in the Act - Brenda Woodman

 Caught in the Act

Brendon Mercier - Nominated By Goodwill Industries of Alberta

by Tanya Ruigrok, GPVSB Communications


Brendon Mercier was hard at work when I arrived on Monday afternoon, having already dived into his weekly duties in his volunteer position at Odyssey House.  Brendon is a client of Goodwill Industries of Alberta through the Power of Work program and volunteers as a Goodwill Volunteer at Odyssey House.  His duties include recycling, sweeping the parking lot, mowing the lawn, shovelling snow, cleaning and general building maintenance.

Read more: Brendon Mercier



Caught in the Act

Connie Nooy and Alberta Health Services Rehabilitation Program

by Erin Murphy, GPVSB Communications


Connie was born in Rycroft forty years ago, mother of two boys and just became a new grandmother! She has been a book keeper her whole working life. The volunteering she has been doing help keep her active and a part of the local community.

Connie had started volunteering two years ago during her spare time in many places around Grande Prairie. She started volunteering at the QEII hospital in September 2015 when the rehabilitation program for seniors had begun. She was excited to make help make a difference and to “encourage the patients to become active and socialize.”

Read more: Alberta Health Services


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