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GEOMEER Wins Silver at 2014 Duncan Craig LLP Laurel Awards

This September, GEOMEER was presented with the honour of a Silver Award at the 2014 Duncan Craig LLP Laurel Awards. With over 100 years of continuous practice in Edmonton, Duncan Craig LLP holds the annual Laurel Awards to celebrate the law firm’s ongoing commitment to community service. These awards pay tribute to not-for-profit organizations that… Read more »

Charitably Chasing Summer

GEOMEER’s third annual Charitable Chase kicked off with bright spirits and sunny skies. With almost 300 participants and 60 volunteers, runners soaked in the beautiful weather and scenic route as friends and family cheered them on. After the race, participants enjoyed great food, music, and activities, including bouncy castles, face painting, and tug-of-war. But for… Read more »

Why Does Community Matter?

Life moves fast when your nose is in your phone…when your boss schedules yet another dinner meeting…when your work uproots you to an entirely new city. It’s easy to feel detached in our society and to retreat behind a television screen rather than reach out to our neighbours. Despite all the gains of modern technology,… Read more »

Connecting People to Their Local Community

GEOMEER is ringing in the New Year by celebrating our fifth successful Helping Hampers campaign! When this project first started as an attempt to engage students and community in a local, meaningful project, we would have never guessed that we would be where we are today. Thanks to countless students, staff and volunteers we have… Read more »

A Hopeful Solution to an Unsettling Truth

The United Nations has reported that more women than men live in absolute poverty. To some, this may be a surprise; unfortunately, it is a reality. The Canadian Women’s Foundation notes that women are more likely to spend more time doing unpaid work (4.2 hours compared to 2.2 hours for men), leaving them less time… Read more »

Maintaining the Cycle of Poverty

I am sure that many people have seen this proposed budget that McDonald’s and Visa put together to prove that it was possible to live on minimum wage. However, it turns out that it is almost impossible to live on a minimum wage. Robyn Pennachia reported that the budget shown is from “Illinois where minimum… Read more »

A Fresh Start to a New Year

We hope that you have had a wonderful summer! With the beginning of the school year comes many stresses for families as they strive to complete all the tasks necessary. Paying school fees, buying new clothes, and getting the right school supplies are among these essential tasks to get ready for the year. Our latest… Read more »

It’s Time To Suit…Wait For It…Up!

With classes starting in three weeks, back-to-school is coming too fast for many families. The return to school comes with many costs; families must pay for bus passes, school fees, new school materials, books and clothes. On top of this, regular bills must be paid and food for lunches must be bought. Suddenly, the piling… Read more »

Suit Up is Back!

With classes starting in three weeks, back-to-school is coming too fast for many families. The return to school comes with many costs; families must pay for bus passes, school fees, new school materials, books and clothes. On top of this, regular bills must be paid and food for lunches must be bought. Suddenly, the piling… Read more »

Shine Some Light into the Lives of Others

              Welcome back everyone to warm sunny days, dinners on the patio and the best months of the year. Spring has arrived in time to dry up the trails, grow the grass and prepare the beautiful landscape of the Whitemud Ravine for the participants of the 2013 Aspen Gardens Community Challenge. This is the… Read more »