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Creating Greater Access to Legal Support: My Experiences with the Elizabeth Fry Society

By Danielle Bailey-Heelan What did your Stretch Experience involve? My Stretch Experience was with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta (EFRY) where I contributed in various ways. I worked as a Court Worker, triaging individuals through to duty counsel, and providing general information on legal proceedings and support for disadvantaged populations. Early on, my […]

Unity through Empathy

By Jenna Mulji In April 2015, the Nepalese earthquake destroyed many homes, taking over 9,000 lives and injuring at least 22,000 people. Four years after, the repercussions of this earthquake are still felt, both within urban centres such as Kathmandu, as well as the rural areas, where government help is less accessible. Despite the trauma […]

Increasing the Reach and Impact of YoungLeaders.World

Hi all! My name is Julianna Stern and I am working at YoungLeaders.World (YL.W) as the Communications and Business Development Intern for my Stretch Experience. YL.W is a non-profit organization in Edmonton that provides leadership training to youth through local and international summits and conferences. Officially founded in 2016, YL.W is now growing rapidly and […]

Navigating the Labyrinth of Law

While a lot of us at PLLC may not be familiar with the rising cost of litigation (understandably so given our young age), more and more Canadians are having difficulties gaining equal access to justice in non-criminal matters. For the most underprivileged of us in the community, this distinction is even more daunting, especially since […]

Selfless Service

By Mayank Pathak “Seva” is a word in Punjabi that means ‘Selfless Service’. It is a word that brings people together to become leaders in their communities by serving them. Serving the community as they are your family is a very important concept for the Indian, and more specifically the Punjabi culture. My name is […]

Harder than it looks

Hello everyone! My name is Katherine Tilbury and I am one of the Peter Lougheed Scholars from Forum 1B (Buzz!). I am 21 years old, and up until this point in my life I would introduce myself by saying that “I am a 21-year-old student, musician and teacher.” I currently reside in Edmonton, Alberta and […]

Planting Seeds, to Grow Trees, In the Shade of Which We May Never Sit

By Katie MacLean What do you find at the intersection of youth leadership and service, mentorship and support, personal growth and development, and connection with some incredible humans? The Alberta Mentorship Program! The Alberta Mentorship Program (AMP) is a not-for-profit society in Alberta with the mission of connecting youth mentors aged 16-27 to provide peer-support, teaching assistance, […]

Concealed Vibrancy

Hello everyone, My name is Josh, I am a finance major at the University of Alberta and I spent my summer working at an organization called KidSport Edmonton. It started out as just another job to do, something that was interesting and unlike anything I had done before, but not something that I was particularly […]

Designing a Better Way to Donate

In the past 20 years industries from automobiles to news and communication have seen themselves disrupted as science fiction is brought to life through emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, on the verge of surpassing the Turing test. However on a parallel timeline, the not-for-profit and charitable sector has experienced very little of this structural […]