HEAL International

HEAL International 2017 Killer Heels for HEAL

Killer Heels 2017

Thank you to everyone that supported the Killer Heels for HEAL event from those that sponsored our evening, donated goods and services, volunteered or attended. Together our vision for improving the quality of life of vulnerable children in Uganda will be one step closer to being realized.


Platinum Sponsor….
….Brent and Terry Fillmore
Gold Sponsor….
….Dr. Denis & Kathleen Meyer
Bronze Sponsors….

….Sarat Maharaj
….Carol Blair & Associates

Event Host ….
…. Lexus of Edmonton
Fashion Show ….
…. Sheila Stang of Tiffany Blue – The Designer Consigner
Caterer ….

…. Chef Paul Shufelt, The Workshop Eatery

Music & Photo Booth ….

…. Dean Vince DJ and Imaging

Promotions ….
…. Avenue Magazine
Creative Services ….
…. Odvod Media
Printing ….
…. Factor Forms West Ltd.
….Alexandra Marcu
Refreshments ….

…. Nespresso Canada
…. Enotri – roots matter

Flowers ….
…. Studio Bloom
Master of Ceremonies ….
…. Erin Isfeld, CTV News, Edmonton

Silent Auction Donors:

Acme Animals, Ontario Aliya’s Foods
Arts on Main Gallery, Ontario BTU Services
Carol Blair Castello di Gabbiano, Italy
CKUA Continental Treat
Costco, St. Albert Enotri – roots matter
Florence Holt Focus on You
Hotels on Whyte Lauren Mann
Needle Vinyl Tavern Nespresso Canada
Pinocchio Ice Cream Ryan Gustafson
Sayvrique Designs Shaida & Lutaf Moloo
Shane Stevenson Smith & Wight Opticians
Telus World of Science Edmonton The Workshop Eatery
Waupoos Winery, Ontario
…and other generous donors who wish to remain anonymous

Special thanks:

Airtek Systems Inc Trudy Callahan
Tina Fagan Linda Killick
Jean & Walter Kipp Bruce Kirkland
Janelle Lea Lawton Denise Torpe
Glamazon Beauty Boutique:
Monikah Glamazon & team



Photo credit: Alexandra Marcu Photography:


Education For Girls 

Juliet Nurse HEALWe at HEAL International would like to congratulate Malala Yousafzai on being granted honorary Canadian citizenship.  We join her in her quest for girls in underserved countries to access good quality education.  Over the past 9 years, HEAL International has helped to provide access to education for hundreds of young girls in western Uganda. One example is Juliet, a 25-year-old nurse who came from an unprivileged background with little hope for her future.  HEAL International helped her to complete a nursing program.  She has graduated and is working with her husband, a doctor, in a refugee camp aiding those escaping genocide in South Sudan.  She is a demonstration of the power of education and generosity of our Canadian donors.

HEAL International (Health, Education and Leadership) is an Edmonton-based, non-denominational organization responding to local priorities in Uganda. HEAL is involved in several projects which build on local strengths and provide opportunities for community development through education, health initiatives and youth leadership.

Our Mandate

HEAL International was conceived from a vision* of vibrant, healthy communities that:

  • provides support to meet the basic needs of children, youth and families.
  • promotes inclusion to enable all members to participate actively in social, economic, cultural and political life.
  • promotes opportunities for the lifelong acquisition of knowledge and skills by all members.

* from “Reclaiming Our Humanity”, Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute of Social Policy, December 2001.

Our Partner

We have long-standing relationships with the communities we work with.  We work with established and trusted partners in Uganda, such as YES (Youth Encouragement Services) Uganda, a well-established Ugandan NGO that has been helping orphaned children and vulnerable families since 1996.   Other partners include health and education departments at various levels of local government.