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Current Program Updates

March 2022

November 2021:

  • Steven is a law graduate HEAL supported to attend school and university. We are very proud to announce that he has just been admitted to the Ugandan Judiciary as a magistrate (Judge) and will be assigned to a court shortly. Our congratulations go out to Steven on this huge accomplishment. The people of Uganda will benefit from his wisdom and compassionate nature.

September 2021:

  • Primary and secondary schools in Uganda will remain closed until vaccination rates increase, including for children 12 - 18. All teachers must be vaccinated too. Vaccine supplies are limited at this time.
  • Ugandans don't have federal financial support programs, local food banks or social safety nets. Your donations continue to help our children and their families survive in a time of dire need.

August 2021:

  • World Music & Dance event. This afternoon of singing, dancing, and music in the great outdoors was fun for all. Many new supporters joined our community.

July 2021:

  • With Uganda back in lockdown due to rising COVID numbers, schools are closed and we are back to focusing on food deliveries and ensuring that students remain safe and with proper shelter at this time.

April 2021:

  • Our Peer Education Kaborole program created this poster to support safe school reopenings. Peer educators will be distributing the poster in all classrooms and notice boards in schools that they are active in.
  • St. Lawrence Secondary School students are being provided bursaries to help defray the cost of returning to school.
  • Our sponsored students sent letters of thanks and news. These will be distributed in the coming weeks and provide a wonderful connection between both parties.

March 2021:

  • Schools are beginning to re-open in phases and children are happy to be back learning and in supportive environments.

Fall 2020:

  • Along with our partner, YES Uganda, vulnerable families were provided money, food and/or tools, supplies, and instruction to grow food for their own needs.

March 2020:

  • Uganda, like many other countries, has been hit hard during the COVID pandemic. Food security has been threatened as livelihoods are in jeopardy due to restrictions on travel and loss of income. Food supplies are difficult to source and families do not have enough money to purchase what is needed.

Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturday September 10th for our 2nd annual outdoor World Music and Walk fundraiser.  For more information and to purchase tickets, click on this link:  https://healinternational.ca/world-music-and-walk

Past Events

World Music & Dance, 2021

Fun run, bottle drive, silent auction and other activities to fundraise. Here are some of the photos from that event thanks to Marcufotography.ca and ifillmedia.com.

Killer Heels for H.E.A.L., 2016 - 2019

This was our annual fundraiser with Lexus of Edmonton generously hosting us along with other community partners.
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Cabin Fever 2015, 2014
Long time supporters, the Fillmore’s, hosted a wonderful evening of music, food, silent auction and games in their home in support of H.E.A.L. activities.

1950’s Fashion Show
Hosted by long time H.E.A.L. supporters and past board members, Dr. Walter & Jean Kipp, guests were treated to an up-close look at the fashions of the day while touring a heritage home.

Fabric Sales Events (2013 - 2015)

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Benefit Concert 2014
Concert attendees were treated to music from Edmonton music scene legends, F & M, Colleen Brown and The Old World Record.
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Volunteer Salutes

H.E.A.L. International is fortunate to have a cadre of volunteers that donate time, expertise and friend-raising abilities to the organization. Whether they are occasional/episodic, online, time contributors (e.g. student interns), groups that volunteer as a unit, advisory council and other high-level volunteers or the board, H.E.A.L. International would not be able to achieve our positive outcomes without their contributions.

In honour of our volunteers, we established an annual Report on Volunteers to ensure our volunteers are visible, recognized and celebrated.

2022 Volunteer Salute
2021 Volunteer Salute
2019 Volunteer Salute
2018 Volunteer Salute

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