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Current Program Updates             Upcoming Events             Past Events             Volunteer Salutes

Current Program Updates

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 arebeginning 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 HEAL International for an outdoor event filled with world music and dance.  This is our first fundraiser since the pandemic and will be an opportunity for us to come together to have some fun as well as raise money to support orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda.
    • Date:  August 29th, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm MDT.
    • Venue:  Local park across from 1056 Tory Road NW, Edmonton T6R 3A4.
    • This event will also be broadcast online for those who cannot attend in person.
    • Event will include an in-person silent auction.
    • Bring your own chair, water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray (and an umbrella &coat in case of rain).

Past Events

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.

2020 Volunteer Salute (coming soon)
2019 Volunteer Salute
2018 Volunteer Salute

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