News / All News

Music with a Mission 2018: Benefit Concert Recap

BY MITCHELL DANSER A tremendous thank-you to the Rosedale Valley Strings, the Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra, and ihana Youth Choir for putting on the 2018 “Music with a Mission” fundraiser concert in support of A Better World. Through donations and a silent auction, the groups were able to raise $9,000 in contribution to

Continue Reading →

First-ever surgery service assessment trip: improving mobility one life at a time

Pictured above: (left to right): Beryl watches on as Azalea Lehndorff of Calgary and Dr. James Mogire assess her leg in Kenya in late December. Beryl has already had two surgeries to improve her limited mobility resulting from a rare disorder that she and two of her siblings share in which one of the bones

Continue Reading →

Dalhousie University’s Tribute to Dr. Ken Hill

By David A. Egan It is a great honour to have the opportunity to say a few words about Ken who was a great colleague and friend. It is hard to believe that almost thirty years have elapsed since we last met and he retired. In the mid to late 1960s, Ken was one of

Continue Reading →

Project Manager Profile: Karen Leung, Surgery and Rehab Service

“I am inspired when I see the “ah, ah” moment when mothers of disabled children realize that they are not alone, that their children are valued.” – Karen Leung   Article from Dalhousie University Alumni Profiles “In this issue, we are delighted to highlight the accomplishments of Karen Leung (Hill). (Daughter of the late School

Continue Reading →

Creating a better, more sustainable world: Education in Afghanistan

Pictured above: Azalea Lehndorff, A Better World’s 100 Classrooms project manager and an alumnus of Burman University, was named to the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 under 30 list recently. By Ashli Barrett, Lacombe Globe Azalea Lehndorff believes opportunity for younger generations is key to building a sustainable future. To that end, the

Continue Reading →

Compassion Comes Through: Looking back on Compassion12

Pictured above: Representatives of Sunny 94 FM in Lacombe became Secret Santas last December for those less fortunate in the Lacombe area. They helped organize the Sunny Secret Santa Toy Drive, along with Lacombe Family and Community Support Services and Lacombe Kinsmen. The radio station staff also brought in a donation for the toy drive. By

Continue Reading →

Top 30 Under 30: Azalea Lehndorff Recognized by Alberta Council for Global Cooperation

ABW 100 Classrooms Project Manager Azalea Lehndorff has been recognized as one of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30. Azalea has been working to provide equal opportunities for girls to receive education in Afghanistan since 2010. This year, the 100 Classrooms Project goal will be met with the completion of two

Continue Reading →

2017 Annual Report

Thank you for your support in 2017—check out our Annual Report below! 2017 Annual Report

Continue Reading →

Red Deer’s Gord Bontje gives $500,000 to A Better World – Red Deer Express

Pictured above: SCHOOL VISITS – Gord Bontje visiting a classroom at Gilgil Primary School By CARLIE CONNOLLY, Red Deer Express   Co-owner of Laebon Homes gives the gift to celebrate 60th birthday. Local businessman Gord Bontje, founding partner of Laebon Homes, gave $500,000 to A Better World in celebration of his 60th birthday. Last October the organization

Continue Reading →

Albertans choose to leave a legacy in East Africa 

By LAURA TESTER There’s something special about leaving a legacy and celebrating a birthday too in East Africa. Last October, A Better World Canada hosted a special Legacy Circle trip to Kenya and Rwanda in honour of its most dedicated philanthropists. Together, these passionate individuals and groups have invested more than $12 million in making

Continue Reading →

Finding Furaha – Dedicated to all those who make this world a better place

One of the themes of Christmas is Joy. In this part of the world where I am over Christmas, being joyful is not something that comes to my mind especially in the hospital where a small group of us are working to improve the outcome of our surgery program. As I travel on this bumpy,

Continue Reading →

A Red Deer school student wins a humanitarian award scholarship

By Mamta Lulla, Red Deer Advocate Pictured above: Claire Welikoklad helped students in two African countries and won a Humanitarian Service scholarship from A Better World Canada. Photo supplied. A Grade 11 Red Deer student has won A Better World’s Humanitarian Service Award Scholarship after helping students in two African countries. Claire Welikoklad, who attends École

Continue Reading →

Media Contacts

Members of the media are encouraged to contact us with inquiries about A Better World, our projects, our people, or any related subjects:

Carl Hahn
Director, Marketing & Communication
A Better World Canada
Office: 403.782.0325