Project / Neighbours Project

About This Project

Neighbours is a program that focuses on local individuals or families in financial need facing overwhelming circumstances and need the help of their “neighbours.”


Neighbours is a local division of A Better World Canada, a Central Alberta based humanitarian development agency. A Better World has improved lives around the world funding more than 100 projects in 15 countries since 1990. As crucial as A Better World’s work in developing nations has been, we also want to assist those in need here in our own communities. We look forward to working together to show Central Alberta what it means to put the word “Neighbours” into action!

Our Philosophy

To intentionally create recognition that a neighbourhood is not “I” but “We”

Our Vision

A community where neighbours are caring and connected

Our Mission

To identify and help individuals and families who are marginalized for reasons beyond their control.

Our Values

Invest in practical and lasting solutions
Include the recipients in deciding on solutions
Involve the community in providing solutions

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Current Phase

2018 Neighbours Project

$30,000 goal

$0 raised

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Phase Objective

To help one family with a local project. The Neighbours Committee is preparing for the 2018 project.

Project Leader:  Ronda Ziakris

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Completed Phases

2017 Neighbours Project

To renovate the new location for Sylvan Lake’s Food Bank

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2016 Neighbours Project

As crucial as A Better World’s work in developing nations is, we also strive to assist those in need here in our own communities through the “Neighbours” Project. Our 2016 project is to build an addition onto the existing home of the Summers family that will include a maste…

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2015 Neighbours Project

Our 2015 project is to help out the McGregor family with their 10-year-old daughter Katha who has been diagnosed with the fatal Niemann-Picks disease. Our goal is to make a comfortable hospice environment so she can be at home for as long as she can.

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2014 Neighbours Project

Neighbour’s signature project for 2014 will be to fund and complete renovations to a home of a little girl that has a unique chromosomal disorder which will help ease the burden on the family. The renovations would include renovation to the bathroom, doorways, and the living room.

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