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 Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum, Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and profiles active Non-profit and business organizations. If you would like to be featured in this section please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Create your own member story: join GPVSB today! 

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YMCA of Northern Alberta - Grande Prairie Region

Mission: The YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people in spirit, mind and body.
Vision: Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.

Ken Loudon, YMCA of Northern Alberta Regional ManagerWhen you hear YMCA many things may pop into your head, most likely that song from the late 70’s.  The Grande Prairie YMCA of Northern Alberta has been operating in the city for 10 years now and continues to grow to meet the community needs in GP. Many YMCA branches focus on 3 pillars, the local branch currently focuses on the 2 main areas Child Care and Community Programs.

Coming to Grande Prairie 10 years ago the Y started with 2 Child Care Centres , today the YMCA currently offers 13 programs in 10 Child Care Centres located around the city, all but the Patterson Child Care Centre, are located in Schools thanks to the YMCA partnering with the County, Public, and Catholic School Districts. Depending on the Centre ages of the children range from 12 months to 12 years old, and the Centres combine to care for on average 400 kids a day. As new schools are being open in the area the Y hopes meet the growing child care demand and open more centres with the support of the school districts in the near future. 

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Grande Prairie & District Victim Services Association

The mission of Grande Prairie and District Victim Services is to provide a highly skilled, compassionate level of service to any victim of crime or tragedy, through our dedicated staff and trained volunteers

Joan Suddaby - GP & District Victim Services Executive Director

Inside the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment is the main office of the Grande Prairie & District Victim Services, they also have a satellite office in Spirit River. The recognized charity partners with the RCMP, the City and County of Grande Prairie and other agencies to provide much needed services to the area.  When Residents of GP and area are victims of crime, experiencing a family crisis or tragic event the Victim Services are there to support them. The Organization is there to help individuals who are a victim of crime with Victim Impact Statements, Financial Benefits Program, and in cases with a conviction Restitution.  They offer support during police investigations and court proceeding, helping to prepare the victims for what to expect in terms of testifying, how the trial proceeds, attending the hearings for support and provide referrals to any services needed like counselling.  Advocates and staff are able to provide immediate crisis intervention on the referral of the RCMP or other agencies they can help with domestic violence, stalking, sudden deaths, dating violence, and harassment, help with obtaining protection orders, and provide information, dealing with stress and grief/trauma support. They are dedicated, compassionate and prepared to provide emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crimes and tragedies, as well as witnesses and family members.

Read more: Grande Prairie & District Victim Services Association

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