Community Involvement

Business Service Network

A unique network of local, provincial and national organizations collaborating and sharing information & resources to enhance services for the Wood Buffalo business community is the vision. The mission is to provide the best possible services and facilitate processes for clients. Committee meetings will occur once a month and will eventually be every other month.

Careers: The Next Generation

CAREERS: The Next Generation offers programs to high school students in areas of trade apprenticeship, coop employment training and other programs. There is an RMWB Advisory Committee, which NAABA is involved in. The meetings occur quarterly. Click here for more information.

National Aboriginal Days

On June 21st, 2007, was Canadians’ first opportunity to participate in the National Aboriginal Day. It is a day to recognize the unique achievements of Aboriginal people, in agriculture, environment, nation building and the arts, with a national day of celebration. June 21st kick starts the 11 days of Celebrate Canada. The planning committee meets from February to June of each year. Click here for more information.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo

Community Futures Wood Buffalo fosters community development through the delivery of business advisory services and related programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses. There are various subcommittees, including Rural Economic Development, in which a NAABA representatives participants. Committee meetings occur once each month. Click here for more information.

Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards

The Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards Committee organizes the annual awards event. The vision of this committee is “to bestow appreciation for the achievement of Aboriginal people in, or from, this region by recognizing excellence in specific fields; by doing this in such a way that more and more people and institutions participate in ensuring that the Regional Aboriginal Recognition Awards make a positive impact on the lives of all people.” The planning committee meets from October to February of each year. Click here for more information.

United Way

The United Way of Fort McMurray is a registered charity that provides vital support to more than 50 local programs and services. We build partnerships in the community to tackle social issues such as poverty, lack of affordable housing and domestic violence. The United Way provides support to programs focused on building safe homes and neighborhoods, healthy families and seniors, self reliant individuals, successful children and youth, and building capacity in nonprofit organizations and our communities. Many of our member agencies have programs that reach outside of Fort McMurray into the rural and outlying communities of Wood Buffalo. The United Way works diligently to research the areas where funding can make the biggest impact. Our volunteers and staff review funding submissions, conduct interviews and visit agencies in an effort to provide constant accountability to our funders. Click here for more information.