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Collectivité

La confrérie Les Chevaliers de Colomb fut fondée par le Père Michael J. McGivney le 29 mars 1882 à New Haven, Connecticut, avec le but de renforcer le catholicisme parmi les paroissiens et de fournir une assurance-vie pour les veuves et les orphelins des membres. Au Canada, les Chevaliers de Colombe furent fondés le 25 novembre 1897. Le premier conseil canadien fut le Conseil No. 284, formé à Montréal, Québec. Dans dix ans, chaque province existante avait ses conseils. En Alberta, les premiers conseils furent établis en janvier 1907 à Edmonton — Conseil 1184, avec N.D. Beck comme premier Grand Chevalier — et à Calgary — Conseil 1186 avec Patrick J. Nolan premier Gand Chevalier. Patrick J. Nolan fut aussi le premier député territorial de Chevaliers en Alberta. Présentement, l’Alberta est couverte par le Conseil d’état Alberta–Territoires du Nord-Ouest.

L’Association canadienne des Chevaliers de Colomb fut créée en 1918 avec l’approbation du Conseil supérieur des directeurs. Son but était de promouvoir la bonne volonté parmi les juridictions canadiennes et de consolider une solidarité dans les problèmes concernant en particulier les Chevaliers de Colomb au Canada, les évêques canadiens et le bien-être de l’ensemble de la confrérie canadienne. La première assemblée fut tenue le 2 décembre 1918 au siège social de l’Armée catholique à Ottawa. En 1922, le commissaire canadien responsable des assurances a mandaté la confrérie de libeller des polices d’assurance dans toutes les provinces.

Les Chevaliers de Colomb sont une confrérie d’hommes catholiques orientés vers la communauté et le bénévolat. Les membres donnent des millions d’heures au bénévolat et aux collectes de fonds pour leurs communautés locales et pour leurs paroisses. L’organisation est aussi bien engagée dans la protection de la vie humaine, de la conception à la mort naturelle, et dans la préservation et la protection de la famille. Aujourd’hui elle constitue la plus grande organisation catholique laïque au monde, avec plus de 1,5 millions de membres. Tout homme catholique âgé de 18 ans et plus peut joindre les Chevaliers de Colomb.

Le sommet hiérarchique de l’organisation est constitué d’un Conseil suprême (international), qui crée et distribue la charte, les constitutions et les lois aux différents Conseils d’état. Les Conseils d’état sont composés de conseils locaux, qui sont organisés à leur tour en districts, puis en chapitres, qui agissent comme entités organisatrices pour les conseils locaux avec le but de coordonner les efforts des différents conseils à travers l’état. Les conseils sont composés de membres des paroisses basées dans une communauté. Tous les niveaux hiérarchiques ont l’autorité de créer et de dissoudre des conseils inférieurs, et les conseils locaux, d’état et suprêmes fonctionnent indépendamment les uns des autres en ce qui concerne les initiatives locales et le financement. La charte, les constitutions et les lois constituent le lien entre les conseils et Les Chevaliers de Colomb ; l’adhérence à ces règlements et le payement de cotisations par les membres et les conseils envers les niveaux hiérarchiques supérieurs constituent la garantie d’appartenance à la confrérie. Chaque conseil d’état organise une assemblée générale annuelle.

Le Quatrième degré des Chevaliers de Colombe fut fondé en 1900 et en Alberta, en 1910, constituant la Province Champlain. Ce degré d’appartenance à la confrérie est connu également come le degré du patriotisme et professe l’amour du pays accompli à travers les devoirs de citoyen et fondé sur les principes chrétiens. En 1921-1922 Alberta formait un district distinct, en 1930-1931 formait un district conjoint avec Saskatchewan, pour être encore un fois séparé en 1937.

Les Écuyers colombiens furent formés en 1925 pour permettre aux jeunes catholiques de s’unir et développer leur leadership, ainsi que de participer aux divers projets. En Alberta, les premiers cercles d’écuyers furent formés en 1924-1928 par Cyril Bretchel, pour être rétabli en 1959 par Walter Leeb.

Collectivité

Le District 1 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Father Gathy Council No. 7725, paroisse St. Patrick, Yellowknife, NWT; charte accordée le 24 janvier 1981;
• Conseil Frère Laurent Bruyère No. 8383, paroisse St. Joseph, Fort Smith, NWT; charte accordée le 24 avril 1983;
• Conseil Hay River No. 8992, paroisse Our Lady of the Assumption, Hay River, NWT; charte accordée le 12 mai 1985.
• Conseil Père Joseph Adam, omi, No. 10093, Inuvik; charte accordée le 7 mai 1989.

Collectivité

Le District 2 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Fairview No. 3131, Fairview, AB; charte accordée le 29 mars 1948;
• Rosary Council No. 3894, paroisses St. James/St. Peters, Manning, AB; charte accordée le 8 août 1954;
• Conseil Holy Family No. 5368, paroisse Holy Family, Grimshaw, AB; charte accordée le 9 décembre 1968;
• Conseil Peace River No. 5873, paroisse Our Lady of Peace, Peace River, AB; charte accordée le 5 juillet 1966;
• Conseil St. Martin of Tours No. 14462, McLennan, AB; charte accordée le 15 février 2008;
• Conseil St. Eugene de Mazenod No. 14709, High Level, AB; charte accordée le 10 février 2009.

Collectivité

Le District 3 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Grouard No. 3025, paroisse St. Anne’s et Notre Dame de Lourdes, Falher, AB; charte accordée le 24 février 1947;
• Grande Prairie Council No. 3241, paroisse St. Joseph, Grande Prairie, AB; charte accordée le 1er août 1949;
• Conseil Peace Heart No. 6692, paroisses St. Joseph/St. Peter & Paul, Spirit River, AB; charte accordée le 4 mai 1975;
• Conseil Valleyview No. 8427, paroise St. Rita, Valleyview, AB; charte accordée le 26 juin 1983;
• Conseil Holy Family No. 11495, paroisse St. Mary, Beaverlodge, AB; charte accordée le 16 janvier 1995.

Collectivité

Le District 4 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Lac La Biche No. 4833, paroisse St. Catherine/St. Anne, Lac La Biche, AB; charte accordée le 29 juin 1959;
• Conseil Bishop Breynat No. 6166, Fort McMurray, AB; charte accordée le 4 séptembre 1969;
• Conseil Plamondon No. 6360, paroisse St. Isidore, Plamondon, AB; charte accordée le 1er mars 1972;
• Conseil Athabasca No. 7788, paroisse St. Gabriel, Athabasca, AB; charte accordée le 8 avril 1981;
• Conseil St. Alphonsus No. 7939, paroisse St. Alphonsus, Boyle, AB; charte accordée le 17 janvier 1982.

Collectivité

Le District 5 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Grandin No. 2715, paroisse St. Paul, St. Paul, AB; charte accordée le 30 juin 1929;
• Conseil Thérien No. 2908, paroisse St. Louis, Bonnyville, AB; charte accordée le 11 mai 1947;
• Conseil Mallaig No. 5849, paroisses St. Jean de Brebeuf/St. Helene/St. Vincent, Mallaig, AB; charte accordée le 27 mai 1966;
• Conseil Père LeGoff No. 7193, proisse St. Dominic, Cold Lake, AB; charte accordée le 13 novémbre 1978;
• Conseil Lakeland No. 10520, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glendon, AB; charte accordée le 6 décembre 1990.

Collectivité

Le District 6 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Westlock No. 3948, paroisse St. Mary, Westlock, AB; charte accordée le 16 décembre 1954;
• Conseil St. Joseph No. 7299, paroisse St. Joseph, Whitecourt, AB; charte accordée le 16 juin 1979;
• Conseil Barrhead St. Anne No. 9142, paroisse St. Anne, Barrhead, AB; charte accordée le 1er décembre 1985;
• Conseil Father Jean No. 10085, St. Peters Celestin Catholic Church, Slave Lake, AB; charte accordée le 2 juin 1989;
• Conseil Father Philip Michael Rooney No. 13487, Onoway, AB; charte accordée le 11 mars 2004.

Collectivité

Le District 7 comprend les conseils suivants :
• Conseil Hinton No. 5138, paroisse Our Lady of the Foothills, Hinton, AB; charte accordée le 11 juin 1961;
• Sacred Heart Council No. 6596, paroisse Sacred Heart, Edson, AB; charte accordée le 3 mai 1974;
• Drayton Valley Council No. 7374, paroisse St. Anthony’s, Drayton Valley, AB; charte accordée le 18 juin 1979;
Grande Cache Council No. 8093, paroisse Holy Cross, Grande Cache, AB; charte accordée le 14 novembre 1982

Collectivité

L’organisation par régions à l’intérieur d’un conseil d’état est gérée par la section 242 de la Loi régissant les Chevaliers de Colomb, section ajoutée par le Conseil suprême en 1909. Les responsabilités d’une région sont de coordonner les activités colombiennes dans une région spécifique, promulguer des statuts et règlements locaux, ainsi que de ressembler les moyens financiers nécessaires aux dépenses.

La Région du Nord de l’Alberta et Territoires de Nord-Ouest comprend les districts 1 à 7. La série est organisée en sous-séries correspondant à chaque district.

Conseil Scolaire du Sud de l’Alberta
Collectivité · 2000-

Après la reconnaissance en 1990, par la Cour suprême du Canada, du droit à la gestion scolaire minoritaire dans la cause connue comme « le jugement Mahé », l’Alberta reconnu par la Loi 8, en 1993, le droit à la gestion par les francophones de l’enseignement en français langue première pour les ayants droit, tel que prévu à l’article 23 de la Charte canadienne. En 1993-1994 sont créés en Alberta trois conseils scolaires francophones (Centre-Nord, Nord-Ouest et Nord-est) et trois conseils de coordination de l’éducation francophone (Calgary, Lethbridge et Fort McMurray). En 2000, la création du Conseil scolaire du Sud de l’Alberta, qui couvre la juridiction réunie des conseils de coordination de Centre-Sud et du Sud, complète la mise en œuvre de la gestion scolaire francophone en Alberta par cinq conseils scolaires francophones.

Le Conseil scolaire du Sud de l’Alberta (CSSA) a été établi en juillet 2000 et a obtenu sa charte officielle en août 2001. La vision du conseil énonce que « les ayants droit bénéficient d’une éducation francophone laïque qui leur permet d’acquérir des savoirs, des savoir-faire, des savoir-être et des savoir-vivre qui leur serviront tout au long de leur vie ». La mission du conseil l’engage à « assurer à tous ses élèves l’accès à une éducation qui vise l’excellence et qui répond à leurs besoins sur les plans intellectuel, affectif, physique, linguistique, socioculturel et moral ». Le CSSA privilégie le partenariat entre le foyer, l’école et la communauté dans la réalisation de sa mission. Depuis son établissement, le CSSA travaille afin d’offrir des programmes crédibles dans les communautés de Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Airdrie, Okotoks et Brooks.

Nolette, G
Personne · 1917-1996

Georges Nolette naquit le 19 novembre 1917 à Saint-Silvestre, Québec, le fils d’Odule et Eugénie (Gagnon) Nolette. Encouragés par le curé Normandeau, la famille quitta le Québec en 1918. En Alberta, ils vécurent au début près de Pickardville, puis à Saint-Paul, pour finalement s’établir au nord de Girouxville en 1928. Il fut membre et président du conseil scolaire pour le district scolaire Belanger No. 4471, 1932–1938.

Georges épousa Irène Laverdière (née 1922) le 11 novembre 1941. Ils eurent six enfants : André, Gertrude, René, Léo, Denise et Roland. Georges acheta la ferme de son père à Girouxville.

Il décéda en 1996.

OMI Vice-province de Grouard
PR0003.004SF · Collectivité · 1901-1986

La Vice-province oblate de Grouard fut créée en 1901, faisant partie du Vicariat des missions de l’Athabaska. Antérieurement, le Vicariat des missions de l’Athabaska-Mackenzie fut établi en 1864 et englobait l’aire géographique de l’Alberta et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest d’aujourd’hui.

En 1901 le Vicariat des missions d’Athabaska-Mackenzie fut divisé administrativement en deux vicariats au long de la parallèle 60 : le Vicariat des missions d’Athabaska (la portion de Nord-Ouest de ce qui deviendra l’Alberta, au Sud de la 60eme) et le Vicariat des missions de Mackenzie (la portion de Nord-Est de ce qui deviendra l’Alberta et les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, au Sud de la 60eme). Le Vicariat des missions d’Athabaska avait trois régions : Athabaska (incluant Fort Chipewyan et Fond-du-Lac), Lesser Slave Lake – St. Bernard au centre (appelée Grouard depuis 1909), et la région de Rivière la Paix.

En 1927 la région d’Athabaska fut transférée au Vicariat des missions de Mackenzie et le Vicariat des missions d’Athabaska devint le Vicariat des missions de Grouard. Mackenzie avait la charge du district d’Athabaska, tandis que Grouard administrait les régions à l’est du 113e méridien, incluant Hay Lake, Fort Vermilion, Rivière-la-Paix, Fairview, Fort Dunvegan, Spirit River, Tangent, Grande-Prairie, Guy, Atikameg, Girouxville, Falher, McLennan, Grouard, Slave Lake, Wabaska et Desmarais, jusqu’en 1948.

En 1967 Rome abolit le système de vicariats de missions sous la direction des supérieurs et tous les vicariats deviennent vice-provinces sous la direction d’un provincial, ce qui éleva le Vicariat des missions de Grouard au rang de Vice-province de Grouard.

La Vice-province de Grouard comprenait une entité civile et une entité canonique pour les oblats du Nord de l’Alberta. L’administration était composée d’un vicaire (plus tard, un provincial) et d’un conseil de quatre membres, incluant un trésorier chargé des affaires financiers.

Le provincial était responsable de superviser l’administration, les opérations religieuses et les aspects financiers de la corporation et d’orienter toutes les activités régionales visant l’évangélisation, l’établissement des missions, des écoles, des orphelinats, des hôpitaux, des dispensaires, ainsi que la construction des églises et chapelles. Le contrôle des investissements et des propriétés, des pensions et de finances du personnel, les fonds pour divers projets et pour la formation des missionnaires et le support de leur travail dans les communautés faisaient aussi partie de ses responsabilités.

L’administration provinciale travailla en étroite relation avec la diocèse catholique-romaine de Grouard-McLennan pour pourvoir au travail missionnaire dans une région de 250,000 kilomètres carrés. Les supérieurs du vicariat étaient souvent aussi évêques du diocèse. La Vice-province fournira des oblats à l’appui du travail diocésain, tandis que l’administration des missions et des paroisses, ainsi que les responsabilités financières du personnel se superposaient souvent. Les oblats appuyaient également le diocèse dans l’administration de sept écoles résidentielles.

Dans les années 1970 le travail missionnaire des oblats se faisait sous un accord avec l’archevêque catholique-romain du diocèse, avec une séparation des affaires financiers et des propriétés.

Le provincial était aussi responsable de la supervision de diverses institutions dans la vice-province, incluant le Centre Notre-Dame de la Paix, le Collège Notre-Dame (fermé en 1971), la maison provinciale, le musée et les lieux de pèlerinage à Girouxville, et le Centre Kisemanito à Grouard.

En 1982 la Vice-province de Grouard avait quatre districts administratifs basés sur une distinction géographique : le secteur d l’Ouest comprenait Spirit River, Eaglesham, Girouxville, Falher et Jean-Côté. Le secteur central comprenait McLennan, Donnely, Guy, Calais et Valleyview. Le secteur du Nord comprenait Assumption, Meander River, Fort Vermilion et High Level. Le secteur de l’Est comprenait Trout Lake, Wabaska, Smith, Slave Lake, Faust, Joussard, High Prairie, Gift Lake et Grouard.

La Vice-province oblate de Grouard cessa d’exister en 1986, à la suite du fusionnement avec la Vice-provinces de Mackenzie et la Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan pour former la Province Grandin.

Supérieurs, Vicariat des missions de Grouard :

• Emile Grouard (1901-1930)
• Jules Calais (1930-1932)
• Joseph Guy (1932-1938)
• Ubald Langlois (1938-1944)
• Henri Routhier (1944-1950)
• Armand Boucher (1950-1956)
• Marjorique Lavigne (1956-1965)
• Jean Marsan (1965-1966)

Provinciaux, Vice-province de Grouard :

• Jean Marsan (1967-1973))
• René Bélanger (1973-1979)
• Clément Richer (1979-1985)

OMI, Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan
PR0003.002SF · Collectivité · 1921-1986

La province oblate de l’Alberta-Saskatchewan fut créé en 1921 sur les fondements du Vicariat des missions de l’Alberta-Saskatchewan. Au début de la présence des oblats dans l’Ouest, leur œuvre était administrée par le Vicariat des missions de St-Boniface, Manitoba. En 1864, la congrégation oblate établira le Vicariat des missions d’Athabaska-Mackenzie et en 1868 le Vicariat des missions de St. Albert. Le Vicariat des missions de St. Albert fut divisé en 1891 pour administrer le Ouest et le Nord, en le Vicariat des missions de St. Albert et le Vicariat des missions de Saskatchewan. Ces deux vicariats fusionnaient en 1906 pour former le Vicariat des missions d’Alberta-Saskatchewan; en 1921 le vicariat fut élevé au statut de Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan.

La nouvelle province comptait 146 membres et couvrait une bonne partie de l’Alberta et de Saskatchewan, de latitude 55 Nord jusqu’à la frontière canadienne-américaine, et des Montagnes Rocheuses et Rivière Saskatchewan de Sud, jusqu’au Sud de Saskatoon et à l’Est jusqu’à la frontière manitobaine.

La Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan était constituée également en corporation civile et en entité canonique pour les oblats de l’Ouest. L’administration provinciale était formée d’un provincial et d’un conseil de jusqu’à cinq membres, d’un trésorier, qui s’occupait des affaires financières, ainsi que de divers comités en fonction de besoins. Le provincial était responsable des affaires administratives, des obéissances et des répartitions, ainsi que de la vie communautaire et des opérations des missions. La province avait aussi la charge de l’administration et de l’opération de écoles résidentielles, des hôpitaux et des orphelinats.

Les responsabilités de l’administration provinciale de l’Alberta-Saskatchewan continuaient sur les lignes directoires des administrations précédentes : superviser l’administration, les opérations religieuses et les aspects financiers de la corporation et orienter toutes les activités régionales visant l’évangélisation, l’établissement des missions, des écoles, des orphelinats, des hôpitaux, des dispensaires, ainsi que la construction des églises et chapelles. Le contrôle des investissements et des propriétés, des pensions et de finances du personnel, les fonds pour divers projets et pour la formation des missionnaires et le support de leur travail dans les communautés faisaient aussi partie de ses responsabilités. En 1935 la Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan comptait 155 membres et était responsable de toutes les missions au sein des Premières nations et de Métis dans les archidiocèses d’Edmonton, Calgary et Prince Albert. La province était également responsable de l’administration des nombreuses écoles résidentielles en Alberta-Saskatchewan, incluant Brocket, Cardston Cluny, Delmas, Duck Lake, Dunbow, Hobbema, Onion Lake et St. Paul. La province était propriétaire du journal francophone La Survivance en Alberta et Le Patriote en Saskatchewan, d’une publication en cris, d’un orphelinat à Prince Albert, de deux sites de pèlerinage, de huit écoles, incluant le Juniorat St-Jean (plus tard collège St-Jean), de nombreuses églises et missions, des établissements d’éducation catholique, et d’une maison de retraite, Star of the North.

Conformément à une division des provinces oblate de l’Ouest basée sur la langue ou l’origine du personnel, la Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan était considérée une province de langue française.

En 1965 la province comptait 145 membres engagés dans le travail de charité, paroissial et éducationnel. En 1982 la province était constituée d’un nombre de districts locaux, avec 83 membres : le district de St. Paul, le district de sud, le district de Saskatchewan, le district de Hobbema, le district de St. Albert, le district de St. Jean, Foyer Grandin et la Maison provinciale. L’administration de chaque district était confiée à un Supérieur et deux conseillers.

La Province oblate d’Alberta-Saskatchewan cessa d’exister en 1986, à la suite du fusionnement avec les Vice-provinces de Grouard et de Mackenzie pour former la Province Grandin.

Supérieurs, Vicariat des missions de St. Albert :

• Vital Grandin (1867-1897)
• Emile Legal (18971906)
• Henri Grandin (1906-1921)

Supérieur, Vicariat des missions de Saskatchewan :

• Albert Pascal (1891-1906)

Supérieur, Vicariat des missions d’Alberta-Saskatchewan :

• Henri Grandin (1891-1921)

Provinciaux, Province d’Alberta-Saskatchewan :

• Henri Grandin (1921-1923)
• François Blanchin (1923-1926)
• Jean-Baptiste Beys (1926-1929)
• Ubald Langlois (1929-1938)
• Henri Routhier (1938-1944)
• Armand Boucher (1944-1950)
• J. Osias Fournier (1950-1956)
• Guy Michaud (1956-1962)
• Maurice J. Lafrance (1962-1965)
• Georges-Marie Latour (1965-1971)
• Thomas Bilodeau (1971-1975)
• Joseph Regnier (1975-1979)
• Maurice Joly (1979-1985

Collectivité

L’organisation par régions à l’intérieur d’un conseil d’état est gérée par la section 242 de la Loi régissant les Chevaliers de Colomb, section ajoutée par le Conseil suprême en 1909. Les responsabilités d’une région sont de coordonner les activités colombiennes dans une région spécifique, promulguer des statuts et règlements locaux, ainsi que de ressembler les moyens financiers nécessaires aux dépenses.

La Région d’Edmonton comprend les districts 8 à 16. La série est organisée en sous-séries correspondant à chaque district.

Sigur, Marguerite
Personne · 1923-2023

Marguerite Sigur naquit le 19 mars 1923 à Saint-Sulpice-la-Pointe, département du Tarn dans le Sud de la France, enfant de Jeanne Mathieu et Laurent Gaudou. Elle eut un frère, Maurice Gaudou, et une sœur, Marthe Gaudou, mariée Pichou. Marguerite épousa Edouard Sigur le 24 octobre 1942 (d. 2001) et ils eurent deux enfants, Marie-Françoise Roseline Sigur (Cloutier), résidant à Regina, Saskatchewan, et Francis Sigur, décédé à Montpellier, France.

Marguerite Sigur fut couturière avant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, puis femme au foyer, et ensuite elle aida son mari dans son entreprise de camionnage; elle travailla brièvement dans un hôpital. Pour longtemps elle fit partie de la chorale paroissiale et organisa des activités récréatives pour les aînés à Aucamville (Haute-Garonne). Après sa retraite, Marguerite et Edouard furent sponsorisés par leur fille pour s’établir à Calgary, Alberta, où ils sont arrivés en 1981. Edouard rentra en France en 1982. Marguerite Sigur, par contre, s’est impliquée aussitôt dans le théâtre local et dans la peinture, ainsi que dans diverses organisations francophones, y compris la paroisse Sainte-Famille, pour environ 20 ans, la Société franco-canadienne de Calgary (responsable de la Villa Jean-Toupin) et le Club de l’amitié de Calgary, un groupe d’aînés.

Elle reçut l’Ordre des sages de l'Alberta en 2005, le titre « bénévole de l'année » en 2003, le Prix Roger-Lalonde en 2004 et en 2012, et la médaille du jubilé de diamant de la Reine Elizabeth II.

Marguerite Sigur déménagea à Edmonton en 2012 pour vivre dans le Manoir Saint-Thomas et décéda en 2023.

PR0077 · Collectivité · 1853-2021

La congrégation religieuse des Sœurs de l’Assomption de la Sainte-Vierge a été fondée en 1853 dans la province du Québec, à Saint-Grégoire, près de Nicolet, en tant que communauté enseignante, par l’abbé Jean Harper. Léocadie Bourgeois fut la première mère supérieure. En 1872 la maison mère de la congrégation est établie à Nicolet, d’où les missionnaires commencent à partir vers les paroisses rurales du Québec.

Les religieuses sont venues dans l’Ouest du Canada en 1891, à la mission oblate d’Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, suite à la demande de Monseigneur Vital Grandin, o.m.i., cherchant des missionnaires enseignantes. Dès là, les Sœurs de l’Assomption se sont répandues vite vers d’autres missions en Alberta et Saskatchewan, desservant également les autochtones et les francophones de l’Ouest canadien. En dehors du Canada, les religieuses ont travaillé aux États-Unis, au Brésil et au Japon.

La communauté a été divisée en provinces ecclésiastiques, avec l’Alberta et la Saskatchewan appartenant à la province de Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste, administrée par un bureau provincial ouvert à Edmonton vers 1900. En 1998 cette province a été dissoute. L’Alberta et la Saskatchewan sont passées sous l’administration directe de la maison mère à Nicolet.

Sous-fonds Section Ste-Anne d’Edmonton
Collectivité

La section Ste-Anne d’Edmonton tiendra son premier rassemblement le 27 février 1973. Claire Bilodeau fut la première présidente de la succursale. La section dissout en 1978.

Collectivité · 1994-2006

The Airdrie Chinook Winds Ball Park Association (ACWBPA) was a not-for-profit association that raised money to build a baseball park in Airdrie, Alberta.

The ACWBPA was formed in 1994 and became incorporated on 15 June 1995 under the Alberta Societies Act. The objective of the association was to construct four class “A” tournament ball diamonds on a portion of the land acquired for recreation facility development by the Airdrie & District Agricultural Society in 1994.

The ACWBPA was a volunteer-run group, with a president, treasurer and eight board members at their incorporation in 1995. Later years saw the association's board diminish to three to four active members. The association's first president was Paul Bailey, who stepped down from the role in February 1997 to be replaced by Dennis Driscoll, a local real estate agent.

The initial vision for the ball park was to be a site for adult ball players in the community. At the time of the ACWBPA's formation, Airdrie had one dedicated ball park, Fletcher's Field. Association members felt that adults in the community deserved a designated space to play ball, and that youth in the community would benefit from having exclusive access to the existing fields in Airdrie.

The construction of the ball diamonds was approved by the City of Airdrie in 1996 after the City received an infrastructure grant from both the federal and provincial governments to develop recreational facilities on a 1/3 cost sharing basis (1/3 federal monies, 1/3 provincial money and 1/3 municipal money). This municipal 1/3 (approximately $158 000) was to be provided by a user group, the ACWBPA. The ACWBPA agreed to participate, and received a loan from the City of Airdrie for the municipal government portion of the grant. The ACWBPA committed to a five-year repayment plan to the City.

Money to repay the loan would come from four primary sources: grants from the Alberta Community Lottery Board, received between 1998 and 2002, income from the Association's charitable gaming license, team membership registration fees, and general fundraising through dances and community advertising rentals on the fields.

The Chinook Winds Ball Park playing fields were opened in May 1999. The concession and washroom facilities for the park were completed in 2002. The ACWBPA closed their accounts with the Royal Bank in 2006, donating the remaining funds to nonprofits in the Airdrie community.

Airworks Media
Collectivité · 1974-1994

Airworks was a well-known commercial studio in the Edmonton area. It was known previously as Machine Shop Studio, Goede Studio and Goede Creative, and was in operation from 1974 to 1994.

Its clients included a wide range of businesses and non-profit organizations who were provided with commercials, audio-visual promotional material and audio-visual training programs. Clients included those such as Travel Alberta, Alberta Motor Association, Edmonton Law Enforcement Games, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Trans-Alta Utilities, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Louie's Submarines.

Albany Avenue Methodist Church
Collectivité · 1912-1925

Albany Avenue Methodist Church was established in 1912 in the area of 110 Avenue and 128 Street in Edmonton, Alberta.

In 1925 the congregation joined the United Church of Canada, a union of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational denominations and it was re-constituted as Westmount United Church. It was re-named Westminster United Church in 1956. Westminster United Church amalgamated with Kirk United Church in April, 1991.

Donnelly, Albert
Personne · 1888-1996

Albert Michael Donnelly was born in Bretchin, Ontario in 1888 into a family of 2 sisters and 8 brothers. While in Ontario, he worked as painter for the Northern Ontario Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway. In 1914, he traveled west and took up plumbing.

After living in Regina, he moved to Rimbey, Alberta to farm with his father's family. After farming, he moved to Edmonton. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) first as a laborer then as a car inspector. He worked in Red Deer for CPR for 39 years. While living in Red Deer, he served as reeve of the Village of North Red Deer (1924-1925) as well as a trustee of the Red Deer Separate School Board for thirty-one years. He retired from the CPR in 1953 and later moved to Osoyoos, BC.

In 1993, he "drove" the first spike in Edmonton's End of Steel Park in Old Strathcona.

He married Mary Isabel Craig (1889-1948) in Lacombe, Alberta in 1917. They had five children: Donald (1925-1962), John, Tom, Bob and David. He later married Justine (Roth) Maller (1906-1984). He died in Oliver, British Columbia in 1996 at the age of 107.

Alberta and Great Waterways Railway
Collectivité · 1909-1928

Plans for the construction of a railway between Edmonton to Fort McMurray -- The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway -- began in 1905. However, the project was not realized until considerable disagreements between the various construction companies and the Alberta Provincial Government ended, and J.D. McArthur builders assumed the project in 1913.

In 1920, the Province of Alberta took over management of the railway. In 1928, the Province of Alberta sold the railroad to Canadian Pacific Railways and Canadian National Railways. Under joint ownership, the two railways formed the independent company Northern Alberta Railways (NAR), and NAR acquired responsibility for the Alberta and Great Waterways line.

Alberta Association for Young Children
Collectivité

The Alberta Association for Young Children (AAYC) formed in 1970 as a provincial association with the goal of uniting parents, educators, volunteer board members, and professions to promote the development of services to young children and their families. The Association held an annual conference, alternating the location between Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer.

A board of directors comprised of ten members of the Association, and the officers of the Society, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, governed the Association. In pursuit of their objectives, the Association worked as a lobby group, disseminated information to the public and government regarding the interests of young children, advocated for the interests of young children, and published a quarterly journal entitled Altachild.

Collectivité

Following a 1969 meeting with Speaker of the House A.J. Dixon, nine women, Flodia Belter, Barbara Shearer, Betty David, Grace Armstrong, Myrtle Costuros, Muriel Cowan, Blanche Gourlay, Sheila MacKay and Min Pettigrew, set about organizing an association to promote the study and use of Parliamentary Procedure as it relates to non-legislative bodies. The Alberta Association of Parliamentarians was incorporated September 8, 1970 under the Societies Act, to develop a knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure among its members. Flodia Belter served as the Association's first president.

More specifically, the Alberta Association of Parliamentarians aimed to provide a medium for the exchange of suggestions and ideas for fostering and developing a knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure among its members, community, groups, clubs, societies and associations, to foster and develop recognition of the importance of Parliamentary Procedure, to encourage full and objective study of Parliamentary Procedure, to co-operate with all members and groups desirous of knowledge, and or, instructions in Parliamentary Procedure, and to encourage the writing of examinations in order to obtain the goal of a Registered Parliamentarian.

The Alberta Association of Parliamentarians became the Alberta Association of Procedural Parliamentarians on November 17, 1978, which was officially registered November 13, 1979. The name was changed to avoid the confusion of being perceived as a politically affiliated society or as members of a politically inclined body.

Alberta Association on Gerontology
Collectivité

Incorporated in 1980, the Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) formed to enhance the knowledge of gerontology in Alberta and the lives of the aging population. In 1981, the AAG became affiliated with the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

A Provincial Board of Directors consisting of a Past President, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, Chair of representative of each Chapter, and Members-at Large govern the Association. The Provincial Board recognizes local chapters, consisting of a minimum membership of 10 members throughout Alberta. Chapters operate within the charter of the Association. The Association offers membership to any individual over 18 in support of Gerontology and the mandate of the Association.

In support of their objectives, the AAG works with provincial government, the Canadian Association of Gerontology, and other provincial gerontology groups such as the Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association to establish programs to aid of their mandate.

Alberta Camping Association
Collectivité · 1949-

The Alberta Camping Association (A.C.A.) is dedicated to the promotion and organization of camping in Alberta. It was initially formed in 1949 as a Provincial Section of the Canadian Camping Association, which was incorporated federally by Letters Patent on November 5, 1949.

The objectives of the Alberta Camping Association were: to further the interests and welfare of children, youths and adults through camping as an educative, character building and constructive recreational experience; to act as an Alberta promotional and coordinating body for camping throughout Alberta; to develop, maintain and recognize high standards in camping; to represent member groups and to serve as a contact between government and those groups, and to keep people informed of governmental developments and regulations; and to interpret and disseminate knowledge concerning camping in general and to study the wider aspects of the camping movement.

The Alberta Camping Association was incorporated in its own right December 17, 1971 under Alberta's Societies Act. The A.C.A. remains committed to quality and safety, offering a Standards & Accreditation program, education and resources for member camp programs and facilities in Alberta. The objectives of the Association now include the aims: to develop, maintain and encourage high standards of organized camping; to provide information about camps and to interpret children's camping to parents and the general public; to strive for the recruitment and training of leaders for every phase of camping; to develop awareness and appreciation of the natural environment, and to encourage activities which are harmonious with it.

Members include camps, associate members, commercial members, student members and general members. The A.C.A is a federated member of the Canadian Camping Association. It is a not-for profit organization managed by a ten-member volunteer board of directors and a staff of three based in Edmonton.

Alberta Colleges Commission
Collectivité · 1969-1973

The Alberta Colleges Commission was founded in 1969 through the passage and proclamation of the Colleges Act (S.A. 1969, c. 14) and began operations on August 1st, 1969. The Colleges Commission first reported to the Minister of Education until 1971, when Order in Council 1617/71 transferred oversight of the Commission to the Minister of Advanced Education.

The primary responsibility of the Commission was to act as an intermediary between the Government and the province's public colleges. Its activities included:

  • coordinating programs and services at public colleges;
  • administering the college system as a whole, including planning the growth and development of the system;
  • providing advice to individual colleges regarding finance and financial planning;
  • inquiring into the financial needs of colleges and advising the government regarding grants to institutions;
  • disbursing to individual institutions funds appropriated by the government for the capital and operating support of colleges as per the Universities and Colleges Assistance Act;
  • regulating the extension or expansion of services, facilities or programs at colleges;
  • promoting and supporting research projects at public colleges;
  • borrowing money for the support of colleges, with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council;
  • acquiring and acting as trustee for any real or other property bequeathed to the colleges system as a whole; and
  • making recommendations to the Minister responsible regarding the establishment of new colleges based on identified needs.

The Colleges Commission was made up of a Chairman appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the Deputy Minister of Education (replaced by the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education as of June 2, 1972), the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, the Deputy Provincial Treasurer, and five other members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Commission was disbanded in 1973 through passage and proclamation of the Colleges Amendment Act, which repealed the sections of the Colleges Act which had created the Commission. The Commission ceased operations effective March 31, 1973, and its functions were integrated into those of the Department of Advanced Education.

Names of chief officers:
Chairman of the Alberta Colleges Commission:
Henry Kolesar (1969-1973)

Alberta Community Art Clubs Association
Collectivité

Members from community art clubs from across Alberta met initially on February 10, 1968, the meeting chaired by Harry Wohlfarth, Assistant Professor of Art for the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta, with the objective of forming an association to organize the various art clubs throughout the province.

The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) was created as a result and incorporated under the Societies Act on June 4, 1968. The goals of the association were to provide a building or buildings for society and community purposes, to provide a centre and suitable meeting place and studio space for various art activities of the community, and to encourage, foster and develop recognition of the importance of culture in the national life. The overall aims were to foster and maintain instruction in art and develop an interest in the knowledge of art and culture in communities throughout the province.

One of the regular activities from the inception of the ACACA was holding juried art shows as a way to promote the purpose of the organization. Membership in the ACACA included both professional and amateur artists as well as art educators and students of art.

Collectivité

The Alberta Bid Depository was established in 1963, but it was incorporated as The Alberta Bid Depository Limited (Ltd.) under The Companies Act (R.S.A. 1955) on January 27, 1964. It was replaced by the Alberta Construction Tendering System Limited (ACTS) on December 4, 1990.

The Alberta Bid Depository Ltd. was created to provide an organized system of bidding for trade contractors. The purposes of the Alberta Bid Depository Ltd. were:

a) to establish a system to improve tendering practices in the construction industry;
b) to protect the sanctity of bidding by making provision for the reception of sealed tenders from trade contractors and sub-contractors and the delivery of firm quotations in writing to prime contracts;
c) to provide adequate time for prime contractors to compile their bids completely and accurately on the basis of firm written quotations;
d) to provide procedures for the handling of bids which are in the best interests of owners, architects, engineers and contractors.

The Alberta Bid Depository Ltd. consisted of a committee known as the Alberta Bid Depository Committee. This committee was made up of representatives from the local construction associations that comprised the Alberta Construction Association, with a chairman appointed by the Alberta Construction Association. The Alberta Bid Depository Ltd. was permitted to operate bid depositories at any location in Alberta where there existed a construction association, which was a member of the Alberta Construction Association. At each place where there existed a bid depository, there was a Bid Depository Management Committee consisting of at least five members of the local construction association. The Bid Depository Management Committee operated its bid depository in accordance with the Rules and Regulations established by the Alberta Bid Depository Committee. Contractors were permitted to use any bid depository of the Alberta Bid Depository Ltd. regardless of their geographical location or membership in any association, provided they observed the rules and regulations of the Alberta Bid Depository Ltd.

Chairmen of the Alberta Bid Depository Ltd.: T.E. Bate (1965); P. McRorie (1966); A.A. Kenwood (1967); J.H. Tims (1968); W.A. Weir (1969); E.S. Easton (1970); B. Campbell (1971); W.W. Ward (1972); W.J. Sissons (1973); A.S. Olson (1974); R.W. Jones (1975); R.A. Steele (1976); G.D. Kermack (1977); D.C. McMechan (1978); R.G. Fowler (1979); L.J. Pelland (1980); R.B. Schuett (1981); F.D. McCarthy (1982); T.J. Bardos (1983); R.W. Forest (1984); J.K. Binninger (1985); J.T. Thygesen (1986); G.D. Russell (1987); F.R. Babienko (1988); J.W. Cameron (1989); P.B. Giannelia (1990).

Collectivité · 1985-2002

Established in November 1985, the Health Line was initiated in response to a recognized need for consumer access to public health information. Five agencies pooled resources to develop the Health Line; these agencies included: the Edmonton Board of Health (EBH), the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), Community Connections, Alberta Health - Mental Health Division and Edmonton Family and Community Services (EFCS). A consortium comprised of representatives from the five agencies administered the Health Line programme.

Specifically, the Health Line was a telephone information service which provided easy access to current health information, free of charge, to all Albertans. The Health Line was fully operational twenty-four hours a day, where consumers could access over three hundred topics. Messages ranged from three and five minutes in length, and dealt with a wide variety of subject areas.

The objectives of the Health Line were: to increase awareness of health facts, to encourage a healthy lifestyle, to help consumers recognize the early signs of physical, social and emotional problems, to help people to learn more about coping with injury and illness. In 1990, alternate funding sources were investigated as the agencies involved could no longer financially support the Health Line due to a policy of restraint in their respective departments. Attempts to secure alternate sponsors were ineffective and the Health Line ceased operations on June 30, 1991.

The original sponsors were then able to secure temporary funding and an action plan pursued; a society was created to give the Health Line a legal entity and to establish itself as a separate community based service. The action plan involved the securing of an alternate sponsor and replacing outdated equipment. The Health Line was able to realize both goals and resumed operations on February 27, 1992. In 1995, the Alberta Consumer Health Information Society (ACHIS) was incorporated as a non-profit society and as a registered charity; the organization's primary service was the Health Line programme.

As the popularity of the World Wide Web grew, the Health Line expanded to include a web-based information service. The Alberta Consumer Health Information Society dissolved July 31, 2002.

Alberta Craft Council
Collectivité · 1980-

The Alberta Craft Council is a non-profit, non-governmental, member organization dedicated to supporting and developing Alberta's fine craft culture and its many participants. The Council was incorporated in 1980 to serve as the umbrella association for craft organizations in Alberta. In 1983, membership in the Council was extended to individuals and corporations. The Council is affiliated with the Canadian Craft Council and World Craft Council.

The Council is responsible for exhibitions, a local shop, a magazine, weekly e-news, a Symbol of Quality program, a product advisory committee, production of post cards and business cards, craft business training, awards and scholarships, and a directory of craft shows.

The objectives of the Council are: to encourage the development and furtherance of crafts and other manually controlled technologies in Alberta; to further research and education in all aspects of crafts and manually controlled technologies; to co-operate with all public and private agencies, international, national, provincial and local agencies, and with federal, provincial, and local authorities in encouraging the development and furtherance of crafts and other manually controlled technologies; to solicit and receive funds by way of contributions, subscriptions, legacies, grants or by any other lawful means and to receive gifts and property of any description; to undertake all such things as are necessarily or incidentally related to the attainment of the objects of the Society.

The Society shall be a nonpartisan, non-profit, non-sectarian, charitable organization. The Society is to carry on its operations without pecuniary gain to its members and any profits or other accretions to the Society are to be used in promoting its objects.

The Alberta Craft Council is governed by a twelve member volunteer Board of Directors. The Council's members elect nine of the Directors; the elected Directors appoint the remaining three positions. The Board is responsible for policy and planning decisions.

Collectivité · 1970-1982

The Alberta Education Communications Authority was established in 1970 by Order in Council (OC) 217/70 in the person of the Minister of Education. As defined in the Alberta Educational Communications Corporation Act (S.A. 1973, c. 3), the role of the Authority was to act as the provincial authority in relation to notices received under the federal Broadcasting Act and to provide oversight to the Alberta Educational Communications Corporation. With the establishment of the Corporation, the Authority's composition was amended by OC 597/73 and OC 932/73.

The AECA was responsible for approval of Corporation's by-laws, budgets, purchases of land, audits, and advances for capital expenditures. The AECA identified educational needs, recommended priorities, and gave guidance to the Corporation concerning the production, acquisition, sales, leasing, etc. of materials of educational nature, whether for use in broadcasting or otherwise. The AECA also had a role in supervising and assessing programs and materials broadcast through the Corporation.

The members of the Authority were ministers of Executive Council appointed through orders in council. The Ministers were the Minister of Education (1970-1982), the Minister of Advanced Education (1973-1975), the Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1975-1982), and the Associate Minister of Telephones (1981-1982).

By OC1172/82, the Board of Directors of Alberta Educational Communications Corporation assumed the powers held by the Alberta Educational Communications Authority.

Alberta Education Council
Collectivité

The Alberta Education Council had its beginnings in the Committee for Teacher Retention and Recruitment, which was formed to assess the problem of teacher shortages in the province of Alberta. The committee was organized at a one-day conference held on December 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Owing to considerable public discussion and criticism of the Canadian school system, a number of individuals then came together to formulate plans to provide a national forum where their problems would be discussed. In October 1957, another committee called the Alberta Advisory Committee for the Canadian Conference on Education was formed to study various topics to be discussed at a national conference held in Ottawa in February 1958. The success of this national conference manifested itself in the formation of provincial committees.

In Red Deer on November 8, 1958 the organizational meeting of the Alberta Committee for the Canadian Conference on Education was held. This meeting saw the dissolution of the Committee for Teacher Retention and Recruitment. At a subsequent meeting of the executive, the organization was formalized by registration under the Societies Act, the name being changed to the Alberta Education Council to more accurately reflect its provincial character.

The objects of the Alberta Education Council were to promote the interests of education in the province, to participate in the activities of the National Committee and to maintain close liaison with member organizations and with other organizations interested in education.

Alberta Government Purchasing Agency
Collectivité

Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:
In 1939 the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency was created.

Functional Responsibility:
The Alberta Government Purchasing Agency was created to form a part of a department as seen in The Alberta Government Purchasing Agency Act (S.A. Chapter 7, 1939). The Agency functioned to acquire by purchase or otherwise all supplies which any Department required. All departmental purchases related to supplies were made through the Agency other than by the exceptions set out in the Act. The Agency was directed by the enabling legislation to acquire supplies produced or manufactured in the Province of Alberta or sold by persons carrying on business in the Province whenever practical to do so.
The Agency was under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Treasurer from its inception until 1975. In 1975, the Department of Government Services was created (S.A. Chapter 11, 1975). With this restructuring of Government, the Government Purchasing Agency, Central Mail and Courier Services were transferred from Treasury to Alberta Government Services.
In 1976, an amendment to The Government Services Act repealed The Alberta Government Purchasing Agency Act. The amendment gave the Department of Government Services the function of the Purchasing Agency and a Director of Purchases. The Purchasing Branch continued to represent the Government in transactions with the private sector for the acquisition of merchandise and services.
In 1982, the department of Government Services merged with the functions of public works from the Department of Housing and Public Works to form the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services. In 1983 the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services Act (S.A. Chapter D-25.2, 1983) repealed The Government Services Act.

Predecessor and Successor Bodies:
The function of central purchasing first appeared in 1925 when the Provincial Treasurer supervised governmental purchases. The first official mention of the purchasing branch was Acting Supervisor of Purchases.
Although the Purchasing Agency was repealed by the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services Act, the function was continued. The Department of Public Works, Supply and Services Act made the Minister of the Department responsible for the acquisition and provision of all supplies that were required by the departments. Every department under this legislation was required to procure its supplies through the Minister. In 2000, the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services merged with the Department of Transportation and Utilities to form Alberta Infrastructure. The function of the Purchasing Branch was altered when Alberta Infrastructure enhanced government procurement practice. The Supply Management Branch provided centralized purchasing of goods and associated services. The central procurement services of the Supply Management Branch are provided by its Procurement Section. The Procurement Section acquires goods over $10,000 required by government departments and establishes Standing Offers for common requirements. Effective April 1, 2002, responsibility for the mandate of Supply Management Branch was transferred from Alberta Infrastructure to Alberta Government Services, Alberta Corporate Service Centre.

Administrative Relationships:
The Lieutenant Governor in Council designated which department the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency would form a part of, and appointed the Director of Purchases to head the Agency. Each Department had an Advisory Purchasing Committee, which determined the necessity for the acquisition of any supplies for the Department. The approval of the Committee was necessary to allow for the purchase of supplies by the Agency. The Lieutenant Governor in Council by Order in Council could allow a Department to make designated purchases.
The Director of the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency could permit any Department to acquire any supplies that can be acquired at a lower cost by reason of transportation costs or for any other reason. The Director, with the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council had the power to make regulations regarding the administration and management of acquisition and purchasing.
Under the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services Act, the Minister was charged with many of the duties the Director of Purchases had in previous legislation. The Lieutenant Governor in Council could, by regulation, provide for the acquisition of supplies other than through the Minister.

Administrative Structure:
The enactment of the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency Act in 1939 gave the existing branch structure. The Act allowed for the appointment of a director and the management and control of the Agency.
In 1976, the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency became the Purchasing Branch of Government Services under the Supply Division headed by a Director of Purchases. In 1983, the Purchasing Branch became part of the Procurement Division of the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services. The Department of Public Works, Supply and Services reorganized and streamlined in 1994. The Purchasing Branch became part of the Supply Division under Information Technology and Supply.

Names of the Corporate bodies:
The enabling legislation named the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency. In 1976 the Alberta Government Purchasing Agency became the Purchasing Branch as seen in annual reports for Alberta Government Services. It continued as the Purchasing Branch under the Department of Public Works, Supply and Services.

Names of Chief Officers:

Director of Purchases
George A. Clash [1941]-[1947]
John Blair [1955]-1957
Bruce L. McLean 1958-[1977]
L. A. Schuck [1978]-1980
Fred M. Husband 1981-1982
M. J. Long 1983-[1984]

Collectivité · 1975-1987

Alberta Handicapped Communications Society, a non-profit society engaged in promoting awareness for handicapped in Alberta, incorporated in 1975. The Society published a monthly newsletter, The Spokesman. The society dissolved in 1987.

Collectivité · 1948-

In 1894 the first hospital auxiliary west of Winnipeg was formed in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Additional auxiliaries would be formed and operated in communities across the province; however, it was not until the 1940's that the hospital auxiliaries in Alberta would officially organize. The first organization, the Associated Auxiliaries of Hospitals of Alberta, would be founded on November 12, 1948, by representatives from Women's Auxiliaries, Aids, and Guilds working for hospitals in the province. The organization's goal was to increase the enthusiasm and interest of women supporters of hospitals by pooling ideas and having a greater impact on the districts involved in the Association.

In 1954 the Association became affiliated with the National Council of Hospital Auxiliaries of Canada, and by 1955 the Association had fifty-five member Auxiliaries. The first scholarship sponsored by the Association was awarded to assist a graduate nurse to further her training in 1957. In 1965 the Association changed its name to the Alberta Hospital Auxiliaries Association (AHAA) to conform to the name change of the Provincial Hospitals Association.

In 1973 the AHAA withdrew from the National Council of Hospital Auxiliaries of Canada. However it re-established its affiliation with the Canadian Association of Hospital Auxiliaries in hopes of drawing on its educational program resources in 1986.

In 1991 the Association changed its name to the Alberta Healthcare Auxiliaries Association. The Association and the individual Auxiliaries are active in a number of areas. The Auxiliaries play a considerable role in making the general public “hospital minded” and spend substantial time visiting hospital patients. In addition to scholarships and bursaries the Auxiliaries also contribute to Alberta health care through gift shops, libraries, and mobile carts. The Association also organizes a variety of other fund raising events as well as an annual convention.

The AHAA is comprised of Local Auxiliaries and each Local Auxiliary is part of one of seven regions: Northern, North-West, North-East, Central, Eastern, Calgary, and Southern. The Association is governed by a President and Executive and each region elects a regional president who sits on the Provincial Board.

Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
Autre

Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:
Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund was established in 1976.

Functional Responsibility: The Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Act (S.A. Chapter 2, 1976) created Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund in recognition that the resource supply is limited and revenue must eventually decline. The investment earning and the capital of the Fund would provide an alternative source of revenue to help finance government services. The immediate benefit of the Fund was that its investments provided the opportunity and resources needed to strengthen and diversify Alberta's economy.
The Fund began with a grant of $1.5 billion from the General Revenue Fund, and thirty per cent of the tax revenue collected from natural resources. In 1983, during a recession, the investment earnings of the Fund were transferred into the General Revenue Fund. In 1984 the percentage of revenue diverted to the Fund was cut to fifteen, and in 1987 the revenues were capped with no new money entering the Fund. On the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund's 25th anniversary in 2001 the Fund was valued at $12.46 billion.

Administrative Relationships:
The Provincial Treasurer had responsibility for the Funds investments. The Provincial Treasurer was required to report on the performance of the Fund quarterly and make public the annual report at the end of the fiscal year. The Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Act (S.A. Chapter 2, 1976) was administered by Alberta Treasury from 1976 until the dissolution of the Department in 2001. In 2001, the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund was transferred to the jurisdiction of Alberta Finance (A.R. 44/2001) and then to Alberta Revenue giving the Minister of Revenue responsibility for the Fund ( A.R. 140/2001).
The Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund reviews and approves the business plan and annual report of the Fund. The Standing Committee has representation from the major parties of the Legislature. The Standing Committee receives regular reports on the performance of the Fund and conducts public meetings on an annual basis in different locations in the Province. The purpose of the meetings serves to update Albertans on the management of the Fund and to solicit input from Albertans on the Fund's objectives.

Administrative Structure:
Under Alberta Treasury, Finance Planning and Analysis was responsible for coordinating Treasury's planning and policy analysis for the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund that include: reviewing potential investments where government support or investment was considered; analyzing and providing recommendations on capital budgets, program initiatives and financing requirements of Crown corporations; providing analysis on various financial issues and recommending alternatives to integrate the economic and financial policies of the Government of Alberta; and preparing quarterly and annual reports for the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. The Investment manager for the Fund was Alberta Treasury's Investment Management Division.
In 1997, the Heritage Fund was re-structured to reflect Albertans' wishes. It was divided into two distinct portfolios: the Transition Portfolio to meet immediate fiscal needs, and the Endowment Portfolio to maximize long-term investments. All assets were transferred to the Endowment Portfolio in 2002.
Under Alberta Revenue the following group or individuals are responsible for management of Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund: the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Standing Committee; the Investment Operations Committee; the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Secretary; the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Manager; and the Auditor General of Alberta who acts as Auditor for the Funds.

Names of Chief Officers:
Ministers responsible for the administration of the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund Act:
Clarence M. Leitch 1975-1979
Louis D. Hyndman 1979-1986
Archibald D. Johnston 1986-1992
James F. Dinning 1992-1997
Stockwell B. Day 1997-2000
Stephen C. West 2000-2001
Greg Melchin 2001-2004
Shirley McClellan 2004-[2007]

Collectivité · 1929-

In 1929, the Alberta Federation of Home and School Associations formed as an affiliate of the Canadian Home and School Federation. In 1994, after amendments to The School Act, the association became the Alberta Home and School Councils' Association (AHSCA).

Comprised of school-based parent groups operating under various names (home and school associations, parent advisory councils, parent-teacher associations, etc.), the Association presents a parental perspective to government and partners in education. As a not-for-profit society, a 15 member elected volunteer board of directors representing parents from across Alberta governs the Association. Parents gain membership through their school council, and province-wide membership includes rural, urban, public, separate, charter and francophone schools. In pursuit of their objectives, the AHSCA provides programs, resources and services to promote and support school council effectiveness.

Alberta Horticultural Association
Collectivité

On November 25, 1951, the Alberta Provincial Horticultural Association incorporated. In 1956, the association changed its name to the Alberta Horticultural Association.

The mandate of the Association is to promote and facilitate the development of horticulture [gardening] in Alberta. The Association maintains an Executive and a Board of Directors with a membership across Alberta. The Association acts as an umbrella organization for local horticultural associations in Alberta. Individual memberships are also available. The Association holds executive and membership meetings in communities throughout the province on what appears to be a rotational basis.

Alberta Industrial Corporation
Collectivité · 1946-1972

The Alberta Industrial Corporation was established in 1946 pursuant to the passage of The Alberta Industrial Corporation Act, (S.A. 1946, chapter 7). The function of the Corporation was to lend money to persons carrying on or proposing to carry on manufacturing or industrial business and to administrate those loans. In the enabling legislation the Corporation was not deemed to be an agency or emanation of the Crown.

The affairs of the Corporation were conducted by a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, who also designated the president and vice-president of the Corporation. In 1946, in accordance with the enabling legislation the Board of Directors consisted of not less than three nor more than five members. The Lieutenant Governor in Council approved all loans made by the Corporation. The Provincial Treasurer under the enabling legislation was authorized to furnish the Corporation a designated sum out of the General Revenue Fund of the Province.

The Alberta Opportunity Fund Act, (S.A. 1972, chapter 11) repealed The Alberta Industrial Corporation Act (R.S.A. 1955, chapter 153, 1955) in 1972 and dissolved the Corporation. All real property and goods and other chattels and all rights, contracts, franchises, asset, liabilities and property of every kind including things in action and causes of action, owned, held incurred or used by the Alberta Industrial Corporation were transferred to the Alberta Opportunity Company.

Alberta Insurance Council
Collectivité

Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:
The Alberta Insurance Council was established in 1988.

Functional Responsibility:
The Alberta Insurance Council was established as a Crown Corporation that functioned to regulate insurance agents and adjusters in Alberta in the Insurance Amendment Act, 1988 (S.A. Chapter 25, 1988). The function of investigation of complaints against insurance companies was transferred to the Alberta Insurance Council from the Superintendent of Insurance in 1993. During 1996 plans were made for the Alberta Insurance Council to become a Crown controlled corporation, for fees to be payable to the Council so that agents, adjusters and insurers bear their proportionate share of the regulatory cost.
The Alberta Insurance Council became a provincial Crown-controlled corporation in 1997. The Alberta Insurance Council functions to ensure a fair and efficient marketplace for the distribution of insurance products. The Alberta Insurance Council is responsible for conducting examinations, licensing, regulating and disciplining insurance agents, brokers and adjusters in Alberta. The Alberta Insurance Council functions to investigate consumer complaints against the industry. As a Crown-controlled corporation, Alberta Insurance Council now retains all examination and licensing fees to pay operational costs, instead of these fees being remitted to Alberta Treasury.

Predecessor and Successor Bodies:
The Superintendent of Insurance administrated the function of regulating insurance agents and adjusters in Alberta previous to delegating this function to the Alberta Insurance Council.

Administrative Relationships:
The Alberta Insurance Council began reporting to the Minister of Alberta Treasury in 1988. In 2001 the Council was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Minister of Finance. The Superintendent of Insurance has delegated responsibility for the regulation of insurance agents, brokers, and adjusters to Insurance Councils. The Lieutenant Governor in Council is not involved in the appointment of members. The corporation is independently funded through the collection of fees.

Administrative Structure:
The Alberta Insurance Council is composed of two appointed public member and one member appointed by each of the following Councils: the Life Insurance Council; General Insurance Council; and Insurance Adjuster Council.

Names of the Corporate bodies:
The Alberta Insurance Council is also known by its acronym AIC.

Names of Chief Officers:
Chairman of the Alberta Insurance Council
G. A. Wentworth [1995]-1996
Lorna Heigerg 1996-1998
Neil Miller 1998-2000
Guy Bourgeois 2000-2001
Ray Wold 2001-[2002]

Alberta Motor Association
Collectivité · 1926-

In 1926, the Edmonton Automobile and Good Roads Association and the Calgary Auto Club merged to form the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) under the Societies Act. The Association continued pursuant to the passing of the Alberta Motor Association Act in 1938.

With over 855,000 members, AMA divides into six geographic regions across the province: Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Each region has its own Regional Advisory Board comprised of volunteer directors chosen from the membership. A board of governors consisting of the Chair of each Regional Advisory Board and ten Regional Directors governs the Association.

In pursuit of their objectives, AMA offers numerous services to its members including driver education, travel agency services, insurance, and mortgages. AMA has also launched road safety campaigns.

Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation
Collectivité · 1956-2003

The Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation was established in 1956 by The Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation Act (S.A. Chapter 3, 1956) to provide financial services for municipalities and other authorized local authorities. The Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation is a non-profit corporation established to assist municipalities and other authorized local authorities to obtain capital funds at the lowest possible cost. The Corporation issued debentures of the Corporation guaranteed as to principal and interest by the Province. These debentures could be used to obtain funds made available to the borrowing entities at more advantageous rates than could be obtained by municipalities and other authorized local authorities borrowing independently.

Initially, the authorized stock of the Corporation consisted of the following shares: Class A, available only to the Crown; Class B, available only to municipalities; Class C, available only to cities; Class D, available only to towns and villages. In 1981, Class E, available only to school districts and divisions was added to the authorized stock.

A Board of Directors administered the business of the Corporation. The Act stipulated that no member of the government, and no more than one civil servant, could be appointed to the Board. At its inception there were seven members of the Board; by the turn of the century this number had increased to nine. Four directors of the Board were appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to represent the Class A common shareholders. Each of the other classes of shareholders were entitled to annually elect a Director to the Board.

In 2003, the Alberta Municipal Financing Corporation was renamed (under the authority of the Alberta Capital Finance Authority Act (R.S.A. 2000, c. A-14.5) as Alberta Capital Finance Authority to reflect that almost one-third of its borrowers consisted of education, health and /or infrastructure providers.

Names of Chief Officers:
President of the Corporation and Chairman of the Board:
J. W. Judge 1956-1962
C. P. Hayes 1962-1975
F. G. Stewart 1976-1985
A. F. Collins 1985-1995
M. J. Schmitke 1995-1996
R. A. Splane 1996-1997
A. J. McPherson 1997-2001
J. M. Drinkwater 2001-[2002]

Alberta Music Industry Association
Collectivité · 1984-

The Alberta Music Industry Association (AMIA) formerly known as the Alberta Recording Industries Association (ARIA) was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry succeed in their careers. The organization adopted its current name in 2007.

In pursuit of their objectives, the association provides development opportunities, educational support, mentoring and training opportunities for Alberta artists and sound recording professionals; lobbies government agencies to increase public sector support; works toward the economic growth of our industry as changes in technology bring new methods and opportunities for expansion; initiates fundraising and sponsorship activities for the association; maintain the support and growth of the Western Canadian Music Alliance; advocate the values and interests of Alberta artists in the community.

The Association offers five types of membership: Student, Associate, Full, Band, and Sustaining.

Alberta Pastoral Care Association
Collectivité

Early in 1968, the Catholic Hospital Conference of Alberta expressed the need for an ecumenical chaplains' organization in Alberta. In November of 1968, a meeting of hospital chaplains and clergy was convened. A set of by-laws and a constitution was drafted, and presented at the inaugural Hospital Pastoral Care Association of Alberta convention in February 1969. In 1978, the Association decided to expand its scope to include the concerns of clergy working in other institutional settings; in order to reflect its broadened scope, the organization's name was changed to the Alberta Pastoral Care Association (A.P.C.A.).

The vision of the Alberta Pastoral Care Association is to “provide a caring response to another person that is sensitive to and respectful of that individual's own religious belief and practice and is alive to meet expressed spiritual needs.” Pastoral care is accomplished through physicians, nurses, therapists, administrators, pastors, chaplains, and other members of the health care team who accept people as individuals and respond with empathy and unconditional love.

The Alberta Pastoral Care Association is organized into a variety of local chapters and a provincial chapter. Local chapters are located in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Camrose, Calgary, Edmonton, and Central Alberta. Local chapters discuss local pastoral care issues, plan training events and workshops as well as liaise with the healthcare community, the Christian community, professional medical associations, and the community at large. The Association produces a newsletter entitled, “The Alberta CARE Package” and celebrates Pastoral Care Awareness Week each fall.

The Alberta Pastoral Care Association cooperates with the Alberta Region of the Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice and Education (A.R.C.A.P.P.E.) to co-ordinate annual joint conventions. The Alberta Pastoral Care Association is eligible for project funding from A.R.C.A.P.P.E.

Collectivité

Dates of Founding and/or Dissolution:
The Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation was incorporated in 1995 under the Business Corporation Act (S.A. Chapter B-15, 1981).

Functional Responsibility:
Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation is a Crown Corporation that initially was responsible for administering eight statutory pension plans under the direction of five pension boards and the Government of Alberta, as well as one trusteed plan and two supplementary retirement plans. Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation core services are to collect pension fund contributions from employers and members, maintain members' accounts, calculate and pay plan benefits and provide information to members.
The number of pensions plan administered by the Alberta Pension Administration has varied over the Corporation's years of service. In 2001, the Minister of Finance delegated responsibility to the Corporation to administer each plan, subject to the administrative policy guidelines established by each board. The Alberta Pension Administration Corporation administers: the Universities Academic Pension Plan, which is an independently trusteed pension plan regulated by the Employment Pension Plan Act (R.S.A. Chapter E-8, 2000); A registered pension plan for Provincial Judges and Masters in Chamber created by the Provincial Court Act (R.S.A. Chapter P-31, 2000); the Public Service Management Pension Plan; The Members of the Legislative Assembly Pension Plan (closed 1989); and two supplemental retirement plans for the Public Sector Managers in Alberta, and Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers. The Alberta Pension Administration Corporation is responsible for administering the following statutory pension plans under the direction of pension boards and the Government of Alberta: Management Employees Pension Plan; Local Authorities Pension Plan; Public Service Pension Plans; and Special Forces Pension Plan. Public Sector Pension Plan Act (R.S.A. Chapter P-41, 2000) is the enabling legislation for the statutory pension plans.

Predecessor and Successor Bodies:
Payroll and Pensions was the predecessor of the functional responsibility carried out by the Alberta Pension Administration Corporation. On April 1, 1980, the Public Service Pension Administration was transferred to the Office of the Controller and linked to the payroll function of the government to form the Payroll and Pensions Division. Payroll and Pensions core services in relation to pension plans included the collection of pension contributions and determination and payment of benefits.Under the Payroll and Pension Division from 1983 until 1985 The Pension Board Secretariat dealt with the administration of pensions. The Pension Board Secretariat at its inception functioned to: review legislation for new pension plans and amend existing Pension Acts and Regulations; develop reciprocal agreements with other pension authorities; provide administrative services to the Pension Boards; report and educate. Later in 1985, the Pension Board Secretariat functions were expanded to include: advising the department and the Provincial Treasurer on pension policy.
Responsibility for investment policy was transferred to the Pension Boards in 1994. The Alberta Government Pension Boards acted independently of the department, providing administrative services to the Pension Plan Boards relative to hearing of appeals against decisions of the Minister of Pensions in relation to the administration of the pension plans from 1986 to 1995. The Alberta Government Pension Boards shared the same Chairman. The staff of the Chairman's office provided clerical and professional support to the Pension Boards.
Payroll and Pension Division continued to administrate pension plans in Alberta Treasury until 1995. After a review of Alberta Treasury's core services, the Payroll and Pension Division was dissolved in 1995. Payroll was moved to Payment Systems Corporation (PSC) a joint government private sector venture. The Alberta Pension Administration Corporation was created under the jurisdiction of Alberta Treasury.

Administrative Relationships:
The Alberta Pension Administration Corporation was transferred from the jurisdiction of Treasury to the jurisdiction of Alberta Finance in 2001. The Government of Alberta owns the Alberta Pension Administration Corporation. The Alberta Pension Administration Corporation is responsible for administering the pension plan under the direction of the Pension Plan Boards and the Government of Alberta. A Board of Directors is appointed by the Minister of Finance to oversee the operation and administration of the Corporation. The Board of Alberta Pension Administration Corporation is accountable to Alberta Minister of Finance, to ensure that the Corporation meets its mandate to provide pension administration services to Alberta's public sector pension plan.

Administrative Structure:
A Board of Directors comprised of three appointees from the Pension Plan Boards and three appointees from the private sector governs Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation. The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that management fulfills its responsibilities for financial reporting and internal control. The Board carries out this responsibility principally through its Audit Committee. The Audit Committee reviews the financial statements and Annual Reports and recommends them for the Board for approval. The Auditor General of Alberta, who functions as the Corporation's external auditor, provides an independent audit of operations and financial statements. The Board also provides strategic direction to the Corporation.

Names of the Corporate bodies:
Alberta Pensions Administration Corporation is also known as Alberta Pensions Administration or by its acronym APA.

Names of Chief Officers:
Chairman of the Board
Jack H. McMahon 1996-[2002]

Alberta Pioneer Railway Association
Collectivité

The Canadian Railroad Historical Association Rocky Mountain Branch in Edmonton, Alberta was established as a branch of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) in Montreal, Quebec, which was founded in 1932. The CRHA is a non-profit charitable organization that looks to preserve and disseminate information about railway heritage in Canada, and to acquire artifacts and archival material that depicts the historical or technological development of Canada's railways.

The CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch was founded in 1960 by Paul McGee, a member of CRHA since 1955. Some of the first projects undertaken by the CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch were the refurbishment of Edmonton Radial Railway streetcar number 1, and the restoration of Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) locomotive number 73 which was donated to the CRHA in 1964 by Premier Steel, a subsidiary of Stelco.

On January 15, 1968 the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association (APRA) was incorporated under The Societies Act to take responsibility for providing a labour and operating force while the CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch was to control the administrative details of the operation. At that time, the executive of APRA was the same as the executive for CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch and for a time, all members had to be a member of CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch before becoming eligible to join APRA. The space needed for the operation and maintenance the Association's rolling stock was initially provided to the CRHA Rocky Mountain Branch by the City of Edmonton at the Edmonton Transit Cromdale Car Barns at 116th Avenue and 80th Street in Edmonton, Alberta.

In the early 1970s the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association moved its rolling stock to 24215 34th Street in Edmonton, transferring the Canadian National (CN) St. Albert railway station building to the site which later housed part of the Alberta Railway Museum which was opened by APRA in 1976.

Alberta Science and Research Authority
Collectivité

Dates of founding and/or dissolution:
The Alberta Science and Research Authority (ASRA) was founded as the Alberta Science, Research and Technology Authority April 1, 1999 by means of the proclamation of the Alberta Science, Research and Technology Authority Act (S.A. 1998 c. A-37.3).

Functional responsibility:
The Authority is responsible for providing advice to the Minister responsible for the Act regarding science, engineering and technology development that affects the economy of Alberta; stimulating research and development and related scientific, engineering and technology activities; developing and recommending science, engineering, technology and research policies; conducting reviews of Government policy in these areas and evaluating their compatibility with economic and social policy and making recommendations to the Executive Council on the allocation of public funding to programs; and encouraging the science, engineering, technology and research community and its infrastructure in the province.

Predecessor and successor bodies:
The predecessor to the Authority was the Science and Research Authority Board, which also operated under the name Alberta Science and Research Authority.

Administrative relationships:
The Authority reports to the Minister of Innovation and Science. The Authority is a Crown corporation with two wholly-owned subsidiary corporations, the Alberta Research Council Inc., and iCore Inc.

Administrative Structure:
The Authority is made up of its Board of Management, its two subsidiary corporations and three research institutes: the Alberta Agricultural Research Institute, the Alberta Energy Research Institute, and the Alberta Forestry Institute. The Board of Management is made up of twenty-five members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The operations of the Authority are headed by the Chief Executive Officer, who is a member of and reports to the Board. Since 2001, the Chief Executive Officer has been the Deputy Minister of Innovation and Science.

The Alberta Agricultural Research Institute is the successor to a semi-independent agency of the same name, which became part of the Ministry of Innovation and Science in 1999. In 2000, that agency was dissolved and replaced by the current Institute, which now functions as part of ASR.

The Alberta Energy Research Institute is the successor of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Agency, a semi-independent agency which was transferred from the Ministry of Energy to the Ministry of Science, Research and Information Technology in February 1999. In 2000, the Agency was dissolved and was replaced by the Institute, which functions as part of ASRA.

The Alberta Forestry Institute is the successor of the Alberta Forest Research Advisory Council. In 2000, the Council was dissolved and replaced by the Institute, which functions as part of ASRA.

Names of the corporate bodies:
Alberta Science, Research and Technology Authority 1999-2000
Alberta Science and Research Authority 2000-present

Names of chief officers:
Chairmen of the Alberta Science and Research Authority Board of Management:
Dr. Robert Church 1999-present

Chief Executive Officers of the Alberta Science and Research Authority:
Dr. Robert Fessenden 1999
Dr. Roger F. Palmer 1999-2001
Dan Bader 2001-03
Barry Mehr 2003-present

Collectivité

The Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired (ASVI) is a registered non-profit society with two chapters in Alberta, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary, and a Provincial Council. It was founded in Edmonton in 1971 by parents of blind and visually impaired children who desired to have their children integrated from out of province residential schools into schools in their own community. Its Materials Resource Centre was created to provide support to students in terms of specialized materials and equipment.

The organization has been active in advocating for appropriate resources in the classrooms, recreational opportunities for children, learning opportunities for parents and professionals, and assistive technologies for children. The ASVI Bursary Committee provides funding for courses and specialized training for professionals working with blind and visually impaired children. ASVI also cooperates with the Alberta Education, the Alberta Learning Resources Centre (LRC), the Vision Resource Centre, and the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) on numerous support, training, and education initiatives.

Alberta Society of Artists
Collectivité · 1931-

In 1931, a group of Calgary artists, under the leadership of Alfred C. Leighton formed the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA). As a registered charity, the Alberta Society of Artists holds the mission to promote visual arts through exhibition, education, and communication with an aim to increase public awareness and appreciation of visual arts in Alberta.

In pursuit of their objectives, the ASA has helped establish galleries and exhibition spaces in Alberta, hosted numerous workshops and conferences, and held exhibits featuring the work of its members. Membership fees and the financial contributions of sponsors such as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts help fund the association. To become a Full Member of the Society, artists must submit their work for adjudication, and the Society accepts the artist based on the strength of the submission. The Society also offers membership at a Supporting and Sponsoring level. The Society operates a northern branch (Edmonton) and a southern branch (Calgary); a provincial council governs the society.

In 1933, the society published its first newsletter, Artometer. Editors later re-titled the publication Highlights. Early runs of Highlights included samples of members work. Throughout its history, ASA members often met for retreats in locations such as Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta River at 44 Mile House, the Brewster Dude Ranch, Canmore, Saskatchewan River Crossing, Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, Coleman, and Nordegg.

Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association
Collectivité · 1925-

The Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association formed in 1925 to encourage the sugar beet industry in Alberta. In pursuit of their objectives, the association represents sugar beet producers, partners with government and businesses, and researches the sugar beet industry.

In 1965, it became the organization representing sugar beet growers within the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council.

Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
Collectivité · 1976-

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) was legally established in 1976 as the successor body to the Civil Service Association (CSA). The Civil Service Association of Alberta Act was repealed June 14th, 1976 and AUPE was incorporated under The Societies Act on the same date. All interests of the CSA were transferred from the CSA and vested in AUPE.

At the time of its establishment, AUPE had over 24,000 members in 76 branches. Collectively, the members own the Union. AUPE members are employed in occupations ranging from trades and maintenance staff to clerical, nursing, teaching and technical work. Many members are employed by departments, agencies or boards of the provincial government while others work for municipal or private sector employers. Besides headquarters in Solidarity Place in Edmonton, AUPE maintains regional offices throughout the province. All of their offices are staffed by union representatives and support staff.; The primary functions and activities of AUPE are: to develop the education, training, skill and efficiency of its members; to promote and safeguard harmony between members of AUPE and government, or any board or agency of the government; to unite the members for their mutual improvement, socially, mentally and physically and for their protection and common and individual welfare; to bring about united action and to act on any matter or issue of common interest to the members, and; to enter into and attempt to conclude satisfactorily agreements between AUPE, or a delgated branch of the union and the government or any board or agency of the government.

The affairs of AUPE are managed by a committee known as the Provincial Executive, consisting of the number of members ordained by the by-laws. This executive oversees the activities of the following committees: Members' Benefits Committee; Legislative Committee; Membership Services Committee; Finance Committee; Committee on Political Action; Occupational Health and Safety Committee; Anti-Privatization Committee; Women's Committee; and Pension Committee. Aupe is also an active participant in the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) with its president acting as a vice-president on the NUPGE National Executive Board.

Alberta Universities Commission
Collectivité · 1966-1973

The Alberta Universities Commission was founded in 1966 through the passage and proclamation of the Universities Act (S.A. 1966, c. 105, s. 62). The primary functional responsibility of the Commission was to act as an intermediary between the Government and the province's universities. The Commission first reported to the Minister of Education from 1966 to 1971, at which point responsibility for the Commission was transferred to the Minister of Advanced Education by means of Order in Council 1617/71.

The Commission's activities included:

  • inquiring into the financial needs of universities and advising the government regarding grants to institutions
  • assisting institutions with their development plans
  • regulating the extension or expansion of services, facilities or programs at universities
  • acting as trustee for funds received from escheated estates as per the Ultimate Heir Act
  • disbursing to individual institutions funds appropriated by the government for the capital and operating support of universities as per the Universities and Colleges Assistance Act
  • borrowing money for the support of universities, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council
  • appointing public members of the Senates of each university
  • approving fees, tuition rates, wage and salary structures proposed by university Senates
  • performing ad hoc studies on specific issues related to the administration of universities at the request of the Minister responsible or the Lieutenant Governor in Council

The Commission had nine members, a Chairman appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the Deputy Minister of Education (replaced by the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education in 1971), the Deputy Provincial Treasurer, and six other members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. In its first year, the Commission retained a professional staff of three, a Capital Planning Officer, a Secretary and Financial Analyst, and a Research and Information Officer. In 1969, the position of Capital Planning Officer was split into two positions, Campus Planning Officer and Academic Planning Officer. This administrative structure was retained until the Commission disbanded.

The Commission was disbanded effective May 15, 1973 by means of passage and proclamation of the Universities Amendment Act (S.A. 1973, c. 58), which repealed the sections of the Universities Act which had created the Commission. Its functions were integrated into the Department of Advanced Education.

Names of chief officers:
Chairmen of the Alberta Universities Commission:
William H. Swift (1966-1968)
Andrew Stewart (1968-1970)
L.A. Thorssen (1970-1971)
D. Leif Erickson (1971)
Haughton Thomson (1972-1973)

Alberta Wheat Pool
Collectivité · 1923-1998

The Alberta Wheat Pool was chartered under the Alberta Cooperatives Act on August 17, 1923 under the name, Alberta Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited. The company was set up as a voluntary cooperative, owned and controlled by its members, in an effort to stabilize wheat prices.

The first annual meeting was held in November of 1923 and the first elected chairman of the Board of Directors was Henry Wise Wood, who remained in that position until 1936. In 1924, the Alberta Wheat Pool set up a central selling agency in partnership with the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Wheat Pools that was called the Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited which was also known as the Canadian Wheat Pool. The first Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevators were built in 1925 and in 1926 Alberta Pool Elevators was incorporated as a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of the Alberta Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited.

In 1929 the Alberta Wheat Pool Act was passed and the name was officially changed to Alberta Wheat Pool. In 1929 a drought devastated the wheat market and the Alberta Wheat Pool incurred a $5.6 million deficit. The Alberta government covered the Alberta Wheat Pool losses with a loan which Alberta Wheat Pool repaid by 1947. In 1957 a seed division was established and in 1965 Alberta Wheat Pool started distributing fertilizer. Alberta Pool Elevators was liquidated in 1977 and all liabilities and assets were taken over by the Alberta Wheat Pool.

The Alberta Wheat Pool became one of the largest grain operating cooperatives in Canada, handling about two-thirds of Alberta's grain exports, and it also enabled farmers to bargain collectively with grain buyers and ensured them a voice in the formation of national grain-marketing policies. In 1998 the Alberta Wheat Pool merged with Manitoba Pool Elevators to create Agricore.

Alberta Women's Liberal Association
Collectivité · 1937-1970

The Alberta Women's Liberal Association (AWLA) formed in 1937 to encourage women in Alberta to participate in Canadian politics and elections. The AWLA served as the parent organization of numerous local Women's Liberal Clubs. Though clubs in Calgary and Edmonton, including the 20th Century Women's Liberal Club, formed some years before, many clubs organized after the creation of the AWLA.

Objectives for the 20th Century Women's Liberal Club of Edmonton included promoting the ideal of good government through fostering Liberal and social aims in Alberta, and studying the institutions and history of Canada. The club offered membership to any women in sympathy with the objectives of the club. An executive composed of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Third Vice President, Fourth Vice President, and Secretary Treasurer governed the Club. The AWLA operated as a subsidiary organization of the Alberta Liberal Association, with delegate rights at all conventions. The AWLA was also associated with the National Women's Liberal Association and the Liberal Federation of Canada.

The Association disbanded in 1970 in favor of individual involvement in the federal and provincial Liberal organizations.

McPherson, Alexander Blair
Personne · 1926-2007

Alexander Blair McPherson was born in High River, Alberta in 1926 and grew up on a farm outside of Cayley, Alberta. He attended the Cayley Public School before studying at the University of Alberta, where he received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees. Blair was ordained as a minister by the United Church in 1952 and pursued a Master of Sacred Theology degree at McGill University, where he met Lorna Bisset.

Blair and Lorna married on August 8, 1953 and subsequently moved to Bellevue, Alberta where Blair served as minister to several United Churches in the Crowsnest Pass. In 1955, the McPherson family moved to Ottawa where Blair worked as minister for Carleton Memorial United Church for six years. While in Ottawa, Blair also taught at the Ottawa Teachers' College and was active in efforts to preserve Sundays as a restricted day in Ontario. Blair also studied at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan during summer sessions and received a Diploma in Pastoral Care.

In 1961, the McPhersons returned to Alberta when Blair secured a position as minister of Kirk United Church in Edmonton. After that, Blair worked as Counselor/Chaplain at Alberta College before attending the University of Alberta to complete requirements to become a registered psychologist. Upon achieving this, he worked as a Family Counselor at the Family Service Association and then embarked into private practice with a specialization in marriage and vocational counseling.

Blair and Lorna McPherson had four children: Alexander James (1954-), Donald Blair (1955-), Robert John (1958-), and Cheryl Anne (1964-).

In his retirement, Blair remained an engaged citizen, writing letters to newspapers on a variety of contemporary issues and participating in community organizations related to education and seniors' issues.

Blair McPherson died in July, 2007. The Edmonton Public School Board then named A. Blair McPherson School in his honour.

Mahé, Alexandre
Personne

Alexandre Mahé naquit en 1880 à Guégon, Morbihan (France), et décéda en 1968 à Saint-Paul, Alberta. Il fut enseignant au Sénégal et plus tard alla au Gambie pour gérer une ferme d’arachides. Après 12 ans en Afrique, il se rendit au Canada en 1909. Mahé fut membre de l’association France Libre qui appartenait à la Résistance française, mais ne participa pas dans les deux guerres mondiales pour raisons de santé.

Sous le nom de plume Isidore Cassemottes, il écrivit pour les journaux francophones Le Courrier de l’Ouest, L’Union et La Survivance, ainsi que pour le journal franco-américain Le Travailleur, publié au Massachusetts et couvrant les activités francophones en Amérique de Nord. Établi à Saint-Vincent, près de Saint-Paul, en Alberta, il décrivit pendant 50 ans dans ses écrits la vie dans le nord-est de l’Alberta. Il fut aussi gérant d’un magasin général au Saint-Vincent et fit des affaires avec les Frères Révillon. Il épousa Joséphine Nayl, qui est venu au Canada en 1910 de Bretagne, France, et ils eurent trois enfants.

Clegg, Alfred Henry
Personne · 1890-1976

Alfred Henry Clegg was born in 1890 in Bury St. Edmund's, England to Thomas and Alice Clegg. Alfred completed his elementary education in 1903, and then spent a year at a commercial school. At 14, he began secondary education at West Suffolk County School. In the last two years of his four years at West Suffolk, Alfred began teaching training. In 1908, he was awarded a preliminary teaching certificate. At 19, Alfred attended St. Peter's College, Peterborough and began a two year teacher training. In 1911, Alfred received his official certificate. From 1912 - 1914, he taught in West Yorkshire.

In 1914, Alfred traveled to Canada and taught at Paulus School District No. 1016 near Chipman, Alberta. In 1915, Alfred left Paulus School District for Wood Glen School District No. 2068 near Westlock, Alberta. In 1915, he left teaching to enlist in the 66 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. In 1923, Alfred returned to Westlock, and he began working on the Greenfield farm. In 1923, he married Dorothy Heyes, a pharmacist.

In 1924, Alfred returned to teaching and began at Cooking Lake School District No. 2625. In 1927, Clegg took over Partridge Hill School District No. 280. In 1931, Clegg resigned from Partridge Hill, and he and his family moved to Edmonton while he enrolled as a full-time student from 1931 to 1932.

In 1932, Alfred Clegg moved to Bolton, Lancashire, England and began teaching. He remained at Bolton as Chief Assistant Master at Brownlow Fold Senior Boy's School. In 1944, he became Head Teacher at St. Bede's Church of England School. During World Word II, Alfred joined the army, holding the rank of Major in the local Home Guard Company. In 1953, he retired from teaching, and he and Dorothy moved to North Wales.

In 1976, Alfred died, and Dorothy died in 1993.

Trottier, Alice
Personne

Alice Trottier est née le 22 mars 1922 à Morinville (Alberta), où elle a fait ses études primaires et secondaires au Couvent Notre-Dame. En 1940 elle est entrée dans la congrégation des Filles de Jésus. Elle a fait son noviciat et l’école normale à la maison mère de Trois-Rivières (Québec).

De 1943 à 1968 elle a enseigné dans de nombreux villages albertains, tout en poursuivant ses études à l’Université de l’Alberta (B.Ed. 1954) et l’Université Laval (M.A. 1958). De 1969 à 1987 elle a enseigné à la Faculté Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta et à Newman Theological College à Edmonton. En 1974, avec Kenneth Munro du département d’histoire de l’Université de l’Alberta, elle a créé le Salon d’histoire franco-albertaine.

Alice Trottier est l’auteure ou coauteure de nombreux livres et articles traitant de l’histoire franco-albertaine. On lui a décerné l’Ordre des francophones d’Amérique en 1990 et la médaille du 125e anniversaire de la fédération canadienne en 1992. L’Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta lui a accordé le « Prix Eugène-C.-Trottier » en 1994 en reconnaissance de sa contribution à la promotion de la culture franco-albertaine. L’ACFA l’a également fait membre de l’Ordre des sages de la francophonie albertaine en 2004 pour avoir activement contribué au développement et à la vitalité de sa communauté.

Alice Trottier est décédée le 25 décembre 2022 à Edmonton, Alberta.

Jeffers, Allan Merrick
Personne · 1875-1926

Allan Merrick Jeffers was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1875. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design before the end of the 19th Century.

In 1907, Allan was appointed Alberta's Provincial Architect. In this position, he designed the Alberta Legislature building. He also designed courthouses in Fort Saskatchewan, Wetaskiwin, Cardston, and Calgary. In addition, Allan designed the University of Alberta Arts Building in 1909 and Athabasca Hall in 1911.

Following the culmination of his position as Provincial Architect, in 1911, he became Architect for the City of Edmonton. As City Architect between 1912-1914, he designed the Civic Block, and the Telephone Exchange Building. He returned to private practice in 1915, and he designed several school as well as the Drumheller Hospital, which was completed in 1920. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923.

Allan married Lotta Annice Moore (1877-1955) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1903. They had four children: Ruth (Stanley) (1913-1977), Claire (Chase) (1914-2004), Alan Merrick (1910-2003), and Gertrude Ann (Eustace) (1908-1987).

Allan died in Zenith, California in 1926.

Allan, Iris
Personne · 1910-1987

Iris Constance Allan was born in 1910 in Stratford, Ontario, the youngest daughter of Robert and Mabel (MacDonald) Sommerville, and sister to Winnipeg, Manitoba author Nan Shipley. She was primarily raised in Transcona, Manitoba, and later moved to Edmonton, Alberta. She married Robert Fredrick Allan in 1935, and together they had a son, Ralph.

She wrote a column in the Edmonton Journal entitled “The Third Column,” and later wrote extensively about western Canadian history, which she primarily aimed at school-aged children. Her works include Boy in Buckskins: The Early Life of John McDougall (1959), John Rowand, fur trader: A Story of the Old Northwest (1963), Wop May: bush pilot (1966), Young Fur Trader (1966, for the Edmonton Public School Board), White Sioux: Major Walsh of the Mounted Police (1969), and Mother and her Family (1977). In 1979, Iris Allan received an Alberta Achievement Award for Literature.

Predeceased by her husband, Iris Allan died in Edmonton in 1987.

Godby, Allen
Personne · 1889-1976

Allen Godby was born on April 2, 1889 in Frogmore, Ontario and moved to Edmonton in 1912. In 1913, he took a job as a steam engineer at a mine in Lovett, western Alberta. He stayed there until 1917 when health concerns drove him to take a job in a mine power house in Mountain Park, western Alberta. He married Elsie Godby (née Walker, born on April 24, 1898) in Edmonton in 1924 and followed work to Coal Valley and Luscar, eventually retiring in Edmonton. The couple had a son, Ensley (known as Lee), and a daughter, Beulah (Nickon)

Allen was an avid amateur photographer and was often asked by friends and co-workers to photograph excursions, special events, and groups. Allen died in Edmonton on September 6, 1976 and Elsie died in Edmonton on June 18, 1984.

Allison, David Neil
Personne · 1884-1952

David Neil Allison was born on October 22, 1884, in Greenlock, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada as a child with his family, settling in the Ottawa Valley. He moved to Alberta in 1906, but returned to Almonte, Ontario in 1910 to marry Susanna MacPhail (1882-1964). Susanna and David had three children: David MacPhail (1912-1973), Ruth Togan (1915-1942), and Hugh Alexander Bennett (1917-1987).

During travels in Alberta in 1906, Allison also traveled to the Yukon (ca. 1906-1910) and took photographs. Susanna and David lived in Vancouver, BC, for several years before returning to Alberta in 1915. In 1918, they moved to the Peace River country in Alberta and settled on land in the Appleton district. David served as Secretary for the Appleton School District in the 1920's.

David and Susanna stayed in the Peace River until David's death on June 23, 1952

Beta Sigma Phi. Alpha Mu Chapter 9977
Collectivité

Alpha Mu Chapter was a Sherwood Park, Alberta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. The Chapter, number 9977, was established in 1975. Their first meeting was held October 6, 1975; Lois Stoppler was the first president.

Alpha Mutual Telephone Company
Collectivité · 1939-1972

The Alpha Mutual Telephone Company was incorporated circa (ca.) 1939 and served an area around Craigmyle, Alberta. Specifically, it included Townships 29, 30, and 31, Ranges 15, 16, and 17, West of the 4th Meridian (29,30,31-15,16,17-W4). The company was taken over by Alberta Government Telephones on April 17, 1972.

Altitude Publishing Limited
Collectivité

Established in 1979, Altitude Publishing Limited traces its origins back to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Byron Harmon. Harmon lived in Banff, Alberta and operated a photographic portrait studio on Banff Avenue. He progressed from portrait photography to landscape photography of the surrounding countryside. Altitude Publishing is based in Canmore, Alberta, situated in the Canadian Rockies. Altitude Publishing caters to the travel and tourism market throughout Western Canada, Colorado, and beyond. The company has published over ninety titles.Altitude Publishing's mission is to provide the highest quality information and pictorial products for the travel and tourism market within a complete service environment that nurtures and supports a positive relationship for all concerned.Stephen Hutchings is the Publisher at Altitude Publishing Limited.

Zelmer, Amy
Personne

Amy Mary Elliott was born December 20, 1935 in Halifax, Nova Scotia; she was the daughter of George T. and Annie Caroline (Smart) Elliott. On December 16, 1969, she married Adam Charles (A.C.) Lynn Zelmer; they had one daughter, Jennifer Lynne Zelmer, born August 11, 1972.

In 1973, Amy earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in education administration and communications from Michigan State University. From 1976 to 1988, she was a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.

In 1988, the Zelmers moved to Australia where Amy was a professor in the Faculty of Health Science at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia until 1996; after February 1996, she has been an honorary professor with the Faculty.

Anderson, Terry
Personne · 1920-2008

Born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta in 1920, Terry Anderson moved to the Peace River region shortly after the Second World War. He married Joyce Williams (1926-2015) in 1946, and together they had four children: Beverly, Douglas, Ron, and Glenda (Groom). He went into business in High Prairie, Alberta in 1953.

He ran in the 1968 federal election for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the newly-created Athabasca federal electoral district. He owned a plumbing business and had formerly served as president of the High Prairie Chamber of Commerce and Mayor of High Prairie. He placed third in the election.

In 1969, he left High Prairie for a job at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton as an instructor of plumbing and heating. He later moved to Red Deer and, after retiring, moved to Medicine Hat in 2005.

He died in Medicine Hat in 2008.

Gobeil, Annette
Personne

Annette (Lavigne) Gobeil fut un des treize enfants de René Lavigne et Carmeline Bérubé, de Beaumont, Alberta. Elle épousa Laurier Gobeil (né 1930) et ils eurent quatre enfants.

Potvin. Annette
Personne · 1916-2003

Annette Potvin was born in Victor, Colorado in 1916. She was the third of six children to Pierre Léandre Potvin (originally of Grande Baie, Quebec) and Albertine Hébert (originally of Rhode Island). In 1917, Pierre, Albertine and their first three children, Georges, Raymond and Annette, moved from Colorado to Legal, Alberta where the rest of the Potvin children, Sylvianne, Emile, and Jean-Maire, were born.

Annette Potvin was educated in Legal and joined the congregation of the Grey Nuns (Sisters of Charity) at the age of 20, taking her vows on August 15, 1939. She attended the University of Alberta, earned a degree in education, and subsequently taught in Alberta and Saskatchewan for twenty years. After retiring from teaching, Annette continued to do pastoral work for the Grey Nuns.

Sister Annette Potvin died in 2003.

Campbell, Archibald
Personne · 1882-1964

Archibald Campbell was born in Ontario in 1882, came to Alberta in 1905 and was married in 1909. He started a business career in Calgary and later worked for the City of Edmonton. He was City of Edmonton assistant treasurer and city employee for close to 30 years before being promoted in 1937 to the position of city comptroller. He left his civic position in 1948.

Archibald Campbell was very active in the Edmonton cultural and historical communities as well as in the work of the Knox United Church. He served also on various boards and was chairman of the Edmonton Archives Committee in the 1950s. His married Zola Campbell (1880-1967) in Edmonton in 1909; she was a teacher and had an interest in poetry. He and Zola had a son, Duncan.

He died in Edmonton in 1964.

Jamieson, Archie
Personne · 1888-1960

Archie Jamieson was born in Valleyfield, Quebec in 1888. He studied mechanical engineering in Rhode Island from 1906-1910. After graduation, he lived in Rhode Island and Maryland before returning in Canada in 1913 to work for Consolidated Steel Company in Toronto. He moved to Fort Frances in 1923 but later returned to Toronto, where he graduated from the Ontario College for Technical Teachers in Hamilton, Ontario in 1927. He was then employed as a mechanical engineer and foreman at the Victory Gold Mine in Goldboro, Nova Scotia.

He left Nova Scotia to work as a master mechanic at Althona Mine at Goldfields, Saskatchewan (now Uranium City) from 1935 to 1939. When the mines closed, he worked in mines in Goldboro and the Northwest Territories. In 1946, he moved to Walton, Nova Scotia.

He married Rosamond Ihley of Milltown, New Jersey in Rhode Island in 1912, and together they had two children: John and Malcolm (Mack). He later married Edna Georgina Peitzsche in Nova Scotia in 1929, and together they had four children: William Archibald, David (1937-2022), Bernice (Innes), and Sheila (Bush).

He died in Nova Scotia in 1960.

Armada United Church
Collectivité · 1965-1975

Armada United Church in Armada, Alberta first appears in the United Church of Canada 1965 Year Book as a preaching place in the Milo Pastoral Charge. Armada United Church was officially closed on May 27, 1975.

Dixon, Art
Personne · 1919-2007

Art Dixon was born December 1, 1919 in Windlestone, County of Durham, England. Dixon was raised in Okotoks, Alberta and moved to Calgary to join the Royal Canadian Air Force.

In 1944 Dixon married Dorothea Evans (1921-1992) and after the war Dixon established Dixon Real Estate Services. In 1952 Dixon, representing the Social Credit party, was elected M.L.A for Calgary, and would later hold the seat for Calgary-Southeast and Calgary Millican until he was defeated in 1975. In 1979, Dixon ran and lost as the Social Credit candidate for Calgary-Millican. From 1963 until 1972, Dixon was the 7th Speaker of the Alberta Legislature.

Upon retirement from politics, Dixon continued working in real estate and acted as a volunteer Citizen Court judge. In 1979, Dixon was appointed to the Order of Canada and received the Medal of Canada. Also in 1979, Dixon was awarded the Alberta Achievement Award in recognition for his volunteer commitment to a variety of organizations including the Salvation Army, Kiwanis international and the Calgary Real Estate Board. As recognition to his work with the Salvation Army of Canada, Dixon was awarded that organizations highest civilian honour, the International Distinguished Service Award.

Art and Dorothea had two children: Thomas and Donald. He later married Marguerite Dixon. Art Dixon died in Calgary on February 5, 2007

McIntyre, Arthur
Personne

Arthur W. McIntyre was a newspaper reporter who lived in Edmonton, Alberta from the early to mid 1900s.

Collectivité · 1983-1990

En 1982, un comité de parents francophones s’est adressé au conseil scolaire public d’Edmonton et au conseil scolaire catholique d’Edmonton au sujet de la fondation d’une école primaire francophone à Edmonton. L’école devait s’appeler l’École Georges et Julia Bugnet. Les parents estimaient que le programme d’immersion en français était inadéquat pour les enfants francophones. Bien que leurs propositions aient été rejetées, l’École Georges et Julia Bugnet a quand même été ouverte comme école privée en septembre 1983, toutefois, sans le financement prévu pour l’enseignement public. Le 21 avril 1983, le comité des parents de l’École Georges et Julia Bugnet a constitué l’organisme en personne morale en vertu de la Societies Act sous le nom d’Association de l’école Georges et Julia Bugnet. Cet organisme est connu également sous le nom d’Association Georges et Julia Bugnet et Association Bugnet.

L’objectif principal de l’association était d’encourager l’éducation en français en Alberta. Après une seule année scolaire, l’École Georges et Julia Bugnet, administrée par l’Association albertaine des parents francophones, a été fermée en raison d’un manque de fonds. À l’aide d’une subvention fédérale, l’association, ainsi que Jean-Claude Mahé, Angéline Martel et Paul Dubé, ont entamé une poursuite contre le gouvernement de l’Alberta afin de faire valoir leur droit de faire instruire leurs enfants en français dans des établissements d’enseignement de la minorité linguistique financés par les fonds publics, ce droit étant garanti par la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés. Une déclaration a été déposée à la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta en octobre 1983. La cour a statué en faveur de l’association le 24 juillet 1985, en précisant que la Charte garantit les droits linguistiques de la minorité francophone lorsque le nombre d’enfants ayant ces droits justifie la prestation de l’instruction. Cependant, l’association a contesté la décision car celle-ci n’allait pas assez loin, notamment à l’égard des détails. L’affaire a fini par se rendre à la Cour suprême du Canada qui, le 15 mars 1990, a décidé que le gouvernement de l’Alberta avait violé les droits de la population franco-albertaine. L’association a été dissoute par la suite.

Collectivité

En 1982, un comité de parents francophones s'est adressé au conseil scolaire public d'Edmonton et au conseil scolaire catholique d'Edmonton au sujet de la fondation d'une école primaire francophone à Edmonton. L'école devait s'appeler l'École Georges et Julia Bugnet. Les parents estimaient que le programme d'immersion en français était inadéquat pour les enfants francophones. Bien que leurs propositions aient été rejetées, l'École Georges et Julia Bugnet a quand même été ouverte comme école privée en septembre 1983, toutefois, sans le financement prévu pour l'enseignement public. Le 21 avril 1983, le comité des parents de l'École Georges et Julia Bugnet a constitué l'organisme en personne morale en vertu de la Societies Act sous le nom d'Association de l'école Georges et Julia Bugnet. Cet organisme est connu également sous le nom d'Association Georges et Julia Bugnet et Association Bugnet.

L'objectif principal de l'association était d'encourager l'éducation en français en Alberta. Après une seule année scolaire, l'École Georges et Julia Bugnet, administrée par l'Association albertaine des parents francophones, a été fermée en raison d'un manque de fonds. À l'aide d'une subvention fédérale, l'association, ainsi que Jean-Claude Mahé, Angéline Martel et Paul Dubé, ont entamé une poursuite contre le gouvernement de l'Alberta afin de faire valoir leur droit de faire instruire leurs enfants en français dans des établissements d'enseignement de la minorité linguistique financés par les fonds publics, ce droit étant garanti par la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés. Une déclaration a été déposée à la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l'Alberta en octobre 1983. La cour a statué en faveur de l'association le 24 juillet 1985, en précisant que la Charte garantit les droits linguistiques de la minorité francophone lorsque le nombre d'enfants ayant ces droits justifie la prestation de l'instruction. Cependant, l'association a contesté la décision car celle-ci n'allait pas assez loin, notamment à l'égard des détails. L'affaire a fini par se rendre à la Cour suprême du Canada qui, le 15 mars 1990, a décidé que le gouvernement de l'Alberta avait violé les droits de la population franco-albertaine. L'association a été dissoute par la suite.

Collectivité

The Association des éducateurs bilingues de l'Alberta (AEBA) was founded in 1926 under the name Association des instituteurs bilingues de l'Alberta. In 1946 its constitution was revised, and its name was changed to AEBA. In 1958 the association was organized by regions: Lacombe circle in Edmonton, Langlois circle in Peace River, Le Clainche circle in Saint-Paul, Pie XI circle in Bonnyville and Pie XII circle in Plamondon. Besides the organization by regional circles, AEBA's constitution from 1964 specifies that the association was managed by a provincial governing board including a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, one president or representative of each regional circle, and an ex-president of the AEBA.

The AEBA's objectives were to: promote the professional development of its members as bilingual teachers; extend and encourage the teaching of French in Alberta; encourage, for the well-being of Franco-Albertans, talented French Canadian students to further their university training; and establish connections between bilingual teachers, the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta, school boards and parents. For many years the AEBA organized French language and French literary contests in Alberta's schools. In 1963 the Alberta Teachers' Association created a French council consisting of bilingual teachers. Over time it replaced the AEBA.

Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce
Collectivité · 1908-

In 1908, citizens of the Town of Athabasca formed the Athabasca Board of Trade. In 1909, William Leslie Wood was elected President, Isaic Gagnon 1st Vice President, J.L. Lessard 2nd Vice President, James H. Wood 3rd Vice President, and Lance T. Smith Secretary/Treasurer.

In 1955, the Board incorporated and became the Athabasca Chamber of Commerce. Current objects of the Chamber include promoting the commercial, industrial, agricultural, civic, educational, and social welfare of the District of Athabasca.

Atkinson, Florence
Personne · 1898-1976

Florence Sheldon Atkinson was born in England in 1898, the daughter of Arthur Atkinson (1868-1956) and Annie M.S. Atkinson (1868-1946). The family came to Canada in 1902, and they settled in Edmonton.

Florence Atkinson died in Edmonton in 1976.

Auburndale United Church
Collectivité

Auburndale United Church in Auburndale, Alberta has been a mission field since 1908. The first church building was completed in 1924. A

uburndale United Church has the distinction of being the first United Church to be dedicated after the formation of the United Church of Canada on June 10, 1925. The Auburndale United Church was dedicated on the afternoon of that day and was originally situated at Vermilion Presbytery but is currently a mission congregation situated in St. Paul Presbytery.

Finley, Augustus Clements
Personne · 1863-1949

Born in 1863, Augustus Clements Finley worked as a civil engineer in West Virginia. In 1909, he led a survey party of 23 men employed by the Canadian and English Syndicate to survey, map, and report on the coal prospects of a tract of approximately 30,000 acres in western Alberta. Robert D. Finley, Augustus Clements' brother, also formed part of the survey team. The Hudson Bay Company provided supplies for the team.

Augustus Clements Finley also became involved in other business ventures including serving as Treasurer of Kelly Creek Mining Company in Mammoth, West Virginia; Superintendent of West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh Rail Road Company in Elk Garden, West Virginia; General Superintendent of Davis Collier Company located at Harding, Coalton, Grassy Run, and Junior, West Virginia; General Manager of Rich River Coal Company in Clarksburg, West Virginia; and General Manager of Pennsylvania Erie Coal Company in Rayland, Ohio.

He died in Virginia in 1949.

Dean, Avis L.
Personne · 1894-1987

Avis L. Dean was born in 1894. She was married to Orland (Orrie) T. Dean. They lived in Calgary, Alberta. Avis was twice the president of the Alberta Women's Liberal Association. She was also a charter member of the Calgary branch of the Canadian Citizenship Association. In the early 1980s she moved to Edmonton, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She died in Calgary in 1987.

Azure Mutual Telephone Company
Collectivité · 1935-1971

The Azure Mutual Telephone Company was incorporated on April 17, 1935 and served an area around Cayley, Alberta. Specifically, it included Townships 17 and 18, Ranges 28 and 29, West of the 4th Meridian (17,18-28,29-W4). The company ceased operations on May 28, 1971.

Tanner, B.C.
Personne · 1919-1988

Byron Chester "Ches" Tanner was born in Magrath, Alberta on March 22, 1919. He moved to Edmonton in 1940 and articled in accounting at Peat Marwick and Mitchell. He began working as a chartered accountant in his own firm, B.C. Tanner & Co., in 1947 after passing his final exams.

In 1956, he was the first Canadian recipient of a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which he used to obtain a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957. He later taught administrative and financial controls at the University of Alberta's Banff School of Continuing Education for five years. He served as President of Lassiter Kuma Oil Ltd. in 1971 and, from 1968 to 1977, he served as an Alderman for the City of Edmonton. He also raised Charolais cattle on a ranch at Beaumont, Alberta. He held membership with the Canadian Institute of International Accountants of Alberta.

He married architect Doris Newland (1921-1997) in Edmonton in 1944, and together they had four children: Susan, James, Merrill, and Laura. He died in Edmonton in 1988.

Williamson, B.E.
Personne

Biographical sketch unavailable.

Babcock, Doug
Personne

Doug Babcock worked for the Provincial Government of Alberta Historic Sites Service from about 1975-1980. He also wrote two books, A Gentleman of Strathcona: Alexander Cameron Rutherford and Lesser Slave Lake: A Regional History.

Bailey, J.A.
Personne

J.A. Bailey worked for Weber Bros. Realty in Edmonton, Alberta in the 1960s.

Bain, David
Personne

David Bain wrote Canada's first correspondence course in photography. He also served as Director of the School of Creative Photography in Edmonton, Alberta, and edited the Wetaskiwin Times. In the 1960s, he moved to Lancashire, England.

Ball, E.
Personne

E. Ball lived in Campbellton Heights, Alberta.

Bare Bones Publishing
Collectivité

Bare Bones Publishing is dedicated to publishing children's and youth science guides, sticker activity books, and educational publications. Bare Bones Publishing is located in Calgary, Alberta.

Barford family
Famille

Vernon W. Barford was born September 10, 1876 in Berkshire, England and came to Edmonton, Alberta on January 15, 1900. He was married to Agnes Lynch who had come from Winnipeg in 1902 to run a kindergarten in Edmonton. Together they had four children; Thomas, James, John (Jack), and Marjorie. Vernon Barford was a piano teacher, music arranger, composer, and the organist and choirmaster of the All Saints' Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton. He was predeceased by his wife in 1955, and died himself on April 22, 1963.

John C. (Jack) Barford, son of Vernon and Agnes, was born on December 22, 1908 in Edmonton. In 1928 he went to Fort McMurray, Alberta as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company where he remained for three years until joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), for whom he worked until 1952. In 1970 he became a deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada. Marjorie Barker is the godmother of John C. (Jack) Barford. She was a schoolteacher in Edmonton ca.1893.

Kenneth Alexander (K.A) Blatchford, father-in-law of John C. (Jack) Barford, was born in Minnesoda, Manitoba, March 5, 1882, to Peter and Margaret (nee Murchison) Blatchford. He came to Edmonton in the 1890s and later became Mayor of Edmonton from 1924-1926. He married Grace Lauder Walker on December 19, 1904, and together they had two sons and one daughter. After losing an election in November 1932, Mr. Blatchford suffered a nervous breakdown and took his own life. His body was found in the North Saskatchewan River on April 22, 1933.

Barwood Mutual Telephone Company
Collectivité · 1936-1970

The Barwood Mutual Telephone Company was incorporated on February 11, 1937 and serviced the area around Drumheller, Alberta for over three decades. In particular it serviced the area within Township 28, Range 21, West of the 4th Meridian (28-21-W4).

The Barwood Mutual Telephone Company ceased operations in 1970.

Battle Bend-Dry Crossing Auxiliary
Collectivité

The Battle Bend-Dry Crossing Auxiliary started as the Battle Bend Red Cross Sewing Circle but adopted the Auxiliary name in 1941. The organization was a social club and community service auxiliary for women in the Battle Bend area south of Wainwright, Alberta. Activities included quilt-making, sewing, fundraising, hosting dances, and supporting the war effort during the Second World War.

Bayley, Jonathan G.
Personne

Jonathan G. Bayley was born in 1951 in Moncton, New Brunswick. He began his musical studies at the age of twelve. He graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and furthered his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts and Sanford University in California. He later was a professor of music at the University of Windsor.

An accomplished flautist, he studied with Jeanne Baxtresser and Frances Blaisdell. His recordings included “Music for Flute and Guitar” and “Between the Silence.” He has composed a number of pieces for solo flute. He was director and founder of the Edmonton New Music Ensemble and chaired the Music Committee of Latitude 53 Society of Artists. He was a member of the Alberta Composers' Association.

Bear, Grace
Personne · 1889-1976

Grace Fulton was born on April 6, 1889. When younger, she lived in Charleston, Washington, and Coos Bay, Oregon. She married Chester R. Bear in Oregon in 1916.

She retired to a nursing home in Manassas, Virginia and died there in 1976.

Beaumont, S. J.
Personne

Biographical sketch is unavailable.

Rosenberg, Becky Hanson
Personne

Rebecca "Becky" Hanson was born ca. 1912, the daughter of Elhonen and Sonia Hanson of Calgary. She married Ralph Rosenberg in Edmonton, Alberta in 1936.

She was involved in the Edmonton branch of the Pioneer Women's Organization of America, a Jewish women's association.