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July 7, 2019

PEIFF Mentee, Dorcas Noah, leads a Teaching Session on Entrepreneurship ((c) PEIF Fund, Inc.).

The PEIF Fund's Teach A Child (TAC) program has undergone restructuring. At inception, the program - which was designed to provide basic education to kids-in-need and other marginalized and vulnerable children from diverse backgrounds - operated through a system that all...

December 19, 2018

On International Volunteers Day (December 5, 2018), the Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Honourable Minister Ricardo Miranda, and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, awarded Dr. Ireh Iyioha a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award. 

Six people are honoured annually in Alberta for "demonstrating exemplary initiative,  

leadership and...

For Sandra Quimiro, a 2018 PEIF Fund Mentee, Know Mexico Company (KMC) – the fashion company she established in May 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta – is a product of her drive to bring Mexico to the world in the hope of countering stereotypes and stigma. Quimiro hopes that in establishing a platform to enable people encounter Mexico with the riches of its cultures...

November 11, 2018

PEIF Fund CEO, Dr. Irehobhude ('Ireh') Iyioha has been named to Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 - Class of 2018. Dr. Iyioha's profile in the Magazine, as well as the Magazine's Citation for naming Dr. Iyioha to the Top 40 Under 40 recognizes Iyioha's commitment to human rights and social justice through her research and writing as a legal scholar and literary a...

September 10, 2018

Attorney, Educator and Social Justice Advocate: These are some of the titles Ms. Rukaiyat Lawal has earned in her professional life. And that is not all. She is also a community volunteer, mom, and the 2018 Team Lead for the PEIF Fund’s Kids Food Basket Program, which supports the Edmonton Food Bank with donations from an annual food campaign for poor kids in the...

July 16, 2018

On June 29, 2018, several mentees joined the CEO of the PEIF Fund organization and staff of the Edmonton Food Bank on an engagement and warehouse tour. The event was scheduled as part of ongoing discussions between the PEIF Fund and the Edmonton Food Bank towards the 2018/2019 Kids Food Basket (KFB) Campaign. The KFB is an initiative of the PEIF Fund organization...

June 18, 2018

Joshua Alade, a member of the Class of 2018, has a personal mandate: To mobilize 1,000 youths to become involved in public advocacy on the importance of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Joshua’s commitment to service and to his community has not gone unnoticed. The international charity, ONE Campaign, has appointed Joshua a Youth Cha...

May 14, 2018

The data on the number of people who need food donations to survive in Canada is stark. More than 850,000 individuals need food donations to survive in Canada and over 33% are children and youth. Out of these individuals, 79,000 were aided in Alberta in 2016, of which 39% were children. Hunger impacts more than 4 million Canadians daily. The Kids Food Basket (KFB...

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