Level 2: AHC trains volunteers to become community animators or community development promoters who coach and motivate others to engage in community building opportunities.
Major year-round events include:
Multicultural gatherings: these events promote community engagement and participation by showcasing the variety of ethno-cultural groups in Edmonton. Past events featured Aboriginal Pride, African Culture, South East Asian Festivals, Latin American Harvest, Disability Pride, and Winter Holiday.
Community Dialogues: participants meet in groups to discuss individual and community issues in order to share ideas. At the heart of each Community Dialogue is the belief that everyone has assets that can be used to collectively address issues.
Youth Festivals: participants showcase their sense of community through artwork, dance, fashion, photos, spoken word performances, and film documentaries. Community Action Dash: annual 10km/5km run/walk fundraiser organized by volunteers to raise awareness of the walk-ability of downtown Edmonton. Funds raised support AHC’s Community Initiatives. http://communityactiondash.webs.com/
Creative Expressions: AHC’s annual fundraising gala organized by volunteers. Creative Expressions affords members of the communities AHC engages to create connections with other Edmontonians as well as showcase their rich cultural heritage through dance, music, and displays.
Volunteer Appreciation Day: an event to commemorate all of the AHC volunteers who assist in running its events and programs. Business graduation ceremony: an important event which recognizes the graduates of AHC’s entrepreneurial training program.
Year-end celebration (December): a get together to show appreciation to all of AHC’s volunteers, staff, participants, donors, sponsors their friends, and families.