Recognizing United Way Alberta Northwest for their contributions to student success in GPPSD schools

Grande Prairie Public School Division is pleased to announce that the United Way Alberta Northwest is our nominee for this year's Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Friends of Education Award. 

The nomination for this award highlights United Way Alberta Northwest's invaluable support in our continuous and collective efforts to maintain supportive and inclusive educational environments for our students. The following focused initiatives support students' academic and social success:

  • Tools for School Program, which gives students a hand-up with necessary school supplies
  • Funding of psycho-educational assessments to assist high school students with developmental disabilities;
  • Funding of school nutrition programs
  • Period Promise Program, which provides essential menstrual products enhancing school efforts to address period poverty.

"United Way Alberta Northwest's commitment to the well-being and success of all youth in the city positively impacts the education community, and we greatly appreciate their partnership in this essential work.”

- Sandy McDonald, Superintendent, GPPSD



“The United Way Northwest is building brighter futures for the young minds in our community by identifying needs and investing in sustainable solutions. This nomination acknowledges the power of community and United Way’s impactful service and commitment to our students and the future of the Peace Region.”

- Joan Nellis, Board Chair, GPPSD


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Joan Nellis, Board Chair, thanks United Way Alberta Northwest and everyone who supports their work.


About ASBA Friends of Education Award: United Way Alberta Northwest's efforts align with the ASBA's mission to improve educational experiences and outcomes for students in Alberta. The annual nomination recognizes individuals and organizations that significantly enhance education within their communities. The Award winner will be announced at the ASBA Fall General Meeting. Learn more:


About the United Way Alberta Northwest: Serving an area of roughly one-quarter of Alberta, their mission is to acquire and coordinate resources to improve the quality of life for people in need. They focus on poverty reduction, strong communities, and successful kids for maximum community impact. Learn more: