News & Current Events


Alma Party 2017 NEW

Six years ago we had a party for family and friends on Toronto Island to bring awareness to the Alma Foundation. There were a ton of complications exasperated by thunderstorms and a band that didn’t fully show up, but a lot of fun was had by all. And I said I would never do it […]


Art for Alma

Join the Alma team for art, drinks and networking. Explore the inspired and wonderful work of Chris Peters in one of Yorkville’s landmark pubs in support of the Alma Children’s Education Foundation. Combining photographic visuals with mixed media Chris Peters is interpreting the world around us in new and creative ways. Peters’ most recent work […]


Alma’s big night out with Arlene Dickinson

It took six months of planning and a lot of hard work by our event committee (Melanie, Alexandra, Marcela, Nancy, Amelia and Alyssa-Marie) but last night we had our most successful fundraising event ever. We had 350 guests at the beautiful new Scotiabank conference centre to hear and see Arlene Dickinson being interviewed by Tavia […]


What does “grassroots” really mean?

One of our guiding principles is that our projects are “grassroots” based but I’ve noticed over the past few years that this term has become so overused in the development NGO world that it has become a cliche. I was in a meeting last week where an NGO mentioned that they were a “pull” organization […]


Congratulations Alalay team!

One of partners, Alalay, was recently bestowed by the Bolivian parliament with the country’s highest civilian honour: “Galardon Illimani de Oro”. The founder, Claudia, upon completing her law degree was moved to action by the plight of street kids in her city of La Paz. She walked away from law and began working with these […]


February Dispatch

Each month, our team compiles stories and updates from our projects to create a monthly dispatch. To read the full February Dispatch, please click here.


Tavia Grant is joining Alma’s next event

We are pleased to announce that Tavia Grant, the award-winning journalist with the Globe and Mail, will participate in our “Evening with Arlene Dickinson – The Pursuit of Profits and Social Purpose” event on April 5. Tavia will be interviewing Arlene in a “fireside chat” format. Tavia Grant has worked for The Globe and Mail […]


Our Five-Year Annual Report

I am incredibly proud what we accomplished in our first five years as a charity. Partly to take stock of where we have come from, and partly to reflect to stakeholders who we have become, we have created a five-year “annual” or “impact” report. “Annual” to describe something referring to five years is likely a […]


Alma is hiring

International Program Director 0423 – Managers in social, community and correctional services Alma Children’s Education Foundation Toronto, ON Employer doesn’t cover the relocation costs   JOB DETAILS Vacancies 1 Job start date 2017-04-15 Wage $67,600.00 / Year Hours 40 Hours / Week Terms of employment Permanent, Full time , Day, Telework (work from home) Employer […]


Congratulations Walter Meekes

27 years ago, Walter Meekes, a young teacher from Holland came to Cusco to do a year of volunteering in the very tough neighbourhood of San Isidro in Cusco. He never went back. He fell in love with the city and working with kid so he founded the HoPe foundation with the intention of improving […]