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Event: Live With A Purpose (Calgary)

Event: Live With A Purpose (Calgary)

Learn about our current initiatives and how you can use your skills and energy to create projects that change the world! From youth in Quebec raising funds to build a well in Chad, to Canadian volunteers making a difference in the Middle East and the 2013 AB floods, join us for a dialogue on how change can become a reality.

abraham-smallSpeaker: Abraham Shepherd (CGR President)

Abraham is the co-founder and President of CGR (Canadian Global Response), a federally-registered humanitarian organization in Canada and part of the NGO Council of Alberta. He provides various trainings, including Sphere training, both in Canada and around the world. He has lived and worked globally in the humanitarian field since 1984. He has been involved/led major disaster response projects: Iran earthquake, China earthquake, Georgia post-war, Lebanon post-war relief, and currently the Syrian-Iraqi crisis.

Currently based in Athens, Greece, where he founded OASiS (a refugee center). He oversees Community Development & Disaster Relief Project Implementation & Evaluation in the Balkans, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Abraham is Ambassador-at-Large for IIPT (International Institute for Peace through Tourism). (Source: SphereProject.org)


Location: Brentview Baptist Church (3512 Charleswood Dr NW, Calgary, AB)

Cost: $5, all proceeds given towards education for Syrian refugees


  • 9:00-9:30am Registration
  • 9:30-9:45am Welcome & Humanitarian Icebreakers!
  • 9:45-10:45am Main Session
  • 10:45-11:00am Snack Break
  • 11:00-11:30am Q&A with Abraham
  • 11:30-12:00pm Wrap-up & Volunteer Opportunities

Live Stream: Can’t make the event but want to join us? View the event live online at 9am MST via j.mp/Nov7LIVE

We’re also excited that one of our CGR teams to Lebanon and Iraq just returned to Canada this week. In continuing to assess the ongoing Middle East refugee crisis, we’re working diligently to create at least two new projects to assist displaced peoples in the region. Additional details will be made available next week in ways that you and your organization can join CGR in these initiatives locally and abroad.