Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment

Welcome to Edmonton CFDE

Emancipating Youth With Tools for Academic Success

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Virtual Classes and Activities Available

Your child may interact online with other children and youth,  learning through various projects and activities that were created using the

Alberta Public School K to 12 curriculum!

For more information, contact us at [email protected] to get a brochure.

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At the Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment (CFDE) we provide the tools and resources necessary for young people to thrive academically.  We endeavour to define and respond to systemic issues that impact the quality of life and well-being of young people who want to succeed.

Services for Post-Secondary Students:

  • CFDE helps post-secondary students to find grants, scholarships, and bursaries. A database with information on the thousands of financial aid opportunities in Alberta is updated on a weekly basis.
  • CFDE offers free support services to young people in need. Our volunteers are available to facilitate walk-ins during business hours.
  • We have experienced staff who are ready to assist with finding housing, searching for practicum, finding volunteer opportunities, and proofreading resumes and cover letters by appointment only.

Services for Low-Income Children/Youth:

  • CFDE provides educational materials (such as backpacks, calculators, notebooks, and pencils) to schools in the Edmonton area.
  • Free Online Activity Centre.

*CFDE supports those receiving either formal or informal education.

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 Empowering youth to strive academically and socially in order to reach their highest potential.

Meet Our Team

From left to right:  Frank Anglo - Treasurer;  Dean R. - Recording Secretary;  Gloria Adussei - Corresponding Secretary; 

Monica  Rokosh - President & Director