Blazing the Trail for Better Child Education

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Welcome to the Canadian Foundation for

Development and Empowerment

Our Organization at a Glance


At the Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment (CFDE) we provide all 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 all young people who want to succeed.

Serving Post-Secondary Students:

  • CFDE aids post-secondary students in finding all grants, scholarships, and bursaries available to them. Our staff update our database with information on the thousands of financial aid options available to academics in Alberta on a weekly basis.
  • CFDE offers free support services to young people in need. Our volunteers are available to walk-ins, during business hours, as a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear if ever it’s needed.
  • We have experienced staff ready to assist youth with finding housing, searching for practicum/volunteer placements, and to review/proofread resumes, by appointment only.

Serving Low-Income Children/Youth:

  • CFDE provides educational materials (such as backpacks, calculators, notebooks, pencils, etc.) to schools in the district.

  •  Low-income youth may walk-in to access our support services.  School materials will be provided to them upon request, when they are available.

*The Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment supports those receiving either formal or informal education.

What Drives Us  

At CFDE we are driven by the young people who want to succeed but are burdened by poverty.

The goal of CFDE is to assist education systems, both locally and internationally. We will accomplish this by giving children and youth a solid foundation for growth and intellectual development through the provision of relevant learning materials and financial awards.

Service Area 

Proudly Serving the Greater Edmonton Area

Operating Hours 

Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Connect With Us 

Canadian Foundation for Development and Empowerment

10578  113 Street NW, Suite 200

Edmonton, Alberta  T5H 3H5

Phone/Fax: 587-557-1191


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