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Canadian Foundation for

Development & Empowerment

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What We Do

CFDE seeks to assist children from low-income households in Edmonton and surrounding communities by providing free school materials and access to funding. This will be done in an effort to assist parents in focusing on the payment of school fees and fees associated with extracurricular activities, that the child may not suffer from problems such as social inclusion and “fitting in,” which are factors proven to cause school performance issues.

CFDE seeks to alleviate the financial struggles that burden many young people pursuing a higher education, student-loan debt. In office, we provide students  with information on the hundreds of financial awards (i.e. scholarships, grants and bursaries) available to them in Alberta, focusing on the awards they best fit by assessing their current situation.

Our volunteers are working hard on events with the goal of building funds for our Youth Empowerment Grant, which we will make available to new high school graduates whom immediately enter the world of higher education. It is our plan to have the application process open by April 2021 for grant seekers starting in Fall 2021 semesters.

We are also planning events that will bring together financial award providers in the coming months. At such events, award providers will provide in-depth information on their application processes and eligibility requirements.

Lastly, our organization has many plans in the works to provide school materials and equipment globally. CFDE is working toward assisting in disaster relief efforts in countries which have recently undergone natural disasters or who struggle with economic development. We are currently working with a team Ghana and are hoping to release more information about this project soon.

Our Story​ 

A Seed of Hope Planted in a Time of Great Need

Our Vision​ 

To assist children, youth and young adults in overcoming social and financial barriers that they may thrive academically and, ultimately, make their communities and this world a better place for all.

Our Mission

It is our mission to create immediate and lasting changes by bringing children, youth and young adults to their highest potential.  We at CFDE strive to see the children thrive. 

CFDE is currently working toward assisting in catastrophe relief efforts globally by providing desks, computers, and uniforms to schools in countries where natural disasters have occurred.

Meet Our Team

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

Monica  Rokosh - President & Director

Board of Directors

Vanessa Caesar


Monica Crawford-Rokosh


Catherine Kew

Publicity Secretary

Gloria Adussei


Frank Acheampong

Committee Member

Dean Rokosh

Board Member

Edith laf

Committee Member

Prabin Dahal

Grant writer / Administrator


S.T.E.M. Programme

Pooja Sharma

Administrations and Events

Manpreeet Kaur