Edmonton – Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes is among 84 Alberta community, business and agency leaders appointed to the Premier’s Council on Alberta’s Promise, a group that will work directly with businesses by providing information and support to help their financial and in-kind investments to agencies and communities at a local level to support children and youth programs and initiatives. The appointment is in effect until Mar. 31, 2016.
“Ensuring children have the right start is crucial to their future success and quality of life. That is why the work being accomplished through Alberta’s Promise is so important,” said Premier Redford in a release Thursday afternoon. “Our province has continued to grow and change, and to build on what we have accomplished, I have expanded the Council to include representatives from rural areas and the Aboriginal community. These are proud business and community leaders who are true champions for children and youth. I am honoured to chair Alberta’s Promise.”
Deputy Mayor Lisa Holmes said she was excited to be given the opportunity. “The mandate of the Alberta’s Promise program to improve the lives of Alberta’s Children and Youth is close to my heart in both my roles as a councillor and as a Mom,” Holmes said. “I’m looking forward to learning more about the program and what opportunities it will offer that I can share with our community.”
Alberta’s Promise was recently extended through 2018 in the province’s recently passed Children First Act, which the province says supports the health, safety and success of Alberta’s children.
More information will be release on the council’s renewed focus at a meeting at the end of May.