About Us


Build a socially cohesive and integrated society in Alberta by promoting positive interactions between individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, and marginalized communities. We believe that by fostering a sense of unity and understanding, we can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all.



Promote equal access to opportunities for women, regardless of background or circumstance, and foster a sense of belonging and connection within our community.



Provide every Albertan with an opportunity to overcome systemic barriers and successfully navigate through life, leading to better economic, social, and cultural integration.



Create an environment that is inclusive and supportive, offering resources and tools that help individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. ACES provides a safe and inclusive space where refugees, immigrants, Indigenous, and low-income mainstream community women and seniors come together to share their experiences, offer support, mentor each other, and engage in learning opportunities through the provision of a range of online and offline workshops, educational programs, seminars, and conferences designed to address family violence, improve women’s mental health, enhance employment readiness, cultivate leadership skills, and promote effective communication and networking.

Our Board Members


Theresa Stanley

Vice President

Lorephil Teledo


Teresa Brunner


Patricia Ward


Debra Couwenberg