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Alberta Hunter Education

The goal of Conservation Education is to “increase the level of public commitment to wildlife and fisheries conservation”. We are proud to provide education services for Conservation Education, Youth Programs and Firearms Safety.

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Cash Financial contributions are of course welcome. You may wish to designate areas of preference for your cash donation and we welcome that designation.
Volunteer Grant Programmes Did you know that the organization you are working for or have retired from may have a volunteer grant programme? You may be able to help a not-for-profit or charitable organization, such as AHEIA, with a financial grant if you volunteer on a regular basis. Talk to your HR department to see if this applies to you.
Food and Beverage Dozens of events for a variety of Albertans fill our calendar. If you can help with any of these events by providing food or beverage please write or call. Pop and hot-dogs or hamburgers are popular at all events involving young people.
Travel Moving students to and from the outdoor centres is an ongoing challenge. If you can sponsor or help with any form of travel by providing a van or assistance toward the purchase of vehicles it would be appreciated.
Equipment, Materials Our Conservation Education centres and our volunteers are always in need of teaching aids such as VCRs, TVs, Flip Charts, Project Wild Kits, Wildlife and Fisheries Identification Kits and related materials.
Computers, Communications Conservation Education maintains a large data base. Perhaps you can offer assistance in providing computers or related technology.
Print Material It is a major challenge to maintain contact with a large network of volunteer Instructors. We also need to constantly promote program elements to ensure Albertans we are aware of educational opportunities available to them.
Special Events Throughout any year we hold seminars, wildlife celebrations and many special gatherings. Each of these have budget needs and would certainly welcome your involvement.

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$10.00 1 Student can enroll in a Conservation Course
$20.00 Send 1 child to camp for 3 days.
$200.00 Send 10 children to camp for 3 days.
$600.00 Sponsor a class of 30 students for an entire Conservation Education program.
$1,000.00 Sponsor a Conservation Education class of 30 students for the entire classroom and outdoor camp program. Includes all program materials, including Camp program.

Your name and company logo will be attached to the class of your choice. Your identification will be posted at the Conservation Education Centre for Excellence of your choice.

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Sponsorship Benefits

What can your Conservation Education sponsorship do for you?

  1. All responsible Albertans wish to be environmentally sensitive. Education of young Albertans in the Conservation (wise use) of our renewable natural resources is a priority with us all. Your name or logo will be displayed prominently and connected to a program that has 35 years of history in Alberta. You will also connect with 2,500 volunteers and over 30,000 Albertans annually if you choose to become a partner in Conservation Education.
  2. You may wish to sponsor the printing of one of our program manuals. If so you may advertise within the publication or separately as you wish.
  3. Opportunity for special product or service promotions (booths, etc.) during sportsman festivals and seminars. This can be accomplished at trade shows, classes, or special events. This provides direct contact with:
     
         • general public
         • volunteer instructor network
         • Fish and Wildlife personnel
         • course/seminar participants
     
  4. Opportunity to sponsor specific events exclusively.
  5. Logo on signage, printed material and official merchandise: - Includes registration kits, marketing brochures, event programs and schedules, Magazines, etc.
  6. Advertising space available in printed materials province wide.

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Hunting and Conservation have always gone hand in hand. Hunter Education is a vital contributor to wise conservation practices today, tomorrow and the future. AHEIA is doing a wonderful job and will continue to do so. I thank you all for that.

- Jim Dougherty (June 12, 2002)

Working together, our organizations can have a positive impact on the future of hunting, fishing and habitat. Congratulations to the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association Volunteers and keep up the great work!

- Gerry Kaumeyer (Pheasants Forever, Calgary Chapter)

AHEIA continues to do positive and pro-active work bringing on the next generation of Conservationists. Congratulations to all the Volunteer Instructors and keep up the great work!

- Dave Powell (Alberta Fish and Game Association)

Volunteers play an integral role and I truly appreciate your efforts to educate residents about our connection with the outdoors, and the importance of conserving Alberta’s fish and wildlife resources. Importantly, your leadership helps inspire more stewards of our natural resources.

- The Honourable David C. Coutts, Minister, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (January 2006)

The Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association is clearly committed to conservation education and is known for its strong volunteer spirit. Albertans benefit from your values and knowledge and generations to come will appreciate your efforts.

- The Honourable Ralph Klein, Feb 11, 2006, Premier of Alberta

You are among the finest stewards of land in Alberta. Your work over 45 years has ensured the youth of the province continue to play an active role in conserving Alberta’s fish and wildlife resources. Your assistance in establishing Provincial Hunting Day as an annual event is appreciated.

- The Honourable Ted Morton, Feb 2008, Minister, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

Alberta has benefited from 45 years of conservation education. More than 55,000 students took part in this program in 2008, and each year that number grows. With more than one million students since the program began, it is difficult to find a hunter in Alberta who has not been positively influenced by your conservation education programs.

- The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, Feb 14, 2009

…this program is much more than a course on safe hunting practices. Course participants not only learn about conservation, they also become ambassadors, passing on knowledge and passion to their children, parents, friends and neighbors. For that and the many other contributions your organization makes to the quality of life in our Province, I thank you.

- The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, Feb 6, 2010

I would like to thank the many volunteers in your organization who generously give of their time and wisdom. They are to be commended for their dedication, stewardship of our resources, and for being positive role models in the lives of others.

- The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, Feb 2010

My thanks to all of you for being ambassadors and educators in this great province.

- The Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier of Alberta, February 5th, 2011

You reached a major milestone in in the one-millionth graduate of the Alberta Hunter Education program. Continued excellence is demonstrated by those involved in your organization that pass on their knowledge and passion to the next generation of hunters, anglers and trappers.

- The Honourable Frank Oberle, Minister, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, January 2012

Everyone involved with your wonderful organization has helped make Alberta a better place by inspiring and educating the next generation. For that, the Government of Alberta thanks you.

- The Honourable Allison M.Redford, QC, Premier of Alberta, Feb 11, 2012

Thanks for your dedication and hard work. It is no surprise that the number of hunters continues to increase in Alberta, bucking trends in other jurisdictions. You should be proud of this accomplishment.

- The Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, January 2012

While hunting is a hobby for some, it is a way of life for others. Hunting is a life-skill and we must ensure the new generation of hunters is adept, responsible and knowledgeable. Thanks to the thousands of hunter educators across Alberta, our new hunters are well informed and will continue the tradition in good stead.

- The Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, February 2014

You have inspired many Albertans by sharing your passion for our natural resources and leading by example. Together with Albertans like you, I know we can protect our natural legacy for future generations.

- The Honourable Alison M. Redford, QC, Premier of Alberta, February 9, 2013

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of conservation education across our province. I am pleased to note that more than 1.6 million Albertans have enrolled in conservation education programs, which are provided by more than 3200 volunteers.

- The Honourable Alison M. Redford, QC, Premier of Alberta , February 8, 2014

From the Outdoor Women’s Program, to instructor workshops, and Canadian Firearm Safety courses, the Association has consistently demonstrated its leadership on conservation education. The Association continues to offer the online Hunter Education, Kidwise Firearm Safety, and essential training including the very popular Archery Essentials and Bear Essentials. All of these components add up to a strong and resilient culture of conserving wildlife, which takes the continuous commitment of each and every participant.

- The Honourable Kyle Fawcett, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, February 7, 2015

The efforts of the association and its hard-working members play a crucial role in forging a culture of responsible and ethical hunting and fishing. As Albertans we look forward to many more years of successful conservation education programs, workshops, and activities.

- The Honourable Jim Prentice, Premier of Alberta, February 7th, 2015

I appreciate your outstanding role in helping ensure that Alberta’s proud hunting and fishing tradition continues to play an important role in our culture and communities. For more than half a century, your growing success has resulted in the most successful education program of its kind in North America.

- The Honourable Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta, February 6, 2016

Your dedication to educating Albertans about environmental stewardship and wildlife protection has created a legacy in the more than 1.8 million graduates of your programs. This year alone, the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association will reach almost 100,000 students Province wide through programs that teach all aspects of conservation education.

- The Honourable Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks, February 6, 2016