Danisha Bhaloo
Danisha Bhaloo combines her experiences and passions as a writer, social services worker and public relations consultant to provide unique objectives and coaching to various individuals, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Based on her passion to help those in need, she focuses on projects that raise money and awareness on various issues including crime prevention, children and youth-at-risk, women's development, poverty, elder abuse and neglect.

With 10 years of professional experience, Danisha has succesfully implemented mentoring programs for children and youth without positive role models in their lives and has raised over $500 000.00 through a combination of services including grant writing, fundraising, event planning, media and government support for charitable organizations.

Personal Website: www.danishabhaloo.com
Personal Blog: http://danishabhaloo.blogspot.com

Entries by Danisha Bhaloo

I'm Leaving Edmonton Civic Politics Aside To Campaign To End Racism

(4) Comments | Posted October 25, 2016 | 11:07 AM

One year ago, I publicly announced my decision to run in the byelection for Edmonton City Council. It wasn't an easy decision, considering I had a job that I adored and a social life that I was pretty content with. I wasn't stirring for anything new. I didn't want any...

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The "Next Gen" Way of Giving Back to the Community

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 6:48 PM

When invited to speak to the the local 100MenYEG group in Edmonton about the growing need for positive male mentors in boys' lives, I was struck with the passion and commitment of hundreds of men who are giving back to their community in time, resources and finances. But what struck...

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Pathways out of Poverty: My Personal Experience

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:08 PM

I lived in poverty growing up. I dealt with social issues no child should ever have to deal with: bullying, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and their impact of my grades. My father unexpectedly passed away when I was 12 years old, and as a result, my mother worked two jobs...

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National Volunteer Week: Thanks NextGeners, You're Awesome!

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 6:23 PM

More and more, volunteers are getting younger. Schools are implementing community service values in high school students. It may be for credit, it may be for work experience...but at the end of the day, volunteerism is value-driven. Volunteers stay because they care. Nowadays, there are so many issues that it's...

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How Walking Can Help a Child in Need

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 8:43 AM

It can be difficult fundraising for any cause, let alone one that's not in your own backyard. That's the number one concern of potential donors I've approached over the years for the World Partnership Walk (WPW), Canada's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for international development.

Giving internationally is as important...

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This Year, Make a Point to Pay it Forward

(4) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 5:46 PM

So many awful things have been happening recently around the world, including the recent elementary school attack that left the world devastated and in mourning. The future looks bleak. But there are things that we, as individuals, can do to bring back inspiration and hope to the world in small...

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The Key to a Happy Childhood? Mentoring

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 3:59 PM

You often hear people say that children are the future. Of course this is true. However, the current reality is that children are dealing with so many more issues then we did 50, 20 or even 10 years ago. Of course, a forefront issue includes bullying. The numbers of teenagers...

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