Alida Thomas

Alida Thomas works as the Director of International Programs for Women & Children at Global Aid Network Canada, an international relief and development NGO. She has a background in conflict resolution and human rights, is passionate about peacemaking, international and community development, mountains, and the empowerment of women. Alida currently lives in Edmonton with her husband, Nick.

Bio last modified February 3rd, 2020.
Articles by Alida Thomas
  • Beyond The Way Things Are

    Alida Thomas

    In Jeremy Courtney's Love Anyway, Alida Thomas finds stories of loving with resilience in the midst of war, disaster and betrayal, as well as important lessons of peace for a polarized world.

  • Belonging On The Court

    Alida Thomas

    Last night’s improbable NBA championship for the Toronto Raptors was one professional sports team’s triumph. Even more, Alida Thomas writes, it’s a historic moment of shared belonging when Canadians discovered who they want to keep becoming.

  • The Bittersweet Space of Goodbye

    Alida Thomas

    It takes faith not only to grab hold of things, but to let things go, reflects Alida Oegema. As she prepares to leave Canada's West coast for a new city and a new beginning, she writes on the ways she sees God leading, sustaining, and surrounding her and her husband-to-be.

  • Elfin Lakes

    Alida Thomas

    In the midst of noise: calm. In the midst of frenzy: space. In the midst of ambition and movement and work: rest.