Audrey Luft

Legacy Education Grant Honouree

Audrey is the founder and President of the independent Alberta MANPOWER franchise, established in 1958. Audrey’s community involvement is legend. She has contributed her time and skills to take on senior leadership roles with over two-dozen major organizations in education, business, healthcare and the arts in our community. Ms. Luft believes that “Service beyond expectations creates a business beyond your dreams.”

Manpower Inc. was formed in 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and remains a world leader in the employment services industry. With a global network of 4,300 offices in 67 countries, Manpower assigns in excess of 2 million skilled personnel annually to 400,000 customers worldwide. In February 2006, Fortune magazine named Manpower as “One of America’sMost Admired Companies” for the fourth straight year and in January, 2005 Forbes magazine named Manpower, “One of the “Best Managed Companies in America”, for 3 years running. Manpower in Alberta is a financially independent franchise operation, founded in 1958 with offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Fort McMurray.


  • THE CITY OF EDMONTON CITATION AWARD, presented in honor of many years of dedication and commitment to the community; and the building of the reputation as the City of Champions.
  • GLOBAL WOMAN OF VISION AWARD, presented by Global Television to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding women in Edmonton.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD presented by the Canadian Headquarters of Manpower Inc., recognizing the highest contribution to community service in Canada.
  • Named the DR. CHARLES ALLARD CHAIR IN BUSINESS in recognition of an outstanding community business leader. Grant MacEwan College.
  • The BILL COKE AWARD, presented for the highest contribution to the Temporary Help Industry in Canada (National Industry Award).
  • MANPOWER SERVICES, Canadian Head Office. In recognition of Outstanding Community Involvement.
  • LEADERSHIP IN CHAPTER RELATIONS. Federation of Temporary Help Services. (National Industry Award).
  • REGIONAL CHAPTER COMMUNICATIONS. Federation of Temporary Help Services. (National Industry Award).
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