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Tuesday, November 13, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX | Position: Evening Administrator & Communications Assistant | Terms: Full-time, permanent position | Hours of Work:  Monday 9:00p-5:00p, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1:30p-9:30p, Fridays 10:30a-6:30p, some flexibility an asset. This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position with health benefits | Salary range: $35,000 - $38,000 | 

Context: Do you want to be a part of a dynamic not-for-profit organization? Are you interested in working in a multicultural environment? Are you passionate about community? Do you want an opportunity for both personal and professional development? | About: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language instruction to adult newcomers and visitors to Canada.

Abstract: This position supports overall office organization, performs a variety of communications duties, and holds a key “first impression” role in CCI-LEX ensuring all feel welcome. Working closely with the Lead Administrator, this role ensures that all classes and daily office operations run smoothly and efficiently, handles student registrations, and supports the work of all staff and volunteers. This position also aids with communications and community outreach. Full job description: www.cci-lex.ca

Key Responsibilities: Answer inquiries & provide program information/general student support; Handle student testing, registrations and payments, and data entry; Provide day-to-day office support services to volunteers and staff; Maintain social media and all online & print communications tools; Organize and conduct outreach activities to build CCI-LEX’s profile and build relationships.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in an office environment & proven customer service skills; Ability to manage social & digital media to engage with a variety of stakeholders; Must have superior communication & interpersonal skills; Experience with multicultural groups and/or ESL Learners; Proficiency in a second language (French, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, or Mandarin preferable); Familiarity with the non-profit sector  community resources an asset; Degree/diploma in Administration, Communications, Marketing or related field preferred; Equivalencies may be considered. 

TO APPLY: Forward CV/cover letter in confidence to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca |
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. November 20, 2108. Note: We thank all candidates for applying; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX EDMONTON | Position: Program Assistant, Part-time, temporary | About: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult newcomers. The LEX Program provides flexible, low-cost English language classes with volunteer instructors. The Program Assistant plays a key role providing administrative support to The Learning Exchange Program and volunteer instructors. Work Schedule: 25 hours/week; Monday to Thursday 3:30pm-8:30pm; 5 hours on Fridays (flexible schedule on Fridays); overall flexibility is an asset | Terms of Employment: $19.50/hour | Note: Temporary position until March 31, 2019; possibility of extension | Full job description, see: www.cci-lex.ca

Context: working closely with the Program Coordinator, this position performs administrative duties and provides support to evening volunteers. The Program Assistant aids the Coordinator in day-to-day program support including, but not limited to, volunteer scheduling, information management and organization of daily lesson materials. This position is the primary on-site contact and liaison for evening volunteers and may assist with materials, audiovisual set-up, student issues, etc. In addition, the Program Assistant supports the organization of training workshops, meetings and events, and at peak periods supports student intake, testing and registrations.

Key Responsibilities: Perform administrative tasks to support the LEX Program; Liaise with and support volunteer instructors in all matters; Handle volunteer scheduling; Ensure clear communication with volunteers; Assist with materials organization and activity development for the ESL curriculum; Organize and assist with coordination of training workshops, meetings or events; Support the Evening Administrator with student intake and registration; Foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in an office setting performing administrative duties; Knowledge of program support and data management; Education and experience in adult education and/or TESL an asset; Knowledge of volunteer management practices an asset; Customer service skills; Excellent oral & written English skills; Strong organizational/interpersonal skills.

TO APPLY | Submit your CV/cover letter to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 20th 2018. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday, November 5, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The City of Edmonton | Position: Supervisor, Family Violence Prevention | Job Number: 34347 | We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals | Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week | Salary: $84,597.07 - $120,852.96 (Annually) | Closing Date: Nov. 13, 2018 | Abstract: Are you interested in an unique opportunity where your leadership influences the outcome of supporting safer and stronger individuals, families and communities and improving the livability of our city? In this role you will lead complex projects & address sensitive issues such as domestic violence & elder abuse. Visit: www.edmonton.ca/careers for information on how to apply.

Reporting to the Director, Family and Community Supports and participating as a member of the departmental extended leadership team, the Supervisor of Family Violence Prevention is responsible to: Provide leadership, strategic direction/supervision to 10 professional social workers in the delivery of the Domestic Abuse High Risk Team (DAHRT), Senior Protection Partnership (SPP) and City Wide Family Violence Prevention ● Oversee and lead complex projects and city wide initiatives related to Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse and Family Violence Prevention ● Coordinate the multidisciplinary SPP Team which includes City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service, Covenant Health, Catholic Social Services, and Sage Seniors Association ● Respond to council inquiries and prepare related council reports as requested ● Represent the branch and liaise with key community partners and stakeholders to advance this work ● Integrally involved in analyzing police and social data to identify community trends and issues and to inform strategic direction and approach ● Oversee, develop, implement and monitor team budgets, work plans, and protocols.

Qualifications: Completion of a University Degree in Social Work ● Must have current registration as a social worker in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers ● 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in a social service environment, including professional experience leading and managing others ● Experience providing leadership/supervision to professional staff working to address complex social issues ● Experience in the areas of domestic violence and elder abuse, partnership development, strategy development & involvement in complex multidisciplinary partnerships would be an asset ● Strong skills developing and maintaining effective working relationships with partners & internal/external stakeholders ● Strong leadership, problem solving, project management, conflict resolution, interdisciplinary team building & supervisory skills.

PLUS > Ability to think strategically ● Excellent verbal/written communication skills including presenting information to a diverse audience/writing reports ● Current knowledge of leading practice related to domestic violence and elder abuse and knowledge of the police system ● Familiarity with risk assessment tools, family violence protocols and community resources ● Hire is dependent upon an Enhanced Security Clearance from Edmonton Police Service satisfactory to the City of Edmonton. Please note: This process can take up to three weeks ● Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must arrange own transportation to be reimbursed in accordance with City of Edmonton policy. This may require business auto insurance.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

WOMEN in BUSINESS: Journeys to Success | Arti Mittal - 11.16.18

ARTI MITTAL > WOMEN in BUSINESS: Journeys to Success. | Nov. 16, 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 noon at The Business Link, 10150-100 St. Suite #500, downtown Edmonton – admission $5.00 donation. Join us for an engaging conversation with Arti Mittal, owner of Lola's Fashions, a unique, one of a kind boutique in Edmonton excelling in superb customer service and treating our fashionistas like real divas. Arti loves fashion and worked in a number of retail stores before opening her own. | CHALLENGES | After immigrating to Canada 30 + years ago, Arti’s hard work, dedication, perseverance and visionary commitment as an entrepreneur has been essential elements for her professional pathways to success. She will share with us tips, pointers and solid advise not only women entrepreneurs can use, so do men as well, no matter where you come from. – Please RSVP by Nov. 15, 2018 to: leocamposa@gmail.com (or) Tel: 780.474.6058. SPONSORED by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative © https://www.wayfindersbusinesscooperative.ca/test.blog/2018/11/04/women-in-business-with-arti-mittal/

Saturday, November 3, 2018


ASSOCIATION of UNITED UKRAINIAN CANADIANS | The AUUC is proud to present 2 events celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians. Sat. November 3 & Sun November 4, 2018 – at: The Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 11018-97 Street, Edmonton. | Details: www.auucedm.ca | Tix & Info. please call: 780.424.2037

(1) Saturday, November 03, 2018 | 100 Years of Social Justice & Activism | AUUC 100 Year Anniversary Banquet and Celebration. Details: 3:30 pm Doors open | 4:30 pm Banquet | 6:30 pm 100 Anniversary Celebration performance featuring Guest Dignitaries, Trembita Arts School and Trembita Choir with a special opening blessing by  Bigstone Cree Elder Gilman Cardinal and Asani. Saturday Tickets: $20 per person while they last. Don't miss out, buy your tickets today! Call: 780.424.2037.

(2) Sunday, November 04, 2018 | 100 Years of Social Justice & Activism: AUUC History, Solidarity and Benevolent Work. Details: 1:00 pm Doors open | 2:00 pm Performances and Presentations | Special Guests Speakers > Winston Gereluk, MC & Historical Presentations; Corinne Benson, Historical Presentation; Leonel Viscarra, FMLN; Maureen Werlin, Citizens Against Racism and Apartheid, CARA; Edmonton Cuba Solidarity; Sandra Azocar; Las Amigas and more...

Performances by: Notre Dame Des Bananes Choir; Daniel Villalobos; Dancers Calafquen; Guatemalan Folkloric Ixchel Dance Group. Sunday Tickets: $5 per person while they last. Don't miss out, buy your tickets today! Call: 780.424.2037.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER > www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Peer Support Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Salary: $41,061 - $57,324 | Closing Date: Nov. 19, 2018 > The Organization: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support, the Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA Edmonton Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Peer School and is a contact for Peer Connections Peer Leaders. Responsible for supporting excellence in peer support competencies providing individual and group peer support resulting in the delivery of hope based, positive, compassionate service and strengths-based problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience: Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Completion of CMHA School of Peer Support course considered an asset • Minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in peer support working with individuals with mental health or addiction issues • Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues • Recent community mental health and case management experience preferred • MHFA and ASIST training is considered an asset • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities: Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness/recovery; information & referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational and problem solving skills • Ability to effectively use MS Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/covering letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Note: All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews scheduled for November 16, 2018. Thank you for making mental health matter.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Theatre Yes Presents > VISCOSITY | Nov. 07-17, 2018

Theatre Yes presents VISCOSITY
Black gold, true tales, real lives …

Theatre Yes is proud to present VISCOSITY, a brand new installation that is part exhibition, part journalism and part performance. VISCOSITY sheds light on the lives of Alberta oil workers across a variety of ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and perspectives. Created from transcriptions of interviews with Alberta’s oil industry, VISCOSITY challenges what we think we know about the people who work in big oil, and who those people are to begin with. This innovative performance installation brings all Albertans together in conversation about life inside and outside the patch.

“The reality and complexity of ordinary peoples’ experience working in the epicentre of Canada’s most contentious and powerful industry is not often given voice in public space. VISCOSITY will give us the opportunity to share time and space with the men and women and men whose lives and work are fuel for our society.” – Heather Inglis, Theatre Yes Artistic Producer

VISCOSITY plays at the Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Avenue) from November 7 to 17, 2018. Audience members may come anytime during performance times and stay as long as they wish. Tix are now on sale at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill SQ. by phone 780.420.1757 | Online: www.tixonthesquare.ca and at the door.

Theatre Yes (The National Elevator Project, ANXIETY) is an award-winning, boutique theatre company that responds to up-to-the-minute local, national, and international cultural conversations with events that invite audiences to be a part of adventures they won’t forget. They produce theatre and performance works in unique environments, which are exhilarating, thought-provoking and memorable. A company of innovators who challenge tried and true formulas. For more information visit: theatre-yes.ca