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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Newcomer Seniors Project Edmonton

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Employment Broker – Newcomer Seniors | Terms: Part-time (20 hours per week) | Context: The Employment Broker – Newcomer Seniors works with Sage Seniors Association,(Sage) the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (MCHB), and Gateway Association to help newcomer seniors enhance their work search skills, develop workforce connections + secure customized employment opportunities. It is part of an innovative "prototype" seeking to assist seniors of immigrant and refugee backgrounds to address the chronic poverty they live in. 

Furthermore; the role of the Employment Broker is rooted in the principles of social justice and equity, and works within an anti-oppressive practice framework, with a focus on intercultural competent practice. It is a position funded for 3 years by Vital Signs Grant of Edmonton Community Foundation.

·      Responsibilities include, the following: individual employment discovery/job carving support for newcomer seniors; complete intake of newcomer seniors through discovery process to better understand their skills, strengths/interests, as well as potential barriers & necessary accommodations relating to employment and cultural knowledge in the Canadian context; identify and build relationships with potential industries and employers and work with both employers and newcomer seniors to find a good employment fit; work with receptive employers to carve out customized paid opportunities that meet the needs of newcomer seniors; identify potential barriers to employment participation and work to overcome them; support employer and newcomer seniors through job search and on-boarding process unique to each individual situation, and provide ongoing supports towards a healthy working relationship.

·      Cross-cultural education and bridging between newcomer seniors and employers – In collaboration with the MCHB's, develop and provide support in cultural competency training, overcoming language barriers and minimizing cultural misunderstandings through mentoring and coaching, supporting open communication, and problem solving with employers and newcomer senior employees.

·      Collaborate with colleagues at Sage, MCHB, Gateway, and other senior-serving organizations – Build relationships and a network of support among colleagues; along with the MCHB's provide cultural and language bridging between service providers and seniors on a case-by-case basis; be available as cultural resource persons for intercultural cultural competency staff training; be part of the on-going collaborative efforts among the partner organizations; Identify recurring systemic and policy issues that are inherent in the day-to-day support for seniors; connect and build relationships with natural and formal community leaders to strengthen the support within community for newcomer seniors; connect newcomer seniors to non-employment resources and social services; build relationships & represent the project and partner organizations as needed.

·      Evaluation & Client Data CollectionConduct ongoing project evaluation as outlined by the Program Logic Model and contribute to reporting and knowledge mobilization efforts.  Capture relevant client data for project learning and program planning.

WHO MAY APPLY: we are looking for an individual who has a deep interest in cross-cultural relationship development, enjoys being with seniors of divers culturally background, is humble and highly creative in seeking solutions to challenges, as well as comfortable with conflict and ambiguity. Salary Range: Up to $31,200 per annum.


TO APPLY | Submit CV in confidence to: yvonnechiu@shaw.ca by December 31, 2017. If you have any questions, kindly contact Yvonne at: 780.423.1973 |

Friday, December 8, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Temple Beth Ora Edmonton | 01.31.18 |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Temple Beth Ora Edmonton | Position: Synagogue Coordinator | Context: This half time (20 hours per week) position of Synagogue Coordinator at Temple Beth Ora Edmonton is at the centre of operations of the congregation. Accountable to the VP-Administration of the TBO board, the coordinator is responsible for the organizational management and administrative support of the synagogue and will also work closely with the Rabbi to provide support to volunteer committees and to programming. 

The successful candidate will be a self starter and will have demonstrated proficiency in organizing and managing an information system and skills in program coordination and problem-solving. Also essential are strong people skills for engaging volunteers and effective verbal and written communication. Knowledge of Jewish traditions and culture will be highly desirable. Bookkeeping experience would be an asset. 

TO APPLY | Please reply in confidence by January 31, 2018 to: The Hiring Committee, Temple Beth Ora, 12313-105 Ave., Edmonton Alberta T5N 0Y5 (or) email: office@templebethora.org  | Web: www.templebethora.org | Thank You!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CED EDMONTON | MBA Information Sessions - December 2017 |

CED MBA – NAIT INFORMATION SESSIONS | MBA in Community Economic Development | Wednesday, December 6, at  5 :00 and 7:00 pm in Room WA110, NAIT main campus | Thursday, December 07, at 10:00 am in Room X216; 12:00 pm  in Room WA114; and 5:00 pm in Room WA110, NAIT main campus. > You are invited to attend an information session about the MBA in Community Economic Development Program being delivered by Cape Breton University in Edmonton on alternate weekends at NAIT.

Context: The program resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses. It attracts learners who wish to make a difference in their organizations/communities. The MBA in CED program caters to working people who need flexibility to complete a post-graduate degree program in two years on a part-time basis.

Program Highlights: Flexible delivery. Learners can take all courses in quality face-to-face classes on select weekends, at NAIT's campus. Quality: Acclaimed faculty from across Canada. This graduate program has received the approval of Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. 

Contact: If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact Barrie Riome, Director of MBA|CED Program, CBU by email at: mba@cbu.ca (or) Nancy Frederick at NAIT 780.471.8362 | e: nfrederi@nait.ca

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA EDMONTON REGION |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Position: Resource Development Associate | Terms: Permanent Fulltime Position | Salary Range: $30,694 - $40,197 annually with benefits | Hours: 35 hours per week – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Context: Reporting to the Executive Assistant and Director of Resource Development, the Resource Development Associate will be responsible for database administration and administrative and promotional support to special events, campaigns, charitable receipting, and third party events. 

Responsibilities: input/update donor records-gift information accurately into donor management software in a timely manner; prepare monthly giving and weekly event reports; prepare timely and accurate charitable receipting through donor management software; prepare timely gift acknowledgements tailored by appeal through donor management software; assist with the creation of marketing and promotional material for special events and campaigns; manage communications, marketing and promotional material inventory for Resource Development Team; manage social media platforms; prepare tracking documents for, assist with planning and development of, and participate in implementation of special events; promote and market third party fundraising in the community to support agency services; research potential opportunities for grant applications and corporate community investment donation programs which align with agency mission and vision.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education > A minimum of three years’ resource development experience, preferably in the non-profit sector; Able to provide a recent police background check; Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend; Familiarity with CRA rules governing fund development; Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge an asset; Familiarity with social media platforms to advance agency priorities; Understanding of the principles of client and agency confidentiality; Demonstrated initiative and ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure; Personal values strongly parallel and support organizational values. 

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: Dec. 01, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Monday, November 13, 2017

COMMUNITY ECONOMICS EDMONTON | WINTER 2017


·       THE COMMUNITY NETWORKS COLLECTIVE © | On-line resources and communities; non-profits jobs, arts & culture, health & wellness, social networking, cooperatives/ and social enterprising. Info: 780.474.6058 or www.tcng.ca | e: leocamposa@gmail.com

·      AFFORDABLE CANCUN | Interested in an affordable vacation in a remarkable place? Eco excursions; Mayan communities; culture, arts & crafts; archeological sites, people and communities? Lovely rental home available in a safe, clean and friendly neighborhood – weekly and monthly rates. Bookings from Jan 15, 2018 onwards! For further information, please contact: Carmen G. Miranda at 780.267.1220 | e: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com | Thank You! |

·       FOOD LITERACY © | Wish to explore a program where seniors and senior high school students get together to learn from and support each other? Activities include walking, playing music, dancing, cooking, dining, reading, talking, painting, etc. Info: 780.438.3060 | e: bsabet@shaw.ca | Thanks!

·       CARMEN MIRANDA | RELIABLE CLEANING SERVICE | Hola! I am available for residential cleaning services. If you need something done or if you know anyone who may, I would be grateful to know about it. I am affordable and a conscientious worker. I can be reached at 780.267.1220 | e: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com | Gracias!

·       EQUI-TEA MULTICULTURAL CATERING | We’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. Check our menu & let us be part of your event. Visit: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering | (or) call 780.991.2799 for good food details! 

·       INTERCULTURAL TRAINING | The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative offers tailor-made meaningful workshops and training opportunities for organizations to gain awareness and skills about culturally responsive practice and collaboration. For details, visit: http://mchb.org/programs/cultural-competency

·       TRANSLATION & TUTORING SERVICES | Spanish – English – Spanish | Local & Affordable. For details: 780.474.6058 | e: leocamposa@gmail.com

·       WAYFINDERS BUSINESS COOPERATIVE © | 1. Voluntary and Open Membership 2. Democratic Member Control 3. Members' Economic Participation 4. Autonomy and Independence 5. Education, Training and Information 6. Cooperation among Cooperatives 7. Concern for Community | Join an exciting new venture – visit: http://www.wayfindersbuscoop.com/index.php

Thursday, November 9, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Jewish Family Services Edmonton |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Jewish Family Services Edmonton | Position: Executive Director | Terms: Permanent/Full Time | Location: Edmonton, Alberta | About: This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-respected community agency that has grown in status and stature over some 60 years, and is looking to plan for a progressive future.

The Agency: Jewish Family Services (JFS) is a not-for-profit, inclusive, non-denominational social service agency. Our vision- “Help, With Heart, For One and All”- embodies our agency, which provides services to individuals and communities in the Edmonton region regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or identity, age, size, disability, or socio-economic situation. Jewish Family Services provides strength and support to individuals and families in need in a manner sensitive to Jewish values. Services are provided under five key program areas: Integrity Counselling, Community Links, Edmonton Healing Centre for Grief & Loss, Seniors Making Age-Related Transitions, and Holocaust Survivor Support. We are a medium sized agency, located in west Edmonton.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit: http://www.jfse.org/about/employment-opportunity-executive-director/

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

PHIL FONTAINE: Breaking New Ground Together | Nov. 29, 2017

PHIL FONTAINE | Breaking New Ground Together – Conversations of Hope and The Meaning of Reconciliation | Wednesday Nov. 29, 2017 | Time: 7-9 pm @ Star of the North Retreat Centre | Admission: by donations. Register Early, space is limited.

Context: Former AFN Chief Phil Fontaine will guide us on how to have conversations of hope within an understanding of reconciliation for our times. Join us as we continue the dialogue inspired by The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s ninety-four calls to action. Phil Fontaine served as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for an unprecedented three terms. Under his leadership, the AFN negotiated both the Kelowna Accord and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Fontaine has received many honours and awards, including the National Aboriginal Achievement Award, the Order of Canada, and numerous honorary doctorates.

To Register: 780.459.5511