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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

WEBINAR: A New View of God & Its Effects on Well-Being | 11.08.2020


WEBINAR:
A New View of God and its Effects on WellBeing | Date: Sunday, Nov.08, 2020 | Time: 2:00pm. | Register for online here: www.csedmonton.org (or) attend a live viewing at First Church of Christ, Scientist (10810-100 Ave.) or listen by phone. |||  

ABOUT: Given up on religion? Is God a mystery? Learn how a new and changed perspective of God can bring healing and wholeness. International speaker Phillip Hockley relates how Christian Science gave him a new view of God that transformed his life. A view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loves us fully and equally. 

He also discovered that this loving God was not the source of his troubles, but the solution to them. Hockley, in presenting his talk, will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially Christ Jesus' life and teachings, as well as explanations from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the text book of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy. 

About: Phillip Hockley is a practitioner of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. After a healing through Christian Science of a debilitating injury which was diagnosed as rendering him permanently disabled, Hockley was compelled to share the source of his healing with others dealing with similar physical challenges, discouragement & doubt. He says that the ability to love and be loved by God is the message he seeks to convey in his talks. 

More information: www.csedmonton.org |

E: info@csedmonton.org | Telephone: 780.422.4754

Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton 

PS. NOTICE: To comply with AHS guidelines and city by-laws, we ask that all visitors wear a face mask when accessing our church building as well as observe social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask a church usher or Reading Room attendant.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECALA - EDMONTON


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
| ECALA – EDMONTON | Position: Grant Liaison | Terms: 14 hours per week (Part-time) 

About: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) www.ecala.org is a granting council which provides funding and support to non-profit organizations that offer non-credit, part-time adult foundational learning and literacy initiatives. ECALA promotes the value of lifelong and adult foundational learning and literacy through our vision. “Everyone can learn.” Do you believe in the benefits of life-long learning for adults? Would you like to fund programs that make a difference for adult foundational learners? Do you have experience in writing and administering grants? 

The Position: The Grant Liaison position will report to the Executive Director and share the key responsibilities with a part-time Grant Liaison. Core responsibilities include in-person or virtual visit Grant Recipient funded agencies, provide coaching and mentoring to educators, assist with proposals and final reports and coordinate the ECALA proposal reviews.  The Grant Liaison will also participate in communication activities, networking and training with funded agencies, government staff, and other stakeholders within the mandate of Alberta Advanced Education Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong proficiency with MS Office 365 and SharePoint; Excellent grant writing skills; Experience in designing and delivering professional development for adult educators; Excellent organization, time management, and general administration skills; Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills. Required Education and Experience: Diploma or course work in related field, such as business, adult education, English Language Learning, Literacy or an equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered. 

Compensation: Salary range will commensurate with experience, education, and other similar non-profit organizations. Deadline to apply: Friday, October 23, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found. Forward in confidence CV|cover letter with salary expectations to: ed@ecala.org | Please include “Grant Liaison” in the subject line. Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, thank you. –

Friday, August 7, 2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CMHA EDMONTON | Community Resource Specialist.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full Time | Hours: Sunday – Thursday 4:30 pm. – 12:00 am. | Salary Range: $41,061.00 - $57,324.00 | Closing Date: 08.19.20. 

About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness|understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide. 

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Team Lead, 211, the Community Resource Specialist will provide assistance to individuals contacting the 211 information and referral line through phone calls, emails and/or online chat services. 211 is a 24hour information and referral line that helps people connect to non-emergency social, health and government services. The position provides information, assistance and liaison to people calling the 211 line; gathers statistics for reporting; and assists in various ways with the activities of the Information and Referral Program. The Community Resource Specialist provides information directly for those individuals who know what they need, and utilizes questioning/probing skills to determine the needs of individuals who don’t specifically know what they are looking for. 

Qualifications|Experience: Completion of Grade 12 (related post-secondary Diploma or relevant course work in a Social Science preferred) • Frontline experience on a Distress Line or in another client support role is required • Successful Completion of Gender Based Analysis + Training and Brain Story Certification are an asset • Successful attainment and maintenance of: Information and Referral Specialist Certificate; Crisis Worker Certificate • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check. 

Skills|Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills • Excellent telephone skills, including questioning, probing and/or interviewing abilities, to ensure individuals’ needs are being determined and appropriately met • Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Ability to work independently and in a team environment • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational, time management and problem solving skills • Demonstrated abilities and initiative in completing tasks and projects • Ability to provide constructive and positive feedback to others and be able to accept the same • Ability to be empathetic and non-judgmental when assisting clients • Keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use MS Office and other program software. 

TO APPLY | Submit CV & cover letter to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CMHA EDMONTON | Support Services

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton | Position: Manager Crisis & Navigation Support Services | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (occasional evening and weekend work required) | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate found. 

About: 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. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; recovery college; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide. 

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Director, Crisis and Navigation Support Services, the Manager, Crisis and Navigation Support Services provides leadership and direction to the 211 and Distress Line Programs. The position oversees the operations of the programs, which operate on a 24/7 basis, to ensure they are functioning in an efficient and effective manner. The 211 and Distress Line Programs offer support and assistance to individuals who may be feeling overwhelmed, experiencing abuse, are contemplating suicide or require information on resources available. The position will establish and monitor program goals and monitor program trends. The Manager, Crisis and Navigation Support Services provides an operational lens to strategic planning at the program level and leads the implementation of new initiatives at an operational level. The Manager, Crisis and Navigation Support Services works closely with a Distress Centre Calgary counterpart to ensure consistency of service delivery in the province. 

Qualifications|Experience: University Degree in a related Social Science field • Current registration with a professional body (as appropriate) • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a leadership/supervisory position with community stakeholder facilitation and/or funder and stakeholder engagement • Certified Crisis Worker AAS/CASP (preferred) • Certified I&R Specialist (preferred). 

Skills|Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to deal with challenging situations • Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work independently and operate effectively in a complex multi-program environment • Demonstrated abilities of leadership, strategic goal setting and vision of how to achieve the overall objectives of the organization • Superior organizational, time management and problem-solving skills • Solid business acumen and ability to respond to situations with astuteness and composure • Demonstrated abilities in program management, program delivery and evaluation • Skills and abilities in the operation and functioning of a Contact Centre • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office.

TO APPLY | Submit CV & cover letter to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Thursday, August 6, 2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CMHA EDMONTON | Team Lead 211

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton | Position: Team Lead 211 | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (occasional evening and weekend work required) | Closing Date: August 19, 2020 

About: 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. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. 

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Crisis and Navigation Support Services, the Team Lead, 211 is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the 211 Program. 211 is a 24-hour information and referral service that helps people connect to social, health and government services. The position supervises a team of Community Resource Specialists who answer contacts to 211 services. The Team Lead will also answer 211 contacts during periods of high volume or staff absences. The position is involved in staff scheduling, face to face and remote support and supervision of front line staff and coordination of front line staff projects and tasks. 

Qualifications|Experience: Related post-secondary Diploma (in a Social Science preferred) • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a client/customer service role where high volume, challenging and/or difficult situations are regularly encountered • Minimum 2 years supervision experience • Successful Completion of Gender Based Analysis + Training and Brain Story Certification are an asset • Successful completion of Distress Line Training is an asset • Successful attainment and maintenance of: Information and Referral Specialist Certificate; Crisis Worker Certificate • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check. 

Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills, including excellent telephone skills to ensure callers’ needs are determined and met • Ability to work effectively in a challenging environment, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and an understanding of the objectives of the 211 line and the organization • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational and problem solving skills • Demonstrated abilities in program management, program delivery and evaluation • Skills and abilities in the operation and functioning of a contact centre • Excellent keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office and other program software • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations. 

TO APPLY | Submit CV & cover letter to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA - EDMONTON


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CMHA-Edmonton www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | | Position: Manager Housing Services and Peer Support | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

About: 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. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; Recovery College; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide. 

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Director, Housing Services and Peer Support the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support is responsible for the day to day administration, coordination and management of all CMHA-Edmonton owned and managed properties; The position conducts property visits and inspections to ensure that all housing properties are safe, secure and that all local building and health codes are adhered to. It investigates and resolves tenant occupancy issues including dealing with complaints, inquiries and maintenance matters and assists tenants to resolve issues as appropriate.  Additionally, the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support is responsible for the implementation of peer support services that foster long term tenancy, mental health recovery and community integration, in particular the oversight of Recovery College and Peer Connections.

Qualifications/Experience: Post-secondary school Diploma in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, etc.); Minimum of 5 years of experience as a property manager, including activities associated with: budget development, financial management, understanding and applying relevant acts & legislation; Valid Class 5 Drivers License; Acceptable Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Intervention Record Check. 

Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal|written communication skills including an ability to respond appropriately with conflict resolution skills in difficult situations; Ability to understand mechanical & technical issues associated with property management; Solid business acumen and ability to respond to situations with astuteness and composure; Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work independently and operate effectively in a complex multi-program environment; Demonstrated abilities in project management, financial management, project delivery & evaluation; Superior organizational, time management|problem-solving skills; Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness & recovery; information & referral services; crisis intervention; recovery-oriented practice & trauma informed care; Skills & experience with the use of YARDI; Ability to effectively use MS Office. > TO APPLY: Submit CV & cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca |

Sunday, June 14, 2020

A COOPERATIVE ECONOMY - A COOPERATIVE SOCIETY



  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO | In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words. He draws upon James Baldwin's notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. – © Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing 2017 | Official Trailer: https://youtu.be/rNUYdgIyaPM   
  • A COOPERATIVE ECONOMY – A COOPERATIVE SOCIETY | Our globalized economic system is like a strong current carrying us towards the depletion of resources and an unfair distribution of wealth. We all know this can’t go on. In this talk, Benoit will illustrate examples of swimming against the current, setting the path for a more cooperative society. His hypothesis is that most human beings would rather live in a society where people cooperate and help each other rather than compete with each other. Benoit is a trained physicist and climate scientist, as well as being a social facilitator and community leader. He is an employee of the housing cooperative which he helped create and in which he lives with his family. He is currently helping local authorities and groups of people imagine and realize cooperative projects in eco-districts, such as the cooperative supermarket. – © TED | https://youtu.be/E9wKDoX2_Q4 ... 
  • BRYAN STEVENSON | Addressing the root causes of racial injustice in America is fundamental to achieving lasting change. Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his life to doing just that. As a leading civil rights lawyer, Stevenson made his name saving dozens of wrongfully convicted inmates from execution through his Equal Justice Initiative. He speaks with Walter Isaacson about solutions, from a change in the culture of policing to an embrace of truth & reconciliation. Aired on June 02, 2020. – © Amanpour and Company | https://youtu.be/O0xYslfC84I ... 
  • SOUL of a CITIZEN | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech at Stanford University. Here, he expounds on his nonviolent philosophy and methodology. – © The Martin Luther King Jr. Centre for Non-Violent Social Change | https://youtu.be/dOWDtDUKz-U | At this remarkable lecture, Dr. King also speaks of a “guaranteed annual minimal income” – simply, way ahead of his time – extraordinary … 
  • HOW TO DECONSTRUCT RACISM, ONE HEADLINE AT A TIME | with Baratunde Thurston – Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black." In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing, while challenging us all to level up. – © TED | https://youtu.be/RZgkjEdMbSw