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Monday, March 25, 2019


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECALA EDMONTON | https://www.ecala.org | Position: Grants Liaison | Terms: 37.5 hours per week | About: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a granting council which provides funding and support to non-profit organizations that offer non-credit, part-time adult foundational learning|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 & administering grants?

The Grants Liaison position will report to the Executive Director, visit funded organizations, assist organizations with proposal concepts & coordinate the ECALA proposal reviews. The Grants Liaison also participate in communication activities, networking|training with funded agencies, government staff & other stakeholders within the mandate of Alberta Advanced Education Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong proficiency with MS Office applications such as (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access); Experience in providing training on funding guidelines & proposal writing; Excellent interpersonal|intercultural communication skills; Excellent organization|time management & general administration skills; Excellent grant writing skills with the ability to synthesize information & prepare clear reports.

Required Education & Experience: Diploma or course work in related field, such as administration, business, computers, communications, office management and/or non-profit administration (an equivalent combination of education & related experience will be considered). Compensation: Salary range will commensurate with experience, education, and other similar non-profit organizations. Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please include “Grant Liaison” in the subject line. 

Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. TO APPLY | Submit in confidence your CV|cover letter with salary expectations by email to: ed@ecala.org 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Edmonton & Area Land Trust | Position: Executive Director | ­­­­­Note: the position will be in Edmonton; some regional travel required. | About: Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is a charitable organization working to conserve & steward natural areas in the Edmonton region. 

Established March 2007 by its founding members (The Edmonton Community Foundation, The City of Edmonton, and The Urban Development Institute + as a number of respected environmental groups), EALT has grown into an organization focused on ensuring the ecological goods and services of natural & countryside landscapes are maintained, for the benefit, use and enjoyment of regional residents today & well into the future.

THE OPPORTUNITY | Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will make a difference in the conservation|stewardship of natural areas in the Edmonton region? Are you keenly interested in protecting our water, air, land, and wildlife as well as the scenic beauty of the region? Are you knowledgeable|experienced in land use planning, environmental management or the land trust movement? Would you relish an opportunity to lead a small organization that has significant impact on the community and its residents?

As the Executive Director, you will be positioned to lead an organization focused on land conservation|stewardship through collaborating and building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including government, industry, Indigenous groups, landowners, academics and others. Reporting to the EALT Board you will work closely with them in the development and implementation of long-term strategic directions and goals. You will be responsible for the overall operational leadership of the organization ensuring the achievement of the strategic objectives through human resource management and financial oversight. The key responsibility of the Executive Director is to ensure the long term health and viability of EALT through fund development, building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, effective and creative programming and community outreach to raise awareness of EALT’s programs and goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE | Do you have superior leadership and management abilities and are you seen as a team oriented leader? Do you have a history of achieving goals through building collaborative relationships with stakeholders that come from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints? Do you have experience in overseeing programs from both a development, delivery and financial analysis perspective? If you also have demonstrated experience in environmental conservation and resource management you may well be the next Executive Director of EALT. As the ideal candidate you will have a business degree or a degree in environmental studies combined with a minimum of 10 years of related management and operational leadership experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in the nonprofit sector and who have fund development & financial oversight experience. Your experience will demonstrate your ability to build strong networks with stakeholders in the community and your internal team. Experience in business planning combined with the ability to set priorities, track progress & ensure quality outcomes through accountable management practices will be a hallmark of your management style. You take a ‘hands on’ approach to ensure excellence in program delivery and operational management. 

In addition, you will be a strong analytical thinker who is energized by the conservation movement and sustainable land stewardship. You will love the challenge of securing land and fostering new educational and program opportunities. You past roles will demonstrate that you are an effective and transparent communicator who is seen as pragmatic, resourceful, and has a high degree of personal integrity. Experience reporting to and working with a board would be considered a strong asset. If you are such a high energy individual and relish the opportunity to lead a dynamic and growing organization that truly makes a difference to the environment and to the community, we would like to hear from you. Note: We thank all applicants for applying but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

TO APPLY | To apply for this exciting opportunity, forward your CV & cover letter by email in strict confidence by April 15th 2019 to:

Tammy Oberik, HR Consultant, EALT | email: toberik@ealt.ca  
To learn more about the EALT please visit: https://www.ealt.ca

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MANAGING RISK > April 12, 2019 @ The Business Link |

M A N A G I N G  R I S K | Insurance for Freelancers, Small Business & Entrepreneurs | with EVELINNE TEICHGRABER || Fri. April 12, 2019 || The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150 – 100 St. || Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon || Admission: $10.00 donation is most welcomed || RSVP by April 11 to: leocamposa@gmail.com or please call: 780.474.6058. || 

About: Evelinne is the president of Caliber Insurance Brokers Ltd., a local firm that offers a range of insurance products in both English & Spanish. A woman of strong ethics and entrepreneurial spirit, Evelinne has developed a strong reputation through her business, providing existing & aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential tools required to manage risk in their business. We are pleased to have her expert advice. Join Us!

Sponsored by Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Saturday, March 16, 2019

WEEKEND | New Zealand ...

WEEKEND | “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 7, 2019


HEALTHY & ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES EDMONTON | https://youtu.be/yP510mlXNjg | The Abundant Community Edmonton initiative is volunteer driven, and the City of Edmonton wants to recognize the outstanding work that is going on in neighbourhoods across Edmonton by Block Connectors and volunteers. 

This video showcases the successes this initiative has had in building neighbourly relationships and reducing urban isolation. –

Monday, March 4, 2019


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Network Bash Thursday March 28, 7:00pm. to midnight. We will be hosting a Community Engagement event to give friends, communities, members and supporters an opportunity to meet, network and have a bit of fun with New Democrats from across the city. We want to encourage people to share their ideas and talk about good stories, empowering stories and victorious coalition building in 2019. The event takes places at Club 9910 (under The Common) 9910-B - 109 St. There will be time for social networking|community building, Live Music, Soapbox Speech Contest, Open Stage.

Tix $10 available online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ndp-network-bash-2019-tickets-55262554789?aff=erelexpmlt | (or) from members of the executive. We prefer if you buy your tickets in advance to help us plan but they will be available at the door. Light snacks will be served; cash bar. Performances by: Notre Dame des Bananes Choir, Jay Gilday, Erin Kay, Leo Martinez, Breezy & The Wind + a range of speakers will grace the evening. || Organized by: Edmonton Centre Federal NDP Riding Association. 

For further Information, please contact: Brian Gregg, Pres. Edmonton Centre Federal NDP Riding Association ||| T: 780.429.3624 | E: bzgregg@telusplanet.net

Friday, March 1, 2019

HARMONY BRUNCH 2019 | Sunday March 24, 2019.

HARMONY BRUNCH | Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | Sunday March 24, 2019 | 12:30 pm. @ Chateau Nova, Yellowhead Hotel, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).

| Keynote Speaker: Amanda Nothando, Host of The Amanda Nothando Show | Information: Admin@cmef.ca | Web: www.cmef.ca | Tickets: $35 | Online: www.eventbrite.com ||| About: The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation is a non-profit society founded in 1990 to promote public awareness of the opportunities & benefits of an evolving multicultural society in Canada. –