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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


ORGANIZATIONAL EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE | with guest-speaker Harvey Deutschendorf. July 25th, 2018 at Tiramisu Bistro, 10750 – 124th Street | Time: 7:00 pm. | Admission $5.00 at the door. | Getting smart people into your company or project is hard enough. Turning them into great collaborators & risk-takers even harder. Coworkers don’t just openly share feedback and challenge each other’s ideas. But what if we were to create a culture that encourages this? Join us and explore these issues. RSVP by July 23rd 2018 to: leocamposa@gmail.com | T: 780.474.6058.

ABOUT: Harvey Deutschendorf is an Emotional Intelligence expert, internationally published author and speaker. Emotional Intelligence transformed Harvey's life; he invites you to revitalize your business, team leaders/employees. It is time to renew your organization.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: 211 Information & Referral Specialist | Closing Date: July 16, 2017 | Terms: $26.95 hr. Note: contract position ending Dec. 31, 2018 | 35 hours per week, 8:00 pm. to 3:30 am. Saturday thru Wednesday. | Details: Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region is a ‘go to’ non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. 211 is an accredited 24 hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. Information and Referral Specialists are part of a team that answers the 211 Information and Referral Line, the Family Violence Information and Bullying Help Line, Seniors Information Phone Line and Triages calls for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team. The incumbent should be organized, warm, welcoming and, courteous; non-judgemental with strong verbal & written communication skills.

Responsibilities: Prioritization for this role is responding to requests via the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Line, this involves assessment, triage and dispatch • Responding to overflow callers on the 211 line, Seniors Information Phone Line, Family Violence Information Line and Bulling Helpline, determining client needs and providing information on appropriate community resources, securing opportunities for follow-up when appropriate • Clear and accurate communication of information and referrals from the database to callers • Providing assistance and liaison between service providers and callers, where appropriate; actively participating in linking callers to needed services • Documenting and maintaining relevant statistics • Participating in follow-up with callers.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in the human services field preferred • Knowledge or experience in crisis intervention, domestic violence, suicide assessment and intervention and/or mental health is an asset • Experience working in a call centre environment is an asset • Above average keyboarding skills with the ability to type 65 wpm • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including superior phone and email etiquette • Background and interest in the non-profit human services sector • Ability to work independently and as a team member • Ability to maintain good public relations and provide excellent customer service with the public and community agencies • Strong knowledge of MS Word & MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training. > TO APPLY: submit CV/covering letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Monday, July 9, 2018


GUATEMALA FUNDRAISER | Fuerza Guatemala! | July 14, 2018 > A Benefit Concert for Los Lotes – Guatemala at The Ukrainian Centre, 11018-97 Street | Doors: 2:00 pm. For more information please call: 780.901.6188Context: on Sunday June 03, 2018 the Fuego Volcano erupted, killing hundreds of people & displacing thousands from their homes. Help us to raise funds to help those impacted by the volcano with emergency supplies, food, water/medicine, and long term recovery assistance. All donations & sales from the food will go to support disaster relief & recovery efforts in Los Lotes, Guatemala. Tickets: $10.00 at the door, or online. Please bring cash as there will be Guatemalan & Latin American food for sale. 

Performing Artists: Edgar Cruz; Fredy Ruiz; 
Raíces Salvadorenas; Frank Bessai; Rafael Alberanga; Ixchel Florcklore; Lady Vanessa; Daniel Villalobos. Doors at 2:00 pm. Performances: 4:00 pm. pm. | DJ > Banmar: 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Agency: CMHA-ER | Position: Peer Supports & Housing Coordinator | Terms:  Permanent Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061 - $55,654 | Closing Date: July 31, 2018 | Organization Summary | 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. | 

Job Summary: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services, the Peer Supports and Housing Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of Practical Supports, Peer Connections, Wellness Network and Housing Program. This includes activities such as face to face support and supervision of front line staff, coordination of front line staff projects and tasks, staff scheduling and housing administration.

Qualifications & Experience | Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Minimum of 1 year of previous experience supervising staff and/or working directly with volunteers • Previous property management experience is considered an asset • Recent community mental health and case management experience preferred • Current registration with a professional body (as appropriate) • 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 and 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 and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • Knowledge of and abilities to access and utilize mental health resources and networks • 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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HOPE & PERSEVERANCE | Edmonton – July 15, 2018

Hope & Perseverance | Members of all faith groups and cultures are invited to participate in the annual Genocide Memorial Service that is sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Edmonton and the Edmonton Interfaith Centre, facilitated by Rev. Audrey Brooks, Unitarian Chaplain at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, and board members of the Edmonton Interfaith Centre. Context | This service began as a witness to violence committed against human beings because of war, greed, ethnic cleansing, slavery, gender bias, colonial appropriation of indigenous peoples, neglect and political oppression that resulted in the extinction of helpless civilians.

The 10th anniversary of the Genocide Memorial Service on Sunday, July 15, 2018 will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, 10804-119 St. The theme this year is “Hope and Perseverance.” You and your family are welcome to attend and participate in the service. There will be a potluck after the service. 

For more information, please contact Rev. Audrey Brooks at: audbrook@telusplanet.net or call her at: 780.489.8842.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

COMMUNITY ECONOMICS | Edmonton Spring-Summer 2018 |

·       PINEYRO’S GENERAL CLEANING | Quality Business & Residential Cleaning Services | A family business owned & operated by Rodrigo & Jasmin, a lovely couple originally from Argentina & Mexico. We are lucky for Edmonton and Metro area is their home now – give them a call at 587.337.1844 | email: pineyrosgeneralcleaning@gmail.com (or) visit them online here: https://pineyrosgeneralcleaning.com | Very friendly. Thanks! 

·       MELNYK CONSULTANCY | Building the capacity of teams, individuals and organizations. New training courses just around the corner. About: Pauline Melnyk is a Change Management Practitioner/HR Professional focussing on organizational effectiveness, business transformation and program effectiveness. For more information, please call 780.417.2915 (or) visit her: https://melnykconsultancy.com … | Thanks! 

·       COLLABORATIVE LAW | Long Family & Collaborative Lawhttp://www.longfamilylaw.ca was founded by Edmonton lawyer Linda Long, QC in 2004. Long Family Law Group LLP – 780.461.8416 – has grown to 5 lawyers + one student-at-law supported by 4 full time staff. See their site for details | Thanks! 

·        LEGALSHIELD | T: 780.708.1460 | Smart, simple legal coverage starts here! Protect your family/business, and your personal identity with a simple, comprehensive coverage from LegalShield and IDShield. Trusted, Effective, Affordable, Reputable. Call Cheryl Watts for a free consultation – or visit: https://cherylwatts.wearelegalshield.com … | Thanks!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CED - MBA | Earn your MBA on Weekends in Edmonton or Calgary: with classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, this MBA program caters to working people who need flexibility to balance work, family and studies. The MBA in Community Economic Development resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurial businesses, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations and communities.

All courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada, allowing you to advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months in any of the 8 cities of program delivery. Fully approved by Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, this program has already been delivered in Edmonton for 15 years, with over 60 Learners currently enrolled. An affordable program, with tuition paid on a course by course basis, and eligible for student loans, Credit Union and Bank Education Lines of Credit, and RRSP lifelong learning loans.

·       Meet us in Calgary | Monday June 18th 12noon and 5pm at SAIT (Heritage Hall Room AA117, SAIT Main Campus); Tuesday June 19th 7:45am and 12noon at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (Samuel Donald Room)

·       Meet us in Edmonton | Thursday June 21st 4pm and 6pm at NAIT (Room W114) | Friday June 22nd 7:30am at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (6th Floor Small Conference Room) and Friday June 22nd 12noon at NAIT (Room W114)

Contact: mba@cbu.ca | Mobile-Text: 1.902.317.3754Cape Breton University now offers its unique MBA degree in 8 cities across Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Kingston, Toronto, Brandon, Saskatoon, Whitehorse, and Sydney, with a 15 year impeccable track record delivering the program outside the CBU main campus.