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Monday, September 24, 2018

THE EDMONTON FIDDLERS | 2018-2019 SEASON


THE EDMONTON FIDDLERS | Performance Group available for your very special event! You choose 3-8 skilled high school / University age fiddlers + a guitarist. Interested? Get in touch: rolstad@interbaun.com for rates & availability. In addition; do you or someone you know play, or want to play the fiddle? Join the Edmonton Fiddlers to learn in a fun environment! 4 levels of Student Groups available: Beginner, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced and Advanced. 9 yrs. old to adult. For details email Maestro Rod Olstad at: rolstad@interbaun.com to receive a schedule and registration package (or) call 780.264.3802 for information | See: Facebook.com/EdmontonFiddlers.com/ | J

Thursday, September 13, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ERIEC EDMONTON - Mentorship |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ERIEC www.eriec.ca | Position: Program Director, Career Mentorship Program | Terms: Full-time | Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Salary: $53,000 - $61,000 | Closing Date: 5pm, Friday, October 5th, 2018. About: The Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council (ERIEC) addresses issues of labour market integration for internationally trained professionals. ERIEC collaborates with business, immigrant service providers, ethno-cultural communities, post-secondary institutions and all three levels of government for the purpose of increasing capacity in the Edmonton Region to better connect employers to internationally trained professionals. ERIEC is dedicated to implementing innovative, high-impact strategies/initiatives for increasing the number of skilled immigrants employed to their full potential in Edmonton. | Purpose: Reporting directly to the E. D., the Program Director will be responsible for the administration, marketing, coordination and evaluation of the Career Mentorship Program.

Responsibilities | Plan, organize/direct all activities as required for full implementation of the Career Mentorship Program (CMP); Ensure the program meets targets, budgets and timelines, with appropriate reporting and evaluation; Represent ERIEC with employers, government, academic, ethno-cultural communities and immigrant service provider stakeholders; Develop & manage relationships with stakeholders; Develop and deliver outreach strategies for marketing the program to potential mentees and mentors; Target & approach potential corporate partners (employers, organizations, and professional associations); Manage corporate partners, including communication regarding program participation and planning; Supervise the Program Assistant and the Mentorship Facilitator; Deliver presentations on the program, staff booths and events to promote ERIEC and CMP.

In addition: Recruit mentees/mentors; Supervise screening & interviewing of mentee applicants; screen & interview mentor applicants; Provide support to mentors and mentees pre-, during, and post-program; Manage client files (physical file copies and internal dBase system); Coordinate implementation of Intercultural Workshops; Monitor the progress of the program; analyze, evaluate/report on program outcomes to Board and Funder(s); Act as liaison to other ERIEC staff and board to ensure coherence and coordination with other ERIEC programs; Contribute to social media related activities, including the ERIEC blog, website, LinkedIn and Twitter. Other tasks as required.

Qualifications & Skills Required: Post-secondary education (University education in related field; equivalencies are acceptable) with 3+ years of related experience; Demonstrated program coordination, evaluation/budgeting experience; Demonstrated skills in managing stakeholder relations including facilitating diverse partnerships, providing strategic direction and problem solving; Understanding of and experience with engaging the corporate sector in community-based programs; Knowledge of skilled immigrant labour market access issues; Strong knowledge of employment services for skilled immigrants; Excellent organizational, project management, time-management, presentation, communication (both verbal and written English) and interpersonal skills. Flexibility to respond to changing priorities; Strong competence in computer applications (MS Office Suite); Experience with social media an asset.

TO APPLY – Submit CV/covering letter to the attention of: Doug Piquette, ERIEC Executive Director, email: cmp@eriec.ca | Application Deadline: October 05th 2018, at 5:00 pm | NOTE: Only those applicants invited to an interview will be contacted; thank you.

Friday, September 7, 2018

LEARN SPANISH > Edmonton Hispanic Bilingual Association | 2018


LEARN SPANISH! Hispanic Bilingual Association Edmonton | Adult classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. Saturday morning or Tuesday evening classes. | FALL, WINTER & SPRING 10 WEEK COURSES | Native Spanish speaking teachers from all over the globe. Small class sizes and a friendly & fun atmosphere. Fall Classes start Tuesday September 18, 2018 (or) Saturday September 22, 2018. | Note: join us for our Open House Sept. 11 (or) September 15. Classes at Mckernan School 11330-76 Avenue, close to the LRT & ETS Transit Service. For more information, please visit us: www.ehba.org

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | R & R Coordinator | CEASE.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CEASE: Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation | Position: Resource & Referral Coordinator – Full-time Position at 37.5 hours per week.  | TO APPLY: Forward your CV & covering letter to: info@ceasenow.org | Closing Date: 09.19.18. (or) until a suitable candidate is found. Ideal interview dates are Sept. 24 & 25. | Ideal start time is October 1–15. | The Agency: www.ceasenow.org – our vision is a community of hope, respect and transformation for individuals, families and communities affected by sexual exploitation, sex trafficking and social inequality. The Coordinator position is a new position funded through philanthropy. It is office-based and an anchor for all CEASE staff, who are often out in the community with participants.

The Position | The Coordinator will foster a welcoming environment, serving as the first point of contact for people calling CEASE, contacting CEASE by email, or dropping into the office seeking help.  A primary responsibility is to link people with CEASE programs and community/government resources. The Coordinator will work cooperatively with other CEASE Team members, including case management. Qualifications: A minimum of 5 – 10 years in the human services sector; post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education/training/experience. Competency in Office 365 and experience with Access or other databases is required. Social media skills is an asset. 

Requirements: Understanding of the impact of trauma; experience supporting persons with experience in the continuum of the sex trade, domestic violence, sexual assault, social marginalization; intake and assessment skills; excellent problem-solving skills; and high knowledge of community and government resources. –

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

LAKE SHORE DRIVE > A Universal Love Story | Sept. 27 to Oct. 06


LAKE SHORE DRIVE 90min | a universal love story by filmmaking duo Shreela & Kash | STORY: A Chicago based social worker, Alice Brinkley, leaves a diary post mortem to her son, Shane. Millions of dollars are linked with her client, Rohan Fernandez, an ex-con, sentenced for a white collar crime. Lake Shore Drive boasts Alberta creatives. Join them for a one night screening at the Oscar qualifying Edmonton International Film Festival. |

LSD SCREENING: Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 3:30 pm | Landmark Cinemas – City Centre | FANFARE: Spread the word with #LakeShoreDriveMovie on social media. FESTIVAL: http://www.edmontonfilmfest.com | (Sept. 27 to Oct. 06) … | TRAILER:  https://youtu.be/0Bn64RxoytY ...

FACTS > 1 in 5 families in Canada are single parent; The Right to Universal Basic Income is a solution to end poverty; Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1; 8 cases of fraud crimes sentenced in Alberta in 2017 where investor funds get used for unintended purposes, estimated in million dollar losses.

Monday, September 3, 2018

TALK with MICHAEL KRYTON > The Speed of Ideas | Sept. 14, 2018

TALK with > MICHAEL KRYTON | Friday Sept. 14, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am. – 12:00 noon | “The Speed of Ideas: from Conception to Execution” – entrepreneurs face many challenges, least the matter of raising capital & support for their ideas. Join us for an engaging exploration of pathways to creative - collaborative capacity building. | Location: The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150-100 St., Edmonton, AB | Admission is free, a donation is welcomed. | RSVP by September 13 to: leocamposa@gmail.com or 780.474.6058.  

About: Michael Kryton is a creative communications Writer-Producer-Director and Ideation Expert applying his skill set for clients in media, government, corporate, industry, business associations, education/retail. His corporate video credits include: Government of Alberta, Suncor, Alberta Health, Schlumberger, Mammoet, Rural Alberta Development Fund, City of Edmonton, REACH Edmonton, Sobeys, Rupertsland Institute, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and many more. He is the author of "A Brilliant Idea Every 60 Seconds", an account and how-to of his ideation methodology, published by Gildan Media New York. His education includes Concordia University (Montreal), University of Victoria and the University of Alberta, with studies in English, Theatre Arts, and Economics. 

SPONSORED by: 
Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Friday, August 31, 2018

MEX! INDEPENDENCE DAY! Celebrate with Us Sept. 15, 2018


MEX! INDEPENDENCE DAY | September 15th, 2018 6:00 pm. to 12:00 midnight at: 4990 – 92 Avenue, Edmonton, AB | Information: 587.984.3611 | email: enilaq@hotmail.com | Free Admission > Donations are welcome however – this is a cultural and educational event – raising funds to support school education for children in the developing world. The evening includes Mexican Handcrafts; Live Music-Singers; Traditional Dancers, Mariachis and delicious Food. Join Us! | 

Acknowledgments: we thank our sponsors KNOW MEXICO – Bizcochos Organic Artisan Bakery – The City of Edmonton – The Latino Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Sabor A Mexico Restaurant – Paraiso Tropical Latin Food Market – The Community Networks Collective (TCNG) – Max Caravantes Realtor – Media 21 Production.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > Community Resource Specialist.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full-time Position | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 annually 35 hours per week. TO APPLY > Forward your CV & letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: Sept. 19, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found. 

The Agency | https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region is a ‘go to’ non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. 211 is an AIRS accredited 24-hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. The 211 Community Resource Department (CRD) works with community partners to describe their services in a way that callers can easily find the services they are looking for. The 211 CRD manages the information and referral data utilized by 211. Community Resource Specialists identify and research new and updated community services information to respond to the changing needs and resources of communities served. The incumbent should be motivated to seek out and share resource information, support the needs of 211, and to bring the benefit of 211 services to all Albertans.

Responsibilities: Information & Referral Resources > Maintains digital information records in a computerized database of community, government and social services to ensure easy availability of current, accurate information by: Identifying and researching new and updated information on community services • Ensuring new and updated information is entered in dBase • Ensuring data is entered accurately, consistent and within the data standards • Ensuring consistent application of taxonomy • Identifying & reporting issues surrounding the display of records, ease of use, and operation of agency-used information & referral dBases • Developing, documenting and updating procedures for records management (digital/paper) • Consulting with program staff on their information needs • Supplying new and updated information to agency staff and volunteers • Participating in examining policy regarding inclusion/exclusion criteria. | 

Represents the Information Services program on committees or at meetings, as appropriate, by: Liaising with community agencies, and partnered agencies • Responding to inquiries regarding the dBase & publications.

Qualifications: Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education/training/experience • Experience in applying data standards to data entry and records management • Experience in the use of information/referral systems including taxonomy • Strong computer skills, above average keyboarding skills • Strong written communication skills, proofreading & editing skills • Ability to work independently, set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Ability to maintain effective, cooperative working relationships with other staff and volunteers • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations • Ability to research, assimilate, organize and summarize information • Strong attention to detail • Strong understanding of data entry principles • Ability to troubleshoot • Good working knowledge of MS Word & Excel. | 

Other Key Information: A key position in developing and maintaining a positive public image for the agency • Accuracy, timelines and quality of work produced are of considerable importance.

Monday, August 27, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | HEADSTRONG Provincial Coord.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: HEADSTRONG Provincial Coordinator | Terms: Full-time (2 year) contract Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Salary: $51, 954.00 - $62,002.00 | Closing Date: September 7, 2018. | 

Position Abstract | Reporting to the Manager Community Engagement, the HEADSTRONG Provincial Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining professional partnerships regionally and provincially, including with our Indigenous PeoplesThe HEADSTRONG Provincial Coordinator will provide ongoing HEADSTRONG training and support to regional community stakeholders throughout the province of Alberta. 

A minimum of 28 HEADSTRONG summits and regionally based school activities will be delivered over a two-year period. Ensuring sustainability is a strong focal point of the project from the outset. The HEADSTRONG Provincial Coordinator will also work with guidance from the HEADSTRONG National and Western Coordinators and will report to the Opening Minds section of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Qualifications/Experience | Related post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a relevant field (health, human services, education); Five years’ experience in a youth serving system; Passion for eliminating stigma and enhancing mental health/wellness in youth populations; Group leadership and facilitation skills; Experience with project coordination/management; Experience in budget management, event planning and reporting to funders; Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check; Knowledge or experience with HEADSTRONG an asset.

Skills/Abilities | Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills; Keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use MS Office; Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner; Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting others; Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness; recovery; substance misuse and suicide prevention; Ability to work independently, in a team environment and as well as provide support and leadership to community collaborations; 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, assertive and non-judgmental when assisting others; Ability to travel throughout the province. TO APPLY | Submit CV & cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Thursday, August 23, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > CMHA-ER | 211 Full-time Position

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: Fulltime 211 Information and Referral Specialist | Application Deadline: Sept 3, 2018 | 35 hours per week, 12:30pm-8:00pm, Monday – Friday | Salary: $41,061.00 - $55,654.00 annually | Apply in confidence with cover letter and resume, to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | 

About: https://edmonton.cmha.ca | Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ 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 HelpLine, 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 and 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 and MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training. –

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > CMHA-ER | 211 Casual Position

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: Casual 211 Information and Referral Specialist | Application Deadline: Sept 3, 2018 | Various hours, casual cover off all shifts 24/7, minimum requirement of 2 shifts per month. | Wage: Daytime $22.56 per hour, Evening $26.95 per hour. Apply in confidence with cover letter and resume, to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | 

About: https://edmonton.cmha.ca | 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 HelpLine, 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 and 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 and MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SPECIAL LATE SUMMER SALE 2018 | Edmonton |


SPECIAL LATE-SUMMER SALE > North South Bridges © is offering a %10 discount on anything in her Latin Boutique until August 31, 2018. She has an amazing selection of leather goods, including bags/shoes, wallets, etc. from Colombia & a remarkable collection of Gabanes (Mexican ponchos, 100% wool) Messenger Bags, Blouses and Capelinas from Mexico. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY > For a private viewing & shopping she can be reached at Telephone: 780.267.1220 | e: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com | Thank You! Gracias!

Monday, August 13, 2018

SIMON O'BYRNE on Inspirational Team Building | 08.24.2018

SIMON O’BYRNE on INSPIRATIONAL TEAM BUILDING | August 24, 2018 | Time: 10:30 am. - 11:30 am. In conversation about Community Development Leadership & Inspirational Team Building. | Location: The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150-100 St. | Admission is free, but a donation is welcomed. | About: Simon is an award winning urban designer/planner and is Senior Vice President of Community Development in Canada for Stantec. Simon has led multi-disciplinary design teams in the planning and successful delivery of large, complex and politically charged projects. His experience ranges from the Downtown Arena & Entertainment District, to creating resilience in Hull (UK) to redevelopment of the Alberta Legislature Grounds, to the Saskatoon City Centre Plan, Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, Alberta & Manitoba Capital Region Land Use Plans and the Hunts Point Plan, Bronx, New York. – Engage in the conversation! :) 

R.S.V.P. by August 22, to: leocamposa@gmail.com |
Sponsored by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative © 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Calgary & Edmonton |


COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MBA | Earn your MBA on Weekends in Calgary or Edmonton: With classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, this sharp MBA program https://www.cbu.ca/academic-programs/program/mba-ced/ caters to working people needing flexibility to balance work, family/studies, in either Calgary or Edmonton. The MBA in Community Economic Development resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, social enterprises and entrepreneurs, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations and communities. 

CBU MBA is also accessible to non-degree applicants who have significant managerial experience, as well as to degree applicants with non-business degree backgrounds. 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. 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; eligible for student loans, Credit Union & Bank Education Lines of Credit, and RRSP lifelong learning loans.

·       Edmonton Tuesday August 28th 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 6:00 pm at NAIT (Room WA 114) – Register for NAIT information sessions here | https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-info-session-mba-in-community-economic-development-tickets-48741579376 ...

·       Calgary August 29th 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Calgary Public Library (616 MacLeod Trail, Basement Meeting Room #2) | Register for Calgary Library sessions here | https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-mba-in-community-economic-development-tickets-48742344665 ...

ABOUT | Cape Breton University now offers its unique MBA degree in 8 cities across Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Kingston, Toronto, Brandon, Saskatoon, Whitehorse, and Sydney; a 15 year track record delivering the program outside the CBU main campus!

Friday, July 27, 2018

ADVENTURES | Cancun & The Mayan Riviera |


ADVENTURES Cancun & The Mayan Riviera | If you are looking for adults-only holidays and special journeys in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera you can give us a try. Are you a Senior? 55+? LGBTQ? Looking for a unique place to bring your family along? Get in touch! We are looking forward to offer you an exceptional experience. | Let us welcome you in Cancun & The Mayan Riviera | Stop wasting time in mindless searches; connect with us – ask Carmen about our excellent value-packages, and our skilled-professional team on the ground. 

Our commitment is to you – we want you to enjoy your stay, and return! We’re about affordable rates, alternative excursion packages in a friendly & safe atmosphere. Quality adults-only vacations to Cancun & The Mayan Riviera? Email: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BOARD RECRUITING | Creating Hope Society of Alberta |

BOARD RECRUITING | Creating Hope Society of Alberta
“An Aboriginal Home for Every Aboriginal Child in Care by 2025”

Call out for Board of Directors | Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? If you like to create hope for a better future for Aboriginal people who work towards healing processes, support and reconciliation and advocate for changes in the Child Welfare system and in education. You are at the right place. If you hold yourself to high expectations, then you’ll find board service very rewarding. | 

The organization | The Creating Hope Society www.creatinghopesociety.ca is looking for leaders like you to join our board of directors. Since 2006, our volunteer board has been the strategic heart of our organization, ensuring that in our work for children and families, we deliver real results, respond to changes in our community and always deliver the highest ethical standards to be worthy of our public support.

If you are one or more of the following, we’d like to talk to you: Energetic and entrepreneurial business people, who are not already overextended with other commitments, eager to put their enthusiasm for changing the world to work for our children and families; Community leaders/philanthropists willing to engage their peers to work for the betterment of Indigenous, Metis, Inuit families and community; Leaders at our partner agencies – parenting, education, family violence, justice, and child and youth services – interested in building strong programs with us; Scholars/academics who want to put their expertise in understanding the cycle of child welfare, historic trauma and physical and mental health promotion, children, youth and families to work in the community; Parents/grandparents and others who have a demonstrated talent, joy and energy in chairing successful fundraising events and promotions.

We are looking for folks who will: Attend six board meetings annually; Actively serve on one of our committees: Program, Advocacy and Outreach, Promotions and Events, Governance; Advocate for our needs in the community and among your colleagues and peers; Reviewing the Strategic Plan and setting annual goals for the organization; (including financial, operational, social/environmental goals); Monitoring the financial statements of the organization; Reviewing and setting policy as required; Be always curious to learn more about the field of Early Intervention Program and as well as non-profit governance.

TO APPLY | We look forward to hearing from you. Please submit CV/cover letter in confidence to > Attention CHS President at: info@creatinghopesociety.ca (or) Fax: 780.477.7918. Only candidates selected will be contacted. –

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE | July 25, 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.

SPONSORED by:
Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Agency: CMHA-ER Edmonton |

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Agency: CMHA-ER Edmonton |

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

Thursday, June 14, 2018

COMMUNITY ECONOMICS | Edmonton Fall 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

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Edmonton & Calgary ...

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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society (AOTA) is a grassroots, charitable organization that believes in fostering renewal and artistic fellowship through arts celebrations, signature art festivals and traditions. The Society’s goals are to and create opportunities for all individuals to experience the joy of artistic expression and to nurture creative and educational environments. | The Position: Food & Food Vendor Coordinator | Hours of Work: The Food and Food Vendor Coordinator will work as contractor to Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society. | The Job: Under the guidance/direction of the Executive Director, the Food and Food Vendor Coordinator will prepare and execute meals for volunteers, pre, during/post festival. This position is responsible for the overall management and coordination of all food vending operations at the Kaleido Family Arts Festival and Deep Freeze Festival.

The full job description can be accessed here:


TO APPLY | Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society, 9351 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5G 0N3 | Telephone: 780.471.1580 | e: info@artsontheave.org