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Monday, December 17, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECALA Edmonton |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Context: ECALA has been working for the 3 years with the Indigenous Community to centre our work within Indigenous Ways of Knowing. 

We are in the process of implementing recommendations from our Indigenous Advisory Committee in order to support Indigenous literacy and learning programs that meet the unique needs of Indigenous learners with components of both an Indigenous framework & adult learning principles.

The Position | The Indigenous Education Liaison position reports to the Executive Director. Primary objectives of the position include supporting ECALA as we implement changes to the funding process for Indigenous literacy and learning programs; providing coaching and education to funded organizations, ECALA staff and other stakeholders who have the desire to engage Indigenous learners to participate in programs within the Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant; and building relationships between ECALA staff and urban Indigenous community, including Elders and Knowledge-keepers. 


Compensation: Salary range will commensurate with experience, education and other similar non-profit organizations · Health Spending Plan of $2500.00 per fiscal year available after three-month probationary period, in addition to RRSP contribution of 2.5% per salary after one year of employment. Closing Date: January 10th by 4:00 p.m. or until a suitable candidate is found. TO APPLY > forward in confidence CV/cover letter with salary range expectations by email to: Debbie Clark, Executive Director ed@ecala.org | Thanks!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

STAR of the NORTH RETREAT CENTRE | Personal Development



Star of the North Retreat Centre Programs 2019
Info & Registration: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511

·       TLC for Caregivers | An afternoon of quiet reflection and some sharing and rest to honour those who are in for the long haul of caring for someone with little ability to care for themselves. Take time to honour the feelings that come with selfless giving and compassion and to spend time with others who understand the wave of emotions that are often mixed with sorrow and joy on the continuing journey. Facilitator: Helen Gledhow. | Wed Jan 24, 2019 | 1-4 pm. $25 (Subsidy available).

·       Slow Down! Retreat Days with Sandy Prather | Take time to rest your body and refresh your spirit.  Each retreat day consists of thought-provoking presentations on a spiritual topic combined with ample time for personal reflection and prayer. | Thurs January 18: “How I Love Your Word!”: Soaking in Scripture. | Thurs March 15: Leaning Into Lent: Daring to go Deep. | Thurs April 19: “Pack Nothing!”: Travel Notes for the Journey. 9:30 to 3 pm. | $40/retreat day (includes lunch).

·       Writing Our Sacred Lives from Sacred Earth | Do you dream of writing? These four sessions will provide input, time for writing, and time for sharing. The focus will be on a connection of our individual lives to the land, our planet, and the cosmos:  a contemplative ecological approach. Come explore the life-lines of your life in a prayerful, reflective space. Facilitators: Anita Allsopp & Lucie Leduc | Feb. 1: What waters are you from? | Feb. 8: The gift of tears/Feb. 15: The home landscape/Feb. 22: At home, always a stranger | 7:00pm – 9:00pm. | $80 for 4 week session.

·       St. Paul: Accepting the Challenge to Follow ‘The Way’ | This 30 minute live theatre piece shares St. Paul’s conversion experience, of how he was filled with God's Light and Love and was sent on an amazing journey! The performance is followed by a reflection, and talk-back session. 

     Facilitated by: Paul Punyi, Rooney Punyi Educational Theatre See: www.interviewhistory.ca | Wed Feb 7, 2019 | 7:30-9:00pm. | Tix: $25. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

JUST in TIME Fair Trade Christmas Sale | Dec. 09, 2018.


‘JUST’ In Time! Fair Trade Christmas Sale | Info: 780.459.5511 > Make your Christmas gift-giving more meaningful. Come check out the beautiful and unique fair trade Christmas decorations, handmade crafts, jewellery, coffee & other gift items from around the world. 

Sunday, Dec. 09, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. > Soup lunch available for $10 from 11:00-1:30 | www.starofthenorth.ca | Star of the North Retreat Centre, 3A St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert | Gift-giving with soul and, in community. Join Us!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX EDMONTON (New)


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX | Position: Evening Administrator & Communications Assistant | Terms: Full-time, permanent position | Hours of Work:  Monday 9:00p-5:00p, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 1:30p-9:30p, Fridays 10:30a-6:30p, some flexibility an asset. This is a permanent, full-time, salaried position with health benefits | Salary range: $35,000 - $38,000 | 

Context: Do you want to be a part of a dynamic not-for-profit organization? Are you interested in working in a multicultural environment? Are you passionate about community? Do you want an opportunity for both personal and professional development? | About: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language instruction to adult newcomers and visitors to Canada.

Abstract: This position supports overall office organization, performs a variety of communications duties, and holds a key “first impression” role in CCI-LEX ensuring all feel welcome. Working closely with the Lead Administrator, this role ensures that all classes and daily office operations run smoothly and efficiently, handles student registrations, and supports the work of all staff and volunteers. This position also aids with communications and community outreach. Full job description: www.cci-lex.ca

Key Responsibilities: Answer inquiries & provide program information/general student support; Handle student testing, registrations and payments, and data entry; Provide day-to-day office support services to volunteers and staff; Maintain social media and all online & print communications tools; Organize and conduct outreach activities to build CCI-LEX’s profile and build relationships.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in an office environment & proven customer service skills; Ability to manage social & digital media to engage with a variety of stakeholders; Must have superior communication & interpersonal skills; Experience with multicultural groups and/or ESL Learners; Proficiency in a second language (French, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, or Mandarin preferable); Familiarity with the non-profit sector  community resources an asset; Degree/diploma in Administration, Communications, Marketing or related field preferred; Equivalencies may be considered. 

TO APPLY: Forward CV/cover letter in confidence to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca |
Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. November 20, 2108. Note: We thank all candidates for applying; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX EDMONTON


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX EDMONTON | Position: Program Assistant, Part-time, temporary | About: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult newcomers. The LEX Program provides flexible, low-cost English language classes with volunteer instructors. The Program Assistant plays a key role providing administrative support to The Learning Exchange Program and volunteer instructors. Work Schedule: 25 hours/week; Monday to Thursday 3:30pm-8:30pm; 5 hours on Fridays (flexible schedule on Fridays); overall flexibility is an asset | Terms of Employment: $19.50/hour | Note: Temporary position until March 31, 2019; possibility of extension | Full job description, see: www.cci-lex.ca

Context: working closely with the Program Coordinator, this position performs administrative duties and provides support to evening volunteers. The Program Assistant aids the Coordinator in day-to-day program support including, but not limited to, volunteer scheduling, information management and organization of daily lesson materials. This position is the primary on-site contact and liaison for evening volunteers and may assist with materials, audiovisual set-up, student issues, etc. In addition, the Program Assistant supports the organization of training workshops, meetings and events, and at peak periods supports student intake, testing and registrations.

Key Responsibilities: Perform administrative tasks to support the LEX Program; Liaise with and support volunteer instructors in all matters; Handle volunteer scheduling; Ensure clear communication with volunteers; Assist with materials organization and activity development for the ESL curriculum; Organize and assist with coordination of training workshops, meetings or events; Support the Evening Administrator with student intake and registration; Foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in an office setting performing administrative duties; Knowledge of program support and data management; Education and experience in adult education and/or TESL an asset; Knowledge of volunteer management practices an asset; Customer service skills; Excellent oral & written English skills; Strong organizational/interpersonal skills.

TO APPLY | Submit your CV/cover letter to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 20th 2018. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday, November 5, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The City of Edmonton |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The City of Edmonton | Position: Supervisor, Family Violence Prevention | Job Number: 34347 | We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals | Hours of Work: 36.9 hours per week | Salary: $84,597.07 - $120,852.96 (Annually) | Closing Date: Nov. 13, 2018 | Abstract: Are you interested in an unique opportunity where your leadership influences the outcome of supporting safer and stronger individuals, families and communities and improving the livability of our city? In this role you will lead complex projects & address sensitive issues such as domestic violence & elder abuse. Visit: www.edmonton.ca/careers for information on how to apply.

Reporting to the Director, Family and Community Supports and participating as a member of the departmental extended leadership team, the Supervisor of Family Violence Prevention is responsible to: Provide leadership, strategic direction/supervision to 10 professional social workers in the delivery of the Domestic Abuse High Risk Team (DAHRT), Senior Protection Partnership (SPP) and City Wide Family Violence Prevention ● Oversee and lead complex projects and city wide initiatives related to Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse and Family Violence Prevention ● Coordinate the multidisciplinary SPP Team which includes City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service, Covenant Health, Catholic Social Services, and Sage Seniors Association ● Respond to council inquiries and prepare related council reports as requested ● Represent the branch and liaise with key community partners and stakeholders to advance this work ● Integrally involved in analyzing police and social data to identify community trends and issues and to inform strategic direction and approach ● Oversee, develop, implement and monitor team budgets, work plans, and protocols.

Qualifications: Completion of a University Degree in Social Work ● Must have current registration as a social worker in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers ● 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in a social service environment, including professional experience leading and managing others ● Experience providing leadership/supervision to professional staff working to address complex social issues ● Experience in the areas of domestic violence and elder abuse, partnership development, strategy development & involvement in complex multidisciplinary partnerships would be an asset ● Strong skills developing and maintaining effective working relationships with partners & internal/external stakeholders ● Strong leadership, problem solving, project management, conflict resolution, interdisciplinary team building & supervisory skills.

PLUS > Ability to think strategically ● Excellent verbal/written communication skills including presenting information to a diverse audience/writing reports ● Current knowledge of leading practice related to domestic violence and elder abuse and knowledge of the police system ● Familiarity with risk assessment tools, family violence protocols and community resources ● Hire is dependent upon an Enhanced Security Clearance from Edmonton Police Service satisfactory to the City of Edmonton. Please note: This process can take up to three weeks ● Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Must arrange own transportation to be reimbursed in accordance with City of Edmonton policy. This may require business auto insurance.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

WOMEN in BUSINESS: Journeys to Success | Arti Mittal - 11.16.18


ARTI MITTAL > WOMEN in BUSINESS: Journeys to Success. | Nov. 16, 2018, 10:00 to 12:00 noon at The Business Link, 10150-100 St. Suite #500, downtown Edmonton – admission $5.00 donation. Join us for an engaging conversation with Arti Mittal, owner of Lola's Fashions, a unique, one of a kind boutique in Edmonton excelling in superb customer service and treating our fashionistas like real divas. Arti loves fashion and worked in a number of retail stores before opening her own. | CHALLENGES | After immigrating to Canada 30 + years ago, Arti’s hard work, dedication, perseverance and visionary commitment as an entrepreneur has been essential elements for her professional pathways to success. She will share with us tips, pointers and solid advise not only women entrepreneurs can use, so do men as well, no matter where you come from. – Please RSVP by Nov. 15, 2018 to: leocamposa@gmail.com (or) Tel: 780.474.6058. SPONSORED by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative © https://www.wayfindersbusinesscooperative.ca/test.blog/2018/11/04/women-in-business-with-arti-mittal/

Saturday, November 3, 2018

CELEBRATING UKRAINIAN-CANADIANS | Edmonton |


ASSOCIATION of UNITED UKRAINIAN CANADIANS | The AUUC is proud to present 2 events celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians. Sat. November 3 & Sun November 4, 2018 – at: The Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 11018-97 Street, Edmonton. | Details: www.auucedm.ca | Tix & Info. please call: 780.424.2037

(1) Saturday, November 03, 2018 | 100 Years of Social Justice & Activism | AUUC 100 Year Anniversary Banquet and Celebration. Details: 3:30 pm Doors open | 4:30 pm Banquet | 6:30 pm 100 Anniversary Celebration performance featuring Guest Dignitaries, Trembita Arts School and Trembita Choir with a special opening blessing by  Bigstone Cree Elder Gilman Cardinal and Asani. Saturday Tickets: $20 per person while they last. Don't miss out, buy your tickets today! Call: 780.424.2037.

(2) Sunday, November 04, 2018 | 100 Years of Social Justice & Activism: AUUC History, Solidarity and Benevolent Work. Details: 1:00 pm Doors open | 2:00 pm Performances and Presentations | Special Guests Speakers > Winston Gereluk, MC & Historical Presentations; Corinne Benson, Historical Presentation; Leonel Viscarra, FMLN; Maureen Werlin, Citizens Against Racism and Apartheid, CARA; Edmonton Cuba Solidarity; Sandra Azocar; Las Amigas and more...

Performances by: Notre Dame Des Bananes Choir; Daniel Villalobos; Dancers Calafquen; Guatemalan Folkloric Ixchel Dance Group. Sunday Tickets: $5 per person while they last. Don't miss out, buy your tickets today! Call: 780.424.2037.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA EDMONTON REGION |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER > www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Peer Support Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Salary: $41,061 - $57,324 | Closing Date: Nov. 19, 2018 > The Organization: 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.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support, the Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA Edmonton Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Peer School and is a contact for Peer Connections Peer Leaders. Responsible for supporting excellence in peer support competencies providing individual and group peer support resulting in the delivery of hope based, positive, compassionate service and strengths-based problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience: Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Completion of CMHA School of Peer Support course considered an asset • Minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in peer support working with individuals with mental health or addiction issues • Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues • Recent community mental health and case management experience preferred • MHFA and ASIST training is considered an asset • 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/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/recovery; information & referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • 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 | Note: All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews scheduled for November 16, 2018. Thank you for making mental health matter.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Theatre Yes Presents > VISCOSITY | Nov. 07-17, 2018



Theatre Yes presents VISCOSITY
Black gold, true tales, real lives …

Theatre Yes is proud to present VISCOSITY, a brand new installation that is part exhibition, part journalism and part performance. VISCOSITY sheds light on the lives of Alberta oil workers across a variety of ages, genders, sexualities, cultures, and perspectives. Created from transcriptions of interviews with Alberta’s oil industry, VISCOSITY challenges what we think we know about the people who work in big oil, and who those people are to begin with. This innovative performance installation brings all Albertans together in conversation about life inside and outside the patch.

“The reality and complexity of ordinary peoples’ experience working in the epicentre of Canada’s most contentious and powerful industry is not often given voice in public space. VISCOSITY will give us the opportunity to share time and space with the men and women and men whose lives and work are fuel for our society.” – Heather Inglis, Theatre Yes Artistic Producer

VISCOSITY plays at the Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Avenue) from November 7 to 17, 2018. Audience members may come anytime during performance times and stay as long as they wish. Tix are now on sale at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill SQ. by phone 780.420.1757 | Online: www.tixonthesquare.ca and at the door.

Theatre Yes (The National Elevator Project, ANXIETY) is an award-winning, boutique theatre company that responds to up-to-the-minute local, national, and international cultural conversations with events that invite audiences to be a part of adventures they won’t forget. They produce theatre and performance works in unique environments, which are exhilarating, thought-provoking and memorable. A company of innovators who challenge tried and true formulas. For more information visit: theatre-yes.ca

VOLUNTEER RECRUITING ESL | CCI-LEX EDMONTON


VOLUNTEER RECRUITING | CCI-LEX > Volunteer to teach English to newcomers! | YOU ARE: Fluent in English & have clear pronunciation; passionate, flexible and able to work independently; ready to teach a 2 or 3 hour class a week (preferably in the mornings); familiar with good volunteer practice. | WE OFFER: Lesson plans & materials; Free monthly workshop; Classroom teaching experience; Multicultural friendly environment; Bus tickets or parking and much more! VISIT: http://www.cci-lex.ca/pages/posts/volunteer-opportunities---teach-esl-8.php ... | 

WE ARE: Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange, we have been providing quality adult English as a Second Language classes for both temporary/permanent residents in downtown Edmonton since 2003. Over 1000 ESL learners from more than 80 different countries access our classes on a yearly basis. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adult learners through engaging English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.

Monday, October 15, 2018

AMANDA KNIGHT On Leadership & Women | Oct. 26, 2018

AMANDA KNIGHT | Friday October 26, 2018 | Time: 10:00 am. – 12:00 noon | Leadership in the 21st Century and the Role of Women. As change unfolds rapidly within our local, national & international economies, so do shifts in gender roles, power, influence and decision-making.
In the mix, women of all backgrounds, trades, professions & stations in life, are asking sharply – where do we fit in the “new economy?” Join us for an engaging conversation. 

The Business Link, #500, 10150–100 St. Admission: $5:00 donation | RSVP by Oct. 24: leocamposa@gmail.com | About: Amanda Knight is passionate about creating great workplace cultures by helping leaders recognize that leadership is a privilege, not a right, and that non-judgment is the new leadership capability essential for limiting bias and for encouraging inclusion. – 

SPONSORED by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES > Non-Profits & Charities in Edmonton |


BOOKKEEPING SERVICES | Are you a small agency that requires an efficient part-time bookkeeper? I have over 25 years of experience in the charity/not for profit sector. I perform all bookkeeping services including creating audit working papers. I am experienced with Charity Return, Gaming reports, reporting to Alberta Government & GST returns. Reliable; affordable; effective. For details, please contact: Carol van der Velde | e: carolvdv@shaw.ca || Tel: 780.710.9610

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CCI-LEX EDMONTON


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Program Assistant, Part-time, temporary | Agency: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult newcomers. The LEX Program provides flexible, low-cost English language classes with volunteer instructors. The Program Assistant plays a key role providing administrative support to The Learning Exchange (LEX) Program and volunteer instructors. For the full job description, see: www.cci-lex.ca

Abstract: Working closely with the Program Coordinator, this position performs administrative duties & provides support to evening volunteers. The Program Assistant aids the Coordinator in day-to-day program support including, but not limited to, volunteer scheduling, information management and organization of daily lesson materials.  This position is the primary on-site contact and liaison for evening volunteers and may assist with materials, audiovisual set-up, student issues, etc. In addition, the Program Assistant supports the organization of training workshops, meetings and events, and at peak periods supports student intake, testing and registrations.

Key Responsibilities: Perform administrative tasks to support the LEX Program; Liaise with and support volunteer instructors in all matters; Handle volunteer scheduling; Ensure clear communication with volunteers; Assist with materials organization and activity development for the ESL curriculum; Organize and assist with coordination of training workshops, meetings or events; Support the Evening Administrator with student intake and registration; Foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in an office setting performing administrative duties; Knowledge of program support & data management; Education and experience in adult education and/or TESL an asset; Knowledge of volunteer management practices an asset; Customer service skills; Excellent oral/written English skills; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. | Work Schedule: 25 hours/week; Monday to Thursday 3:30pm-8:30pm; 5 hours on Fridays (flexible schedule on Fridays); overall flexibility is an asset | Terms of Employment: $19.50/hour. Note: Temporary position until March 31, 2019; possibility of extension. 

DEADLINE: Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca – by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday, October 1, 2018

VOLUNTEER RECRUITING EDMONTON | Seniors Transportation


VOLUNTEER RECRUITING – DRIVE HAPPINESS Looking to volunteer? Want to make your own schedule? Why not help us Drive Happiness? For 20 years, Drive Happiness has provided assisted transportation services to seniors by pairing them with volunteer drivers. Join us, call 780.424.5438 | drivehappiness.ca/volunteerThere is no minimum time commitment and our volunteers can choose their own rides. With service 7 days a week, we can match the any volunteer’s availability with a senior who needs assistance. Make a difference in a senior's life, volunteer for Drive Happiness now! | About: Drive Happiness Seniors Association is a registered, non-profit society whose purpose is to assist seniors residing in Edmonton to maintain an independent lifestyle that enables them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. We do this by providing seniors with a Senior Assisted Transportation Program. Our mission is to provide adequate transportation to help maintain the mobility, independence and overall well-being of Edmonton seniors. –

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA Edmonton Region.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Peer Support Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Salary: $41,061 - $57,324 | Closing Date: October 10, 2018. 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.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support, the Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA Edmonton Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Peer School and is a contact for Peer Connections Peer Leaders.  Responsible for supporting excellence in peer support competencies providing individual and group peer support resulting in the delivery of hope based, positive, compassionate service and strengths-based problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience | • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Completion of CMHA School of Peer Support course considered an asset • Minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in peer support working with individuals with mental health or addiction issues • Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues • Recent community mental health & case management experience preferred • MHFA & ASIST training is considered an asset • 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 & written communication skills • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations & 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 • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines/allocate time & resources effectively •  Organizational & 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/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Note: All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews scheduled for October 15 & 16, 2018. Thank you for making mental health matter. –

Monday, September 24, 2018

THE EDMONTON FIDDLERS | 2018-2019 SEASON


EDMONTON FIDDLERS & ROD OLSTAD | The Edmonton Fiddlers Performance Group is available for your special event! You choose 3-8 skilled high school/University age fiddlers + a guitarist. > Check: https://www.facebook.com/EdmontonFiddlers/ | 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 other entertainment options, visit: www.facebook.com/RodOlstadFiddleViolin | For more information, please contact: rolstad@interbaun.com | Telephone: 780.264.3802 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.