Welcome Friends & Visitor!

Blog Statement: we do not post anything that discriminate (or) diminishes people/groups on the basis of age; gender; religion; legal political affiliation; sexual orientation; rude/coarse or inappropriate language; abilities; nationality/ethnicity; or anything that may be considered hate propaganda, libellous, racist, false/misleading, proselytizing and/or potentially offensive. - Thank you! Merci! Gracias! LCA

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

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Volunteer Coordinator | Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society 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 create opportunities for all individuals to experience the joy of artistic expression and to nurture creative and educational environments.

General Job Description: This is a (.6) part-time position, with additional hours required during planning and development of the two annual arts festivals, Kaleido Family Arts Festival (second weekend in September) and Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival (second weekend in January). Hours are mostly evenings with a split shift alternating every Friday and Saturday. The Volunteer Coordinator/Event Planner will report to the Arts on the Ave Executive Director and The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse Operations Manager for regular Volunteer Coordinator duties, and during the two annual festivals will report to the Festival Director and Festival Producer. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, coordination and management of volunteers for the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (150 volunteers), Kaleido Family Arts Festival (298 volunteers) and Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival (285 volunteers). This includes updating policy and procedures, maintaining dBase, communications, volunteer, recruitment, orientation and recognition, scheduling and coordination of volunteers and program evaluation. This part-time contract position as soon as possible with your hours increasing leading up to the festival. Additional hours and evenings are normal, and are to be expected.

The full job description can be accessed here:


Submit CV/Covering Letter in confidence to: info@artsontheave.org | We thank all applicants. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working at Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kaleido Family Arts Festival |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Kaleido Family Arts Festival – Programmer | 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. | AOTA is a small non-profit organization focused on community development and arts programming. Our home base is the volunteer-driven Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse where we program and develop workshops, special events, art exhibitions, public art projects, and two annual arts festivals: Kaleido Family Arts Festival and Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival.

General Job Description: This is a part-time position, with additional hours required during the Kaleido Family Arts Festival (September 14-16th, 2018). Hours are mostly day shifts with the occasional evening or weekend shift. The Programmer will report to the Arts on the Ave Executive Director/Festival Director. The Programmer is responsible for assisting the Festival’s Artistic Director and the Festival Production Team with various administrative tasks around the programming, planning and execution of the Kaleido Family Arts Festival. This part-time contract position as soon as possible (June 11th 2018) with your hours increasing leading up to the festival. Additional hours and evenings are normal, and are to be expected.

The full job description can be accessed here:


Submit CV/Covering Letter in confidence to: info@artsontheave.org | We thank all applicants. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in working at Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society.

Monday, June 4, 2018

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT > Capacity Building Courses |


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | MELNYK CONSULTANCY | Building the capacity of organizations, teams and individuals. New 2018 training courses coming up | Pauline Melnyk is a Change Management Practitioner & Human Resources Professional focussing on organizational effectiveness, business transformation & program effectiveness. For more information, please visit: https://melnykconsultancy.com … | Join Us!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

EARLY SUMMER Latin Boutique Edmonton | June 16, 2018

EARLY SUMMER LATIN BOUTIQUE!

June 16, 2018 – Quality crafted luxury fashions for the rest of us! Join us as we showcase Mexican and Colombian wearables ethically made & ethically traded. Time & Place: 1-5 pm. at the Caribbean Women’s Association Centre, Unit 12, 9353-50th Street – turn on 93rd Avenue from 50th St. then immediately left, down a few hundred yards – Unit 12 is at the back of the Parkwood Complex. NOTE: Cash or e-TRANSFERS only - thank you|gracias.

·      Admission is free, non-perishable donations to the
Edmonton Food Bank welcomed. For further information, kindly email: leocamposa@gmail.com

Presented by North South Bridges ©
T: 780.474.6058 | Web: www.tcng.ca 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

4th Annual Dads Matter Too! Charity Golf Tournament | Edmonton 2018

4th Annual Dads Matter Too! Charity Golf Tournament *Early Bird Registration Ends June 13th – $700.00/Team 3 Holes in One Chance | Tons of Prizes, Contests and Draws. | About: Golf season is upon us and I would like to take this opportunity to once again say thank you for the overwhelming support of our charity golf tournament last year. If you were a Corporate Sponsor last year, you made the tournament a huge success! Thanks! If you didn’t, join us in 2018 – I would be glad to send you a Tournament Package/Sponsorship Request Letter for your consideration.

Context: The Creating Hope Society of Alberta www.creatinghopesociety.ca is a non-profit charitable society and all proceeds raised from our tournament will go towards “Dads Matter Too!” programs and services. It remains their goal to re-unite Aboriginal children back with their families and to work collaboratively to combat the social issues which plague our families living within Edmonton.

The Event: join us at The Ranch Golf & Country Club on June 20th, 2018. EARLY BIRD registration is now on. If you have any questions about the tournament, or would like to enter a team, become a corporate sponsor, or provide a tournament donation, contact Carrie Kachur at 780.668.9071 | e: dckachur@shaw.ca | Note: all donations and sponsorships will be highlighted in our event materials; you will also be eligible to receive a tax deductible receipt. Thank You!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

TRAIN the TRAINER EDMONTON > June 26 to 29, 2018 |

TRAIN the TRAINER EDMONTON – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTJoin us for RentSmart Educator in Edmonton from June 26 to 29, 2018. Our purpose is to provide education/support to tenants & landlords with the goal of Successful TenanciesSuccessful Tenancies are key to housing stability, prevention of homelessness and strong communities. 

RentSmart Educator is a 4-day professional development course that covers: Best practices in housing stability & homelessness prevention; Adult education and facilitation best practices; Prevention of homelessness and increasing housing stability; Curriculum for RentSmart and RentReady; Engaging landlords; Measuring impact; Conditions for successful delivery of RentSmart model. By the end of the workshop, trainees will be ready to organize & deliver the RentSmart model as a Community Educator. 

Community Partners and Educators receive the following benefits: License to deliver a program proven to help youth, individuals and families achieve housing stability; Regularly updated curriculum focused on building the knowledge, skills and confidence to help people find and keep their housing; Connection to a growing network of community partners; Bi-monthly Community Educator newsletters and webinars; Staff support to organize and host your first RentSmart course; Regularly updated data that can be shared with funders and community; Part of a growing movement for the prevention of homelessness.

For more information & pricing call Katie MacDonald at: 780.420.6161 ext. 652 or Ready to Rent at 250.388.7171 | You can also register online here: http://www.readytorentbc.org/train-the-trainer/

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA Edmonton | Spring 2018 |

BOARD RECRUITING | ECALA is looking for new board members > Make a difference: work with a friendly, inclusive/diverse team + gain professional experience. Use your valuable skill sets to help advance governance, structures, and processes which will support ECALA's expansion & growth. The Organization: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a granting council which provides funding to non-profit agencies to support the delivery of adult foundational learning & literacy initiatives which are non-credit & part-time. We promote the value of lifelong learning, adult foundational learning & literacy through our vision “Everyone can learn”. 

Values/Guiding Principles: ECALA is responsive to emerging issues – ECALA develops capacity in agencies – ECALA advocates for lifelong learning that helps learners succeed – ECALA supports innovation – ECALA builds awareness of learning opportunities – ECALA works collaboratively – ECALA reduces barriers to learners.

Desired Skills: Specific skills in the following areas are required: board governance and experience in an executive role on a board; finance and accounting, legal, community engagement and human resource management. We value diversity on our Board, and welcome applications from individuals that reflect Edmonton’s diversity. | 

Qualifications: Leadership, management or professional background in finance, accounting, legal, HR, community engagement & communications; Experience with non-profit Board governance and funding is an asset, or an interest to grow experience in this area; Ability and commitment to fulfil the time commitment and responsibilities of the role; Motivated and inclusive team player able to work in a diverse team. | 

Other Requirements: Commitment to a 2-Year term starting September 2018. Selected candidates will be invited to attend monthly Board meetings leading up to the 2018 AGM when they will stand for election. A time commitment of up to 10 hours a month is expected to attend one board meeting and one committee meeting each month, including prep time for meetings. Police record check & references are required.

TO APPLY | Please submit your CV, covering letter + 2 references saved as one file, by June 8, 2018. Online applications are preferred to: nominations@ecala.org | In your covering letter we invite you to describe your abilities & experience in your volunteerism and/or work life that would support the Vision, Mission, and Values of ECALA. > For more information visit: www.ecala.org

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | 211 Info. & Referral Specialist |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: 211 Information and Referral Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full Time Position | Salary Range: $41,061.00 - $55,654.00 annually | Closing Date: June 6, 2018 > About: 211 is an accredited 24 hour information & 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 & 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: Responding to 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 • Triage of 24/ Crisis Diversion Team calls • Clear and accurate communication of information/referrals from the dBase to callers • Providing assistance & liaison between service providers/callers, where appropriate; actively participating in linking callers to needed services • Documenting & maintaining relevant statistics • Participating in follow-up with callers • Responding to online chat services for the Family Violence Information Line, Bullying Helpline and 211.

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 & as a team member • Ability to maintain good public relations and provide excellent customer service with the public/community agencies • Strong knowledge of MS Word & MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training • Successful attainment and maintenance of Certified Information and Referral Specialist designation or willingness to work towards the designation.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/covering letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Thursday, May 17, 2018

INDIGENOUS WAYS & COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS | Spring 2018

SHARING INDIGENOUS WAYS of KNOWING through COMMUNITY CONVERSATION | A Time for Community Engagement & Learning | May 24th & 25th 2018 

à Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538– 107 Avenue. 
To register contact: 780.415.5520 | E: info@ecala.org

Thursday May 24th 2018
7:30-8:30 am | Pipe Ceremony
8:30 am to 3:30 pm. | Workshops

Friday May 25th 2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm. | Workshops
2:30 to 3:30 pm. | Sharing Circle

Food, beverages and prizes included. Protocol requires that women wear skirts that fall up to the ankle and past the knee during traditional ceremonies. Workshops are free but registration is required. The Workshop will explore topics related to: Best Practices & Protocols from Indigenous perspectives; Indigenous worldview – Pan-Indigenous vs. Indigenous Worldview; Stories from residential schools and the 60’s scoop and Purpose & Significance of the sharing circle & talking tools. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Brought to you by the Indigenous Community Connections Advisory Committee & Sponsored by ECALA www.ecala.org and the Creating Hope Society of Alberta http://creatinghopesociety.ca

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Program & Initiatives Coordinator |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County | Position: Program and Initiatives Coordinator | Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta | Salary Range:  $38,000 to $44,000/year | Application Deadline: May 14, 2018 | Abstract: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program and Initiatives Coordinator is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of professional development, networking events and other resources for those who work & volunteer in nonprofit/community organizations, and for connecting residents & the business community to volunteer opportunities. Visit our Website for details: http://www.ivcstrathcona.org

Responsibilities: Plan, develop, promote/deliver professional development training; Develop, promote & facilitate coordination of networking events for community organizations; Assist in developing new ideas and initiatives; Work with sponsors/funders to ensure reporting in accordance with agreements; Administer volunteer promotion opportunity and referral program, including dBase maintenance & promotion; Follow trends and conduct research as required; Monthly Digital Newsletter development and delivery to registered organizations; Lead the delivery of National Volunteer Week and other initiatives; Assist business community to facilitate their Days of Giving with community organizations.

Education Requirement: Minimum undergraduate degree in related discipline or three years’ experience in a non-profit environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. | Required Experience: Volunteer program management or coordination/volunteer experience; Knowledge of Strathcona County community organizations. | Skills Requirement: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to nurture and maintain relationships; Strong interpersonal skills, as well as public presentation skills; Creative problem solving skills; Review projects and opportunities from a risk management perspective to ensure success; Flexibility to positively consider new initiatives and direction; Strong computer skills, website experience and social media. | Work Environment: Full-time (35) hours; Weekday office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with one hour for lunch) and very occasional weekends and evenings; Out of office meetings; Occasional projects and events will require light lifting due to set up and tear down. 

| TO APPLY: Submit CV/Cover Letter in confidence to: info@ivcstrathcona.org

Friday, April 27, 2018

BOARD RECRUITING 2018 | Candora Society of Edmonton |

BOARD RECRUITING 2018 | The Candora Society of Edmonton is seeking Volunteer Board members interested in supporting the organization, at the board level & in partnership with community members. The Candora Society is a community-based organization in N.E. Edmonton www.candorasociety.com that works together with community residents to effect positive change in their lives and the community. The organization has a long history of grass-roots community development that is built upon a participatory learning approach & relationship based practice to help affect positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities. | Vision Statement: Candora is a positive ongoing presence where individuals, participants and staff have the skills and resources they need to build self-sufficient and prosperous lives in a healthy community.

Key Responsibilities of our Governance Board: Hiring the Executive Director, to operate the Society; Regulating employees’ duties/setting their salaries; Making policies for managing and operating the Society; Approving an annual budget for the Society; Approving contracts for the society; Making policies, rules, and regulations for operating the Society and using its facilities and assets; Ensuring that the Society assets  and property are maintained and protected; Ensuring all expenses for operation and managing the Society are paid; Ensuring that any extra monies are invested; Ensuring that the operations of the Society are financed; Ensuring that all accounts and financial records of the Society are maintained; Appointing legal counsel as necessary; Without limiting the general responsibilities of the Board, delegating its powers and duties to the Executive Director of the Society. | Term: 2 Years | Commitment: 9 (monthly) meetings per year & AGM. | 

TO APPLY > All those interested in serving (or) seeking more information can contact in confidence The Candora Society's Board Chair, Cynthia Johnson at: gcjohnson@telusplanet.net by June 3, 2018.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Building EMPATHY - Conquering APATHY | May 14-15, 2018 |

Building EMPATHY – Conquering APATHY | Symposium | Edmonton, May 14-15, 2018 | Surviving to Thriving > Mental illness has been avoided many times and in many contexts. But this is changing, as there is stronger evidence good mental health has a wide range of economic, social, and personal benefits. | Keynote Speaker: Wendey Edey, well-known as “The Hope Lady” | Tickets: $35 (students/seniors) - $70 (regular/adults) | Available at: www.eventbrite.ca - BECA 2018 |

Welcome to Building Empathy Conquering Apathy (BECA) 2018, convened by Canadians for a Civil Society. This is our third annual gathering to explore and strengthen common cause and common ground to bolster human dignity and shared values within our communities. In 2018 BECA is addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of some of the most vulnerable among us: refugees, seniors, indigenous Canadians – adolescents and youth. We invite everyone’s participation to address this theme, in a setting that is collaborative, collegial, and designed to encourage learning from one another.

·       On May 14th, Canadians for a Civil Society are pleased to cordially invite you to a reception at the City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill, Edmonton , AB) on the evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm before the symposium opens on May 15th.The event will take place in the main foyer.  This reception will bring together community leaders in an intimate gathering to share ideas.  We hope we will have the honour to have you join us.

·       On May 15th, the symposium will take place at MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre (10910 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and will address the mental health and emotional well-being of the most vulnerable aforementioned, and where you are also cordially invited.

Sponsored by: CANADIANS for a Civil Society
For further information, visit: www.ccsorg.ca

Monday, April 23, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Suicide Grief Support Worker |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Worker | Terms: Full-time | Salary/Wage: $ 41,061.00– $57,323.00 | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Summary | Reporting to the Team Lead, Suicide Grief Support Services, the Suicide Grief Support Worker is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of Suicide Grief Support Services. This includes both Suicide Bereavement Support services and Suicide Caregiver Support Services. Suicide Bereavement Support Services is for people who have lost a loved one to suicide, and it offers a safe place for individuals to share their grief, fears and feelings. Suicide Caregiver Support Services offers in person sessions to provide information and support to those taking care of others who are at risk of attempting suicide, and around caring for oneself during this difficult time. This position provides administrative program support and facilitates the delivery of client-centred services including one on one, family and group support. 

Qualifications/Experience > Related post-secondary Degree (in a Social Science preferred) including coursework in basic counselling skills; Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in counselling, bereavement support, suicide prevention/intervention and/or crisis intervention; Front-line experience in dealing with crisis situations is preferred; Successful completion & maintenance of: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Distress Line Training, Crisis Worker Certificate; Acceptable attainment & maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector & an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities > Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including supportive listening, interviewing and group facilitation skills • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients, including possessing a non-judgmental attitude • Demonstrated understanding of: suicide risk factors; suicide prevention and intervention; bereavement; crisis intervention; and caregiver support • Ability to work both independently and as a team member • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Ability to adapt quickly to changing work priorities and competing timelines • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure • Ability to establish and maintain healthy boundaries • Organizational and problem solving skills • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public/community agencies and maintain good public relations. | TO APPLY > Submit CV and cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Volunteer Resources Coordinator |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Volunteer Resources Coordinator | Terms: Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061.00 – $57,323.00 | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Summary | The Coordinator Volunteer Resources is responsible for managing volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the agency’s programs and services. The Coordinator is responsible for full cycle volunteer management (recruitment, screening, orientation, training, recognition/evaluation). The Coordinator is also responsible for providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers. The position works primarily, but not exclusively, with the Helplines program, ensuring that there are qualified volunteers to take on roles as Distress Line Volunteers. The Coordinator will be an active member of a Distress Line Volunteer Work Group to ensure smooth recruitment, training, recognition/evaluation of Distress Line Volunteers.

The Coordinator organizes gaming events (bingos/casinos) by recruiting, training and supervising the volunteers for these events and completing required paperwork and securing necessary licensing. Coordinator also supports the volunteer needs of other agency service areas including practicum support, fund development, peer support, administrative services as well as education/awareness. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining all volunteer files, compiling program statistics, developing/maintaining a comprehensive volunteer recognition program, preparing monthly reports + meeting the requirements of the agency communications plan.

Qualifications/Experience > Post-secondary Certificate in Volunteer Management, or related post-secondary education/course work in a field related to the volunteer sector and an understanding of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism • A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising and/or coordinating the work of volunteers or staff • Attainment of membership with the Volunteer Managers Group of Edmonton • Certification from, and membership in, the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources or the equivalent provincial association is an asset • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check • Possession of a Class 5 Driver’s License. | 

Skills/Abilities > Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Skills in program development, evaluation & research • Ability to work independently, set priorities, be flexible, meet deadlines and allocate time/resources effectively • Organizational/problem solving skills • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations • Ability to lead, mentor, coach and guide volunteers to achieve results that are in the best interest of the agency • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office. | TO APPLY > Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Friday, April 20, 2018

COCO LOVE | A Benefit Concert | May 08, 2018

COCO LOVE | A BENEFIT CONCERT for STAR OF THE NORTH RETREAT CENTRE | ‘Starry Night’ featuring Coco Love Alcorn with Pop-Up Choir from Saint Albert Catholic High School | Note: All proceeds support the ongoing mission of Star of the North Retreat Centre.

May 8th 2018 7:30pm @ The Arden Theatre | 5 St. Anne St. | St. Albert
General Admission $35 | For Tickets call Star of the North: 780.459.5511

Coco Love Alcorn www.cocolovealcorn.com has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along.  Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances, award nominations and notable success in TV and film licensing - creating this album has been a journey.

“Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug... an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” - James Keelaghan, Artist Director, Summerfolk and renowned Canadian singer/ songwriter | “Coco Love Alcorn should be celebrated as a Canadian treasure!” -Tony King – Host of Alberta Morning on CKUA | “Vocal power and impressive improv skills” – Jen Hoyer – See Magazine | "When I'm looking with my heart, beautiful is all I see."  Coco Love Alcorn, lyrics from Wonderland.  #spiritsessions

Star of the North Retreat Centre – Alberta
Awaken to Spirit – Transform the World

Monday, April 16, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 2018 | Position: Executive Director.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues | Position: Executive Director | The EFCL is seeking an Executive Director with strong connections within, and deep commitment to, Edmonton’s community league movement, and is capable of developing/implementing a growth strategy. The Executive Director acts as the managing director of our organization and is responsible for implementing its strategic and business plans. 

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director are: Leadership; Operational Planning & Management; Program Planning & Management; Human Resources Planning & Management; Financial Planning & Management; Community Relations & Advocacy; Risk Management. TO APPLY | If you’re interested please check out the full posting in confidence at: https://efcl.org/about-us/efcl-staff/efcl-career-opportunities

Monday, April 9, 2018

HEALING SEMINAR | Edmonton - Saturday April 28, 2018 |

STILLNESS & HEALING SEMINAR | Saturday April 28, 2018, FREE | Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Place: On-line or watch the live-stream at 10810- 100th Avenue @ First Church of Christ Scientist, Edmonton. | About: The Healing Power of Stillness. Larissa will talk about how everyone can discover a stillness that brings rest/healing to our everyday lives. Christian Science teaches how to find a deep-settled calm within ourselves that cannot be disrupted by fear or any outward disturbance. The talk will include examples of how the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy have brought lasting peace and complete healing to individual lives.

Presenter: International speaker Larissa Snorek-Yates is a full-time healing practitioner of Christian Science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Lari has found that a dialogue of spiritual development deepens our understanding of God's love. | Register on-line: www.csedmonton.org | Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton | For further information, please contact Marilyn at: cscrr@telus.net | T: 780.422.4754

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church | Position: Office Administrator | Abstract: The Office Administrator at Robertson-Wesley United Church | http://www.rwuc.org | is responsible for the overall administration of the church. The Office Administrator is the first point of contact for anyone who calls or enters the church, and as such is responsible for hospitality and reception of all people who come to the church, including congregational members and community at large. The Office Administrator works as a team member to support all staff and leadership of the church with administrative duties. The Office Administrator also works independently, taking the initiative to carry out work that falls within their area of responsibility. The position reports to the Ministry and Personnel Committee of the church.

Specific DutiesReception and hospitality: Checking and responding to church phone/email daily; Monitoring the door and directing people and deliveries to the appropriate person or space; Receiving and disseminating information and inquiries to appropriate people. General administrative duties, including: Preparation, maintenance and filing of church records (i.e., membership roll, attendance statistics, contact information, baptismal, confirmation, funeral, wedding and transfer records and registers); Booking events for internal/external groups & receiving invoice payments when Financial Manager is not in the office. 

PLUS > Compiling, editing, formatting and printing church documents (e.g., bulletins/inserts for worship services, weddings & funerals, etc.); Overseeing mass mail outs to the congregation; Printing of special offering envelopes; Preparation of materials for scripture readers; Ordering office and worship supplies; Mail handling (i.e., sorting/distribution); Troubleshooting issues with office equipment (e.g., computers, photocopier) and arranging for support when necessary; Administration of the church’s memorial garden (i.e., maintaining paperwork, ensuring memorial plaque is updated).

Communications support: Compiling, editing, formatting, laying out and printing communications material (e.g., event posters, sign-up sheets, announcement inserts for bulletins, congregational reports/related financial documents, etc.); Placing public notices about church events on the church website (with the support of the webmaster) and social media pages, on bulletin boards, and in community newspapers where appropriate; Scheduling and compiling content for church newsletters (E-NEWS and Between the Aisles) and overseeing their production (formatting, distributing, etc.); Selling tickets for church events electronically as necessary; Participate in regular staff meetings; Work with volunteers who assist in administrative duties (e.g., bulletin folders, pastoral care volunteers). Other administrative duties as identified by other staff, Ministry and Personnel Committee, or the Official Board.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills/attributes: Relevant professional office administration experience; Excellent written/spoken communications skills; Strong interpersonal skills & ability to interact with all people inclusively; Strong skills with MS Office software (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher) and dBase software; Volunteer management skills; Ability to work as a team member while independently taking initiative for responsibilities and managing their time accordingly; Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure; Ability to delegate tasks as required; A sense of humour; An understanding of the not-for-profit world would be an asset.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in a single file to: mprwuc@gmail.com | Closing Date: Fri. April 13, 2018 (or) as soon as a suitable candidate is found.