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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

EARLY SUMMER Latin Boutique Edmonton | June 16, 2018


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


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