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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!