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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. –