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Monday, April 15, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Volunteer Resources Coordinator |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Volunteer Resources Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (occasional evening & weekend work required) | Salary Range: $41,061.00 – $57,323.00 | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found. 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. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide. 

Abstract: Reporting to the Manager Community Engagement Services, 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 and 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 and evaluation of Distress Line Volunteers.

In addition: The Coordinator organizes gaming events (bingos and casinos) by recruiting, training and supervising the volunteers for these events and completing required paperwork and securing necessary licensing. The Coordinator also supports the volunteer needs of other agency service areas including practicum support, fund development, peer support, administrative services as well as education and awareness. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining all volunteer files, compiling program statistics, developing and maintaining a comprehensive volunteer recognition program, preparing monthly program reports, and 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 and access to a reliable vehicle with $2M in automobile liability insurance.

Skills/Abilities | • Strong interpersonal, verbal|written communication skills • Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness|recovery; information|referral services; crisis intervention • Skills in program development, evaluation|research • Ability to work independently, set priorities, be flexible, meet deadlines & allocate time|resources effectively • Organizational|problem solving skills • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies & 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 assess problem situations to identify causes, gather|process relevant info., generate possible solutions & make recommendations and/or resolve the problem • Ability to effectively use MS Office |

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NEWS | Edmonton > EFCL joins Wayfinders Business Co-operative.


Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues joins Wayfinders Business Co-operative | EFCL assists & supports the work of Community Leagues through promotion of the Community League movement, program development|delivery, workshops, regular communications, advice on issues & opportunities, joint purchase of supplies, and attraction of sponsorships. || 

What is a Community League? | Is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization formed to meet the needs|interests of residents within a defined geographic area. Community Leagues are recognized by the City of Edmonton as the primary speaking body for the community. Leagues are part of a network of 159 (and counting!) neighbourhood-based organizations operating under the umbrella of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues since 1921. Each Community League is a separate organization, incorporated as a not-for-profit entity under the Societies Act of Alberta. Each is operated by a volunteer board of directors elected by its members who live in the community. Every league has its own bylaws, policies|procedures, and offers programs in the community to the best of the abilities of the league’s volunteers.

Monday, April 1, 2019

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE CERTIFICATION COURSE | Spring 2019


Organizational Change Management Foundation Certification Course
EDMONTON, AB (Canada) | May 13th to the 15th 2019 | Mon-Wed | Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Register Directly with Pauline by email: Pauline.Melnyk@melnykconsultancy.com or by calling 1.844.417.2915 | 1.780.667.7398. Host & Teaching: Melnyk Consultancy Ltd. | Special: Mention Leo Campos Aldunez at TCNG and receive a %15 discount!

This course is a 3-day program that will equip you with the knowledge and tools to understand transformational leadership & change, guidance on understanding employee commitment|overcoming resistance, and techniques to inspire your client to embrace change and sustain the change, or to lead and keep the organization moving in the right direction. It will also fully prepare you for the exam leading to the Change Management Foundation Certification and is the prerequisite to the Change Management Practitioner Certification.

LEARNING OUTCOMES | This course has been customized for supporting roles in change efforts: designed interventions for those leading, managing & supporting organizational change initiatives. During the course, there are 4 major areas covered to ensure that you understand the concepts, terms, principles, models|approaches for effectively leading & managing the people side of change: Change & The Individual; Change & The Organization; Communication & Stakeholder Engagement; Change Management In Practice.

Building the Capacity of Teams, Organizations & Individuals | You will understand how individuals process change; identify key drivers of an organization’s culture, and recognize different types of change processes; recognize the people|cultural side of change, and know how to help people deal more effectively with change, maintaining their commitment and bringing them successfully through the change process. 

+ You will understand|explain how individuals are impacted by change, different ways they may respond to change situations, how learning processes help them adapt; understand how organizations work; how the process of organizational change occurs and the typical roles that collaborate to deliver successful change; outline important aspects of how to build & equip a change team to improve effectiveness, understand key concepts of & practices for unfreezing|refreezing change. DETAILS: https://melnykconsultancy.com/portfolio/upcoming |

Monday, March 25, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECALA - Grants Liaison |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | ECALA EDMONTON | https://www.ecala.org | Position: Grants Liaison | Terms: 37.5 hours per week | About: Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a granting council which provides funding and support to non-profit organizations that offer non-credit, part-time adult foundational learning|literacy initiatives. ECALA promotes the value of lifelong and adult foundational learning and literacy through our vision. “Everyone can learn.” Do you believe in the benefits of life-long learning for adults? Would you like to fund programs that make a difference for adult foundational learners? Do you have experience in writing & administering grants?

The Grants Liaison position will report to the Executive Director, visit funded organizations, assist organizations with proposal concepts & coordinate the ECALA proposal reviews. The Grants Liaison also participate in communication activities, networking|training with funded agencies, government staff & other stakeholders within the mandate of Alberta Advanced Education Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong proficiency with MS Office applications such as (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access); Experience in providing training on funding guidelines & proposal writing; Excellent interpersonal|intercultural communication skills; Excellent organization|time management & general administration skills; Excellent grant writing skills with the ability to synthesize information & prepare clear reports.

Required Education & Experience: Diploma or course work in related field, such as administration, business, computers, communications, office management and/or non-profit administration (an equivalent combination of education & related experience will be considered). Compensation: Salary range will commensurate with experience, education, and other similar non-profit organizations. Application Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Please include “Grant Liaison” in the subject line. 

Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. TO APPLY | Submit in confidence your CV|cover letter with salary expectations by email to: ed@ecala.org 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | EALT E.D. EDMONTON |


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Edmonton & Area Land Trust | Position: Executive Director | ­­­­­Note: the position will be in Edmonton; some regional travel required. | About: Edmonton and Area Land Trust (EALT) is a charitable organization working to conserve & steward natural areas in the Edmonton region. 

Established March 2007 by its founding members (The Edmonton Community Foundation, The City of Edmonton, and The Urban Development Institute + as a number of respected environmental groups), EALT has grown into an organization focused on ensuring the ecological goods and services of natural & countryside landscapes are maintained, for the benefit, use and enjoyment of regional residents today & well into the future.

THE OPPORTUNITY | Are you looking for a leadership opportunity that will make a difference in the conservation|stewardship of natural areas in the Edmonton region? Are you keenly interested in protecting our water, air, land, and wildlife as well as the scenic beauty of the region? Are you knowledgeable|experienced in land use planning, environmental management or the land trust movement? Would you relish an opportunity to lead a small organization that has significant impact on the community and its residents?

As the Executive Director, you will be positioned to lead an organization focused on land conservation|stewardship through collaborating and building partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including government, industry, Indigenous groups, landowners, academics and others. Reporting to the EALT Board you will work closely with them in the development and implementation of long-term strategic directions and goals. You will be responsible for the overall operational leadership of the organization ensuring the achievement of the strategic objectives through human resource management and financial oversight. The key responsibility of the Executive Director is to ensure the long term health and viability of EALT through fund development, building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, effective and creative programming and community outreach to raise awareness of EALT’s programs and goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE | Do you have superior leadership and management abilities and are you seen as a team oriented leader? Do you have a history of achieving goals through building collaborative relationships with stakeholders that come from a variety of backgrounds and viewpoints? Do you have experience in overseeing programs from both a development, delivery and financial analysis perspective? If you also have demonstrated experience in environmental conservation and resource management you may well be the next Executive Director of EALT. As the ideal candidate you will have a business degree or a degree in environmental studies combined with a minimum of 10 years of related management and operational leadership experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in the nonprofit sector and who have fund development & financial oversight experience. Your experience will demonstrate your ability to build strong networks with stakeholders in the community and your internal team. Experience in business planning combined with the ability to set priorities, track progress & ensure quality outcomes through accountable management practices will be a hallmark of your management style. You take a ‘hands on’ approach to ensure excellence in program delivery and operational management. 

In addition, you will be a strong analytical thinker who is energized by the conservation movement and sustainable land stewardship. You will love the challenge of securing land and fostering new educational and program opportunities. You past roles will demonstrate that you are an effective and transparent communicator who is seen as pragmatic, resourceful, and has a high degree of personal integrity. Experience reporting to and working with a board would be considered a strong asset. If you are such a high energy individual and relish the opportunity to lead a dynamic and growing organization that truly makes a difference to the environment and to the community, we would like to hear from you. Note: We thank all applicants for applying but only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

TO APPLY | To apply for this exciting opportunity, forward your CV & cover letter by email in strict confidence by April 15th 2019 to:

Tammy Oberik, HR Consultant, EALT | email: toberik@ealt.ca  
To learn more about the EALT please visit: https://www.ealt.ca

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MANAGING RISK > April 12, 2019 @ The Business Link |


M A N A G I N G  R I S K | Insurance for Freelancers, Small Business & Entrepreneurs | with EVELINNE TEICHGRABER || Fri. April 12, 2019 || The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150 – 100 St. || Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon || Admission: $10.00 donation is most welcomed || RSVP by April 11 to: leocamposa@gmail.com or please call: 780.474.6058. || 

About: Evelinne is the president of Caliber Insurance Brokers Ltd., a local firm that offers a range of insurance products in both English & Spanish. A woman of strong ethics and entrepreneurial spirit, Evelinne has developed a strong reputation through her business, providing existing & aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential tools required to manage risk in their business. We are pleased to have her expert advice. Join Us!

Sponsored by Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Saturday, March 16, 2019

WEEKEND | New Zealand ...







WEEKEND | “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES EDMONTON | The City of Edmonton.


HEALTHY & ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES EDMONTON | https://youtu.be/yP510mlXNjg | The Abundant Community Edmonton initiative is volunteer driven, and the City of Edmonton wants to recognize the outstanding work that is going on in neighbourhoods across Edmonton by Block Connectors and volunteers. 

This video showcases the successes this initiative has had in building neighbourly relationships and reducing urban isolation. –

Monday, March 4, 2019

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT NETWORK BASH | March 28, 2019 |


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Network Bash Thursday March 28, 7:00pm. to midnight. We will be hosting a Community Engagement event to give friends, communities, members and supporters an opportunity to meet, network and have a bit of fun with New Democrats from across the city. We want to encourage people to share their ideas and talk about good stories, empowering stories and victorious coalition building in 2019. The event takes places at Club 9910 (under The Common) 9910-B - 109 St. There will be time for social networking|community building, Live Music, Soapbox Speech Contest, Open Stage.

Tix $10 available online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ndp-network-bash-2019-tickets-55262554789?aff=erelexpmlt | (or) from members of the executive. We prefer if you buy your tickets in advance to help us plan but they will be available at the door. Light snacks will be served; cash bar. Performances by: Notre Dame des Bananes Choir, Jay Gilday, Erin Kay, Leo Martinez, Breezy & The Wind + a range of speakers will grace the evening. || Organized by: Edmonton Centre Federal NDP Riding Association. 

For further Information, please contact: Brian Gregg, Pres. Edmonton Centre Federal NDP Riding Association ||| T: 780.429.3624 | E: bzgregg@telusplanet.net

Friday, March 1, 2019

HARMONY BRUNCH 2019 | Sunday March 24, 2019.


HARMONY BRUNCH | Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | Sunday March 24, 2019 | 12:30 pm. @ Chateau Nova, Yellowhead Hotel, 13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).

| Keynote Speaker: Amanda Nothando, Host of The Amanda Nothando Show | Information: Admin@cmef.ca | Web: www.cmef.ca | Tickets: $35 | Online: www.eventbrite.com ||| About: The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation is a non-profit society founded in 1990 to promote public awareness of the opportunities & benefits of an evolving multicultural society in Canada. –

Monday, February 25, 2019

SENIOR'S VOLUNTARISM & PARTICIPATION | Feb. 27, 2019.


A JUST SOCIETY > SENIORS’ VOLUNTARISM & PARTICIPATION | February 27, 2019 – 11:00am to 2:00pm. @ Southminster-Steinhauer united Church, 10740 – 19 Avenue, Edmonton. RSVP to: Beryl > e: admind@cmef.ca | Tel: 780.450.9570. | Featuring: Give Us a Face. Give us a Place. A wrap up gathering on Seniors’ Voluntarism & Participation for a Just Society. There will be free food, refreshments and performance. Hosted by the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation. Funded by the Government of Canada. ||| About: The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation www.cmef.ca is a non-profit society founded in 1990 to promote public awareness of the opportunities & benefits of an evolving multicultural society in Canada. Join Us! –

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CULTURALLY DIVERSE WORKFORCE | March 01, 2019


TALK with MARIE GERVAIS | Friday March 01, 2019 || “Building & Managing a Culturally Diverse Workforce” || Location: Orange Room, The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150 – 100 St. || Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon || Admission: a $10.00 donation welcomed. 

RSVP toleocamposa@gmail.com by February 28 (or) call 780.474.6058. 

About: Marie Gervais, CEO of Shift Management, believes that a happy workplace is a profitable one. She has been helping industry hone leadership skill and improve productivity for over 10 years with online supervisory leadership courses & coaching. Her mission is to help technical people moving up from operations to management learn the people & decision-making skills they need to lead and reach their business goals. 

She is also a member of Wayfinders Business Cooperative © and we are honoured to have Marie illuminate these key challenges in a transforming city. – Sponsored by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative © Be part of an engaging conversation!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES @ Star of the North Centre |


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | Star of the North Retreat Centre | Register by at least one week before program date at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511 | Note: Need financial assistance? Please ask us for a subsidy application form.

·       Creation Care: Challenge and Hope with Mark Polet | What does it mean to be a steward of God’s creation? What did God mean for us to ‘Work in the Garden’?  How do we keep the Cultural Mandate? What can we do as individuals so that all can access resources sustainably? Participate in these sessions on Creation Care to hear about the hope and challenge of being a good steward, and to discuss and move forward from questions to action. Dates: March 6, 13 and 20th, 7:30 pm | $20/session, $55/series. Please register by one week before program date at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511

·       Dementia Caregiver’s Retreat with Patricia Gartner | Perhaps you have fallen into the role of a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia. At first, you thought you could handle it but now the load of care giving seems to be getting heavier and heavier. Come learn about dementia, know what to expect as the disease progresses, how to communicate with someone who has dementia and how to care for yourself without feeling guilt. You will also have time for relaxation, a walk on the retreat grounds, prayer, and rest. | Dates: 7 pm Fri March 15 to 6:30 pm Sat March 16 | Live in: $135. Commute: $90. Please register by one week before program date at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511

·       Slow Down! Retreat Days with Sandy Prather | Feeling like you need a time out? Busy lives often leave us feeling tired, lacklustre & spiritually empty. A Slow Down Day is your opportunity to rest your body & refresh your spirit. Each day consists of thought-provoking presentations on a spiritual topic combined with ample time for personal reflection|prayer; small group faith sharing is an option. | Thursday: March 21: Willing to be Wooed: Entering Whole-Heartedly into Prayer. 9:30 to 3 pm | $40/retreat day (includes lunch) Register at: www.starofthenorth.ca |T: 780.459.5511

·       Sacred-Self and the Enneagram | Rooted in both spirituality and psychology, the Enneagram is a symbolic representation of nine universal principles and viewpoints through which we can encounter the human experience, including who we are as sacred reflections of the Divine. The weekend will include an introduction to the Enneagram’s underlying wisdom. Facilitator: Sherry Dahl. | Dates: 7 pm Fri March 22 to 4 pm Sun March 24 Live-in: $270 | Commute: $190 | Please register by one week before program date at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511

Monday, February 4, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: CMHA-ER | Info. & Referral Specialist.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Position: Information and Referral Specialist – Casual | Hours: Various hours, casual cover off all shifts 24/7, minimum requirement of 2 shifts per month | Salary: Daytime (8am-8pm) $22.56 per hour, Evening (8pm-8am) $26.95 per hour | Closing Date: Feb. 18, 2019 | About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness/understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience & recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness. Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness|stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.

ABSTRACT | Reporting to the Team Lead, 211, the Information and Referral Specialist will provide assistance to individuals contacting the 211 Help Line through phone calls, emails and/or online chat services. The 211 Help Line is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps people connect to non-emergency social, health and government services. The position provides information, assistance and liaison to people calling the 211 line; gathers statistics for reporting; and assists in various ways with the activities of the Information and Referral Program. The Information and Referral Specialist provides information directly for those individuals who know what they need, and utilizes questioning/probing skills to determine the needs of individuals who don’t specifically know what they are looking for.

Qualifications & Experience | Completion of Grade 12 (related post-secondary Diploma or relevant course-work in a Social Science preferred); Frontline experience on a Distress Line or in another client support role is required; Successful attainment and maintenance of: Information and Referral Specialist Certificate; Crisis Worker Certificate; Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills & Abilities | Strong interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills; Excellent telephone skills, including questioning, probing and/or interviewing abilities, to ensure individuals’ needs are being determined and appropriately met; Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations/respond in a composed manner; Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients; Ability to work independently and in a team environment; 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 and non-judgmental when assisting clients; Keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use MS Office and other program software.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

INSURANCE NEEDS for THE SELF-EMPLOYED | Feb. 08, 2019


EVELINNE TEICHGRABER ||| 
Friday April 12, 2019 || MANAGING RISK “Insurance Needs for Freelancers, the Self-employed, Small Business & Entrepreneurs” | The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150 – 100 St. || Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon || Admission: $10.00 donation || RSVP by April 11 to: leocamposa@gmail.com or 780.474.6058.

About: Evelinne is the president of Caliber Insurance Brokers Ltd., a local firm that offers a range of insurance products in both English & Spanish. A woman of strong ethics & entrepreneurial spirit, Evelinne has succeeded in launching her own enterprise after graduating from the Anderson Career Training Institute. This provincially funded program provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential tools required to start their own business. We’re delighted to have her expertise & knowledge available to us!

Sponsored by Wayfinders Business Cooperative ©

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

DINNER with MYTHS: A Latin Night | Jan. 26, 2019


DINNER with MYTHS: A Latin Night || Join us for a night of epic poetry, music & dancing. || January 26, 2019 - 6:00pm @ The Alberta Avenue Community Center (9210-118 Ave.) || Tickets at the door (suggested donation $30). Tacos by Paraiso Tropical & Latin Fashion Accessories by North South BRIDGES. 

This is a family friendly event. || About: Part of The Thousand Faces Festival, Dinner with Myths will feature local artists celebrating four cultures' myths through art. Audiences will enjoy the night of entertainment with dinner at diverse venues. Featuring Lady Vanessa Cardona, Sebastian Barrera, Pedro Rodriguez & Allan Andres, Acarce Suarez, and Tilo Paiz. || Join us for a taste of what The Thousand Faces Festival is all about. Feed the spirit. Further Information: Laura | e: lauraraboud@gmail.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Candora Society of Edmonton.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Candora Society of Edmonton is seeking a motivated, collaborative & forward-thinking leader for a newly created 
Program Manager position. Reporting to the Executive Director the Program Manager is responsible for programs across the organization which includes community development, child development & early learning, one to one support for individuals and families, and a variety of literacy, early intervention & prevention group programs. Terms: This is a full-time permanent position (35 hours/week). Note: posting remains open until February 4, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is found. Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

Key Responsibilities | Provide accessible supervision & support to a team of (3) Program Coordinators who run programs & supervise front-line staff; Balance diverse program requirements and needs between adult and children’s programs while working towards more fully integrated programming; Incorporating a reflective practice model, build upon the strengths of our culturally diverse staff to further the development of our community engagement and generalist wrap-around service delivery models. Plus: in conjunction with the Executive Director & Financial Manager, oversee budgets of multiple programs funded by diverse funders; Proposal/report writing, program evaluation, documenting, analyzing & reporting the activities, outputs and outcomes of the work; Build collaborative working relationships with Candora’s community partners.

Qualifications | Experience in managing child development, early intervention and prevention programs; Degree or diploma in related human services field, or equivalent combination of education/experience in social work or community development (minimum 3-5 years in related work); RSW designation in Alberta (if eligible); Strong problem-solving skills with a focus on long-term, strategic solutions; Strong interpersonal & team leadership skills with a commitment to strengths-based approach: in staff support & supervision, creating training opportunities & conflict resolution; Knowledge of related community, housing, family & human services resources; Demonstrated knowledge and intercultural experience in working with people of different cultural backgrounds, high needs and/or marginalized populations; Clear criminal record & child welfare checks.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence by email to:

Valerie Cudmore, Executive Director
Learn about us, visit: http://www.candora.ca

Thursday, January 17, 2019

ARTWALK at WESTMOUNT CENTRE | Call for Performers.


PERFORMERS NEEDED || The CROSSROADS Business Improvement Association is running an ART WALK series at Westmount Mall. They are looking for performers|entertainers in various fields. Music, clowning, choirs, puppetry, school bands, music projects needing some public exposure, basically kids-family friendly acts. Performing opportunities are available on Fridays from 5-6 pm. ||| A modest honorarium may be available; other incentives such as busking, gift cards, or special discount at selected stores in the mall, may be considered as well. A piano is available at the venue; the performing space is within the food-court area. Share this information far & wide, if you can. Interested: please call 780.474.6058 | e: leocamposa@gmail.com) for details.

Monday, January 14, 2019

COMPASSION: A GLOBAL HISTORY of SOCIAL POLICY | 02.02.19.


COMPASSION: A GLOBAL HISTORY of SOCIAL POLICY | Join us for the Book Launch of Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy by Alvin Finkel. ➔ Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm @ the Ukrainian Centre, 11018 - 97 Street, Edmonton. Refreshments kindly provided by the Chilean community. 

Please RSVP to: finkel@telusplanet.netThe Book | In Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy, Alvin Finkel recounts stories – from the beginning of human history to the present day of grassroots efforts to improve life for the majority, and especially the most vulnerable. His book serves as a counterpoint to Yuval Harari's brilliant but unhopeful Sapiens. By zeroing in on countries on six continents in different periods, it demonstrates that struggles from below have resulted in efforts, successful to varying degrees, to produce egalitarian societies. While unsparing in documenting the inhumanity of ruling classes against which popular movements fought, Compassion traces the evolution of movements & governments that have focused on egalitarianism rather than economic growth and the societies they have constructed. In a mere 300 pages, Compassion provides a history of humanity with all its warts that emphasizes the lives of the people rather than the kings, lords, and magnates.

‘A book that manages to be simultaneously deep and global, ranging from our hunter-gatherer ancestors to the neo-liberal slash-backs of the 1980s. Who knew it was possible to write an epic panorama of the welfare state?’ – Peter Baldwin, UCLA and NYU, USA

About: Alvin Finkel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 13 history books including Working People in Alberta: A History, History of the Canadian Peoples, The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion, and Social Policy and Practice in Canada: A History. He is president of the Alberta Labour History Institute, professor emeritus of History at Athabasca University, and half of the writing team of Change Alberta. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > CMHA - Edmonton Region.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER https://edmonton.cmha.ca/ | Position: Maintenance Team Lead | Position: Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061-$57,324 | Closing Date: January 24, 2019 | TO APPLY: Please submit CV/with covering letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Thanks!

Job Summary | The Maintenance Team Lead is accountable to the Manager, Housing Services & Peer Support and is responsible for the overall maintenance operations and supervision of the maintenance staff of the organization. In addition this position is responsible for the performance of general & specialized building/grounds maintenance tasks & projects. This position is also responsible to manage/maintain a preventative maintenance program at all properties within the organizations portfolio.

Qualifications/Experience | • A post-secondary certificate in a related field and/or trade is required • At least five years’ experience in a maintenance position and/or related field with increasing areas of supervision and responsibility • At least two years of personnel supervision experience • Preferably some experience working in the non-profit sector • Working knowledge of MS Office software programs • Working knowledge of YARDI Property Management Software • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check • Attainment and maintenance of Standard First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and WHMIS • Possession of a class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with $2M in automobile liability insurance.

Skills/Abilities | • Demonstrated ability in a supervisory role • Demonstrated ability in preventative maintenance management at multiple locations • Demonstrated knowledge of building maintenance and repair • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solving skills • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate legislation such as the Residential Tenancies Act, Alberta Housing Act, Social Housing Accommodations Regulations, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Safety Codes Act, The Occupations Health and Safety legislation for the Province of Alberta, Public Health Act and the Alberta Fire Code • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in written form • Ability to work with others and independently • Proven problem solving and organizational skills in a management environment • Demonstrated understanding of mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; crisis intervention. –

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TALK with Litzy Baeza | Jan. 18, 2018.


LITZY BAEZA | Friday January 18, 2019Ethno-Cultural Diversity & Inclusion: What is it? | Orange Room, The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150-100 St. | Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon | Admission: a $10.00 donation welcomed. | RSVP by Jan. 17, to: leocamposa@gmail.com or call him at: 780.474.6058.  

| About: Litzy Baeza has over 15 years of experience in international education & development. She has worked at various post-secondary institutions in Canada and has lived/worked overseas in different capacities. She has extensive experience in the field of intercultural diversity/inclusion & has done consulting for various organizations/institutions helping them increase their practices in intercultural competency. We are delighted to have her illuminate our own journey of diversity & inclusion.

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