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Friday, September 17, 2021


CBU MBA in Community Economic Development | The Cape Breton University (CBU) MBA in Community Economic Development has been delivered face-to-face in Edmonton on weekends for 20 years, and is fully accredited by the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology. 

With classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, the CBU MBA program in Edmonton caters to people who need flexibility to balance work, family & studies. All courses are delivered 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 months. 

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. This MBA is accessible for non-degree applicants who have significant managerial experience, as well as for applicants with non-business degree backgrounds. 

For a preliminary assessment of your program eligibility & potential GMAT waiver, email your resume and unofficial transcript(s) to: mba@cbu.ca ||| CBU offers its unique MBA degree in 5 cities across Canada: Edmonton, Saskatoon, Brandon, Toronto, and Sydney. 

For more info. contact: mba@cbu.ca ||| IMPORTANT: Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, weekend classes will continue using synchronous technologies such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. In person weekend classes will resume when it is deemed appropriate. Join us for an Information Session: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cbu-mba-weekends-at-nait-tickets-170481282104 ...

Wednesday, July 21, 2021




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Clear English speech in most working & professional contexts is essential to move forward at any level. Please join this engaging program: English Pronunciation Clarity & Speaking Effectiveness | This Three-Level program gives students the ability to choose how they will speak English. 

1. Pronunciation - Correct sounds by using English tongue positions and muscles skills. 2. Linking & Rhythm - Speak words in meaningful phrases. Hear clearly what others say. 3. Fluency and Presentation - Self correct for meaning, accuracy and giving speeches. 

Classes on Zoom – Details | 1 on 1 individual classes, 1-hour/week x12 lessons $1300.00. GST & Materials included. Discount for Level 2 and 3 classes $1170.00ea when ordered with level 1-Pronunciation. Easy monthly payments available

Individuals arrange a start date. Groups of 2 people 1-hour/week x 12 classes. $680 each GST & Materials included. 

Group Start Date: August 19, 2021, 6-7 pm. Groups of 3-5 people 1.5-hour/week x 12 classes. $512 each GST & Materials included. Group Start Date: August 17, 2021 6-7:30pm. 

Payment – by INTERACT e-Transfer ONLY. Full details, please email Peggy: peggy@talkeasyu.com

Friday, June 25, 2021


| ECALA www.ecala.org | Position: PD Coordinator | Term: 21 hours per week (Part-time) | 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 and literacy initiatives. ECALA provides funding and support based on the mandate of Alberta Advanced Education Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Grant. 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 create and design resources? Do you have experience in coordinating workshops for educators and volunteers?

 The PD Coordinator part-time position will report to the Executive Director and collaborate with the PD Specialist to meet the learning and training needs of educators and volunteers who facilitate learning opportunities for adult foundational learners in Alberta. The Professional Development (PD) Coordinator will support the PD Specialist with the day-to-day administration, coordination, and implementation of ECALA’s Grant Recipient’s Learning and Training Plan. Visit www.ecala.org to review the Position Description. 

ECALA supports efforts to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplace, Board of Directors, and grant recipients. All adults who demonstrate they have the required competencies, education and experience listed in the Position Description are encouraged to apply.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, education, and other similar non-profit organizations. 

 Key qualifications: Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Forms, PowerPoint, Publisher, SharePoint, etc.); Experience and proficiency in using Mail Chimp, WordPress, CANVA, and other online content creation platforms; Experience and accuracy in data entry, database management, drafting correspondence, website posts, blogs, and producing e-newsletters; Experience in using web-based virtual meeting software including Zoom, Teams and Google Meets’; Demonstrate a clear understanding of adult literacy and foundational life skill training methodology and theory; Diploma or course work in related field, such as administration, adult education, professional development, or education; An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered. 

DEADLINE: Monday, July 26, 2021, or until a suitable candidate is found. To apply please forward resume + cover letter with salary expectations by email to: ed@ecala.org | Please include “PD Coordinator” in the subject line.

Saturday, June 12, 2021


Live Online | 6th Conference | Community Innovation & Social Enterprise July 8, 2021 | Presented by Cape Breton University, Community Economic Dev. Institute  & Shannon School of Business. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Serena Nguyen, Director, People Experience and Strategy, MaRS Discovery District, and E. D. at the Coalition of Innovation Leaders against Racism (CILAR). 

👌 Our distinguished speaker, together with presenters and panelists, offer a program that will prove to be Intellectually stimulating, informative and relevant to  your community’s interest: • Navigating the COVID-19 Disruption (Panel Discussion) • Affordable Housing • Local Food Security and the Pandemic … ||| 

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-innovation-and-social-enterprise-conference-2021-registration-143859265937 ... ||| Further info: 902.563.1664Email: CED_conference@cbu.ca ||| Thank You - Merci!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Board Recruiting 2021

Visit: https://cci-lex.ca/volunteers/

Cultural Connections Institute 

– The Learning Exchange 

We are looking for new volunteer board members! We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization that specializes in providing accessible English language classes for adult newcomers of all immigration statuses with an emphasis on community-building and cultural exchange. The CCI-LEX Board of Directors is a Governance Board. 

Volunteer board members assist the organization with policy creation and overall strategic planning and direction to ensure the quality and sustainability of language programming that has a positive community impact. We are looking for two board members with experience in fund development and/or community building to support CCI-LEX's mission to build an exciting, multicultural, and positive learning environment that fosters community connections and belonging for adult newcomers. 

We welcome candidates with knowledge in fund development to assist the school's strategic priorities in developing various stewardship strategies, building and cultivating relationships with the Edmonton community, partners, and stakeholders to ensure financial sustainability. We are also seeking community builders to help us create new linkages and connections with newcomer groups and cultural organizations. We strive to create a diverse board with multiple perspectives and backgrounds. We encourage community builders from all communities and cultures to apply.    

For more details on the role and to see the full posting, please visit our website and the volunteer section. Interested candidates should submit a CV & letter of interest (saved as one file) to the Board’s HR Committee, care of Mr. C.W. Chung: Bobyoung789@gmail.com by April 06, 2020. 

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. CCI-LEX values diversity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, LGBTQ+, and people of Indigenous descent.

Sunday, March 7, 2021


CONTEXT MATTERS | Most people enjoy getting things done; others appreciate deep thinking, and others aim to have both manifests at certain times, particularly in times of stress or a dramatically changing world. People explore ways of making things work, of being productive in their own trades, professions or creative endeavours and try, sometimes with a certain naiveté, to get ready for anything.

 RESILIENCE & SURVIVAL | Then reality comes along demolishing our plans, our most genuine hopes and deepest aspirations – giving us in the process time to mourn the losses, regroup, heal and – most importantly – reconnect with the people that really matter in our lives. At a recent Zoom Café-Conversation a group of friendly colleagues wanted to explore the meaning of “gratitude” – in the framework of our core values and priorities. 

REASSESSING THE JOURNEY | Given today’s realities, COVID19 et-all, manifesting our gratitude comes from a deepening understanding that whatever we do both personally and collectively we are indeed interconnected – and it invites us to reassess our goals, strive to overcome our anxieties, our fears and sometimes overwhelming sense of confusion. And that, according to many wise people, is the precise moment to ground ourselves in the wondrous recognition of how remarkable life on this planet is and how essential it has become to truly re-examine the state of our world and our country in it. 

PRINCIPLED COMPASS | Gratitude is not necessarily just contemplation and pondering in reverence, but it is also the possibility of a renewal of our essence as humans and our diverse creative imagination. The world at the end of this pandemic won’t be the same; thus, in my opinion, entering in a large public & interpersonal dialogue as to the learnings of this “COVID19 wake-up-call” no matter how painful, is vital. 

RE-FOCUS | A community and a deepening practice of gratitude is one luminous manifestation of the talking, and listening actively that may have come with COVID19 and the past 12 months. In the midst of the pandemic, economic collapses and serious mental health issues, the Canadian state has responded extraordinarily well to the needs and fears of our fellow-citizens. 

TUNING-IN | From now on, I’d like to believe, we should be much better prepared, “tuned-in” as a country, indeed as a planet, for the next round of challenges we know will come. In the meantime, I am grateful to have a group of trusting friendly colleagues to chat and explore these issues. How about you? Share your thoughts when you have a moment ...