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Thursday, March 23, 2017

BOARD RECRUITING | The Candora Society | 03.23.17.

BOARD RECRUITING | The Candora Society of Edmonton www.candorasociety.com is seeking Volunteer Board Members interested in supporting the organization, at the board level & in partnership with community members. The Candora Society is a community-based organization in N.E. Edmonton that works together with community residents to effect positive change in their lives and the community. The organization has a long history of grass-roots community development that is built upon a participatory learning approach and relationship based practice to help affect positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Vision Statement | Candora is a positive ongoing presence where individuals, participants and staff have the skills and resources they need to build self-sufficient and prosperous lives in a healthy community.

Key Responsibilities of our Governance Board: Hiring the Executive Director, to operate the Society; Regulating employees’ duties and setting their salaries; Making policies for managing and operating the Society; Approving an annual budget for the Society; Approving contracts for the society; Making policies, rules, and regulations for operating the Society and using its facilities and assets; Ensuring that the Society assets  and property are maintained and protected; Ensuring all expenses for operation and managing the Society are paid; Ensuring that any extra monies are invested; Ensuring that the operations of the Society are financed; Ensuring that all accounts and financial records of the Society are maintained; Appointing legal counsel as necessary; Without limiting the general responsibilities of the Board, delegating its powers and duties to the Executive Director of the Society.

Term: Two Years | Commitment: Nine (monthly) meetings per year & AGM. All those interested or seeking more information can contact The Candora Society's Board Chair, Cynthia Johnsongcjohnson@telusplanet.net by May 31, 2017.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SCREENING: The Mask You Live In | Edmonton, 04.01.17. |

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN | April 01, 2017 | In partnership with the City of Edmonton's Gender-Based Violence Prevention Initiative, Men Edmonton (ME) invites you to the exclusive screening of The Mask You Live In, 04.01.17. 4:00pm at the Garneau Theatre. Panel discussion + light refreshments follows.

The Mask You Live In https://youtu.be/hc45-ptHMxo is a documentary following the lives of young men as they negotiate the strict expectations of manhood. These expectations include the rejection of emotions/genuine relationships, which correlate to men’s higher rates of mental illness, suicide & violent crime. 

The Mask You Live In ultimately demonstrates the need to raise a healthier generation of boys/young men, and how this could be achieved. The screening will lead to an engaging panel discussion of diverse, local leaders, focusing on how gendered expectations constrain and contour the lives of boys and men.

Panel Discussion: moderated by Ryan Jespersen, 630 CHED host & active philanthropist. Panelists come with a range of backgrounds, experiences and knowledge, as well as their passion for change. Vulnerable & open, panelists will speak about their experiences negotiating masculinity in their own lives, the broader social forces shaping masculinity, and how they hope to transform it. Panelist will include: David Shepherd, MLA for Edmonton-Centre; Ryan King, Edmonton Eskimos; Dr David Long, King’s University; Phil Campiou, Indigenous Elder and Kala Sritharan, Activist.

RECEPTION | A unique opportunity to meet & network with other caring professionals & community leaders. Join Us! Get your tickets here: maskyoulivein2017.eventbrite.ca or contact: info@menedmonton.org | Thanks!

Monday, March 13, 2017

COMMUNITY ECONOMICS with MLA Annie McKitrick | 03.27.17. |

March 27, 2017 – 2:00pm. @ Massawa Café & Bistro
10153 – 97 Street: http://massawacafe.com/ | Edmonton.
Presented by: Wayfinders Business Cooperative ® 

About Our Guest: Annie McKitrick was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sherwood Park on May 5, 2015. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Alberta's Heritage Savings Trust Fund and has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future. Join us!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MBA – Information Session | Monday March 13, 2017 | Time: 10:15 am and 12:15 pm in rm WB312, HP Centre, NAIT  5:15 pm and 6:15 in rm WA112, HP Centre, NAIT | You are invited to attend an information session about the MBA in Community Economic Development Program, that is being delivered by Cape Breton University in Edmonton: on alternate weekends at NAIT.

Context: The program resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses. It attracts learners who wish to make a difference in their organizations/communities. The MBA in CED program caters to working people who need flexibility to complete a post-graduate degree program in less than two years on a part-time basis.

Program Highlights: Flexible delivery. Learners can take all courses in quality face-to-face classes on select weekends, at NAIT's Campus. Quality: This graduate program has received the written approval of Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Acclaimed faculty from across Canada. 

Contact: If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact George Karaphillis, Director of MBA CED Program, Cape Breton University at 1.902.563.1467 | E: mba@cbu.ca or contact Nancy Frederick at NAIT 780.471.8362 | E: nfrederi@nait.ca

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


ENGLISH TEACHERS | Join Us! Cultural Connections Institute/The Learning Exchange offers free support and materials for volunteer English teachers/tutors! Are you a community-based English tutor/teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers? 

We would like to support you! Come to one of our free workshops and receive training, lesson plans, and a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials aimed at Beginner learners. Workshops take place on alternating Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Note: Light breakfast/lunch included. For more information and to register, please visit us here: https://www.teachbel.org/workshops/ 

About: Cultural Connections Institute or The Learning Exchange www.cci-lex.ca is a non-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents & citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction & the exchange of cultural knowledge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Board Leadership Edmonton! Last chance to register! Deadline registration extended to February 27 for this year’s Board Leadership Governance Fundamentals | Don’t wait any longer – register today! This event has sessions for board members who are looking to enhance their governance skills, or are new to non-profit board roles. We offer a variety of sessions/networking opportunities addressing non-profit board fundamentals & trends emerging in the sector. For registration & full details about the sessions and speakers visit: boardleadership.ca

Date: March 04, 2017 @ Robbins Health Learning Centre, Edmonton, AB | 8:00 – 3:30 | Registration is $99 | Or Group rate 5 for $396. Don’t wait to register - some sessions have a limited number of seats available. Note: Know someone who should attend? Share this with your networks/contacts.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

SOLIDARITY with CHILE | March 04, 2017 |

SOLIDARITY with CHILE | March 04th 2017 at the Ukrainian Centre 
11018 – 97 St., Edmonton | Join us in support of the victims of the devastating wildfires in Chile. Tix. $5.00 | Solidarity Coupons: $20 & $50.00 | For tickets & Information, please call: Mario 780.462.6964 (or) Monica 780.461.5179 (or) Ruth 780.405.3505 | Live music; dance, Latin foods, and more! Schedule | 1:00pm Lunch on Sale | 4:00pm Solidarity Concert | 9:00pm Dance Party until midnight. Organized by: Chilenos Levantamos Chile Edmonton. Join Us!