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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ALBERTA WORKSHOPS: Health & Safety for New Alberta Workers |

WORKSHOPS: New Alberta Workers | Improving Workplace Health and Safety for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers – About: New Alberta Workers is a province wide program provided by the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre in partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary. Workshops’ content is tailored to meet each group's need.

We provide FREE workshops to support New to Alberta workers (Temporary Foreign Workers, immigrants and refugees) and those who support them to know more about how to improve workplace health and safety and to better understand our rights as workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We have had great success providing the workshop with learners engaged in a number of programs with immigrant serving agencies, ethno-cultural community organizations and Community Adult Learning Councils across the province. We would be VERY pleased to provide the workshop for your community members or to participants in your programs!

What will you learn? Some workers may find it difficult to speak up about workplace health and safety issues. New Alberta Workers workshop provides information and resources that help workers to better understand and exercise their rights. Topics include: Information about occupational health and safety; How to identify workplace dangers and hazards; Rights and Responsibilities – The Three Worker Rights; The Right to Refuse process; The best ways workers can protect themselves; Resources (where to get help) including Workers’ Compensation Board.

We have done our best to develop resources and to deliver the program in an accessible and interactive manner for EAL/ESL participants at the intermediate and advanced levels. For basic EAL learners, our workshop facilitators can deliver the program in a variety of languages, including Tagalog, Russian and Spanish. We will also work with you to provide translation into first language, when necessary. The workshop is interactive and includes skits, and small and large group activities.

Length: 1.5 -2 hours any day of the week (including weekends) or time of day (including evenings) | Cost: FREE | Maximum number of participants in a session: 20. PLEASE NOTE: The NAW program fits very well within ESL/EAL, job preparation, citizenship and other existing programs supporting newcomers.  We would NOT suggest marketing it as a stand alone program. 

INFO: If you would like to learn more about the New Alberta Workers program or to schedule a workshop, please contact Lori Shortreed, Program Coordinator at 780.486.9009 | Toll free: 1.888.729.4879 or by email to: info@newalbertaworkers.org

Friday, June 10, 2016

SPINAL CORD INJURY ALBERTA | Special Event | Summer 2016!

SPECIAL EVENT – SUMMER 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury Alberta (SCI Alberta) is where Albertans can turn following a life-altering spinal cord injury or other physical disability. SCI Alberta’s programs provide newly injured Albertans with the services and support necessary to empower them to re-enter the community following their traumatic injury. Using our five areas of focus, SCI Alberta works to guide clients through the many steps and stages of recovery as well as working alongside private/public organizations to ensure that our province is accessible to everyone. 

The Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC Golf Classic is an annual tournament held to raise funds in support of SCI Alberta’s vital services and programs. The tournament, held on August 11, 2016 at the Glendale Golf & Country Club includes a 18-Hole Texas Scramble, auctions, a fabulous steak dinner, complimentary golfer gifts, and tons of prizes to be won! Check out our website for more information about our upcoming tournament, our services, and other ways that you can help us help Alberta: Adjust, Adapt, Thrive! For tickets & Information, visit: http://www.sci-ab.ca/ | click on Events |

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

EDMONTON: Community Economic Development Sessions | June 2016

Presentation on MBA in Community Economic Development
- Monday June 06 at 5pm and 7pm, in room WA112, NAIT Campus
- Tuesday, June 07 at 10am and 12:00 noon, in room WA112, NAIT Campus

You are invited to attend an information session about the MBA in Community Economic Development Program that Cape Breton University is delivering 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 | Thanks!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ACT ALBERTA: BOARD RECRUITING | Deadline: June 17, 2016.

ACT ALBERTA | Board Recruiting | Deadline: June 17, 2016 5:00 pm | Context: The Mission of ACT Alberta is to increase knowledge and awareness on human trafficking, advocate for effective rights-based responses, build capacity of all involved stakeholders, and lead and foster collaboration for joint action against human trafficking. For more information, please visit us online here: http://www.actalberta.org/ | Essentials: Do you have a background in board governance and/or fund development? Do you have an interest in and knowledge of human trafficking? Are you looking for a challenging experience providing direction and insight for an innovative organization working on an emerging issue? We are recruiting committed volunteers (directors) to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2016-2018 term.

Key Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older; Live or work in the city of Edmonton or Edmonton Region; Possess knowledge, interest/experience with not-for-profit organizations, strategic planning, fund development, board governance; Knowledge & successful experience in fund development; Strong business acumen & communication skills; Knowledge of human trafficking and/or related issues such as poverty, racism, human rights, gender based violence, labour and migrants’ rights movements, etc.; Successful candidates must pass a security check; Must be willing to travel out of town (throughout Alberta) for occasional Board Meetings (once or twice per year); Must have access to computer/internet.

Expectations: The Board of Directors meets regularly bi-monthly. These meetings are generally facilitated through telecommunications, but at least once per year the Board meets in person. In addition, Board Members are expected to take part or lead smaller working committees to further the work of the Board. Roughly 10-15 hours per month. TO APPLY – Submit CV/covering letter and 2 current reference letters in confidence by June 17, 2016 to: nominations@actalberta.org

Friday, May 13, 2016

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN | Now Available on Netflix Canada.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Esteemed visitors – we think this new documentary The Mask You Live In | which is now available on Netflix in Canada, would be of interest to you, friends & colleagues. Brilliantly produced by The Representation Project, it aims at fostering constructive conversations about masculinity in our times, and ultimately, at rising a healthier generation of boys and young men. Highly recommended | http://therepresentationproject.org/the-mask-you-live-in-now-on-netflix/ … | LCA

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BOARD RECRUITING: ECALA | Edmonton 2016-2018.

BOARD RECRUITING: ECALA | Do you have a passion for learning? Are you interested in making a difference for adult learners with barriers to learning? The Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a not-for-profit governance board with the mandate to support community-based learning programs in Edmonton. ECALA is a granting organization funded by the Government of Alberta. We are recruiting dedicated and passionate volunteers with diverse backgrounds to serve on the board of directors for the 2016-18 term.

Desired qualifications for ECALA director: must be 18 years of age or older; live or work in the city of Edmonton; possess knowledge, interest, and experience with not-for-profit organizations, board governance, adult learning/literacy; be familiar with adult learning challenges issues in an urban setting such as: language, (EAL/FAL English & French as an Additional Language), trauma, poverty, homelessness; experience with strategic planning/community engagement; social media experience for not-for-profit organizations; successful candidates must pass a security check.

TO APPLY – Submit CV + 3 current reference letters in confidence by May 15, 2016. For a full application process & detailed form please visit us online here: www.ecala.org | Join Us!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BOARD RECRUITING: Edmonton & Southern Alberta | ACCD 2016.

BOARD RECRUITING | The Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities is looking for board members in the SOUTHERN area of the province, as well as EDMONTON and area. Context: Do you have a disability and would like to make a difference in your community? Are you 18 years of age or older and can commit to a 2-year term? Do you have ready access to email? Are you available for monthly conference calls and face-to-face meetings twice a year? Are you familiar with the activities of non-profit organizations, including projects, programs and resource development? Why not put your name forward as a potential volunteer to serve on the board of directors of the Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities, a consumer-directed organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of Albertans with disabilities? For more information, please send enquires to the ACCD offices at: accd@accd.net or call 780.488.9088, or toll-free 1.800.387.2514 | Thank You!