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Thursday, January 18, 2018

COACHING & EMPOWERMENT: BridgeWorks Consulting 2018 |

COACHING & EMPOWERMENT | BridgeWorks Consulting – my work is about connecting you to your potential. This is achieved through coaching, group facilitation + programs I’ve developed. Foundational in supporting my work are the values I operate from … 

| AutonomyNot being bound by old rules and conditioning. Challenge your thinking and way of showing up in the world | Purposefulness: Being deliberate and discerning in what moves your life forward | Co-creationWe shape our experience by setting events in motion with our thoughts, words and deeds OR by willingly working with what shows up | CaringAt any given moment are all doing the best we know how. Be easier on yourself and others | WonderThe universe is elegant and loves to surprise us. Pause and be delighted! Visit: http://www.bridgeworkscoaching.ca J MJ

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE 2018 | Edmonton & Beyond ...

·       THE OTHER CANCUN! | JOSE CASTILLO TRAVELS | Hola: I run a small tourist service based in Cancun (Mexico) – I have several years of experience offering the services of transportation and private excursions to the main parks/archaeological zones of Cancun and Peninsula of Yucatan. You can trust my experience, knowledge & expertise – my mission is to do a friendly, effective and efficient job. I am also known for hosting and organizing quality private and cultural excursions. Always committed to meeting the needs of my customers I can tailor excursion packages suitable to your needs. Service, trust and competitive pricing are my values, ensuring the best quality of experience. To discuss your travel plans, do get in touch in confidence at: josecato18@hotmail.com | Tel: 521.998.136.7457 | Note: for prompt attention, use Code CGM-LCA.

·       AFFORDABLE CANCUN | Looking for a get-away in a remarkable place? Eco excursions; Mayan communities; culture, arts & crafts; archeological sites, people and communities? Lovely rental home available in a safe, clean and friendly neighborhood – weekly and monthly rates. Bookings from February 01, 2018 onwards! For details and further information, please contact: Carmen G. Miranda at 780.267.1220 | email: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com | Thank You! |

·       INTERCULTURAL TRAINING | The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative offers tailor-made meaningful workshops and training opportunities for organizations to gain awareness and skills about culturally responsive practice and collaboration. For details, visit: http://mchb.org/programs/cultural-competency (or) call: 780.423.1973

·       TRANSLATION & TUTORING SERVICES | Spanish – English – Spanish | For details: 780.474.6058 | e: leocamposa@gmail.com | www.tcng.ca

·       QUALITY & AFFORDABLE DENTAL WORK in CANCUN | Dr. Hugo Soberanis, an excellent & affordable professional and his team is seeking new clients, see: https://www.facebook.com/dentista.cancun ... For full details, email him directly at: hugosoberanis@hotmail.com | Note: for prompt attention, please use Code CGM-LCA. | Thank You! Gracias!

·       RELIABLE CLEANING SERVICE | Hola! I am available for residential cleaning services. If you need something done or if you know anyone who may, I would be grateful to know. I am affordable and a conscientious worker. Call 780.267.1220 | email: mdcarmengm67@gmail.com

·       EQUI-TEA MULTICULTURAL CATERING | We’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative. Check our menu & let us be part of your event. Visit: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering | (or) give us a call at: 780.991.2799

·       FOOD LITERACY | Wish to explore a program where seniors and senior high school students get together to learn from and support each other? Activities include walking, playing music, dancing, cooking, dining, reading, talking, painting, etc. Info: 780.438.3060 | e: bsabet@shaw.ca | Thanks!

·       WAYFINDERS BUSINESS COOPERATIVE | Navigating the 21st Century Together | Our vision is to provide access to a variety of services to help you manage your business and/or your organization. Membership will enable you to use co-op resources to optimize the value you offer while earning appropriate returns. As a co-operative, Wayfinders does not exist to maximize shareholder profits but to provide the best available range of services to members at a reasonable cost. To join and learn further details, please visit: http://www.wayfindersbuscoop.com/index.php

Monday, January 8, 2018


Star of the North Retreat Centre Programs
Register at: www.starofthenorth.ca | 780.459.5511

·       TLC for Caregivers | An afternoon of quiet reflection and some sharing and rest to honour those who are in for the long haul of caring for someone with little ability to care for themselves. Take time to honour the feelings that come with selfless giving and compassion and to spend time with others who understand the wave of emotions that are often mixed with sorrow and joy on the continuing journey. Facilitator Helen Gledhow. Date: Wed Jan 24, 1-4 pm | $25 (Subsidy available).

·       Slow Down! Retreat Days with Sandy Prather | Take time to rest your body and refresh your spirit. Each retreat day consists of thought-provoking presentations on a spiritual topic combined with ample time for personal reflection and prayer. Dates – Thurs January 18: “How I Love Your Word!” Soaking in Scripture | Thurs March 15: Leaning Into Lent: Daring to go Deep | Thurs April 19: “Pack Nothing!”: Travel Notes for the Journey. 9:30 to 3 pm. $40/retreat day (includes lunch).

·       Writing Our Sacred Lives from Sacred Earth | Do you dream of writing? These four sessions will provide input, time for writing, and time for sharing. The focus will be on a connection of our individual lives to the land, our planet & the cosmos: a contemplative ecological approach. Come explore the life-lines of your life in a prayerful, reflective space. Facilitators: Anita Allsopp & Lucie Leduc | Dates – Feb. 1: What waters are you from? | Feb. 8: The gift of tears | Feb. 15: The home landscape | Feb. 22: At home, always a stranger. | Times: 7:00pm – 9:00pm | $80 for 4 week session.

·       St. Paul: Accepting the Challenge to Follow ‘The Way’ | This 30 minute live theatre piece shares St. Paul’s conversion experience, of how he was filled with God's Light and Love and was sent on an amazing journey! The performance is followed by a reflection/talk-back session. Facilitated by: Paul Punyi, Rooney Punyi Educational Theatre: www.interviewhistory.ca | Date: Wed Feb 7, 2018 | Time: 7:30-9 pm | $25.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: Full-time | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 annually with extended health benefits | Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday | Context: 211 is an AIRS accredited 24-hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. The 211 Community Resource Department (CRD) works with community partners to describe their services in a way that callers can easily find the services they are looking for. The 211 CRD manages the information and referral data utilized by 211. Community Resource Specialists identify and research new and updated community services information to respond to the changing needs and resources of communities served.

·       Responsibilities | • Maintains digital information records in a computerized dBase of community, government & social services to ensure easy availability of current, accurate information by: • Identifying/researching new and updated information on community services • Ensuring new/updated information is entered in dBase • Ensuring data is entered accurately, consistent & within the data standards • Ensuring consistent application of taxonomy • Identifying and reporting issues surrounding the display of records, ease of use, and operation of agency-used information and referral databases • Developing, documenting/updating procedures for records management • Supplying new & updated information to staff • Participating in examining policy regarding inclusion/exclusion criteria.

·       Education/Experience | • Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education/training/experience • Experience in data entry and records management • Experience in the use of information and referral systems including taxonomy,

·       Skills, Abilities and Attitude | • Strong computer skills • Strong written communication skills, proofreading and editing skills • Ability to work independently • Ability to maintain effective, cooperative working relationships • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations • Ability to research, assimilate, organize and summarize information • Strong attention to detail • Strong understanding of data entry principles • Good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. 

TO APPLY | Forward CV/cover letter in confidence by email to: main@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: 01.07.18 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Newcomer Seniors Project Edmonton

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Employment Broker – Newcomer Seniors | Terms: Part-time (20 hours per week) | Context: The Employment Broker – Newcomer Seniors works with Sage Seniors Association,(Sage) the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (MCHB), and Gateway Association to help newcomer seniors enhance their work search skills, develop workforce connections + secure customized employment opportunities. It is part of an innovative "prototype" seeking to assist seniors of immigrant and refugee backgrounds to address the chronic poverty they live in. 

Furthermore; the role of the Employment Broker is rooted in the principles of social justice and equity, and works within an anti-oppressive practice framework, with a focus on intercultural competent practice. It is a position funded for 3 years by Vital Signs Grant of Edmonton Community Foundation.

·      Responsibilities include, the following: individual employment discovery/job carving support for newcomer seniors; complete intake of newcomer seniors through discovery process to better understand their skills, strengths/interests, as well as potential barriers & necessary accommodations relating to employment and cultural knowledge in the Canadian context; identify and build relationships with potential industries and employers and work with both employers and newcomer seniors to find a good employment fit; work with receptive employers to carve out customized paid opportunities that meet the needs of newcomer seniors; identify potential barriers to employment participation and work to overcome them; support employer and newcomer seniors through job search and on-boarding process unique to each individual situation, and provide ongoing supports towards a healthy working relationship.

·      Cross-cultural education and bridging between newcomer seniors and employers – In collaboration with the MCHB's, develop and provide support in cultural competency training, overcoming language barriers and minimizing cultural misunderstandings through mentoring and coaching, supporting open communication, and problem solving with employers and newcomer senior employees.

·      Collaborate with colleagues at Sage, MCHB, Gateway, and other senior-serving organizations – Build relationships and a network of support among colleagues; along with the MCHB's provide cultural and language bridging between service providers and seniors on a case-by-case basis; be available as cultural resource persons for intercultural cultural competency staff training; be part of the on-going collaborative efforts among the partner organizations; Identify recurring systemic and policy issues that are inherent in the day-to-day support for seniors; connect and build relationships with natural and formal community leaders to strengthen the support within community for newcomer seniors; connect newcomer seniors to non-employment resources and social services; build relationships & represent the project and partner organizations as needed.

·      Evaluation & Client Data CollectionConduct ongoing project evaluation as outlined by the Program Logic Model and contribute to reporting and knowledge mobilization efforts.  Capture relevant client data for project learning and program planning.

WHO MAY APPLY: we are looking for an individual who has a deep interest in cross-cultural relationship development, enjoys being with seniors of divers culturally background, is humble and highly creative in seeking solutions to challenges, as well as comfortable with conflict and ambiguity. Salary Range: Up to $31,200 per annum.

TO APPLY | Submit CV in confidence to: yvonnechiu@shaw.ca by December 31, 2017. If you have any questions, kindly contact Yvonne at: 780.423.1973 |

Friday, December 8, 2017

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Temple Beth Ora Edmonton | 01.31.18 |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Temple Beth Ora Edmonton | Position: Synagogue Coordinator | Context: This half time (20 hours per week) position of Synagogue Coordinator at Temple Beth Ora Edmonton is at the centre of operations of the congregation. Accountable to the VP-Administration of the TBO board, the coordinator is responsible for the organizational management and administrative support of the synagogue and will also work closely with the Rabbi to provide support to volunteer committees and to programming. 

The successful candidate will be a self starter and will have demonstrated proficiency in organizing and managing an information system and skills in program coordination and problem-solving. Also essential are strong people skills for engaging volunteers and effective verbal and written communication. Knowledge of Jewish traditions and culture will be highly desirable. Bookkeeping experience would be an asset. 

TO APPLY | Please reply in confidence by January 31, 2018 to: The Hiring Committee, Temple Beth Ora, 12313-105 Ave., Edmonton Alberta T5N 0Y5 (or) email: office@templebethora.org  | Web: www.templebethora.org | Thank You!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CED EDMONTON | MBA Information Sessions - December 2017 |

CED MBA – NAIT INFORMATION SESSIONS | MBA in Community Economic Development | Wednesday, December 6, at  5 :00 and 7:00 pm in Room WA110, NAIT main campus | Thursday, December 07, at 10:00 am in Room X216; 12:00 pm  in Room WA114; and 5:00 pm in Room WA110, NAIT main campus. > You are invited to attend an information session about the MBA in Community Economic Development Program 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 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: Acclaimed faculty from across Canada. This graduate program has received the 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. 

Contact: If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact Barrie Riome, Director of MBA|CED Program, CBU by email at: mba@cbu.ca (or) Nancy Frederick at NAIT 780.471.8362 | e: nfrederi@nait.ca