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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


EQUI-TEA CATERING | Based in Edmonton, AB, we’re a social enterprise operated by the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op. For the past year, we have enjoyed serving you all with the food we most love ourselves through Equi-tea Catering! It has brought us much joy and sense of fulfillment. We look forward to serving you more good food at your future gatherings and functions – with a small difference. Get in touch and we will help make sure you are ordering a good selection of delicious food for your meeting/gathering. Visit our site: http://mchb.org/programs/equi-tea-multicultural-catering/ (or) call Nhan at 780.991.2799 for details. Thank You & Blessings in 2017!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

LIFE’S THIRD ACT: A Time for Personal Integration.

LIFE’S THIRD ACT: A Time for Personal Integration
6 week Small Group Discussion Hosted by Mary & Kathleen | In our youth-oriented society, to become older is to become invisible. Yet, at 60 many of us will have another three decades of life to be lived. How will we choose to be in Life’s Third Act? Join us for a unique opportunity to spend six evenings with other like-minded and curious women, exploring the opportunities and issues of your Third Act. Circle back and revision your experiences and in that process reconnect to who you deeply are, acknowledge your wisdom, reclaim your Self and celebrate your Legacy.   

You will be invited to: Review your life through the eyes of today; Identify significant events and people that have shaped your life; Surface fears and challenge old limitations; Recognize what’s holding you back; Move beyond old stereotypes to plan for a time for opportunity and freedom; Acknowledge and celebrate your journey, choice making, and influencing.

Dates: February 13, March 01, March 15, March 29, April 19, and April 26, 2017 | Time: 6:45 - 9:15 PM | Location: 1106 Twin Brooks Pointe, Edmonton | Cost: Early bird $199.00 + GST until Jan. 20. Note: After January 20, $249.00 + GST. | Facilitators: Mary Johnson | email: mary@bridgeworkscoaching.ca & Kathleen Johnston | email: kj@kathleenjohnston.com | Join Us!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

FUNDAMENTALS of FUNDRAISING | January 27-28, 2017.

Fundamentals of Fundraising | January 27 & 28, 2017

Created for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience, the Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of 7 modules designed by experience fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. This 16 hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience substantive and enjoyable. The time for both days is 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are included in the registration. Participants are responsible for their own lunch – lunch is not provided. Registration Deadline: Friday Jan. 20, 2017 at 11:55p.m. | Location: St. John’s Institute, 11024-82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

What will I learn? | This course will introduce fundraisers to the fundamental concepts and techniques involving: overview of fundraising; developing an integrated fundraising program; building & sustaining relationships; marketing for ongoing success; securing the Gift; volunteer partners in fundraising; management & accountability.

For further details, contact: Heather Manning
E: info@afpedmonton.ca | Telephone: 780.960.4188

Monday, September 5, 2016


BOOKKEEPING SERVICES FOR NON PROFITS | Are you looking for a total and accurate understanding of your organization’s financial health? If your answer is a resounding “yes” then, I am committed to helping you to build and strengthen your accounting & payroll system by providing a comprehensive bookkeeping service | Who am I? – An ethical, methodical, knowledgeable professional with experience in payroll, business analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, auditing, quality assurance, strategic planning, performance measurements (KPIs), and project management. 

Context: Working for several years in the not-for-profit sector has given me an understanding of how difficult it is to obtain and raise funds, and the obligation of using those funds both wisely and adhering to funders’ program guidelines. 

Services Offered: Daily business transactions entries · Payroll including T4s, payroll source deduction remittances, and ROE preparation · Financial statements · Budget preparation and reports as required by board of directors · Grants management · Donor management · Year-end preparation · Work with you auditor to assist with annual audit · GST preparation and filing · Registered charity information return. If you interested in my services, please contact me directly at: luishv@shaw.ca | Thanks!

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