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Saturday, September 17, 2016

EDMONTON: Peruvian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser | Oct. 2016.

EDMONTON | Peruvian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser for Standing Up for Peruvian Children | Saturday, October 8th Doors at 5:30 | Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lower Hall, 10037 84 Ave, Edmonton | Tickets $35 each, two for $60 Children six to ten $15, Under six free | All proceeds to non-profit agencies working with children in Arequipa. Peru | About: Standing Up For Peruvian Children Foundation (SUPC) is a non-profit society started by Marcia Tait, an Edmonton social work instructor at NorQuest College and students from the College's social work program, to provide support for agencies in Arequipa, Peru. 

For more information visit: www.supcsociety.com or contact them by email at: supcsociety@gmail.com | Tickets available through YEGLive: 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

EDMONTON: Fall - Winter Wellness Programs | 2016.

Star of the North Retreat Centre
Fall – Winter Wellness Programs
3A St. Vital Ave. St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1
To register: 780.459.5511 | e: reception@starofthenorth.ca
See website for more information: www.starofthenorth.ca

A. Things Hidden: The Bible as Spirituality with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie | How we relate to anything is how we relate to everything. The whole Bible is a school of relationship. An all too common selective reading of the Bible deprives many of experiencing the beauty and depth of an ever-growing relationship with the Great Mystery of God. This retreat, based on the writings of Richard Rohr, approaches the Bible as a developing relationship with a God who slowly reveals God’s self. Through presentations, music, prayer and contemplation, this retreat will help us understand that while love is the goal, faith is the process of getting there, and hope is the willingness to live without resolution or closure |  7 pm Fri Sep 16 to 4 pm Sat Sep 17 | Live in: $135 | Commute: $95 | After Sept. 9 registration deadline add $10.

B. Offering Effective Support During Grieving with Dr. Jane Simington | While loss and death are all around us many feel inadequately prepared to help another during times of grief. During this evening presentation you will: Advance your knowledge of the impact of grief on body, mind, emotion and spirit. Gain skills to help someone during initial sorrow. Learn effective strategies to help grievers move forward on their healing journey. Dr. Jane Simington is a therapist, educator, author, and keynote presenter. She is the developer of the Grief Support Certification training program | Wed Sept. 21 |7-9:30 pm | Fee: $20 | After Sept. 9 registration deadline $25.

C. Away Days with Sandy Prather | Sometimes it is good to get away. When we get away, we step back from the ordinary routine. We rest and relax; we allow ourselves to be renewed. We take time simply ‘to be,’ instead of always ‘doing.’ We have time for listening and learning, sharing and reflecting. Each Away Day Retreat will focus on a different contemporary spiritual book. Through a combination of presentations and reflective time, we will explore the themes and ideas of the authors, and apply their insights to our lives. It is not necessary to have read the books. Thurs Sept. 22: Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life. Cardinal Walter Kasper, 2014 | Thurs Oct. 20: Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue, 2004  | Thurs Nov. 17: Tattoos  on the Heart: the Power of Boundless Compassion. Gregory Boyle, 2011 | 9:30 am – 3 pm $40 | After registration deadline of ONE WEEK before each session: $45. 

D. Twilight Recovery Evenings with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie | Fellowship, faith and self-awareness are three components integral to working the 12 Steps and living a life of sobriety, joyous and free. The Star of the North is offering an opportunity to experience all three as a twilight retreat on a monthly basis, starting in September 2016. These evenings, facilitated by Sylvain L., will combine an optional dinner, input, support group sharing, and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting new venture of personal growth on your 12 Step healing journey. The evenings are open to anyone either in the program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about the recovery process | Sept. 22, Oct 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 15 | 7-9pm | $10 | With optional dinner (6pm): $25 | After registration deadline ONE WEEK PRIOR to each date add $5.

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

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