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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Building EMPATHY - Conquering APATHY | May 14-15, 2018 |

Building EMPATHY – Conquering APATHY | Symposium | Edmonton, May 14-15, 2018 | Surviving to Thriving > Mental illness has been avoided many times and in many contexts. But this is changing, as there is stronger evidence good mental health has a wide range of economic, social, and personal benefits. | Keynote Speaker: Wendey Edey, well-known as “The Hope Lady” | Tickets: $35 (students/seniors) - $70 (regular/adults) | Available at: www.eventbrite.ca - BECA 2018 |

Welcome to Building Empathy Conquering Apathy (BECA) 2018, convened by Canadians for a Civil Society. This is our third annual gathering to explore and strengthen common cause and common ground to bolster human dignity and shared values within our communities. In 2018 BECA is addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of some of the most vulnerable among us: refugees, seniors, indigenous Canadians – adolescents and youth. We invite everyone’s participation to address this theme, in a setting that is collaborative, collegial, and designed to encourage learning from one another.

·       On May 14th, Canadians for a Civil Society are pleased to cordially invite you to a reception at the City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill, Edmonton , AB) on the evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm before the symposium opens on May 15th.The event will take place in the main foyer.  This reception will bring together community leaders in an intimate gathering to share ideas.  We hope we will have the honour to have you join us.

·       On May 15th, the symposium will take place at MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre (10910 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and will address the mental health and emotional well-being of the most vulnerable aforementioned, and where you are also cordially invited.

Sponsored by: CANADIANS for a Civil Society
For further information, visit: www.ccsorg.ca

Monday, April 23, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Suicide Grief Support Worker |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Worker | Terms: Full-time | Salary/Wage: $ 41,061.00– $57,323.00 | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Summary | Reporting to the Team Lead, Suicide Grief Support Services, the Suicide Grief Support Worker is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of Suicide Grief Support Services. This includes both Suicide Bereavement Support services and Suicide Caregiver Support Services. Suicide Bereavement Support Services is for people who have lost a loved one to suicide, and it offers a safe place for individuals to share their grief, fears and feelings. Suicide Caregiver Support Services offers in person sessions to provide information and support to those taking care of others who are at risk of attempting suicide, and around caring for oneself during this difficult time. This position provides administrative program support and facilitates the delivery of client-centred services including one on one, family and group support. 

Qualifications/Experience > Related post-secondary Degree (in a Social Science preferred) including coursework in basic counselling skills; Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in counselling, bereavement support, suicide prevention/intervention and/or crisis intervention; Front-line experience in dealing with crisis situations is preferred; Successful completion & maintenance of: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Distress Line Training, Crisis Worker Certificate; Acceptable attainment & maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector & an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities > Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including supportive listening, interviewing and group facilitation skills • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients, including possessing a non-judgmental attitude • Demonstrated understanding of: suicide risk factors; suicide prevention and intervention; bereavement; crisis intervention; and caregiver support • Ability to work both independently and as a team member • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Ability to adapt quickly to changing work priorities and competing timelines • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure • Ability to establish and maintain healthy boundaries • Organizational and problem solving skills • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public/community agencies and maintain good public relations. | TO APPLY > Submit CV and cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Volunteer Resources Coordinator |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Volunteer Resources Coordinator | Terms: Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061.00 – $57,323.00 | Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is found.

Summary | The Coordinator Volunteer Resources is responsible for managing volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the agency’s programs and services. The Coordinator is responsible for full cycle volunteer management (recruitment, screening, orientation, training, recognition/evaluation). The Coordinator is also responsible for providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise volunteers. The position works primarily, but not exclusively, with the Helplines program, ensuring that there are qualified volunteers to take on roles as Distress Line Volunteers. The Coordinator will be an active member of a Distress Line Volunteer Work Group to ensure smooth recruitment, training, recognition/evaluation of Distress Line Volunteers.

The Coordinator organizes gaming events (bingos/casinos) by recruiting, training and supervising the volunteers for these events and completing required paperwork and securing necessary licensing. Coordinator also supports the volunteer needs of other agency service areas including practicum support, fund development, peer support, administrative services as well as education/awareness. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining all volunteer files, compiling program statistics, developing/maintaining a comprehensive volunteer recognition program, preparing monthly reports + meeting the requirements of the agency communications plan.

Qualifications/Experience > Post-secondary Certificate in Volunteer Management, or related post-secondary education/course work in a field related to the volunteer sector and an understanding of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism • A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising and/or coordinating the work of volunteers or staff • Attainment of membership with the Volunteer Managers Group of Edmonton • Certification from, and membership in, the Canadian Administrators of Volunteer Resources or the equivalent provincial association is an asset • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check • Possession of a Class 5 Driver’s License. | 

Skills/Abilities > Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Skills in program development, evaluation & research • Ability to work independently, set priorities, be flexible, meet deadlines and allocate time/resources effectively • Organizational/problem solving skills • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations • Ability to lead, mentor, coach and guide volunteers to achieve results that are in the best interest of the agency • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office. | TO APPLY > Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca

Friday, April 20, 2018

COCO LOVE | A Benefit Concert | May 08, 2018

COCO LOVE | A BENEFIT CONCERT for STAR OF THE NORTH RETREAT CENTRE | ‘Starry Night’ featuring Coco Love Alcorn with Pop-Up Choir from Saint Albert Catholic High School | Note: All proceeds support the ongoing mission of Star of the North Retreat Centre.

May 8th 2018 7:30pm @ The Arden Theatre | 5 St. Anne St. | St. Albert
General Admission $35 | For Tickets call Star of the North: 780.459.5511

Coco Love Alcorn www.cocolovealcorn.com has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along.  Her career has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances, award nominations and notable success in TV and film licensing - creating this album has been a journey.

“Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug... an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” - James Keelaghan, Artist Director, Summerfolk and renowned Canadian singer/ songwriter | “Coco Love Alcorn should be celebrated as a Canadian treasure!” -Tony King – Host of Alberta Morning on CKUA | “Vocal power and impressive improv skills” – Jen Hoyer – See Magazine | "When I'm looking with my heart, beautiful is all I see."  Coco Love Alcorn, lyrics from Wonderland.  #spiritsessions

Star of the North Retreat Centre – Alberta
Awaken to Spirit – Transform the World

Monday, April 16, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 2018 | Position: Executive Director.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues | Position: Executive Director | The EFCL is seeking an Executive Director with strong connections within, and deep commitment to, Edmonton’s community league movement, and is capable of developing/implementing a growth strategy. The Executive Director acts as the managing director of our organization and is responsible for implementing its strategic and business plans. 

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director are: Leadership; Operational Planning & Management; Program Planning & Management; Human Resources Planning & Management; Financial Planning & Management; Community Relations & Advocacy; Risk Management. TO APPLY | If you’re interested please check out the full posting in confidence at: https://efcl.org/about-us/efcl-staff/efcl-career-opportunities

Monday, April 9, 2018

HEALING SEMINAR | Edmonton - Saturday April 28, 2018 |

STILLNESS & HEALING SEMINAR | Saturday April 28, 2018, FREE | Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Place: On-line or watch the live-stream at 10810- 100th Avenue @ First Church of Christ Scientist, Edmonton. | About: The Healing Power of Stillness. Larissa will talk about how everyone can discover a stillness that brings rest/healing to our everyday lives. Christian Science teaches how to find a deep-settled calm within ourselves that cannot be disrupted by fear or any outward disturbance. The talk will include examples of how the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy have brought lasting peace and complete healing to individual lives.

Presenter: International speaker Larissa Snorek-Yates is a full-time healing practitioner of Christian Science and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. Lari has found that a dialogue of spiritual development deepens our understanding of God's love. | Register on-line: www.csedmonton.org | Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton | For further information, please contact Marilyn at: cscrr@telus.net | T: 780.422.4754

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Robertson-Wesley United Church | Position: Office Administrator | Abstract: The Office Administrator at Robertson-Wesley United Church | http://www.rwuc.org | is responsible for the overall administration of the church. The Office Administrator is the first point of contact for anyone who calls or enters the church, and as such is responsible for hospitality and reception of all people who come to the church, including congregational members and community at large. The Office Administrator works as a team member to support all staff and leadership of the church with administrative duties. The Office Administrator also works independently, taking the initiative to carry out work that falls within their area of responsibility. The position reports to the Ministry and Personnel Committee of the church.

Specific DutiesReception and hospitality: Checking and responding to church phone/email daily; Monitoring the door and directing people and deliveries to the appropriate person or space; Receiving and disseminating information and inquiries to appropriate people. General administrative duties, including: Preparation, maintenance and filing of church records (i.e., membership roll, attendance statistics, contact information, baptismal, confirmation, funeral, wedding and transfer records and registers); Booking events for internal/external groups & receiving invoice payments when Financial Manager is not in the office. 

PLUS > Compiling, editing, formatting and printing church documents (e.g., bulletins/inserts for worship services, weddings & funerals, etc.); Overseeing mass mail outs to the congregation; Printing of special offering envelopes; Preparation of materials for scripture readers; Ordering office and worship supplies; Mail handling (i.e., sorting/distribution); Troubleshooting issues with office equipment (e.g., computers, photocopier) and arranging for support when necessary; Administration of the church’s memorial garden (i.e., maintaining paperwork, ensuring memorial plaque is updated).

Communications support: Compiling, editing, formatting, laying out and printing communications material (e.g., event posters, sign-up sheets, announcement inserts for bulletins, congregational reports/related financial documents, etc.); Placing public notices about church events on the church website (with the support of the webmaster) and social media pages, on bulletin boards, and in community newspapers where appropriate; Scheduling and compiling content for church newsletters (E-NEWS and Between the Aisles) and overseeing their production (formatting, distributing, etc.); Selling tickets for church events electronically as necessary; Participate in regular staff meetings; Work with volunteers who assist in administrative duties (e.g., bulletin folders, pastoral care volunteers). Other administrative duties as identified by other staff, Ministry and Personnel Committee, or the Official Board.

The successful applicant will possess the following skills/attributes: Relevant professional office administration experience; Excellent written/spoken communications skills; Strong interpersonal skills & ability to interact with all people inclusively; Strong skills with MS Office software (Word, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher) and dBase software; Volunteer management skills; Ability to work as a team member while independently taking initiative for responsibilities and managing their time accordingly; Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure; Ability to delegate tasks as required; A sense of humour; An understanding of the not-for-profit world would be an asset.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in a single file to: mprwuc@gmail.com | Closing Date: Fri. April 13, 2018 (or) as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Monday, April 2, 2018

WELLNESS RETREATS | Star of the North Centre 2018 |

WELLNESS @ Star of the North Retreat Centre
Register at: www.starofthenorth.ca | T: 780.459.5511
Note: Subsidy request forms available. Give us a call.

·       Go Deeper and Find Your Inner Wisdom | Come explore the patterns you find yourself falling into and create a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to move your life in a new direction; come find your inner wisdom! Wednesdays, April 18th, to June 13, 2018. Time: 7-9:30 pm | $150 for the series.

·       Slow Down Day with Sandy Prather: “Pack Nothing!” Travel Notes for the Journey. What strategies will sustain us in our lives as disciples and witnesses? Travel notes for the journey offer us some practical ways to live faithfully, maintain courage and even enjoy the trip! Thurs April 19, 2018 | Time: 9:30 to 3 pm | $40/retreat day (includes lunch).

·       A Path & a Small Light with Paula D’Arcy, (international speaker/author) | Visit: www.redbirdfoundation.com | In this retreat we will explore what we can do, through our choices and by widening our perspective, to not only nourish our own spirit, but to be an instrument of change for the world. This is a silent retreat. | Time: 7:00 pm Fri April 27 to 1:00pm Sun Apr 29 | Live-in: $250. Commute: $190.

·       Twilight Recovery Evening Retreats | You are invited to participate in this exciting venture of faith, fellowship and personal growth.  The evenings are open to anyone either in a 12 Step Program, or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about addictions & the recovery process. Facilitator: Sylvain L. | Thursdays, at 7:00 pm: Apr 19, May 17 | By donation.

·       Mary, Pilgrim of Faith: A Biblical Journey | You are invited to journey into a renewed relationship with Jesus by following in the footsteps of Mary. Join Facilitators: Archbishop Emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, OMI and Christine Foisy-Erickson | Time: 7:00 pm Fri May 4 to 1 pm Sun May 6 | Live-in: $250.00 | Commute: $190.

Monday, March 26, 2018


MBA in COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Information Sessions for the CBU MBA in Community Economic Development Cape Breton University offers its unique MBA degree in 7 cities across Canada, including Edmonton and Calgary. All courses are delivered face-to-face on weekends by acclaimed faculty from all across Canada. Advance your career while continuing to work by earning your MBA degree in 24 to 26 months. 

Context: The program resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses, attracting learners who want to make a difference in their organizations/communities

Highlights: with classes scheduled about 16 weekends a year, this MBA program caters to working people who need flexibility to balance work, family and studies. An affordable program, with tuition paid on a course by course basis, as well as transfer credits for relevant courses taken previously. And by keeping pace with the Edmonton or Calgary cohort taking about 8 courses per year, learners qualify for student loans, credit union or bank education lines of credit, and RRSP education loans. Quality: Fully approved by Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, this program has already been delivered in Edmonton for 15 years, with over 60 Learners currently enrolled.

Meet us in Calgary: Thursday April 5th at SAIT (10am and 3pm, Room AA117 Heritage Hall, SAIT Main Campus), and at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (12noon and 5pm); Meet us in Edmonton: Friday April 6th at NAIT (10am and 12:00noon Room WB116; 3pm and 5pm Room WA112) and Saturday April 7th at NAIT (10am Room WA110).

Contact:  If you cannot attend one of these sessions, contact Barrie Riome MBA Director at Cape Breton University 1.902.563.1981 or by email: mba@cbu.ca

Monday, March 12, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | The Edmonton Community Development Company, ECDC | Position: Senior Animator, Community Development and Engagement | About: we are a non-profit company devoted to community economic development in Edmonton neighbourhoods, in particular neighbourhoods that experience lower income, higher unemployment or underemployment, inadequate access to basic services, a lack of sufficient, quality of affordable housing and a higher prevalence of social problems (e.g. homelessness, food insecurity, substance abuse, etc.). 

Our mandate includes: building/repairing homes, supporting the development or rehabilitation of local businesses, developing vacant lots or parcels of land that address neighbourhood needs and aspiration, teaching and/or supporting job finding and financial literacy skills, employment training, neighbourhood planning and other activities that foster economic growth. Our funders include the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Community Foundation, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Homeward Trust, and the Stollery Charitable Foundation. In addition to a competitive salary & 35-hour work-week, the ECDC provides its employees with an excellent health and dental package and RRSP benefit. 

The Position – we are seeking an individual who is a self-starter and able to work independently as a strong team member. The person we hire will offer a demonstrated commitment to community development and community engagement and will have the ability to work productively with diverse community members and cross sectoral stakeholders. We need an individual who is dedicated to and passionate about doing, fostering, and supporting community economic development that reflects the needs and aspirations of the neighbourhoods in which we are working | APPLY: To download the job description and access more information about our hiring process, please visit: https://edmontoncdc.org/employment/ | Closing Date: March 30, 2018.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

FYI | Spring Break & Holy Week in Cancun - Mayan Riviera | 2018

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region www.mapsab.ca is seeking a Community Engagement & Research Specialist to work with diverse community groups. About: Mapping and Planning Support (MAPS) Alberta Capital Region facilitates collaborative social service planning within Edmonton and region to enhance services available to children, youth, individuals, families/communities. MAPS is funded by the City of Edmonton and the United Way of Alberta Capital Region. The Candidate: Someone skilled in facilitation and research. As a qualified candidate you enjoy working with community partners to identify needs & design projects to answer questions. You're highly collaborative and experienced in qualitative research methods.

Responsibilities | Facilitate groups of stakeholders/partners to work together respectfully & effectively | Collaborate with community groups to identify needs for information, plan for information gathering/generation, and interpret results | Assist in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to conveying social information | In a highly collaborative manner, support research by: Identifying existing research; Writing funding applications; Design research, including surveys/qualitative studies; Ensure community-based research is conducted ethically, using community resources such as ARECCI; Coordinate research projects; Conduct research analysis, including qualitative analysis; Write research reports & summaries; Develop knowledge translation products - draft posters, presentations/summaries to ensure research results are accessible & user-friendly; Identify and communicate alignment between community initiatives; Represent MAPS and related projects at community meetings and events.

Qualifications | Post-secondary education in a related field and/or related experience | Excellent written/verbal communication skills, highly organized & self-directed | Facilitation skills, ability to work well with teams, and diverse community groups is required | Experience with community development approaches and human services is a strong asset | Comfortable with public speaking is an asset | Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Forms). Position: 20 to 40 hours per week | Compensation is $24 to $28 per hour, dependent on experience and qualifications | Occasional evening/weekend work is required | A vehicle and valid driver’s license is required. Benefits: Employer share of Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance; 3 weeks paid holidays; Paid statutory holidays; 3 - 5 paid personal days (dependent on hours worked).

TO APPLY | Please submit CV/cover letter in confidence by March 10th to:

Deborah Morrison, Executive Director
10220 - 121 St., Edmonton, AB | T5N 1K7

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | 211 CRD | Position: Community Resource Specialist | Terms: 18-Month Contract Full-Time Position | Salary Range: $41,061 - $55,654 | 35 hours per week | 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. The incumbent should be motivated to seek out and share resource information, support the needs of 211, and to bring the benefit of 211 services to all Albertans.

Key Responsibilities | Maintains digital information records in a computerized database of community, government and 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 • 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 and updating procedures for records management • Consulting with program staff on their information needs • Supplying new and updated information to agency staff/volunteers • Participating in examining policy regarding inclusion/exclusion criteria | Represents the Information Services program on committees or at meetings, as appropriate, by: • Liaising with community agencies, and partnered agencies • Responding to inquiries regarding the database and publications.

Qualifications | Education & Experience: Post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education/training/experience • Experience in applying data standards to data entry and records management • Experience in the use of information and referral systems including taxonomy.

Skills, Abilities/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 • Ability to troubleshoot • Good working knowledge of MS Word & Excel.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: March 6, 2018.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position:
Distress Line Team Lead | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm | Salary: $41,061.00 – $55,654.00 Annually | The Organization: The Distress Line Team Lead is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA-Edmonton Distress Line. The Distress Line is a 24-hour information & referral line that helps people in crisis who may be feeling overwhelmed, experiencing abuse or contemplating suicide. The position supervises a team of Help Lines Support Workers and volunteers who answer calls to the Distress Line. The Team Lead will also answer Distress Line calls during periods of high volume or staff absences. The position is involved in staff scheduling, face to face support and supervision of front line staff and coordination of front line staff projects and tasks.

Qualifications/Experience: Related post-secondary Diploma (in a Social Science preferred) • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a client/customer service role where high volume, stressful and/or difficult situations are regularly encountered • Minimum 2 years supervision experience • Successful completion of the Distress Line Training is an asset • Successful attainment and maintenance of Information and Referral Specialist Certificate and Crisis Worker Certificate • Completion & maintenance of an acceptable a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector search + Child Welfare Intervention Services Check.

Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including excellent telephone skills to ensure callers’ needs are determined and met • Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment, deal with difficult situations • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness & recovery; information/referral services; and crisis intervention • Demonstrated supervisory abilities and an understanding of the objectives of the Distress line and the organization • Strong coaching and mentoring skills; ability to provide constructive feedback • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational and problem-solving skills • Demonstrated abilities in program management, program delivery and evaluation • Skills and abilities in the operation/functioning of a contact Centre • Excellent keyboarding skills and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office and other program software • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: February 19, 2018.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: 211 Information and Referral Specialist | Terms: Permanent Full Time | Salary: $41,061.00 - $55,654.00 Annually | Hours: 35 hours per week, 12:30 pm - 8:00 pmMonday – Friday. | The Organization: 211 is an accredited 24 hour information and referral line that connects people to resources in their community. Information and Referral Specialists are part of a team that answers the 211 Information and Referral Line, the Family Violence Information and Bullying Help Line, Seniors Information Phone Line and Triages calls for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team. The incumbent should be organized, warm, welcoming and, courteous; non-judgmental with strong verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities: Responding to callers on the 211 line, Seniors Information Phone Line, Family Violence Information Line and Bulling Helpline, determining client needs and providing information on appropriate community resources, securing opportunities for follow-up when appropriate • Triage of 24/ Crisis Diversion Team calls • Clear and accurate communication of information and referrals from the database to callers • Providing assistance/liaison between service providers and callers, where appropriate; actively participating in linking callers to needed services • Documenting/maintaining relevant statistics • Participating in follow-up with callers • Responding to online chat services for the Family Violence Information Line, Bullying Helpline and 211.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in the human services field preferred • Knowledge or experience in crisis intervention, domestic violence, suicide assessment and intervention and/or mental health is an asset • Experience working in a call centre environment is an asset • Above average keyboarding skills with the ability to type 65 wpm • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including superior phone and email etiquette • Background and interest in the non-profit human services sector • Ability to work independently and as a team member • Ability to maintain good public relations and provide excellent customer service with the public and community agencies • Strong knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel • Successful Completion of Distress Line Listener Training • Successful attainment and maintenance of Certified Information and Referral Specialist designation or willingness to work towards the designation.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: February 19, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY > E.D. Volunteer Alberta | Edmonton |

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Volunteer Alberta | Position: Executive Director | Terms: Full Time, 37.5 hours/week | Salary: $110,000-125,000 based on experience, plus benefits | Location: Volunteer Alberta, Downtown Edmonton | Closing Date: February 19, 2018, 11:59pm MT. | The Agency: Do you want to work in an upbeat and vibrant organization focused on social good? Are you interested in innovative and creative ways of reaching, diverse groups throughout the province providing services, sharing knowledge, and making connections? Are you at your best in a fast paced and productive work environment?

Volunteer Alberta works to strengthen Alberta’s nonprofit and voluntary sector organizations. We are an inclusive member association serving and representing Alberta’s diverse nonprofit organizations. We are a voice for the value of volunteerism and the nonprofit sector, encouraging participation and collaboration that contributes to the common good in Alberta. Volunteer Alberta’s Board of Directors is seeking a highly motivated individual to lead, promote, and strengthen volunteerism in Alberta. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and capable staff to lead Volunteer Alberta through challenges and successes with innovative thinking, inspired leadership, and human resource empowerment. 

The Executive Director works to enhance the capacity of Alberta’s nonprofit & voluntary sector with a strong focus on volunteerism, partnerships, and collaborations. The Executive Director will work to enhance Alberta volunteerism through the development of a collaborative model with a strong focus on social innovation, partnerships, and enterprise. Critical to this role will be an understanding of the value of collaboration through partnerships and networks, and the ability to manage and take risks as needed. 

This is a full time leadership position based in Edmonton with compensation based on the successful candidate’s expertise. You will find opportunity to learn every day, with the expectation that you will be an expert on issues related to volunteerism and the nonprofit/voluntary sector. For the full job posting and application information, visit:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Suicide Grief Support Worker | Terms: Permanent/Fulltime | Salary: $41,061 - $55,654 annually | Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday | About: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region is a ‘go to’ non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. The SGSS-Support Worker will be responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the program including providing administrative program support and facilitating the delivery of client-centred services.

Responsibilities: Provides support to clients in Suicide Bereavement/Caregiver programs • Delivers information material • Conducts community debriefings as required by providing support and information related to suicide bereavement • Organizes and co-facilitates support groups • Works collaboratively with the Team Lead in providing program development, planning, and reporting input • Assists with organization of and participation in special events that promote suicide prevention and survivor advocacy • Provides general administrative support to Suicide Bereavement/Caregiver programs and Team Lead • Assists Team Lead in fostering relationships with other bereavement and mental health programs • Provides mentorship, training, and support for program volunteers.

Qualifications: Related post-secondary Degree (in a Social Science preferred) including coursework in basic counselling skills • Clinical experience in counselling, bereavement support, suicide prevention/intervention and/or crisis intervention • Experience facilitating groups • Successful completion and maintenance of: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and Distress Line Training • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, including supportive listening, interviewing & group facilitation skills • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients, including possessing a non-judgmental attitude • Demonstrated understanding of: suicide risk factors; suicide prevention/intervention; bereavement; crisis intervention; and caregiver support • Ability to work independently and as a team • Ability to set priorities and allocate time and resources effectively • Ability to adapt quickly to changing work priorities and competing timelines • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to respond to situations with maturity and composure • Organizational and problem-solving skills • Ability to effectively use MS Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations. | 

TO APPLY | Forward CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Closing Date: February 23, 2018.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018


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Tuesday, January 30, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-Edmonton https://edmonton.cmha.ca | Position: Administrative Coordinator | Terms: Full-time | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4:30pm (occasional evening and weekend work required) | Salary/Wage: $42,525 - $57,644 | Closing Date: Feb 16, 2018

Abstract: The Administrative Coordinator will provide administrative and coordination support functions for a variety of program areas across CMHA-Edmonton. The position is responsible for: coordination activities associated with workshops provided by Education Services; tracking, monitoring and invoicing for services provided through the Practical Supports Program; and coordinating the ordering and distribution of the Tough Times Handbooks that are requested by community groups and organizations. The Administrative Coordinator will also provide general administrative support to assist in the smooth functioning of the CMHA-Edmonton office operations. Duties can include: the ordering of office supplies and promotional materials; processing credit/debit card payments; assisting with payroll activities; receptionist cover-off; etc.

Qualifications/Experience: • Grade 12 Diploma (relevant post-secondary certificate or diploma preferred) • Minimum of 3 years related experience in an administrative support role where coordination activities were a significant part of the role • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check • Attainment and maintenance of a First Aid certification and Mental Health First Aid certification.

Skills/Abilities: • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills • Ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively • Organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, a high degree of accuracy, and excellent time management and prioritization skills • Ability to deal effectively with the other staff, the public, stakeholders and community agencies and maintain good relations • Ability to work effectively in a multi-program and multi-task environment • Ability to deal with challenging situations and work with individuals with diverse personalities • Excellent computer skills, including a high level of familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite • Ability to effectively use Simply Accounting and/or ACCPAC, and be able to work with dBases (preference for Microsoft ACCESS). 

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca