The Calgary Food Bank has a client survey on line. Please encourage your clients to go to the website and complete the survey.
The information we collect will be used to better serve Calgarians. The survey can be completed in 3 to 5 minutes and the responses are completely anonymous. http://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/client-survey
RONALD MCDONALD CARE MOBILE
COMING TO THE CALGARY FOOD BANK
THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH AND THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH, 2013
10:30 – 3:30 PM
PEDIATRIC DENTAL PROGRAM AND NUTRITIONAL SCREENING
Gain Understanding & Compassion
Around the Issue of Aboriginal Homelessness
by Participating in an Experiential Day of Homelessness
Learn About Resources
Develop Insight into the Issue
Gain Knowledge Around the Root Causes
Orientation: Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Drop In Centre
Event: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 EVENT Begins at 8am at SORCe
3pm-4pm - FEAST
4pm - 7pm - DEBRIEF & DISCUSSIONS
Tours: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3pm - 6pm
(Dependent on Interest - Location to be announced)
Limited space for Participants
Seeking Volunteers for the event as well
Treaty 7 Urban Indian Housing Authority
Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday May 25, 2013 starting at 10:00 am:
Carriage House Inn
9030 MacLeod Trail South
For the purpose of:
- Annual Report
- Bylaw - proposed changes
- 2012 Audited Financial statement and management letter
- Appoint Auditors
- Election of directors - 4 positions
- Other business as may properly be presented before meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Membership fee: $5.00 per year, tenants are waived of this fee.
Memberships can be purchased at the following locations:
234 - 12C Street North Phone: 403-327-1995
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2M7 Fax: 403-327-0849
Everyone is welcome to attend. We look forwar to seeing you there should you have any questions or would like further information, please call the number above.
The 2013 Aboriginal Graduation Banquet & Pow-wow will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2013, at the Red & White Club, North End McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW.
We are grateful and appreciative of the community and corporate support we receive for this special event and ceremony honouring the Aboriginal graduates from the University of Calgary.
For tickets and more information, please contact The Native Centre at 403-220-6034.
Please note that the deadline to purchase Banquet Tickets is Friday, May 31st, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
Brown Bear Woman
4th Annual Memorial
Competition Pow Wow
June 14, 15, 16, 2013
Sarcee Seven Chiefs Sportsplex
Boys - Traditional, Chicken, Fancy, Grassdance
Girls - Traditional, Fancy and Jingle
1st prize - $200
2nd Prize - $150
3rd Prize - $100
Boys - Traditional, Chicken, Fancy and Grassdance
Girls - Traditional, Fancy, Jingle.
1st Prize - $300
2nd Prize - $200
3rd Prize - $100
Mens - Traditional, Chicken, Fancy and Grassdance
Women's - Traditional, Fancy, Jingle.
1st Prize - $700
2nd Prize - $500
3rd Prize - $400
1st Prize - $3000
2nd Prize - $2000
3rd Prize - $1000
Hand Drum Contest:
1st Prize - $450
2nd Prize - $300
3rd Prize - $150
Hoop Dance Special:
Winner take all, $800, 16 foot Tipi, Jacket.
For more information please call: (403) 819-6331
Arts and Crafts Table Fee: $250
Camping Area Available.
You are invited to:
Aspen & Enviros
2013 Stampede BBQ
Come on down for our stampede BBQ!
Friday June 21, 2013
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
(lunch served at 11:30 am)
Address: 2115 27 Ave NE
The Women's Centre presents:
Make One Change - a women's gathering
Saturday June 15, 2013
Bringing women together to learn, connect and make change.
Are you passionate about women's rights? Interested in making change? Then join us on Saturday, June 15, 2013 to Make One Change.
Workshop topics include Idle No More: Changing Canada with Culture and Conversation, Barriers to Women in Politics, Life After Conflict with the Law: The Truth About Re-integration, Equality and Transwomen, Isolation, Human Trafficking, plus many more.
Make One Change will connect women from diverse backgrounds and communities: women experiencing poverty, Aboriginal and immigrant women, women living with disabilities, previously incarcerated women, mothers, seniors, community leaders, transgender women, corporate and professional women, among others. Several grassroots women’s groups will be presenting about issues affecting their lives and changes they think could make a difference. Discussions will focus on identifying what specific changes to policies and systems, mainly at the municipal and provincial levels of government, will be required to make change.
• Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
• Time: 9:45am – 5:00pm
• Location: Executive Royal Inn, (2828 23 Street Northeast, Calgary)
• Pricing is based on a sliding fee scale (pay what you are able): $0 - 150
Servants Annonymous Society (S.A.S.)
Work Opportunities for Women- Employment program
• Women between the ages of 16-30
• Must have a S.I.N number
• Be a Canadian Citizen or legally intitled to work in Canada
• Not a recipient of E.I.
• In need of extra help finding employment
What you will gain!
• 12 weeks of paid employment (min amount of $9.75/hr)
• 30 hours a week of work experience
• Paid employment focused workshops every friday
• Support throughout the 12 weeks from an Employment Coordinator!
SAVE THE DATE
Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society
Sisters in Spirit
Variety Show & Silent Auction
Saturday June 1st, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
180 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Local Aboriginal Performers featuring:
Walter McDonald White Bear
To purchase with credit card or for other payment options, please call: (403) 531-1970 et.200
(Tickets must be presented at the door)
Light lunch included and Fun activities for the kids!
Free Legal Advice Clinic at Metis Nation Office
Do you have a legal question?
Do you need legal advice?
Free Legal Clinic
Receive 30 minutes of legal advice from a volunteer lawyer
Hours of Operation
5:30pm – 7:30pm
First Tuesday of the Month
Areas of Law
Family, Landlord and Tenant, Employment, Human Rights and Criminal
Will be held at
Metis Nation Office
1415, 28th Street NE
For booking appointment and more information
PLEASE SPECIFY FOR METIS NATION
Calgary Legal Guidance
100, 840 7th Avenue SW
Aboriginal Awareness Week
Digital Shout Out! for submissions
Open to ALL
Community Members and
CASH Prize for YOUTH!!
How Do You Honour Mother Earth?
Please join us in celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week in a new, unique and engaging way.
In conjunction with the Opening Ceremonies on June 17, 2013 at the Olympic Plaza Downtown Calgary, there will be a Digital Showcase and opportunity for you to tell the world in your own way how you honour Mother Earth.
We are requesting 30 second to 2 minute video clips, of songs, dance performances, photo images of paintings, places or things- however you feel best describes your honour and love for our great Mother.
There is a deadline for submissions to ensure that we compile all the data professionally and on time for the big reveal. Please send your submissions to Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
where you will be asked to submit it to a digital dropbox. No later than June 1st, 2013
Please note the following quality parameters: Format should be MPEG-AVI or MOVE, Screen resolution is 10mm, so we need HD quality!
All Aboriginal Youth entries will be entered into a random draw for a cash prize courtesy of our Collaborative Core Sponsors: Imperial Oil Ltd, Suncor and Enbridge!
(*Copyright of materials produced remains with the Artist. The Committee has license rights to use, copy and distribute the material for non-commercial purposes. This includes at events, on websites, and via social media).
Calgary Learns Open House
#108, 1330 15 AVe SW
Calgary, AB T3C 3N6
Please join us on
Tuesday May 28th, 2013
between 3:30 - 5:00 pm
for some snacks and refreshments!!
Canada Day Call for participation
This project is open to local, regional and national artists and organizations.
The City of Calgary is looking for a variety of artists, performers and organizations to participate in Canada Day celebrations on Monday, July 1st, 2013. Canada Day – our city, our country, our celebration, is meant to provide an opportunity for Calgarians to experience the vibrant and diverse arts and culture scene in our city.
We are looking for artists from all genres and members and organizations from the community – festival and event organizers, cultural groups, and nonprofit associations to entertain and engage crowds at Calgary’s largest single day festival of the year, attracting over 160,000 visitors.
Musical acts featuring original music, dance groups, theatre companies, storytellers, and magicians will be performing in a variety of areas, as well as community groups providing interactive activities throughout the Canada Day sites.
The planning committee is looking for artists and activities that will meet the goals of:
A wide range of performances that entertain all ages
Acceptance and education of cultural diversity
Outdoor activities suitable for parks and pathways
Visual or performing arts
Active, healthy lifestyles
Active participation from different age groups including but not limited to seniors and youth
Active participation of persons with disabilities
Environmental awareness and sustainability
Those interested in being considered must submit a complete call for participation application on or before 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 26th, 2013. Confirmation of receipt of application packages will be provided by email. Notification of selection will be made by May 10, 2013. Only those being considered will be contacted.
Those interested in being considered must provide the following information:
Name of performing/activity group/individual/organization
Complete mailing address including postal code
Listing of any prizes/giveaways
Description of performance or activity: a maximum one page description outlining your performance or activity and how it relates to helping us achieve the goals listed above
Sample of performance: CD, DVD, YouTube, website or link to downloadable file
Fee expectation (performers only)
Indicate SOCAN membership (performers only)
Confirmed availability for July 1st, 2013
Submissions can be sent via:
Culture Division, City of Calgary
PO Box 2100, Station M, #63
Calgary, AB T2P 2M5
Cliff Bungalow Arts Centre
2105 Cliff Street SW
Calgary T2S 2G4
This personal information is collected and shared under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33 (c) for the purposes of selecting performers for City of Calgary events and to administer the event. This information may be shared with volunteers and staff on the planning committees and other event organizers. Please direct questions regarding the collection of this information to Arts & Culture Unit at 403-476-4304.
Aboriginal Elder/Spiritual Advisor and Elder's Helper
Application Deadline: May 24, 2013
Correctional Service Canada is seeking qualified individuals to provide contract services for Aboriginal Elder/Spiritual Advisor and Elder's Helper throughout the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. Successful service providers may be placed on a list from which the Correctional Service Canada in the Prairie Region may draw from to provide Aboriginal Elder/Spiritual Advisor and Elder's Helper services. The successful individual(s), and or third party contractor(s), will be signed to a Service Contract for a period of four (4) years, beginning at contract award.
The Aboriginal Elder/Spiritual Advisor shall expose inmates to traditional Aboriginal ways of life through workshops, teachings and counselling; by facilitation of traditional ceremonies for the benefit of both inmates and staff; by monitoring the participation of inmates in Aboriginal programming; and through the establishment of Healing Plans and Elder Reviews of progress made.
The Elder's Helper should be available to assist/supplement the Elder(s) and thereby enhance the Aboriginal Initiatives area. The Elder's Helper will facilitate the Elder programming, thus providing more consistency in participant involvement, whether it is a traditional ceremony, coordination of offenders or the case management process. The Elder's Helper shall ensure consistency in how ceremonies are conducted and how reports are written on programs and individual inmate involvement.
Applicants must be able to provide all the services listed above; to fully participate individually in said activities; and be recognized as an Elder/Cultural Advisor in their community. The applicant must have experience in culture, ceremonies and teachings. Fluency in an Aboriginal language would be beneficial; proficiency in English is essential.
Interested parties must submit:
Elder/Spiritual Advisor - resume and two (2) references who can confirm your work as an Aboriginal Elder/Spiritual Advisor.
Elder's Helper – resume.
The successful individual(s) must be able to obtain an Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance from the Government of Canada. This clearance will be obtained prior to any work beginning by the successful individual(s). Clearance forms will be given to individuals while attending the interview process.
The list of successful service providers created from this solicitation poster will be valid for a period of two (2) years.
Please send your resume and direct inquiries to:
Aboriginal Initiatives, Regional Headquarters - Prairies
P.O. Box 9223, 2313 Hanselman Place
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X5
(306) 975-4677 Fax(306)-975-5401
Hello Piitoayis Family School Friends.
This year marks the 10 year anniversary of our little school and we are holding an awesome night of celebration for all of our current and former students, staff, families, and friends. If you are one of these people, please plan to join us, or if you know somebody that used to attend or work at Piitoayis or have lots of contacts, please forward this invitation to them.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – In support of this celebration, we are looking for community volunteers to come and share their gifts of music, dance, comedy, drama, etc. All volunteers will receive a beautiful gift made with lots of LOVE from students who currently attend Piitoayis and be recognized for your generosity during the event. Please call or email Ms. Lori (details below) if you can volunteer to share your gifts for this evening of celebration.
Lots of blessings and love from us to YOU!
In honour of our 10 year anniversary, Piitoayis Family School
would like to invite all current and former Piitoayis students,
staff, families and friends to join our...
10 Year Celebration
Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ Piitoayis Family School
1921—9th Avenue SE
4:00—5:00: Open House
5:00—6:00: Food & Refreshments
If you are planning to join us, please...RSVP to Sharon Sinclair
by Thursday, June 6th
(403) 777-7860x0 / email@example.com
You can also RSVP via our Facebook Event in our
*Piitoayis Family School Page (*don’t forget to “like” us).
Please share this invite with others who might want to attend.
We can’t wait to see you again...
Braiding the Sweetgrass
A FREE program for Aboriginal children and families
- Understadning our history
- Reclaiming our culture
- Relating to our children
- Wellness and healing
Food, Friends, Elders, Stories, Sharing, Listening, Learning, Laughing, Growing.
To register or for more information, please contact Jennifer at 403-207-2526.
My name is Rhonda Fisekci and I’m a Casting Director here is Alberta. I’m working on a feature film that is shooting in the Edmonton area from June 12 – July 19 and have 3 First Nations roles to cast. See character descriptions below. If you or anyone you know fit the descriptions please email me a recent photo and brief resume ASAP. Auditions are the week of May 13. No experience necessary.
[MATCH TASUNKE] 25 - 35 yrs old, FIRST NATIONS. Described as an enormous (over 6’2”) and sad Blackfoot Indian with a crewcut (could have long hair), Match is mute, and he's also the accomplice to Dwayne and Georgie's plan; he lives a quiet, solitary life on the reservation, where he turns a deaf ear to the merciless taunts of his annoying neighbor for not being able to talk. Later, Match meets his match when he's tracked down by the relentless Derby Milton, who just wants his parcel...Must have a strong and imposing physical presence and also a sweet & lonely quality. No lines (mute), 5 scenes (14) No scripted lines but VERY IMPORTANT PRINCIPAL ROLE
[RORY LIGHTFOOT] 50, FIRST NATIONS. This tubby man with a mushroom cut and a mustache, wearing a pair of massive aviator glasses, is Match's annoying neighbour. Rory takes pleasure in making fun of Match's inability to speak...6 lines, 1 scene (48)
[TOMBOY GIRL] 8 - 10 yrs old. FIRST NATIONS. This Blackfoot tomboy girl seen on the reserve is playing hide and seek with some other children, and asks Match if he'll be "it," which he does...2 lines, 1 scene (49)
Ghost River Rediscovery Society
2013 Summer Camps
Ghost River Rediscovery is PLEASED to announce that we are indeed able to offer a camp subsidy program this year. We are so thankful to our supporters for being so generous and providing us with the ability to help youth attend our camps!
The subsidy application form and camp date information is attached here – please share it with your friends, family and others.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – June 10th by noon.
Applicants will be advised of the status of their application by June 21st.
If you have any questions, please call and ask to speak to our camp coordinator John.
Coyote: (ages 13-15) July 1st-6th $474
Turtle: (ages 8-12) July 8th-12th $395
Black Bear: (ages 8-12) July 15-19th $395
Eagle: (ages 15-18) July 22-30th $720
Jumping Mouse: (ages 8-12) Aug 5-9th $395
Buffalo: (ages 8-12) Aug 12-16th $395
Grizzly “Rites of Passage” (males 15-19) Aug 22-31st$850
New Moon “Rites of Passage” (females 13-17) Aug 19-28th $790
Mountain Spirit: Journey (ages 18+) Sept 4—13th $1095
TIPI LIVING - ABORIGINAL ELDERS - COUNCIL FIRES -
CEREMONIES - GAMES HIKING - REDISCOVERY ACTIVITES
- NEW LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
SUNRISE - Native Addictions Services Society is a non-profit agency that provides addictions treatment on an outpatient and residential basis. We require highly motivated employees to fill the following position.
Part-Time Casual Client Support Worker
Must be available to work 12 hour shifts weekend nights.
Have own vehicle or other reliable transportation.
Regard the well-being of the clients they serve as their primary professional obligation.
Provide client care according to daily duties as outlined in the Operational Procedures Manual.
To establish and maintain client files and documentation in an appropriate, confidential and accountable manner according to established standards.
To ensure consistency of quality, accountability and high standards in the Residential Program providing client care, support and education in the clients’ treatment program.
To participate actively as a member of the “Sunrise Community” in staff activities and meetings.
Minimum High School education
Relevant addictions or other training courses
Addictions or other related work experience
Clean drivers abstract
Effective oral and writing skills
Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures
All positions are subject to a CPIC and a CWIS check before starting work at SUNRISE.
Competition closes when suitable candidates are found.
Forward resumes to:
SUNRISE - Native Addictions Services
1231 – 34 Avenue N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6N4
Attention: Laurel Patterson, Co-Program Manager
We thank all applicants for their interest.
SUNRISE - Native Addictions Services will contact only those who are to be interviewed.
Skills for Social Change
A certificate program for youth contributing to a better world!
•eager, passionate and committed to creating positive social change in your community?
•looking to share your ideas, stretch your mind and imagine new possibilities for collaboration?
•ready to explore your role and gain new skills as a facilitator of change?
Skills for Social Change is a three-week certificate program for youth, bringing together community practitioners, allies and activists seeking to explore the personal, local and global complexities of community engagement and development. You will be invited to share your experiences, challenge each other's realities and gain new skills to better participate in people-centered social transformation.
You will also have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced community practitioners from across the world who will be gathered at the Coady International Institute for courses being offered concurrently.
Program Dates are:
August 12-30, 2013
Application deadline is - June 14th, 2013
Interested in doing this course for credit?
Check our website for more details
Full/Partial Scholarships available
Conference and AGM
May 24 - 25, 2013
BEST WESTERN PLUS Port O’Call
Calgary Airport Hotel
1935 McKnight Blvd N.E. Calgary, Alberta
Toll-Free Reservations: 800-661-1161http://www.bwportocallhotel.com/ Event Information
Day 1, May 24th
Career Cruising’s ccEngage, Whole-Community Approach – Phil Jarvis
What’s Your Career GPS? – Charmaine Hammond
Day 2, May 25th
Retire TO the Life You Design: The Next Quest – Nell Smith and Marilyn Berezowsky
Effective Job Finding Clubs – Gail Vandebeek
The COURAGE ™ to Change – Pam Robertson
HR / Employer Panel – TBD
Opening Doors: Economic Opportunities for Women
Theme: Advancing Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
To increase opportunities for industry sectors and communities to advance women in non-traditional occupations.
Projects will engage key stakeholders – institutions, employers, sector and professional organizations and communities, etc. – in sector-specific efforts to advance women in non-traditional occupations. Specifically, projects will support women's recruitment, retention and advancement in these industry sectors by strengthening relationships between key stakeholders. Strategic sector partnerships and action plans will be developed to implement projects that create sustainable opportunities to support the advancement of women. Stakeholders will identify sector priorities and promising opportunities; develop industry/sector action plans to address the specific needs of women; and implement and test innovative approaches that cultivate opportunities for women.
Priority will be given to organizations that take a collaborative, multi-stakeholder approach.
Up to $250,000
Up to 36 months.
My name is Lee Allard, I work at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre and the Alex Youth Health Centre as LGBTQ Youth Support Worker, Adult and Professional Educator and Community Organizer.
One of my current roles is to help organize and plan for this summer’s upcoming LGBTQ Youth Leadership Camp – Camp FYrefly, here in Calgary.
The reason for my message is to reach out to the Aboriginal Community in the hopes that Aboriginal youth are represented at this summer’s camp as well as to invite Aboriginal Community Leaders to become involved in the camp.
For Community Leaders:
There are many ways in which you may become involved – we are in need of counsellors, spiritual leaders, medical personnel, Adult Volunteers (Adult Volunteers support the Youth Leaders – for this position, please refer to the website’s application form – link below*), kitchen staff, and night patrol staff.
Youth can get involved in the camp as Youth Leaders or Campers – please refer to the link below for applications**
Thanks and have a great day!
Cry of the Streets
An evening for Freedom
Featuring Natasha Falle
Natasha is the Executive Director of Toronto’s SexTrade 101 and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network and was featured in a recent CTV W5 investigative report. She is known as one of Canada’s most knowledgeable and compelling advocates for ending prostitution and the trafficking of girls and women.
Musical entertainment: provided by Celia Rose (celiarosemusic.com) and jocelyn&lisa (jocelynandlisa.com) and other special guests!
May 30, 2013
1008 - 14 Street SE
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Tickets are $75.00 in advance ($85.00 at the door)
Includes Food and Beverages
Cover Your Butt!
We are doing a diaper exchange! Clean out your closets and bring those clean, unused diapers that your child has outgrown or no longer needs and exchange them for the size you do need.
Drop off your diapers at either Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre or Heart of the Northeast Community Resource Centre. We will accept all sizes of both opened and unopened packages of diapers. Diapers will be accepted up until the day of the event.
Date : Tuesday May 28, 2013
Time : 10:00am - 12:00 pm
Location : Village Square Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre
2623 56 St NE
A Stranger in Need, a Community in Turmoil, an Offender in Their Midst
'Forgiven/Forgotten' is a fast paced drama that incorporates comedy, movement and video, creating a unique theatre experience like no other. Co-sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee and After-Care Ministries, the troupe 'Theatre of the Beat' digs deep into the issues of Restorative Justice with a special emphasis on the themes of crime, punishment and faith. The play follows a community thrown into turmoil upon learning that an offender will be serving the rest of his parole in their midst. 'Forgiven/Forgotten' can be seen in Calgary May 30 at Knox United Church, 506-4th St SW at 7pm, May 31 at Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church, 1308-Edmonton Tr NE at 7pm and in Edmonton June 1 at First Mennonite Church, 3650-91 St NW at 7pm.
Admission is by donation.
For more information contact Mennonite Central Committee at 403-275-6935.
I am writing to inform you about our community event and in hope that maybe you know a teen (teens) who would like to perform at it (e.g. band or singer/musicians etc).
Community Fair is planned for Saturday June 8, same day as Diversity Cup begins (free, two-day soccer tournament), at same geographical area. We are expecting more than 3000 people there.
Furthermore, we are planning a separate entertainment zone for teens and we are expecting more than 500 to gather.
We will provide a Certificates of Appreciation, lunch and gifts for all performers.
It's all about health and wellness for all ages.
Saturday June 8th, 2013
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All events at:
47 Street and 8th Avenue SE
East Calgary Health Centre
Clifton Manor, Bob Bahan Pool, Forest Lawn Library and the surrounding fields.
For more information call 403-619-4357.
The Vitalize 2013 program guide is now available at www.VitalizeConference.ca
Early bird registration has been extended to Friday, May 3.
Outstanding Alberta Youth aged 14-17 can register for Free!
Don’t Delay – Register Today! June 13 to 15
, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton
Join us in celebrating 25 years of Excellence!
Register now for Vitalize, the best training and skills development opportunity for Alberta’s nonprofit/voluntary sector. Celebrating 25 years of excellence in 2013!
Spirit of the Northeast Career Fair
May 25, 2013
Lester B Pearson High School
3020 52 Street NE
10:00 am - noon - Volunteer Fair
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Job Fair
Resume Coaching and workshops all day long.
Calgary Learns is moving!
Starting May 1st, 2013, our new address will be
#108, 1330 15 Ave SW
Our phone and fax numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
Phone number: (403) 266-6444 Fax: (403) 266-6449
The Calgary Workers’ Resource Centre would like to invite you to attend our 2013 Annual General Meeting, where we will report on the outcomes of our work in 2012.
The keynote speaker will be Kevin Flaherty, Executive Director of the Alberta Workers' Health Centre and one of the founding members of the CWRC. Kevin has a Masters Degree in Sociology of Work and has spent the past 30 years studying working conditions and work organizations in Canada and around the world.
Join us to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and see where we were, where we are now and where we are going.
We would be honoured by your attendance at the meeting, and would be grateful if you could reply by
May 21, 2013 at the latest, as space is limited.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
5:30 pm—7:30 pm
(registration starting at 5:00 pm)
1008—14 Street SE, Calgary, AB
(free parking in back—building is wheelchair accessible)
Free Admission—Everyone welcome!
(financial donations to support the CWRC appreciated)
We will provide light snacks and refreshments
Please check out this upcoming Calgary Herald release for May 2013:
Opportunities await in Alberta; demand is heating up and employers are looking for candidates. Retiring baby boomers and global competition for workers means great career opportunities for under-represented groups such as women and Aboriginals.
“Braiding the Sweetgrass”
The name was gifted to the project during a traditional Aboriginal naming ceremony held in the cultural hall with our steering committee and a group of 8 Aboriginal Elders and cultural advisors. Our steering committee is proud to recognize the significance of the name as it means the bringing together, harmonious blending of two approaches to healing with Legacy Education.
The style being utilized within the project is combining western therapeutic interventions and traditional Aboriginal healing and cultural approaches.
Sweetgrass represents healing and positive energy.
The braid represents strength that cannot easily be broken.
The 3 strands of the braid for this purpose represent all the parts of the project being brought together to support Aboriginal children and families.
We are now actively seeking 8 Aboriginal families to participate in the project for an initial commitment period of 9 months. As of March 25th - 3 spots are left, sign up now.
-Do you work with an Aboriginal family with children in Kindergarten to grade 3?
-Would the family be open to gaining an understanding of historical trauma and its effects on Aboriginal families?
-Is the family looking for extra support to understand their unique Aboriginal culture and/ or engage with Aboriginal Elders?
-Would the family benefit from establishing better community connections and support network?
Screening criteria for initial group of families: As the project is working on the prevention side of things we are seeking families who are NOT currently involved with Child and Family Services.
Calgary Stampede Work Experience Program
For more than 40 years, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary have had a valuable partnership with the Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, providing a Work Experience Program to our youth. The Stampede Work Experience Program provides those 12 years and older with a paid opportunity to work at the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” and gain valuable work experience.
There are also employment opportunities for the Stampede Work Experience Adult Supervisor Positions. Youth work in small teams throughout the eleven days of Stampede and are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the grounds. Through a skills workshop and the ongoing support of qualified, caring, adult supervisors – youth learn important employment skills such as application writing, interview skills, punctuality, and customer service.
Who Can Access the Program?
•Youth ages 12 and up
•Adults with experience working with children/youth
•All youth and supervisors must be available to work all 11 days. July 4-14th.
•All youth must be at least 12 years of age by June 15, 2013
•All youth need to have a SIN card/number
•Youth do not need to be a member
•Applications will be available at the recruitment talks, not before. Following the recruitment talks they can access the application online on our website.
How can I apply?
Print off one of the following application forms, fill it out and return it to a Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary program.
General Application Form
Night Crew Application Form
To express interest in Adult Supervisor positions please call 403-520-1520.
To apply for the Adult Supervisor position visit the seasonal section of our careers page.
Canadian Apprenticeship JournalSeeking Articles for "Aboriginal Apprenticeship Initiatives"
Deadline for Submissions: June 28, 2013
Employers, jurisdictions, Aboriginal groups and apprenticeship stakeholders are making big strides when it comes to engaging the Aboriginal population in the skilled trades. A young and growing source of workers in the trades, Aboriginal peoples already make up about 5 per cent of the skilled trades workforce across Canada, and are represented at an even higher rate in remote areas. To share examples of effective practices and programs, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is inviting practitioners, jurisdictions, researchers and other stakeholders to submit articles to a special issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal focused on Aboriginal initiatives. Past issues of the journal are available at: www.caf-fca.org
We are grateful to the Department of Education Culture and Employment, Government of the Northwest Territories, who has helped to sponsor this issue. There is still room for additional sponsors and we welcome indications of interest in this regard.
As a national voice for Canada's apprenticeship community, CAF-FCA provides research insights, facilitates dialogue, profiles promising initiatives and promotes apprenticeship. By creating opportunities to share successes and address common issues, CAF-FCA brings together key players to influence pan-Canadian apprenticeship strategies and promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education.
Authors will be encouraged to showcase programs and initiatives that engage and support Aboriginal participation in the skilled trades. Research articles should be 10 to 12 pages in length. Shorter pieces from 2 to 5 pages on a specific program or initiative are also acceptable.
Some themes of interest for this issue are:
•Barriers for Aboriginal youth related to apprenticeship training and potential solutions
•Creating and implementing meaningful programs that include a role for Aboriginal elders and community members
•Examples of initiatives from across sectors and various jurisdictions, including Essential Skills and career awareness programs
•Approaches to assessing the impact and effectiveness of programsgeared towards Aboriginal participants
•Provide mutually-beneficial learning opportunities to inform and influence apprenticeship strategies
•Support evidence-based decision-making and apprenticeship policy development
•Enhance apprenticeship training systems, creating access to a highly-skilled and inclusive workforce in the skilled trades
There are ongoing opportunities to sponsor issues of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal. Please contact CAF-FCA to find out more.
Staff Contact for more information:
Project Manager / Chargée de recherches et de projets
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage
(t) 613-235-4004 ext. 201
(f) 613-235-7117 www.caf-fca.org
SUNRISE Native Addictions Services Society
1231 – 34 Avenue NE
CROW Group is a 10 week domestic abuse, healing program for men. Topics include domestic violence, belief systems, understanding anger, communication, healthy relationships, healthy boundaries and graduation.
This program is for men from all cultural backgrounds who want to heal domestic abuse in their lives and their relationships. To register for this, please contact Sunrise at (403) 261-7921.
EAGLE Circle Group (Ending Aggression Group, Living Empowered).
April 17-June 19, 2013 (Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm)
The Eagle Circle is a ten week program for woman of all cultural backgrounds who want to learn about the roots of aggressive behavior. The Eagle Circle group has been helping women for over 15 years by providing a caring, informative and supportive environment for the participants to learn, grow and heal within themselves and their relationships.
Program topics and activities include anger awareness, communication, healing and healthy relationships, assertiveness, serlf-worth, sharing circle, and graduation ceremony. No cost program
Funded by the United Way of Calgary and Area.
To register, please call 403- 261-7921
Alberta Health Services
Diabetes Class for Aboriginal Community
Topics: Diabetes, Managaing Blood Sugar, Food and Diabetes Management, Meals and Physical Activity, Managing Diabetes outside the home, Social aspects of Diabetes, Setting SMART goals, Complications & Health Promotion.
Locations and Dates:
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre - 1213 4th Street SW
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
Room 3001 on the 3rd Floor
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
East Calgary Health Centre - 4715 8 th Avenue SE
September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
Room 2350 on 2nd floor
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ghost River Rediscovery is excited to announce our second intake for the Aboriginal Pathways Skills Link Project starting April 8th, 2013.
The Aboriginal Pathways Project is a program designed for Aboriginal youth in Calgary to assist in overcoming hurdles in their unemployment and employability barriers. The Aboriginal Pathways Project will empower youth to break down the barriers for a successful transition to employment opportunities through cultural skills development training and professional work experience placement.
Aboriginal Pathways Project is a 24 week program which focuses on three key components:
Self exploration: Both personal and cultural
Career Exploration: Focusing on personal interests, learning style and capabilities
Job Skills Development : Working on practical skills
Aboriginal Pathways Project will run Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Aboriginal Pathways Project is available to aboriginal youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who are currently out of school and unemployed. There will be bi-weekly financial support available to the participants. Child Care support and bus pass available. Programs start April 8th, 2013