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Retreats and Spiritual Development

WEBINAR: A New View of God and its Effects on Well-Being
Posted October 21, 2020

Date: Sunday, Nov.08, 2020 | Time: 2:00pm. | Find more information and register for on-line: www.csedmonton.org (or) attend a live viewing at First Church of Christ, Scientist (10810-100 Ave.) or listen by phone. ||| ABOUT: Given up on religion? Is God a mystery? Learn how a new and changed perspective of God can bring healing and wholeness. International speaker Phillip Hockley relates how Christian Science gave him a new view of God that transformed his life. A view of God as Love itself, divine Love that loves us fully and equally. He also discovered that this loving God was not the source of his troubles, but the solution to them. Hockley, in presenting his talk, will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially Christ Jesus' life and teachings, as well as explanations from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the text book of Christian Science written by Mary Baker Eddy. PRESENTER: Phillip Hockley is a practitioner of Christian Science healing and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. After a healing through Christian Science of a debilitating injury which was diagnosed as rendering him permanently disabled, Hockley was compelled to share the source of his healing with others dealing with similar physical challenges, discouragement and doubt. He says that the ability to love and be loved by God is the message he seeks to convey in his talks.

E: info@csedmonton.org | Telephone: 780.422.4754

Sponsored by: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Edmonton

PS. NOTICE: To comply with AHS guidelines and city by-laws, we ask that all visitors wear a face mask when accessing our church building as well as observe social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask a church usher or Reading Room attendant.

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Performance Arts & Entertainment

STORIES from AMISKAWACIWASKAHIKAN
An Indigenous Gathering
Posted September 11, 2019

Saturday September 21, 2019 Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm. (Free Event) || At: Edmonton Intercultural Centre Gym: 9538 – 107 Avenue. Note: 10:00am Pipe Ceremony – Grand Entry to Follow. ||| Please join us for a day of learning and entertainment featuring diverse voices from the land we know as Amiskwaciwaskahikan. EMCEE: Jodi Stonehouse. Guest-speakers from Naheyawin. Topics: Reconciliation; Orange Shirt Day; History of Papaschase; Amiskwaciwaskahikan and much more! Indigenous & Artisan Market – Feast (must bring your own feast kit) Contemporary & Traditional Performances, plus ethno-cultural entertainment. Hosted by: Creating Hope Society of Alberta

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Politics & Social Justice

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020
Posted March 5, 2020

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Come and Celebrate International Women’s Day and honour 5 Outstanding Women in Edmonton! Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton is celebrating its 25th Annual International Women’s Day on March 08, 2020 at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre at 11727 Kingsway NW, Edmonton. We are announcing 5 Awards totaling more than $15,000.00 to Four Live Your Dream Award Winners and 1 Joy Award. These Soroptimist Dream programs work to ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential and to live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Awards are given to female adult students who are heads of their households and attending post-secondary school or trade school while at the same time supporting a family!
GUEST SPEAKER: Kate Quinn, Executive Director from CEASE, the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation. CEASE helps persons with past or present sex trade experience lead more successful lives with quality supports & education. CEASE also works to help sex buyers stop their exploitative ways.
HONOURING: We are honouring 4 Edmonton Post-secondary Students: Andrea Parry, University of Calgary, Edmonton Campus | Amanda Robinson, Concordia University, Edmonton | Jennifer Lee, Athabasca University | Jennifer Z, Concordia University Edmonton. || JOY AWARD: Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton’s Joy Award is awarded this year to Josephine Pallard from Changing Together https://changingtogether.com | Her outstanding walk is as a woman who leads the Edmonton Community in the reduction of harm from Trafficking and Prostitution especially through support for immigrant women both citizens and newcomers to Canada to overcome personal and systemic barriers that keep them from participating fully in our Edmonton community.
ABOUT: Soroptimist International Club of Edmonton is part of a larger program for women in 122 countries across the world. The mission of Soroptimist is to improve the lives of girls and women through programs leading to social|economic empowerment and gender equality. For more information visit us online or contact Anna Der at: siedmonton@soroptimist.net | Tel: 780.903.0426.

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Book Launch
Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy
Posted January 15, 2019

Learn more about the book online

Date: Sat. February 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Ukrainian Centre, 11018-97 St., Edmonton. Refreshments provided by the Chilean community.
RSVP to: Please send an email to finkel@telusplanet.net
The Book: In Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy, Alvin Finkel recounts stories – from the beginning of human history to the present day of grassroots efforts to improve life for the majority, and especially the most vulnerable. His book serves as a counterpoint to Yuval Harari's brilliant but unhopeful Sapiens. By zeroing in on countries on six continents in different periods, it demonstrates that struggles from below have resulted in efforts, successful to varying degrees, to produce egalitarian societies. While unsparing in documenting the inhumanity of ruling classes against which popular movements fought, Compassion traces the evolution of movements & governments that have focused on egalitarianism rather than economic growth and the societies they have constructed. In a mere 300 pages, Compassion provides a history of humanity with all its warts that emphasizes the lives of the people rather than the kings, lords, and magnates.
Review: ‘A book that manages to be simultaneously deep and global, ranging from our hunter-gatherer ancestors to the neo-liberal slash-backs of the 1980s. Who knew it was possible to write an epic panorama of the welfare state?’ – Peter Baldwin, UCLA and NYU, USA.
About the Author: Alvin Finkel is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 13 history books including Working People in Alberta: A History, History of the Canadian Peoples, The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion, and Social Policy and Practice in Canada: A History. He is president of the Alberta Labour History Institute, professor emeritus of History at Athabasca University, and half of the writing team of Change Alberta.

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Volunteer Opportunties

Board Recruiting 2021
Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange
Posted March 19, 2021

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We are looking for new volunteer board members! We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization that specializes in providing accessible English language classes for adult newcomers of all immigration statuses with an emphasis on community-building and cultural exchange. The CCI-LEX Board of Directors is a Governance Board. Volunteer board members assist the organization with policy creation and overall strategic planning and direction to ensure the quality and sustainability of language programming that has a positive community impact. We are looking for two board members with experience in fund development and/or community building to support CCI-LEX's mission to build an exciting, multicultural, and positive learning environment that fosters community connections and belonging for adult newcomers.

We welcome candidates with knowledge in fund development to assist the school's strategic priorities in developing various stewardship strategies, building and cultivating relationships with the Edmonton community, partners, and stakeholders to ensure financial sustainability. We are also seeking community builders to help us create new linkages and connections with newcomer groups and cultural organizations. We strive to create a diverse board with multiple perspectives and backgrounds. We encourage community builders from all communities and cultures to apply. For more details on the role and to see the full posting, please visit our website and the volunteer section. Interested candidates should submit a CV & letter of interest (saved as one file) to the Board’s HR Committee, care of Mr. C.W. Chung: Bobyoung789@gmail.com by April 06, 2020. >>> Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. CCI-LEX values diversity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, LGBTQ+, and people of Indigenous descent.

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ECALA | BOARD RECRUITING 2019
Posted February 22, 2019

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We are looking for new board members. Make a difference & work with a friendly, inclusive|diverse team + gain professional experience. Use your valuable skill sets to help advance governance, structures, and processes which will support ECALA in its expansion & growth. Context: The Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a granting council which provides funding to non-profit organizations to support the delivery of adult foundational learning and literacy initiatives which are non-credit and part-time. || ECALA promotes the value of lifelong learning, adult foundational learning and literacy through our vision “Everyone can learn”. We value a diversity of skills|backgrounds on our Board and welcome applications from individuals that reflect Edmonton’s diversity.

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Community Services

THE BOUTIQUE ACCOUNTING Ltd.
Posted August 2, 2019

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"Creative Change – Effective Solutions"

Cashflow struggles, lack of profits, Receivables too high? Afraid to look at your business reports/numbers? No reports/numbers to look at? Take that first step to turning your business around and see results you only dreamed of becoming a reality in your business. Losing sleep over how you will pay your bills? Does even thinking about understanding your business numbers and reports get you anxious or overwhelmed? Put an end to overwhelm today!! Reach out today to talk about your customized options that will be developed for your business needs.

Kirsha Campbell-Murray
Management Accountant, Trainer/Author & Speaker
Phone: 250.270.0298 | e: kirshamurray@gmail.com

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Conferences

SOLAR DRAGON
FOOD CO-OPERATIVES INVITATION
Posted March 12, 2020

Food Co-operatives, Resilient Community and new Deep Adaptation Discussion Group | You are invited to meetings and open house on Saturday March 14th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. This gathering will be held at the SOLAR DRAGON House about 10 km north of Stony Plain. (See directions below). ||| AGENDA ITEMS: - The 73 acre land and the Solar Dragon house are proposed to be the location of a food growers co-operative and a Deep Adaptation Learning Center – Paul Belanger will present the concept and start an open discussion. - Several co-operatives are in the works: A local number of skilled and interested local individuals will be the team that makes this initiative happen. Without a committed and organized effort this initiative will not happen. Are you one of these individuals? Do you know of someone who could fit the description? An open discussion of what this work entails will be led by Ahmad Sabet and Paul Belanger. - Short Tour of the Solar Dragon house by designer/builder Paul Belanger. House is grid-free and can be 100% solar and wood powered. The mechanical systems will be looked at including a rainwater harvesting system which provides potable water see photos at: http://sunandstraw.com/ … - We will also begin a discussion group on the topic of Deep Adaptation as it relates to our regional social environment. This topic is closely related to the views and concerns of Extinction Rebellion and the ways we can prepare ourselves for the existential threat that climate change has become. This will inform the cooperative as well. We will use the four R's forum of deep adaptation and evolve it for our group. For further details please see: https://jembendell.com/2019/03/17/the-love-in-deep-adaptation-a-philosophy-for-the-forum/ … >>> Directions: From Edmonton take highway 16 West and turn North on Highway 44. Then turn West on Villeneuve Road (Hwy 633). Travel West about 10 Kms. until RR280. Turn North (right) onto RR280 for about 633 meters until you see the driveway sign on the right which reads: 54213-RR-280. If needed call Paul at 780.263.8810.

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Special Events

“Dads Matter Too!” 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Creating Hope Society
Posted May 17, 2019

Find team registration and sponsorship form online

Date: June 13th 2019 | Join Us & Support a Good Cause.
About: This is your invitation to our 5th Annual “Dads Matter Too!” Charity Golf Tournament. Without your support, our "Dads Matter Too" program could not be successful. This year’s Texas Scramble Tournament will be held at The Ranch Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 13th 2019 with registration beginning at 7:00 am and a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Registration is now underway.
WHO WE ARE: The Creating Hope Society of Alberta is a non-profit charitable society. All proceeds raised from our tournament go directly towards “Dad’s Matter Too!” Our theme this year is “Once you are a DAD, you are a DAD for life.” Since the creation of "Dads Matter Too!" there has been an increasing interest in engaging fathers in family support programs.
OUR GOAL: We wish to raise $7,000.00, and have various sponsorship levels and opportunities for your consideration. Visit our site or request directly a Registration Form & Corporate Sponsorship Package. Note that all corporate sponsorship contributions will be provided with a charitable receipt, your company logo will be displayed prominently in all promotional materials for the event as well as our webpage, and you will receive verbal recognition during our dinner.
YOUR SUPPORT: Should you have any registration|sponsorship questions, wish to donate a Tournament prize, contact Carrie Kachur at: 780.668.9071 or by email at: dckachur@shaw.ca | We are counting on your participation and support.

In the Spirit of Creating Hope
Bernadette Lahtail, RSW
Co-founder | Executive Director
Creating Hope Society of Alberta

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