Monthly Archives: April 2014

Come Visit Us!

In addition to offering many specialized programs for DECSA members to enroll in, we have a Community Resource Centre that is available to the general public anytime Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can call ahead to book an appointment for something specific or walk in to use our facilities at any time. Feel free to come say hello while perusing our educational resources, using the computers, accessing our free Wi-Fi, using our photocopier, fax machine, and telephones.

We also provide on-site supports for persons with documented disabilities are always happy to help in any way we can!

We hope to see you soon!

Introduction to Our Programs Part 5 – Health and Wellness

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DECSA knows that disadvantages don’t just affect employment opportunities, which is why we are happy to help support health and wellness programs in Edmonton. We know that trying to find affordable ways to stay healthy and active in Alberta can be a challenge, but we have programs in place to help!

The Health and Wellness Aquasize Program is currently hosted at the Eastglen Leisure Center, in partnership with Coca-Cola. Participants in the program are able to access a fun swim program taught by qualified instructors that keeps them healthy and active. The program also provides childcare for participants. Grant funding for this program has also been provided by Edmonton’s Community and Recreation Facilities Funds.

For more information on this  program please contact DECSA at: 780-474-2500.

Introduction to Our Programs Part 4 – Webinars and Women’s Financial Literacy

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Our employment opportunities do not end with the programs we mentioned last week! While DECSA’s resource library is always available to anyone wishing to further their knowledge of business planning and development, we also offer webinars designed to help entrepreneurs at every stage of their self-launched career. These webinars teach both the tried and true practices and the latest trends in business management, from both an educational and a real-world standpoint. Some topics covered in the webinars include marketing, networking professionally, accounting and bookkeeping, and properly estimating and managing start-up costs.

Another program DECSA offers is our Me and Money Women’s Financial Literacy Program. This program aims to help women learn how to manage their money, manage their stress, cope with difficult circumstances, repair poor credit, build assets, and set goals. This program is provided by Status of Women Canada.

For more information about these resources please contact DECSA at: 780-474-2500

Introduction to Our Programs Part 3- Opportunity Plus and Labour Force Solutions

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While employment is not the only thing we work toward facilitating, it is a large chunk of what we do here at DECSA. Here are two more programs we offer to those looking for employment assistance.

The Opportunity Plus program is designed for women who have barriers to full time employment resulting from domestic violence.

We also offer a Labour Force Solutions program, which helps anyone struggling with employment to find work. This program helps with job search assistance and résumé development, and is open to all Albertans.

For more information about either of these programs please contact DECSA at: 780-474-2500.