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Prospect offers a variety of programs and services for job seekers and employers. All our programs are developed through consultation with the people they will serve. All are designed to connect skilled people with employers who will work with them to succeed. Our programs and services are characterised by the following criteria:
We help people find fulfilling jobs. We also offer fulfilling jobs.
Prospect hires talented, creative people. Joining our team means you get to make a difference in people's lives. Our people are innovative, collaborative, professional, enthusiastic, and driven. If you are too, we'd love to see your resume for one of the positions posted. If you don't see a position that fits your skill set, send us your resume anyway. We're always looking for people who have the qualities mentioned above, and something might come up.
Prospect traces its roots back to the 1950s, when computers were the size of rooms, tattoos were just for sailors, and attitudes were less enlightened.
The Rehabilitation Society of Calgary was established to help individuals such as veterans of World War II and the Korean War and those affected by the polio epidemic. Over the years, its mandate expanded to include vocational supports.
Eventually it was decided that a new organization should be formed with a vocational mandate. Calgary Vocational Services Society (CVS) was established in 1987 as a charitable, not-for-profit organization.
CVS provided facility-based work adjustment, assessment, counseling, and employment placement services. Gradually the clientele changed and CVS served unemployed/underemployed Albertans, immigrants, welfare recipients, refugees, mature workers and at-risk youth. Further evolution enabled us to serve individuals with mental health issues, mild developmental disabilities, substance abuse disorders, and learning disabilities.
Through the 1990s CVS went through significant growth. It expanded its funding base, clientele and scope of service. In 2003, CVS merged with Calgary Transitions to Independence, an organization supporting the employment and community living needs of adults with developmental disabilities. In February of 2006, to help foster one culture, the organization was renamed Prospect.
Today, Prospect provides a range of employment services to a variety of client groups, including unemployed/underemployed Albertans, employers, immigrants, welfare recipients, military personnel, refugees, and people with disabilities.
Prospect’s Board of Directors is always looking for fresh ideas and expertise. We welcome volunteers with experience in the following areas:
The occasion brings together our staff, clients, collaborators, peers and funders to hear a thought-provoking speaker on a topic that is relevant to social change. Here is a chronology of the speakers we have hosted…
2010: LGen Roméo Dallaire (Ret'd), commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.
His book on his experiences in Rwanda was awarded the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004.
He founded the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide.
2011: Stephen Lewis is one of Canada's most influential commentators on social affairs, international development and human rights.
He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and co-founder/co-director of AIDS-Free World.
He was the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001-2006.
2012: Dr. James Orbinski is a globally recognized humanitarian as well as a leading scholar in global health.
After extensive field experience with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Dr. Orbinski was elected MSF's international president from 1998 to 2001, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to MSF in 1999 for its medical humanitarianism.
2013: In this special year, we invited Roméo Dallaire, Stephen Lewis and Dr. James Orbinski to share a stage for the first time, as Prospect presented a thought-provoking panel discussion on the theme: Intervening: a mindset instead of a moment.
2015: Professor Robert Reich is the former Secretary of Labor from the Clinton administration, an internationally-renowned speaker and the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.
Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock" and "The Work of Nations."
His film, "Inequality for All," is available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand.
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