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The Worx - New Location Added!

We are excited to announce that The Worx is growing and adding new services. In addition to the services provided at the Employment Resource Centre in Prospect's Northeast Calgary location, we have added a new downtown location and resource centre.

Check out the new Worx downtown location, located at #130, 910 -7th Ave SW. Job seekers will find:

  • Knowledge - Access an online library of labour market information, industry/occupation profiles, education programs, and a host of career related articles, videos and resources. Improve your knowledge of the labour market, explore career options and make more informed decisions.
  • Preparation - Prepare to enter or stay in the workforce by accessing a range of pre-employment tools, activities and information including resume tips and cover letter templates.
  • Work -Work search for available jobs and connect to employers by accessing the most popular job search engines.
  • Connect -Connect to a number of networks, associations, volunteer organizations, and social media networks; stay informed of all upcoming Career and Employment Events in the Calgary area.

Prospect Holiday Closure

Prospect Human Services will be closed for the Holidays from Monday, December 25 to January 3.

Our regular business hours will commence on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.


For an emergency please contact:

Distress Centre: 403-266-HELP (4357). They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Income Support: Offices will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd. There is a 24 hour emergency Income Support contact centre. The number for this is 1-866-644-5135

Alberta Supports: 1-877-644-9992 or https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-supports.aspx

Call for Artists: Canada 150 - Diverse Reflections of Canada

Prospect Human Services is a not-for-profit that helps people who face barriers to employment overcome those obstacles through individual skill development and creating workplace capacity. We work with a diverse population including recent immigrants, ill-and-injured veterans, youth, people with mental health issues, and adults with disabilities. To enhance our programming and generate community engagement, we seek collaborative opportunities to explore our creativity and build meaningful connections.

We are excited to announce that we have the opportunity to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday through a large-scale storytelling and art collaboration in partnership with Loft 112 and the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society. The Diverse Reflections of Canada project aims to collect and showcase quotes and stories from across Canada’s diverse population, ensuring that underrepresented voices are heard. These stories will then be interpreted by our team of visual artists to add to our final exhibition in December. The final compilation of these stories will be published as a legacy piece and reflection of Canadian identity to distribute to our partners, various immigrant and settlement organizations, as well as the Calgary Board of Education. These voices will give our youth a broader view of Canadian culture.

We are seeking five artists to each create three original artworks. Artists will be provided with the content from the writers, which they will use as inspiration for their works. Participating artists will be given their choice of medium for their total of three 2-dimensional artworks and will have the choice between canvas, hard-board or birch wood panels. The artworks will be showcased in the public gallery exhibition at Loft 112 and in the book.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and sample of your works/portfolio to Stephanie.acheson@prospectnow.ca with the subject “Canada 150.”

 

Deadline for submissions is 12:00 PM, November 10, 2017.

 

Artists will be notified of their acceptance on or before November 20, 2017. All works need to be completed and submitted by December 5, 2017. If accepted, follow-up information and details will be provided to you. We appreciate your application and enthusiasm for celebrating diversity and Canada 150.

DEAM Team makes October a winning month.

Thanks to the Calgary Employment First Network, its partners, and the Government of Alberta, DEAM 2017 was a big success and continued to build awareness for disability employment.

Here are a few of the highlights:

The City of Calgary proclaimed Disability Employment Awareness Month for the second straight year.

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The Province of Alberta declared Disability Employment Awareness Month for the first time in history.


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Calgary Economic Development hosted an event where Industry Leaders shared Technologies and Innovations for employees with disabilities.

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For the second year, there was a DEAM Film Festival.

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A New Conversations Event was hosted by Mount Royal University’s Institute for Community Prosperity.

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And 30 Organizations were nominated for the DEAM Employer Awards this year. The winners, announced at the Gala on October 25th, were:

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Rocky Mountain Analytical.

The Co-operators.

ViTreo Group.

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We would like to thank The City of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Mount Royal University, The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Bow Valley College, and Picture This Film Festival.

Thanks also to the Government of Alberta and the Ministry of Community and Social Services for the financial support they provided with respect to all of this month’s activities.

We look forward to making DEAM 2018 bigger and better than ever!