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DECSA strives to connect with all the amazing events that take place in Edmonton. We are also directly or indirectly involved in a large number of them, and some of these events are our very own!

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Workshop: Practicing Safe and Ethical Entrepreneurship

“Safe” is not a term we usually associate with entrepreneurship, and as anyone who has tried it can confirm, maintaining your own business is never without risk. Even so, we at DECSA believe in minimizing unnecessary risk as often as possible, while promoting ethical entrepreneurship at every stage.
So, how can small business owners keep themselves relatively safe, avoid scams, and still manage to flourish? Let’s explore!

What We’ll Discuss

The Ventures staff will walk you through the basics of making safe hires, protecting your rights (and those of your employees) and spotting scams, both on and offline. We’ll also cover safe, ethical ways to do business with clients. Whether that client is your best friend or a complete stranger, we’ll teach you how to protect your business interests without compromising the quality of your product or service. Ways to maintain professional distance, even in emotionally-charged situations, will also be discussed.

Who’s Invited?

This discussion is targeted to Ventures clients but open to the public, so bring a friend or two! There is no need to register ahead of time, but accessibility requests should be made in advance as we cannot guarantee same-day accommodations. If you have specific accessibility requests, please call (780) 474-2500. We will make every effort to ensure the event is as inclusive as possible!

Where and When?

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm — 3:30 pm
Location: the DECSA building (11515 71 ST NW, Edmonton)

Hot Dog Sale: March 29, 2018

Are you looking for a way to support us while also enjoying an affordable, delicious lunch? Well, we’ve got you covered. Join us at the DECSA building (11515 71 st) on Thursday, March 29th between 11:30 am and 1 pm for a five-dollar hot dog lunch and some great company!

What Does Your $5 Get You?

Bring just five bucks and you’ll get a freshly-grilled hot dog, a pop, and a bag of chips. You also get the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing you’re supporting DECSA’s efforts to break down barriers to employment for all Albertans.
Could you dream of better?
We hope to see you then!

Other Ways to Help

Can’t make it to the hot dog sale? Don’t despair: there are other ways to support our clients. The easiest way is to donate directly, and remember that we do accept drop-off donations. Alternatively, simply spread the word about our programs and services. The more clients who know about us, the better our services will be.

DECSA’s Surf and Turf


Art classes by Alberta Mentorship Society of Alberta. Join us every Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 pm at DECSA (11515 71 Street) in Room D11. $2 for admission.






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