What’s going on at DECSA?

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: Business Startup Checklist

So you’ve got your viable business idea. You’re drafting a killer business plan, and your elevator pitch is gold. You know your value proposition (what makes your business likely to make money). You’ve even done preliminary marketing research. You’re ready to launch, right?
Not quite. Before you bring your business out into the world, be sure you have a solid grasp of your basic business checklist–that is, all the legal and financial information you’ll need to get started.
If your eyes glazed over when you read “legal and financial,” never fear. Our free, comprehensive workshop will make everything crystal clear!

What You’ll Learn

During this two-hour workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of:

  • Legal permits and associated paperwork
  • Payroll
  • Certifications (food safety, first-aid etc.)
  • Canada Revenue Agency requirements
  • GST

Who’s Invited?

This workshop is 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 workshop is as inclusive as possible!

Where and When?

Date: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: the DECSA building (11515 71 ST NW, Edmonton)

Holiday Marketplace

Marketplace is back! Long-time friends of DECSA will remember that we host occasional marketplace events to help local vendors, including our clients, sell their handcrafted, locally-produced goods. While we no longer host these monthly, a holiday edition of Marketplace is coming your way!

Where and When

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Location: the DECSA building, which can be found at 11515 71 ST NW, Edmonton

Want to be a vendor?

If you’d like to book a table for just $10.00 please call (780) 474-2500. Limited space may be available on the day of the event, should you wish to rent a table at the door.

DECSA’s annual 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.






Save the Date:

Annual Pancake Breakfast: July 5,

Want more information about our events? Contact us!