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Entrepreneur Lawrence Bonda Speaks at DECSA

Last week, the always well-dressed Edmonton entrepreneur Lawrence Bonda spoke to our Ventures class of entrepreneurs with disabilities. Lawrence Bonda (left) Lawrence has faced many hardships, and he has received support from Ventures. He volunteered with a real estate network for several years, then branched into marketing and web services, and he […]


Coats for Kids and Families 2015

We are pleased to announce that once again we are a depot for United Way’s “Coats for Kids and Families” campaign. We currently have children’s, women’s and men’s coats available for those in need. Quantities are limited. Depot runs until March 2016. Our depot hours are Monday to Friday from […]


Event at Rexall Place? Park at DECSA!

Are you a fan of the Edmonton Oilers? Would you like to support the important work done by the programs at DECSA? Then grab your Oilers tickets and come on down to DECSA (11515 – 71 St), where you can park for only $5! We’re only a 10 minute walk from Rexall Place. We’re […]


Come, Come to the DECSA Marketplace!

Have you heard about DECSA’s Marketplace? It’s our place for local vendors to sell their products and services, right here at DECSA!   You don’t want to miss this great monthly opportunity to shop for local crafts, clothing, artwork and other unique items!   The Marketplace sometimes includes a hot lunch for […]


Spirit of Our Sisters: September Events

Three important Spirit of Our Sisters events will be taking place in September. Click on the posters to enlarge them. Sept. 26: Round Dance to Honour Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Location: Recreation Centre at Enoch, Alberta Time: 3 pm – 11 pm Sept. 28 – 30: Gathering To Honour Murdered & […]


Beatrix at the Transitions graduation

Transitions Graduation & Beatrix's Story

This week, another class of participants graduated from our Transitions program, which is for males and females (including transgendered individuals) who have experienced sexual exploitation or been involved in the sex trade. Participants receive pre-employment and life management skills with the goal of moving into mainstream employment or education. The program includes financial […]


Video: Patti Shares Her Transitions Story

Have you ever wondered what our Transitions program is all about? Watch our new video below to see Patti share her Transitions story and explain the program. Click here for more info. To enroll in the Transitions program, you do not need a referral. Call us at (780) 474-2500 or visit us at […]


Transitions Graduation & Mina's Story

Last week, another class of DECSA clients graduated from our Transitions program, which is for males and females (including transgendered individuals) who have experienced sexual exploitation. Clients receive pre-employment and life management skills with the goal of moving into mainstream employment or education. The cake is cut as Transitions clients […]