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9th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast – Thank You!

Yesterday, DECSA staff, volunteers and sponsors came together to deliver our 9th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast to our neighbours, colleagues, clients, agency partners, service providers, friends and family. Almost 500 guests enjoyed a delicious free breakfast as well as children’s activities, a teepee, free library cards, DJ Max Peets and […]

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The Value of a Library Card

Still wondering if you should attend our 9th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:30 – 10:30 am? Wonder no more! Alongside DECSA staff and volunteers serving a delicious breakfast of free pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, orange juice, and strawberries with whipped cream, there will also be […]


The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

For DECSA, giving means bringing positive change to our community. We strive to give every day by supporting individuals with barriers to employment and education. What does giving mean to you? If you believe, like we do, that everybody can reach their full potential through acceptance and empowerment, then you […]


5 Reasons to Support Small Businesses

In case you haven’t heard, every month we host an indoor marketplace here at DECSA, where small businesses have a chance to sell their products at an inexpensive venue. If you didn’t already need an excuse to come shopping at DECSA, we’ve put together 5 more reasons why you should […]


Career Fair at Alberta Indigenous Games 2015 – Register Now

We are inviting employers, community groups and agencies to participate in our Career Fair at the Alberta Indigenous Games, which take place on July 14 & 15 at Rundle Park in Edmonton. This year’s Career Fair aims to connect employers and employees, build new partnerships, and share the wealth of information and resources available in […]


Nothing Beats Confidence!

We are honoured to have Confidence Coach Shirley Borrelli join us here at DECSA (11515 71 Street) on April 30th at 2pm. Shirley will be presenting on how to increase your chances of getting hired by projecting confidence, even if you don’t feel it! All are welcome to attend.


Volunteering for Health!

When we talk about reasons for volunteering, we often think about how it nice it can look on a resume, or how rewarding it is to give back to our community. Sure it’s great to volunteer for those reasons, but what about the potential health benefits we can reap? Here are three reasons […]


Adventures in Ventures

Listen up! Our Ventures program will once again be running a 5-week Business Development workshop series, starting next week. Ventures serves entrepreneurs with disabilities to gain the skills, support, and tools to move forward with a concept, idea, plan or existing business. We only have a few spaces left, so if […]


The DECSAmobile!

Clients and staff gathered on the front lawn of DECSA on Tuesday to watch the arrival of a generous gift from ATB Financial: a cargo van! The van, which even features DECSA’s logo, was driven up to the front of the building by staff from ATB Financial, and presented to […]


5 Tips on Goal Setting

The clock has struck midnight, the ball has dropped, and a whole new list of New Years resolutions has been made. Whether your dreams for 2015 are big or small, here’s a list of 5 ways to ensure you achieve your goals! 1. Choose an attainable goal We all have dreams, but some […]