Edmonton employment


Career Fair at Alberta Indigenous Games 2015

On July 14 & 15, 2015, DECSA hosted our Career Fair at the Alberta Indigenous Games. Aboriginal youth, athletes and community members came from around Rundle Park, where the games are hosted, to learn about employment and education opportunities, or even to get hired on the spot. You can […]


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 […]


Advice from Anne-Marie

Clients from Ventures, an entrepreneurship program for people with disabilities here at DECSA, often attend the free lunchtime business seminars run by Capital !deas, at the Edmonton Journal. During these session, clients get the chance to learn from a panel of fellow business owners who share their advice on […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


Open House

Yesterday, October 23rd, was our Open House, and are so thankful for what turned out to be an awesome day.  We enjoyed meeting new people, as well as reconnecting with some more  familiar faces. It was the perfect opportunity for participants and staff alike to share what we do here at DECSA, and […]


Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a safe and special long weekend! Here’s what DECSA staff had to say when asked the question, “What are YOU thankful for?” Turkey. Good Health. Happy children. Having a job. Kettle bells. Supportive family and friends. For my family. For my career. For my home. […]


Resume Basics: Part 2, Functional

Last week we talked about chronological resumes, and what their advantages and disadvantages were. A functional resume, unlike the chronological resume, focuses on your skills, rather than your work experience. According to the ALIS website “A functional resumé highlights what you did, rather than where and when. It focuses on […]


You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

We’ve all been in relationships, romantic or otherwise, that made us cringe inwardly. Overly close, painfully distant, perpetually irritating, frighteningly explosive – whatever the problems were, none of us want to experience those hurts again. But creating healthy relationships can be challenging and confusing. Our relationships are central to […]