Lillian had been homeless for twelve years when she arrived at DECSA exhausted and discouraged. She was facing mental and emotional health challenges, and she was more than ready to find some stability. “I was broken, and I was trying to hide it, but I felt like I wasn’t worth […]
Would you like to gain administrative experience in a non-profit environment? Why not volunteer at DECSA? “I like the environment and I like the people,” says Ike, a volunteer admin assistant. He saw ads for DECSA in Edmonton’s train stations and then learned more about us from a brochure he […]
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 check […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 present […]
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. For […]
Take a look at our exclusive behind the scenes snaps of DECSA staff and volunteers working hard to make this day a success! Stay tuned for next week’s full photo coverage of the event.