education


Here a Dog, There a Dog: Service Animals in the Workplace

Dogs have been providing humans with companionship and comfort for centuries, but they have also begun to fill specific, diverse roles related to neurological and physical disabilities. There are about a hundred service dogs in Alberta alone, so it’s possible that you’ll encounter one of them in your workplace. Whether […]


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 […]

Beatrix at the Transitions graduation

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 […]


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 […]


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. For […]


Introduction to Our Programs Part 4 – Webinars and Women's Financial Literacy

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Our employment opportunities do not end with the programs we mentioned last week! While DECSA’s resource library is always available to anyone wishing to further their knowledge of business planning and development, we also offer webinars designed to help entrepreneurs at every stage […]