Employment


6 Red Flags When Applying for Jobs Online

There’s never been a better time to use the internet as your primary job-search tool. Recruiters and employers are turning to online job boards and social media platforms to attract candidates. If you’ve applied for a job recently, chances are you did so online. It seems like a win-win, doesn’t […]


3 Reasons Your Job Search is Unsuccessful (and How to Improve)

The job hunt is unpredictable: there’s no way to know how long it will take or what the results will be. This unpredictability should never be used as an excuse not to conduct the most organized and efficient search possible, though. Yes, job hunting is somewhat influenced by luck, but […]


Good Night and Good Luck! Congratulations to our Ventures Graduates

Emotions ran wild at DECSA last Thursday! Ventures program clients wrapped up their six-week long curriculum, undertaking a gratifying ceremony in which many were left in wistful tears of jovial congratulations and farewells. The best part? Audience members were gifted the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness splendid entrepreneurial pitches provided by […]


What’s exciting at DECSA this summer?

#1 Free 10th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast Our 10th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast is coming up on July 6, from 7:30 to 10:30! As always, it’s completely free and open to everyone, so come by with or without kids to savour some fresh breakfast, join in organized games, leap around the […]


Lillian in Assets Finds Work, Home and Hope

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 […]


Aaron – Assets for Success Program

DECSA is proud to announce that Aaron, a client in the Assets for Success program, has been hired at Tim Hortons; and after just two weeks, the store owner was so impressed that he increased his responsibilities. Aaron has gained a lot of self-confidence and is happy to be working […]


Re-Entering the Workforce? Here Are 5 Tips for Managing Your Money!

Felicia Ng, our friend at World Financial Group, teaches financial planning to our Ventures clients. We asked her: “What advice would you give someone who is just re-entering the workforce?” Here’s what she had to say. KNOW YOUR BUDGET Looking at what comes in and what goes out can be intimidating. […]


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 […]


Looking for Employment? Join ASSETS FOR SUCCESS Before August 21!‏

PLEASE NOTE: As of August 21, intakes for our Assets for Success program are closed for the year. If you have a mental health condition (depression, stress, phobia, anxiety, etc) and employment is your goal, then Assets for Success is the program for you! Am I eligible for this program? Albertans 18 years […]