Ventures


Entrepreneur Lawrence Bonda Speaks at DECSA

Last week, the always well-dressed Edmonton entrepreneur Lawrence Bonda spoke to our Ventures class of entrepreneurs with disabilities. Lawrence Bonda (left) Lawrence has faced many hardships, and he has received support from Ventures. He volunteered with a real estate network for several years, then branched into marketing and web services, and he […]


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. […]


Come, Come to the DECSA Marketplace!

Have you heard about DECSA’s Marketplace? It’s our place for local vendors to sell their products and services, right here at DECSA!   You don’t want to miss this great monthly opportunity to shop for local crafts, clothing, artwork and other unique items!   The Marketplace sometimes includes a hot lunch for […]


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 small […]


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 […]


DECSA Client Dave O’Riordan Interviewed on CTV News

CTV News interviewed Dave O’Riordan, a past client of DECSA’s, as part of Mental Health Week. When Dave was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1994, he felt alone, afraid, and helpless. Through a journey that he describes in his book Bipolar Shoes: People Do Matter, Dave came to understand that […]