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Partnering to Build Capacities

Partnering to Build Capacities

Please allow me to boast about Calgary Alternative Employment Services’ experience with the Alex Community Food Centre. Marie came to Calgary Alternative Employment Services looking for support in her search for employment after stepping away from employment to...

Success Story: Kimberly Barr

Success Story: Kimberly Barr

Meet Kimberly.  Kimberly has been working at Canadian Tire for more than 10 years!  She first started at Canadian Tire as a part time cashier and after some job position trials, hard work and dedication, she is now a full-time self-checkout assistant!...

What is DEAM?

What is DEAM?

October is an eventful month that sees dropping temperatures, bite-sized candies being sold in mass quantities, days becoming shorter and some of that white stuff starting to fall from the skies.  October is also the provincially proclaimed month of DEAM-...

Success Story: Jesse Starkman

by Pamela Perez Jesse is a very talented guy, he loves to play the piano, he is a huge fan of the Calgary Flames, and he loves to talk to people. Jesse obtained his inclusive post-secondary education certificate of completion in Broadcasting from Mount Royal...

Success Story: Jessica and The Golden Leash

Jessica has always had a passion for dogs and wished to become a dog groomer. Being a dog groomer requires a lot of patience and the ability to work with all types of dogs. Over a year ago, Jessica began her journey volunteering at the Calgary Humane Society and...

What I wish I had time to tell you…

What I wish I had time to tell you…

Let’s pretend we’re being introduced to each other quickly for the first time and you ask me, “What do you do for a living?” I reply, “I am a Career Consultant.” And you mirror back to me the awkward, unsettled look on my face that has accompanied my response. It’s...

Accessibility and the New Central Library

Accessibility and the New Central Library

In various parts of Alberta and throughout Canada, access for patrons with disabilities to fully utilize and have access to libraries and their services is not yet available, or even expected. It should be noted how fortunate Calgarian’s are to have not only...