Member Directory

Our Member Directory allows you to search for PCDC members in the three regions and provides a snapshot of the services offered by each organization.

Calgary

Aboriginal Futures

200, 6011 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G5
Contact: Sade Auger
sade@aboriginalfutures.com
Tel: (403) 253-5311
www.aboriginalfutures.com

ABES Health

2910 – 3rd Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6T7
Contact: Mitch McCormick
Mitch.m@abes.ca
Tel: (403) 232-8758
www.abes.ca

BGS Enterprises Inc.

100, 910 – 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3N8
Contact: Penny Lawrence
penny@bgsenterprises.com
Tel: (403) 234-9119
www.bgsenterprises.com

Bredin Centre for Learning

500, 744 – 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3T4
Contact: Shirley Edwards
shirleyedwards@bredin.ca
Phone: (403) 261-5775
Fax: (403) 264-9736
www.bredin.ca

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

5th floor, 1111 – 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G5
Contact: Gordana Radan
gradan@ccis-calgary.ab.ca
Tel: (403) 262-2006
www.ccis-calgary.ab.ca

The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is a non-profit organization that offers settlement and integration support to immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. Since our inception over 30 years ago, CCIS has grown to an organization comprised of 240 multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff members and nearly 2,000 volunteers who collectively speak more than 62 languages, and offer 70 programs and services out of 14 locations, as well as 25 outreach locations in Calgary and Southern Alberta. We are the largest immigrant serving agency in Alberta, and one of the leading immigrant serving agencies in Canada. CCIS’ Business, Employment and Training Services (BETS) Division promotes the integration of newcomers in the regional workforce by providing services in the areas of employment training, language learning, employment counseling, and skills enhancement. BETS is dedicated to building partnerships with local industry and fostering public understanding of the wealth of skills, experience and expertise newcomers can contribute to our region’s labour market.

Centre for Newcomers

1010, 999 – 36th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2A 7X6
Contact: Admasu Tachble
a.tachble@centrefornewcomers.ca
(403) 569-3325 (main)
(403) 537-8805 (direct)
www.centrefornewcomers.ca

Champions Career Centre

650, 839 – 5th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 3C8

Contact: Lisa Moon

lmoon@championscareercentre.org

Tel: (403) 232-0751

www.championscareercentre.org

Champions Career Centre helps the one in six Albertans with disabilities have full and equal access to career and employment opportunities. Champions helps both clients and employers to overcome workplace challenges to meet diversity standards, create mutually beneficial placements and ensure a positive, supportive workplace environment. Champions is a pan-disability agency, which means we work with people who have visible or invisible disabilities. Visible disabilities include mobility issues and visual impairment. Invisible disabilities include hearing impairment, learning disabilities, chronic pain, diabetes, anxiety and depression. Over the years we have connected thousands of people to the right job and helped many employers recruit and retain top talent with disabilities. Clients tell us Champions is a supportive environment. Employers tell us Champions helps by keeping their bottom-line in mind. Both tell us they appreciate how we create a truly customized approach to all we do.”

McBride Career Group Inc.

4th floor, 602 – 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 1L3
Contact: Shirley McBride
shirley@mcbridecareers.com
Tel: (403) 777-5633
www.mcbridecareergroup.com

McBride Career Group Inc. began their work with unemployed Albertans in 1989, and has continually expanded services to present specialization in career consulting, employment support, occupational training, and professional development. There are three focal points to service provision:

Unemployed Albertans: To assist unemployed individuals to achieve and retain meaningful employment opportunities.

Career Changers: To assist working Albertans to identify steps required toward job and career goals.

Alberta Employers: To support the hiring, training, developing and retention of capable employees.

Momentum

16, 2936 Radcliffe Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2A 6M8
Contact: Iris Assouline
irisa@momentum.org
(403) 204-2672
www.momentum.org

Through Momentum’s community economic development programs, participants build and balance their human, social, personal, physical and financial assets – creating a sustainable livelihood. Momentum offers programs in three areas – skills training, business development and financial literacy. The Skills Training programs focus on trades training with immigrant and Aboriginal participants. The Business Development programs work with individuals who face barriers to traditional employment and are interested in setting up micro-businesses. The Financial Literacy programs build knowledge and confidence through workshops and matched-savings programs.

Motive-Action Training Foundation

Unit A, 1201 – 42nd Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1Z5
Contact: Karl Herzog
karl.herzog@motiveaction.com
Tel: (403) 287-3132
www.motiveaction.com

Prospect Human Services Society

915 – 33rd Street NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6T2
Contact: Tarina Dueck
tarina.dueck@prospectnow.ca
Tel: (403) 273-3139
www.prospectnow.ca

Established in 1987, Prospect helps create a more productive, diverse, and inclusive workforce. Using a variety of innovative assessment, skill development, placement and retention strategies, Prospect programs build individual, employer, workplace and workforce capacity. At the heart of our efforts is a desire to break down barriers that impede individuals from finding meaningful work. We want all Albertans, regardless of circumstance, to be able to fulfill their employment potential. Prospect drives change by designing solutions that bring out the best in individuals, employers and ourselves. We value great ideas, individual value, collaboration, enthusiasm, and the drive to get things done.

Transitional Vocational Program

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
Contact: Craig Baskett
cbaskett@mtroyal.ca
Tel: (403) 440-6872
http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/ContinuingEducation/tvp/index.htm

Since 1980 TVP has been providing a variety of unique post-secondary programs that foster personal, professional and academic growth for adults with developmental disabilities.

WCG Services

229, 495 – 36 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6K3
Contact: DeVera Nybo
devera.nybo@wcgservices.com
Tel: (403) 235 4740
www.wcgservices.com
WCG’s focus remains directly on people, through these core business streams:

  • employment programming
  • vocational rehabilitation services
  • training and development
  • case management solutions

With 20 years of hands-on experience behind us, our focus remains directly on people. WCG’s team builds strong relationships with clients and partners in an environment where innovation is welcomed, collaboration is embraced, and enthusiasm thrives. We pride ourselves on delivering superior service that is professional, respectful, and customized to each new challenge. Our team’s successes spring from a foundation built on knowledge, trust, integrity, and professionalism.

YWCA of Calgary

320 – 5th Avenue SE
Contact: Val Tkacik
vtkacik@ywcaofcalgary.com
Tel: (403) 705-5773
www.ywcaofcalgary.com

Central Region

Academic Express Inc.

Unit B, 4946 – 50 Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 1X7
Contact: Shelley Sauter
academicexprerssrd@gmail.com
(403) 340-1930
www.academicexpress.ca

Academic Express Adult Education & Training has been certified with Student Finance Board since 1998 and is a member of the Alberta Association of Career Colleges. Our small group delivery, expertise instruction, and caring teachers provide our students with success in adult education and training. We are funded by Alberta Human Services and students may access grant funding to attend training.

Bredin Centre for Learning

400, 4406 – 50 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3Z6
Contact: Alison Ecklund
alison.ecklund@bredin.ca
(587) 273-0228

Career Assistance Network

102, 5214 – 47 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3P7
Contact: Shaune Fandrey
shaune@rdcan.ca
(403) 341-7811
www.rdcan.ca

Cosmos Community Support Services Ltd.

1, 7428 – 49th Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4P 1M2
Contact: Carla Lawerence
carla.lawerence@cosmosreddeer.org
(403) 343-0715
www.cosmosreddeer.ca

Career services at Cosmos are designed to help people gain the skills, knowledge, and training to successfully compete in todays’ ever-changing labour market. We offer over thirty years of experience in supporting job seekers, employers and industry leaders through our innovative and flexible training programs. Most importantly, our client’s on-going success speaks for itself. We currently deliver a number of government funded programs which offer unemployed, under-employed, and marginally employed Albertans the opportunity to gain on-the-job training and employment in a range of industries and roles. Our extensive partnerships with businesses and cross-industry leaders afford our clients the competitive edge in launching their new careers.

Employment Placement & Support Services (EPSS)

4915 – 54 Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 2G7
Contact: Chris Upsdell
cupsdell@epssworks.com
(403) 343-6249
www.epssreddeer.com

Lacombe & District Employment Service Centre

5230 – 45th Street
Lacombe, AB T4L 2A1
Contact: Monika Rondeel
mrondeel@action-group.org
(403) 786-0044
www.lacombeemployment.com

Located in Central Alberta, our Labour Market Resource Centres provide comprehensive employment services in Lacombe, Ponoka, Rimbey, and surrounding areas including Blackfalds, Eckville, Clive, Mirror, and Tees. We offer a wide range of assistance free of charge for employers seeking skilled workers and for people who may be re-entering the workforce, looking for employment, considering a career change, or reviewing their options for education. Our Employment Specialists contribute their knowledge and expertise of extensive labour market information and services that include job search strategies, interview skills, career and educational planning, resume and cover letter writing, workplace training programs, online application assistance, employment counselling, job placement programs, portfolio development, job postings and job fairs.

McBride Career Group Inc.

8, 4621 – 63 Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 7A6
Contact: Shirley McBride
shirley@mcbridecareers.com
(403) 348-0218
www.mcbridecareergroup.com

McBride Career Group Inc. began their work with unemployed Albertans in 1989, and has continually expanded services to present specialization in career consulting, employment support, occupational training, and professional development. There are three focal points to service provision:

Unemployed Albertans: To assist unemployed individuals to achieve and retain meaningful employment opportunities.

Career Changers: To assist working Albertans to identify steps required toward job and career goals.

Alberta Employers: To support the hiring, training, developing and retention of capable employees.

First Steps

1, 4737 – 49B Avenue
Lacombe, AB T4L 1K1
Contact: Audrey Herman
afirst@telus.net
(403) 782-5040
www.firststepcenter.ca

The FIRST STEP Adult Education Center is an AB ED Accredited Private High School for adults returning to learning. We offer tutor-supported independent learning programs, focusing on the AB ED HIGHSCHOOL curriculum. Small classes and one-on-one tutoring enable the adult learners to meet the prerequisites of Colleges and Universities. We also have programs addressing the needs of ESL(EAL) learners and an ABE (Adult Basic Education) program, focusing on the basic (English, Science, Math) skills which would prepare them for entrance into HS courses. As well, we provide academic tutoring for those who want to challenge the AB Apprenticeship entrance exam or upgrade essential skills in the workplace. YES YOU CAN … is the prevailing motto of our dedicated tutors – who strive to create a friendly supportive learning environment, which invites Adults to challenge their abilities and take the first step in realizing their academic and career potential.

Edmonton

Acces Emploi Alberta

202, 8627 – 91st Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 3N1
Contact: Suzanne Corneau
Suzanne.corneau@accesemploi.net
Tel: (780) 490-6975
www.accesemploi.net

Anderson Career Training Institute

10604 – 172nd Street
Edmonton, AB T5S 1H8
Contact: Paul Anderson
info@acti.org
Tel: (780) 944-0909
www.acti.org

Anderson Career Training Institute (ACTI) provides the Self Employment training program in Edmonton.

As the longest running Self Employment training program in Edmonton, ACTI has provided this training to more than 1300 Albertans over a 21-year period helping them in their goal of starting and running their own business.

The program features 10 weeks of classroom training followed by 16 weeks of coaching as you get your business up and running. During the coaching phase, you’ll begin the process of setting up and operating your business and serving your customers with the guidance of a business coach.

A major reason for the success of this program is the instructor/coach team of over 18 entrepreneurs and business specialists. This makes sure that the training is practical, relevant and thorough.

Ballad Consulting Group

354, 10113 – 104th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 1A1
Contact: John Corie
jcorie@balladgroup.ca
Tel: (855) 295-7180
www.balladgroup.ca

BGS Enterprises Inc.

310, 10665 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9
Contact: Joe MacKay
joemackay@bgsenterprises.com
Tel: (780) 425-6655
www.bgsenterprises.com

Bissell Centre

10527 – 96th Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
Contact: Mark Bubel
mbubel@bissellcentre.org
Tel: (780) 423-2285
www.bissellcentre.org

Bredin Centre for Learning

9th Floor, 10045 – 111th Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2M5
Contact: Debbie Green
debbie.green@bredin.ca
Tel: (780) 425-3730
www.bredin.ca

Careers in Transition (CIT)

420, 10621 – 100th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 0B3
Contact: Garry Rentz
grentz@citinc.ca
Tel: (780) 496-9224
http://citinc.ca/

CIT; Careers in Transition offers GED training and Alarm systems installer programs located in both Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The Fort Saskatchewan office is located at Suite 155, 10420- 98 avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, T8L 2N6. Career Under Construction is another entity that offers career services and information for unemployed and marginally employed residents of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. We offer short-term workshops, training and placement assistance. This office is located at Suite 162, 10404- 99th Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, T8L 3W2. Lives in Transition offer employment services for women leaving domestic abuse situations; call 780-496-9224.

DECSA

11515 – 71st Street
Edmonton, AB T5B 1W1
Contact: Carol Smith
csmith@decsa.com
Tel: (780) 474-2500
www.decsa.com

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

10211 – 97th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0L6
Contact: Erick Ambtman
eambtman@emcn.ab.ca
Tel: (780) 423-9501
www.emcn.ab.ca

EmployAbilities

400, 10909 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L9
Contact: Jason Loewer
jasonl@employabilities.ab.ca
Tel: (780) 423-4106
www.employabilities.ab.ca

McBride Career Group Inc.

801, 10242 – 105th Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L5
Contact: Shirley McBride
shirley@mcbridecareers.com
Tel: (780) 453-8210
www.mcbridecareergroup.com

McBride Career Group Inc. began their work with unemployed Albertans in 1989, and has continually expanded services to present specialization in career consulting, employment support, occupational training, and professional development. There are three focal points to service provision:

Unemployed Albertans: To assist unemployed individuals to achieve and retain meaningful employment opportunities.

Career Changers: To assist working Albertans to identify steps required toward job and career goals.

Alberta Employers: To support the hiring, training, developing and retention of capable employees.

On Site Placement (OSP)

802, 9707 – 110th Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9
Contact: Ken Marsh
kenm@osp.ab.ca
Tel: (780) 488-8122
www.osp.ab.ca

On Site Placement (1981, OSP) is a non-profit and charitable organization in Edmonton. Employers and clients benefit from FREE services promoting workplace diversity. About 300 clients find meaningful work each year. The Burke Temporary Employment Agency (OSP) employs about 130 temporary workers. Individuals find work matching their strengths, interests, and needs. Clients must be at least 17 years of age. Service Canada, Alberta Human Services, and Alberta Health fund OSP programs.

Prospect Human Services Society

102, 9940 – 106th Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
Contact: Karl Kuss
karl.kuss@prospectnow.ca
Tel: (780) 756-0444
www.prospectnow.ca

Established in 1987, Prospect helps create a more productive, diverse, and inclusive workforce. Using a variety of innovative assessment, skill development, placement and retention strategies, Prospect programs build individual, employer, workplace and workforce capacity. At the heart of our efforts is a desire to break down barriers that impede individuals from finding meaningful work. We want all Albertans, regardless of circumstance, to be able to fulfil their employment potential. Prospect drives change by designing solutions that bring out the best in individuals, employers and ourselves. We value great ideas, individual value, collaboration, enthusiasm, and the drive to get things done.