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September 2020

Arcade Games and Prizes

September 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Arcade Games and Prizes are happening Saturday, September 5th from 2-5 PM. Guess what? We have a new Foosball and ping-pong table ready for a tourney! Regular drop-in hours are open and welcome to everyone from 12 - 8 PM.

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Youth Central Steer Committees

September 8, 2020

Youth Central has 8 different programs for youth, they best thing is they youth lead. These programs run from September to June and allow youth to meet other youth that want to make a difference in the yyc community.

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Girls Community Zoom Call – the Women’s Centre

September 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 1, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 1, 2020

Free

In this weekly online session, girls* in grades 5-9 are invited to come together to build community and share their skills with each other. Girls who join these calls will be able to participate in lively discussions, activities and girl-led sessions on art, body movement, crafts, issues important to girls and more. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays 4-5:45pm. This program will complement the in-person programs and give participants a chance to meet girls of different ages. Girls are welcome…

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Free entrepreneurship program for youth + adults

September 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Peer Supported Startup Program (for adults 30+) The Peer Supported StartUp Program is a free 8-week online learning program for individuals 30+ interested in launching or growing a small business or income generating activity, who have experienced mental health or addictions challenges. Individuals will network with like-minded entrepreneurs and build connections with each other, connect with coaches and upon the successful completion of the program receive a $300 start up grant. Interested participants can learn more here- https://risehelps.ca/peer-supported-training/ The…

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Girl Force After School – Grades 7-9

September 17, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - November 26, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 26, 2020

Free

Girl Force, for girls in grades 7-9. Every Thursday evening from 4-5:45pm, girls* gather at the Women’s Centre in Bridgeland to lead sessions for each other, build their leadership skills, and discuss issues that matter to them. Last year girls were passionate about mental health, relationships, and identity, which they explored through different “craftivism” projects and hands-on activities. This is a drop-in program and participants are not required to come to every session, although it’s more fun when more girls…

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October Calendar

September 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are open for drop-in hours in-person at our new Diamond Willow location: 2716 Sunridge Way NE. Our drop-in hours are Wednesday-Friday 3pm - 8pm, and on Saturday/Sunday 12pm-8pm. We are taking numerous measures to keep our youth, Elders and staff safe as we begin to run in-person programming, including but not limited to: - sign-in measures that include contact information for contact tracing - temperatures taken at point of sign-in - COVID screening questions at point of sign-in -…

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YEC Seasonal Retail Opportunities Preparation Workshop

September 25, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on September 29, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on September 23, 2020 at 2:30pm

One event on September 30, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on October 9, 2020 at 2:30pm

Free

In anticipation of upcoming retail seasonal/holiday hiring, The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre will be offering a series of workshops to help you prepare a strong application and feel prepared to work in a busy retail store. Prior to the workshops, you will work with your counsellor, to create a targeted retail resume. During the workshops we will cover: Interview Skills: learn how to prepare, about general and behavioural interview questions, and how to communicate the relevant experience you…

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October 2020

Girl Power After School – Grades 5 & 6

October 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - December 2, 2020 @ 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 2, 2020

Free

Girl Power After School is for girls* in grades 5 and 6. Girls get to explore issues that they’ve identified as important to them such as body image, relationships, and identity. Activities like crafts, games, dancing, and theatre give girls a chance to talk about and take action on serious issues in their lives in fun and creative ways. Girls hang out together on Wednesdays 4-5:45pm. This is an 8-week registered program. Sign up is required in order to ensure…

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Accepting Applications: Automotive/Heavy Equipment Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training

October 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This program is open to people born outside of Canada (citizen, permanent resident and convention refugee with a valid work and study permit) or Indigenous Calgarians (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) who are unemployed or working less than 20 hours a week, and have a CLB level 5/6. The pre-apprenticeship program is for people who would like to become apprentice automotive service technicians or apprentice heavy duty equipment technicians. Participants must be Ready, Willing, and Able to commit to our 25…

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November 2020

Riel Institute Education Aboriginal Family and Youth Support Program

November 1, 2020
Riel Institute, 2910 3rd Avenue NE
Calgary, AL
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Free

RIEL Institute for Education & Learning Aboriginal Family & Youth Support Program COURSES Communications in Counseling, Critical Reading & Writing, Microsoft Office Suite Intro, Rural & Northern Studies, Family Violence, Addictions, Codependency, Theories Methods & Models, Life Enhancement, Indigenous Studies, Intro to Human Services, Teaching of the Elders WORKSHOPS & CERTIFICATES Employability Training, First Aid, Suicide Intervention, Crisis Intervention Training, Cultural Awareness, Holistic Wellness, Financial Literacy PROGRAMS ARE DELIVERED IN A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE & FOCUSED ATMOSPHERE INTERESTED IN TRAINING AND…

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November Calendar

November 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

We are once again open for drop-in hours in-person at our new Diamond Willow location: 2716 Sunridge Way NE. Our drop-in hours are Wednesday-Friday 3pm - 8pm, and on Saturday/Sunday 12pm-8pm. We are taking numerous measures to keep our youth, Elders and staff safe as we begin to run in-person programming, including but not limited to: - sign-in measures that include contact information for contact tracing - temperatures taken at point of sign-in - COVID screening questions at point of…

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Virtual Annual General Meeting

November 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
USAY, 811 Manning Rd NE #211
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7L4 Canada
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We invite you to join us for our Virtual Annual General Meeting. Are you interested in becoming a board member? Looking to find out who is a supporter of USAY? Join us an see what USAY's been up to!

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December 2020

Holiday Meal Kit

December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2021 at 10:00am

One event on December 18, 2020 at 4:00pm

The Alex Community Food Centre Holiday Meal Kit Friday December 18, 2020 10:00-12:00PM or 4:00-6:00PM Come by for a free holiday meal kit full of delicious festive food! Meal kit includes a main dish, sides, and dessert for the whole family with vegetarian & halal option available too. For more info call us at (403) 455-5792 or email goodfood@thealex.ca Drop in or call ahead to book your kit - everyone welcome!

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Npower Information Session: Free IT Training Program!

December 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Online Zoom information session hosted by Trellis Youth Employment Lab to learn about Npower: A FREE IT Training Program for young people ages 18-29 years old. No experience required. Come learn about the Junior IT Analyst Program. This 15 week training opportunity allows you to learn the best and latest computer skills, programs and techniques, earn industry approved certifications and train for today's fast paced, solution focused IT environment. Graduates receive job placement support to launch your IT career. Program…

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January 2021

DWYL January Virtual Programs

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - January 31 @ 8:00 pm

Hello Everyone, As we come back together at a safe distance in the New Year of 2021, we at Diamond Willow Youth Lodge (DWYL) wanted to share with you some of the things our youth can look forward to in January. We will be continuing to hold virtual spaces through zoom to: - connect with Elders every Thursday - learn more about ourselves through Hip Hop culture every Friday - learn something new through workshops and documentary screenings on Saturdays…

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Indigenous Workplace Wellness Circle

January 18 @ 12:00 am

Our next Indigenous Workplace Wellness Circle program will start January 18, 2021. Please see attached the poster, kindly post and circulate to your contacts. When: January 18 – March 12, 2021 (5 days per week, Monday - Friday) Time: 9am – 3pm Where: Virtual Hybrid Program To register: Call 403-253-5311 and book an appointment to meet with a career counsellor Program Outcomes: The Indigenous Workplace Wellness Circle is designed to help participants gain confidence, learn Essential Skills, better their communication…

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February 2021

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Rapping & Songwriting with Tribe.1491

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - February 28 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021

@tribe.1491 (Dwight Farahat) has a very special ongoing project which we are honoured to host! He is asking youth ages 15-29 yrs (6 indigenous; 5 non-indigenous) to submit their interest to him through DM (direct messaging) for a once-a-week, 12-month mentorship where you will be taught how to: 1) create an album, 2) shoot a music video, 3) learn how to market and advertise music, 4) learn about grant writing, 5) perform! Dont miss out on the opportunity! The group…

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24th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Sciences

February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$150

We are overwhelmed to announce the next digital edition of “24th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Sciences” scheduled on February 24-25, 2021. The theme for this event “Prodigious Discoveries in Nutrition and Food Sciences". Nutrition Science 2021 virtual Webinar meeting will present a comprehensive update on the global efforts, clinical trials, research programs, and case studies from industry and academia. The goal of this meeting is to provide learners with strategies to enhance the skills and capacities needed to…

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March 2021

DWYL March Programming

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Despite being completely virtual, we still offer a free, welcoming space for youth aged 12-29 to connect with Elders, learn new skills and express themselves through creative and performing arts! Every Thursday we welcome an Elder to spend time with the youth, tell stories and answer questions from the youth. This month we are honoured to welcome Elders Ruth Scalplock, Pablo Russell, Marion Lerat and Doreen Spence into our virtual space, and we look forward to learning from them. Our…

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