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All parents welcome!

  • April 25— Practical Tips for Working with Culturally Diverse Families (am) &
    Progress Portfolio “I Can” follow-up (pm)
  • April 26— Practical Tips for Working with Culturally Diverse Families (am) &
    Progress Portfolio “I Can” follow-up (pm)
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NOW HIRING: Part-Time (28.00 Hours Per Week) Finance Manager

About GRIT
The GRIT Program is a dynamic, inclusive and family centered early education program. Funded through Alberta Education and Alberta Human Services, GRIT has been serving families who have a preschool child with a developmental disability in the Edmonton region since 1982. GRIT is well known for our strong commitment to core values of engaging families and the inclusion and meaningful participation of all children in everyday routines and activities of childhood. GRIT protects a positive work culture, provides flexibility to balance career and family life, as well as opportunities for professionals to engage in ongoing learning and reflective practice. To learn more about the GRIT program please visit our website at

The Job Opportunity
The GRIT Program is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to provide leadership and financial expertise while contributing to an innovative, fast-paced, and value-based organization.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance Manager is responsible for budget preparation, managing accounts receivable, monthly bank reconciliations and financial reports, managing investment funds, completion of funding applications and ensure financial compliance will all funders, oversee annual audit, and process bi-weekly payroll and the supervision of the Accounts Assistant. This individual is confident to interpret and direct the application of policies, procedures, guidelines, legislation and regulations as related to finance.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative self-starter demonstrating leadership in areas of financial forecasting, participation in strategic planning, communications supporting collaboration and high performance of staff engagement and a solution focused approach to their work and integrity of relationships. Experience with resource attainment, proposal and grant development, marketing and social enterprise and fundraising will be an asset.


  • Degree in Accounting or a combination of education and experience.
  • Accounting designation is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible and diversified accounting and management experience.
  • Proficient in Simply Accounting and EXCEL.
  • Knowledge of Payroll, Employment Standards and the Charitable Act

This position is 28 hours/ week and follows a school calendar of 10.5 months per year (closed in July). A competitive compensation package will be provided.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position are asked to submit their resume as a Word document or PDF to: Attention Human Resources –

Closing date: May 2, 2017

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Double Down – Kids Win When You Play!


The fun of a real casino with none of the risks!

Come out and roll the dice to support children with disabilities as they live, learn and play in community!
Each ticket purchase gives you:


Saturday, April 22
Lexus of Edmonton
11204 170 Street
Tickets $40

doors @ 6:45 PM

casino @ 7:00 PM
business casual dress
cash bar

Click here to buy tickets online

Our event is generously sponsored by the following donors:



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Mealtime Success

Thursday April 13
5:45—7:45 pm

Learn about developmentally appropriate food choices and whether your child’s current eating habits are typical or are out of the “norm”. Discuss strategies for helping your child’s diet have more variety. Held at Primrose Place Family Learning Centre, 6311—92 Avenue, Edmonton. Childcare and dinner are provided.

Registration is required via email at or by calling (780)469-0663.

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