News & Events

Last Day of Programming

  • The final day of programming before the summer break will be on Thursday, June 29.
  • The office will be closed for the summer after Friday, June 30.
  • The office will reopen for the new program year on Monday, August 14.
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GRIT Staff Luncheon

Wednesday, June 21, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
The Chateau Nova Hotel
13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton

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Thank You to the Tetra Society!

A huge thank you to the Tetra Society, Edmonton Chapter, for volunteering their expertise and time on two projects for GRIT. The Tetra Society is a non-profit organization that has skilled volunteers who create devices or equipment for people with disabilities. GRIT OT’s and PTs have been thrilled to work with the Tetra organization to create inclusive opportunities for children to play and move. They have made height adjustable tables that will allow children in floor sitter to have a table top surface to work and play on. Tetra Society has also invested a lot of time and expertise to fix a switch adapted motorized vehicle so that young children who have limited mobility can experience the joy of moving independently. Thank you to Brittney, Stuart, and Rene for your time, expertise, and collaboration!

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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: June 21, 2017

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June Newsletter

Our June 2017 newsletter is now online! You can read it by visiting the Newsletters Page. We’ve also added highlights from the newsletter to the News & Events section.


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