Fairs & Events

Career and employment events

Hiring fairs, recruiting events, employment forums, networking opportunities and more are offered throughout the year – on and off campus – by a variety of Calgary and area businesses and organizations. Check often as new events are added every week.

Transitional Vocational Program (TVP) — volunteer opportunity

The TVP and the Adult Literacy Tutoring Service requires volunteer tutors to assist learners with mild disabilities in preparing for employment and independent living. Training is provided.

Where: Mount Royal University | 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Contact: Olivia Parson at osemm167@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7246

ATB Internship Sprint

The ATB Internship Sprint utilizes ideas in ATB Financial's Innovation team's pipeline to engage Mount Royal students in a unique entrepreneurial work-integrated learning experience. Participating students work in multi-disciplinary teams with mentors from the ATB Innovation team to validate and 'hack' a solution for one of the organization's actual ideas or problems during a paid, one-month Design-Sprint style internship. The Internship Sprint runs from January 8, 2020 to February 5, 2020, and requires a commitment of approximately 6-8 hours per week. Students develop their skills while building a product that could disrupt ATB Financial and beyond.

When: Deadline to apply is Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at midnight.
Learn more and apply online: bit.ly/ATBINTERNSPRINT

Kids Help Phone Walk so Kids Can Talk — volunteer opportunities

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. As a charity, we rely on donations and funds raised from events to help us continue to be there for youth. Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is our biggest fundraising event and will happen on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

You could be part of this fun event by becoming a member of the Committee that helps organize this fundraiser. The following positions are available:

  • Secretary: Support the Chair and assist with administrative tasks
  • Route & Logistics Lead: Lead the organizing of a logistical plan and secure rental items
  • Food & Beverage Lead: Responsible for overseeing the logistics involved with organizing the food/drink for volunteers and participants
  • Participant Engagement Lead: Works with their subcommittee to connect and engage with past & present teams
  • Sponsorship Lead: Works alongside Kids Help Phone staff to secure and steward corporate sponsors leading up to and on the day of the walk

Time commitment is approximately five hours per month from January to May. Monthly meetings from January to March, and bi-weekly meetings from April to the beginning of May. Meeting take place at Kids Help Phone's office (1550 5st SW, Calgary).

When: Sunday, May 3, 2020 | Times TBA
Where: Eau Claire Plaza | 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary
If you are interested: Please send your resume to Carolina Bejarano, Development Officer at carolina.bejarano@kidshelpphone.ca

Families & Schools Together (F&ST) – volunteer opportunities

The Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program of Catholic Family Service is a world-renowned family prevention-based program that supports each member of the family to learn new skills and be the best they can be — at home, at school and in the community. We are looking for fun, encouraging, non-judgemental, and responsible volunteers to support the families involved with F&ST!

Volunteers may include students, individuals, families, and groups. Volunteers in the F&ST program work well individually and in groups, are positive role models, and are comfortable interacting with children and families and experiencing community development first hand.

Volunteers provide support to the F&ST team and families by setting up and cleaning up the program space, preparing food, serving meals, playing with children of all ages, and providing other program support as needed. Additional volunteer roles are also available for those interested in gaining leadership, prevention, and group facilitation skills.

When: Once per week from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. for 9 consecutive weeks from October to December 2019.
Where: Various elementary schools in Calgary.
For more information: Contact Cami Pulido, F&ST Coordinator, at
camilo.pulido@cfs-ab.org or 403.205.5204

Hull Services — Volunteer mentor for children & youth

Hull Services is currently looking for male mentors for children & youth. These boys live in the south part of Calgary.

Be a positive role model, identify and develop their strengths, build their self-esteem, improve their life skills and expose them to new interests and opportunities. Mentors are an integral part of our holistic approach to treatment and care — they often are the only unpaid support in these children's lives.

Qualifications: Vehicle and valid driver's license. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Genuine interest in supporting children/youth. Ability to set boundaries, be consistent, resolve conflicts, and demonstrate a respectful, flexible and open-minded approach. An understanding of mental health and behavioural challenges is an asset.
Commitment: An average of 1 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of one year.

When: There is no closing date for this opportunity as they are always recruiting volunteers.
For more information: Contact Marilyn Boston at 403.542.4215 or mboston@hullservices.ca to learn more.
To apply: Complete the online application here: https://www.hullservices.ca/team/mentor-mentor-volunteers

Mentor the next generation of business leaders

Junior Achievement is currently looking for passionate volunteers to take part in jump-starting our future generation’s knowledge to succeed in the global economy. After receiving brief training from our JA staff, volunteers are ready to teach and mentor students between Grades 4 to 12 with ease using our guided step-by-step materials. Programs focus on concepts including money management, business start-ups, team diversity and work readiness.

Elementary and Middle School (EMS) opportunities run on an individual basis between 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Our high school “Company” program runs between 6 to 9 p.m. once per week for a full 18-week period.

Contact: Gillian Dunlop, EMS Programs Coordinator, 403.781.2591 or gdunlop@jasouthalberta.org
For more information: Visit jasab.ca/programs

Business Link events and activities

Business Link is Alberta's entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps people navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. They provide one-on-one support and guidance, market research, access to experts, training, networking opportunities, and specialized support for Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Live webinars
What: Alberta experts and organizations present and answer questions in live interactive-style and presentation-based webinars covering business topics including market research, sales and marketing, regulations, financing, selling to the government, independent contracting, and more.
When: Most Fridays
Where: Online (can be accessed from anywhere!)
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

In-person learning and events
What: Participate in regular monthly workshops and BizConnections events in Edmonton and Calgary that provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and support one another.
When: Various dates throughout the month
Where: Various locations throughout Alberta
For more information: Visit businesslink.ca

Government of Alberta career fairs

Alberta Works is partnering with local and regional agencies throughout the year to deliver job fairs in many communities throughout the province. The list is updated often, so check back for dates and locations near you. Job seekers who attend should bring resumes and be prepared to be interviewed on site.

For more information and updates: Visit humanservices.alberta.ca