A Message from Our Board of Directors

Welcome to the Candora Society of Edmonton's website. In these pages, you will find information about Candora, our mission and values, our programs and community activities. For over 25 years, Candora has been a force for positive change in north-east Edmonton, ensuring that low-income Edmontonians have access to first-class, community-based programs. We take great pride in our staff members and our participants who strive every day to end the isolation of poverty and to reach out to those in need.

The Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds. Together, the Board sets policies for Candora to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our community, and to ensure that our able staff have the resources they need to carry out Candora's philosophy. Candora's day-to-day operations are overseen by our Executive Director, who is responsible for a staff of 30 people.

We see Candora as an instrument for positive change in Edmonton. If you would like to contribute to our success, as a Board member, a staff member, a donor, or as a participant, we encourage you to contact our Executive Director, Valerie Cudmore.

Linda Osborne, Chairperson, Board of Directors


NEW! Candora Employment Preparation Programs and Financial Literacy Facilitator


Candora (Can-Do-Rundle & Abbottsfield)

The Candora Society of Edmonton is a not for profit organization with a community development mandate to work with the residents of North East Edmonton to create a positive environment for families to live and grow and to collectively address issues of concern in our communities. The communities of Rundle and Abbottsfield are comprised of about 1,400 multi family housing units. A major proportion of the residents are from Aboriginal, multicultural, single parent, low income, or working poor families. Formal education levels may be low but the residents hold a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from their life experiences. The people in our community have valuable strength and vision, and through our collective wisdom, strength, energy, kindness and commitment we work together to create a great place to live. Candora, with resident input and assistance, develops and offers activities for adults, children and families to connect them to each other and the broader community.
"People helping people make a difference" That’s what Candora is all about.

Candora History Book - WE ARE CANDORA

English Classes

We offer classes where you can improve or learn English!

  • Develop your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for work, daily life and community.
  • Improve your ability to communicate effectively in various settings.
  • Be part of a friendly atmosphere, meet new people, enjoy a snack and have fun.

    Childcare may be available for preschool children if prearranged

    Registration is required, Three classes: Basic 1, Basic 2 and Intermediate

    Where:Upstairs, Abbottsfield Mall
    Basic 1: Mon. and Tue 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
    Basic 2: Wed. and Thurs. 1:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.
    Intermediate: Wed. and Thurs. 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

    For information Call: Candora Society of Edmonton, 3210-118 Ave. Room 262.
    Call 780-474-5011 and leave a message, Our English as an Additional Language Teacher will call you back.

Need computer skills?

Drop into room 262 to register, Classes: Thurs 1 to 3 pm

Donations Needed

We are in need of donations for our Emergency Food Cupboard, plus diapers and baby food.

Small or large, Candora appreciates each and every donation we receive.

Call 780-474-5011 for more information

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Candora Easier Read Booklet Learning Connections

Candora Summer Program

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