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.
Cynthia Johnson, Chairperson, Board of Directors
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
"People helping people make a difference" That’s what Candora is all about.
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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: Training Center: 3315A-118 Ave (beside Boston Pizza)
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 for Adina, Our English as an Additional Language Teacher and she will call you back.
Need computer skills?
Drop into room 262 to register, Classes: Thurs 1 to 3 pm
We are in need of donations for our Emergency Food Cupboard, plus diapers and baby food.
Call 780-474-5011 for more information
Small or large, Candora appreciates each and every
donation we receive.
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