Mentoring Matters

Did you know kids who have been mentored are more likely to give back to charity and volunteer in their own communities?

Learn more:

(content as seen on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area Facebook Page, February 24, 2017)

Alberta’s Promise rallies Calgary community with #PinkShirtPromise

Along with a multitude of Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations, WeEmploy Inc. participated in the Pink Shirt Day on February 22. The Anti-Bullying Day was also celebrated in schools across Canada.

4 reasons why it’s good for companies to do good

Lauren Pearson, PR and marketing manager at digital agency Yard wrote a an article in that posits why its beneficial for agencies to offer pro bono services to charities.

She lists 5 reasons:

  1. It provides opportunities for the company and its employees to give back to the community, accounting for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments.
  2. The company gains a strong avenue for gaining awareness and recognition locally among existing and potential customers.
  3. It opens doors to potential paid work in the future.
  4. Clients and customers will recognize that you work to make a difference, not just for profit.

The article, which you can read here in full.

Ya Hala! An evening of Syrian entertainment, food, and fun

Experience the rich culture of Syria at Ya Hala, a fundraising event filled with music, entertainment, food, poetry, henna, calligraphy and more.

The event is organized by the Syrian Women’s Club of Calgary, the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, and the Rotary Club of Calgary North.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased HERE.



PRESS RELEASE: AAISA launches Information Hub Website for Refugees in Alberta

Screen grab of Plans to open sections for Organizations and other services are underway.

Screen grab of Plans to open sections for Organizations and other services are underway.

Website helps refugees access information in multiple languages that can help them settle and thrive in Alberta.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 7, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) announces the launch of a new website,, which will serve as a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on settling in Alberta and services to support them in their new life.
Following one of the largest resettlements of refugees in Canadian history, the website, which is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, responds to a significant need across the province. Since November 2015, Canada resettled 25,000 Syrian refugees across the country–3,792 of which were welcomed by Albertans. Another wave of Syrian refugees integrate into their new lives by providing support with language, employment and social well-being. Over 1,400 of these services can be found on the website’s settlement service database.
Refugees like Sleman Aldib, an electrical engineer, theatre actor, and photographer who came to Calgary from Syria with his family eight months ago, can search for services in their area and find information on important every day topics like where to find a family doctor, what their rights are as a tenant, how to find a job, how the education system works and what to wear in the winter. Aldib, a privately sponsored refugee who provided input on the website, says that “all information you need is in the same place.” The website can also help sponsors like Mayssoun Hneidi, who together with her husband, brought Aldib and his family to Canada. Hneidi believes the website will empower refugees because it “…tells them about Alberta. People are always eager to know about the place they move to and now call home.”
AAISA is a regionally and nationally recognized leader, representative, hub, and an amplifier of the settlement and integration sector in Alberta. As an umbrella organization of immigrant serving organizations, AAISA’s mandate is to build sectorial capacity through professional development, research, and stakeholder engagement. AAISA’s member agencies provide services to assist newcomers in becoming fully integrated members of society. For more information, visit AAISA’s website at

For the Love of Curling

Co-hosted by Olympian curlers Cheryl Bernard and John Morris, For the Love of Curling will be held on September 25, 2016.

This one-day event introduces kids to curling and gives the family a chance to interact with Cheryl, John and the 2010 Women’s Olympic Curling Team.

Organized by KidSport and the Calgary Curling Club, the event will have three separate sections for different age ranges.

Buy your tickets at

For the Love of Curling

Challenge yourself this STEPtember

Take the first step to an active lifestyle, and do it for a great cause with one of WeEmploy’s partner charities, the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

Join 68,555 individuals participating in Steptember, a global challenge to take 10,000 a day for 28 days. And as you step closer toward a healthy and active lifestyle, you’ll also be supporting and raising funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

*Seeing this mid-September? It’s not too late! Contact Kari at to see how you can be a part of this global event.

Here’s more information about how your steps are count:

Or visit

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WeEmploy Inc. extends employment services and social initiatives in AAISA partnership

Steve Mix, left and Sid Mark with WeEmploy Inc. / Friday Professional Group were photographed in the company’s Calgary offices on Wednesday July 20, 2016. Gavin Young/Postmedia

As part of the collaboration, WeEmploy is servicing AAISA’s recruitment needs and is now be listed as a trusted source for employment services for a resettlement efforts across Alberta.

CALGARY, April 12, 2016 – WeEmploy Inc. is working with the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) to bring employment services internally and to its various social programs, starting with helping integrate and settle refugees throughout Alberta.

The move aligns with WeEmploy’s commitment to connecting every stakeholder in the community and its goal of becoming an all-encompassing employment platform for all types of job seekers, business owners and not-for-profit organizations.

AAISA now lists WeEmploy as a highly trusted establishment for employment and job placement needs, included the organization’s agency membership package.

“Lack of access to recruitment services is one of the biggest hurdles anyone can face when moving to a new environment. We hope that, by providing resources for a smooth transition, we are creating a better process for integration,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc. “We believe that our entire community of job seekers, businesses and charities benefit from an environment of multiple diverse connections.”

The partnership gives AAISA and its member agencies access to post job listings and hire staff and volunteers, who would like to help refugees learn about Canada and the city in which they reside.

WeEmploy is also connecting employers with suitable newcomer candidates. Newcomers will also be encouraged to create candidate profiles within WeEmploy’s database, which is accessed by over 100 businesses and more than 130 charities across Canada. WeEmploy will also aide AAISA in creating awareness for their upcoming information website via promotion and marketing.


“We have seen tremendous support from all over Alberta,” said Kali Readwin, Project Officer for Communications, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships for AAISA. “WeEmploy’s experience in social initiatives and their collaborative influence strengthens the services we can refer our member agencies to, which helps them to better serve newcomers. We hope to continue this collaboration in the long-term.” is due to launch at the end of April 2016. Important Alberta-wide resources and information for volunteers, donors, refugee-serving agencies, private sponsors, and refugees will be featured on the site, funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.



For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon, Community & Engagement Coordinator, WeEmploy Inc.



About WeEmploy Inc.

Launched in April 2015, WeEmploy is an online recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals seeking employment and volunteer opportunities. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company makes the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective. It also empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting, and volunteerism. Charities signed up to WeEmploy use services free-of-charge and have access to a supplemental fundraising tool, WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided over $250,000 in services to charities in Canada and the US.


About Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) is a regionally and nationally recognized leader in the settlement and integration sector. As an umbrella organization, AAISA’s mandate is to build sectorial capacity by providing member agencies that serve newcomers access to relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities, to act as a liaison with stakeholders, and provide a centre for knowledge, expertise, and leadership. While AAISA is not a direct-service organization, its member agencies provide services to assist newcomers in becoming fully integrated members of Alberta society. Examples of services that AAISA member agencies provide include orientation, interpretation, counseling, employment services, educational assistance, and programs for immigrant youth.


Humanitarian Tom Jackson named WeEmploy Ambassador

Canada’s Minstrel with a Message aligns with WeEmploy’s principles of goodwill in business, as he promotes the power of participation, networking, and collaboration through a series of investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions.

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

Tom Jackson (centre) celebrates new agreement with Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. (right), and Sid Mark, COO & CoFounder of WeEmploy Inc. and President of Friday Professional Group (left).

CALGARY, March 7, 2016 – Accomplished Canadian musician and actor Tom Jackson brings his philanthropic prowess into his latest role as Ambassador for employment firm and social enterprise WeEmploy Inc.

The appointment reflects WeEmploy’s efforts to create more value for its members, providing enhanced networking and business opportunities in addition to expert employment services.

“We live in an extraordinary time of stress for many and it will take extraordinary commitment for us to work through it together,” said Tom, who is a strong advocate of social responsibility.

“I believe in the values that build the foundation of WeEmploy. It’s important for the business world to engage in what’s equally good for business, good for the world, and good for the soul.”

As an Ambassador, Tom lends his weight of influence, experience, and profile to WeEmploy’s network of non-profit organizations, job seekers, corporate subscribers, and investors.

In conjunction with partner company Friday Professional Group, WeEmploy will be hosting investinWE: Community Engagement Sessions. These will be focused on information exchange, networking, and exploring the possibilities for growth and advancement among attendees. At the events, Tom will share his insights on philanthropy; on fundraising; and in the strength of collaborative business. He might even play a tune or two.

WeEmploy will also have a dedicated community page for Tom and the monthly investinWE sessions. The events will be exclusive to WeEmploy members, with topics tailored to the interests of its attendees. The company is preparing for the first session, slated for the coming weeks. An announcement of the schedule is being finalized. Companies interested in joinining should sign up at or call 403-2330505.

“We are proud to welcome Tom to the WeEmploy family and we are excited with the world of possibilities that we are bringing to our community,” said Steve Mix, CEO & CoFounder, WeEmploy Inc.

“In line with our goal of providing the best in employment services, the engagement sessions are added benefits for our members. We are cultivating the connections between business growth and sustained employment, as well as its positive impact on the larger community.”

Tom has dedicated his prolific career to helping the less fortunate across Canada. From producing TV specials and benefit concerts to purchasing and selling beef for drought-stricken farmers, he has raised millions of dollars for various social causes, including poverty reduction and disaster relief.

“Twenty eight years ago, I lived in a crawl space, far below any poverty line. The creator sent me an angel, a man who was worse off than me. When I decided to help that man, I went from ‘Woe is me’ to ‘Whoa, it’s me!’,” said Tom.

“Over the past 28 years, I have been fortunate in that I am able to help the less fortunate. My team has generated over $250 million in cash and in-kind value for Canadians in need. As I continue down that path, let me say it is an honor for me to hold the title of Ambassador of this organization.”

A national icon, Tom has received nine honorary university degrees and numerous accolades from prestigious institutions such as the JUNOs, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. He has also been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his music and humanitarian work and in 2014 was presented with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. ❖


For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator      

WeEmploy Inc.


Steve Mix

CEO & CoFounder

WeEmploy Inc.



About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital recruitment company that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, the company empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Breaking the conventions of the industry, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

Charities within the WeEmploy network use services free-of charge while earning WeEmploy Rewards. To date, WeEmploy Inc. has provided services valued at more than $250,000 to charitable sectors in Canada and the US.

WeEmploy recently launched investinWE, as the company enters the next round of investments after a successful beta run that recorded hockey stick growth. Further investment will see WeEmploy scale its services, rolling out across Canada and abroad.


About Tom Jackson

For over 40 years, Tom Jackson has crafted an impressive career as an actor, singer, and producer. He has championed the marginalized while entertaining a continent of music-lovers, and theatre and TV audiences.

Born to an English father and Cree mother, he carries his parents’ legacy of openness and kindness. He founded the Huron Carole Benefit Concert, which raised funds for the less fortunate for 28 years. Tom has written a new book, 364-Timeless Wisdom for Modern Times, and has recorded 16 albums– the latest release is Ballads Not Bullets. Sales of both the book and the album support the Canadian Red Cross. He has also starred in shows such as Shining Time Station, Star Trek The Next Generation, and most famously, North of 60. Tom uses his celebrity to highlight issues in the community and he continues to promote community service, professional development, and global change.


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