NextGen Month 2015

NextGen Month takes place in the month of June 2015 and unites and celebrates a new wave of volunteer organizations dedicated to making Edmonton a place that young people choose to live, learn and work now and in the future. At a variety of events throughout the month of June, Edmontonians ages 18 – 40 can connect with Edmonton’s next gen community, get involved, share ideas and help shape our city. interVivos is hosting Citizen Edmonton on June 10 for NextGen month. Stay tuned for more details!

interVivos Presents: The Spring 2015 Mentorship Program

ARE YOU:
• A young professional who wants to connect?
• Looking for a MENTOR but not sure where to start?

PRESENTING – interVivos Spring 2015 Mentorship Program:
• 16 protegés such as yourself are introduced to 16 potential mentors at our pairing event on May 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm.
• 4 minute conversations are had so each mentor can discuss goals and expectations with you.
• At the end of the pairing event, mentors and protégés select their top 5 choices confidentially and interVivos notifies participants of pairings within 2 weeks. Note—there is a very small chance of going unpaired.
• Mentors and protégés agree to meet a minimum of 3 times for 1 hour over the 6 month program (June 2015-November 2015).
• An informal contract is signed at the pairing event by mentors and protégés.
• interVivos performs check-ins throughout the process.
• Protégés pay a one-time fee of $50 that covers the cost of running the program.

DETAILS OF PAIRING EVENT:
• Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
• Time: 5:30 to 8:00pm
• Location: BLVD Bar X Kitchen 10765, Jasper Avenue (Free parking after 4:00)

• Light snacks will be provided.

• RSVP: You can buy tickets HERE

Mentor Bios

SPRING 2015 MENTORS:Ardyce Kouri, Ashley Kumar, Bill Wells Brenda Colombus, Daniel Matishak, Debra Kasowski, Jason Darrah, Leslie Beard, Mohamed Eldaly, Rhys Morgan, Ricardo Casanova, Robin Mazumder, Satya Das, Scott Beeby, Tom Goulden and Wade Muri.

interVivos Presents: A Provincial Affair

Curious about the upcoming provincial election? Wish you had an opportunity to get to know some of the candidates and party platforms? Join us on Monday, April 27 at Hawkeyes Restaurant (10048 102 Street) from 5:30 to 8pm for interVivos presents: A Provincial Affair.

This un-forum will give young professionals the opportunity to get to know provincial candidates and party platforms in a small-group setting. This is not your parents’ election forum! The candidates will rotate from group to group and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions directly over drinks and snacks.

interVivos also wants to know what you think. While you’re here drinking, snacking and mingling with other engaged Edmontonians, take part in our dotmocracy. You’ll be given a number of dots when you arrive to cast your vote on our voting wall. There are plenty of topics to choose from including taxes, healthcare, education, environment and much more. Cast your dot vote and have your voice heard! After the event, we will contact all of the provincial parties and let them know what young professionals of Edmonton have said are their main areas of concern.

Confirmed candidates include:

Catherine Keill, Progressive Conservative Party, Edmonton-Centre

Cristina Stasia, Alberta Party, Edmonton-Gold Bar

Kathryn Jackson, Green Party, Edmonton-Whitemud

David Shepherd, New Democrat Party, Edmonton- Centre

Laurie Blakeman, Liberal Party, Edmonton-Centre

Wildrose Party Candidate To Be Confirmed

Tickets are $10 before April 24, $15 before 10am on April 27 and $20 at the door. Buy your tickets here.

We are pleased to have this event emceed by Ryan Jespersen, 630 Ched.

Questions? Email connect@intervivos.ca. It’s time to get out and get informed!

To Pipe Or Not To Pipe?

Is there a realistic alternative to pipelines across Alberta? How will we balance the economic benefits from pipelines with environmental concerns? What will Alberta’s image be nationally and internationally? If you’re looking for answers to these questions, interVivos’ next event entitled To Pipe Or Not To Pipe is for you. The evening will begin with a panel discussion. Following this, you will have an opportunity to speak directly with the panelists in small groups.

This event takes place on Thursday, March 19 from 5:30-8:00 pm at BLVD Bar x Kitchen(10765 Jasper Avenue). Tickets for this event are $15 ahead of time or $20 at the door. Light snacks will be served. There is free parking available. We only have space for a limited number of participants, so RSVP soon to reserve your spot.

Confirmed panelists include:

Questions? Email us at connect@intervivos.ca.

interVivos would like to thank BLVD Bar x Kitchen for being our event sponsor.

Event pre-reading

http://www.pipelinemagazine.ca/climate-change/climate-scientist-sues-national-energy-board-over-pipeline-process/1003212583/Climate scientist sues National Energy Board over pipeline process

http://www.pipelinemagazine.ca/transportation/study-pipelines-safer-than-train-truck-transportation/1002668087/Study: Pipelines safer than train, truck transportation

http://www.pipelinemagazine.ca/transportation/canadian-energy-pipeline-association-energy-pipelines-add-billions-to-canadas-economy/1002729456/Canadian Energy Pipeline Association: Energy Pipelines Add Billions to Canada's Economy

http://www.pembina.org/pub/oilsands-expansion-emissions-and-the-energy-east-pipelineOilsands expansion, emissions and the Energy East pipeline

interVivos Presents: The Fall 2014 Mentorship Program

ARE YOU:
• A young professional who wants to connect?
• Looking for a MENTOR but not sure where to start?

PRESENTING – interVivos Fall 2014 Mentorship Program:
• 15 protegés such as yourself are introduced to 15 potential mentors at our pairing event on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
• 4 minute conversations are had so each mentor can discuss goals and expectations with you.
• At the end of the pairing event, mentors and protégés select their top 5 choices confidentially and interVivos notifies participants of pairings within 2 weeks. Note—there is a very small chance of going unpaired.
• Mentors and protégés agree to meet a minimum of 3 times for 1 hour over the 6 month program (December 2014-May 2015).
• An informal contract is signed at the pairing event by mentors and protégés.
• interVivos performs check-ins throughout the process.
• Protégés pay a one-time fee of $40 that covers the cost of running the program.

DETAILS OF PAIRING EVENT:
• Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
• Time: 5:30 to 8:00pm
• Location: Red Star Pub (10534 Jasper Avenue)
• Light snacks will be provided.
• RSVP: SOLD OUT!
• Mentor bios will be posted in the coming days.

CONFIRMED MENTORS:

1. Brenda Kerberis the owner of the Traveling Tickle Trunk. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to pay forward the help and support she has received throughout her career. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee anywhere on the southside or meeting at a southside library.

2. Caroline Gaultis the Alberta Editor of FASHION Magazine and the Community Manager for Poppy Barley. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to pay forward the advice and work experience she received from her mentors and help build more careers in fashion communications.

3. David Jonesis the Sergeant of Partnership Development and Training at Child Protection Services with the Edmonton Police Service and works as a partner in the Zebra Child Protection Centre. His goal in becoming a mentor is to share the same mentorship he received with the next generation of people stepping up to be leaders in Edmonton. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is lunch at the Common or MRKT or coffee at Caffe Sorrentino. His favourite thing about YEG is the great positive energy around the city.

4. Dean Heumanis a Principal and Senior Strategist in Marketing and Public Relations at Focus Communications. His goal in becoming a mentor is to share his experiences in both marketing and in business. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is anywhere comfortable for the protégé. His favourite thing about YEG is the get it done enthusiasm.

5. Elsie Elfordis the Dean of the School of Business at MacEwan. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to help others discover their talents and prefers a strengths based leadership approach to mentoring and coaching. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is a face to face meeting downtown at a coffee shop or restaurant. Her favourite thing about YEG is the community spirit.

6. Ian O'Donnellworks in Field Services at Manasc Isaac Architects. His goal in becoming a mentor is to provide the important guidance, suggestion and support that an up and coming leader needs. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee or a pint at Remedy downtown or Red Star. His favourite thing about YEG is the untapped potential.

7. Jeannie Vaageis a Corporate & Social Etiquette Consultant with VIP Protocol. She wants to become a mentor because she enjoys working with others that are passionate about what they do. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee at the Second Cup by Joey’s downtown. Her favourite thing about YEG is that people have a great zest for life and there is a lot of encouragement for one another to succeed.

8. Jennifer Pascoeis the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the U of A Museums. She is also an online instructor in project management, part of Grant MacEwan’s Arts and Cultural Management program. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to provide the same invaluable career development that she received. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee at Starbucks. Her favourite thing about YEG is our vibrant arts scene.

9. Karen Diaperis the Communications Manager for the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to pass on the same mentorship she has received throughout her career. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee at Transcend. Her favourite thing about YEG is the long summer nights and sunshine at -30.

10. Ramya Velmurugiahis amarketing/advertising executive with City, Omni and Sportsnet Television. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to help a mentee through the beginning of their career. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is a chai at Remedy. Having moved around a lot as a child, her favourite thing about YEG is being able to fondly call it home.

11. Rick Laroqueis a Branch Manager at BMO. An experienced mentor, he wants to continue helping others develop. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is meeting at his office or a coffee shop. His favourite thing about YEG is golfing in the summer.

12. Satya Dasis a Strategic Advisor at Cambridge Strategies. His goal in becoming a mentor is to be useful to the emerging generation of leadership. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is a late lunch at Rosso Pizzeria. His favourite thing about YEG is the ability to shape the future.

13. Thomas Gouldenis the Chief Administrative Officer at the Town of Stony Plain. His goal in becoming a mentor is to pay forward the mentorship he has received throughout his career. His ideal mentor/protégé activity is discussing relevant topics at a coffee shop. His favourite thing about YEG is the buzz about our city in the last few years.

14. Toscha Turneris an Executive Assistant at iHuman Youth Society and a Principal at PrairieFire Creative. Her goal in becoming a mentor is to have the opportunity to help people connect with what they need. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee at Credo or Transcend on 104. Her favourite thing about YEG is the feeling that it is possible to do anything here, and that people are willing to help you.

15. Vivian Abboudis a Senior Manager at Alberta Education and the owner of Viva Café. She was very fortunate to learn and work with some very inspirational and empowering mentors and leaders, her goal in becoming a mentor is to support and mentor others. Her ideal mentor/protégé activity is coffee at Good Earth or lunch at Allegro. Her favourite thing about YEG is that it’s a place for the adventurers, the bold and brave.

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We're Looking for Board Members!

interVivos is looking for board members to join our hard-working current members. We're looking for people who love to volunteer in their community, engage others, and inspire the next generation of Edmonton's leaders. If you think you have what it takes to join us, apply here. We'll be accepting applications until October 15th.

The interVivos board meets once a month with committees that meet more frequently to plan interVivos programs and events.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at connect@intervivos.ca.

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