Upcoming Events




What you need to know about employment law for 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

APEX Alberta is providing a free seminar for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, students, and startups.  

Come and join us at this seminar presented by:

Jennifer Koschinsky is a partner in the Calgary office of Gowling WLG, practicing primarily in the area of labour and employment law.  Jennifer routinely advises employers on the entire employment relationship – from pre-hiring to termination, and everything in between.  She has appeared before all levels of the Courts of Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as before the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal and Alberta Labour Relations Board.

This will be an interactive session, encouraging audience input, participation and discussion from our group.


• Best practices for employment agreements (when do you need them, what you should cover, and how to change them);

• Marijuana in the workplace (how to handle medical marijuana, and considerations for recreational marijuana, as well as best practices for employment policies);

• Termination for off-duty conduct (how to handle off-duty social media postings, what you can and can’t control, and what you can do when you don’t like what your employee is posting); and

• Accommodation in the workplace (how to handle accommodation requests, what needs to be accommodated, what can you do when an employee is on leave, and what if you can’t accommodate the employee).

The delivery of the session will be from both a business perspective and a legal perspective:

We are also offering one-on-one meetings where you can meet directly with the HR Lawyer.
that these one-on-one sessions will also be offered at no charge however, an appointment is not guaranteed as appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The appointment time you will be allotted will be 45 minutes in length.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Registrations will begin at 8:30 am
Presentations will start at 8:50 am
Session ends at 12:00 noon

HR Presentation Location:
Medicine Hat College
299 College Drive, Medicine Hat, AB
Crowfoot Room

One-on-one Sessions, Location:
Community Futures office, 556 4th Street SE, Suite 202, Medicine Hat, AB

Feb 27, one-on-one sessions:  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Feb 28, one-on-one sessions:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Note that we will be providing coffee, drinks and snacks but no lunch will be provided.

Please direct all questions about this event, and appointment scheduling to Elizabeth Blair at Eblairatalbertacf.com or by calling 403-528-2824

Social School Medicine Hat

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Community Futures Entre-Corp, The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, and Medicine Hat College are excited to invite you on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 9am - 4pm, at Desert Blume Country Club for Social School Medicine Hat.

Sponsored by Apex Alberta, this is the one-day how-to social media and digital marketing conference you've been waiting for. Get the essential social and digital marketing skills needed to grow your brand and expand your business. Join us for a half or full day of learning.

Topics include:


Social & Digital Marketing Strategy Understand the 2019 social landscape, platform by platform. Refine your message, define your voice and establish your ideal content platforms, purpose, audience and strategy. Strategically outline your digital marketing business goals, anticipated gains and a brilliant roadmap to get there. Develop custom guidelines and best practices for better reach, resonance and return from your website, email marketing, blogging, social media and SEO efforts.

Storytelling & Modern Public Relations Learn how to properly craft your company story, key messaging, sales pitch and more. Hone in on what your branding, website, search results, print materials and past press coverage are saying about your business. A thorough examination of what public relations is, how it’s been turned on its head in recent years and why it’s now anyone’s game. Learn to shape your own brand story, grow your audience, and create a loyal tribe of fans, followers and customers through both traditional media relations tactics and cutting-edge modern day strategies.

Content Writing & Publishing How to write posts and craft content your audience can’t get enough of, while mastering the imperative art of digital storytelling.

Scheduling & Automation Learn when, where and how to automate marketing tasks, such as, project mapping, content creating, post scheduling, site building, ad placing, time logging, task tracking and beyond.

Mobile Photography & Video Learn today’s best photographic practices for social media and digital marketing using nothing more than your mobile device and top photo editing apps.

DIY Graphic Design Learn how to incorporate game-changing visuals into your social strategy, and properly publish them in all the right places. Platform Specific (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)

Search Engine Optimization & Google Ads Learn how to make search work for your brand, and exactly what to do to get found fast, with the proper use of keywords, titles, meta tags, search terms, sitemaps etc. Learn the fundamentals of Google search, display, mobile and video ads, from campaign management to ad placement opportunities to bid strategies, reporting, optimization and beyond.

Social Media Analytics & Reporting A look at the numbers behind the platforms. Learn how to analyze those numbers, glean meaningful insights and fine-tune your posts, pages and overall digital strategy accordingly.

Paid Advertising Learn the art of strategic content promotion, amplification and analysis, and intelligent (affordable!) digital ad campaign building and management.

Selling to the Government

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Governments spend billions of dollars each year on goods, services and construction.

APEX Alberta, in partnership with the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is offering a seminar designed to help businesses in our region understand how to navigate the government procurement process and find business opportunities with municipal, provincial and federal government entities.

Confirmed Presenters at this event:

1.City of Medicine Hat

2.Government of Alberta

3.Government of Canada

4.Defence Construction Canada

5.Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce

What you will learn:

Introduction to government contracting

Where to access bid and contracting opportunities

How to ensure you assemble an effective response to a bid opportunity

How to Market your business, goods and services to the government

This session is FREE and it includes lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a free parking pass.

Note that registrations will take place between 8:30 am – 8:45 am. The first presentation will start at 8:45 am.

The session will be held at the Medicine Hat College, in the Crowfoot Room which is located at the North end of the College campus. An event agenda will be issued closer to the session date to each ticket holder.

REGISTER HERE:    https://sellingtogovt.eventbrite.ca

If you have any questions about this event, please call Elizabeth Blair at 403-528-2824

Self Employment Training Program

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Self-Employment Training Program is an Alberta Labour initiative that Community Futures Entre-Corp has delivered collectively for 21 years.
The self-employment (SE) training program is a 1-year commitment that will provide training and mentorship on how to start and run a business.
It begins with 7-weeks of classroom-led business training.  Classes run Monday to Thursdays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Students will receive regular mentoring support and ongoing follow-up reviews out to 9 months. 

The 7-week classroom portion includes topics such as:


Basic bookkeeping & financial statements


Income tax matters

Understanding sole proprietorship/partnerships/corporations


Basic Excel

Cash flow budgeting

General operations

Market research (identifying your customer, your competition, industry/product definition)

Social media

Business planning

HR management

Strategic planning

Basis sales 

Customer Service

LEAN principles

Several guest speakers are invited in to discuss insurance, OHS/WCB, legal matters, graphic design, branding, website matters, managing stress, True Colors, Chamber memberships, as well as a list of guest panel speakers who are also business owners and have a wealth of experience to share. 

Interested individuals must apply and be assessed for eligibility to determine acceptance. If you want more specific information about the whole program, or just parts of it, please call Pat Guist at 403-528-2824.  

It is important to mention that enrollment is limited so you need to register ASAP.  Registration deadline for this session is April 26, 2019.

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