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Below is a summary of all recent news postings here at CASS.

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Post date: 2013/02/06 - 15:19

Basic Cooking Class – Session 9

Wednesdays; March 6 - April 24, 2013
10am - 12pm at Co-Op Midtown Market - 1130 11 Ave SW
Cost: $55 (includes all materials)

Finally!  Cooking Class is back!

This class will address the importance of basic cooking skills. We will be learning about proper food handling, storage and labeling. We also work towards understanding what it means to have a healthy balanced diet, and how to make healthy choices on a budget.

AND, most importantly, we will learn how to cook!!!
It is important for everyone to know that having independence in the kitchen is a responsibility, and to ensure that we have the knowledge, skills and tools to make sure it is a great experience each and every time.

Two great new facilitators, Shannon and Laura, will be leading the class with some new, fun curriculum to teach us how to make some delicious everyday, and not-so-everyday, dishes.

The Basic Cooking class is now taking registrations for the ninth session.  Individuals from all agencies and their support staff are welcome (no cost for support staff). Payment is due prior to March 6, and can be made in person, by cash or cheque (made out to CASS).  In the past this course has filled to capacity quickly so if you are interested please contact Crystal at 283-0611 ext 304 or by email:

Post date: 2013/02/01 - 16:11

T4 Preparation

T4 statements will be available during the month of February. As soon as they are delivered to us we will forward them to employees by regular mail through Canada Post. If you have moved or changed your personal information, please contact our HR department with your new personal contact information.

Deadlines for Employee Expenses

As in previous years, CASS' fiscal year end is approaching on March 31, 2013.

In order to facilitate closure of this fiscal year and prepare for the next year, employees will be asked to submit their expense and mileage claims in a timely manner to allow us to meet our closure deadlines. We require that all expenses being submitted for reimbursement be handed in, with the following deadlines in mind:

Submit expenses to Supervisor by April 4, 2013

Supervisors submit to Accounting by April 8, 2013

Late expenses (turned in the weeks ending April 5th and April 12th) will experience a minimum two week turn around time for issuing reimbursement, due to the opening of our new fiscal year. After April 19th, we will resume our 7 day turnaround time.



Post date: 2013/01/31 - 11:30

Our email services will be down for 2-4 hours starting tonight (January 31st) at about 11pm MST for maintenance/upgrading.

During this downtime you will be unable to access or receive any email to your account.

Sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience

Post date: 2013/01/30 - 15:36

There has been some changes to training days for the CPI Course - these changes came after the newsletter was mailed out, so please make a note of the following dates for CPI. February 21st has been cancelled, but there is still room in the February 7th course. All training is from 9:15 - 3:30 on Thursdays, in the media room here at the office, 2335 - 30 Avenue NE

March 21, April 18, May 30, June 20, July 18, August 29, September 19, October 31, November 21

There will be no class in December.

PLEASE watch your @c-a-s-s emails for course confirmation - the class will be cancelled if enrollment is low.




Post date: 2013/01/25 - 12:23

This month's newsletter is missing our Editor-in-Chief!! Hurry back, Joni - we miss you!

The newsletter does include some Health and Safety tips, the dinner club location and a CASS Milestone, that needs to be celebrated!

Post date: 2013/01/17 - 13:58

The website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday January 19th 2013 between 9pm and 10pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Post date: 2013/01/11 - 11:34

It's that time of year again... Tax Time!

CASS is happy to announce that our Income Tax and Benefit Return Volunteer will be helping CASS clients with their taxes again this year.

If you would like to take advantage of this generous offer, please complete the forms attached to this news post.

Please note: 

  • Ensure that both of the attached forms are completed for each individual that you would like to have taxes done for.
  • On the Community Volunteer Authorization form, ONLY SECTIONS A & B need to be completed.
  • This offer is only available to clients of CASS

If you have any questions, please contact our Kerry with our Money Matters program at 403.283.0611 or via our email contact form.

Post date: 2013/01/11 - 11:01

CASS will be hosting a free class to help prepare people to take their Alberta Driving Learner's License exam on January 21st & 22nd (Monday & Tuesday) from 9 am to 4 pm at our main office located at 2335 – 30th Ave. NE Calgary, Alberta

Things to consider:

  • You will need to bring your own lunch and snacks
  • The course will be taught by Ryan Smith a Provincial Examiner and will cover all information required for the Learners Exam.
  • The Exam will be taken separately at your own cost.
  • RSVP by email or phone ASAP

To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Bev Harbourne at 403-836-8841 or via our email contact form


Post date: 2013/01/10 - 16:45

CASS would like to bring to your attention an exciting program offered by one of our partner agencies Momentum.

Do you need money for:

  • A damage deposit,
  • Household goods
  • Medical/dental expenses
  • Education
  • Tools for work
  • Starting a small business
  • RESP for your children

Savings Circle can help you.

For every $1 you save in your bank account, you will earn $3 through Savings Circle.  If you save from $5 - $50 every month for 6 months, you can earn up to $900 in matched savings.

Savings Circle will show you how to manage your money and help you save along the way.

The waiting-list for Savings Circles (SC) has been cleared up and they are looking for new eager participants. If you or anyone you know could use a chance to learn about money, then you are in luck! Attached is breif with more information.

Post date: 2013/01/04 - 11:10


Check out the "Resolution" Horoscopes for this month!