CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society)
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In the midst of a renewal where they are trying to clarify and adjust their service delivery. Results in a lot of grey area and lack of direction/clarity for staff. Communication is terrible, both within the agency and delivery to those accessing services. Pay is on the lower scale offer a good work life balance Not a lot of opportunity for advancement Upper Management is very approachable
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Poor pay
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Nothing good to say, I’ve been taught if I have nothing good to say don’t say anything at all. To work hard does not get you very far, but being lazy will get you there
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The Nurturing Parenting Program is a Strength Based approach for low-income families. CUPS is a very inviting place for families to learn and develop skills as well as a trusted place to bring children to accomplish the same. I strongly recommed this organization for both employers and persons alike.
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working with homeless and disadvantaged populations is demanding and usually rewarding the corporate structure was not complicated-access to directors open
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great work environment
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challenging mental health clients
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vulnerable populations making a difference compassionate trail blazers health education housing building futures for Calgary's less fortunate mental health
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I was a Volunteer at CUPS so a typical day for me was reviewing project documents and reports. Management was pretty relaxed - co-workers were quite supportive and friendly. My job was hard because there was sometimes lack of defined terms and directions. The most enjoyable part was the contribution I made and the friendships created.
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Free lunch and good people
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No incentive - stipend
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Working with the homeless was an eye opener it allowed me to appreciate myself
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But could be way better. Good place to work if you enjoy helping others, lots of programs and resources. To many complainers and practical jokers. Not a very mature staff. Management could use some training on recruiting, ethics and promoting employees. Some employees do not give 100% and work 5-6 hr days and take too many days off leaving workload on others. I mostly enjoy seeing someone move on in life after learning the skills to help them become a successful member in society.
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nice mix of people, staff events, benefits are great
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poor advancement opportunities, management needs some training
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