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Who We Are? The CANDORA Society is a community-based organization in N.E. Edmonton that works together with community residents to effect positive change in their lives and the community. The organization has a long history of grassroots community development that is built upon a participatory learning approach and relationship-based practice to help affect positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. One of Candora’s core values is a belief in diversity and inclusion. We believe that equality, equal access, respect, and justice are fundamental parts of our organization’s fabric. To achieve this, we hire people of all racial and cultural groups, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities. Our Vision The Candora Society is a positive ongoing presence where individuals – participants and staff, have the skills and resources they need to build self-sufficient and prosperous lives in a healthy community. Our Mission The Candora Society promotes a healthy, supportive environment for positive growth in the lives of individuals and families in the community. Candora provides educational activities supporting all ages to experience learning success and become lifelong learners and contributing members of the community. The Candora Society is community driven focusing on individual strengths and abilities. Candora connects people increasing the understanding of each other, reducing isolation, building self-worth and enriching the community. Through mutual acceptance and respect of our similarities and differences, the community as a whole is enriched. Our Values  We believe individuals have the ability to be the stewards of their own lives through the power of personal strengths, skills and talents.  We believe we have the potential for growth and change.  We believe that literacy and life-long learning is foundational for personal and social change.  We value a community that is safe, healthy and provides a supportive environment for all who live there.  We value respectful working relationships, cultural diversity and collaborative partnerships.  We value children and youth as the future.  We value investing in the lives of children, youth and families.  We believe we have the abilities, rights and responsibilities to make choices.

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