April 12, 2021

The Story Behind Our 'Hope Grows Here' Collection

We are so excited to have launched our exclusive HOPE GROWS HERE Merchandise Collection in support of the Mustard Seed…

Edmonton, Thrift Store, Employment

March 8, 2019

Helping Clients Spring Into Their Interviews

As we approach the first day of spring (though it’s tough to tell at times) our employment team here at…

Events, Calgary, Employment

October 18, 2018

Leaves are Falling, Jobs are Calling

Why is one of the hardest parts about finding a job, the daunting interview process? It’s because it can…

Homelessness, Employment

July 11, 2018

Behind the Scenes of an Employment Program Event

The employment program at The Mustard Seed is known for its INNOVATION and COLLABORATION. Our goal is to get our…

Community, Programming, Events, Employment

March 16, 2018

Sekou’s Story

A community participant named Sekou came to Canada one year ago after living in a Sierra Leone refugee camp for…

Edmonton, Story, Employment, Hope

February 1, 2018

Employment: A Key to Ending Homelessness, Relieving Poverty and Finding a Pathway to Peace

Who am I? I am a lot of things. I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, just to…

Homelessness, Poverty, Employee, Employment, Staff, Team

October 3, 2017

A Little Help Can Go a Long Way

Emily came to The Mustard Seed to access support from our advocates. The advocates mentioned the other services offered…

Programming, Employment, Staff

September 15, 2017

From a Broken Dream to a New Purpose

Elaine was born in Montreal and lived a conventional life working as a deli clerk, pursuing her passion to become…

Calgary, Mental Health, Story, Employment, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

May 1, 2017

A Pathway Out of Homelessness

The Mustard Seed’s emergency shelter is not meant to be a permanent home, which is why we refer to the…

Shelter, Homelessness, Employment, Housing

November 1, 2016

Overcoming Employment Barriers in Old Strathcona

When you don’t have a permanent address, phone number or even basic identification finding an employer that is willing to…

Community, Programming, Edmonton, Employment, Neighbour Centre

July 22, 2016

Employment Team Works to Remove Barriers to Jobs

Some people assume that men and women experiencing poverty and homelessness are lazy and do not want to work. However,…

Programming, Homelessness, Poverty, Employment

April 29, 2016

The Mustard Seed Employment Team Assists Syrian Refugees

Our Mustard Seed employment team held a workshop recently for a group of Syrian Refugees. It was an opportunity for…


April 2, 2016

Job Fair Gives Hope to the Unemployed

On March 21, with the hard work of our employment team, our job fair provided opportunities for people to network…

Events, Calgary, Employment

February 26, 2016

Your Support of The Mustard Seed Employment Program is Invaluable

Ron* says when he came to The Mustard Seed Employment Program what he really needed was a boost in confidence…

Indigenous, Support, Employment

January 26, 2016

Employment Team Hosts Job Fair for the Homeless

Sustainable employment is one of the key steps in getting people out of a cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Events, Homeless, Employment

December 29, 2015

Employment Program Celebrates its Clients

On December 18, The Mustard Seed hosted a Christmas dinner for clients in the Employment Program. The main floor of…

Events, Calgary, Christmas, Employment