Cosmos facilitates innovative and diverse services that promote inclusion for people with disabilities in Red Deer and Central Alberta.
Cosmos Group of Companies is comprised of four organizations that are either profit oriented or non-profit based.Our group of companies has been offering services in and around Central Alberta for the past forty-five years. Originally established as Cosmos Enterprises in 1972, this long-standing agency has evolved into a well-reputed provincial leader, and an integral part of Central Alberta’s community.
Our vision is to create meaningful opportunities that promote the personal wellbeing and community connectedness for persons with disabilities through volunteering, employment, community engagement and life skill development.
We take pride in our innovative services and lasting partnerships with local businesses, industry and government partners. We take an “any door is the right door” approach to delivering unique and diverse services to individuals who are under-represented in employment, volunteerism and community leadership roles.
Our mission is to work closely with our client group, government, employers, and community stakeholders to build a strong sense of community spirit and personal wellbeing for Albertans residing in Central Alberta.
Linda had a cleaning business for the last 20 years but wanted to do something else. Although she had a Personal Aide certificate as well as a Massage Practitioner certificate, she was unsure where to start utilizing these important skills and education. Linda came to Cosmos for employment assistance and career transition. With the help of an Employment Consultant, Linda completed a Transferable Skills workshop and several sessions to discuss employment options. After getting help to design a professional resume and cover letter, and updating her computer skills, Linda found employment as a Support Worker with the Action Group.
Robert is a dedicated and very committed individual who has worked extremely hard to find a job. When Robert approached Cosmos, he had not worked in 24 years and was living on AISH. Working with an Employment Consultant and Computer Facilitator, Robert was able to fill the gaps in his resume and update his skills and knowledge. Robert’s hard work and dedication paid off as he obtained a part-time permanent job with Walmart.
My name is Scott M. I was previously a student at Cosmos Computer Leaning Centre. While I was a student at Cosmos I developed a lot of essential skills including computer use, writing, oral communication, thinking and continuous learning skills, just to name a few. The Cosmos Teacher (Elvino A.) supported my skills development through one-on-one meetings, training in all relevant Microsoft Suite Programs. The experience I had with Cosmos has gave me the skills and confidence to start my own business and "excel" at life! Elvino A. has been one of the most inspiration influences I have ever met. I watched as he would go from student to student and change the way he would teach to that individual student. Theories and explanations would be specifically spoken for that student to understand (wow! the man can teach). My life has changed so much since I took his course, thank you so much Cosmos and thank you Elvino.
A very young individual with a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders, his whole family came to Cosmos for employment services. Ray was assisted to create a professional resume and cover letter and completed several employment workshops. Ray applied for jobs both online and in person and did a mock interview and questionnaire to further assist him in developing strong skills to find work. Ray’s hard work paid off as he found a full time permanent job with Walmart.
Sara completed her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) degree in 2007 but responsibilities in marriage and raising three children prevented her from keeping her license renewed. Sara came to Cosmos when she found herself unable to find a job. The Employment Consultant did a Transferable Skills workshop which allowed her to see much more potential in her former education. Sara found she could utilize her education and previous skills and work as a Support Worker. With an updated resume and cover letter, Sara received five interviews in one week and soon ended up with a job as a Support Worker for Family Services.