Ballad Group

Women Inspiring Women.

Meet Karis Goodswimmer. Karis is a member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and currently lives in Edmonton with her five-year-old daughter, Isabella. Karis is also a recent graduate of the Ballad Foundations in Hospitality Training Program for Indigenous Youth. Karis credits the many women role models in her life and throughout the program in helping […]

Essential Skills to Success: A Participant’s Experience

We chatted with recent Essentials Skills to Success Training participant to learn more about her experience in the program. Tell me about yourself.  I am a 20-year-old woman, who had very limited education and struggled with addictions and mental health concerns also. How did you hear about Ballad Training?  I knew several people that had […]

Celebrating Indigenous History Month Virtually

June is National Indigenous History Month. It’s a time for all Canadians to unlearn what many of us have been taught and learn the diverse history and contributions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. At Ballad our Indigenous Awareness Advisor, Dr. Patricia Makokis, reminds us that education is a lifelong journey and is critical for the […]

Five Ways Ballad is Staying Connected & Engaged

At Ballad we’re used to collaborating with our colleagues in remote locations to deliver a project or prepare a proposal. However, like most businesses our entire team shifted to working remotely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing guidelines. In doing so, we quickly realized that we were not leveraging our internal […]

We’re Ready, Together.

Written by Allison Smith It has been strange launching a new website and blog during this uncertain and unprecedented time; especially knowing that the work we do as a business might look very different in a few months or years’ time. That the needs of our clients or the services we provide could be different […]