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Meet our emcee for thank u, next: Sarah Chan

In case you missed it, interVivos is hosting its first community engagement event in over three years! On May 11th, we’re saying thank u, next to gender-based pandemic roadblocks, and thank u, yes, to Edmonton-made solutions.  Sarah Chan is our emcee for the evening. She was a natural fit for the role. Her love of […]

Your playbill for thank u, next

Tickets Tickets are on sale until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th. Purchase your ticket(s) here. If you have missed the cut-off and want to attend, email connect@intervivos.ca as soon as possible. Topics of discussion We sought input and invited Edmontonians to share their feedback on the pandemic and its effects on women and gender-diverse […]

Why should I volunteer as a mentor?

interVivos is always looking for new volunteer mentors. You should sign up!  Our mentors come from various fields such as entrepreneurship, information technology, post-secondary, consulting, government, communications, healthcare, culinary arts, politics, and non-profit. Our mentors are also diverse in their ages, genders, and backgrounds.  Mentoring relationships make a high impact. They bring results and can […]


Got questions about thank u, next? We have FAQs!

  Why is interVivos organizing thank u, next? We’re saying thank u, next to all the gender-based pandemic roadblocks, and thank u, yes, to Edmonton-made solutions.  thank u, next will allow attendees to interact with local experts about the unique struggles women and gender-diverse people have faced during the pandemic. Work-life effectiveness, mental health, career […]

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Get your ticket for thank u, next on May 11

interVivos is hosting our first community engagement event in 3 years on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 7-9 pm MST.  This virtual event is dedicated to shining a light on the hidden, gender-based impacts of the pandemic and coming together to develop inclusive and practical solutions. Don’t miss out on thank u, next. Purchase your […]


Have your say: Help interVivos plan our next event

Take part in this short survey by April 20 at 11:30 pm to help us plan our discussion. Your responses will help us create an event that best serves women and gender-diverse Edmontonians. Beyond the epidemiological effects, the pandemic has impacted people and groups differently. While the pandemic has negatively affected everyone, we know that […]

How to mentor in a remote workplace

This blog was written by Ellen A. Ensher, W. Brad Johnson and David G. Smith, and was originally published by Harvard Business Review. The nine-to-five in-office workplace isn’t coming back. Remote work is now globally pervasive, and a Gallup survey last fall revealed that working from home — including various hybrid arrangements — is trending permanent. As […]

Women get on board

More women belong on boards.  interVivos is committed to bringing awareness to the need for boards to be more diverse. It’s time for companies to rethink board governance to include diverse representation. Organizations need to do a better job of naming women to board of directors seats. One of our board members attended a Direct […]

The paradox of choice

Imagine that you need milk, so you go to the grocery store to pick some up. When you get to the dairy section, you see dozens of options. These days, you have to decide on the percentage of fat you want (1%, 2%, skim, etc.) and what source you want your milk to be coming […]

Turning allyship into action

White supremacy and racism are serious problems in our society that harm communities. interVivos wants to be a starting point for allies to become more informed. Some activists have accused people of being performative allies. Performative allies share their knowledge about inequity with others but don’t use their privilege and resources to make real change. […]