Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Fall Speechreading Course
St. Albert Further Education (107, 80 McKenney Avenue, St. Albert, Alberta)
Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 7-9 p.m.
$175 CAD (includes materials)
Do you find that you are having trouble hearing others and following along with conversations? Research shows that hearing aids plus speechreading give the best results! Starting soon, St. Albert Further Education will be offering a speechreading course with morning and evening class options to fit your busy schedule. Register online
or by phone at 780-460-2207. Not sure if speechreading is for you? Drop-in courses run each Wednesday at 1 p.m. Call 780-460-2207 for details.
Ask the Experts
Caregivers Alberta and Covenant Health
Sept. 10, 9-11 a.m.
Location: Jerry Forbes Centre (12122 68 Street)
Attend an engaging presentation
by the world-renowned research team behind the caregiver and patient interventions, CSNAT and SNAP. This is a great opportunity to not only learn about breaking research in the caregiving field, but to also participate in an illuminating Q&A and meet with other caregivers, community partners, and experts. Register no later than Sept. 9.
National Preventative Health & Aging Education Series
Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: MacEwan University, Feigel Conference Centre Room 11-204, Allard Hall (11110 104 Avenue)
What should healthy aging look like in Canada? CARP and its valued partners invite policymakers, leading experts, older adults, and all concerned citizens to take part in a national conversation. This session
will include expert speakers focussing on areas such as adult vaccinology, physical and social engagement, relationships and inclusion, the experiences of marginalization and its impact on health, dementia and brain health, and much more.
Nonprofit Storytelling with Financials
Sept. 19, 2-3 p.m. Eastern
Have a hard time translating spreadsheets into words? This practical webinar
is for busy leaders who need to tell the story of their numbers. This webinar is not a technical session on accounting or audits, but instead a big picture overview to help leaders understand their organization's financial health and how to talk about it with stakeholders, including board members, staff, volunteers, donors, constituents, and the general public.
Board to Board: Roadmap to a Strong Charitable Sector–Canadian Senate Report
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Sept. 26, 5:30-8 p.m.
$30 members; $45 non-members (CAD)
Location: Glenrose Room, Royal Glenora Club (11160 River Valley Road)
In June 2019, the Government of Canada released Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, the product of recent Canada-wide consultation with non-profits and charities. Its 42 recommendations set a roadmap for a much healthier and more resilient future for the charitable sector. This important discussion
will address what the Senate report could mean for your non-profit and is a great opportunity to get to know the report, meet other boards, and join the conversation.
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, Alberta Culture and the
$1000 CAD (covers two participants from each collaborative)
With an increasing push for evaluation in the non-profit sector, organizations face the difficult task of incorporating evaluation with only minimal resources to do so. Eval Lab is a co-learning space
designed to demystify evaluation, transform thinking, and help organizations incorporate evaluative thinking for improved decision-making. The deadline to apply is Sept. 13. Eval Lab is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which covers as much as two-thirds of your registration fee. Pay be as little as $335 for the entire lab!
Community Change Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 3
Location: Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel (8181 Cambie Road, Vancouver)
is for community engagers, practitioners, and innovators. It is an opportunity to come together with inspirational leaders from across the country and beyond to share ideas, successes and failures and to take this learning home and apply it to the community change work you're passionate about. Learn the latest thinking, understand your role as a changemaker, and replenish your toolkit with practical ideas and tools you can use in your own community.
Intercultural Competency Training Program (ICTP)
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op (MCHB)
Various dates, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Avenue)
$300 per workshop; cohort pricing available
Four workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year:
- Foundations for Intercultural Practice
- Pre-Migration Context: Role Changes and the Influence of Culture on Refugee Families
- PTSD, Trauma and Strategies to work with affected Newcomer Individuals and Families
- From Colonialism to Interculturalism: Shifting Dynamics of Power
The workshops are based on the Multicultural Health Brokers’ collective knowledge, practice, and experience gained by working as multicultural community health workers and cultural brokers for the past 25 years. The workshops build not just on awareness, but on deepening understanding, empathy and acceptance leading towards behavioural change. This is the perfect space to ask those hard questions and evolve your skills in an environment of mutual respect, safety, constructive and collaborative problem-solving, and reciprocity of learning.
Review the course descriptions, background and schedule. For more information or to register, email email@example.com or phone 780-756-5737.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Webinar Series on Combatting Ageism
In January, February, and March of this year the International Federation on Ageing hosted three webinars focusing on the topic of combatting ageism. The recordings and presentation slides are now available:
Webinar 1: Human Rights of Older Persons and Agenda 2030
Webinar 2: Combating ageism to improve access to employment
Webinar 3: Campaigning: The best way to address ageism?
Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse
Use the coupon code WEAAD2018 for a 100% discount (valid until June 2019)
This online course will help advocates working on the issue of elder abuse communicate more effectively. The course offers an extensive online learning experience and step-by-step guidance with video lectures, animations, quizzes, and downloadable resources--all designed to help advocates increase support for policies to address and prevent elder abuse. The course will give advocates tools to:
- Reframe elder abuse as a matter of social justice
- Explain how our current social structure fosters isolation, which allows elder abuse to go unnoticed and unchallenged
- Demonstrate how restructuring our communities, by providing access to transportation and other public services, can address and prevent elder abuse