Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Lunch & Learn: Supporting Edmonton’s Seniors During A Pandemic
Edmonton Social Planning Council
April 9, Noon
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, seniors and those with underlying health conditions were identified as most at-risk when it came to health outcomes and mortality. As part of the Lunch & Learn, hear from seniors-serving organizations about their work this past year, including the Coordinated Pandemic Response Model. They will also reflect on lessons learned, and what work needs to be done going forward.
Leading With Data: Data-Led Decision Making For Non-Profit And Social Sector Leaders
April 15, 9 a.m
Non-Profit and Social Sector organizations are often faced with having to make critical decisions with limited information. In this webinar, find out about various HelpSeeker social technology tools which provide Non-Profit & Social Sector decision-makers with much-needed data and support to:
Identify and respond to the gaps and needs within communities
Make informed decisions on resource allocation to maximize social return on investment.
Improve service coordination and integration with other organizations.
How You Can Identify Abuse And Help Older Adults At Risk
It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends & Families for Older Adults
May 19, 9 a.m. - noon
Register by May 1
This workshop is designed to educate and engage bystanders everywhere. Across Alberta, there are community presenters offering 1-2 hour presentations with an emphasis on teaching neighbours, friends and family members of seniors who may be experiencing abuse to recognize the warning signs and become aware of steps to help.
Nonprofit Technology Learning Centre
The Technology Learning Center by Tech Impact is an expansive collection of nonprofit educational resources that can help your organization with all things tech! From infographics to fundraising campaigns, this resource collection has the information your organization needs to excel in the digital landscape.
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.
Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops
Challenging Racism Through Community Conversations
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Webinar Series on Combatting Ageism
In January, February, and March of 2019 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
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