Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Engaging the Volunteers of the Future
Promoting Intersectoral Collaboration to Support Frail Adults with IDD in the Community
Seniors Health Knowledge Network
November 19, 12 p.m. (Eastern)
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience higher rates of frailty at earlier ages than the general population. Collaboration between home care and developmental services sectors is important to support adults with IDD who are frail in the community. This webinar focuses on the collaboration between Reena and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, and will share “Call to Action” resources to support individuals, families, and providers in the context of frailty and IDD.
To Everything There is a Season: Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community
November 20, 12-1 p.m. (Eastern)
Budgeting for Beginners (and Non-Financial People)
Introduction to Appreciative Policymaking
Safer Spaces Lunch and Learn
Sexual Expression in Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives of Managers, Leaders, Family Members & Residents
Intercultural Communication Workshop
Centre for Race and Culture
November 27, 1–4:30 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Ave.)
This interactive workshop intends to examine the concept of culture, the effect culture has on one’s personal and professional life, as well as the role that our cultural norms and expectations play in our interactions with others. It will equip participants with practical tools to reflect on their programs and services, apply strategies to challenge cultural bias and discrimination, practice intercultural communication, and create a more inclusive workplace where colleagues and clients from different cultural backgrounds feel valued and respected.
Legal Info vs. Legal Advice: Where do you draw the line?
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)
November 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 St.)
Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Are you unsure of what you can and cannot say about the law to a client? Only certain people are authorized to give legal advice while many other people can provide legal information. It is important to recognize when a client is dealing with a potential legal issue so that they can get the resources and help that they need.
Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea. Register online at Eventbrite by November 25.
Fostering Age Friendly Communities
The Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Prop, Three-Part Course
Social Summit: From Isolation to Connection
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.
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