Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
The State of the Sector: A Look Ahead to 2021
Imagine Canada and CharityVillage
Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
2020 was likely the year we won't forget for a long time. From the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and WE Charity controversy, to the soul searching that has taken place related to systemic racism, the nation's charities and nonprofits have been in 'pivot overdrive'. In this session
, Imagine Canada will facilitate a panel discussion to address key implications from 2020 and look ahead to the coming year to provide sector leaders with insights that they can use when building their upcoming plans. Note this webinar is limited to the first 1,000 participants. Registration is first come, first served. If you cannot attend the webinar, please register anyway and the full presentation will be sent to you after the event.
Compassion Fatigue Training
CORE Alberta Elder Abuse Group and the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council
Dec. 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Compassion Fatigue is often called the "cost of caring". Providing support for older adults experiencing elder abuse or trauma can take its toll on caregivers and service providers. In this session
, service providers will learn about how recognize the symptoms/effects of compassion fatigue in themselves and their co-workers; understand the risk factors and personal/systemic barriers in receiving help; and, create a personal self-care plan that includes personal resiliency-building skills and steps to improving workplace mental health.
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.
Review the course descriptions, background and schedule. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780-756-5737.
Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops
Gain the confidence to safely look after your loved one at home with Family Caregiver Wellness Workshops
. Workshops are 2.5 hours and include class lecture, hands-on training and a simulated scenario related to the workshop topic. You will also receive access to online videos. To register, go to norquest.ca/family-caregiver
or select the workshop you’d like to attend from the list above.
Challenging Racism Through Community Conversations
Centre for Race and Culture
This ongoing series of online
moderated round-tables features guest speakers from diverse communities, organizations, academia and the general public, to understand and address experiences of discrimination and exclusion in the Canadian context. By shining the spotlight on different forms of discrimination, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and discrimination against Asian Communities among other topics, the Centre for Race and Culture hope to encourage solidarity among groups and individuals interested in promoting social inclusion and equity.
This is a community-based initiative which encourages everyone to share their ideas for topics, questions, and suggestions. If you have ideas for a conversation, please share them with Mansoureh (email@example.com
) and Myriam (firstname.lastname@example.org
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