Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Getting Up To Standard: Addressing Psychological Health and Safety in Nonprofit Workplaces
February 14, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Most nonprofits are great at taking care of the people they exist to serve. But how well do you look after your own employees? The psychological health of your teams is becoming increasingly important in the context of performance, retention, and cost – all things that are crucial to achieving your mission. Join the Canadian Mental Health Association to hear more about how organizations both small and large are addressing psychological health and safety. In this webinar you will learn about practical, low-cost (or no-cost) strategies you can implement quickly and that are proven to help create a culture that enables your employees to do their best and thrive at work.
How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online
Nonprofit Tech for Good
February 19, 1 – 2 p.m. (Eastern)
This webinar will show small nonprofits on a limited budget how to leverage social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again. Topics discussed include:
- Current trends in the social media landscape that nonprofits need to understand
- How to choose the correct social media platforms for your small nonprofit
- How to build up momentum on social media to launch a successful social media fundraising campaign
- Tips and examples of simple ways to use the major platforms
How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Videos
February 19, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Many nonprofits spend time and resources creating great videos, but they don’t have a strategy to get the most mileage out of them after production is over. Thankfully there are simple tried-and-true tactics that even small nonprofits can use to market and promote their nonprofit videos to a wider audience. Learn tactical ways to promote your nonprofit videos to get more exposure and increase visibility for your organization in this webinar.
Nonprofit Cyber Security: Tools to Get Started
February 19, 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern)
As IT has become an increasingly important dimension of nonprofits’ core operations, the dangers that IT security holes pose to nonprofits has also risen dramatically. This webinar will outline the most common classes of IT-based threats that the nonprofit community faces and discuss strategies and tools for reducing the risk.
Responsive Behaviours Symposium VII - Building Resilience: Caring for the Care Provider
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER)
February 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$75 for non-ICCER members
The symposium focuses on building resilience in those who provide care to individuals living in a continuing care setting. This event is suitable for all levels of staff, faculty, students, and family members involved in continuing care. Topics include:
- Building Resilience in Your Team
- Building Resiliency Through Mindfulness
- Music & Mindfulness Tools for Self-Care
- The Aggressive Behaviour Risk Assessment Tool (ABRAT-L): A new tool to help predict resident aggression in LTC
- Psychological Health in the Workplace
Fundraising, Advocacy and Legal Compliance
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and IntegralOrg
February 20 and 21
IntegralOrg is back in Edmonton with session designed to help nonprofits stay legally compliant to legislation and regulations. Come bring your burning questions about fund development, donor management, lobbying and advocacy and more! Check out these three offerings:
Feb. 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $90
Feb. 21, 9 – 11 a.m. $45
Feb. 21, 1 – 4 p.m. one-one-one free consultation
Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Volunteers
Feb 21, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? This webinar will discuss what motivates today's volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. The webinar will also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.
A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Helping Professionals
February 25, 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: Green & Gold Room, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (11000 Stadium Road)
Working with individuals, families and communities in any capacity is rewarding work for all types of service providers, however, supporting survivors of trauma, violence and abuse comes with a host of challenges that can deplete internal resources of those in the front-line caring professions. This workshop will cover understanding impacts of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and the importance of engaging in self-care strategies are essential coping mechanisms.
Combating Ageism to Improve Access to Employment
International Federation on Ageing
February 25, 9 a.m. (Eastern)
Discrimination against individuals based on their age has serious consequences on many aspects of an older person’s life, such as health, wellbeing, employment, housing and access to social and care systems, and needs to be addressed in both policy and practice. This webinar will explore the importance of supporting an ageing workforce, as well as outline the actions that need to be taken to ensure that employers and individuals can reap the benefits of longer working lives.
Toronto Social Capital Study - A Focus on the Social Lives of Toronto's Seniors
Centre for Studies in Aging & Health
February 26, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Social capital is the term used to describe the vibrancy of social networks and the extent to which there is trust and reciprocity within a community and among individuals. The results of a 2018 survey of Toronto residents show that seniors are faring better on measures of social capital than initially expected, and in many cases, have better social capital than younger populations within Toronto. The survey identified four areas that encompass social capital: Social Trust, Social Networks, Civic Engagement, and Neighbourhood Support.
At a time when social isolation is a growing concern - particularly amongst seniors - researchers and policymakers are working to gain a more granular understanding of the issue to identify ways that isolation can be combatted and social inclusion can be deepened. Learn more in this webinar.
7 Lessons Learned from Nonprofit Leaders
February 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Mountain)
Nonprofit leaders face many challenges as they work toward achieving their missions. How best can they lead as they juggle multiple demands? Learn to recognize seven top pitfalls common to nonprofit leadership and how to rise above them. During this webinar, you will learn the key ingredients to optimize your organization’s fundraising efforts, build collaborative partnerships with your board, and lastly, foster a strong, sustainable team and work culture.
Resources for Resilient Nonprofits Revealed
February 28, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
How is resilience defined at your nonprofit? When faced with economic shifts, political challenges, and demographic changes, would you rise above? In this webinar, industry leaders will reveal how they recovered from setbacks, adapted to change, and kept their organization going in the face of adversity.
Appreciative Policy Making
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
March 7, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: ECVO Training Room (Suite 258, Bonnie Doon Professional Centre, 8330 82 Ave.)
$55 ECVO member; $80 non-member
Are your policies reactionary, or are they visionary? The Appreciative Policy Making workshop will help your organization get future-ready.
In all good policy making the goal is to move your organization from being reactionary - dealing with each issue as they arise, to visionary - creating policies that help shape your organization into what it wishes to be in the future. Join this workshop for an exploration of what makes great policies and how you can develop, frame, and implement forward-thinking policies for your organization.
Substance Misuse Among Older Adults: An Overview of Psychosocial Interventions to Help Your Clients
Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto
March 18 – April 14 (online weekly)
$240; $120 (student/senior)
Using case-based learning you will:
- Become familiar with differential approaches to substance use
- Develop skills to recognize types of substance use disorders in older adults
- Be able to use geriatric, addiction-specific screening and assessment tools
Register by March 11.
Board Leadership Edmonton 2019 Conference
April 6, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
MacEwan University (10700 104 Ave.)
$99 (early bird until Feb. 19); $149 (until March 24)
Each spring, Board Leadership Edmonton hosts a day-long program of engaging and informative workshops designed to keep Edmonton's board members equipped and inspired with board governance. Learn alongside some of Edmonton's non-profit thought leaders in sessions covering governance, leadership, financial management, community engagement, and more.
Bursaries are available, and requests must be submitted by March 8.
8th Annual Connections Conference
April 10, 2019
This year’s theme - adaptive - has been developed to support nonprofit sector resiliency and responsiveness to change. Expert speakers and thought leaders will challenge perceptions, provide new skills, and build a shared understanding of how the nonprofit sector can become adaptive in the face of unpredictable times and challenges in securing resources.
This annual one-day conference will build your adaptive capacity in leadership, policy, advocacy, and learning through both large group and breakout sessions. Plus, you'll have ample networking opportunities and access to the resource marketplace.
Early bird tickets are available until January 31, 2019.
Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination
May 28 - 31, 2019
Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
This is a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies hosted by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society.
The conference invites researchers, writers, and scholars from all disciplines and at every career stage to share their diverse approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. Organizers wish to encourage new insights into assumed styles of life and thought, imaginative reflections on the meanings and representations of aging, challenging perspectives from cross-cultural and global experience, and activist strategies to take back aging from those powers and practices that relegate it to the margins of social existence and citizenship.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
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