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Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Public Forum: Canada Revenue Agency – Tax Benefits 6:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Public Forum: Canada Revenue Agency – Tax Benefits @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn about tax benefits that may help support persons living with dementia, care partners or seniors: Disability Tax Credit Caregiver Tax Credit Medical Expenses To register call: 905-687-3914 Or Visit: https://alzheimer.ca/en/niagara/We-can-help/Programs/Education/public-forums This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Teens, Cannabis, Health and Wellbeing 9:00 am
Teens, Cannabis, Health and Wellbeing @ Online
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn current trends for cannabis use along with the risk factors for cannabis use disorders in teens. Gain am overview of the two main cannabinoids, THC and CBD and their effects with respect to adolescents’ physical and mental health. Participants will also about the evidence for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children and teens. Several different scenarios will be used to present and discuss some of the ways in which adolescents who used cannabis regularly may experience difficulties with their health and wellbeing along with the complex interplay between social, familial, academic and health factors. This webinar is hosted by SickKids Centre for Community and Mental Health Learning Institute.
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Looking through the Kaleidoscope of Cannabis: Presumptions, Policy and Practice 10:00 am
Looking through the Kaleidoscope of Cannabis: Presumptions, Policy and Practice @ Online
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Youth have the highest rates of cannabis use in Ontario: one in five Grade 7-12 students and 38% of young adults aged 18-29 use cannabis, compared to 14.5 of all adults. How can we support young people to make informed decisions about cannabis use? What does the rapidly-changing legislation and commercialisation of cannabis mean for youth? How can youth workers draw from the best available evidence around the health and social impacts of cannabis in their work with young people? YouthREX in collaboration with East Metro Youth Services and the York Research Chair in Youth and Contexts of Inequity is hosting a livestream of a Keynote Presentation by Dr. Oyedeji Ayonrinde, a leading scholar on youth mental health and cannabis literacy.
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Cannabis Conversations for Service Providers: Findings from a Peterborough Community Research Project 12:00 pm
Cannabis Conversations for Service Providers: Findings from a Peterborough Community Research Project @ Online
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Are you receiving questions from clients or patients about cannabis? Are you using resources, such as Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG), to guide these discussions? Are you looking to balance the evidence about the health effects of cannabis with what people need? In 2019, the Peterborough Drug Strategy conducted research on local attitudes and perceptions regarding health messaging related to cannabis. This webinar will cover the purpose of the research, the local context surrounding cannabis, what was learned, as well as tools and strategies to address stigma as a limiting factor in effectively supporting clients and patients who use cannabis. This webinar is part of the Community Cannabis Project, the goal of which is to increase the capacity of health and social service providers in Peterborough City and County to respond to issues associated with cannabis legalization through the provision of evidence-based information, training, and supports. This webinar is hosted by the Peterborough Drug Strategy.
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Navigating Your Journey: Options for Care 10:00 am
Navigating Your Journey: Options for Care @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region as they explore levels of care, the long term care application, the discussion of the long term care move, moving day strategies, and resources to support those living with dementia interested in care options for the moderate to late stages. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: February 12, 2020 May 13, 2020 August 12, 2020 November 11, 2020 To register, call 905-687-3914 or fill out the online registration form. This session is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Diversity, Aging and Living in LTC Homes 10:30 am
Diversity, Aging and Living in LTC Homes @ Online
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The purpose of this webinar is to share strategies to acknowledge and support diverse identities and needs of individuals who live and work in LTC homes. In order to deliver person-centered care, it is important for long-term care providers to thoughtfully consider the diversity of residents’ perspectives and experiences. Informed by histories of marginalization, being “different” continues to be challenging in modern day. Further, long-term care team members and leaders are faced with systemic pressures (i.e., high workloads, limited resources) while individuals’ needs for expressions of diversity in LTC homes are sometimes overlooked. With implications for how we provide care and services in long-term care, this webinar offers self-reflection tools to think critically in order to support individuals with diverse social identities. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care.
Meeting the Demand for Post-Secondary Student Concerns in Health and Mental Health Centres: Thinking through a Clinical Triage Model 1:00 pm
Meeting the Demand for Post-Secondary Student Concerns in Health and Mental Health Centres: Thinking through a Clinical Triage Model @ Online
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The increase in the level of severity of student psychological difficulties and the growing need for mental health services in post-secondary education settings has placed pressure on college and universities services to respond effectively to this demand. Consequently, health and mental health centers have responded by implementing clinical triage systems. Though these systems are well developed in health settings, their use in post-secondary is still very novel. This webinar will discuss the processes, procedures, and considerations involved in developing and implementing a clinical triage system on campus. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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The HeARTistic Journey as Experienced Through Thematic Photography 7:00 pm
The HeARTistic Journey as Experienced Through Thematic Photography @ Rodman Hall Art Centre
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy and the Heart Innovation Research Program Team invite you to the next phase of research in the He-ART-istic Journey – a series of photos depicting the words of men and women as they journey through recognition in developing heart disease. This event is hosted by the Heart Innovation Research Program Team.
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Nursing Approaches/Assessment for Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management and Crystal Methamphetamine 12:00 pm
Nursing Approaches/Assessment for Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management and Crystal Methamphetamine @ Online
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please join the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team for this monthly education session to listen to Registered Nurse and Acting Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinical Supervisor Natalie Speirs discuss concurrent disorders, managing withdrawal symptoms, and crystal methamphetamine. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada 1:00 pm
Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada @ Online
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transportation systems are vital to the achievement of Canada’s public health objectives in the areas of physical activity, chronic disease, and exposure to air and noise pollution. TAC’s new report Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada offers recommendations for transportation planners and engineers to help build public health in Canada, based on international best practices and input from dozens of practitioners. This webinar offers an overview of the study’s methods, findings and recommendations for next steps. This webinar is hosted by the Transportation Association of Canada.
Local Food Environment Policies: Identifying Opportunities to Support Healthy Food Choices 2:00 pm
Local Food Environment Policies: Identifying Opportunities to Support Healthy Food Choices @ Online
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Food environments are known to have a significant influence on food choices and diet quality, with important implications for the development of obesity and non-communicable disease. A range of government policies have been identified that are known to influence the availability, affordability and marketing of healthy (and less healthy) foods, and have the ability to shift the food environment towards one that is increasingly supportive of healthier dietary choices. Local governments are often the first to implement novel and innovative food environment policies, providing an important opportunity to test the feasibility and impact of such policies. Drawing upon international efforts to monitor and evaluate food environments globally, the Local Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) tool is a framework for evaluating local food environment policies, and can be used as a starting point for communities interested in evaluating gaps and opportunities to support the development of healthy, supportive food environments. This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of food environment policies in supporting and promoting healthy diets, drawing on examples that have been implemented across a variety of jurisdictions. The presentation will also share findings from the Local Food-EPI study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto to examine food environments in three jurisdictions in Ontario. Lastly, the presentation will explore other international efforts to support the implementation of local healthy, sustainable food environment policies that are being used by communities in Canada and elsewhere to support effective policy change, and ultimately improve dietary habits and overall health. This...
Long Term Care Transitional Self-Health 6:00 pm
Long Term Care Transitional Self-Health @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Long Term Care Transitional Support Group for care partners of a family member that has had a recent admission to Long Term Care. Topics to be discussed: When and how to visit your loved one in Care Meaningful visits and communication Working with Long Term Care staff Loss and grief This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Nursing Approaches/Assessment for Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management and Crystal Methamphetamine 12:00 pm
Nursing Approaches/Assessment for Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management and Crystal Methamphetamine @ Online
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Please join the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team for this monthly education session to listen to Registered Nurse and Acting Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinical Supervisor Natalie Speirs discuss concurrent disorders, managing withdrawal symptoms, and crystal methamphetamine. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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