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Locked In but not Locked Out (5-Weeks Online) 11:00 am
Locked In but not Locked Out (5-Weeks Online) @ Webinar
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
A 5 Week online group facilitated by experts – using the following strategies to help you as we live through this new “normal”. May 4 – Week 1 – Painting May 11- Week 2 – Diet & Nutrition May 18 -Week 3 – Keep Fit May 25 – Week 4 – Music June 1 – Week 5 – Journaling This online event is brought to you by Elpizo Counselling Services
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Digital Transformation Series for Non-Profit Businesses (6 Parts) 12:00 pm
Digital Transformation Series for Non-Profit Businesses (6 Parts) @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Now, more than ever, we are understanding the importance of a digital-first, constituent-centric approach. Fundraising events have been canceled, employees are working remotely and our inboxes are growing noisier by the minute. How well has your organization adapted during this time? To help your organization make the shift to a digital-first approach, Salesforce.org and Traction on Demand are joining forces for a six-part webinar series. We’ve convened the brightest minds and leaders from our organizations, as well as your peers, to share industry-leading insights in interactive sessions that will cover all aspects of a digital transformation for nonprofits, including (but not limited to): user adoption, business alignment, technology implementations, and change management. Session One: Nonprofit Industry Trends: Before and During a Global Health Crisis Original Broadcast Date: April 21, 2020 Session Two: Considering People and Process Alongside Technology April 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT Session Three: Our New Virtual World: Digital-first Constituent Engagement May 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT Session Four: Fundraising Transformation Through Aligned Strategies and Systems May 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT Session Five: Constituent-centricity: No More Buzz, Let’s Get Real May 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT Session Six: Journey Towards Digital Transformation June 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am PT Recordings from previous sessions are also available by filling out the form. This webinar is brought to you by Salesforce.org and Traction on Demand
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Learning from Mentors: Adapting and Rebuilding 1:00 pm
Learning from Mentors: Adapting and Rebuilding @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As organizations begin to rebuild and reimagine their work, they continue to respond to the immediate impacts and challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Join three of our mentors as they provide perspectives on emerging human resources and financing challenges in emergency response. Jean Slick will be providing her perspective on the pandemic from the emergency/disaster lens, Dale Bayley will talk about fund development and Duna Bayley will share thoughts on supporting personnel through testing times. The mentors have been selected to support your creativity and focus as we face this unprecedented challenge together. Their presentations will be followed by a Q & A. The webinar will be held in English and the notes from the session will be made available in French. Our pan-Canadian network of mentors continues to be available for 1-1 sessions. Following this webinar, Innoweave will share information about new supports for organizations beginning to recover and reimagine their work. This webinar is brought to you by Innoweave
Understanding Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life 3:00 pm
Understanding Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to deliver a series of workshop called Understanding Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life This online workshop series is for older adults (65yrs old and above) and/or their caregivers. It will help you recognize changes to your well-being and when it might be time to ask for help. This series shows you how to improve your mental health, spot the signs and symptoms of mental illness and addictions, and where to find help in the community. This event is brought to you by Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
ZOOM Practice Sessions 3:00 pm
ZOOM Practice Sessions @ Webinar
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. Explore the features inside of Zoom including: -Using the chatbox -Renaming your display name -Turning your video on and off -Mute and un-mute -Display options This online session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Moving the Dial: Safer Supply Programs in Ontario 12:00 pm
Moving the Dial: Safer Supply Programs in Ontario @ Webinar
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Safer Supply programs are effective interventions that help people who use drugs stay connected to healthcare and reduce preventable deaths. These programs already exist in Ontario and other parts of Canada. They are especially important in the current context when people are dealing with both the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing overdose crisis. In this webinar experts running safer supply programs in Ontario will provide an overview of their programs. Webinar panelists will also discuss the Safer Opioid Supply Programs (SOS) Harm Reduction Informed Guidance Document for Primary Care Teams developed by Ontario prescribers. This webinar is for people who use drugs, prescribers, physicians, nurse practitioners, mental health and addictions physicians, harm reduction workers, midwives, and clinical program directors. Panelists: • Dr. Andrea Sereda, London Inter Community Health • Dr. Nanky Rai, Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre • Dr. Charles Breau, Recovery Ottawa Moderated by Sané Dube & Dr. Jen Rayner from the Alliance for Healthier Communities
How to Create Engaging and Profitable E-Learning Programs 1:00 pm
How to Create Engaging and Profitable E-Learning Programs @ Webinar
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Over your lifetime, you have gained an incredible amount of knowledge. You see other people making mistakes, missing opportunities, or doing things you can help them do better. Your wisdom can help your customers, your employees, your partners, or other groups that you really care about. With physical distance growing between us all, it’s essential that you take your training online. This workshop will give you the roadmap for e-learning success. Together we will work through the first, and most important phase of development – PLANNING! Then we’ll set you up to navigate through preparing, producing, publishing and promoting your online course. Join us to discover how you can fast track your e-learning course and get it in front of the people that need it most. Presenters: Janet Rouss and Diane Andonovski, Video Wisdom This webinar is hosted by AGEWORKS
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group 7:00 pm
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group @ Webinar
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Caring for someone with young onset dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to 65) can present its own unique challenges. This is a facilitated group intended to connect people on a similar journey and to offer a place where care partners can assess support and engage socially. If you are a child, spouse, relative, friend – any informal caregiver caring for someone living with young onset dementia you are welcome to join our group! Upcoming dates: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1 (Live Webinar Series) 9:00 am
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1 (Live Webinar Series) @ Webinar
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
This June 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2020 training will be offered as a live webinar series In this introductory four-day certificate program, participants will learn the main strategies for cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT). Tools discussed will include case formulation and conceptualization; identification and modification of thoughts; behaviour activation; behaviour experiments; exposure; role-playing; cognitive rehearsal; and problem-solving. This course is not specific to a particular client population or clinical disorder. It provides instruction on a set of tools that can be applied to common and more complex mental health conditions. The format of this training includes didactic presentation, experiential exercises, feedback, and a focus on micro-skills development. Agenda Day 1: Morning Session: Case formulation and conceptualization in cognitive behaviour therapy Afternoon Session: Working with automatic thoughts Agenda Day 2: Morning Session: Working with underlying assumptions and core beliefs Afternoon Session: Problem-solving therapy Agenda Day 3: Morning Session: Cognitive behaviour therapy for youth Afternoon Session: Cognitive behaviour therapy for youth, continued Agenda Day 4: Morning Session: Cognitive behaviour therapy strategies for the treatment of anxiety Afternoon Session: Cognitive behaviour therapy strategies for the treatment of complex disorders This program is offered by the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
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CBD & Cannabis Update: What Counsellors and Clinicians Need To Know 9:00 am
CBD & Cannabis Update: What Counsellors and Clinicians Need To Know @ Webinar
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop is designed to answer the questions that counsellors and clinicians have, in order to help them better educate their clients. Presented by Dr. Michael Verbora, MBA, MD, who is an internationally recognized expert on medical cannabis. He will answer questions such as… -Who benefits from cannabis/CBD and what conditions is it known to help? -Is it safe? -For whom is cannabis/CBD contraindicated? -What about children, youth, people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia? -Who is at risk for cannabis addiction? -Differences between CBD and THC -Why are some people prescribed CBD on its own whereas others are prescribed a THC/CBD mix? -What are the typical doses recommended for different conditions? -Are there Health Canada regulated clinics dispensing cannabis/CBD? -Where to refer clients who may benefit from cannabis/CBD treatment This online event is hosted by Mission: Empowerment
World Environment Day Webinar 12:00 pm
World Environment Day Webinar @ Webinar
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
World Environment Day Webinar In this webinar we’ll explore why biodiversity and ecosystems management are important components for building sustainable food systems. You’ll hear from researchers working directly with communities engaged in food production practices that are centred on biodiverse ecosystems. Drawing on community-based research in Brazil, Ecuador, and the Northwest Territories, you’ll learn about the unique challenges facing food systems actors and how communities are using agroforestry and other ecological food production principles to guide their work. This event is hosted by UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies
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Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours 9:00 am
Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours @ Webinar
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
‘Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours’ is a workshop for clinicians on Motivational Interviewing that will be presented by Dr. David Murphy. Dr. Murphy is a Physician and Medical Psychotherapist based in Leamington, Ontario. The workshop will be provided through Zoom on June 6 2020 from 9am to 1pm EDT. Clinicians who can benefit from this workshop include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychotherapists, addiction counsellors, psychologists, pharmacists and physiotherapists. The ‘Choices and Changes’ workshop provides clinicians with opportunities to reflect on their role as facilitators of change and practice specific skills. Join the workshop and learn how to structure a conversation, so that a patient or client is motivated to take responsibility for implementing new, healthy behaviours. Studies have shown that using these conversational skills will improve the health of the patient or client and improve the job satisfaction of the healthcare provider. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1. Describe two theoretical models of behaviour change that can guide conversations with patients and clients. 2. Demonstrate three motivational interviewing skills. 3. Describe the four key elements of a visit with a patient or client. 4. Put into practice two techniques to use in clinical settings to influence change. The workshop will include videos that demonstrate motivational interviewing skills. The workshop is experiential. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice their skills in break-out groups. Handouts will be provided. Space is limited. The workshop is limited to 100 participants. The fee for the workshop...
Webinar: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic 9:00 am
Webinar: Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic @ Webinar
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join us for this free information session on Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic open to all healthcare professionals. After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to: -Assess and evaluate the mental health burden of the current COVID-19 pandemic -Prevent and manage traumatic stress-related disorders, including children and families, applied to the COVID-19 pandemic -Prepare to practice Psychological First Aid, self-care, and enhanced resilience of healthcare professionals in disasters -Collaborate with colleagues in healthcare, first responders and the Red Cross This event is brought to you by Disaster Psychiatry Canada.
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Respite Recreation Hour 11:00 am
Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show! Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as: -Trivia -Word puzzles -Games -Reminiscent stories -And much more! We look forward to connecting with you. This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Well-being 1:00 pm
Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Well-being @ Webinar
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar will explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being. You will learn about various strategies that you can use to help build resilience during this time in order to promote good mental health and well-being. Dr. Antony will also identify resources and supports that you can use together with these resilience strategies. We encourage participants from the mental health and addictions sector to attend this webinar. This webinar is hosted by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)
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AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Digital Training for Educators: Stress Lessons Grade 7-12 2:00 pm
Digital Training for Educators: Stress Lessons Grade 7-12 @ Webinar
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stress Lessons is a resource designed for educators (and parents!) who want to help youth develop resilience. Full of psychologically-sound strategies and tools, this resource will help teens develop resilience and positive coping skills. With components for teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and caregivers, it provides a comprehensive approach that will help young people: -Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress -Understand what stress “feels” like -Identify stressors and their impact -See the upside of stress -Develop/implement coping and problem-solving strategies -Foster an increased sense of well-being. $75 Includes: 3 One-hour training sessions 1 electronic resource guide (valued at $25) Choose one of Grades 7-9 or Grades 9-12 1 certificate of completion Upcoming Stress Lessons Digital Training May 12th- May 14th from 2pm- 3pm ET May 26th- May 28th from 2pm- 3pm ET June 9th- June 11th from 2pm- 3pm ET June 23rd – June 25th from 2pm- 3pm ET This webinar is hosted by THE PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Next Steps and Care Essentials (4-Part Online Series) 6:30 pm
Next Steps and Care Essentials (4-Part Online Series) @ Webinar: Alzheimer Society Niagara Region
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Steps and Care Essentials is a 4 part series offering an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. June 9, 11, 16, 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Part 1: Overview of Dementia, Diagnosis & Healthy Brain Strategies Part 2: Communication & Environmental Strategies Part 3: Understanding & Managing Challenging Behaviours Part 4: Difficult Discussions, Role Changes & Self Care Other Dates & Times May 4, 6, 11, 13 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm May 19, 22, 26, 29 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm June 9, 11, 16, 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm June 23, 25, 30 & July 2 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm This event is brought to you by Alzheimer Society Niagara Region
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Let’s Talk About Challenges with Eating & Nutrition 10:00 am
Let’s Talk About Challenges with Eating & Nutrition @ Webinar
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for this online session where we will discuss how regular, nutritious meals can become a challenge for people living with dementia. This is an opportunity to understand changes in behaviours and learn helpful strategies for eating and drinking. This webinar is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition: Update and New Resources 10:00 am
Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition: Update and New Resources @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
In Niagara, 1 person dies by suicide every 9 days. This rate is high, and help does exist for people having thoughts of suicide. During this interactive webinar, Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC) leaders will provide an update about the impact of suicide in Niagara with a new video; and launch a resource that is available to support suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in our community. Featured Presenter Shannon McHugh is a Staff Lawyer with the Niagara Community Legal Clinic. Shannon will be joined by Joanne Bovine of Contact Niagara, and Keegan Kaior of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre. All 3 are members of the NSPC Community Awareness Committee. The Coalition includes over 20 community agencies and members at large, with a common goal of working together to make Niagara a suicide-safer community. This webinar will be of particular interest to anyone in Niagara who wants to learn about suicide statistics, and how to access new resources available to strengthen suicide prevention. This event is brought to you by Niagara Connects
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
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Working with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help Adolescents (3-day Series) 9:00 am
Working with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help Adolescents (3-day Series) @ Webinar
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
This live webinar training (14 hours total) will be spread over three days June 15 and 16, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and June 26, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This workshop aims to provide an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for clinicians working with adolescents. It offers an overview of the theoretical foundations and assumptions of ACT and an explanation of the six ACT Processes. Participants will become familiar with the ACT processes, learn how to work with adolescents using the trans-diagnostic ACT approach that is suitable for either individual or group work. Participants will also develop an understanding of when and how a client can be drawn from one ACT process to another in order to reduce emotional avoidance and increase psychological flexibility and be able to facilitate ACT work with clients using the ACT Matrix. This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers. Direct Service Workers: drop-in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers. Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors. This series is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute
Respite Recreation Hour 11:00 am
Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show! Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as: -Trivia -Word puzzles -Games -Reminiscent stories -And much more! We look forward to connecting with you. This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Rise & Shine On-line 9:00 am
Rise & Shine On-line @ Webinar
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Brock University would like to invite you to Rise & Shine On-line with Co-op, Career & Experiential Education on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 9:00-11:00am. As our community continues to navigate these unprecedented times, we want you to know we are here to help. Join us to discuss partnerships and how you might leverage student and graduate talent within your business or organization. Please connect with us for a virtual cup of joe and discuss your talent needs (full & part-time, as well as projects students might do at no cost to you), COVID-19 employment subsidies, and more! Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to having and/or others from your business or organization with us. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. This event is brought to you by Co-op, Career and Experiential Education, Brock University
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
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Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Clinician Training 9:00 am
Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Clinician Training @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – Jun 19 @ 4:30 pm
Parents and caregivers often feel helpless when their child (no matter the age) is experiencing a mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, or an eating disorder. They are also often left out of treatment: sometimes because the child requests this; sometimes because the parent requests individual treatment for the child; and sometimes due to agency protocol. Yet family members, if provided with the opportunity and the right tools, can often have the biggest impact on a child’s healing. This is where Emotion-Focused Family Therapy comes in. Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) is an innovative treatment model, rooted in a deep and unwavering belief in the healing power of families. The goal of EFFT is to support and empower caregivers to adopt a primary role in their loved one’s recovery, regardless of the loved one’s age, level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment themselves. This two-day interactive workshop will introduce participants to the fundamental principles and techniques of EFFT. Through discussions, case examples, demonstrations, and small and large group exercises, participants will also have an opportunity for hands-on practice and skill-building. Background/experience in family therapy is not necessary. ** This is an interactive live-stream event using Zoom, an online meeting platform.** REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2020 at 12 pm This online event is brought to you by Mission: Empowerment!
Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety with Liana Lowenstein 9:00 am
Creative CBT Interventions for Children with Anxiety with Liana Lowenstein @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals who provide therapy to children with anxiety. Pre-requisite: Introductory course on CBT Anxiety disorders represent one of the most prevalent forms of psychopathology among children and this is dramatically on the rise given the current pandemic. Research shows the most efficacious treatment for childhood anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In this one-day webinar, a brief overview of CBT will be presented, along with innovative techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Interventions will address the core treatment components: psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other engaging activities will be presented for use with children aged 4 – 12. Many of the interventions can be used immediately in clinical practice, including online sessions and can be easily adapted for use with other treatment populations. This online event is hosted by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Responding to Financial Crises Then and Now (For Nonprofit) 2:00 pm
Responding to Financial Crises Then and Now (For Nonprofit) @ Webinar
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nonprofits across the country are adapting, innovating, and responding to COVID-19. But there is still work to be done to ensure our sector can recover fully. Join operations expert and consultant strategist, Betty Ferreira, on June 18 at 2pm to discover lessons from previous crises that can help our sector move forward and prepare for a post-COVID-19 world. Here’s what you can expect in this webinar: -Learn the differences about the nonprofit sector’s financial response to this crisis compared to other crises in the past, such as SARS in 2003 and the Great Recession in 2009 -Hear lessons learned from previous crises that can help organizations steward in times of COVID19 and beyond -Get advice on how to prepare for a post-COVID19 world This online event is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network
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ZOOM Practice Sessions 9:30 am
ZOOM Practice Sessions @ Webinar
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. Explore the features inside of Zoom including: -Using the chat box -Renaming your display name -Turning your video on and off -Mute and un-mute -Display options This session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Respite Recreation Hour 11:00 am
Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show! Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as: -Trivia -Word puzzles -Games -Reminiscent stories -And much more! We look forward to connecting with you. This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Connections First By Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 1:00 pm
Connections First By Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us for an interactive session that explores living well with or without memory changes. This program is open to persons concerned with normal aging, persons living with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners, or anyone who just wants to learn about keeping their brain healthy and planning for the future. Learn About: -Healthy Brain Strategies -Normal Aging -Dementia -Future Planning This online event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers 1:30 pm
Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers @ Webinar
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is offering Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers. This two-session virtual recovery program is for health care workers who are interested in receiving psycho-education and tools to manage stress and mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics to be discussed include: -The Window of Tolerance -Mindfulness and the Brain -Managing Emotions -Self-Care Two Sessions: Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Monday, June 29, 2020, 1:30 to 3:30 PM or Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm This webinar is brought to you by Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
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Digital Training for Educators : Kids Have Stress Too! Grades 1-6 10:00 am
Digital Training for Educators : Kids Have Stress Too! Grades 1-6 @ Webinar
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This research-based program is built on an experiential learning approach. Its aim is to help educators (and parents!) create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency. This training program features: -A guide with an overview of the program (Grades 1-3); -A list of supplies or materials needed; -Step-by-step lesson plans; -Tips, facts or suggestions on how to extend or modify the activity; -Links to where to find more information relevant to teachers, caregivers and others working with children. The program features skill-based activities that: -Help children understand stress and its impact on health and learning -Teach children practical techniques for coping with stress and promoting resilience -Show children how to address the signs of stress before they get overwhelmed by them $75 Includes: 3 One-hour training sessions 1 electronic resource guide (valued at $25) Choose one of Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6 1 certificate of completion Program Schedule Part 1: May 12th 10am- 11am ET Part 2: May 13th 10am- 11am ET Part 3: May 14th 10am- 11am ET Repeated again on: Part 1: June 23rd 10am- 11am ET Part 2: June 24th 10am- 11am ET Part 3: June 25th 10am- 11am ET This event is hosted by The Psychology Foundation of Canada
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Next Steps and Care Essentials (4-Part Online Series) 1:30 pm
Next Steps and Care Essentials (4-Part Online Series) @ Webinar
Jun 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Next Steps and Care Essentials is a 4 part series offering an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. June 23, 25, 30 & July 2 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Part 1: Overview of Dementia, Diagnosis & Healthy Brain Strategies Part 2: Communication & Environmental Strategies Part 3: Understanding & Managing Challenging Behaviours Part 4: Difficult Discussions, Role Changes & Self Care Other Dates May 4, 6, 11, 13 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm May 19, 22, 26, 29 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm June 9, 11, 16, 18 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm June 23, 25, 30 & July 2 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm This event is brought to you by Alzheimer Society Niagara Region
Digital Training for Educators: Stress Lessons Grade 7-12 2:00 pm
Digital Training for Educators: Stress Lessons Grade 7-12 @ Webinar
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stress Lessons is a resource designed for educators (and parents!) who want to help youth develop resilience. Full of psychologically-sound strategies and tools, this resource will help teens develop resilience and positive coping skills. With components for teachers, counselors, administrators, parents and caregivers, it provides a comprehensive approach that will help young people: -Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress -Understand what stress “feels” like -Identify stressors and their impact -See the upside of stress -Develop/implement coping and problem-solving strategies -Foster an increased sense of well-being. $75 Includes: 3 One-hour training sessions 1 electronic resource guide (valued at $25) Choose one of Grades 7-9 or Grades 9-12 1 certificate of completion Upcoming Stress Lessons Digital Training May 12th- May 14th from 2pm- 3pm ET May 26th- May 28th from 2pm- 3pm ET June 9th- June 11th from 2pm- 3pm ET June 23rd – June 25th from 2pm- 3pm ET This webinar is hosted by THE PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDATION OF CANADA
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AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Charities and Canada’s Social Finance Market 1:00 pm
Charities and Canada’s Social Finance Market @ Webinar
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
There is growing interest in social finance from government policymakers who see it as a tool for scaling innovative solutions to complex social and environmental challenges. For not-for-profits, social finance offers a new source of capital that could allow them to diversify their revenue streams and become more resilient in an increasingly precarious funding environment. While social finance could have a transformative impact on the funding and financial landscape, relatively little is understood about its implications for charities. This webinar presents the results of a national survey of over 1,000 registered charities undertaken by Imagine Canada to better understand charities’ current readiness to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market. This webinar is brought to you by Charity Village and is intended for nonprofit leaders and professionals who would like to learn more about social finance.
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Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders with Teens and Adults (Webinar) 9:00 am
Identifying, Assessing and Treating Concurrent Disorders with Teens and Adults (Webinar) @ Webinar
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Clients presenting with either a substance use or mental health problem are more likely than not to have a concurrent disorder. By understanding the connection or co-occurring interaction between the substance use and mental health problems, this will enhance the quality for developing effective assessment, treatment and community-based plans using collaborative, integrative and responsive approaches to client care. This workshop will provide a clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, and tools and techniques. Participants of this workshop will also be able to: Understand and identify concurrent disorders Help clients and families Develop individualized services delivery plans for clients Part I: Assessment Identifying, assessing and treating concurrent disorders: The client/counsellor relationship Screening and assessing for concurrent disorders Part II – Practical Applications A program model for integrated treatment: The concurrent disorders service Integrating a trauma-informed/sensitive approach for concurrent disorders Part III – Approaches and Techniques Metacognitive therapy for concurrent alcohol use and anxiety disorder Interpersonal group therapy for concurrent alcohol dependence and interpersonal problems The impact of concurrent disorders on the family Concurrent disorders in young people Capacity-Building: Integrating substance use treatment into mental health programs This event will be hosted by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Respite Recreation Hour 11:00 am
Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show! Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as: -Trivia -Word puzzles -Games -Reminiscent stories -And much more! We look forward to connecting with you. This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Depression 9:00 am
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Depression @ Webinar
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals: psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers. Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors. Direct Service Workers: drop-in workers, shelter, and hostel workers. This webinar will focus on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy conceptualization and treatment strategies for managing unipolar depression. CBT is a highly effective therapy in treating depression and focused primarily on addressing negative thoughts, behavioural activation, and modifying core beliefs. This online event is hosted by the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

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