Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

Struck in January 2018, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector. Through extensive consultations, the committee heard evidence on four key topics: the people working and volunteering in the sector; the rules governing the sector; and the need for a “home” within the federal government for the sector. This report is a roadmap to ensure that genuine change is delivered so that the sector can reach from great to exceptional.

Published By: The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

Publication Date: July 2019

View A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

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Webinar- Non-suicidal Self-injury in Adolescents @ Webinar
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There has been an explosion of self-harm among teenagers in the last 10 years. Why? This webinar will define a new (DSM-V) syndrome, called Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder and will explore the epidemiology and prevalence, along with an explanation of the underlying root causes of self-harm.

This training is suitable for:

Educators: Teachers, ECE, School administration, Support Staff. Mental Health Professional: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers. Medical Professions: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors. Direct Service Workers: Child and Youth Workers.

This webinar will define a new (DSM-V) syndrome, called Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder. The epidemiology and prevalence will be described, along with an explanation of the underlying root causes of self-harm. The central roles of social media, emotion dysregulation, and insecure attachment will be outlined. NSSI has a complex and nuanced relationship to actual suicide attempts, along with borderline personality disorder. Those relationships will be clarified.

Finally, the evidence for various treatment approaches will be explained, so that clinicians can feel empowered to make rational decisions when encountering this distressing problem.

Learning Objectives:

Define the criteria for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder, and describe its prevalence/epidemiology.
Understand the reasons why teenagers hurt themselves.
Describe the role and function of NSSI.
Clarify the relationship between NSSI and suicidal behaviour; between NSSI and BPD.
Understand which treatment approaches work with NSSI.

This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute

When Technology Takes Over @ Webinar
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An interactive presentation addressing questions and concerns of parents/ caregivers and service providers regarding the use of technology by youth (grades 7 and up). Presented by school-based addiction counsellors from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Ottawa, Ontario.

Zoom link: HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/91561792640

This presentation is brought to you by Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Aug 7 all-day

Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals.

These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health

Exploring the Role of the Education Sector in Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This webinar features presentations on the education sector’s role in preventing and ending youth homelessness. The presentations will explore student experiences of homelessness followed by discussing the education sector’s role in responding to youth at-risk of homelessness and school disengagement. Highlights from three school-based early intervention projects, Duty to Assist, The Upstream Project and Youth Reconnect, will be showcased as emerging examples of youth homelessness prevention responses. We encourage anyone who is interested in the wellbeing of students to join us on this webinar!

• Jacqueline Sohn, PhD | Postdoctoral Fellow, The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
• Erika Morton | Systems Planning Officer, The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
• Mary-Jane Mckitterick | Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada
• Jayne Malenfant | Vanier and Pierre Elliott Trudeau scholar, PhD Candidate at McGill University

Business After 5 Online with The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce @ Online
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our newly revised and online Business After 5 series, presented by Meridian!

Hosted this month by Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Grab your favourite drink, some snacks, and meet us for a virtual BA5 via Zoom. Update us on your business, chat with other GNCC members in our virtual breakout rooms, and more.

Admission is FREE. Please register via Eventbrite!

Please ensure you have a microphone (and webcam if possible) so that you can participate! Join us for general and guided conversation plus messages and updates from our host

Strengthening Families Together (4-Week Series) @ Webinar
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you a caregiver providing support to someone living with mental health challenges? Join IAM Mental Health for our 4 session family education group.

Our program covers challenges facing families, handling stress and anxiety, practical strategies around communication, and coping with daily living including; scheduling daily activities, motivation, wellness and crisis planning, and caregiver well-being.

Our program also addresses coping with changes in daily living and the stresses associated with COVID19.

Session 1: Tuesday August 11 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 2: Tuesday August 18 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 3: Tuesday August 25 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Session 4: Tuesday September 1 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm

This webinar series is brought to you by the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health

Options for Care by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Webinar
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Options for Care will focus on giving participants the opportunity to explore the care options that support persons living with dementia in the moderate to late stages of their journey.

Join us as we explore:
– Choosing the right level of care: aging at home, retirement or long-term care
– Learn the process around long term care application
– Explore options for discussing the long term care move
– Explore moving day strategies
– Learn about the resources to navigate the transition to alternate levels of care

This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region


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