Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change Fact Sheets

Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change is a campaign made up of individuals and organizations working to build community-based capacity to address the growing racialization of poverty and the resulting increased levels of social exclusion and marginalization of racialized communities (both Indigenous Peoples and peoples of colour) across Ontario. COP-COC works to build concrete strategies, develop tools, and build community-based capacity through which individuals, groups and organizations work together to address the growing structural ethno-racial inequalities across Ontario and Canada.

Published By: Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change

Publication Date: 2019

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Creating a Workplace Mental Health Strategy: From Start to Impact @ Online
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Want to create a workplace mental health strategy but don’t know where to start? Then this webinar is for you!

Developing a plan to improve employee mental well-being signals how much an employer values its people, helps reduce stigma, and creates a culture of support – all of which have proven benefits for employees and the organization. It can be as straightforward as planning for information-sharing, training, regular employee check-ins, and reviewing your benefits plan.

During the webinar, you’ll hear a small and medium-sized employer share their approaches, impact and insights into creating and implementing their mental health strategies.

Join this webinar to hear from Liz Horvath Manager, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid and Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada ; Sylvie Latulippe, Director, Wellness and Employee Relations, Human Resources, Bank of Canada; and Addie Greco-Sanchez, President, AGS Rehab to gain a better understanding of this topic.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Promoting Intersectoral Collaboration to Support Frail Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Community @ Online
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience higher rates of frailty at earlier ages than the general population. Collaboration between home care and developmental services sectors is important to support adults with IDD who are frail in the community.

In this webinar, presenters will focus on the collaboration between Reena and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, and share “Call to Action” resources to support individuals, families, and providers in the context of frailty and IDD.

This interactive webinar will provide information on:

  • Frailty among adults with IDD
  • Principles and recommendations to guide action on frailty
  • Key elements of effective intersectoral collaboration in the context of supporting adults with IDD who are frail

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health.

What Do We Know About Vaping? @ Online
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This education session will focus on what is currently known about the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use or vaping.

Sessions are being held on November 19th and 20th at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton or via webcast.

Click here to register for the in-person session.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Cyber Seniors: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation @ Royal Niagara Golf Club
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm

The November meeting of CARP Niagara will include a presentation by Cyber Seniors about how to use Facebook and protect yourself.

Doors open at 1:30pm.

This meeting is hosted by CARP Niagara.

Mental Health Speaker Series: Addiction and Recovery – A ‘Live’ Experience @ Peach King Centre
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals.

Topic: Addiction and Recovery – A ‘Live’ Experience

Presenter: Lisa Simone, Owner of Bridgewater Yoga located just outside of Niagara Falls and an active speaker presenting her life experience dealing with addiction and then recovery

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.

Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community @ Online
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Over the last four years, Hamilton and Ottawa have been engaged in mobilizing their partners to reduce social isolation among older adults in their communities. As the project funding from Employment and Social Development Canada comes to an end, each project is focused on sustaining specific activities partnerships and outcomes.

The presenters will reflect on concepts of:

  • Isolation and inclusion
  • Universal programs and targeted programs to reduce social isolation among vulnerable populations of seniors (seniors who are low-income, multicultural, at risk for abuse, living in rural communities, living with disabilities, etc.)
  • Grassroot and system/policy approaches to sustain the activities and outcomes

The presentation will conclude with reflections on lessons learned, opportunities and challenges from each community.

Key themes: Duality and Sustainability

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

Developing Community Partnerships @ Online
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Whether you work on campus or in a community organization, its increasingly challenging to meet the mental health and wellness needs of students on your own.

Developing partnerships with other organizations in your community can help as you each have unique skills, resources and/or approaches that would benefit others. However, partnerships like any relationship takes time and effort.

Join the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health for this webinar where Sharon Brodovsky provide some tools and tips on how to seek out, build and maintain effective partnerships as well as avoid some of the pitfalls.

This webinar will also showcase some of the new campus/community partnerships that are happening through CICMH’s campus/community project and how CICMH can support your organization get involved.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.


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