Digital Talent | Road to 2020 and Beyond: A National Strategy to Develop Canada’s Talent in a Global Digital Economy

Digital Talent: Road to 2020 and Beyond is Canada’s first national digital talent strategy. It highlights the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s digital economy and underscores the importance of digital talent as one of the most critical advantages for Canada in a global economy. The strategy is aimed at ensuring that Canadians are well prepared to succeed as skilled workers and entrepreneurs in this fast-paced economy, as well paving the way for greater participation as consumers and citizens in an increasingly digital world.

Published By: Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Publication Date: 2017

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Adaptation: Navigating Confusing Adoption Relationships (8-Week Session)
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ROK (Reconnecting Our Kin) presents: Adaptation: Navigating Confusing Adoption Relationships

Original, natural, ‘birth’, extended, chosen … so many families and relationships! How do I navigate them all?
How do I cultivate and nurture the relationships I’ve always wanted …and grieve those I will never have?

Created for Adoptees and Natural mothers – father’s welcome too!
Join us in learning and developing skills in communicating who you truly are and what kind of relationships you most desire.

Eight weekly online sessions

Facilitated by:
Leslie Wagner SSW (Social Service Worker & Natural Mother)
Graig Moriarty RP (Registered Psychotherapist & Adoptee)

$ 225. inclusive (Space limited to 12 participants.)
Reduced rate – $175. before September 17th
$50. Non-refundable registration fee

This online event is brought to you by ROK (Reconnecting Our Kin)

Tools & Tips for Senior Friendly Virtual Care @ Webinar
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Part of the RGP of Toronto Virtual Care Webinar Series: Tools & Tips for Senior Friendly Virtual Care

Join us for a 3 part webinar series on senior-friendly virtual care! You will walk away with practical tools and tips that you can implement in your virtual care practice. We will cover topics such as, how to make virtual appointments effective, how to build trust in a virtual context, and how to gather and pre-package data from Connecting Ontario prior to a patient’s first virtual visit.

In this first webinar, we will share our learnings from consultations with older adults, guidance from the literature, and feedback from health system leaders. You will learn about our new Virtual First Specialized Geriatric Services Models of Care.

RGP Virtual Care webinar series dates: October 2, November 6, December 4

This series is brought to you by the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Carousel Players Scavenger Hunt STC @ Downtown St. Catharines
Oct 3 all-day

Carousel Players has hidden costumes, puppets and set pieces from our past shows in local storefronts and inside various downtown establishments. Can you find them all?

Families are encouraged to stop by local businesses to find all of the items on our scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will remain in place for several weeks, so you’ll have time to track every one down. You can download our handy Hunt Hints scavenger hunt map to help find all the surprises.

This event will run from September 25th-October 25th

Families who find all the items will be entered in a draw win a prize!

This event is brought to you by the Carousel Players.

Volunteers Needed For Tree Planting @ Fireman's Park
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A limited number of volunteers are needed to help plant 50 trees at Firemen’s Park. Partners from the SCVFA and Land Care Niagara will be on-site to help with the tree planting. This event is rain or shine. Email Jeff Guarasci: to register. You will need to bring your own shovel, gloves, and a refillable water bottle.

This opportunity is brought to you by the Park in the City Committee

Niagara Region-CIBC Run for the Cure (Virtual Event) @ Online
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This year’s CIBC Run for the Cure is virtual but still includes all the things you love about Run – an opening ceremony, warm-up, and entertainment. Being physically apart won’t stop us from coming together as a force-for-life in the face of breast cancer. Join us for the reimagined CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4.

This event is brought to you by the Canadian Cancer Society

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours @ Webinar
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 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.

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.

This online event is brought to you by Dr. David Murphy.

Supporting Our Most Challenging Children @ Webinar
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This webinar will explore techniques to support children who engage in challenging behaviours that act as barriers to success in treatment and in daily life. Mental health professionals will be given the foundation to apply behavioural principals, helping clients and their families move from talk to action and manage behaviours that interfere with meeting their goals. Practical strategies to approach non-compliance, tantrums and aggression, maximize parent involvement and facilitate intrinsic motivation will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

-Acquire practical strategies to help clients use what they learn in therapy in their daily lives.
-Describe the differences between learning language-based rules and acquiring real-life skills.
-Understand applications for functional behaviour assessment to treating behaviours that interfere with positive outcomes.
-Be able to facilitate the use of external rewards in a way that is sustainable and supports the development of intrinsic motivation.
-Acquire practical strategies to engage and accommodate children with learning differences such as ADHD, LD and ASD during therapy sessions.

This webinar is brought to you by SickKids Learning Institute


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