Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals from Hamilton, Brantford and Brant County who had been enrolled in the pilot (217 individuals participated out of 1000 enrolled households), and interviews with 40 participants.

Some key findings cited by pilot participants include improvements in physical and mental health; increased labour market participation; moving to higher-paying and more secure jobs; reduced household food insecurity; housing stability; improved financial status and social relationships; less frequent visits to health practitioners and hospital emergency rooms; improved living standards; and an improved sense of self-worth and hope for a better future.

Published by: McMaster University

Publication Date: March 2020

View Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

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Jun
1
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Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario @ Community Event
Jun 1 – Jun 6 all-day

Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario

Ontario’s Local Food Week takes place from June 1st – 6th, 2020.

It’s an important time as ever to support local! Celebrate the first week of June by making a special effort to buy local, support local businesses, and thank our hard-working producers across the province.

For more information about Ontario’s Local Food Approach Here

For a list of local businesses in Niagara in need of support visit here

Jun
6
Sat
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 is CAD$75, incl. taxes.

To register for the workshop, please email: drdavidmurphytherapy@gmail.com

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.

Jun
8
Mon
Virtual Team Building On Zoom @ Webinar
Jun 8 all-day

The Magic of Collaboration Virtual Team Building Activity

Engage, reward, and motivate your team!

Two fun & exciting versions each accommodating 10 – 50 people.
-75 minute fun version
-120 minute training version

We’ve been providing our ‘Magic of Collaboration’ team-building workshop live and in person at team events across Canada since 2006. Our clients include some of Canada’s leading companies. As companies adapt to their teams working remotely and communicating virtually – we have modified our ‘live event format’ and created a ‘virtual format’ that we now provide over Zoom. Our ‘Magic of Collaboration Virtual Team Building Activity’ is an amazing combination of fun, laughter & learning that delivers valuable training ROI.

Your team works together over Zoom to learn magic tricks and perform a virtual magic show.

Your team has fun as they experience the 3 C’s of teamwork – communication, co-operation, and collaboration.

Although the emphasis is on having fun – our program is designed to engage your team and demonstrate that their voices and contributions are being acknowledged and appreciated.

This online event is brought to you by Show Biz Team Building

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 @ 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)

Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join your peers and share a virtual coffee! This online group is for care partners of individuals living with dementia. Each group will be facilitated by one of our counselling staff.

Sessions: Every other Monday from 2:00-3:00pm

May 4, 2020 and May 25, 2020
June 8, 2020 and June 22, 2020
July 6, 2020 and July 20, 2020

This online event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

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