Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce (Event Recording)

This is an event recording of the May 15, 2019 webinar with presenters Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter at Bridges Community Health Centre and Damin Starr, Owner of Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Poverty & Employment Precarity in Niagara (PEPiN) initiative. Thirty-four (34) participants joined this event from twenty-four (24) different organizations across Niagara.

During this webinar presenters shared how building a secure workforce can lead to increased employee engagement and satisfaction, employees more aligned with an organization’s mission and purpose, and that in turn, this can lead to: increased productivity and profitability; reduced turnover (and associated costs); reduced absenteeism; and enhanced reputation as a good place to work and to do business.

During this webinar, the presenters covered the:

  • Benefits of a Secure Workforce
  • Understanding Precarious Employment
  • Five Key Practices to Increase Workforce Security
  • Four Useful Resources
  • How One Employer Adapted His Business Model to Increase Workforce Security and Productivity

Event Presenters:
Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter, Bridges Community Health Centre
Damin Starr, Owner, Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises

Event Slides: Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce

Hosted By: Niagara Connects

Publication Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Summer conference series based on request on July 13-17, 2020 Niagara Region Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level:

-Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation)
-Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation
-Practical application of trauma processing activities Demonstration of trauma processing
-A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit
-Strategies to promote helper self-care and prevent compassion fatigue

Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training)
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Day 3: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 1
Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2
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This event is brought to you by ATTCH

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Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Washing, dressing and brushing your teeth – all activities that we normally do without a second thought. But persons living with dementia may forget or lose interest in personal hygiene. As the disease progresses they may lose the ability to perform personal care. Assisting with personal care can be one of the most difficult challenges for care partners. Please join us to discuss strategies you can learn to help support both you and the person living with dementia.

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

City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts @ Online
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Join us this week as we rock out with Epic Journey – Canada’s definitive Journey tribute band.

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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

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Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology
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OASW Members $20
Non-Members $35

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