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Friday, October 21, 2016
New Alberta Workers | SURVEY Fall 2016 | https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZD22KRQ |
Improving Workplaces for New Alberta Workers
About: New Alberta Workers is a province wide program provided by the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre in partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary. We help new to Alberta workers (immigrants, refugees, and people who come on a temporary work permits) to know more about workplace health and safety and to better understand their rights as workers. We want to learn more about the experience of new to Alberta workers in our workplaces. Note: the deadline to participate is Nov. 30th, 2016.
Confidentiality | The information survey participants provide will help us to improve our program and to inform employers, government, and worker representatives about how we can work together to ensure the health, safety, and fair treatment of ALL workers. We are asking your help to distribute information about the survey to new to Alberta workers. With your assistance, we will be able to reach immigrants, refugees and TFWs across the province and ensure their unique perspectives are heard. All information gathered will be kept strictly confidential and will be used only for the purpose of this research project.
What happens with the Survey | The information provided in the survey will be used to create recommendations for the final report for the New Alberta Workers project. The New Alberta Workers ppartners will share the recommendations with community members, community organizations, and funders. We will use the information as part of our work to inform and engage employers, government, and worker representatives in collaborative efforts to ensure the health, safety and fair treatment of ALL Alberta workers.
Follow-Up | If you want to know more about the research or how to get a copy of the final recommendations, contact Program Coordinator, Lori Shortreed at: 780.486.9009 or toll-free: 1.888.729.4879. You may also reach her by email at: email@example.com | or visit our site at: http://newalbertaworkers.org/ |
Saturday, October 15, 2016
REQUEST for PROPOSAL – RFP | Starfish Family Resources Society | To develop a support program for parents experiencing separation or divorce. INVITATION TO APPLICANTS | Objectives: Given the needs of separated or divorced parents, SFR would like to pilot a program to help them cope better with their transition, and thus also help their children. Preferably, their children will also be able to access group support, by participating in Rainbows sessions. This RFP is for a program with a series of sessions which are both informative and supportive. The program will include numerous handouts and references for participants. It will complement the Alberta Government Family Justice Services Parenting after Separation (PAS) program, as well as its Focus on Communication In Separation (FOCIS) program.
Qualifications of Applicants: Human services (psychology, social work etc.) Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, with considerable experience, preferably: work with families, grief and loss, and/or program development and delivery. Deliverables of the RFP: A program targeted for parents who are coping with separation or divorce. The program will be equally suitable for participants with children in a Rainbows support programs, as well as those with children who are not currently in a Rainbows group. This program will equip parents to assist their children through their losses. The program will also empower parents to work through their own transitions to rebuild their lives and family unit. Sessions will be educational, supportive, and interactive. Session duration and frequency should be flexible to respond to the community and participants’ needs. Session modules which will initially delve into the following areas:
. Redefining family . Effective communication with a co-parent . Co-parenting tools . Sense of self/rebuilding lives . Grief and loss (as a parent, individual or child) . Coping strategies and self-care . Resources (integrated throughout sessions) . Healthy relationships (optional or for a later program phase).
The program will include well thought out supplemental educational handout materials for participants that are SFR specific and will include information on how to access legal, financial, psychological and mediation services. A budget for program deliverable (including equipment and materials for delivery). Development of program outcomes and indicators (assessments, evaluation form, etc.) and evaluation framework. An action plan for incorporating & implementing the program including who will deliver it. The program must be culturally competent, recognize Treaty 6 territory, and provide opportunity for pronoun identity. For full details read RFP at: http://www.starfishfamilyresources.org/divorce-separation/ | If interested and/or for further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | Thank You.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Celebrating Women of Aviation: ROSELLA BJORSON | http://albertalabourhistory.org/wordpress/ | Come learn about and celebrate the historic achievements of Rosella Bjornson and her contributions to the advancement of women in aviation. Rosella Bjornson is Canada's first woman airline jet aircraft pilot, Canada's first woman airline captain, and the first woman member of the Canadian Air Line Pilots Association. The event will be on Saturday, November 05, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Alberta Aviation Museum (11410 Kingsway, Edmonton).
Co-sponsored by the Alberta Labour History Institute, the Alberta Aviation Museum, and Elevate Aviation (an organization promoting women in aviation). The public is invited and admission is free. Let us know if you are planning to attend: email@example.com | ALHI’s Project Moving Forward: Alberta Women and Work is generously supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council and the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
FATHERS: A Community Conversation on Aboriginal Fathers Love their Children Too | October 12, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538-107th Avenue | Creating Hope Society of Alberta.
“Fathers may well be the greatest untapped resource in the lives of Aboriginal children today. If we could understand and support them, to get involved and connected with their children, that would be protective factor for these youngsters as they grow up.” – Grand Chief of British Columbia First Nations Summit, Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Leaders Forum.
Who should attend? Child Welfare Workers; Lawyers; Judges; Fathers; Mothers; Youth; Cultural and Social Development Workers; interested parties. This Conversation is sponsored by: Creating Hope Society of Alberta & Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, Alberta. For more information, contact: 780.477.7961 or visit: http://creatinghopesociety.ca/ …
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Star of the North Retreat Centre | FALL PROGRAMS
3A St. Vital Ave. St. Albert, AB | Telephone: 780.459.5511 |
1. Saints Come Marching In: St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi | Rooney and Punyi Educational Theatre Productions. Learn about the saint from whom the pope chose his name. An original storytelling theatre piece about the selfless heroes who led the world's first peace movement. Come and be inspired with this wonderful 1/2 hour performance followed by a talk-back session with these award winning theatre artists. The story of non-materialistic lives of peace and charity. Together these two tell their shared story of growing up in wealthy homes, but rejecting the glory of war and wealth, when hearing God’s call to “rebuild the church”, which they did by imitating Jesus, embracing his love of the poor and the needy. A family friendly event! (Not suitable for children under 6) | Dates: Thu Oct 20, 2016 | Time: 7pm | Fee: $25 | Family Rate: $45 | Note: After Oct 13 registration deadline add $5.
2. Breaking New Ground Together: Decolonizing Our Hearts and Minds | The Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada completed its mandate in June 2015 and issued ninety-four calls to action. In light of this shared responsibility, join us as we continue the dialogue which will build on the previous Mar 19, 2016 session entitled: “Colonization and the Doctrine of Discovery.” Hearing from the perspectives of an Indigenous Youth, Indigenous Elder, and a Settler Relation who is passionate about nehiyaw (Cree) language revitalization, we will explore creative ways that we can move forward to build a more just and harmonious relationship between the Original Free Nations of Turtle Island and our Settler Relations now living together in the land called Canada. Guest Presenters: Mandy Bayha, Elsie Paul & Steve Andreas | Commute: $25 (includes lunch) | Live-in B&B: $75 | Note: After Oct 14 registration deadline add $5. | Dates: Fri Oct 21, 2016 - Time: 7-9 pm and | Sat Oct 22, 2016 - Time: 9 am-4pm.
3. Away Days with Sandy Prather | Sometimes it is good to get away. When we get away, we step back from the ordinary routine. We rest and relax; we allow ourselves to be renewed. We take time simply ‘to be,’ instead of always ‘doing.’ We have time for listening and learning, sharing and reflecting. Each Away Day Retreat will focus on a different contemporary spiritual book. Through a combination of presentations and reflective time, we will explore the themes and ideas of the authors, and apply their insights to our lives. It is not necessary to have read the books | Dates: Thurs Oct 20, 2016: Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue and Thurs Nov 17: Tattoos on the Heart: the Power of Boundless Compassion. Gregory Boyle | Time: 9:30 am – 3 pm | Fee: $40 | Note: After registration deadline of ONE WEEK before each session: $45.
4. Twilight Recovery Evenings with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie | Fellowship, faith and self-awareness are three components integral to working the 12 Steps and living a life of sobriety, joyous and free. The Star of the North is offering an opportunity to experience all three as a twilight retreat on a monthly basis, starting in September 2016. These evenings, facilitated by Sylvain L., will combine an optional dinner, input, support group sharing, and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting new venture of personal growth on your 12 Step healing journey. The evenings are open to anyone either in the program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about the recovery process. | Dates: Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15 | Time: 7-9pm | Fee: By Donation | Register at: 780.459.5511.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
EDMONTON | Peruvian Dinner & Silent Auction Fundraiser for Standing Up for Peruvian Children | Saturday, October 8th Doors at 5:30 | Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lower Hall, 10037 84 Ave, Edmonton | Tickets $35 each, two for $60 Children six to ten $15, Under six free | All proceeds to non-profit agencies working with children in Arequipa. Peru | About: Standing Up For Peruvian Children Foundation (SUPC) is a non-profit society started by Marcia Tait, an Edmonton social work instructor at NorQuest College and students from the College's social work program, to provide support for agencies in Arequipa, Peru.
For more information visit: www.supcsociety.com or contact them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tickets available through YEGLive:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Star of the North Retreat Centre
Fall – Winter Wellness Programs
3A St. Vital Ave. St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1
To register: 780.459.5511 | e: email@example.com
See website for more information: www.starofthenorth.ca
A. Things Hidden: The Bible as Spirituality with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie | How we relate to anything is how we relate to everything. The whole Bible is a school of relationship. An all too common selective reading of the Bible deprives many of experiencing the beauty and depth of an ever-growing relationship with the Great Mystery of God. This retreat, based on the writings of Richard Rohr, approaches the Bible as a developing relationship with a God who slowly reveals God’s self. Through presentations, music, prayer and contemplation, this retreat will help us understand that while love is the goal, faith is the process of getting there, and hope is the willingness to live without resolution or closure | 7 pm Fri Sep 16 to 4 pm Sat Sep 17 | Live in: $135 | Commute: $95 | After Sept. 9 registration deadline add $10.
B. Offering Effective Support During Grieving with Dr. Jane Simington | While loss and death are all around us many feel inadequately prepared to help another during times of grief. During this evening presentation you will: Advance your knowledge of the impact of grief on body, mind, emotion and spirit. Gain skills to help someone during initial sorrow. Learn effective strategies to help grievers move forward on their healing journey. Dr. Jane Simington is a therapist, educator, author, and keynote presenter. She is the developer of the Grief Support Certification training program | Wed Sept. 21 |7-9:30 pm | Fee: $20 | After Sept. 9 registration deadline $25.
C. Away Days with Sandy Prather | Sometimes it is good to get away. When we get away, we step back from the ordinary routine. We rest and relax; we allow ourselves to be renewed. We take time simply ‘to be,’ instead of always ‘doing.’ We have time for listening and learning, sharing and reflecting. Each Away Day Retreat will focus on a different contemporary spiritual book. Through a combination of presentations and reflective time, we will explore the themes and ideas of the authors, and apply their insights to our lives. It is not necessary to have read the books. Thurs Sept. 22: Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life. Cardinal Walter Kasper, 2014 | Thurs Oct. 20: Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue, 2004 | Thurs Nov. 17: Tattoos on the Heart: the Power of Boundless Compassion. Gregory Boyle, 2011 | 9:30 am – 3 pm $40 | After registration deadline of ONE WEEK before each session: $45.
D. Twilight Recovery Evenings with Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie | Fellowship, faith and self-awareness are three components integral to working the 12 Steps and living a life of sobriety, joyous and free. The Star of the North is offering an opportunity to experience all three as a twilight retreat on a monthly basis, starting in September 2016. These evenings, facilitated by Sylvain L., will combine an optional dinner, input, support group sharing, and prayer. You are invited to participate in this exciting new venture of personal growth on your 12 Step healing journey. The evenings are open to anyone either in the program or loving one who is, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about the recovery process | Sept. 22, Oct 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 15 | 7-9pm | $10 | With optional dinner (6pm): $25 | After registration deadline ONE WEEK PRIOR to each date add $5.