This year’s Family Focus Conference is open for registration!
Taking place from October 21st to October 23rd in Vancouver, conference workshop themes this year include:
- Early Intervention
- Family Leadership
- Financial Planning / Literacy
- Governance Models
- Inclusive Education
See information sheet and schedule attached.
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2016 Family Focus Conference Program-Chart-July-19
CCSS has partnered with the Creston Fire Department to offer our contracted home share providers and the individuals they support a free one hour workshop on Fire Safety (see attached event details).
Please RSVP to your Home Share Coordinator by Friday, September 9th.
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Community Connections Support Services, in partnership with Marilyn Pearson, is offering half-day workshops in Castlegar (Sep. 12) and in Cranbrook (Sep. 14) on Trauma Care in Home Share, designed to educate home share providers and community support professionals on ways to support individuals with disabilities who have experienced traumatic events. See attached workshop information.
Registration is through Community Connections by Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.
Feel free to pass this information along to interested individuals! We look forward to seeing many of you in September.
CCSS Trauma Care in Home Share Workshop
The 2016 COPCS 7th annual Home Share Provider and Community Conference is coming up. Check out all the details here:
On behalf of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference which will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Express Kelowna.
This year’s conference topic is “Improving Quality of Life” which is especially relevant to our profession and for people with diversabilities. The presenter will be Bob Bowen who is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester and faculty member of Mandt System Incorporated.
Please register early and plan on being part of our 7th Annual Home Share Provider & Community Conference this year. I am confident of the great value that this Conference will bring to all.
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society
COPCS is hosting a workshop in Kelowna called “Houses, Homes and Healing” with Bob Bowen
from the workshop abstract:
Sharing lives, supporting growth and creating communities that care, is more than just a mission statement. In our daily work, we provide care to people in home based services that go beyond simple “home care.” To do this requires a unique balance of compassion, professionalism, dedication and knowledge.
In this workshop, the presenter will support participants to turn houses into homes and care into compassion. At the end of the session, participants will have:
- Gained an understanding of the ways in which our brains process information and guide our behaviour
- Developed a model to strengthen the foundations of caregiving
- Identified the “Four Walls of the House” needed to have a whole and happy life
- Defined the terms used in Positive Behaviour Supports
- Revisited our values and have a better understanding of why we do the work we do
for more information please see the workshop announcement below:
May 29, 2015 – Workshop Announcement-1
Our very own James Croston is put together a bunch of workshops in partnership with DDMH. Please see the poster below for details. Thanks!
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From Denai Christenson, CLBC:
The YMCA of Okanagan with the support of CLBC is thrilled to extend this invitation to agencies who are involved in assisting individuals with barriers to achieve their dreams and find their place in the work world. This 2 day employment training workshop will take place on March 30th and 31st at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The presenter is Denise Bissonnette, an internationally renowned writer, trainer, and keynote speaker. She has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of job development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual genius of each person. She has authored several publications on creative job development, state of the art job search techniques, the cultivation of the human spirit, and how to “shine” on the job. Her book Beyond Traditional Job Development: The Art of Creating Opportunity is considered the definitive text in employment programs and university classrooms throughout North America.
There is a flyer attached with more information regarding the details of this employment workshop and how to register.
Thanks and I hope to see you there,
BISSONNETTE WORKSHOP FLYER