Hey everyone, the National Task Group (NTG) on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices is offering a free webinar on Thursday this week covering Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease – check out their flyer below, visit their website, or view their webinar schedule.
Hey everyone, between October 28 and October 30 the Canadian Sleep Society is presenting free online public lectures about sleep disorders (including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and hypersomnia). Check out more information about sessions here, or click here for registration information. Thanks to our Home Share team (Mike and Lindsay) for passing along this information!
Hey everyone, today is National Indigenous Peoples Day – and it’s the 25th anniversary of celebrating Indigenous Peoples on June 21st each year. *Last week we posted some ideas to help find opportunities to participate in National Indigenous History Month, check it out for ideas to celebrate today– and look in the comments section of that post for local events!
*Since last week, we found a few more ideas to add to the list:
- list of First Nations celebrations taking place over the summer
- free virtual workshops – next up is “Honouring Wellness” on June 22
Let us know what else is going on in your community in the comments!
Hey everyone, as we are coming up on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) we are also commemorating the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month – here are some ideas to help find an opportunity to participate:
- Visit the Government of Canada webpage about National Indigenous History Month 2021
- Check out this interactive events map or this events listing page
- Plan a visit to a local art gallery – this summer, the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna is showing three Indigenous artists’ video works inside a unique mobile gallery
- Watch visuals and movies made by Indigenous artists – there are some ideas to start with here
- Listen to storytelling and podcasts here
- Learn more about National Indigenous History Month by reading here
- Visit the Indigenous Tourism BC website and plan a staycation
- Check out these creative and interactive resources
- Explore the stories of Indigenous History-Makers here
- Find out what’s going on with your local library – the Fernie Heritage Library is hosting a week of events to celebrate the culture and heritage of Canada’s indigenous peoples
Share what’s going on in your community below in the comments!
Thanks to Brian for finding this free workshop from eCornell coming up May 26th all about supporting people who live with a disability during the COVID-19 pandemic. The link is here (10 PST) if you’re interested: https://ecornell.cornell.edu/keynotes/view/K052621/
PosAbilities is once again offering LINK! – Safety, Relationships, Sexuality training, starting May 11th. Their Sexual Health Education curriculum provides individuals with diverse abilities relevant sexual health information, and empowers them to explore their sexuality in a safe and healthy manner.
This free online program is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4-5:30 pm) to participants aged 19 years and older. For more information including the list of topics covered, dates and times, please see the poster attached. Registration is online here: https://www.laurelbc.ca/bc-2021/ Feel free to share the flyer!
…are being offered through the Family Support Institute of BC this month, check it out.
…is an online Family Support Institute (FSI) event that takes place every Saturday at 3 pm on Zoom! Check out CREATIVE PEOPLE – On Line! and connect with others safely online!
Liz Charyna, PLAN Mentor, has been hosting as weekly session, Creative People On-Line, since the beginning of the pandemic. It is open to anyone and offers a time for people to work on anything creative while having some company on-line. They are also open to having people do a demo or share what they are doing for a part of the time.
- Join Zoom Meeting https://plan.zoom.us/j/612991746
- Meeting ID: 612 991 746 Passcode: 815868
PLEASE NOTE: For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app. The event can be accessed using phone only if zoom is a barrier.