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Thrive seeking volunteers for Street Reach program!
Thrive is currently looking for volunteers for our Street Reach program located
in Downtown St. John's.
Applicants interested in volunteering for the Street Reach program can forward their Resume to Youth Outreach Coordinator, Kristi Lavallee, at klavallee@thrivecyn.ca Please provide 3 references with your application.
For more information, contact Kristi Lavallee at klavallee@thrivecyn.ca or 754-0536 ext214.
We thank you for your application in advance.

Caring as a Virtue

EPIC Enga ge™ is all about character, education and excellence at school work and community.  Our video posts are intended to dialogue, dare and deliver on virtues in the real world.  A few minutes at a time, exploring character on location. Today, we explore Caring. Please click here to see more. We hope you engage and enjoy the videos as much as we love doing them.  Peace, passion and prosperity. 

Barry, Nicole and The EPIC Engage™ Team.

Cochrane Centre  is now hiring!

Cochrane Centre Manager
Cochrane Centre, a dynamic social enterprise committed to capacity building, inclusivity, innovation and partnership, is situated at the site of the historic Cochrane Street United Church building in the east end of downtown St John's. Operated by Cochrane Community Outreach and Performance Centre Incorporation (CCOPC), a community-focused non-profit, Cochrane Centre is home to 10 supportive housing units, a mid-sized performance centre, community rehearsal and performance space, a commercial-scale kitchen, and a meeting/gathering place for community groups.
After two years of planning and facility re-development, the CCOPC is embarking on the challenging transition into operations. This position offers an exciting opportunity for a creative yet disciplined individual looking to make a difference in the community. The Cochrane Centre Manager is the key staff person reporting to the Chair of a hard-working, talented Board of Directors, with supervisory responsibility for a small staff, currently consisting of an administrative assistant. Coming in at the ground floor, the successful candidate will take on the challenge of getting operations and programming off the ground and running, while assisting the Directors to develop financial and staff resources.
The Manager will work fairly independently overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Centre including the supportive housing units, community rental, and performance space. S/he will develop and implement community-based programs, be involved in marketing, promotion and fundraising, assist with financial planning and management, take a lead in organizational development, be a chief spokesperson and communicator alongside the Chair, and develop strong connections with community groups, networks, Cochrane Street United Church congregation, as well as with social and government agencies.
We are looking for a versatile, innovative and patient individual with strong non-profit management experience, familiar with current challenges in the areas of community development, homelessness, supportive housing, and arts promotion. S/he should show proven ability to work with a volunteer Board and its Committees, be knowledgeable about applicable government programs and legislation, have proficiency in data and financial management, social media and communications, and bring demonstrated skills in grant writing. S/he should be a strategic thinker with well-developed organizational and decision-making skills. Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques would be an asset.
A university degree or equivalent in a related field, and three or more years of management experience in the non-profit/voluntary sector, or equivalent/related experience are essential ingredients for the successful candidate.
This is a full-time position with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range affordable to a start-up non-profit. Applications should be sent by email to Board Chair, David Tucker, at davidjtucker@bellaliant.net
no later than Thursday March 23. For further information please contact the Board Chair at the same email address or visit Cochrane Centre on Facebook.

  Alumni Speaker Series, March 14. Mental Health & Addictions in NL - A Panel Discussion
Join @ToddLeader1 @MemorialU to discuss #mentalhealth & addictions services in #NL. March 14. http://bit.ly/2lehM5X
It's Not About Us: The Secret to Transforming Mental Health and Addictions Services in Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial University's Alumni Speaker Series presents a panel discussion that addresses mental health and addictions challenges in Newfoundland and Labrador, and presents ideas for a new way forward.
Joined by author Todd Leader, the discussion will explore ideas from his Amazon best-selling book, It's Not About Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addictions System in Canada. Panelists include Andy Jones, Mary Lynn Bernard and Paula Corcoran-Jacobs. The discussion will be moderated by Fred Hutton and hosted by Dr. Peter Cornish.
March 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Bruneau Centre on Memorial's St. John's campus.
$10 for alumni and friends / $5 for students
Register today at: http://bit.ly/2lehM5X

  A Workshop to Develop inter-agency collaboration that WORKS!!!
  CYCANL - 12th Annual Provincial Child and Youth Care Conference
The Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting its 12th Annual Provincial Child and Youth Care Conference:

Moments that Matter
The Conference will be at the Holiday Inn in St. John's, NL on May 25 - 26, 2017
Keynote Speakers: Dr. John Digney and Max Smart
To view the full conference program and to register please visit www.cycanl.ca
Don't miss the early bird rate
This will be an opportunity for child and youth care practitioners and other professionals who work with children, youth and families to come together to network, share experiences, and participate in a dynamic and exciting educational

  Volunteer Week Events - Nominate a volunteer today!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm
In celebration of Volunteer Week 2017, His Honour, The Honourable Frank Fagan, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador will host a reception at Government House for volunteers on Tuesday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. To learn more and nominate your volunteer(s) go to

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm
CSC NL is partnering with the NSO to offer volunteers the unique opportunity to attend a National Arts Centre Orchestra event on Thursday, April 27th at 8 p.m., with performances by internationally renowned Canadian violinist James Ehnes, and the Shallaway Youth Choir. To learn more and nominate your volunteer(s) go to communitysector.nl.ca/vw2017/nsotickets2017.
For more information about Volunteer Week 2017 communitysector.nl.ca/volunteerweek2017.

Mental Health Works program

Volunteer with the NL Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Centre!
Volunteer with the NL Sexual Assault Crisis & Prevention Centre!

Our Crisis Line Volunteer Training is scheduled to take place in April and May! 
We have grown considerably in the past three years and now, more than ever, we need compassionate and dedicated individuals to listen, believe, and support the people who reach out to us.

 To receive more information about volunteering contact Janet at supportservices@endsexualviolence.com or 747-7757 ext. 3
Our volunteers are available 24/7 at 1-800-726-2743 to support anyone who has been impacted by sexual violence.

2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA)
UPDATE! Please find attached an updated version of the 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) Nomination Form (version 2). 
It was brought to our attention that an error in the 2017 POYA nomination form would prevent a nominator from electronically completing all the required fields. We have now fixed the problem, updated the attached. My sincere apologize for any inconvenience.
There is still plenty of time to nominate a deserving officer for one of the three 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards. When completing a nomination, please use the attached form or visit the NL Crime Stoppers website for more information on POYA and download the nomination form.
Again, my apologies for any confusion. We look forward to receiving your great nominations.

March is here and the deadline for the 2017 Police and Peace Officer of the Year Awards (POYA) is fast approaching. Nominations are being accepted until March 20th 2017.
To nominate an officer for one of the three 2017 POYA awards, see the attached Call for Nominations. Nominations are being accepted in confidence for:

- Police Officer of the Year - Royal Canadian Mounted Police

- Police Officer of the Year - Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

- Peace Officer of the Year - employed for the preservation and maintenance
of the public peace or for the service or execution of civil processes.

Your help in distributing the attached information, nominating and/or
encouraging nominations of deserving officers would be greatly appreciated.
The 2017 POYA event is being planned for May 19th, 2017 at the Manuels
River Hibernia Interpretation Centre, Conception Bay South, NL.

Annual Tax Clinics
Annual Tax Clinics will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel located at 25 Adams Avenue on:
Wednesday, March 15th - 2 pm - 4pm
Wednesday, April 12th - 2pm - 4pm 
For further information contact:
Jane Coombs
Program Director
New Hope Community Centre
Phone: 739-5806

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