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Joyfulness 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 Joyfulness. 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.

The Murphy Centre - Upcoming Workshops


City of St. John's Upcoming Youth Programs

City of St. John's Junior & Senior Youth of the Year Awards 2017

The Junior & Senior Youth of the Year Awards are designed to honour young people in St. John's, who through their volunteer contributions, extracurricular activities and community involvement have helped to make St. John's a better place to live.  Each winner will receive a cash prize that will be presented during the Youth Week Luncheon in May.  Deadline for nominations: Friday, April 7, 2017.

City of St. John's 15th Annual Youth Art Exhibit

Greatly encourage all youth between the ages of 12 to 18 years to participate.

Official Opening:                 Monday, May 1, 2017
Time:                                  7 to 8 PM

Location:                            City Hall, Great Hall
Cost:                                   FREE for all artists and public viewing
Please Note:                       All pieces will be on display April 24 to May 5, 2017.

Deadline for submissions :  Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 4PM. All submissions are to be dropped off at the City of St. John's, Recreation Division Crosbie Building, 1 Crosbie Place.  
For more information on these youth events and forms visit City of St. John's website - www.stjohns.ca

Supporting Social Success For Students With Hearing Loss

Workshop Description:
Interested in learning more about social success for children with hearing loss? For most children and youth, a critical part of the school day revolves around social interactions with peers. However, students who are deaf or hard of hearing have been found to interact less with peers- and show less confidence-than do hearing children of the same age. This workshop will focus on strategies for educators to help promote and support the social skill development of their students with hearing loss. We'll focus on strategies aimed at enhancing social and self-advocacy skills, as well as assertiveness. More information here: http://www.chha-nl.ca/social-success-for-children-hearing-loss/

Date:  April 28, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Capital Hotel
Cost: $25

Deadline to Register: April 13th, 2017
Certificate of Workshop completion will be provided. Captioning provided on request.

A Collective Impact Learning Event: Planning for Collective Impact in Your Firld of Work

A Collective Impact Learning Event:
Planning for Collective Impact in Your Field of Work
Facilitator: Liz Weaver, Tamarack Institute
A leading expert in collective impact
Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homeless Network
77 Charter Avenue - Pleasantville (Entrance/parking off East Drive)
St. John's, NL
This interactive one-day workshop will build capacity in implementing a collective impact or a collaborative community change approach.  Participants will learn about practical applications of the collective impact framework and tools which are used to improve community outcomes. The afternoon includes a hands-on group working session, so we recommend that you attend with one or more colleagues/partners from your field of work who are interested in exploring the collective impact approach.
$50 per person (Lunch included)
Some subsidies may be available for registration only.
Deadline to register: Thursday, April 6

To learn more and register online go to communitysector.nl.ca/CollImpact2017 

Or call 753-9860 or email neilhead@cscnl.ca

Double Your Dollars Campaign - in support of the Home Again Furniture Bank
Act now and Genoa Design International will generously match what you give, dollar for dollar, until March 30th.  Double your impact on behalf of Home Again Furniture Bank. 

Governance 101

Back for 2017- The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge!

Back for 2017- The Samsung Solve for
Tomorrow Challenge!
Samsung, in partnership with The Learning Partnership, is proud to launch the 2017 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge - a national educational initiative that aims to inspire students to solve tomorrow's problems today.
As we celebrate 150 years of Canadian history, the Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is donating Samsung technology grants to 150 schools nationwide to help students prepare for future STEM careers.
Find out more today at www.solvefortomorrow.ca
and sign up your class before the April 13, 2017 deadline

Stella's Circle is Hiring!! Director of Corporate Services
Please click here for more information 


Eastern Health - The Mental Health and Addictions Program introduces "DOORWAYS" - Walk-In Counselling Service


 Battle of the Brains!!
On April 28, 2017 the St. John's Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee will be holding its 7th annual Battle of the Brains. The event provides an evening of fun for the participants, while at the same time, providing an evening of fundraising for crime prevention and Street Reach, a program that we have chosen to support again this year.  The St. John's Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee will use its share of the proceeds from this event to continue to address issues such as youth and violence, senior's safety, robbery prevention, etc.
We invite you ... in fact, we CHALLENGE you ... to enter or sponsor a team of 4 - 6 members to 'compete' against 35 - 40 other teams in a trivia-type competition which will have questions on topics such as sports, history, Sex, geography, nursery rhymes, science and other fun topics.
Throughout the evening you will be treated to a variety of finger foods, music, a cash bar and the opportunity for your team to win a Team restaurant certificate and team "Battle of the Brains Champion 2017" 'bragging rights' t-shirts, which you can wear to impress your family, friends and colleagues.
The cost to enter a team in this competition is $175.00.  The event will take place at St. Theresa's Parish hall on Mundy pond road and will begin at 7:00pm.  If you commit to this cause, we commit ourselves to giving you a fun evening.  So come along and try your best to become the Battle of the Brains Champions.
To sign up for this event, or if you would like to have more information, please email battleofthebrainsnl@gmail.com or call Kelly Piercey at (709) 728-5441 to register your team and bring your registration funds to the event.
Vice Chair
St. John's Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee

  Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid Training will be held at the NL Housing and Homelessness Network with a few seats still available.
We have another course on Thursday and Friday, April 6 & 7. Cost is $175.00. Please contact Bhaley@cmhanl.ca to register. 

Alzheimer Society seeking volunteer


Free sexual health clinics
Eastern Health, in partnership with Planned Parenthood, MUN Student Health, College of the North Atlantic and the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, are offering for a two-week period:

Free, confidential, walk-in and by appointment
sexual health screening clinics from March 20-31, 2017

Click here for more information  

  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.

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

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