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Discernment 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 Discernment. 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.

Ruah Counselling Centre - 6 Week Parenting Teenagers Program


Ruah Counselling Centre - 8 Week Program for Men


NLHHN Full Day Workshop - Bipolar Affective Disorder
CMHA-NL Job Posting
Justice Program - Social Work Case Manager
(Full time Temporary, up to one year)
Join the dynamic team of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association - Justice Program.
Reporting to the Justice Program Manager, the successful candidate will provide intensive case management services to persons diagnosed with a mental illness, concurrent disorder, or a dual diagnosis within the correction system and following release in order to promote recovery and a reduction in recidivism.
Key Responsibilities:
Provide psychosocial assessments, needs assessments, and community support plans. Provide institutional and community-based support services as required, coordinate client services through collaboration with other agencies, monitor, record, & evaluate the achievement of client goals.
Bachelor of Social Work Degree minimum, with counseling experience preferred. Registered & in good standing with the NLASW.  Experience working in the mental health field with individuals experiencing mental illness/mental health concerns; excellent clinical and problem-solving skills & working knowledge of local community resources. Adaptable to working in varied environments with ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with several key stakeholders.  Ability to work with minimum supervision & as part of a team.  Strong communication and organizational skills. Must have valid First Aid/CPR, Suicide Intervention and Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification.  Flexible hours (some evening and weekend, as required). Knowledge of or experience in the correctional field, desirable but not required
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Justice Program Manager
Canadian Mental Health Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Division
603 Topsail Road
St. John's, NL A1E 2R1
Deadline: April 18th, 2017 by close of business.
Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Premier Ball Creates Youth Council and Invites Applications
Premier Ball Creates Youth Council and Invites Applications

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the creation of the Premier's Youth Council. The council will provide important advice to the Provincial Government and help ensure that programs and services reflect the needs of young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
The Premier's Youth Council will be comprise up to 25 youth between the ages of 16 to 24 and recruitment for members will be led by the Public Service Commission through a merit-based appointment process.
Interested youth can learn more about the Premier's Youth Council and apply online at www.exec-abc.gov.nl.ca/public/agency/detail/?id=718&  . Applications will close on Friday, May 5.

The Provincial Government values the ideas of youth and is committed to engagement and evidence-based decision making.
"Youth have a unique perspective that is very important to shaping the future we want for this province. Youth are our province's future. As a government, we need to hear first-hand their perspectives on key initiatives. It will be an enjoyable and beneficial experience for council members and for me, and my team of ministers, as we engage with them on important matters impacting our province. I encourage youth to learn more about this opportunity and have their voice heard."
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
Learn More
Information on how to apply to participate on the Premier's Youth Council - exec-abc.gov.nl.ca/public/agency/appointments/
Follow us @GovNL.

TEDxYouth@StJohns UN/SETTLED is taking place Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in St. John's. A TED talk designed by youth, for youth.
Don't miss out on TEDxYouth@StJohns  UN/SETTLED: Who we are. Where we are. How we are.  The event is taking place Saturday, May 6th, 2017 in St. John's.
As a youth-based group in our province, we wanted to reach out with information regarding our upcoming event, TEDxYouth@StJohns: UN/SETTLED. If you are interested in passing along the information to interested groups, please find our attached poster to be promoted in your offices, etc. You can also like, share or follow us on social media channels as well.  
Everything about us, and around us, is constantly shifting and evolving. We are in flux. A fragile state of "settled" is nothing new to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians - is our personal, political, and economic reality.
Join us at TEDxYouth@StJohns as we challenge the stability of the present, as what was certain yesterday cannot be assumed today. Together, we will relentlessly push boundaries and navigate the spectrum between settled and unsettled.
TED is the infamous idea-sharing platform that has given ideas and issues from every corner of the world a global stage. Local events, like ours, take this model to the community level - in our case, creating an event designed by youth, for youth.
WHAT IS TEDxYouth@StJohns   
A TEDx talk that is planned entirely by youth, for youth. Over 30 volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours make these events happen with the support of community partners who believe in the importance of youth voice. Our local speakers and performers shift perspectives, and demonstrate the potential and vibrancy of our province.
For more information please read attached Fact Sheet.


The Fry Family Foundation Scholarships


Sharing Our Cultures Inc - Youth Video Festival

Sharing Our Cultures Incorporated has decided to extend the submission deadline from April 13th to April 28th, 2017

To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation, we at Sharing Our Cultures Inc. are hosting our first ever Youth Video Festival Celebration contest! We are looking for high school aged participants from across Newfoundland and Labrador from diverse cultural backgrounds to create three to five minute videos that demonstrate what Canada means to them.

We are inviting you to help circulate the following information to high school level participants - whether they are your students, relatives, sports team, book/video game/drama/etc club, or community centre youth. This is the perfect time to engage the youth in your community to come together to create something memorable and be a part of Canada 150!  Five winners from across Newfoundland and Labrador will be selected for a festival in May, which will showcase all participants' work and award the top five winners.

Awards will be presented as follows:
      • One (1) First Place: $750
      • One (1) Second Place: $500
      • One (1) Third Place: $250
      • Two (2) Honourable Mentions: $100 each
Participants can submit more than one video, either individually or in a group and are encouraged to do so in English, French, or even a mixture of both official languages. 
Memorial University's Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning has created instructional videos for those who are wondering how to go about producing what might be their first ever video! The videos are available in both official languages and can be found on our website: http://www.sharingourcultures.com/instructional-videos/

More information about this contest can be found on our website: www.sharingourcultures.com/canada-150/
Follow us on Twitter: @VideoFestNL
& Facebook: @Canada150YouthVideoFest.NL

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

  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

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