June 16, 2016
Professional Development
HOW TO USE YOUTUBE FOR NONPROFIT DONATIONS
Nonprofit Hub
June 21, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. MDT
Free

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what is a video worth? Learn from a top YouTube business expert what makes powerful video that converts viewers into subscribers and fans and increases online donations.
ADVANCING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH ON HEALTH AND AGING: AN UPDATE ON THE CLSA
Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
June 21, 12 - 1 p.m. (EDT)
Free

Recruitment and baseline data collection for more than 50,000 participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has been completed and the first follow-up wave of data collection is underway. Alphanumeric baseline data are available for use by the research community. This webinar provides an update on the progress of the CLSA, including descriptive statistics of study participants at baseline, additions to study content, retention and accommodation strategies, availability and access to data and biospecimens, and how CLSA data can be used to inform a wide range of research projects.
COMMUNITY CLOUDS
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
June 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
ECVO/ALIGN Training Room, Suite 258, Bonnie Doon Professional Centre
$10-15

At this Lunch and Learn you'll get a quick primer on using a cloud service, cloud backup, and collaborative community clouds for charities and non-profit organizations. A community cloud is a collaborative effort in which infrastructure is shared by a group of organizations that have shared interest.
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mill Woods Seniors Association

Duties:
  • Implement major goals and objectives of the Association in accordance with board policy
  • Oversee daily operations of the Association, including but not limited to, programs, services, projects and special events
  • Manage, supervise and support all Association staff and coordinate volunteer recruitment
  • Implement an Annual Business Plan
  • Develop and implement fundraising initiatives and prepare grant proposals
  • Prepare and present quarterly and annual reports on Association programs and services
  • Promote the Association and its mission and goals within the community
Qualifications:
  • Five or more years of management experience
  • Master's degree from a recognized educational institute
  • Competent working with a policy governance board
  • Demonstrate measurable success in revenue generation, organizational networking and operations development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Experience working with not-for-profit and seniors' organizations.
For more details and application instructions, review the complete job posting. The application deadline is June 27.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN CANADA

The federal government has launched an engagement process to hear views and discuss ideas that will inform the development of a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada. Seniors are invited to share their views in one of three ways:
  • Facebook Live Event: On June 16 at 6:30 p.m. EDT, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, is hosting an event regarding passenger experience. Like the Transport and Infrastructure in Canada Facebook page to receive a notification about the event.
  • Email to:TC.Transportationfuture-Lefuturdestransports.TC@tc.gc.ca
  • Online survey
IKEA SHOPPING TRIP
Sage (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
June 21, meet at Sage at 10 a.m.
$15 for transportation

Spend a day at IKEA. See the store, enjoy some delights in the cafe, and maybe even get some shopping done. Register by June 20 by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301. Pay for your own lunch.
MATURE DRIVER PROGRAM
Westend Seniors Activity Centre (9629 - 176 St.)
June 21 and June 22, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$50

This refresher course for senior drivers helps experienced drivers stay safe on the road for as long as possible. This in-class course encourages group discussion about the changes and new technologies in driving, and how age can impact driving skills. Come out and learn from this educational experience, helping to keep our mind and defensive driving skills fresh. Call 780-483-1209 for more information.
SUMMER GET TOGETHER
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107-134 Avenue)
June 25, 1 - 4 p.m.
Free

Enjoy live entertainment and participate in a shuffleboard tournament, meat draw, and 50/50 Draw. Registration is not required, but a call to RSVP would be appreciated to get an indication of the numbers to expect. Call Carmen at 780-476-6595 Ext. 2 for more information and to RSVP.
MONTHLY DINNER
South East Edmonton Seniors Association (9350 - 82 St.)
June 30, doors at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 pm.
$15/person

BBQ pork ribs and other tasty accompaniments are on the menu. Entertainment is provided by SEESA's newest group the Gillett Players Drama Club. Tickets available until June 28 at noon if not sold out. Call 780-468-1985 for information.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre (10052 117 St.)
June 30, noon
Lunch is $7 for members and $10 for non-members

Celebrate Canada's 149th birthday with lunch and birthday cake. Enjoy prizes, quizzes, flags, pins, laughter and fun. Wear red and white and you will fit right in. Hugs and prizes are free. RSVP by calling 780-488-4241.
SURVEY ON INCONTINENCE PRODUCTS

A research team at the University of Alberta is conducting a survey targeted at women 30 years of age and over who use containment products for their bladder problems or weakness. This survey will help researchers understand how women choose their containment products and evaluate the usefulness of the information they have received. This information can improve how women choose their containment products in the future. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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