June 20, 2019
Learning Opportunities
NONPROFIT VIDEO STORYTELLING: HOW TO CREATE SMARTPHONE VIDEOS TO ENGAGE SUPPORTERS
CharityHowTo
July 9, 3 p.m. (Eastern)
$79 USD

By 2020 over 80% of online shareable content will be video, is your organization ready? Thanks to today's technology it doesn't cost a lot to keep up with evolving trends, and with the right tools, your team can become communication pros, sharing great videos that tell your nonprofit's story. This webinar will show you nonprofit video storytelling, capturing, and sharing techniques guaranteed to achieve fundraising success.
CYBER SECURITY 101: PRACTICAL WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR NONPROFIT
idealware
Thursdays, July 11 - 25, 1 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
$135 USD

Cyber Security is an increasingly important issue to the nonprofit community. Financially motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations are often targeted due to their lack of policies and security training. By educating yourself and your staff, you can mitigate your risk.
This three-part online course will explore the mechanisms of cyber-attacks and how to protect against them at the organizational level, steps individual staff members can take to help reduce threats, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small- to medium-sized organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions. No prior cyber security experience is necessary.
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? ENGAGE VOLUNTEERS IN NEW WAYS
Volunteer Match
July 30, 2 - 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Keep your volunteers interested, involved, and engaged using engagement best practices. Evolve your volunteer program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement, and leadership positions in your program. This webinar will demonstrate the importance of recognition and its importance in retaining an engaged roster of volunteers.

More learning opportunities for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector  (links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
Work Opportunities in the Seniors Sector
OUTREACH COORDINATOR
North Edmonton Seniors Association

The North Edmonton Seniors Association is seeking an outreach coordinator to provide services that enhance the overall well-being of isolated and at-risk seniors aged 55 years and older. The outreach coordinator will assist seniors in the North East Edmonton area and provide services that facilitate aging in place. The outreach coordinator will work with staff and volunteers to develop and support existing outreach programs at the Centre.

This position requires an undergraduate degree in Social Work (RSW) or a related field. Previous experience working in human services is an asset. A police information check, including a vulnerable sector check, is required for this role.

This is a fulltime (35 hours per week) position with an immediate start date. Review the job posting for details on the position and application instructions. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
More work opportunities in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Sector Job Postings web page)
News and Events for Seniors
ESTATE PLANNING AND BANKING
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 25, 10 a.m.
Free

Learn from the experts about real estate planning, wills, and power of attorney. Find out how to make your future plans fit your banking needs. Legal experts and ATB staff members will be available to answer your questions. Call 780-451-1925 to register.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
Strathcona Place 55+ Centre (10831 University Avenue)
June 28, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free

Come out for a day of fun in the sun celebrating Canada Day. The celebration will feature a BBQ and fun and games for seniors and their families. The BBQ will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and desserts. There are no tickets or entry fees, but guests may choose to bring cash to purchase food from onsite vendors. Call 780-433-5807 by June 25 to reserve your spot. 
DOMINION DAY TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC
Rutherford House (11153 Saskatchewan Drive)
July 1, 12 - 4 p.m.
$7 adults; $6 seniors/students; $20 family (2 adults plus youths); free for children 0-6

Gather with friends and family for a Dominion Day Teddy Bears' Picnic at the Rutherford House. Just bring your lunch and the Rutherford House will supply the blankets and cold drinks. Bring along your favourite Teddy or stuffed toy for a scavenger hunt with the chance to win great prizes.
VIKINGS GUIDED MUSEUM TOUR
Edmonton Seniors Centre 3Y (11111 Jasper Avenue)
July 3, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$35 ESC members; $65 non-members

Join the Edmonton Seniors Centre for a fun and educational Vikings history tour at the Royal Alberta Museum. The tour group will depart the Edmonton Seniors Centre at 9:30 a.m. and return by 2 p.m. Lunch is not provided but snacks will be available. RSVP by June 25 by calling 780-342-8625.

SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS CLASSES
Central Lions Seniors Association (11113 113 Street)
July and August
Prices variable

Unleash your inner Van Gogh and discover your creative genius with a summer series of arts and crafts classes.

Discover Watercolour and Pen Painting Course
July 9, 11, 16, 18
1 - 4 p.m.
$67

Sun Glass with Pressed Flowers Workshop
July 10
1 - 4 p.m.
$20

Flights of Fancy Painting Course
July 15, 17, 29, 31
1 - 4 p.m.
$102

Jewellery with Real Flowers Workshop
August 14
1 - 4 p.m.
$20
5th Annual Nacho Friday
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association (SWESA)
July 12, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Brewsters (2335 - 111 Street)
$12 (cost does not include beverage order or gratuity)

Nacho Friday is back by popular demand! Join the SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association at Brewsters and catch up with friends over a delicious plate of nachos. Your personal plate of nachos will include your choice of mango chipotle chicken breast, pulled pork, or just the "basics" of Tex-Mex cheese, tomatoes, black olives, and green onions. All nachos come with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. To register, please call 587-987-3200 by June 28.

More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
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