June 8, 2017
Seniors Sector News
We're proud to work with many local seniors organizations on initiatives that positively impact seniors such as the Seniors Home Supports Program , Seniors Outreach, Age Friendly Edmonton , Connecting Edmonton Seniors and the Seniors Information Phone Line .
SHARE YOUR VOICE. SHAPE OUR CITY.

The Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton and Seniors Centres Strategy Public Engagement sessions are underway! Visit the websites for details on times and locations near you. Everyone of every age is welcome to attend and provide input.

If you are unable to attend a drop in session, you can still provide input through the Age Friendly Edmonton Engagement Activity Sheet and the Seniors Centres Strategy Engagement Activity Sheet. You can also participate in the Advancing Age Friendly Edmonton online survey at this link or via the paper copy. This information is also available on the webpages mentioned above.

Submit your completed Activity Sheets or Survey by:
Email to seniors@edmonton.ca
Fax to "Attention Ingrid Hoogenboom" 780-577-3525
Mail "Attention Ingrid Hoogenboom" 18th Floor 10111 104 Avenue | Edmonton AB | T5J 0K1
BOLAND SURVEY ON NONPROFIT COMPENSATION

For 20 years, the Boland Survey has provided the Canadian nonprofit sector with data on salary trends and predictions, benefits, and human resource practices needed to make informed compensation decisions. There is no cost to participate in the survey, and survey results are only made available to participating organizations. September 1 is the deadline to enter your organization's salary and benefit information.

The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is hosting a free webinar on June 15 at 11 a.m. MDT that will highlight changes to the survey for 2017 and provide tips to ensure accurate data entry.
WALK WITH ME 2018: CALL FOR SESSIONS

There are many exciting initiatives and projects underway in Canada that are shifting the culture of aging in significant and positive ways. The Walk with Me 2018 conference will bring together stakeholders to learn with and from each other about how to support changing the culture of aging in Canada.

Share your knowledge and experience about a culture change initiative, practical tools and strategies, or inspiring research that promotes quality of life for older adults. September 15, 2017 is the deadline for submissions.

Walk with Me will be held March 5-6, 2018 in Niagara Falls. 
More seniors sector news
(links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff webpage)
Professional Development
HOW TO USE FACEBOOK'S FREE FUNDRAISING TOOLS TO DRIVE DONATIONS
CharityHowTo
June 21, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads and in individual posts? In this webinar, you'll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook's powerful new Fundraising Tools, and get a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS, CAPACITY, AND COMMUNICATIONS: RAMPING UP FOR THE FUTURE
Big Duck
June 21, 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Capital campaigns signal big changes are coming and align your team around a set of ambitious future goals. While most people think of capital campaigns as fundraising and planning for capital projects, they can also be a catalyst to radically advance your organization in other ways, too. This webinar will explore how you can leverage your capital campaign to boost your organization's capacity, strategy, and brand.
READY FOR JULY 1ST? AN UPDATE ON CANADA'S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION
TechSoup Canada
June 22, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Mountain)
Free

This webinar will walk nonprofits through Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for nonprofits and charities and what's involved in the next deadline for CASL that will come into effect on July 1, 2017. You will learn:
  • How CASL applies to nonprofits and charities
  • What's changing in the next deadline (transition period for implied consent ends and private rights of action will be in force)
  • How to be compliant with the legislation
5 STOPS TO CREATING AN INFLUENCER-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN
Nonprofit Hub
July 12, 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Free

Influencers hold power. When people share ideas on social media and people respond, that's influence. When influence is organized, that's an influencer-driven campaign. While everyone has some influence, the key is to understand which of your existing supporters have the MOST social currency. Who are the folks you should spend your limited time cultivating so you can persuade and inspire more powerfully? During this webinar, learn why leveraging the social power of your network is a game changer and the five steps to incorporating social influencers into your next campaign.
More events for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Events in the Senior-Serving Sector webpage)
News and Events for Seniors
ELDER ABUSE PRESENTATION
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
June 12, 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is recognized annually on June 15. Preventing and reducing elder abuse starts with knowledge. Older adults are likely to depend on others for help as health and mobility become issues. These caregivers may have access to homes and assets and may abuse their responsibilities. 

In this session presented by Catholic Social Services, you will learn more about how to recognize abuse, prevent it from happening to you and where to go for assistance should you or a peer need help. 
FATHER'S DAY BBQ AND HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
June 13, 12-4 p.m.
Free

EASC invites you to this fun day at their centre. They will have horseshoe pits ready and chairs set up for the cheer squad! RSVP by June 12 to Stacey at 780-476-6595 ext. 2.
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
Senior Protection Partnership
June 15
Central Lions Seniors Centre (11113 113 Street)

Proclamation Event: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Light lunch included.
Educational Session on Financial Elder Abuse: 1 p.m.
FATHER'S DAY BARBECUE
North West Edmonton Seniors Society (12963 120 Street)
June 16, doors open at 11:30 a.m. and BBQ starts at 12 p.m.
$10 members; $15 non-members

Come and join in on some laughs and visiting with good friends. Guitarist and singer Charles Luck will entertain. Purchase tickets by June 9 at the centre. Call 780-451-1925 for information.
TRUTH & RECONCILIATION WORKSHOP
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
June 23, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Free

Learn about the impact of Canadian residential schools on Indigenous people and the impact in today's society. Aboriginal Elder Mah'kos Merrie will be leading the session. He'll be telling stories and answering your questions. Refreshments provided. RSVP in advance by calling 780-496-2997.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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