May 10, 2018
Grants and Awards
HEALTHY CANADIANS GRANTS
Canadian Medical Association Foundation

The theme for the 2018 Healthy Canadians Grants is seniors' wellness. With these grants, the foundation is aiming to make a tangible difference in the lives of seniors, their families, and the physicians who care for them. Some examples of initiatives that fit within this theme are:
  • Exercise programs geared toward seniors
  • Programs to help seniors remain in their homes (e.g., meal preparation, cleaning services, assistance with shopping and other chores)
  • Social programs aimed at getting seniors active in the community (e.g., clubs and social outings)
  • Transportation programs
  • Friendly visits for socially isolated seniors
  • Programs in seniors' residences and nursing homes (e.g., companion animal visits)
  • Respite programs for families caring for seniors (e.g., day programs for seniors with dementia)
Applicants must be a registered charity in Canada and all applications must be accompanied by a letter of support from a local physician endorsing the proposal. The application should demonstrate how the initiative will make a tangible difference in the community.

A total of 14 grants will be awarded - 13 grants of $10,000 (one per province/territory) and one grant of $20,000 to be awarded to the home province of the CMA President. The deadline for this year's applications is June 22.
2018-19 NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM

The federal government has introduced some changes to this year's Call for Proposals for the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Community-based Projects grant.

Community-based Projects up to $25,000
In order to be eligible, projects must be led by seniors, or seniors must play a meaningful role in the project planning and/or delivery. Projects must address one or more of the program's five objectives. Three new national level priorities have also been introduced:
  • Projects that would benefit vulnerable seniors populations
  • Projects focusing on the diversity of Canada's seniors
  • Projects that would use volunteerism to increase an organization's capacity
Small Grants Initiative Pilot up to $5,000
This year, NHSP is testing new ways to expand support to seniors organizations that have projects for their vulnerable population. Priority will be given to projects for seniors and meet at least one of the three national priorities (listed above). There are three funding options:
  • IT equipment upgrade: to purchase computers or tablets
  • Capital assets for current or new activities
  • Projects that increase volunteerism, mentoring, and social inclusion
The application deadline is June 15, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
If you have questions or require assistance with the application process, contact:
Telephone: 1 800 277 9914
TTY: 1 800 255 4786
Email: W-T-CSPD-SCEP-NHSP-PNHA-ABT-GD@servicecanada.gc.ca
More awards and funding news  (links to the ESCC News for Agency Staff and Funding Options webpages)
Resources
HELLO, LET'S EAT!

The goal of Hello, Let's Eat! is to encourage community members to share meals together, in order to get to know one another and learn about what connects us. Edmontonians can borrow place settings and food service equipment from River City Events at no cost. Kits are available to community members who wish to host a community or neighbourhood meal. In the spirit of turning strangers into friends, kits are only available for these types of events. A kit can support a group up to 24 people.

To fill out an application for a hosting kit visit edmonton.ca/hello and click on the Hello, Let's Eat link.

Hello, Let's Eat! is a collaboration between the City of Edmonton's 'Hello, How Are You?' campaign, fresh - Edmonton's Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy, and River City Events. For more information contact Chelsey Anseeuw at chelsey.anseeuw@edmonton.ca or 780-508-9524.
More resources for sector staff
(links to the ESCC Service Providers Resources webpage)
Professional Development
BUILDING EMPATHY CONQUERING APATHY 2018
Canadians for a Civil Society
May 14 and 15
$35 - 70

The 2018 Building Empathy and Conquering Apathy symposium explores the mental health and emotional well-being of refugees, seniors, adolescents and youth, and Indigenous Canadians. The setting is collaborative and collegial and is designed to encourage learning from one another. Register using EventBrite.
WHO DO YOU CHOOSE TO BE? RESTORING LEADERSHIP AS A NOBLE PROFESSION
Tamarack Institute
May 23, 1 - 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Internationally renowned writer, teacher and systems thinker Margaret Wheatley summons us to be leaders for this time of profound disruption, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. What are the processes that do not add to fear and aggression? What are the processes that cultivate and inspire people's best qualities? This webinar is an opportunity to reflect on and respond to who you are as a leader now. 
WINE & WISDOM
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
June 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Almanac (10351 82 Avenue)
$10-15

Edmonton area Executive Directors, join your fellow leaders for a night of insightful conversation, savoury wine and delicious appetizers. Wine & Wisdom is your chance to regularly connect with fellow Executive Directors to exchange insights and stories about your experiences in the nonprofit sector.
PUTTING YOUR VALUES TO WORK
Charity Village
June 7, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free

Do you sometimes get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget why you are really doing your work? This webinar will help you better understand your values and how they relate to more purposeful work.
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
TIPI RAISING
Edmonton Aboriginal Seniors Centre (Cottage E, 10107 134 Avenue)
May 15, 1 - 3 p.m.
Free

Join in this tipi raising event. There will be traditional dancing, drumming, soup and bannock. For more information contact Crystal at 587-525-8971.
BIG BAND CONCERT
Chartwell Wescott Retirement Residence
May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Riverbend Community Hall (258 Rhatigan Road East)
Free

Come and enjoy an evening filled with dancing, refreshments, and the great sounds of swing from the C-Jam Big Band, a 19-piece orchestra. RSVP to 587-487-4033.
SPRING SCARVES AND OTHER SUMMER ACCESSORIES
SouthWest Edmonton Seniors Association
May 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Yellowbird East Community Centre (10710 19 Avenue)
$10

Learn how to utilize scarves and accessories that you already own, but struggle with how to wear. The goal of the session is to help you gain more confidence in wearing accessories as a way of self-expression, know what looks good on you, and feel comfortable in the pieces you wear- regardless of what fashion dictates. Call 587-987-3200 for more information and to register.
ELLIS BIRD FARM DAYTRIP
Sage Seniors Association (15 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
May 29, depart Sage at 9 a.m.
$59 members / $69 non-members (includes coach bus, admission and lunch)

Ellis Bird Farm (an all-time favourite) is a working farm dedicated to the conservation of Mountain Bluebirds, Tree Swallows and other native cavity nesting birds. Visit the beautiful tea house for a delightful lunch, stroll through the gardens and enjoy some bird-watching. Register by May 21 by calling 780-423-5510 ext. 301.
LIVING AND COPING WITH ARTHRITIS SYMPOSIUM
University of Alberta, School of Public Health
May 31, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (online from 6:30 to 7 p.m.)
University of Alberta, Room 1-182 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Ave)

Living with arthritis can be difficult, especially as a newcomer to Canada. U of A researchers want to hear about your experiences coping and living with arthritis as an immigrant in Canada. During the discussion, participants will be able to share what it is like living with arthritis, or caring for someone who is living with arthritis, and about their experiences with the Canadian system.

Register by May 28 online or by telephone at 780-492-9954. Leave a message with your name, telephone number and the number of guests attending. The event poster and program give more information.
SENIORS WEEK SHOWCASE & TEA
North Edmonton Seniors Association (7524 139 Avenue)
June 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
$5

Join NESA for tea and entertainment. Performances are themed "All About Dance". Tickets are on sale until May 28. Call 780-496-6969 for information.
CHHA-ED'S 3RD ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Edmonton Branch
June 13, 2 p.m. shotgun start
The Links Golf Course, Spruce Grove
$150/golfer or $550/team of 4 golfers

The tournament is a 18 hole Texas Scramble format. The price includes use of power cart, range balls and barbecue dinner. Mulligans, 50/50 & live auction to take place.

Funds raised at this tournament go towards the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association - Edmonton Branch (CHHA-ED) Hearing Aid Assistance Fund. This fund is used to assist those who are economically challenged and require hearing aids. Hearing aids provide persons who are hard of hearing a means by which they are able to communicate and continue to be a participating member of society.

Find more information and register online.
More  news and events for seniors
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors webpage)
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