AGETECH STARTUPS CONTRIBUTE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, older adults and their caregivers are seeing significant impacts on their health, overall
and ability to stay connected. Canadian
sector are joining other companies in doing their part to contribute to
the effects of this unprecedented crisis. If you are a
solutions that can help older adults and caregivers during the COVID-19 crisis, reach out to
. Visit the website for more information.
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
ALBERTA NONPROFIT SURVEY
Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO)
This year's survey focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the
and charitable sector in Alberta. Your contribution is essential
credible data to the evidence-based research for policy advocacy for the communities you serve. The data will help inform CCVO's public policy work to support the sector, which will include an overall picture of the current economic conditions facing
and the push for the ongoing provision of critical services throughout Alberta.
The deadline to
input is the end of May.
LIVESTREAMING FOR GOOD: A COMPLETE NONPROFIT GUIDE
a great way
to engage their audiences and share content. It offers real-time engagement opportunities and
a great way
to get a live
captive audience without gathering in-person. Livestreaming for your
may seem daunting, but
easier than you think. This guide will help you
(links to the ESCC Resources web page)
MARKETING TRENDS NONPROFITS NEED TO KNOW (AND EMBRACE)
May 27, 1 - 2 p.m. (Central)
Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing-each plays a role in a
2020 marketing trends
future and grow your impact
UNDERSTANDING NEWCOMER EXPERIENCES OF INCLUSION
Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC)
May 27, 1 - 2 p.m. (Mountain)
an update on the Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion research project. This project examines the connection between newcomers' experiences of settlement, integration and inclusion, and their well-being. The CFRAC project team will
an overview of the preliminary data and findings, as well as their next steps.
PRIVACY AND SECURITY ONLINE: IT'S NOT BEING PARANOID IF THEY REALLY ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
May 27, 12 - 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Do you ever wonder when you should stick your head in the sand when it comes to online privacy and security issues?
he answer is "never
If so, this talk is for you
Learn about simpl
key concepts that will keep your data and your organization secure
ward off all kinds of attacks from phishing to
COVID-19 FUNDRAISING IN CANADA: RESULTS & INSIGHTS
CharityVillage, NextAfter, Care2 and CanadaHelps
"How should our organization respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?"
one of the most
by Canadian charity fundraisers and marketers. But the truth is that no one truly knows what the "correct" response is. The good news is that data can give us new fundraising and marketing insights to test during this time. Join this special
to learn how the Canadian COVID-19 data collected so far can help improve your fundraising.
WHY YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD BE USING NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE
Financial Technologies & Management
May 29, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Mountain)
like every other
is feeling the pressure to deliver more transparency. The demand for
from a multitude of interested parties: board members, major donors, potential
and watchdog organizations.
at least seven reasons
LEADER AS COACH FOR NONPROFITS (SUMMER SESSION)
Casey Executive Coaching & Team Development
June 24, July 15, August 12; 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. (daily)
Location: Matrix Hotel (10640 100 Avenue)
to discover, discuss, and create solutions to challenges non-profit leaders
are facing in this workshop series. Through learning who you are as a leader, building skills using a coach-approach, and engaging as an inclusive leader, you will drive the performance of your team and the success of your organization. In-class sessions
over six weeks to allow a chance to exercise the skills you are gaining in real time. You will also have one-on-one coaching sessions throughout the program to take your skills to the next level.
for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
News and Events for Seniors
GROW OLDER WITH ME THIS SENIORS' WEEK
We don't talk about the positives of aging nearly enough! To celebrate Seniors' Week 2020
June 1 until 7, Age Friendly Edmonton is starting a conversation
what Edmontonians enjoy about growing older.
tory at GrowOlderWithMe.net.
Together, let's start the conversation about what healthy aging looks like and disrupt ageism.
As a thanks for participating, the first 100 participants are eligible to receive a $5 Tim's card.
Stories will be accepted up to and including Seniors' Week and after until July 12.
For more information about the project, email
MASKS, SANITIZER, AND PREPARED MEALS FOR SENIORS
Westend Seniors Activity Centre
offering masks and hand sanitizer to seniors here in Edmonton.
As of May 11, s
! Go online to order your masks and hand sanitizer. The centre has also launched a new Community
outreach program to sell frozen soups and meals with a rotating menu that chan
ges every two weeks
. Go online for more information about the meals program. Free delivery of masks, sanitizer, and meals is available for all Edmonton seniors
FAMILY DOCTORS PROVIDE CONNECTION TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
During the pandemic, y
our doctor is still the connection to the care you need.
If you o
family have any healthcare needs, call your
and find out what appointment options are available to you.
ooking for a doctor,
to find one near you.
RECESS INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM (ONLINE)
Mill Woods Seniors Association
Wednesdays, 1 - 2 p.m.
This new online intergenerational program pairs youth and seniors for conversations and games
hannel your inner child
enjoy the therapeutic benefits of play, and
what "the kids" are getting up to these days
with the subject line
YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASSES (ONLINE)
Edmonton Seniors Centre
looking for a way to relax, unwind and meditate the pandemic stress away, try joining one of the many online yoga and
classes from Edmonton
- Senior Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Stress Reducing Meditation: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10 a.m.
- Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
Daily, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern)
outreach service connec
older adults and persons
with disabilities to
social workers and social work students
to provide community members with prolonged engagement through
check-in phone calls weekly and bi-weekly.
The program is an opportunity
for older adults who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness
a regular basis
to schedule your friendly call or go
ASK THE GENEALOGIST
St. Albert Public Library Genealogy Club (SAPL)
Thanks to our friends from Westend Seni
ors Activity Centre for
is opportunity. "Ask th
" is an online club
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Genealogy Club normally meets at SAPL every
month but has moved online to support genealogists and genealogy enthusiasts during this time of isolation.
WATCH VIRTUAL CANADIAN THEATRE
The Canadian Play Thing
Various dates and times
The Canadian Play Thing (est. March 2020) is a playwright-centred virtual theatre that shares live readings of new and under-produced Canadian plays online. The goal is to support and celebrate the work of playwrights, and to connect the theatre family across the country. Artists and audiences around the world are welcome. To see a full listing of virtual theatre live streams, view their events calendar.
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
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