Month: July 2017

Call for Proposals

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Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having a great summer!

Please hold the date for the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health upcoming annual conference – Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health on October 30 – 31st. Call for proposals! If you are interested in presenting at the conference the call for proposals is currently open. For more information on the conference and for submitting a proposal please click on the link below.

If you have any specific questions about the conference and submitting a proposal, please direct questions to:info@campusmentalhealth.ca

http://campusmentalhealth.ca/connect/conference-2017-innovation-opportunities-campus-mental-health/

Kind regards,

Lavlet Forde, MA. RP.

Counsellor

George Brown College, St. James Campus

416.415.5000 ext. 3770

lforde@georgebrown.ca

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Canada Career Month!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dear Ontario Counsellors,

Greetings from Sheridan College! I am sending along information regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month 2017; the CCM executive have been busy behind the scenes planning the Career Month  campaign and creating a new website which will list  ideas and activities to help celebrate the month.  The CCM site: www.careermonth.ca is planned to be available mid-August. There will be space available for organizations to list their events.

Below is background regarding the month and this year’s theme.

Hopefully your organization can participate.

Have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Judith E. MacKinnon

Counsellor, Career Education

Sheridan College, Brampton, Ontario.


 

Greetings from The Canadian Council for Career Development (3CD).  We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather.

3CD is a self-initiated and self-funded umbrella group for career development associations and related partner groups from across Canada.  It provides a national advocacy voice for the career development field and promotes provincial/territorial collaboration on common issues such as certification, training, practitioner mobility, quality service indicators and building the career development evidence base. It is also the organizing body for Canada Career Month.  .

This is a preliminary email to inform your organization regarding the upcoming Canada Career Month theme for November, 2017.

  • 2017 Canada Career Month theme: What’s Next? As in, what’s next for me, for the economy, for how technology will change the world of work, for the field of career development and for Canada. The theme revolves around “change” and has many creative possibilities for your organization to celebrate the month. The theme also aligns well with the “The Challenge of Change” recent federal budget.

Background:

Canada Career Month was first launched in 2016 by 3CD. The purpose of Canada Career Month is to raise awareness of the values of lifelong career development and of its role in empowering Canadians to navigate changes throughout their life & work. Career education and career development services positively empower citizens to manage the living, learning and earning throughout their lives and supports the economic health of nations who invest in quality career development services.

We’re inviting you to think about events and activities that you can do to celebrate the theme of What’s Next? and to share with us what you decide to do on  the Canada Career Month 2017 website (http://www.careermonth.ca/). Promotional materials and a calendar of events will be available on the site mid-August, 2017.  As an early teaser, one free, innovative event to mark in your calendars that is open for all middle and high schools in Canada is CanadaMost Informed School Competition, from November 1-30, 2017.  This event raises funds for schools while students, parents and teachers explore opportunities in post-secondary and careers!

We look forward to celebrating the month with you!

Sincerely,

Mark Franklin and Paul Smith, Co-Chairs of the Outreach and Advocacy Working Group of 3CD

 

Racial Battle Fatigue: Shift Your Campus Culture to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of Colour

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Wednesday, July 26th • 2-3:30 pm (ET)

Your students, faculty and staff members of color are counting on you to provide them with the support they need to avoid experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue. For many people of color, persistent and degrading racial micoaggressions have taken a physical, psychological and emotional toll. Manifesting as fatigue, generalized anxiety, stress and a myriad of other ills, Racial Battle Fatigue is a very real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well.

Join us on July 26, 2017 with experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams and in just 90 minutes, you’ll learn how to help shift the culture on your campus so you can better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on your campus.

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Learning Outcomes

This live event will include the following topics: 

  • The ways that Racial Battle Fatigue impacts people marginalized by racism. Intervene and learn ways to support so your students, faculty and staff don’t continue to experience the physical, psychological and emotional toll that racial micro aggressions can cause.
  • Liberatory strategies that support marginalized students, faculty and staff of color on your campus — shift the institutional culture to lessen the impact of Racial Battle Fatigue in your community. 
  • The ways that white colleagues can ally with People of Color to lessen the impact of racism — recognize unearned privilege, take responsibility for changing societal patterns and better support minority groups on your campus. 
  • Strategies for creating organizational change to create greater racial justice and to minimize Racial Battle Fatigue.