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Homeless Hub Newsletter: Job Posting, Reports, and More!

View this email in your browser 4 Steps to Get Systems Mapping Going in Your Community Alina Turner /  Systems Planning Collective  This week's blog post explores Systems Mapping – how it's defined, why it's useful [...]

Simcoe County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Initiative!

FASD presents a conference for agencies that provide support to families living in Simcoe County. Featuring Key Note SpeakersMyles Himmelreich – Lived ExperienceGeraldine Crisci, MSW – Compassion FatigueDr. Robert Solomon, LLB – ConsentDr. Jennifer Saltzman-Benaiah [...]

Potential Supervised Consumption Site for Barrie

Please join us, Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy, in learning about how a supervised consumption site in Barrie can help save lives and create a safer downtown. Public Open House: Barrie City Hall Rotunda Wednesday, March [...]

A Historical Perspective on Indigenous Awareness

Dates & Times:March 13, 2019 @ 9:00am-3:00pm Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Office 125 Bell Farm Rd Suite 200, Barrie March 19, 2019 @ 9:00am-12:00pm Chigamik Community Health Centre 845 King Street, Midland March 26, 2019 @ 9:00am-3:00pm [...]

FREE: Cross Cultural Awareness Training

For registration or other information, please contact Laura Forget of BANAC through email or phone: admin@banac.on.ca // 705-734-1818 Who should take advantage of this FREE training opportunity?Agency/Organization Board Members, Executive Directors, Senior Management, Physicians, Nurses [...]

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Advocacy Initiatives

Check out the social action initiatives that other social service workers in the field is involved in! Make sure to spread the word when needed. Remember to send your initiatives to info@osswa.ca

EAPO Lecture Series: Elder Abuse in 2SLGBTIQQA Communities

Webinar Lecture Series! Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, in partnership with the Senior Pride Network and the Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO) invite you to attend our upcoming webinar lecture [...]

FREE webinar on Compassionate Leadership – Sept. 17th, 2020

Over the past six months, we have seen our workplaces and organizations undergo overwhelming changes and upheaval. Despite these challenges, there are leaders among us who have faced this crisis with flexibility, empathy, and compassion. [...]

"Transforming and moving organizations towards structural and systemic change is a process, and this is one small change that we hope will contribute to and build a foundation for a safer and more just future [...]

‘Our Black youth need to hear from their neighbours’: Care packages aspire to ‘uplift’ Barrie, Simcoe County kids

Link to news article: https://www.simcoe.com/community-story/10024065--our-black-youth-need-to-hear-from-their-neighbours-care-packages-aspire-to-uplift-barrie-simcoe-county-kids/ Can you help uplift Black youths? Local community advocate Shelly Skinner has launched the Uplift Black Youth In Simcoe County initiative in collaboration with local not-for-profit organizations Making Change and [...]

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