COPCS is hosting a workshop in Kelowna called “Houses, Homes and Healing” with Bob Bowen
from the workshop abstract:
Sharing lives, supporting growth and creating communities that care, is more than just a mission statement. In our daily work, we provide care to people in home based services that go beyond simple “home care.” To do this requires a unique balance of compassion, professionalism, dedication and knowledge.
In this workshop, the presenter will support participants to turn houses into homes and care into compassion. At the end of the session, participants will have:
- Gained an understanding of the ways in which our brains process information and guide our behaviour
- Developed a model to strengthen the foundations of caregiving
- Identified the “Four Walls of the House” needed to have a whole and happy life
- Defined the terms used in Positive Behaviour Supports
- Revisited our values and have a better understanding of why we do the work we do
for more information please see the workshop announcement below:
May 29, 2015 – Workshop Announcement-1
Our very own James Croston is put together a bunch of workshops in partnership with DDMH. Please see the poster below for details. Thanks!
15 03 27 DDMH Workshops
From Denai Christenson, CLBC:
The YMCA of Okanagan with the support of CLBC is thrilled to extend this invitation to agencies who are involved in assisting individuals with barriers to achieve their dreams and find their place in the work world. This 2 day employment training workshop will take place on March 30th and 31st at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre in Kelowna from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The presenter is Denise Bissonnette, an internationally renowned writer, trainer, and keynote speaker. She has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of job development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual genius of each person. She has authored several publications on creative job development, state of the art job search techniques, the cultivation of the human spirit, and how to “shine” on the job. Her book Beyond Traditional Job Development: The Art of Creating Opportunity is considered the definitive text in employment programs and university classrooms throughout North America.
There is a flyer attached with more information regarding the details of this employment workshop and how to register.
Thanks and I hope to see you there,
BISSONNETTE WORKSHOP FLYER
From Margaret Milsom, COPCS:
“Houses, Homes and Caregiving: Providing Hope and Healing”
Please see (attached) announcement for the upcoming Home Share Provider and Community workshop. This will be an excellent training opportunity taking place on Friday, May 29th, 2015. Please note, there is no charge for Home Share Providers to attend.
No need for you to mail in your registration form, you can register by email to email@example.com
or phone Margaret at (778)753-2625 with your name, contact information and how many will be attending.
Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society
Please see the attached for more information from the Canada Revenue Agency regarding providing support in your home as a profession and the tax rules associated. Thanks to Margaret from COPCS for passing this along.
I hope this finds you well. Nice to see the sunshine out. Our friend Margaret from COPCS passed along a link to a fax sheet put together about the Persons With a Disability benefit from the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation. Some helpful information.
Here is the latest copy of Great News… check it out and if you want to receive it via email, email Brian and he’ll get you on the list (brian [at] commconn.ca)
Looking for an opportunity to meet some really great people? Check out the COPCS Christmas party, all the details are in the poster below.
COPCS XMAS PARTY