Wednesday, May 4, 2016
On the Same Page
Next breakfast networking schmooz May 26
Sabine Mendez, Coordinator, Chilliwack Healthier Community
e were overwhelmed last Wednesday with the turn-out, the caliber of the speakers, their presentations and our facilitator/emcee. We definitely broke all our records Wednesday, and we all learned so much.
Emcee Ron Plowright set the tone with personal mental health reflection; Dr. Madill's talk about our family physicians and their key role caring for our mental health needs was very informative; Cristal Biela's presentation was fascinating; David Snook enlightened us about Trauma-informed practice. It was so important to hear about the cultural approaches to mental wellness in First Nations communities from Molly Willie and Laura Commodore - a holistic approach that we can all adopt.
What better way to round out this momentous
event than to learn, through Chris Reitsma's presentation on Chilliwack
Senior's Human Services Career program, how we can affect and influence the
next generation of helping professionals!
first, on May 24, is our "Feedback Forum". It will be held at the same date,
time and location as the regular monthly breakfast event. It's our chance to
update you on what we've accomplished this year, and your opportunity to
tell us what you think. More details to come soon.
The cost is a free, refreshments will be
provided. You'll be pleased to know that the caterers are talking about some
amazing dessert options :). Here is the
flyer with all the details. Please print and post in your offices,
lobbies, etcetera, and forward it to everyone you know.
Chilliwack Healthier Community - 8550 Young Rd., Chilliwack, BC Canada V2P 8A4. For more information, visit: www.chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca
May is our month to hold our annual forums.
Last year we looked at the continuum of care and prevention vs intervention,
incorporating some creative ways to have participants weigh in on where they
feel we should direct our efforts. This year we're holding two forums, one
in the morning, at our usual time and place, and a second one, two days
later, in the evening. An evening event is a chance for you to bring family
and friends into the conversation on Chilliwack's social issues, and the
work being done to address them.
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