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Jun
26
8:30 AM08:30

Information & Networking Breakfast ~ Métis History and Culture

  • Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rooms 1007/1009 (map)
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Program

The Métis have been an important part of Canadian history standing for cultural, political, religious and linguistic rights, demonstrating ingenuity creating political and social structures, technology and trade systems, as well as developing a unique presence in art, music, dance and storytelling. Our June breakfast event will focus on Métis History and Culture, an opportunity to learn about the past and present of the Métis Nation.  

Presenters: Métis Nation BC, Chilliwack Métis Association.

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May
3
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Historical Impacts

This session will explore why, as Indigenous peoples of Canada, we are where we are today, in terms of the negative statistics regarding social and health related determinants.   Many people are aware of the direct results of the residential school era, yet most are unaware of the hundred or more years prior to 1863 as a result of European contact. This session will be enable the participant to trace all the compounding elements of our historical past from contact to 2016. 

Facilitator: Kelowa Edel

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Cultural Teaching

In this session, some of the traditional ways of living for the First Nation people of this territory are shared. You will be given a snapshot of the roles and responsibilities in life, within the Sto:lo family systems, and in communities – prior to and after European contact.

Facilitator: Dr. Gwen Point

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Information & Networking Breakfast ~ Supporting Each Other in Mental Wellness

  • Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rooms 1007/1009 (map)
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Program

It can be scary when someone you love is sick. It can be especially scary if they’re struggling with mental illness - mild, moderate or severe, diagnosed or not. It’s hard to see someone you love in pain and it’s confusing when someone you know well is not acting like themselves. You know how you would take care of them if they had a cold or flu, but what do you do for a mental illness? Like any other health problem, someone with a mental illness needs extra love and support. You may not be able to see the illness, but it doesn’t mean that you’re powerless to help. 

Our presentations for this Information and Networking Breakfast are all about learning what programs and supports there are for families and friends to support each other in mental wellness.

Presenters: Chilliwack Mental Health, British Columbia Schizophrenia Society, the CHC Mental Health Guide Development Committee, Ann Davis Transition Society.

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Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Cultural Teaching

In this session, some of the traditional ways of living for the First Nation people of this territory are shared. You will be given a snapshot of the roles and responsibilities in life, within the Sto:lo family systems, and in communities – prior to and after European contact.

Facilitator: Dr. Gwen Point

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Cultural Protocols and Opening Doors

How do we walk into a new era of friendship and understanding? “Don’t Step on the Cedar” is a highly informative presentation created and delivered by long-time Sto:lo Service Agency employee Sam Kaji, and is a collection of practical information on things you need to know as you move forward building relationships with the People of the River.  Session 5 also includes a tour of the Sto:lo property, an invitation to attend upcoming events, and your graduation ceremony.

Facilitator: Samantha Kaji

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Mar
1
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Exploring the Significance of Attachment

Despite its considerable public health importance, childhood attachment is seriously under-represented in health and social services training. Children are by definition, dependent, and their dependency means that the nature of their family relationships profoundly influences their experiences in later in life. This seminar will provide a basic understanding of early childhood attachment and long term impacts on health and wellness.

Facilitator: Dr. Allyson Cushing

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Feb
27
8:30 AM08:30

Information & Networking Breakfast: Community Approach to Poverty Reduction

  • Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rooms 1007/1009 (map)
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Program

The poverty rate in B.C. is among the worst in Canada. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet, earn a living wage, or find and keep affordable housing. Too many families are suffering without basic necessities, relying on food banks, going hungry or sending their children to school hungry.

Chilliwack Healthier Community has added Poverty Reduction to its areas of focus (the 2018 Strategic Action Plan has five main goals), and at Tuesday's event we will get an overview of poverty reduction work happening here and in neighbouring communities, as well as hear from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction on their plans for a BC poverty reduction strategy, with a special greeting from the minister himself.

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Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Understanding Trauma

Those providing services to First Nations clientele have a responsibility to understand the impacts of trauma beginning with the profound effects of colonization. The experience of trauma is so prevalent among the First Nation population in Canada that service providers can safely assume that a significant percentage of their First Nation clientele have survived a trauma. Working without a basic knowledge of trauma, can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and unsupported which perpetuates a damaging cycle that prevents healing and growth. This seminar will provide a basic knowledge of trauma and briefly explore trauma-informed language and practices.

Facilitator: Dr. Allyson Cushing

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Historical Impacts

This session will explore why, as Indigenous peoples of Canada, we are where we are today, in terms of the negative statistics regarding social and health related determinants.   Many people are aware of the direct results of the residential school era, yet most are unaware of the hundred or more years prior to 1863 as a result of European contact. This session will be enable the participant to trace all the compounding elements of our historical past from contact to 2016. 

Facilitator: Kelowa Edel

Registration: coordinator@chilliwackhealthiercommunity.ca

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Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Chilliwack Landlords Lunch

CHC hosts Landlords in a luncheon to hear from Landlords about their experiences as landlords (both positive and not positive), to present a housing systems model that focuses heavily on partnerships with Landlords, and to receive feedback and questions about this model from Landlords.

Program

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Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

Information & Networking Breakfast: Opening Doors - A Morning of Sharing

  • Sto:lo Nation Long House, 7201 Vedder Road (map)
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Presentations by Sto:lo Service Agency

8:00am      Breakfast in the Long House
8:30am      Opening Song and Prayer   
8:45am      Tour of Sto:lo Nation property
9:45am      Cultural Myths at Building 10
10:15am     Upcoming Community Events – An Invitation
10:30am    Evaluations, Questions and Informal networking

Doors to the Long House will be open at 8am, please arrive by then. You will want that half hour to take in the building, the display we have set up, and enjoy some breakfast.

Please make sure you have comfortable shoes, as the Long House is a sand floor, and a walking tour of the property is included in the morning's line-up. Warm clothing is also recommended.

Program

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Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series, Session 4: Exploring the Significance of Attachment

Despite its considerable public health importance, childhood attachment is seriously under-represented in health and social services training. Children are by definition, dependent, and their dependency means that the nature of their family relationships profoundly influences their experiences in later in life. This seminar will provide a basic understanding of early childhood attachment and long term impacts on health and wellness.

Facilitator: Dr. Allyson Cushing

SESSION IS FULL

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Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series, Session 3: Understanding Trauma

  • Location: Government House, Sto:lo Nation (map)
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Those providing services to First Nations clientele have a responsibility to understand the impacts of trauma beginning with the profound effects of colonization. The experience of trauma is so prevalent among the First Nation population in Canada that service providers can safely assume that a significant percentage of their First Nation clientele have survived a trauma. Working without a basic knowledge of trauma, can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and unsupported which perpetuates a damaging cycle that prevents healing and growth. This seminar will provide a basic knowledge of trauma and briefly explore trauma-informed language and practices.

Facilitator: Dr. Allyson Cushing

SESSION IS FULL

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May
29
12:00 PM12:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series, Session 2: Historical Impacts

This session will explore why, as Indigenous peoples of Canada, we are where we are today, in terms of the negative statistics regarding social and health related determinants.   Many people are aware of the direct results of the residential school era, yet most are unaware of the hundred or more years prior to 1863 as a result of European contact. This session will be enable the participant to trace all the compounding elements of our historical past from contact to 2016. 

Facilitator: Molly Willie

SESSION IS FULL

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May
15
12:00 PM12:00

First Nations Historical Impacts Training Series: Session 1 - Cultural Teachings

In this session, some of the traditional ways of living for the First Nation people of this territory are shared. You will be given a snapshot of the roles and responsibilities in life, within the Sto:lo family systems, and in communities – prior to and after European contact.

Facilitator: Molly Willie

Session is Full

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Apr
26
11:30 AM11:30

Chilliwack Landlords Information and Networking Lunch

  • Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rooms 1007/1009 (map)
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Local service providers will gather to share information about how they can help tenants be better tenants and stay housed, rental income subsidies and programs landlords can access to improve their properties. There will also be presentations from local landlords who have successfully housed people in the long term, even those who live with mental illness. All this adds up to reduced turnover costs for current landlords, and potential new income to homeowners considering rental situations.

Sponsors: Chilliwack and District Seniors' Resources Society and Xolhemet Society

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Apr
25
7:30 AM07:30

"Special Edition" Breakfast Event, "A Conversation with the Candidates"

  • Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Rooms 1007/1009 (map)
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We have invited the candidates to join us as we discuss a variety of issues though the Mental Health and Addictions lens.

Guests:
Mr. Wayne Froese, Green, Chilliwack
Ms. Patti MacAhonic, NDP, Chilliwack-Kent
Mr. John Martin, Liberal, Chilliwack
Mr. Ryan McKinnon
Mr. Laurie Throness, Liberal, Chilliwack-Kent

Questions for the Candidates
Answers: Tracey O'Hara
Answers: Wayne Froese
Answers: Patti MacAhonic
Answers: John Martin
Answers: Ryan McKinnon
Answers: Laurie Throness

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