Cochrane District Social Planning Council Some work done by the Social Planning Toronto on students who are being streamed into high-school courses that diminishing their opportunity to access University.15.09.2017 at 05:04 pmLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council Don't miss Dawn's insights at the #stateofthenorth conference panel on "Growing Together in our Shared Economy". It's not too late to register for Northern Policy Institute/Institut des politiques du Nord's #StateoftheNorth conference, taking place on September 27th and 28th in Timmins: District Social Planning Council shared Northern Policy Institute/Institut des politiques du Nord's post.14.09.2017 at 04:37 pmLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council Living Space has set their agenda for the Summit for Solving Homelessness #LivingSpace2017. Taking place on September 27th and 28th in Timmins, Ontario, the summit is part of an effort to develop a coordinated homelessness service system to meet the unique needs of our northern communities.

Check out the event page for more information or to register!

Agenda available:
Cochrane District Social Planning Council shared a Page.
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Cochrane District Social Planning Council The Timmins Family Violence Interagency Action Committee (TFVIAC) is proud to share with you a link which will give you access to our 11th annual “Abuse Shatters Lives” training initiative to be held at the Dante Club on November 10th 2017. This training initiative is intended for the professionals of the diverse sectors in our community who support women and their children impacted by family violence. This year, the TFVIAC has chosen to focus on the themes of mental health and addictions by inviting the highly acclaimed Dr. Gabor Maté to offer his training entitled "The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a new perspective".

Breakfast and lunch will be served on site and their costs are included in your registration fee. You have until Octobre 6th to register at the early bird cost of $100. After this date, registration will be set at $125.

Please feel free to circulate this information within your networks. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in great numbers!

To register:
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Cochrane District Social Planning Council Canadians need help with housing, particularly for people living on lower incomes. While there have been a number of initiatives that tinker at the margins, it has been decades since we have seen a meaningful effort to eliminate housing poverty. Doing so will demand both investments in affordable housing supply and assisting households directly through a housing benefit.

They need help to get to school, work, the market, or the playing field or music lesson easily. Without decent transportation options, especially transit, people cannot work or participate in the life of the community.

They need to have adequate income in their working age and in retirement that allows them to stay connected to the community and to live in dignity. This includes income security and living wages during working years, and pensions and retirement benefits for beyond.

People need real, reliable access to a full set of their health care needs, expanding beyond doctors and hospitals to a full range of mental health supports, drugs, and dental care. People cannot thrive if they cannot access care without bankrupting themselves or in some cases at all.
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Summit for Solving Homelessness by Living Space
September 27, 2017 · 4:00 am -
September 28, 2017 · 1:00 pm
Northern College
You are invited to attend Summit for Solving Homelessness, by Living Space, in Timmins, Ontario on September 27 & 28th, 2017. This Summit is part of an effort to develop a coordinated homelessness service system to meet the unique needs of our northern communities.

The most current enumeration study conducted by Laurentian University: Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy titled “Homelessness in Timmins, January 2011 Final Report” found more than 700 people who are homeless in the City of Timmins with similar, proportionate levels of homelessness documented in other northern municipalities. Timmins has a population of over 41,000 people and is located in north eastern Ontario where harsh winter weather for five to six months of the year with temperatures falling below -30 degrees Celsius, is common. Despite these conditions, few resources exist to prevent and respond to homelessness.

Living Space endeavours to coordinate community resources to alleviate, prevent, and eventually end homelessness. Please join us to learn more and find your role in ending homelessness.

Vous êtes invité à assister à Vivre à l’abri: Congrès pour mettre fin à l'itinérance à Timmins, en Ontario, les 27 et 28 septembre 2017. Ce congrès fait partie d'un effort visant à mettre au point un système de services multisectoriels et afin de répondre aux besoins uniques des communautés du nord.

**Deadline to Register is September 25th**

La plus récente étude de dénombrement , menée par le Centre de recherche en justice sociale et politique de l’Université Laurentienne et intitulée «L'itinérance à Timmins, rapport final de janvier 2011», a trouvé plus de 700 personnes vivent sans-abri à Timmins. Cette ville d'environ 43 000 personnes est située dans le nord-est de l'Ontario et endure des hivers difficiles, où durant cinq à six mois la température tombe souvent en-dessous de -30 degrés Celsius. Malgré ces conditions, il existe peu de ressources pour prévenir et répondre à l'itinérance.

Vivre à l’abri s'efforce à coordonner les ressources communautaires qui atténuent et empêchent l'itinérance dans la ville de Timmins. Joignez-vous à nous pour éradiquer l’itinérance.

Agenda (tentative):

Day 1:

Join us for breakfast and networking opportunities at 8:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks begin at 8:30AM
Timmins & Homelessness
Living Space
Poverty, Homelessness and Migration: Research & Enumeration
End Homelessness St. John’s
Homelessness Prevention & Coalition: London
Homelessness Sudbury
Putting Together the Pieces
Closing Remarks at 4:00PM

Day 2:

Join us for breakfast and networking opportunities at 8:00AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks begin at 8:30AM
Lived Experience
Indigenous Perspective
Warming Center: North Bay
Listen to OUR Voices
Living Space
Trillium Foundation
Where do we go from here?
Closing Remarks at 4:00PM

Healthy Aging Expo
October 27, 2017 · 6:00 am · 12:00 pm
Science Timmins
The Timmins Senior’s Advisory Committee is hosting an inaugural Health Aging Expo, which will take place on Friday, October 27th 2017 at Science Village (225 Fifth Avenue, Timmins) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The Healthy Aging Expo will feature exhibitor booths from over 40 non-profits and businesses who service a healthy aging population in Timmins!

The vaccination team from the Porcupine Health Unit will be offering the influenza vaccine for older adults. In addition, the event will feature presentations on the following topics: Making the Most of Your Medication, TechSocial (Empowering Older Adults through Mobile Technologies), Mindfulness, Powers of Attorney and Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging. There will be a free lunch served to participants between 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. This is a *FREE ADMISSION* event for all community members.

Non-profits and businesses that provide services for older adults are invited to join us! A booth costs $35 for non- profit organizations and $100 for businesses. If you are interested in setting up an exhibitor booth, please refer to the following link or contact [email protected]

Don’t miss out on attending the Healthy Aging Expo! Be sure to save the following date:

Timmins – Friday, October 27th, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Science Timmins (225 Fifth Ave, behind City Hall)

For further information, please contact:
KayLee Morissette
Regional Director
[email protected]
(705) 360-5800 ext.229

To register for a booth:
$35 - non profit booth
$100 - business booth
Booth fees include *2 lunches* for your agency.
Welcome To Timmins Night 2017 / Soirée d’Accueil de Timmins 2017
September 6, 2017 · 2:30 pm · 4:30 pm
McIntyre Curling Club
Established in 1994, Welcome to Timmins Night has grown to become the premier event to find community information from local non-profit organizations ranging from municipal services, social clubs, sports and recreation, culture and volunteer organizations.

All members of the community are welcome. Recognizing that the organizations participating are of interest to the whole community and that entry fees may deter or inhibit some from attending, the committee requests that those attending the event bring a non perishable item or a “teddy bear” as their entry fee. All food and soft toys will be collected at the event entrance and donated to the local food bank and the Timmins EMS.

Timmins & District Multicultural Centre (TDMC) in partnership with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, Timmins Chamber of Commerce, The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement, Tourism Timmins, Cochrane District Social Planning Council and Downtown Timmins BIA continue planning efforts to deliver this year’s event which will take place Wednesday September 6th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at the McIntyre Curling Club, located at 85 McIntyre Road in Schumacher.

TLIP works to assist our region in building capacity to achieve success in immigration related opportunities and provide a collaborative framework for the development and implementation of effective programs for the successful integration of newcomers choosing to live in Timmins. TLIP's primary focus is to develop strong partnerships to drive efforts in establishing a newcomer settlement program for the City of Timmins.

TDMC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering free settlement services to newcomers in the Timmins and District. We assist and support new immigrants and refugees with integration and settlement needs. We help newcomers adjust to Canada. All of our services, except translation and interpretation, are free.
Women's Economic Empowerment Discussion Group
August 21, 2017 · 8:00 pm -
August 22, 2017 · 1:00 pm
Porcupine Dante Club
The Ministry of the Status of Women is looking for your input to help develop Ontario’s first Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy.

The Ontario government has been working to support women’s economic security through a number of commitments, including closing the gender wage gap, supporting access to child care, and the prevention of violence against women.

Building on these commitments, this summer the Province is holding a series of discussion group sessions to help shape a new women’s economic empowerment strategy, so that more women are able to reach their full economic potential.

The Ministry, in partnership with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, would like to invite you to participate in one of our discussion group sessions.

This will be an opportunity to provide input on our proposed approach to women’s economic empowerment, which is publicly available at Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Call to Action for Ontario.

The session will be led by a facilitator, and will be structured so you can share your ideas on women’s empowerment, discuss our approach and goals, and help us identify key actions and outcomes for this strategy. Food will be provided at this event.

Registration Details:

Participants are invited to register with Meagan Franciscus at [email protected] by August 18, 2017.

• In your registration, please include:
o Your first and last name
o If you are affiliated with an organization
o If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies
o If you need:
 Financial assistance to travel to and from the event
 Financial assistance for childcare
 ASL or French-language interpretation
 Additional accommodations, if not listed above
• Please note that, as this session will involve small roundtable discussions and group work, we can only accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. Please register early to join us for this discussion.