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January 2020

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Women’s Health Seminar Series

January 6 - April 20
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (UBC), 2215 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1 Canada
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The University of British Columbia's Women’s Health Seminar Series will feature multidisciplinary research on women’s health. The goal of the series is to provide multidisciplinary training and mentorship for trainees, across a broad range of women’s health research topics. Speakers will present their research regarding the biological, psychological, behavioural, economic and social factors in women’s health and their effects on women’s health outcomes. Each seminar will feature 45-minute talks followed by an interactive question and answer period. The series is open…

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Leading Practices Webinar Series – Measuring & Monitoring of Safety

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Each quarter, the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety will host an online education session on the top patient safety leading practices our stakeholders most want to learn more about.

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February 2020

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Tax Tips for People with Disabilities and Their Families (Renfrew Branch)

February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Renfrew Branch, 2969 East 22nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 2Y3 Canada
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Do you receive disability benefits? Do you need support in filing your taxes? Come to this information session hosted by the Vancouver Public Library and learn more about what you need to know when filing your taxes. Specific topics covered include: Non-Refundable Tax Credits vs. Refundable Tax Credits Disability Tax Credit vs. Medical Expenses Canada Caregiver Credit Child Disability Benefit Amending Your Taxes Tax Relief Presented in partnership with Disability Alliance BC's Tax AID program, which provides free support for people…

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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Webinar

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session.

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Journal Workshop for Caregivers

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road
Sooke, BC V9Z 1H4 Canada
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This 2.5-hour guided journal writing workshop is focused on self-care for the caregiver. Family caregivers are subject to significant stress, fatigue and burnout from prolonged care-giving responsibilities. By means of this workshop, participant caregivers will be able to enhance personal empathy, compassion and spiritual centering needed to carry on their caring roles. No writing skills are required and workshop materials are supplied. This workshop is facilitated by Bill Israel in partnership with Family Caregivers of BC (www.familycaregiversbc.ca). Bill is an…

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Let’s Get Real: Patients Must be Partners – The HOW Edition

February 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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You want to know the hows of effective partnerships. Join Hélène Campbell, Leslee J. Thompson, Julie Drury and Heather Thiessen for another People Powered Health webinar as they get real with what effective engagement looks like.

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North Shore Community Resources: Montessori Methods for Eldercare with Anne Kelly

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Capilano Mall (Community Room, Rm 203), 935 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S3 Canada
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In this free workshop from North Shore Community Resources (NSCR), learn how Montessori methods encourage: A sense of contribution Feeling loved, valued, respected Self-determination Feelings of capability and worth Empowerment Please RSVP to attend. Contact NSCR Caregiver Support at 604.982.3320 or elizabeth.bishop@nscr.ca.

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Focusing on Quality of Life in Health Care for Older Adults

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity Western University, 22500 University Drive
Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 Canada
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Older adults who are living with progressive chronic illness benefit from health care that focuses on their quality of life. Dr. Rick Sawatzky’s Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes involves developing and using online tools to improve health care by asking people about what matters to them about physical, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of their lives, including their symptoms and health care experiences. The research shows how these tools can be personalized by focusing on those questions that matter most to…

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Arthritis Talks: Age with Optimism

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Join the Arthritis Society for Arthritis Talks: Age with Optimism to get impactful tips and lessons about managing arthritis and flourishing as you age. Learn strategies for strengthening your mental health as you cope with arthritis. Get expert insight into the world of medical cannabis and the role of edibles, topicals and oils in helping to manage pain. The Arthritis Talks online speaker series connects you with experts sharing the latest evidence-based information about living with arthritis. You’ll come away from this unique event…

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Patient Partner Orientation Session – Webinar

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Patient Partner Orientation Session
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Welcome to the Patient Voices Network! After signing up as a patient partner, everyone must complete an orientation in order to participate in engagement opportunities.

This orientation will cover everything you need to know to be a patient partner, as well as answer any questions you may have. Please register below if you can attend this session.

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