BC Association of Social Workers Education/Networking Event

Note: Open to non-members!

Social Determinants of Health: The Way Forward
Karen R. Nelson
Chief of Social Work, Director of Spiritual Care, The Ottawa Hospital
Research Professor, Carleton University School of Social Work

The BC Association of Social Workers (BCASW) is hosting an education and networking day September 20, 2013
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
BCASW AGM following at 3:15 pm

Attend in person or by videoconference
Host site: Vancouver Centre, BC Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th Avenue
Videoconference sites in Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops and Prince George.

Cost inclusive of lunch and refreshment breaks:
$30.00 for BCASW members, BC Cancer Agency Employees, Students.
$40.00 all others.
No cost for AGM only. (Please register if you plan to attend.)

More information and to register:

Youth evaluators needed for new financial literacy comic book

Time sensitive!

Sean Muir, Executive Director of The Healthy Aboriginal Network, is seeking assistance from youth in evaluating a new financial literacy comic book, The Game Plan. If you work with youth and can help (evaluations must be completed this Friday, August 16th), please see details from Sean below.

Financial literacy comic book evaluation
We are evaluating The Game Plan this week. Hard copies have gone out to several organizations across Canada but being summer, access to youth is a challenge. So just to make sure we have enough response we are wondering if there are any organizations that are willing to have their youth answer a short online pre-test, have their youth read the comic digitally (I’ll email you a PDF. Don’t use the one on our website – it’s just a preview) and then answer another short test after reading the book. The deadline for the online feedback is Friday, August 16th. We will be immensely grateful if you’re able to help. The questionnaires can be found at:

Pre-test survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYRLDLD
Post-test survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYBD23Y

Email sean@thehealthyaboriginal.net to receive an evaluation copy of the publication

Drop by The Healthy Aboriginal Network website to see their extensive collection of comic books and posters on health and social issues for youth at: http://thehealthyaboriginal.net/


We Are BC project is looking for video submissions

BCCPD received the following notice from local film director and educator, Sarah Van Borek, who is working with SFU on a new project:

We Are BC is looking for video submissions (deadline extended to Sept. 2nd). I feel very strongly about the need to include a diversity of voices from people across the province who have disabilities or who work with people with disabilities – to help paint a picture of the various ways they are working and contributing to and/or are affected by B.C.’s economy.

I am a Vancouver-based film director and educator working with SFU Public Square to produce “WE ARE BC,” a crowdsourced, user-generated film by and for BC residents about how each of us affects and is affected by B.C.’s economy. Participating is simple and free. BC residents can submit a 30-second unedited video clip (taken with a smartphone, laptop, etc) that reflects one of the questions/themes outlined in our website’s “What To Film” and submit it online by AUGUST 15th. Contributors could star in the We Are BC film as “co-directors,” win a $500 Peoples’ Choice Award, and have their video showcased in a We Are BC legacy website.

The We Are BC film will be screened in a world premiere at The Orpheum Theatre on October 3, to kick-off a critical province-wide dialogue that explores the question: How do we chart BC’s economy to create wealth, promote equality and protect the environment? This event is part of a larger 2013 Community Summit on “Charting BC’s Economic Future” hosted by SFU Public Square.

Submission guidelines, FAQs, and more can be found online. For more information, please contact Sarah Van Borek by email at: wearebc@sfu.ca

For more information

Website: www.sfu.ca/wearebc
Related blog: http://at.sfu.ca/KTyaoH