Free webinar series with Al Etmanski & Vickie Cammack - IMPACT-Ability

On October 24th, Plan Institute, in partnership with Tamarack Institute, will be launching an exciting free Webinar Series with Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack based on Al’s bestselling book IMPACT: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation. The book chronicles more than fifty stories of impact: impact that transforms, that lasts, and that disrupts the status quo. Vickie and Al have spent the last dozen years studying the field of social innovation to learn more about impact.

Please join them for this webinar series as they discuss the ways people who live with disabilities and their families have a distinct talent for continuously inventing and creating ways out of adversity to achieve “impact-ability”.

In each one-hour session, Al and Vickie will focus on one of the patterns identified in his book and interview a special guest whose experience led to the pattern and whose work exemplifies it. In the first session, coming up on Monday, October 24th 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST, 9:00am – 10:00am PST, Al and Vickie will interview Honourable Minister Carla Qualtrough to open up the webinar series and discuss the Importance of Being a Wise Traveller.

For an overview of the IMPACT-Ability series and a list of upcoming sessions, visit their site. To register for the first session, please do so here.

Join for one session, all seven, or whatever your schedule will allow and be a part of a virtual learning circle with people from a diverse range of sectors who share your curiosity about strengthening their effectiveness at advancing positive change.

Happy virtual learning!

Free Webinars from Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

Planning for Death & Dying: An Overview – 1 hour, 3 dates/times to choose
Sign-up at
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“Joanne, You have the most pleasant, well-enunciating speaking voice I have heard in a long time. There were 5 seniors in attendance today.  I connected the computer to a huge wall-mounted TV at our Senior Centre.  It worked perfectly.  The sound was great.  Nidus is offering a most marvelous service and it is FREE.  I’m going to add your site as a quick link on our website.” From member of Senior Citizens Association – after Sept. 9/15 webinar.

Get up to date! – Learn how to help people plan for end-of-life, incapacity, and after death.
1.5 hours, 2 dates to choose – Mon. Sept. 28 morning; Wed. Sept. 30 afternoon.
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We will be featuring our new planning guides – with revised Representation Agreement forms, answers to frequently asked questions, tips for using and more! I will also try to prepare presentation slides that you can use as an educational tool.

“I thought it [the webinar Sept. 9] was great and am looking forward to the next one and the training one for mentors later in September.” From Hospice Coordinator.

Nidus also holds regular webinars each month with more details of specific aspects of planning. Descriptions and links to sign-up are available at

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Canaries in the Coal Mine: Women and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [WEBINAR]

A free online event presented by the Canadian Women’s Health Network, in collaboration with National Network on Environments and Women’s Health and CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. PST
Where: online
Presented by Geneviève Nadeau, doctoral student at University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies
Moderated by Anne Rochon Ford, Executive Director of the Canadian Women’s Health Network
Presented in English with bilingual question period

An estimated 3 to 5 per cent of Canadians have developed sensitivities to chemicals in our day-to-day environment. Women constitute 60 to 80 per cent of people suffering from these multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). What are the potential gendered components of this contested health issue, and how do they echo broader conversations related to women’s health and environmental health policy in Canada?

Geneviève Nadeau conducted a critical review of MCS-related literature in the social sciences in the context of a scholarship of the CIHR Team in Gender, Environment and Health. She offers insight on some multifaceted dimensions of MCS related to the health of Canadian women. Nadeau will answer questions in English and French after her talk.

Can’t attend? Email to request a reminder when we post the webinar recording.

Production of this event has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.