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Circles of Learning Conference – May 27 & 28

Please join us on May 27 & 28 for the Circles of Learning Conference

Image1The Circles of Learning Conference is a MAP on Justice Initiative that aims to bring together the legal community to discuss justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to the vulnerable and underserved individuals and communities in need of legal assistance.

The emphasis of this Conference is on strengthening partnerships among the key players in the justice system and to this end, Portage College Public Legal Education took a lead role in bringing together these key players and organizing a conference schedule.

Through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming, the Conference provides a wide range of learning and sharing experiences for all attendees.

Please see the Conference Brochure for information on conference schedule, fees and registration form.

Log on to maponjustice.weebly.com for info on the Multi-Agency Partnership on Justice and conference news.

Estate Planning – Bonnyville

Estate Planning - Bonnyville

Bonnyville Community Learning Council in partnership with the Alberta Brain Injury Network & Portage College Public Legal Education invite you to join us for a free PLE seminar:

Estate Planning

April 9, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Bonnyville Provincial Building
4902 – 50th Avenue, 2nd Floor

Presenter: Christina Tchir, Morrow TCHIR LLP

Do I need a will? If so, do I need a lawyer to write a will? Who do I name as my Executor? Do I need a Power of Attorney and Personal Directive? Attend this free public legal education seminar to find the answers. An experienced lawyer will be presenting, and there will be opportunity to get answers to your estate planning questions.

Cost: FREE, but you must pre-register as seating is limited. Registration deadline is April 7, 2014. To register, call Bonnyville Community Learning Council at 780-826-2150 or by email at bonnyvillelearning@incentre.net.

Law Day is coming to St. Paul, AB!

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY SEMINARS

Gall Conference 2013 (Edmonton): The State of Economic Rights in Canada

Métis Week Events

Please join us on during Métis Week, as we celebrate the Métis people, their culture and their contributions.

Please visit our Eventbrite page to R.S.V.P.  @@    http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/9075221231

Download the poster.

September 2013 Sessions

Hello everyone, fall is back and we are busy planning some great sessions. Here’s what’s going on in September.

Sept. 11 – Wills and Estates planning, under the Metis Settlements Act, in Buffalo Lake Metis. Bill McElhanney from Ackroyd LLP.

Sept. 23 Just Cause – Saddle Lake Off Campus – Bearpaw Legal Education 3

Sept. 23 Going To Court – Saddle Lake Off Campus – Bearpaw Legal Education

Sept. 23 Breach of Probation Saddle Lake off Campus – Bearpaw Legal Education

Sept. 24 FASD and the LAW –  Cold Lake Lakeland Regional FASD

 

Please get in touch with Belva to register (780-623-5680) or belva.cardinal@portagecollege.ca.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION- Brain Injury Month (St. Paul)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION- Brain Injury Month (St. Paul)

In Salute to Brain Injury Awareness Month in June

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SESSION

What:   Injury Law, Personal Directives & Enduring Power of Attorney Information Session courtesy of Lamoureux Culham LLP Law Office & informational tables by S.P.A.N./Alberta Brain Injury Network

When:   Tue, June 11, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.

Where:   Room #141, Portage College, St. Paul, 5205-50 Ave.

Cost:   FREE, but registration is required.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Please register early as seated is limited. Contact Shelley Jackson at toll free # 1-866-623-5551 (ext. 5680). You can register by email at shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca or by visiting our Eventbrite page.

Seniors’ Week Workshops – Various Locations

Seniors' Week Workshops - Various Locations

Please join us in Saluting

 

 

 

 

 

The following Seniors’ workshops are open to the public:

Elder Abuse – An Often Hidden Problem (1:00 – 2:30 pm)

This workshop helps to understand what elder abuse looks like by talking about the different kinds of abuse that take place in communities. It briefly discusses the root causes of violence toward elders and how the tradtional role has changed. This workshop also gives insight into sharing circles and other healing resources. Session delivered by Bearpaw Legal Resource Centre.

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program (2:30 – 4:00 pm)

An information session on the Alberta Seniors Benefit program which provides support in addition to the federal benefits received under Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Federal Allowance and the GST credit. It is based on income and provides monthly benefits to eligible seniors. Session delivered by Alberta Seniors and Community Supports.

Date & Locations:

June 5th, Portage College, Cold Lake (Room # 1324)
June 6th, Portage College, Bonnyville (Room # 242)
June 11th, Portage College, Lac La Biche (Room # 143)
June 12th, Portage College, St. Paul (Room # 141)

Registration Information:

These workshops are free to attend, but registration is required. To register please contact Shelley Jackson at direct line 780.623.5680 or toll free at 1-866-623-5551 (ext. 5680). You can register by email at shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca or by visiting our Eventbrite page.

Athabasca Keepers of the Water: An Afternoon on Environmental Awareness

Our PLE Program values our community partners and we pride ourselves on our just-in-time responsiveness to community initiatives; That’s why we were so excited when the opportunity arose to partner with the fine folks at the Keepers of the Athabasca to host “An Afternoon on Environmental Awareness”.

We invite the public to join us for an afternoon that promises to be enlightening, entertaining and energetic!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

McGrane Theatre, Portage College, Lac La Biche, AB.

1:00 pm – Albert Karvonen, Documentary Film Maker and Environmentalist, presenting his film, Great Northern Forest.

This captivating documentary by Albert Karvonen takes us into an area around Boyle and Amisk Lake richly populated with wildlife. You will hear the plaintive howling of coyotes and the clash of moose colliding. You will observe the lives of these and many more creatures as the seasons unfold in this boreal wilderness. Great Northern Forest was nominated as the Best Documentary at the Alberta Film Festival and it won the Best Music Award composed by Rober Degan.

2:00 pm – William Fraser Donahue, B.Sc., PhD, LLB, Director of Science and Policy, The Water Matters Society of Alberta
An informative talk on the impacts and risks of oilsands development on groundwater and surface water.
3:00 pm- Janice Makokis, B.A., M.A, L.L.B, Indigenous scholar, Legal Eagle, treaty educator, treaty protector & Indigenous activist
What is Idle No More, What does it stand for? Where is it headed? What is the state of Democracy in Canada today? Canada was once known as a leader in Indigenous rights, Human Rights and Environmental Protection
For more information contact 
Jesse Cardinal, DownRiver Coordinator
Keepers of the Athabasca
780-646-6101 · jepaca1@hotmail.com

RSVP on our event page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/154124514752436/

or on our EventBrite page:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/6021128357

 

Lac La Biche – Family Violence Awareness Month Sessions

You are invited to join us for:

Family Violence Awareness Month

Public Legal Education Sessions

November 29, 2012

Portage College Room 143

Lac La Biche, Alberta

 

9:30 – Noon                        The Cycle of Violence and Forms of Abuse

Families and community members can play a key role in preventing family violence. People impacted by family violence usually turn first to those they trust. This is usually extended family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or spiritual leaders. After that, people may reach out to a service agency or seek out government services such as police, courts and child protection.

Families dealing with violence are often not aware of the wide range of services that could help them. If they do know, they may hesitate to come forward. Other community members can help support them to connect to sources of help. Please join us for this special PLE session and learn about the family violence warning signs, what to do and where to get help.

Presenter:       Trina McDonald, Family Violence Team Lead

Hope Haven Women’s Shelter

1:00 – 4:00              Family Violence and the Law

Domestic violence can occur as isolated major incidents or as a number of minor incidents that don’t seem serious on their own, but together form an abusive pattern of behaviour. All forms of domestic violence are hurtful.  That being said, some forms are against the Criminal Law of Canada while others are not. Please join us to learn more about Family Violence and the Law.

Presenter:       Melody Littell, Program Coordinator

Lac La Biche Victim Service Society

To register for one or more sessions, or for more information please call or text Belva Cardinal at 780-238-7477 or by email at belva.cardinal@portagecollege.ca. You can register online at llbfamilyviolencesession.eventbrite.ca

This PLE event is part of Family Violence Prevention Month, which takes place every November in Alberta. If you think someone you know is experiencing family violence, reach out by calling the Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818. To learn more, visit www.familyviolence.alberta.ca

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Saddle Lake – Health & Justice Gathering

Saddle Lake - Health & Justice Gathering

Health & Justice Gathering

November 30, 2012
Youth Centre, Saddle Lake
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The theme of the gathering is “Mâmînôskâtowin Ochi Mîyo Pimâtisiwin- Helping one another for a better life”.

Please join us for a Gathering focused on the determinants of health in the context of social justice where you will have opportunity to hear from professionals from a cross-section of health, justice and human services fields, speaking on topics of: the Decriminalization Of People With Mental Health Issues, FASD & the Justice System, Family Violence & Mental Health, RCMP/Victim Services Perspectives, Addictions and Judicial Systems Processes.

The aim of the Gathering is to share our knowledge, fortify relationships and build collective strength and generate an environment of hope and opportunity. The Gathering is free for all to attend and will include plenary sessions with speakers and information tables. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided at no charge.

Tentative Agenda

9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer/Opening Comments

• Elder (George Brereton)
• Political Representative

9:15 a.m. Mental Health in Aboriginal Communities (George Brereton)

9:30 a.m. Reducing the Criminalization of Individuals with Mental Illness – St Paul Diversion Service

10:15: a.m. NADAP –  Overview of program

10:45: a.m. Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. Healing Lodge – Overview of program

11:30 Family Violence – The Effects of Family Violence on Mental Health

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 FASD and Justice

1:30 RCMP

2:00 Break

2:15 The Justice Process

2:50 Closing Comments

For more information or to register, please contact:

Shelley Jackson or Belva Cardinal

780-623-5680

Shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca

Belva.Cardinal@portagecollege.ca

Partners:

Saddle Lake Restorative Justice Program

Saddle Lake Boys & Girls Club

St. Paul Diversion Service

Portage College Public Legal Education

Alberta Law Foundation

Kikino – Health & Justice Gathering

Kikino - Health & Justice Gathering

Health & Justice Gathering

November 26, 2012
Kikino Metis Settlement Community Centre
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The theme of the gathering is
“Mâmînôskâtowin Ochi Mîyo Pimâtisiwin- Helping one another for a better life”.

Please join us for a Gathering focused on the determinants of health in the context of social justice where you will have opportunity to hear from professionals from a cross-section of health, justice and human services fields, speaking on topics of: The Role of the EMS Justice/FASD Program, Public Legal Education, St Paul Diversion Service, Family Violence & Mental Health, RCMP/Victim Services perspectives, and judicial systems processes.

The aim of the Gathering is to share our knowledge, fortify relationships and build collective strength and generate an environment of hope and opportunity. The Gathering is free for all to attend and will include plenary sessions with speakers and information tables. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided at no charge.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 – 9:00      Registration

9:00 a.m.         Opening Comments

  • Political Representative
  • Elder (prayer)

9:15 a.m.         Role of Justice/fasd – Gladys Littlechilds

9:45 a.m.         Fetal Alcohol Spectrum and the Justice System (Mark St. Germain)

10:15 a.m        BREAK

10:30 a.m.      Reducing the Criminalization of Individuals with Mental Illness – St Paul Diversion Service

11:00 a.m.      Addictions and Treatment Centres (TBD)

11:30 am.        Public Legal Education (Shelley Jackson/Belva Cardinal)

12:00              LUNCH

1:00                 Family Violence and how it affects the mental state (John Dunn)

2:00                 RCMP Perspective/Victim Services

2:30:                Break

2:45                 The Justice Process (St. Paul Crowns’ Office)

3:30                 Closing Comments/Evaluations

For more information or to register, please contact:
Shelley Jackson or Belva Cardinal
780-623-5680
Shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca
Belva.Cardinal@portagecollege.ca

Partners in providing this PLE event:
Kikino Justice Program
St. Paul Diversion Service
Portage College Public Legal Education
Alberta Law Foundation

Cold Lake – Family Violence Awareness Month Sessions

In recognition of Family Violence Month, you are invited to join us for these Public Legal Education sessions:

November 28, 2012
Portage College (Room 2320)
Cold Lake Alberta

10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Session: Family Violence and the Law
Presenter: David Zimmerman, Program Coordinator
Cold Lake Victim Service Unit

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Session: Dating Violence
The difference between healthy, unhealthy and Abusive behaviors in dating relationships
Presenter: Kim Schmidtz, Family Service Coordinator
Cold Lake FCSS

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Session: The Better Way Program
A presentation on the Program offered in Cold Lake for both men and women who want to make improvements their relationship.
Presenter: Brenda Zimmerman, Addictions Counsellor

To register for one or more sessions, or for more information please call or text Belva Cardinal at 780-238-7477 or by email at belva.cardinal@portagecollege.ca. You can register online at coldlakefamilyviolence.eventbrite.ca

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Metis Week – Lac La Biche

In Honour of Métis Week, you are invited to these Public Legal Education sessions:

Elders’ Workshop – Alberta Seniors Benefit Program
(with Stew & Bannock Luncheon)
November 14, 2012, 11:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 1 Office

MNA Membership Information Open House
November 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Portage College, Lac La Biche (Room #143)

Métism: Rights, Identity, Jurisdiction, and Governance

November 16, 2012, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Portage College, Lac La Biche (Room #143)

The Alberta Métis: A Political History
Floyd Thompson, Kikino Métis Settlement

The Métis Settlements General Council & Legislation
Denise White, MSGC

The Métis Nation of Alberta & Legislation
William Landstrom & Diane Scoville, MNA Region 1

To register or for further details on Métis Week activities (including a Pancake Breakfast hosted by Aboriginal Headstart) please call the Region 1 Office at (780) 623-3039 or log onto PLEonline.ca for details.

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