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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.

St. Paul – Legal Research 101

St. Paul - Legal Research 101

Legal Research 101

April 12th, 2013

11:30 – 12: 30 P.M.

St. Paul, AB. Portage College, VC Room

Presenter: Leslie Keith, Library Coordinator, Alberta Law Libraries

This session will look at the tools which any citizen with access to an internet connection may find answers to their legal questions. On the way we can look at some interesting laws which are on the books – for example did you know that it is illegal to tell fortunes for money unless you are sincere? This is in your modern criminal code – section 365 … We will look at free websites and check out some interesting laws. Since we elect the people who make the laws — we need to follow up and see what is being done on our behalf!

To register for this FREE session, visit our eventbrite page, or contact Shelley at 780-623-5680 or by email at shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca.
Register early, as seating is limited.

Fall & Winter Sessions – 2012

Fall & Winter Sessions - 2012

Hello from the staff of the Portage College PLE Program. We hope that you had a wonderful summer and fall, and that you are ready for winter!

We have been busy planning the community-based PLE sessions and events listed here. Many of these are open to the public and if you are interested in attending, please contact us at
(780) 623-5680 or by email at Shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca or belva.cardinal@portagecollege.ca and we can provide more information or register you for an upcoming session.

If you have ideas for a PLE session, please do not hesitate to contact us. Most sessions are free and we welcome partnerships.

Oct. 24-26 Metis Settlements General Council
• Criminal and Youth Court Worker Training
• Family Court Worker Training

Oct. 29 Frog Lake
• Impaired & Distracted Driving & the Law

Oct 30. Kikino Journeys Learning Academy
• Traffic Safety & GDL

Nov. 7 English Bay
• Reducing the Criminalization of Individuals with Mental Illness

Nov. 9 Elizabeth Metis Settlement Health & Justice Gathering

Nov. 26 Kikino Health & Justice Gathering

Nov. 30 Saddle Lake – Health & Justice Gathering

Nov. 12-16 Lac La Biche Metis Week
Metis Rights: Perspectives (date TBA)

Nov. 19 – 23 Lac La Biche, St Paul, Cold Lake
Family Violence Month (Dates TBA)
• Lateral Violence
• Young Adults & Abusive Relationships

Nov. TBD Saddle Lake
• Charter of Rights

Dec. 10 -14 (Two locations TBD)
• Human Rights

Past Sessions

Aug. 28 Frog Lake
• Going to Court – Step by step through the process
• Just Cause – Your rights and responsibilities when dealing with police
• Breach and Administration of Justice Charges- The consequences breaking promises to the court

Aug. 30 Elizabeth Metis Settlement
• Going to Court – Step by step through the process
• Just Cause – Your rights and responsibilities when dealing with police
• Breach and Administration of Justice Charges- The consequences breaking promises to the court

Sept. 12 &13 Tribal Chief Child and Family Services East Society (Kehewin)
• ABC’s of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
• Kinship Care –Video Screening
• Parenting: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Sept. 21 Metis Settlements Elders Conference – Elder Abuse

Oct. 16 Vegreville Composite High School
• Youth and Privacy
• ATV/Snowmobile Safety?Traffic Safety & Law
• Youth and the Law

Oct. 18 Kikino School
• Cyber-bullying & the Law

Upcoming spring sessions 2012

Upcoming spring sessions 2012

Here are some upcoming sessions we have scheduled:

May 23- Youth Criminal Justice Act – Saddle Lake Boys & Girls Club

May 29 – St. Paul – Bearpaw Family Law (3 Sessions)

May 30 – Cold Lake First Nation – Bearpaw Family Law (3 Sessions)

June 6- Vegreville – Realities of Distracted & Impaired Driving (High School)

June 8 – Cold Lake – Little Warriors/ Stewards of Children

June 12- St. Paul – Brain Injury Awareness/ Community Engagement Session (Agenda TBA, please call Shelley for more details)

June 21- Kikino Aborginal Day

As always, if you are interested in attending a PLE session, please contact Shelley Jackson at 780-623-5680, or via www.PLEonline.ca or by email at shelley.jackson@portagecollege.ca

Fall & Winter Sessions

PLEASE NOTE: All PLE Sessions are free but registration is required to attend. Please register early as seating is limited. Registration deadline is noon the day before a scheduled session. To register (or for more information) please contact Shelley Jackson at 780-623-5680 (toll free at 1-866-623-5551 ext. 5680); or by email at Shelley.Jackson@portagecollege.ca.

We are now taking registrations for the following sessions:

Legal Research 101 – will look at the tools which any citizen with access to an internet connection may find answers to their legal questions.  On the way we can look at some interesting laws which are on the books – for example did you know that it is illegal to tell fortunes for money unless you are sincere?  this is in your modern criminal code – section 365 … We will look at free websites and check out some interesting laws.  Since we elect the people who make the laws — we need to follow up and see what is being done on our behalf! Presentation by Leslie Kieth,  Library Coordinator, Alberta Law Libraries.
 
October 21st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 143)
October 28th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Portage College Bonnyville Campus (room 242)
November 16th, 10:00 am – 11: 30am, Portage College St. Paul Campus (room 139)

(Presentation at Cold Lake Date and Time TBA)

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Family Law Series – a full day of three presentations on: The A-B-C’s of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System; Parenting – Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Presentations by Nadine Callihoo, Bearpaw Legal Resource Centre

 October 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Cold Lake Energy Centre Meeting Room (2nd floor) (Co-hosted with Cold Lake Parent Link)

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING BEHIND THE WHEEL?- Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16) – The Distracted Driving Legislation has been called the toughest in Canada and perhaps North America and it came into effect September 1, 2011. It Restricts drivers from using hand-held cell phones, texting, eating and grooming etc. It also applies to all vehicles, including bikes. Please join us for this informative session and learn about this new law. There will also be an RCMP Officer available for Q&A.

October 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 – Fishing Lake Communiplex (community supper will be served)
October 26th, 5:00 – 7:30 – Kikino School (community supper will be served)
October 27th, 5:30 – 7:00 – Buffalo Lake Recreation Centre(community supper will be served)

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Wills & Estate Planning – Planning tools to use: if a person is mentally or physically incapacitated; during lifetime and at death (i.e., trusts, gifts and wills).  Estate planning terms will also be identified and defined, including probate, forms of property ownership, tools for property transfer, wills, gifts and trusts. Presentation by Christina L. Thchir, MORROW TCHIR LLP.

Date and Time: TBA (please call to inquire).

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Tips & Steps on Applying for a Pardon – A pardon allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years (3 – 5 years in most cases), to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. For step-by-step instructions on applying for a pardon, please join us for Public Legal Education workshop and learn about the new changes (as of June 2010) to the Pardons process and how to apply for a pardon through the Parole Board of Canada.

October 25th, 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Cold Lake Campus (room 2320)
November 2nd. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 143)
November 8th. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Bonnyville Campus (room 242)
November 16th. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College St. Paul Campus (room 139)

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Protection Against Family Violence Act Awareness Workshop – An Introduction to Lac La Biche & Area Family Violence Program (Presentation by Darlene Billey) will be followed by a session on the Protection Against Family Violence Act (PAFVA). This presentation is intended for individuals who may come in contact with victims of family violence. Participants will be provided a better understanding of this legislation, as it relates to victims of family violence. Topics covered in this session are as follows: Introduction to PAFVA; History of PAFVA; Benefits & Summary of PAFVA; Amendments (2006) PAFVA; Key Definitions; Tools of PAFVA; Other Tools; Breaches; Roles & Responsibilities; Case Studies; and Resources. Presentation by Connie Pollard, Program Specialist North Central Alberta CFSA, Region 7.

November 1st – 9:00 am – noon at Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 141)

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System WORKSHOP – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most complicated problems facing the justice system today. Poorly understood, difficult to diagnose and burdened by social stigma, FASD makes life extremely challenging for the people who suffer from it and presents tremendous challenges for social service providers and the justice system. This workshop aims to educate the public about the reality of FASD and to provide court workers, social workers and people working within the justice system with advice on how to better help people with FASD in conflict with the law. Included in this workshop is the AMPIA Award-nominated BearPaw documentary film Invisible: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System. Presentations by Nadine Callihoo, Bearpaw Legal Resource Centre

Taking Control VIDEO – Knowing Your Rights Within the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act is a new docu-drama by BearPaw Media Productions on the subject of the Alberta Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act, and what it means for people who become involved in the child welfare system in Alberta.

November 10th, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m., Lac La Biche, Portage College Campus (room 143) There will be a 45 minute lunch break. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided by co-host WJS Family Services. (Seating is very limited for this session. Please register early to avoid disappointment).

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