A Day to Aspire | Conspire | Inspire

A Day to Aspire | Conspire | Inspire

We will be at the Community BBQ and fair at 12:30-4:30pm. Come see us!  See the performers work the stage. Everyone is welcome at all workshops.

Workshop: Civic/Elections Engagement 101- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
When group leaders and facilitators are dealing with a 'difficult' participant, it's vital to remember that the problem is the participant’s behaviour and not them as a person. This workshop will explore ways of dealing with challenging behaviours in a group setting and will provide resources and tools to support group facilitators in responding to these behaviours in a way that is both supportive and clear.

Workshop: Managing Conflict and Challenging Behaviour in a Group Setting- 3:00pm - 4:00pm
When group leaders and facilitators are dealing with a 'difficult' participant, it's vital to remember that the problem is the participant’s behaviour and not them as a person. This workshop will explore ways of dealing with challenging behaviours in a group setting and will provide resources and tools to support group facilitators in responding to these behaviours in a way that is both supportive and clear.

This workshop will also explore ways of increasing the commitment and participation of group members, review The Centre's Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy, and will clarify The 519's role in supporting community-led groups in managing the safety and inclusion of their participant.

Film Screening- 7:00pm
Screening in The 519 Ballroom of 'GenSilent' documentary on LGBT aging to launch The 519's new Long Term Care training and education program.

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Chong’s Reform Act easily passes second reading
 

An amended version of the Reform Act – a Conservative backbencher’s effort to rein in the authority of party leaders and hand more power to individual MPs – has passed a second reading in the House of Commons, a key step in its path to becoming law.

The Reform Act, Bill C-586, was supported by an overwhelming number of MPs Wednesday evening, passing by a vote of 253 to 17. Many Conservative cabinet ministers, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau were among those to vote in its favour, while a handful of MPs from each of the major three parties opposed it. Prime Minister Stephen Harper wasn’t present for the vote. MORE

Voting strategically in the 2015 federal election? Here's why you shouldn't.

I profoundly believe that elections should be about what we are for rather than what we are against. So, when someone suggests to me that I should "vote strategically," I will tell them the strategic thing to do is vote for who you believe will actually take this country in a different direction after getting elected.
Voting for your principles is strategic voting. FULL ARTICLE

Comment from Canadian Electoral Alliance: We encourages that three party leaders to form a one time alliance, to run one candidate that is likely to win and unseat a Conservative in certain vulnerable ridings. Our new government should then adopt Proportional Representation and so we do not need any strategic voting. With Proportional Representation, we do not need strategic voting. We can just vote for the party we really want to vote for.

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Sign the Open letter to Three Party Leaders

Urge them to cooperate for 2015 federal election - it is so close, like tomorrow!!!

Canadian Electoral Alliance is a volunteer group. The organization sprang from informal discussions after the last federal election resulted in a Harper Conservative majority with less than 40% of the popular vote. The “60% majority” now sees cherished institutions wrecked, environmental measures long in place eliminated, money spent on prison building (although the crime rate is  falling), among them.

Our members include members of three political parties along with many with no party affiliation. People of any political persuasion are welcome. The goal is basic electoral reform, to make every vote count, to revitalize Canadian democracy.

If you haven't already done so, sign our declaration at http://www.electoralalliance.ca/content/electoral-alliance-declaration

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