Honouring Life Network Blog
Welcome to the HLN Blog! Here you will find postings about news items, positive youth programming across the country and beyond, job postings, resources, websites, scholarships/awards, research funding and other things that we think might be relevant to youth or youth workers visiting our site. If you’re looking for something specific, check out the tags at the end of each post and on the right-hand menu. The HLN blog should be interactive, so please feel free to leave a comment about any of the postings, or to email us if you have an idea for an HLN blog posting.
Become an Alert Helper
Free safeTALK workshops subsidized by Ottawa Public Health
Learn four basic steps to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources.
Why come to safeTalk?
Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help. Often these opportunities are missed, dismissed or avoided – leaving people more alone and at greater risk. safeTALK training prepares you to help by using TALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and to connect them with further help and care.
Who should attend safeTALK?
These subsidized safeTALK workshops are being offered to youth service providers, youth over the age of 15, parents, volunteers and camp counsellors who want to help prevent suicide.
These safeTALK workshops can be offered free at the location of your choice.
For more information and for a workshop booking, please email Renée Ouimet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be asking you to provide us with preferred dates and times, a list of registered participants as well as hosting the training . This only involves providing a training room and equipment at a location of your choice.
Home is Where the Heart Is!
it is where we spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Because we spend so much time at home, home is also where our health is.
It is true that eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep are the foundation of good
The National Aboriginal Health Organization announces an art contest open to Aboriginal
Choose an environmental issue that may affect health both inside the home and outdoors. Think about the simple things that can be done to help keep you and your family healthy relating to indoor air, water, food safety, etc. Visit www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/environment for more information on environmental health.
Call for Presenter Proposals
Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Dreamcatcher Aboriginal Youth conference.
Presenters will be accepted based on the merit of their knowledge, wisdom and experience working with youth within the Aboriginal community. Educational and/or cultural accomplishments will be taken into consideration when selecting session facilitators.
The success of Dreamcatcher is dependent upon highly interactive learning sessions designed to meet the needs of our youth participants. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Staying in School Healthy Food Choices
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival in Toronto that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, the festival presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The festival's screenings, parties, panel discussions, and cultural events attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world's Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.