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Event Information

CHF Canada is offering three exciting virtual education workshops for co-ops across Canada.
Join us in February, March and April for in-depth discussions on critical issues facing housing co-ops including dementia, climate change, and mental health.
Registration is available for any combination of workshops offered!

Feb 17, 2024 3:30-5:30pm EST
Understanding dementia & dementia friendly communities
Many housing co-ops in Canada have members living with dementia, and care partners to people living with dementia. This workshop is designed to support participants’ understanding of what dementia is, and what it means to be a dementia-friendly community. This workshop will cover:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease
  • What you can do to reduce your risk!
  • Interacting with someone living with dementia
  • Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Programs & Services
  • How to be a dementia-friendly community
  • Simple, cost-effective changes to support folks living with dementia and their care partners.

As part of this workshop, participants will be introduced to a free national training tool to support dementia-friendly efforts. Please bring a small piece of paper and a pen to participate in an activity!

Nicole MacDonald, Dementia Friendly Community Senior Manager, and Alana Duff, Dementia Friendly Community Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

March 16, 2024, 3:30-5:30pm EST
Confronting the climate crisis in co-op communities
The impacts of climate change on Canadians, and the world, are growing ever more present and urgent. In this workshop, participants will hear from three speakers each committed to taking on the climate crisis and making meaningful change. We’ll discuss the current state of climate change in Canada and it’s impact on Canadians, particularly with respect to housing, how to communicate about the climate crisis in your community to raise awareness and encourage action, and what is already being done in co-op communities.

Abhilash Kantamneni (Abhi), Research Manager, Efficiency Canada, and Bethany Daman, Communications Manager, Climate Action Manitoba

April 13 2024, 3:30-5:30pm EST Breaking the silence: how to have supportive mental health conversations
The changes and challenges that we have faced have had a significant impact on the mental health of our community members. Research highlights the vulnerability of our mental well-being, with one in five adults experiencing serious mental health challenges. Silence surrounding mental illness is costly. You may feel ill-equipped to provide meaningful assistance. But what if you could become comfortable having supportive mental health conversations and gain awareness of symptoms and available support options? This workshop empowers you to approach mental health conversations confidently, connecting those in need with life-changing resources. Break the silence, through understanding and the ability to foster. Together, let's create communities where everyone's mental well-being matters.

Beverly Beuermann-King, Work Smart, Live Smart


CHF Canada Member Non-member
First registrant $50 per workshop $100 per workshop
Additional registrant $35 per workshop

Questions? Please contact

Deirdre Bain
Co-ordinator, Education Program
Phone: 613.230.2085