Petitions, Protests, and the Threat of the Shredder: …

Petitions, Protests, and the Threat of the Shredder: Curriculum Debates in Alberta

Amy von Heyking ,
Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:00 AM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization, Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge

Our official K-12 school curriculum embodies the state’s answer to the question: What must children learn so they can function appropriately as adults in our society?

Domestic Violence: Why has the Silence Continued?

Domestic Violence: Why has the Silence Continued?

Maria Fitzpatrick ,
Thursday, November 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

The speaker will discuss the importance of having this conversation now, while sharing some of her own experience. She will identify some of the statistics (reported cases, non-reported cases, hospitalizations, deaths, affected children) and what research shows would be a huge step to stop domestic violence before it starts – looking at Mental Health and resilience, stable and positive parenting.

Escaping Ukraine during Putin’s “Special Military Operation”

Escaping Ukraine during Putin’s “Special Military Operation”

Alona Sinchuk ,
Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

Alona will recount how she escaped Ukraine two weeks after Russia invaded her country. She fled with her two teenage boys from Dnipro to Kyiv where she had to make several arduous trips by train to Poland to arrange for visas under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) program which is one of the many special measures the Government of Canada has introduced to support the people of Ukraine.

How Danielle Smith Became Premier – And What It Means for …

How Danielle Smith Became Premier – And What It Means for Alberta

Trevor Harrison ,
Thursday, November 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

Danielle Smith is the new leader of the United Conservative Party and premier of Alberta. She is a well-known politician and media personality, but who actually is she?

SHENLA (Social Health Equity Network of Lethbridge and Area) …

SHENLA (Social Health Equity Network of Lethbridge and Area) Calls for Collective Action to Address Child & Family Poverty in Lethbridge & Area

Sharon Yanicki , PhD
Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

A recent report by SHENLA highlights that child and family poverty is an important issue in Lethbridge and area. This report was funded by the City of Lethbridge and the Government of Canada and prepared by HelpSeeker in collaboration with SHENLA.

Homelessness – A Complex Social Issue… What is the Impact of …

Homelessness – A Complex Social Issue… What is the Impact of Homelessness on Encampment & City Residents? What are the Solutions?

Mike Fox , Director of Community Services
Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

Like many other communities across the country, the City of Lethbridge is seeing an increase in individuals experiencing homelessness. Without adequate shelters, transitional and permanent supportive housing in the city, an increase in encampments is being identified throughout the city.

How to Create Relationships to Increase our Food Resiliency

How to Create Relationships to Increase our Food Resiliency

Mandy Sandbach , Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association and SOULfully SOIL
Thursday, October 20, 2022 12:00 PM
LSCO) Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge, AB

Mandy will provide an overview of the Lethbridge Sustainable Living Association and all of their hands-on grassroot initiatives as they relate to local food security, sustainability, community building, and reducing waste.

Myths of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Belonging. …

Myths of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Belonging. Why they matter in Academic Spaces.

Martha Mathurin-Moe , Executive Director- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Thursday, October 13, 2022 12:00 PM
LSCO Dining Room, 500-11 Street S, Lethbridge, AB

The current social and educational discourse has brought to the forefront the urgent need to address systemic barriers and injustices that have historically excluded voices within academic spaces.

Treaty 7: What are the Impacts from a Blackfoot Perspective? …

Treaty 7: What are the Impacts from a Blackfoot Perspective?

Dr. Mike Bruised Head , Ninna Piksii
Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:00 PM
LSCO, 500 - 11 Street South, Lethbridge, AB

Treaty 7 is an agreement between the Canadian government and several, mainly Blackfoot, First Nation band governments in what is today Southern Alberta.

Farming Smarter can be a Catch-Phrase, but does Sustainable …

Farming Smarter can be a Catch-Phrase, but does Sustainable Food Production depend on it?

Ken Coles ,
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

Farming Smarter is a policy governed, non-profit organization with by-laws under the Alberta Societies Act. It is also a Canadian Charity registered under the Canada Revenue Agency.

Red Alert: Our Public Medicare is at Risk!

Red Alert: Our Public Medicare is at Risk!

Chris Gallaway , Executive Director Friends of Medicare
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

A coordinated effort of reactionary columnists, conservative politicians, right-wing think tanks and others are lining up to push the narrative that our public health care is “broken”; they predictably go on to conclude that the only solution is to privatize it.

Lethbridge’s Drug Treatment Court: How will it Help the …

Lethbridge’s Drug Treatment Court: How will it Help the Addiction Crisis?

Chelsey De Groot and Brett Carlson ,
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

The Lethbridge Drug Treatment Court is contained within the criminal justice system and operates within the same legal framework that governs all adult criminal court proceedings in the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Sustainability: Is the Time Right for Lethbridge to Allow …

Sustainability: Is the Time Right for Lethbridge to Allow Urban Chickens?

Gilles Leclair & Kelti Baird ,
Thursday, September 8, 2022 12:00 PM
Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization

There are an increasing number of urban jurisdictions that are allowing egg-laying chickens/hens. Arguable, the reasons are clear - chickens provide protein, great fertilizer, pest control and are easy to maintain.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

SACPA ,
Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 PM
Zoom

SACPA will hold the Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 23, 2022 from Noon to 1:00 pm via zoom. Please register at info@sacpa.

What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and …

What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and Augmented Reality?

Michael McCready ,
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

People increasingly spend a lot of time looking at screens and particularly so during these past two years of the Covid pandemic.

Colonialism and COVID-19: The Effect of Public Health and …

Colonialism and COVID-19: The Effect of Public Health and Anti-maskers on Vulnerable Populations

Kathleen Mah ,
Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Kathleen hopes to illuminate the ongoing colonial agenda and its extension into COVID-19 and public health relations. Particularly, she will focus on how anti-mask groups- who refer to themselves as Freedom Fighters have interacted with formal institutions like public health, and vice versa, to create expendable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How are Albertans likely to be Affected by the recent UCP …

How are Albertans likely to be Affected by the recent UCP Leadership Review?

Dr. Duane Bratt , Political science Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University
Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The United Conservative Party (UCP) members voted by mail-in ballots from April 9 to May 11 whether or not they have confidence in their leader and on May 18, 2022, the result was scheduled to be announced.

The Difficult Journey out of Afghanistan after the Taliban …

The Difficult Journey out of Afghanistan after the Taliban Takeover

Mahdi and Jennel Taheri ,
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Mahdi will share his journey crossing the gate as Afghanistan fell and the events leading up to it. He will also cover current events, what to believe and what not to believe as well as his process times and integration into first, the United States and now into Canada.

Canadian Red Cross – An Overview and Update on Current …

Canadian Red Cross – An Overview and Update on Current Responses

Mark Holzer ,
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Canadian Red Cross has played a significant role in Canadian society for over 120 years, helping people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and supporting communities in strengthening their resilience.

Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine in 2022? The Historical and …

Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine in 2022? The Historical and Contemporary Causes of the War

Dr. Chris Burton , Associate Professor of History
Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces that for weeks had been gathering along their border.

“Access Block” What is it and what are the challenges facing …

“Access Block” What is it and what are the challenges facing the Alberta Health Care System?

Dr. Paul Park , MD, FRCPC
Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The speaker will define and provide examples of “Access Block” within our Health Care system, and discuss what it means for patients and patient outcomes.

Pandemics: Community-based responses to HIV, AIDs and …

Pandemics: Community-based responses to HIV, AIDs and COVID-19

Stephen Lewis Foundation ,
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Stephen Lewis Foundation will share how their community-based partners in South Africa are safeguarding the years of progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDs while battling the challenges of COVID-19.

Human Trafficking – Hidden in Plain Sight

Human Trafficking – Hidden in Plain Sight

Jessica Brandon , Director of Programs for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT) Alberta
Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

ACT Alberta provides training and education on human trafficking to service providers and stakeholders throughout the province. Incidents of human trafficking often happen in plain sight, yet may go unnoticed due to lack of citizen understanding and information.

Bees and Society: What issues are affecting bees, how can we …

Bees and Society: What issues are affecting bees, how can we help them, and what role do they play in Alberta?

Shelley Hoover ,
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Bees and beekeepers face many challenges. The Speaker will discuss what a bee is, which bees are introduced, and which groups are indigenous to Alberta, ongoing threats to bee populations, the benefits of bees to society, bee regulations and policy, and how bees are going global.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - What are the Possibilities and …

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - What are the Possibilities and Challenges of Virtual and Augmented Reality?

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID. People increasingly spend a lot of time looking at screens and particularly so during these past two years of the Covid pandemic.

Can AIMCo be Fixed/Saved? Are 500,000 Albertans and their …

Can AIMCo be Fixed/Saved? Are 500,000 Albertans and their Families in Jeopardy with AIMCo?

Robert L. (Bob) Ascah , Ph.D. Research Fellow, The Parkland Institute
Thursday, March 31, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of the most important Crown corporations operating in the province. It was, until recent controversies, perhaps the least known and understood of Alberta’s provincial agencies.

As Demographics change, will Canada’s Pension Plan (CPP) be …

As Demographics change, will Canada’s Pension Plan (CPP) be Sustainable?

Jeffrey Hodgson ,
Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The CPP came into effect on January 1, 1966 and applied to all provinces and territories except Quebec, where the separate but similar QPP was established in the same year.

The Alberta Irrigation Modernization Program

The Alberta Irrigation Modernization Program

Richard Phillips , chair of Irrigating Alberta Inc
Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The development of large irrigation projects in Southern Alberta over 100 years ago brought secure water supplies to a previously arid landscape, establishing irrigation as an integral part of our society and environment.

Is Storytelling a Means to Reveal Racism in the Daily …

Is Storytelling a Means to Reveal Racism in the Daily Experiences of People of Colour?

Ibrahim Turay , full-time faculty in the School of Justice Studies at Lethbridge College
Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Race is a central concept in the subordination of Black people in Canada and the United States (U.S.). Yet, race has not always been considered to be a vital research variable in studies in North America.

The Fight to End Australian Coal Mining

The Fight to End Australian Coal Mining

Dr Moira Williams ,
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Australia is obsessed with coal. The current Prime Minister held up a lump of coal in Parliament and told Australians not to be afraid.

The Family Medicine Crisis in Lethbridge What are the Causes …

The Family Medicine Crisis in Lethbridge What are the Causes & Implications for the Citizens of Lethbridge?

Dr. Samuel deWalle , Family Physician
Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Citizens of Southern Alberta have been suffering through crises of different sorts over the past several years. Congruent with the Covid-19 pandemic has been a gradual but persisting loss of Family Physicians in the city of Lethbridge, and with them the loss of access to Primary Care.

Democracy, Freedoms and Responsibilities: How are they …

Democracy, Freedoms and Responsibilities: How are they Intertwined?

Tad Mitsui ,
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube LiveStream

People who oppose mandatory masking, Covid vaccinations and mandates as a violation of basic human rights and freedoms need to be reminded that the flip side of freedom is responsibility.

The Climate Emergency and the Future of Fossil Fuels

The Climate Emergency and the Future of Fossil Fuels

Tzeporah Berman , International Program Director at Stand.earth
Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Having recently returned from COP26 Tzeporah will reflect on whether the climate negotiations were a breakthrough or a disappointment and discuss how the emergence of the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance of countries and the proposed Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation Treaty Initiative relate to the future of oil and gas in Alberta and Canada.

Not Alone – Men's experiences of domestic abuse

Not Alone – Men's experiences of domestic abuse

Stefan de Villiers , coordinator of the male domestic abuse outreach program (MDAOP)
Thursday, February 3, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Since 2006, the Calgary Counselling Centre has overseen a unique program, the Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program (MDAOP), delivering services to men who have been impacted by family violence.

Domestic Abuse – A shift in perspective

Domestic Abuse – A shift in perspective

Nara Fedozzi , registered Social Worker
Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:00 PM
Youtube Livestream

According to Stats Canada - Family Violence in Canada - a statistical profile in 2019, there were 107,810 victims of police-reported intimate partner violence in 2019, up from 99,000 in 2018.

Water Competition and Conflict

Water Competition and Conflict

Dena McMartin , faculty member, and Vice-President of Research at the University of Lethbridge
Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

Many regions in the Canadian Prairies and American Midwest are managing declining water resources, lower snowfall volumes and less predictable precipitation events.

Farming Humans

Farming Humans

Larry Elford ,
Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

The speaker will account for his experiences during and after a two-decade financial career, and what he learned during the research and writing of his second book “Farming Humans”.

What did we Learn in Afghanistan?

What did we Learn in Afghanistan?

Preston Crow Chief , Sergeant
Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:00 PM
YouTube Livestream

This past year, Canada, along with other allies, left Afghanistan after the Taliban overran Kabul and other major centers of that country.