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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2021

Our meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 26, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Register by emailing Nancy Nix. Those who register will receive a Zoom link to join the meeting. Attendees will receive a credit to Daytona’s restaurant. Door prizes will also be available.

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Yoga Classes

Lakehead Elementary Teachers of Ontario:
Status of Women
Is extending an invitation to Lakehead OT Local members to participate in 2 classes:

Mental Health Wellness Initiative Presents:

Yoga at Home

Early morning yoga for everyone at 7am

Tuesdays, May 18, 25, and June 1

2. Restorative yoga for everyone at 7 pm

Thursdays, May 13, 20, and 27

All classes will be offered through Zoom.
All classes will be run by Kimberly Veneziale from the Body Mind Centre.

Workouts at Home

Early morning workout at 7am

Monday, May 17, 31, and June 7
Fitness level: moderate to intense

2. Evening workout at 7pm

Wednesday, May 19, 26, and June 9
Fitness level: moderate to light

All classes will be offered through Zoom.
All classes will be run by Natalie from Within You

Please register by emailing: Lesly Kapush at (Remember to indicate which yoga or workout class you are attending.)
(Preference is for Women and those identifying as Women to attend.)

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OT Book Club

The Lakehead OT Local
is inviting you to participate in a book club for
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed,
starting May 3.

Participants will be provided with a copy of the book. Since books have to be ordered, registration will close on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

“At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humour, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.” Cheryl Strayed website.

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch

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Virtual Learning 101 for Occasional Teachers

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Presenter: Sue MacVicar-Stewart, MEd., OCT, Toronto District School Board.

The goals of the workshop are to:

Identify key components of an effective approach to positive online behaviour support;
enhance positive relationships between educators and students;

increase engagement, motivation and access through equity, inclusion and recognizing learner identities and challenges; and

review and improve classroom routines and procedures that support effective online instructions, learning and social skills acquisition.

This will be a joint workshop with the Rainy River OT Local. Registration is limited. Register here.

You will receive a confirmation email when you register and then a Zoom link closer to the workshop date.

ETFO continues to support in-person learning in publicly-funded schools as the best model for all students. ETFO will continue to push governments to adequately fund this model. This workshop has been created to support members in the present challenging situation of virtual learning.

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LTC Townhall Meetings

Dear Member;

You, or someone you know, may be interested in these town hall meetings as long-term care will definitely be an election issue.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Ontario Health Coalition

Long-Term Care Town Hall Meetings

This month, there are online town hall meetings being organized by Canadians4LTC to discuss long-term care and national standards for long-term care in Canada. All town hall meetings will be live streamed to the Canadians4LTC Facebook page & YouTube channel.

Tuesday March 9

6 pm, featuring Liberal MP Yvan Baker, Liberal MP Anthony Housefather, Liberal MPP John Fraser

Tuesday March 16
4 pm**, featuring Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, and other Provincial Health Coalitions’ leaders

Tuesday March 23
4 pm**, featuring Green Party leader Annamie Paul, Green Party MP Jenica Atwin, Green Party Ontario leader Mike Schreiner

Tuesday March 30
4 pm**, featuring Canadian Nurses, Co-hosted by Natalie Stake-Doucet RN, MSc, PhD (c) Quebec CNA representative, Meghan Eaker, RN, member of Woodland Cree First Nation, Mike Villeneuve, RN, M.Sc., CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association, Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (TBC)

**Times subject to change

Long-Term Care Speaker Series

The PhD Policy Studies program at Ryerson University will be hosting the 7th talk of their Speaker Series, “The Right to Care in the Time of COVID: The Case of Nursing Homes” with Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology at York University. This event will be hosted online using Zoom. A Zoom link and password to access the event will be sent via email to all folks registered. You can download Zoom on your device for free using the following link:

Friday March 19
3 pm, To register for the event, click this link and follow the instructions given.