While strategies are in place to support aging offenders within Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding their community reintegration. Due to a combination of unique and complex health needs, as well as the stigma of incarceration, aging offenders face a plethora of barriers and challenges when transitioning from a correctional institution to community (Williams & Abraldes, 2007; Higgins & Severson, 2009; Maschi, Morrissey & Leigey, 2013). In order to help overcome the challenges, solutions are being implemented at various scales to ease the reintegration process; however, there is a need for additional support from both government and community stakeholders alike.
Friday, June 26, 7:00 a.m. - COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. Volunteerism has become a critical pillar of community support, with many older people contributing to the COVID-19 response. Following a remarkable outpouring of support from volunteers in Wales, Ms. Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action looks ahead to life after lockdown and explores practices that must be continued in the voluntary sector in the future.
Wed. April 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sonia Hsiung of the Alliance for Healthier Communities as she discusses how social prescribing is an intentional pathway that deepens the integration between health care and social supports, how it relates to your work, and how we can build a more connected, co-created, equitable, and resilient community together. To learn more or to register click here.
New Dates: November 10 - 12, 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. NOTE: Pre-conference events will be held on November 9, 2021.
This 3 day conference covers four themes with three keynote speakers, three presidential symposiums and two exhibition spaces. To learn more or to register click here.
Please note that if you have already registered for the conference, submitted an abstract or applied to volunteer, you should have already recieved an email from the IFA. If not, please contact Nathalia Wittingham, Conference and Events Manager.
The IFA is grateful for your understanding and hopes to see you in November 2021.
March 4-5, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. This hands-on facilitation workshop aims to prepare participants to host and lead creative and collaborative community innovation sessions. To learn more or to register click here.