Speaker Date Topic
Paul Dobbs Apr 24, 2019
John Howard Society of Durham

Vision Statement

“We envision a Durham Region where everyone contributes to a safe, healthy and just community.”

Mission Statement

“To reduce the impact of crime and its causes by providing a spectrum of effective prevention and intervention programs.”

website: https://johnhoward.on.ca/durham/us/

Paranormal Seekers May 01, 2019
Ghost Hunters!

 

"We are a paranormal investigative team. Operating in a non-profit fashion. Providing clients and businesses with services in investigating their bumps in the night (or day!). Our goal is to investigate, share and make history interesting! We do so by using Psychic Mediums, a variety of equipment and good old fashion research. We also take part in many public events, as well as host many of our own."

https://www.facebook.com/ParaSeekers13/
Heather Kent and Jaguar May 08, 2019
Animal-Assisted Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy

I have worked within public and private secondary and post-secondary institutions as a Student Services Counsellor, and have also offered services as a Child and Family Therapist in Northern Ontario, where I provided individual, family, group, and couples’ therapy. I have also offered trauma-based counselling services to women who have been in abusive relationships. I have experience working with clients presenting with a wide variety of challenges, including anxiety, addictions, early psychosis, PTSD, eating disorders, depression, abuse, relationship issues, grief, discrimination, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, and academic challenges. I also have experience in working with complex cases of clients suffering from co morbid illness (e.g. alcohol use disorder and anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and depression).

My counselling practice to date has provided me with opportunities to pursue further clinical training in cross-cultural and trauma-based approaches. I recently completed the Refugee Mental Health - Focus on Syrian Refugees course offered by the CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project, as well as the Trauma Assessment and Treatment certificate program through Safeguards Training for Children and Adult Services, which included a particular emphasis on sexual assault trauma in children and adolescents. Additionally, I completed previous trauma training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing. These professional learning opportunities have provided me with a rich theoretical framework for understanding and addressing trauma physiology; they support mood regulation, the reworking of addictive patterns, and the prevention or resolution of PTSD.

Prior to my counselling training and graduate studies, I completed Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen’s University. I previously worked as a secondary school teacher and a college/university instructor in Nova Scotia and Northern Ontario for eleven years, which has provided me with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of child /adolescent / emerging adult development, as well as common mental health and substance use challenges among this population.

My Style & Approach to Therapy

First and foremost, my primary concern is to provide my clients with a space that is safe, welcoming, and open. Establishing a relationship of trust and collaboration is the foundation of my therapeutic approach, which is guided by a client-centred focus. Each of us experiences and interacts with the world differently, and we each have our own unique story to share. As such, I believe that my clients are their own best experts, and that each individual has the ability to create lasting positive change in their lives.

From a trauma-informed lens, I strive to be aware of the effects of power and privilege that may impact a client’s experience of events, and I am passionate about helping my clients to feel empowered and hopeful, as they discover their personal strengths and resilience within themselves. I also believe that the body is the most powerful resource that we have, and that we can learn much from the body by reading its signs and listening closely to what it is telling us.   

In a collaborative fashion, I hope to assist clients with an approach that is integrative and holistic, drawing largely from attachment, emotion-focused, narrative, body-centred and mindfulness-based philosophies, as well as some dialectical and cognitive-behavioural approaches, when needed.  I believe that each of us has the capacity within ourselves to achieve personal growth and lasting change.  From this perspective, I devote attention to building on existing strengths and personal resources, and incorporating specific client goals for change into therapy.

(*Note: I also practice Animal-Assisted Therapy with specific clients who would benefit from the presence of a professionally trained therapy dog. Jaguar is a black Labrador Retriever, and is often used as an adjunct to therapy in cases of trauma, anxiety, depression, and in assertiveness training work.)

Business Meeting May 15, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

Major Blight May 22, 2019
Air Cadets.
Major C.M. Blight, CD

Commanding Officer 
2 Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
Canadian Armed Forces 
Bobby McBride May 29, 2019
Classification Talk.

• Why you chose your particular business or profession
• Parts of your job you find most rewarding and most difficult.
• Forecast employment opportunities in your field for the coming decade.
• Advice you would give persons entering your career field.
• How your profession is being impacted by technology, government
regulations, and environmental factors
• Ethical issues you face at work, and how the Rotary 4-Way Test helps you
deal with them

Jeremiah Brown Jun 05, 2019
The 4 year Olympian

Originally playing as an offensive lineman in college football for the McMaster Marauders in Hamilton, Brown decided to move to British Columbia to begin his transition to rowing after watching the Canadian men's eights win gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] He started a learn-to-row program with the Canadian national program and spent 1,700 hours in training to learn the sport.[1] In his competitive career he won a silver medal at the 2010 nationals as a singles sculler and he next achieved success when he won a bronze at the 2011 World Rowing Championships.[1]

Brown won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's eight with Andrew Byrnes, Gabriel Bergen, Will Crothers, Douglas Csima, Robert Gibson, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe and Brian Price.[2] The Canadian eights had performed poorly in the heats, finishing last and casting doubts on their ability to win a medal. But in the repechage, they finished second behind the Great Britain crew and in the A final the Canadian boat managed to pull past Great Britain and finish in the silver position behind the German boat who were the reigning three time world champions

John Currie, Executive Director of HIP Jun 12, 2019
Honouring Indigenous Peoples

HIP, which stands for Honouring Indigenous Peoples, is a Canada-wide joint Rotary and Indigenous Peoples initiative working to improve Indigenous educational opportunities, and to promote understanding, awareness and sensitivity of the culture, issues and history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.  You can learn more about HIP at www.rotaryhip.com/resources/speakers-list

Business Meeting Jun 19, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

Ribfest Committee Jul 03, 2019
Ribfest Prep

How can we as Rotarians and voluteers make this the best Ribfest ever??
Find out at this meeting!

Corette Miller. Jul 10, 2019
Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit federation with a focus on mentoring programs for youth since 1913. The Big Brothers Big Sisters movement in Canada provides services to 41,700 youth in over 1,100 communities

Business Meeting Jul 17, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

Sherry Colburne Jul 24, 2019
Sparks Centre

Ignite is one of the most exciting, internationally recognized pitch competitions for Canadian technology, innovative or inventive entrepreneurs. Now in its sixth year, the Ignite Pitch Competition looks to award upwards of $125,000 of seed funding to successful entrepreneurs.To date, Ignite has awarded over $300,000 in prize money and thousands of advisory hours to help companies start, grow, succeed.

Ali Hirji Jul 31, 2019
AI Hub Durham College

The Durham College Hub for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence for Business Solutions (the AI Hub) offers industry partners access to technical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and platforms, and student talent, so that you can uncover business insights while providing intelligent and autonomous solutions that increase your company’s productivity and growth.

Amy Sinclair – Volunteer Coordinator Aug 07, 2019
Fairview Lodge.

Amy will be our guest speaking about volunteernig at Long Term Care Home - Region of Durham

Heather Kent and Jaguar Aug 14, 2019
Classification Talk.
Classification Talk.

• Why you chose your particular business or profession
• Parts of your job you find most rewarding and most difficult.
• Forecast employment opportunities in your field for the coming decade.
• Advice you would give persons entering your career field.
• How your profession is being impacted by technology, government
regulations, and environmental factors
• Ethical issues you face at work, and how the Rotary 4-Way Test helps you
deal with them

Business Meeting Aug 21, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

Robert J. Montpetit Aug 28, 2019
Vintage Postcard Collection.

I collect old vintage postcards mainly from Northern Ontario many of them over 100 hundred years old or more.

Unlike other hobbies such as stamps, coins and paper money which for the most part are catalogued, postcards often are not and involve  research to discover  who the photographer was and the location of the subject. Postcards were the most common means of communication before World War 1. I have made some interesting discoveries and   have contributed some of my postcards images to others which have been  published in articles and books

Business Meeting Sep 18, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented

Business Meeting Oct 16, 2019
Rotary Business Meeting and Updates on Projects.

At this meeting we will review and receive updates from the Directors on all the avenues of service:

Community Service, International Service, Youth Service, and Vocational Service.

The Treasurer will also provide a financial report, and any other relevant business will be presented