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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For Immediate Sharing – JOB CALLS FOR INVICTUS VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

We are proud to announce that we are in the final stage of confirming SJA providing the Spectator Medical coverage for the Invictus Games in Toronto; September 23 – 30 2017.

The Invictus taskforce is currently in their early planning stages and are looking for keen volunteers that can assist us with the successful planning and deployment for the Games.

Please note: due to tight Accreditation restrictions by Invictus, we are looking for the MFR volunteers who are available to commit for the entire duration of the games (7 days).

Volunteer roles descriptions are attached for the following positions:
  • Planning Deputy Chief - 8 Months (February 2017 to September 2017)
  • Operations Deputy Chief - 8 Months (February 2017 to September 2017)
  • Logistics Deputy Chief - 8 Months (February 2017 to September 2017)
  • Admin Deputy Chief - 8 Months (February 2017 to September 2017)
  • MFR Members – 7 days (September 23 - September 30, 2017)

Please email your resume to invictus@on.sja.ca by February 3, 2017.

Invictus - Deputy Admin Chief - PDF
Invictus - Deputy Logistics Chief - PDF
Invictus - Deputy Operations Chief - PDF
Invictus - Planning Deputy Chief - PDF
Invictus - MFR Member - PDF

Kind Regards,

Clare Akintoye
Volunteer Development Coordinator
St. John Ambulance | Council for Ontario
15 Toronto Street, Suite 800,
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3
Tel: (416) 923-8411 Ext: 233 || Fax: (416) 923-4856 || Email: clare.akintoye@on.sja.ca
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Casualty Simulation Workshop


For immediate circulation with CS Units

Please see attached the Casualty Simulator Workshop letter (incl. registration form)

To: All Branches and CS Units
Re: Casualty Simulation Workshop
Date: 9:00AM – 6:00PM on Saturday February 11th and February 12th 2017
Location: SJA Ajax Training Centre. 314 Harwood Ave S Suite 205

A two-day Casualty Simulation Workshop is being offered for the fee of $150.00. This fee includes a take-home basic Simulation Kit.
Food, Travel, Accommodation and Parking are the responsibility of attendee. You are required to bring a casualty with you to the course.
Maximum number of participants is 10; it is offered on a first sign up basis.

Requirements:
Must have a current First Aid Certificate.

Participation at Zone Competition and OMFRC:
Attendees who are available to assist with Simulation on Saturday March 4, 2017 at your local Zone Competition AND at the Ontario Medical First Response Competition on Saturday May 27, 2017 will be eligible to receive additional supplies to enhance your basic Simulation kit on May 27th,2017, you must be attended both competition dates to receive the additional supplies.

Deadline for registration Friday Feb. 3 2017 to Clare Akintoye.

Kind Regards,

Clare Akintoye
Volunteer Development Coordinator
St. John Ambulance | Council for Ontario
15 Toronto Street, Suite 800,
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3
Tel: (416) 923-8411 Ext: 233 || Fax: (416) 923-4856 || Email: clare.akintoye@on.sja.ca

Application Form - PDF
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Circulated on behalf of Wansey Poon, Provincial Youth Program Advisor

Dear Youth Leaders,

We are very excited to announce that RALLY 2017 will be taking place at Everton Scouts Camp in Rockwood on August 5 – 7th, 2017!

Please start spreading the word to all your youth members; more details will be available in early spring.

Interested in helping out? We are recruiting for sub-committee members!

We are about to start planning out all the details of Rally 2017 and would like to recruit for the following sub-committees:

  • Programming – this team will be responsible for planning all active, passive and group activities as well as select groups for the Rally weekend.
  • Logistics – this team will support the programming committee in material and resources gathering as well as set up and tear down for activities. This team will also assist with dormitory arrangements and supervision.
  • Food & Beverage – this team will be responsible for all menu planning and preparing of meals, snacks and hydration for our active youth members and leaders for the weekend.
  • Media – this team will take all photographs and produce the daily newsletter from the “Rally Pressroom”, slideshows and the video-graphy of our entire weekend at the closing ceremonies.
  • Communications – this team will be responsible for radio communication and track all movement of teams, and time keep for the weekend.

Any Youth leaders who are interested in helping with the Rally 2017, please contact Wansey Poon, wanseypoon@gmail.com by January 27th, 2017
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Casualty Simulation Workshop


For immediate circulation with CS Units

Please see attached the Casualty Simulator Workshop letter (incl. registration form)

To: All Branches and CS Units
Re: Casualty Simulation Workshop
Date: 9:00AM – 6:00PM on Saturday January 14th & Sunday January 15th 2017
Location: Guelph Branch, 1007 York Road, Unit 5 Guelph, ON N1E 6Y9

A two-day Casualty Simulation Workshop is being offered for the fee of $150.00. This fee includes a take-home basic Simulation Kit. Food, Travel, Accommodation and Parking are the responsibility of attendee.
Maximum number of participants is 10; it is offered on a first sign up basis.

Requirements:
Must have a current First Aid Certificate.

Participation at Zone Competition and OMFRC:
Attendees who are available to assist with Simulation on Saturday March 7, 2017 at your local Zone Competition AND at the Ontario Medical First Response Competition on Saturday May 27, 2017 will be eligible to receive additional supplies to enhance your basic Simulation kit (value of $350.00) on
May 27th,2017, you must attend both competition dates to receive the additional supplies.

Deadline for registration Friday Jan. 6 2017 to Clare Akintoye.

Kind Regards,

Clare Akintoye
Volunteer Development Coordinator
St. John Ambulance | Council for Ontario
15 Toronto Street, Suite 800,
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E3
Tel: (416) 923-8411 Ext: 233 || Fax: (416) 923-4856 || Email: clare.akintoye@on.sja.ca

Application Form - PDF
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Posted on Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TO: Branches and affiliated Community Services Units
FROM: Wansey Poon, Provincial Youth Program Advisor
DATE: October 12, 2016
RE: NCO Training Camp – November 18-20,
2016 Cold Creek Conservation Area 14125 11th Concession Nobleton, Ontario

The St. John Ambulance (SJA) Council for Ontario is offering a Non Commissioned Officer (NCO) course for youth members between the ages of 12-17. This informative course introduces youth to the skills required to be leaders in the SJA Youth Program. The course is interactive and presents many opportunities for young leaders to learn from each other while attending sessions from various guest speakers in different areas of programming in the SJA youth program. This course is highly recommended as a prerequiste for all potential and current SJA Youth NCOs.

The NCO course will be held at Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession Nobleton, Ontario. The course will start from 7pm on Friday and end at 4pm on Sunday.

As there are only 40 registration spots available, a confirmation letter will be sent to you, so please register early.

The cost of the course is $60 and includes accommodation and food for the weekend. Cheques are payable to: “St. John Council for Ontario” with an indication that it is for the NCO Course. Any travel expenses for the weekend will be the responsibility of the participants/branches. Please pack accordingly and review the kit list enclosed.

What students need to prepare:
 You (and your Unit participants) will be asked to present/describe the activities & programs and details of your weekly meetings & events. Please come prepared to present for 5-7 minutes. Visual aids or powerpoints are optional. We will have projectors and speakers available in the classroom.

Please fill out the Application Form and Medical form and email it directly to nancy.hutchinson@on.sja.ca followed by the mailing of the monies ($60) and original forms to Council for Ontario 15 Toronto Street, Suite 800 Toronto (ON) Canada M5C 2E3 by November 4, 2016 to the attention of Nancy Hutchinson.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the camp!
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TO: Branches and affiliated Community Services Units
FROM: Wansey Poon, Provincial Youth Program Advisor
DATE: September 16th, 2016
RE: Camp Accreditation Course – Certificate Program – October 21 – 23, 2016
Youth Leadership Training Course - Certificate Program – October 22, 2016
Cold Creek Conversation Area, 14125 11th Concession Nobleton, Ontario

We will be hosting the Youth Leadership Course and the Camp Accreditation Course during the same weekend of October 22nd at Cold Creek Conservation Area. As a youth leader, you can only attend 1 of the 2 course offerings.

1. National Youth Leadership Course
This is a course that continuously evolves and is required by all SJA Youth Leaders across Canada. This course is essential for all Youth leaders and SJA Community Services support staff (Volunteer Coordinators, etc.) across Canada that have direct involvement with Youth. Current Youth leaders and support staff are required to have certification in this course. Please note that as this course is a National requirement, failure to attend one of these courses may affect your youth
leadership/participation status.

New SJA Youth leaders and others that provide direct support to the youth program are required to attend the course within the first year of taking on their position. There is no charge for the course; however there will be a $20 refundable deposit, which will be returned upon your attendance. This course is one day and will be on October 22nd , 2016 and will start promptly at 9am and end at 5pm. All travel expenses and accommodations for the weekend will be the responsibility of
participants/branches, lunch will be provided.
Please note that there is pre-course readings to be completed and upon your registration and a confirmation email with more details will be sent to you. A copy of the course manual is available on-line for viewing at www.StJohnOnline.ca under the
resources tab. A hard copy of the manual will be provided to you when you take the course.
What to bring to the training:
 Your unit’s weekly/ monthly program
 Resources that you currently use
 Prepare questions you may have for our team

2. National Camp Accreditation Course
St. John Ambulance (SJA) Members enjoy camping and throughout this country many SJA Camps take place. To ensure proper training standards for our leaders, the National Camp Accreditation Course is designed to train competent leaders who will operate a successful, safe camp for their members.”

It is the responsibility of all SJA Branches and affiliated Community Services leaders, that proper application to hold a camp is made to the SJA Provincial Office and that all necessary safety issues are addressed in the application to hold a camp. One of these safety issues is the proper supervision of all participants and the inclusion and participation of supervisory leaders on
the camp staff who are certified and in good standing with SJA’s National Camp Accreditation Program. Any youth or adult program activity with camping elements is considered a camp. This includes courses and travel to youth program events like competitions that have camping elements – these must be registered as a camp.

This course will involve both indoor classes and outdoor practical exercises. Accommodation for course candidates will involve sleeping outdoors in tents. This is a full course, so no previous experience is necessary. Candidates wishing to maintain their Level or challenge for a Level upgrading are required to attend the full weekend (Friday night Oct 21 until
Sunday Oct 23), and to show camping history for the past three (3) years in order to maintain or upgrade. There is new course content for the level 2 and 3 candidates to enhance their skills.

The candidate cost for this course will be $80 for the weekend and will cover all meals, accommodation and course materials
while on course. Transportation costs will be the responsibility of the course candidates. We would like Units to identify suitable candidates to ensure that every unit can be in a position to run camps should they choose to incorporate them into their programming over the coming year. Youth leaders 18 years of age or over or Community Services members 18 years of age or over who are in good standing in St. John Ambulance, having a suitable police record check on file with our Provincial Office may be considered candidates for these courses. The recommended National Course Syllabus can be found online at:
http://www.stjohnonline.ca.

Additional details and a packing list will be forwarded to you upon your registration.

Please fill out the Application Form and return it before the deadline.

If you have any questions about either National Youth Courses, please contact Wansey Poon at wanseypoon@gmail.com
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National Youth Leadership Training Course - Certificate Program

TO: Branches and affiliated Community Services Units
FROM: Wansey Poon, Provincial Youth Program Advisor
DATE: June 8th, 2016
RE: National Youth Leadership Training Course - Certificate Program
SJA Belleville Branch Office, 417 Montrose Road, Belleville ON
August 20, 2016 from 9am to 5pm

The National St. John Ambulance (SJA) Youth Leadership Training Program is a course that continuously evolves and is required by all SJA Youth Leaders across Canada. This course is essential for all Youth leaders and SJA Community Services support staff (Volunteer Coordinators, etc.) across Canada that have direct involvement with Youth. Current Youth leaders and support staff are required to have certification in this course. Please note that as this course is a national requirement, failure to attend one of these courses may affect your youth leadership/participation status.

New SJA Youth leaders and others that provide direct support to the youth program are required to attend the course within the first year of taking on their position. The St. John Council for Ontario will be holding this course on Saturday August 20th, 2016 at the Belleville Branch office.
There is no charge for the course; however there will be a $20 refundable deposit, which will be returned upon your attendance. All travel expenses, accommodations & meals for the weekend will be the responsibility of participants/branches.

Please note that there is pre-course readings to be completed and upon your registration and a confirmation email with more details will be sent to you. A copy of the course manual is available on-line for viewing at www.StJohnOnline.ca under the resources tab. A hard copy of the manual will be provided to you when you take the course.

What to bring to the training:
  • Your unit’s weekly/ monthly program
  • Resources that you currently use
  • Prepare questions you may have for our team

Please fill out the application form and return it before the deadline of July 8th, 2016.

If you have any questions about the National Youth Leadership Training Course, please contact Wansey Poon at wanseypoon@gmail.com

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