Trust this email finds you well. It is once again time to think about honouring the great work of our colleagues through the annual OCC/CCCO awards. I personally love the opportunity OCC provides to recognize the good work we all do in in the Ontario College system. In my first year at Sheridan, I really appreciated the opportunity to recognize and nominate my colleague and mentor, Sandra Hornby, for her hard work and dedication to the lives of the students and staff alike here at Sheridan College and hope you will consider doing the same.
The “OCC/CCCO Award of Excellence for Counselling Practice” honours counsellors who demonstrate excellence and innovation in the provision of counselling services, and who have significantly contributed to student success at their college.
The “OCC/CCCO Leadership Award” recognizes the outstanding contribution and/or leadership of an individual or individuals working within the Ontario Community College system.
We know there are many counsellors doing great work in our college system, and celebrating our successes is a key part of job satisfaction. It is so important for counsellors to be recognized for their efforts and your nomination may be just the boost that a colleague needs. Celebrating our work is one of the rewarding parts of our jobs!
Please consider taking the time to nominate someone who is doing outstanding work at your college and deserving of one of these awards. This year the awards will be presented at our OCC/CCCO AGM on May 13th at Mohawk College.
Below please find the award descriptions and nomination process. The OCC/CCCO website link for this information is below:
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 26, 2019.
Please send nominations to your Regional Rep:
Darryl MacNeil, Confederation College
Phone: (807) 475-6438
Audrey Rosa, Algonquin College
Phone: 613.727.4723 ext. 5432
Maheen Sayal, Sheridan College
Phone: 905.459.7533 ext. 2891
Candice Lawrence, Fanshawe College
Phone: 519.452.4430 ext. 4307
Jamie Warren, Niagara College
Phone: 905-735-2211 x 6438
Thanks for your contributions! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or your regional rep.
Maheen Sayal, MSW, RSW
Counsellor, Student Services
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
7899 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton
Canada Career Month (CCM) is almost here!
The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because” which focuses on building resiliency and identifying personal strengths and resources within ourselves which can help build success! Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. You can learn more about how to get involved in CCM at careermonth.ca.
When you tweet your message, please you these hashtags #IKNOWICANBECAUSE and #CareerMonth as much as possible to spread the word!
In addition to the social media campaign, perhaps you are already planning a campus outreach that lends itself to the theme of building resiliency. If so, please feel free to use the resources which are attached. (including posters and social media logos.)
Finally, we can post your event on the national career month web site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Many thanks everyone, have a great weekend, and Happy Canada Career Month!
Judith E. MacKinnon, M.A., M.Ed., C.C.C.
Counsellor, Student Services Career Education
Davis Campus, B230
7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario
905-459-7533, x 5191
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Career Month Resources:
On behalf of Hike Ontario, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Conservation Ontario, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Service Immigrants, the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division is excited to announce that Mood Walks for Campus Mental is now accepting applications from interested Ontario Colleges and Universities.
Funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mood Walks for Campus Mental will help post secondary institutions across Ontario to plan, implement, and evaluate walking/hiking groups to support the physical and mental health of students, including newcomer students who may experiencing additional stress due to settlement challenges, and those at risk of or experiencing mental illness.
Mood Walks offers a significant opportunity to enhance your mental health strategies with an evidence-based low, low barrier physical activity program. Hiking is a fun and low cost activity, research evidence shows that being physically active in nature has significant positive effects on both physical and mental health, and for students supports academic performance.
More detailed information on the program and how to apply can be found at http://www.moodwalks.ca/ or to learn more you may sign up for our webinar at https://campusmentalhealth.ca/webinars/physical-wellness/
If you have any questions please feel free to connect.
Jim Harris MPA
Director of Operations
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z
Tel: 416-977-5580 Ext. 4100 or Toll Free: 1-800-875-6213
Direct Line: 416-642-1903