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SAVE THE DATE!!!! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2021
Victim Services of SDG&A & Koala Place staff and supporters will be celebrity servers @ Mexicali Rosa’s Cornwall (58 Pitt St) from 4p-9p
15% of all food sales will be donated to Victim Services
You can reserve a table(s) for your group, family or friends on the hour beginning at 4pm for Nov 10th
Make your reservations by Friday, Nov 5th by contacting David Murphy – firstname.lastname@example.org
After Hours On-Call Crisis Response
Reporting to the Crisis Response Coordinator, the After Hours On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader role involves responding to calls received outside of regular business hours from Police and Emergency Services who request immediate crisis assistance. The After Hours On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader will coordinate and dispatch a Team consisting of two (2) trained Volunteer Crisis Responders to offer support and guidance to victims of crime and/or tragic circumstances. The interested candidate must be willing to attend crisis calls in person as needed within S.D.G. & A.
Hours of Work:
- Weekday coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. through to 7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday
- Weekend coverage beginning on Friday at 5:00 p.m. through to 7:00 a.m. the following
- Statutory holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following workday
- Coverage is on a rotational basis, every second week compensated at $250.00
Degree/Diploma in the Human Services field
- Experience in performing victim services and/or crisis response work
- Completion of the Victim Services Crisis Responder and Team Leader training
- Knowledge of community resources
- Energetic individual who possesses the ability to deal with high stress and crisis incidents in a calm and comforting manner
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with police, volunteers, staff and other social services providers
- Excellent decision making, organizational and communication skills
- Conscientious in completing in detail all necessary documentation
- Ability to provide non-judgmental, sensitive, emotionally safe services related to volunteers and victims
- High level of commitment and responsibility
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle; willingness to travel within the catchment area (City of Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne)
- Must be fluently bilingual, written and spoken in French and English
Apply to: Victim Services of S.D.G. & A.
Praisy Hunter, Executive Assistant
117 First Street East
Cornwall, ON K6H 1K8
Closing date: Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Only applicants who provide a letter of interest and resume submitted directly to the email above will be considered.
We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL – MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021
10am-Noon – Clocktower @ Lamoureux Park – Cornwall
Free event – rain or shine
To register: maison interlude house Facebook page
NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONSILIATION
Your chance to help Victim Services SDG&A has never been easier!
Please click on the link below to vote for our Victim Services video. In conjunction with Respect RX Pharmacy, we would use the $5,000 grand prize from McDougall Family Fund to set up an on going account for our community’s most vulnerable which would allow us to assist them in their time of need.
You can start sharing your entry with your friends and family.
Voting closes June 1st, 2021.
Wear it for Joy in support of the Cornwall Police Accredited Facility Dog!
Get your swag today!!!
TIP SHEET CAFÉ
May 27 Sexual Behaviour & Dating
June 3 Getting Teens to Cooperate
June 10 Coping with Emotions
June 17 Building Teenager Survival Skills
June 24 Reducing Family Conflict
For parents and caregivers of teenagers residing in Cornwall or Stormont, Dundas or Glengarry.
You can register online at www.MyTripleP.ca or by calling Christine at 1-844-362-8593
Thank you to all our supporters for a very successful fundraiser with Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall! We raised $1691 for Victim Services and our friends at Koala Place!!! Thank you Optimist Club of Cornwall for contributing $500 towards this fun event.
On February 11, National 211 Day, United Way Centraide Canada released new data and survey results showing that many Canadians are struggling to pay bills and dealing with mental health issues for the first time in their lives as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the media release, click here.
SAVE THE DATE: April 12th, 2021
What: Fundraiser at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall for Victim Services & Koala Place
When: Monday, April 12th from 4-8pm
Pre order one of three delicious Shoeless Joe’s burgers and/or an order delicious Shoeless Joe’s wings.
$4 from each order goes directly to Victim Services & Koala Place.
- Joe’s Signature Smashed Burger
- Lumberjack Burger (cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, sauteed onions and lattice fries)
- Maple Bacon Peppercorn Burger (old cheddar and Maple peppercorn bacon )
- All burgers come with a burger sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. And are served with thin cut fries or house salad with balsamic dressing.
- Upgrades available
- Please try to limit modifications for allergies only in order to help streamline the event
- Single order of wings
- 10 wings dusted with choice of sauce (Mild, Smoky Chipotle, Buffalo Butter, Honey Garlic and Garlic Dill Dip)
UPGRADED SIDE OPTIONS
- Lattice fries – $1.99
- Sweet Potato fries – $1.99
- Poutine – $1.99
- Caesar Salad – $0.99
To pre-order, please call Shoeless Joe’s 613-935-6410 to place your order. Please include a pick up time with your order. Payments will be made at the time of pick up.
Thank you to the Optimist Club of Cornwall for supporting us with a $500 donation to this event.
The Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the families of young victims of crime. To ensure parents get the help they need, the Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime.
The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income as they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child under 25 years of age, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. The following are key features of the benefit:
- Eligible parents have two years following the date of the incident to apply for and receive benefit payments of $450 per week, paid bi-weekly, for a maximum of 35 weeks.
- To receive the benefit, parents must be on leave from employment or working reduced hours up to a maximum of 50% of their regular work week (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week).
- Applicants must also have a recent labour force attachment, having earned at least $6,500 in the previous calendar year or the 52 weeks immediately prior to the incident.
- The benefit can be shared by more than one eligible parent for the same incident.
The Canada Labour Code also was amended to ensure that employees in the federally regulated private sector can benefit from the improved grant without any fear of losing their job
For more information on the benefit and eligibility criteria, or to apply, please visit www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/parents-young-victims-crime.html.
Happy International Day of the Woman 2021 – March 8!!!
Take Back The Night – Organized by the CEIU Local 621 Women’s Committee
The Annual March in Cornwall bringing awareness to and protesting violence against women in all forms is once again being planned by the CEIU Local 621 (the Union for the Cornwall and Area Service Canada employees) Women’s Committee.
The event will be hosted virtually this year on Sept. 17, and will also encourage people to walk individually or in smaller groups.
Those who are interested in participating in next month’s event in Cornwall can go to Take Back the Night 2020 page on Facebook, or contact email@example.com to register.
La marche annuelle à Cornwall pour sensibiliser et protester contre la violence faites aux femmes sous toutes les formes est planifiée par le Comité des femmes de la section locale 621 du SEIC (le Syndicat des employés de Cornwall et de Service régional Canada).
L’événement aura lieu le 17 septembre. Nous encourageons les gens de marcher individuellement ou en petits groupes.
Ceux qui souhaitent participer à l’événement du mois prochain à Cornwall peuvent accéder la page “Take Back the Night 2020” sur Facebook ou vous pouvez contacter firstname.lastname@example.org pour vous inscrire.