What we're about

Now in association with Creating Connection Barrie (a fully accessible space) as of August 1, 2019. Some programs will take place at their community centre place located at 12 Chase McEachern Way (at the bottom of Bayfield St., next to the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army).

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In House Programs Include:

Peer to Peer Support Group (NOT MEETING AT THE MOMENT)
Guided Watercolour Workshop (ONLINE ONLY)
FREE Income Tax Services in Partnership with Canada Revenue - By Advance Appointment Only

Click here to schedule an appointment: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CVITPIncomeTaxClinic@cwcbarrie.com/bookings/

Launched in 2019 - StopGap Barrie Ramp Project

Wellness Programs Include:

Sahaja Yoga Meditation (ONLINE ONLY)
Karate - Contact Ken - http://www.facebook.com/KenShinBudoKai/
Tai Chi - Contact George -

Qigong - Contact William Kennedy - http://shinseiway.com/ (NO SESSIONS CURRENTLY)

September 7th, 2018

CWC BARRIE ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 OF INDEPENDENT LIVING CANADA MEMBER AGENCY STATUS

—A CENTRE for People with ANY Disability--

Founded in 1986, INDEPENDENT LIVING CANADA is the National Umbrella Organization and Non-Profit Association representing and coordinating a network of 25 Independent Living Centres (ILC) member agencies across Canada, with 12 in Ontario, and none between Toronto and Collingwood— CWC BARRIE ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 OF THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS FOR IL CANADA MEMBER AGENCY STATUS.

“The focus of Independent Living Centres is to support clients with a variety of disabilities to participate more actively in the community through the development of life skills, social networks, peer supports and recreational activities. The Independent Living Philosophy can be found at www.ilcanada.ca (http://www.ilcanada.ca/).

1 in 5 Canadians are expected to have a disability by 2036 - Municipal World, JULY 2018

FACTS (just below) prepared by the Centre for Independent Living Toronto

• In 2012 about 3.8 million people, or 13.7% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported being limited in their daily activity because of a disability.

The results come from the Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012 (CSD)
• Currently, 1 in 7 people or 1.85 million Ontarians have a disability

• By 2036, as the population ages, 1 in 5 Ontarians will have a disability and people with disabilities will represent 40% or $536 billion of the total income in Ontario.
• Roughly 1 million (43.8%) of working age adults with disabilities are unable to work. Those who are employed have lower incomes than people without disabilities, despite having similar education levels: the average employment income for working-age adults with disabilities is 22.5% lower than the average employment income for working age adults without disabilities.

CORE Programs of Independent Living Centres:
Information and Referral
Peer Support
Independent Living Skills Training and Development
Service Development

Contact:
705-733-5683
www.cwcbarrie.com (http://www.cwcbarrie.com/)
info@cwcbarrie.com

Yolanda Gallo, Executive Director (705) 241-5488:
yolanda.gallo@cwcbarrie.com

Upcoming events (4+)

Guided Watercolour Art Class @ 1:00 PM EDT (Ontario, Canada)

"When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the everyday with this on-line art class featuring beginner level watercolour techniques.

Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

Your guide will be Cathy Wild, who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey of self-discovery following brain surgery.

Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolour art piece but feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag.

MATERIALS NEEDED
- Watercolor paper for watercolours, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.
- Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes (Curry’s #0, #3 & #6), water dish, paper towel, 2nd water dish (for rinsing brushes), access to computer or tablet with a camera to see and follow the demonstration.

You can check out videos of past workshops, view pictures of finished pieces and follow updates at:
http://watercolour.creatingconnection.ca

Or visit our YouTube channel at:
http://watercolourtv.creatingconnection.ca

DATE/TIME: Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
(*long distance charges may apply).

Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as class will start promptly on the hour. Hope to see you there.

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: [masked]

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link:
https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM Melchizedek Method with Regena Bergen

*Please arrive on time to hear our opening introduction and instructions.

Exploring the Melchizedek Method with Regena Bergen

Are you still searching for that something?
Do you want to help make the world a better place?
Do you love exploring different spiritual modalities?

If you answered yes to one or all of the above questions, you will want to attend Exploring the Melchizedek Method.

In this session, you will learn about sacred geometry and activating your DNA and their importance, the background of this spiritual teaching, how it may be what you've been searching for, how it makes the world a better place and how it can help you let go of the old 3-dimensional world and ascend to the 5th dimension and beyond. (And you will learn what the 3-dimensional world and 5th dimension are if you don't know already)

As well, Regena will be sharing how she got involved with the Melchizedek Method, how it has benefitted her life and some of the fun far out stories she has experienced.

You will get to take part in a short meditation so you can experience what it is like to activate your DNA. You will also receive the link to a longer meditation that you can do on your own time.

Regena's passion to do God/Spirit/Creator's will since childhood has led her to become a Melchizedek Method teacher and healer, emotional support coach and spiritual cheerleader. She brings to the table, over 15 years of DNA activation, healing, and self-mastery so her participants have all the tools they need to ascend to the 5th dimension and beyond.

Biography
Regena’s passion to do God’s will since childhood has inspired her to become a Melchizedek Method teacher and healer, emotional support coach and spiritual cheerleader. She brings to the table, over 15 years of DNA activation, healing and self-mastery so her participants have all the tools to love themselves without conditions and ascend to the 5th dimension and beyond.

Instagram www.instagram.com/thefemininereawakening/
Facebook www.facebook.com/regena.bergen/
Regena’s website www.womenempoweredtogether.org

SESSION FORMAT
- Welcome and Introductions
- Opening Meditation
- Guest Speaker followed by Q&A
- Closing Meditation

Join an inspiring and informational conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support. Feel free to bring along your questions too.

You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more.

DATE/TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===============>>>

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: [masked]

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

Intermediate Watercolour - Guided Art Class - Thursdays @ 1 PM ET (ON, CAN)

"When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the everyday with this on-line art class featuring intermediate level watercolour techniques.

Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

Your guide will be Cathy Wild, who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey of self-discovery following brain surgery.

Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020, Cathy has taught her level 1 watercolour class to students on-line every Tuesday, a community that has grown to nearly 100 artists any given week.

Many folks are now ready to take their skills up a notch and this class is an opportunity to develop new skills at an intermediate level and style.

Examples of some techniques that will be covered include a Salt Process, Negative Painting, and layering, to name a few.

MATERIALS NEEDED
- Watercolor paper for watercolours, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.
- Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes (Curry’s #0, #3 & #6), water dish, paper towel, 2nd water dish (for rinsing brushes), access to computer or tablet with a camera to see and follow the demonstration.

These classes are geared to an intermediate level of skill and experience. All are welcome to give it a try.

You can check out videos of past workshops, view pictures of finished pieces and follow updates at http://watercolour.creatingconnection.ca or visit our YouTube channel at http://watercolourtv.creatingconnection.ca

DATE/TIME: Thursdays @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
(*long distance charges may apply).

Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as class will start promptly on the hour. Hope to see you there.

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: [masked]

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

Thank you for your kind generosity.

Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

Coffee & Meaningful Conversation @ 1:30 Do you live in the moment or plan ahead?

This week’s topic is, Do you tend to live in the moment, or do you plan ahead?
There are different schools of thought about the best way to think about the time you have.
Do you plan for the future or make every moment count?

You are warmly invited into meaningful discussion with others while exploring some deeper perspectives along the way.

Creating Connection West (Vancouver) hosts this safe, casual, inclusive, and accepting online group, where dialogue is encouraged over debate, and each person is encouraged to share openly from their own diverse understandings and experiences.

Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! Diverse perspectives, beliefs (or creeds) are most welcome.

Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you.

SESSION FORMAT
- Introductions
- Overview of discussion etiquette
- Ice Breaker topic - a light topic to get us warmed up
- Featured topic - each person is invited to take a turn sharing as the group holds space open for thought and active listening.
- Visiting and back and forth questions.

WHEN: Weekly on Thursdays at 1:30 PM EDT (Ontario, Canada)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===============>>>

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial (*long distance charges may apply).

MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: [masked]

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Your support is gratefully appreciated!

Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

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