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During the past year, Dr Nykamp says the number of drug overdose-related deaths in Cambridge has doubled.

 
Police, crime prevention and health officials are teaming up to educate the public about the dangers of fentanyl and how to access and administer the live-saving antidote, giving more time for help to arrive.  Unfortunately, that message sometimes comes too late.
 

Dr Nykamp has already been speaking with city and region officials, and well as staff at different health and social service agencies, about the fentanyl crisis and the impacts it’s having on the community.

“What we need is a grass-roots organization to start dealing with this,” he said. “We can reverse this by working together.”

 
Dr. Hank Nykamp -The Fentanyl Crisis in Cambridge
Oct 06, 2017
 
Sergeant John Foster - Waterloo Regional Police
Oct 20, 2017
 

In recognition of the thousands of veterans who returned with lasting trauma from the First World War, Dr. Bogaert will be speaking about the experiences of First World War veterans treated for psychiatric illnesses at the Ontario Military Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario. While the term “shell shock” retained social currency long after the war, veterans at this hospital were diagnosed with a diverse array of illnesses, which some were able to attribute to their military service and receive compensation from the Board of Pension Commissioners (BPC). Looking at individual veterans’ interactions with doctors and the BPC, this talk will outline the perception and treatment of psychiatric illnesses during and immediately following the First World War.

Remembrance Day Program - Dr. Kandace Bogaert
Nov 03, 2017
 
District Governor Kathi Dick
Nov 17, 2017
 

Rosemary Smith is the co-chair of the Langs Capital Campaign and will present the future needs and plans for Langs Community Centre.

Almost 40 years ago, a group of caring residents saw a need and imagined a community development project that would change their neighbourhood for the better; an organization that would bring multiple programs and services under one roof and continue to transform based on the changing needs of the community. This place is Langs.

THE OPPORTUNITY

In its first year of operation at the new location, over 8000 individuals were served. That participation rate has increased by more than 78% to over 15,000 individuals being served today. In a recent HUB survey, 82% of respondents indicated they felt more connected to the community and 72% accessed a service for the first time.

Currently, 20 community partners call the HUB@1145 home. Fourteen more have expressed interest in joining the team.

An opportunity to expand the HUB@1145 now exists. This expansion will allow Langs and their community partners to do even more for the Cambridge community.

THE OUTCOME

The expansion will provide:

  • Additional community space, offices and group rooms for new programs
  • Space for 5-7 more partners to provide more services to the community
  • Additional parking
  • Langs will be able to provide service to an additional 3,000 people annually and reduce wait times for all particpants
Rosemary Smith - Chair of Langs Capital Campaign
Dec 01, 2017
 
Club Members Meeting - President Mike
Dec 15, 2017
 
 
Chris Wood,Gen Mgr, Region of Waterloo Airport
Jan 19, 2018
 

Amarok Society has seen real success for bringing lasting change to an overlooked education crisis. They have done this by helping some of the poorest women in the world by becoming catalysts of sustainable change in the world.

But Canada faces its own education crisis, which is also overlooked, and which also must be addressed through a spirit of innovation. Through their work in First Nations education, Amarok Society founders, Dr. Tanyss and Gem Munro have witnessed the serious educational disadvantages afforded to our Indigenous youth right here at home, with significant repercussions. Education deficits have a ripple effect to other areas, as evidenced by the gap between Indigenous populations and the average Canadian populations in health, income, justice, and social issues. There is likewise a serious gap between the equality that Canadians say we stand for, and the reality of life for most Indigenous youth.

Amarok Society is opening a new chapter – Amarok Society Indigenous – which will ultimately establish a month-long leadership academy for indigenous youth, beginning with workshops of shorter durations where indigenous youth are. The methodology draws upon Indigenous traditions, history, and culture to create transformative change in students’ lives. Unlocking long-standing impasses through conversation-based workshops, Amarok Society Indigenous leaves youth leaders with an unprecedented capacity to alter their lives and the lives of those around them.

Gem Munro - E.D. of the Amarok Society
Mar 16, 2018