Purple Ribbon Campaign 2020

August 14th, 2020

Join us on Facebook and Instagram as we spread awareness to #EndOverdose. Follow us online and print off your purple ribbons to place on your doors in support of International Overdose Awareness Day August 31st, 2020

Printable Purple Ribbons: #endoverdose

Resources:

Emergency Contact List

Home Detox Resource

IH Self-Management Resources

Counting Your Drinks

Safer Drinking Tips

BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network

For more resources and information visit: our-programs-and-services/purple-ribbon-campaign

 


A New Standard of Care for Alcohol Use Disorder Presentation

August 11th, 2020

This presentation will discuss a new standard of care for alcohol use disorder; how it was developed and the barriers to its use. The presentation will also cover screening, and new strategies for alcohol withdrawal. Dr. Jeff Harries has worked in Penticton since 1990 as a full-service General Practitioner. He recently began speaking to groups throughout the province about Alcohol Use Disorder and how people with this disorder can be cared for differently.

For front-line mental health and substance use workers, clinicians, team leaders, managers, practice leads, administrators, nurse practitioners and physicians in Syilx Okanagan communities.

Due to COVID-19 this workshop series will be completely virtual via GoToMeeting. You will need access to a computer, tablet or smart phone to attend the virtual workshop. A confirmation email will be sent to you before the virtual workshop with the links and instructions on how to join the meeting.

For assistance with GoToMeeting please contact: Taylor Carpenter, Events Planner at tcarpenter@syilx.org

AUD Presentation Poster


Community is Medicine Workshop

August 11th, 2020

In this 3-day virtual workshop presented by Dr. Thira, participants will learn about:
– Cultural foundations of wellness and response teams,
– Activating, planning and maintaining teams,
– Community engagement methods and strategies for community development,
– Developing successful and sustainable programs,
– and more to build capacity and empower ourselves to respond to incidents within our communities!

Dr. Thira is a psychologist and professor from the Adler school of Psychology in Vancouver and offers a variety of workshops in trauma and critical response.

This workshop is intended for those working in Syilx Okanagan community health and wellness, social development, community response, and education administrators. It is also useful for elders, knowledge keepers and Chiefs and Councils. The workshop is open to Syilx Okanagan Nation members and community members only.

Due to COVID-19 this workshop series will be completely virtual via GoToMeeting. You will need access to a computer, tablet or smart phone to attend the virtual workshop. A confirmation email will be sent to you before the virtual workshop with the links and instructions on how to join the meeting.

For assistance with GoToMeeting please contact: Taylor Carpenter, Events Planner at tcarpenter@syilx.org

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Syilx Wellbeing: Nation Drug Forum

June 20th, 2019

The Syilx Nation Drug Forum is an annual event to create space for sharing of information, resources, tools, stories and personal experiences related to drug and alcohol use. This will be the fourth Nation Drug Forum in response to the opioid drug crisis and will focus on bringing awareness to overdose. This will be a space for meaningful discussion around what is needed for the Nation going forward; capacity building as well as healing – these are integral elements to overall Syilx well-being which is the main objective of the ONA wellness program. We want to explore the personal experiences of people, families, and communities in the Nation and focus on what the needs are in moving toward wider opportunities for healing. Addiction and overdose is a complex issue that requires complex attention. We want to bring together Nation members, workers, and partners to continue meaningful conversations around addressing needs and creating healing.

This event is for Syilx Nation members and community members only.

Due to COVID-19 the Drug Forum will be completely virtual this year via GoToMeeting. You will need access to a computer, tablet or smart phone to attend the virtual Drug Forum. A confirmation email will be sent to you before the virtual Drug Forum with the links and instructions on how to join the meeting.

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Okanagan Nation Fisheries Forum

April 3rd, 2019

The Okanagan Nation Fisheries Forum is open to all Okanagan Nation members and will address a wide range of issues relating to the Nation’s fisheries work, from food, harvest, management and protection to economics.

Please join us for a day of poster presentations and networking, followed by World Café’s facilitation for engagement and outcomes.

Fisheries Forum Registration Form

Fisheries Forum 2019 Agenda