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Date updated: April 12, 2019

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Here we highlight learning opportunities developed by SeniorsNL and other provincial organizations as well as selected work from national and international sources. Please let us know if you have Professional Development Opportunities that you would like to share.


See Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities below


SeniorsNL also offers opportunities to service providers and community groups to learn more about issues impacting seniors, their families and those who support them. We may do some and we may connect you to the resource best suited to the topic.

For some presentations and workshops a certificate of completion can be available for those who require training hours for their profession.

We have presented to MUN Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Social Work. We have also presented to students attending the College of the North Atlantic, Academy Canada, and Keyin College.

If your Association or group has educational opportunities you would like others to participate, please contact us and we can post .


  • General Overview and Utilization of SeniorsNL

  • Housing Transitions

  • Caregiving

  • Seniors Mental Health

  • Elder Abuse

  • Ageism

  • Advanced Health Care Directive

  • Wills and Estate Planning

  • Falls Prevention

  • Government services and programs for seniors and caregivers

If you are looking for a presentation or have a presentation or workshop to offer, please contact us.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities from our Partners


  • no upcoming events at this time
The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network (NAWN) offers cultural sensitivity workshops to all service providers, stakeholders and/or organizations offering services and programs. This workshop focuses on identifying with and respecting various cultures. It also introduces some traditional Mi’kmaq culture and teachings. This workshop is open to all groups free of charge. For more information or to book a workshop, please contact 643-1290 or email: The NAWN website is under construction.  
Free Lunch & Learn - EAO Webinar Series Thursday March 14th, 2019 at 11:00 am - 12:15 pm EST [12:30 pm to 1:45 pm NST] Emotional Abuse of Older Adults - Indicators, Risk Factors and Prevention Emotional abuse is any action, verbal or non-verbal, that lessens a person’s sense of identity, dignity and self-worth. Emotional abuse is one of the most prevalent forms of abuse and includes any attempt to demoralize, dehumanize or intimidate older adults. Join EAO's lunch and learn webinar series, to learn more about how to recognize, prevent and respond to situations of emotional abuse of older adults. The webinar will:
  • Provide participants with an overview of emotional abuse of older adults
  • Provide practical strategies and assessment tools for service providers who work with older adults
  • Discuss the indicators, risk factors, and barriers to reporting emotional abuse, and
  • Highlight current legislation and provincial resources
Presented by EAO Regional Consultants Josée Miljours, North East Region Candielya Jackson, North West Region REGISTER AT LINK BELOW
FREE Online Communication Courses, CDAC Great News ! Due to the demand for our free, online communication courses, we are making them available until April, 30, 2019. Over 2,000 people registered to date! Don’t miss this great opportunity!
  • If you haven’t taken the courses: register
  • If you haven’t completed the courses, log on.
  • If you have forgotten your password, follow the instructions to reset it.
  • If you liked our course, encourage your colleagues to take it.
For information, log on and registration Check this LINK All courses:
  • Address accessibility for people with speech, language communication disabilities, not caused by significant hearing loss
  • Are given by instructors who have communication disabilities
  • Can be taken at your own pace, anytime until April 30, 2019
  • Provide a certificate of attendance
Making your services accessible for people with communication disabilities
  • For people who work in government, public, private and non-profit organizations
  • Learn ways to provide services to people with communication disabilities in-person, over the phone, at meetings and public events and via written information.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
Communication Assistance
  • For attendants, direct service professionals, and others who support individuals who have disabilities
  • Learn ways to assist people with communication disabilities when interacting at appointments and meetings.
  • Ideal learning opportunity for students in the disability sector
  • Eligible participants can apply to be on the CDAC communication assistance database
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  How to work with a communication assistant
  • Designed for people who have communication disabilities and/or family members
  • Learn about finding, hiring, training and working with a communication assistant.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  If you have questions, please contact: Shelley Deegan at  
Labrador - Grenfell Health. Mental Health and Addictions - Training and Development Schedule - Winter 2019 To register for any of the workshops or presentations included in this attached Schedule open the link immediately above to download the application form. NOTE:  Print, complete, and FAX a separate application form noting each workshop of interest to you. Training and Development Topics for Winter 2019
  • Fundamental Concepts in Addictions
  • Anti-Stigma Campaign: Stop the Secret. Stop the Stigma
  • Mental Health First Aid Canada
  • FASD 101: Introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Suicide TALK
  • Review of Clinical Issues in Additions
  • Youth & Drugs
Workshop locations include Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City,  Postville, and St. Anthony.     Mental Health & Addictions ALSO offers various presentations throughout the region.  Topics include:
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health in the Classroom
  • Mood Disorders
  • Youth and Substance Abuse
  • Opioids & Overdose
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress Management
If you are interested in any of the above topics, please contact Tina Coombs at (709)454-0521 or

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