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Marco Campana

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'Fixing the Digital Disparity' (webinar recording)
Published on: April 2, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the alarming digital divide in Canada. What needs to change? What type of funding will it take, and how can the philanthropic sector, business, and leaders in our communities, step up to close the digital divide?
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Reducing barriers to accessing virtual mental health care for recent refugees and other newcomers (webinar recording)
Published on: March 30, 2021
This March 16, 2021 webinar featured a panel of experts from Ontario and BC discussing access to virtual mental health care for refugees and other newcomers to Canada, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Topics include barriers to access and the strategies service providers can use to overcome them.
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Machine translation is not quite good enough for health information
Published on: March 29, 2021
At a time when public health information getting into the hands of the many is important, this seems useful, right? Here's the thing. Google translate, and other machine translation services simply don't cut it. You know what does cut it? Effort. Investment. Community involvement.
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Starting your organization's journey in cyber resilience (webinar recordings)
Published on: March 28, 2021
February 22-28, 2021, was cybersecurity week in Scotland. There were many interesting events and knowledge sharing resources. Among them, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) ran a number of nonprofit-focused workshops.
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Digital Inclusion 101 (webinar recordings)
Published on: March 26, 2021
COVID 19 has shed a light on Digital Inclusion and brought many new fields, practitioners, and activists to the community. Digital Inclusion practitioners have been working to end the digital divide for decades, creating their own community, definitions, resources, and gaining knowledge of what works and doesn’t. Digital Inclusion is a multifaceted issue that takes time to understand.
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Telemental Health: What digitally curious social workers need to know (webinar recording)
Published on: March 26, 2021
Learn about the opportunities and challenges of telemental health and e-Therapy from practicing social workers. Presenters Lauri Goldkind, Lea Wolf, Nickolas Davis, Caroline Artley discussed the nuances of building relationships via email, messaging and video as well as the differences between practicing on a direct to consumer telehealth platform versus other ways of reaching clients.
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Evaluation of virtual care in response to COVID-19 & three approaches to ongoing monitoring and evaluation (webinar recordings)
Published on: March 26, 2021
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (the Centre) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) have compiled some useful resources, including Evaluating and improving e-mental health services. These 2 webinars share their findings and what they've learned.
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AMSSA Lecture - Engaging Ways to Facilitate Online (webinar recording)
Published on: March 26, 2021
The focus of this lecture is on interactive exercises to build connections with online participants (including service provider staff, partners, and clients) and creative ways to facilitate powerful online meetings.
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Information Saves Lives: Verifying Online Information (webinar recording)
Published on: March 26, 2021
People in Canada are bombarded with information 24/7, much of which is consumed online. It is vital that the public is able to critically assess and recognize misinformation and disinformation online, and avoid online manipulation, especially today with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading worldwide. This webinar covers verification tips for individuals to better understand how to determine what information is real vs. fake and combat the spread of online manipulation.
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Data Science 101 for Non-Data People (webinar recording)
Published on: March 26, 2021
The world of data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning is still so enigmatic to many of us. This HelpSeeker webinar provides an introduction to the world of Data Science, where experts working in the field will go over basic concepts and knowledge to guide the not-so-data savvy among us.
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