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Tick-talk: Crime and Consequences Student Conference

Douglas College and the New Westminster Museum are pleased to be teaming up to host a student conference this winter! ‘Tick-talk, Crime and Consequences’ will feature nine student presentations on a variety of crime, justice, and social issues.

Adopting a fast-paced presentation format, students will raise key issues and challenges, describe personal experiences, and disseminate unique ideas to a large public audience. Topics to be presented include wrongful convictions, the right to legal representation, the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s criminal justice system, youth justice policy, and connections between mental health and criminal justice. The conference will include several discussion sessions so it is sure to generate valuable dialogue among students, academics, practitioners, and members of the public.

The conference will take place on Wednesday March 20th, 2019 (6:00pm-9:00pm) at the Anvil Centre Theatre (777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC) so be sure to mark your calendars and register for the event.

To register, please use the following link, create an account, and obtain your free ticket:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Or use the following link: https://bit.ly/2H4cyng


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VANCOUVER LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM

Thinking about applying to law school? If you answered yes and you’re feeling stressed about the application process, then let The Princeton Review bail you out!

Please join us for The Princeton Review’s Vancouver Law School Symposium at the University of British Columbia!

This exciting event includes:

  • Overview of the application process to law school by an Allard grad
  • Strategy Session for the LSAT – new info on the digital test
  • Q&A panel of Allard law students and law school graduates
  • Pizza will be provided and The Princeton Review will raffle off a FREE LSAT prep course!

With the LSAT going DIGITAL this year, you won't want to miss out on some important information!

Our expert speaker  - an Allard alum - will ensure you feel ready to take the next steps on the road to law school! Stay updated HERE with our Facebook event.

Vancouver Law School Symposium Details:

Wednesday, February 27th  - 6:00pm-8:30pm

UBC – Room TBD

To register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/TPRLawSymposiums or call 1-800-273-8439 ext: 5593

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Princeton Review Team


BC Public Service Job Opportunity – Social Worker Assistant (R13)

An eligibility list may be established to fill permanent and/or temporary vacancies in the Richmond/Vancouver Service Delivery Area

A great opportunity to have a hands-on role helping children and youth in your community.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

In your role as Social Worker Assistant, you will provide case management assistance to a team of Social Workers for a variety of day-to-day casework activities including: conducting child abuse/neglect investigations; supporting participants of our youth-in-care and child-in-care programs; facilitating enrolment of parents in community-based parenting or other related programs; administering client case management; and building relationships with children in care, foster parents and families. As an effective communicator, you are accomplished at interacting with children-in-care, foster parents and families and reporting back to the Social Worker and Team Leader

This position provides case management assistance and assumes limited delegated authority under the Child Family and Community Service Act. Key responsibilities include assisting in the conducting of child abuse/neglect investigations, supporting children and youth-in-care (CYIC) and service providers in care plans as well as independent living plan; implementing planned moves of children-in-care (CIC), maintaining contact with CIC, foster parents and families; and other related duties as required.

Using your ability to handle changing situations, emerging priorities and challenging deadlines, you will work collaboratively with other policy teams and regional staff, cross-ministry partners and stakeholders on children and youth with special needs projects and policy development.

The Social Worker Assistant is able to work independently and as a team member in a multi-disciplinary environment.  This position may involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; and exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis. 

If you value the opportunity to use your skills and make a difference in your community and are seeking to gain valuable experience, we look forward to your applications.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse 
workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Gary.Mitford@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Minimum of grade 12 education with at least 2 years certification/diploma or post-secondary education in the related field such as child and youth care, or related Human Service equivalent.  In-service experience may be considered equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years’ or more experience working with children and youth in a directly related field.

Preferences may be given to applicants with:

  • A degree in related Human Services or Social Science discipline (i.e. sociology, criminology, psychology or child and youth care).
  • More than 2 years’ or more experience working with children and youth in a directly related field.
  • Preference maybe given to applicants with 1 year or more of administrative experience working in an office environment.
  • Preference may be given to applicant with some experience working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with some your legal training and/or experience dealing with legal documents and legal professionals. Preference Recent experience using MCFD computer applications i.e. Management Information System (MIS) and Integrated Case Management (ICM) computer systems.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who self-identity as having Indigenous heritage (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) with the required combination of education and experience.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Posting Close Date:

2/24/2019

  Comments (If Any):

  Please note that to access the link, you must be logged in to the Recruitment Management System.
Click here to submit your résumé to this position: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=58117


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Why not start now!

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our Website and follow the link(s) to Get Involved>I want to Volunteer>Crisis Line Volunteer . Our next training starts March 16th and we are interviewing now.

Website: https://options.bc.ca/

Many volunteers report that their Crisis line experience has significantly helped them reach their educational and/or career aspirations, including acceptance into Graduate Programs, Policing, E-Comm 911, Social Work, Mental Health and related fields. Volunteers also tell us that they find the Crisis Line to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, as they truly are making a difference.

Thank you so much for your support in getting the word out, it is greatly appreciated.

Bruce Marks

Program Coordinator


Job Opportunity with the John Howard Society

Position Title: Residence Worker

Purpose: To provide support to residents in areas relating to individual risk and needs in order to ease their transition to the community and assist in their reintegration efforts, ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility, and maintain the goals of the federal programs.

Responsibilities:

1) Programs

a) Interviews  clients to prepare  care  plans and background information for which  confidentiality is required

b) Under the general guidance  of the Residence Manager, assumes a primary or key worker role with assigned resident(s) as required.

c) Provides input to the Residence Manager and/or other staff with regard to the development of appropriate care plans to achieve the resident’s objectives.

d) Be   cognizant  of, and  work  towards the implementation of  the care plan  established for each resident.

e) Meets with each resident on a routine basis to discuss progress and plan future interventions.

f) Assists the Residence Manager and/or other staff in the identification of potential problems and reports any difficulties.

g) When assigned, participates in social, recreational, employment, educational and other programs as appropriate to assist the resident’s case/care plan.

h) Contributes to the evaluation of the resident’s progress and makes both written and oral reports to be available to the remainder of the staff team.

i) Maintains client files including statement of goals, case/care plans, summaries, case notes, reviews and closing reports.

j) Develops and maintains an in-house resource area containing current information/brochures of programs and services which are available to residents.

k) Ensures residents are in compliance with the terms of their residency and are aware of the rules of the facility.

l) Acts as an on-site advocate for each resident.

m) Provides emotional support and feedback to residents and their families.

n) As appropriate, supports residents towards integration and normal functioning within the community.

o) Acts as a positive role model for clients, providing life skills training and behavior management as appropriate.

p) Provides access to medications and monitors medication use as required.

q) As necessary, provides transportation and assists residents to attend appointments.

r) With other residence staff plans, develops and delivers in-house programs to address the needs of the residents.

 

2. Community

a) Works with volunteers to support and enhance the goals of the residence programs.

b) Identifies social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet the needs of the client.

c) Maintains  effective liaison  with other agencies,  professionals, government officials and the community in order to contribute to the success of the case/care plan of the resident.

 

3. Residential

a) Supervises the  activities of the residence, its residents and volunteers, while on shift including maintaining case notes and the logbook.

b) Along with the other residence staff, monitors and ensures effective operation of the facility including quality control concerning cleaning equipment, indoor and outdoor maintenance, inventory and food services.

c) Provides input into meal scheduling  and  preparation, including food inventory.

d) Ensures the security of the residence.

e) As assigned, be responsible for developing and implementing house keeping areas and the upkeep of the facility both inside and outside by involving the residence in this process when deemed appropriate

f) As assigned, be  responsible for  the  weekly grocery shopping for the residence by involving the residents in this process.

g) As assigned,  assist   with the details  of the operation of the facility, including but not limited to administrative support.

h) As assigned,  organize  and  oversee  the preparation of meals by involving the residents in this process.

i) As necessary, accepts responsibility  of being on-call and carrying the residence pager.

j)As required,  will  accompany  residents to  appointments and  community outings,  following the restrictions imposed by the courts/review panels.

4. Other

a) Participates in staff and resident/staff meetings.

b) Assists with the orientation and training of new staff and volunteers.

c) Other duties may be assigned from time to time.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The Residential Support Worker is expected to:

a) Function independently while on shift and adhere to Residence policy and Procedures.

b) Work in a stressful environment, often dealing with clients in crisis situations.

c) Demonstrate a level of physical fitness to effectively carry out the required duties of the program and to meet the operational needs of the residence.

d) Be  available to work all shifts, 7 days per  week including  day shifts,  afternoon  shifts  and  graveyard shifts.

e) Provide appropriate  personal transportation  with required  business  insurance  coverage  to enable the movement  of  the worker and resident  around the  Lower  Mainland as  required by the goals of the program.

f) Is a member of CUPE local 1936-11.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERTISE

1. Graduate with a Diploma or Certificate with one year related experience.

2. Possess counselling  experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond will in crisis situations.

3. Have demonstrated experience  in an applicable residential setting.

4. Be able to satisfy the requirements of the residence contractor in regard to previous criminality as deemed necessary.

5. Demonstrate a good working knowledge  of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences.

6. Be fully aware of the contractor concerns, laws and policies related to the specific residence program.

7. Demonstrate the ability to teach skills and work effectively with others.

8. Have knowledge of theory, principles and  practices in the fields related to the particular residence.

9. Possess a class 5 drivers license if necessary.

10. Demonstrate a strong ability  to deal with crisis situations.

11. Have excellent written  and verbal communication skills in English.

12. Have a strong desire to work as part of the facility and the  JHSLM  staff team.

13. Have and  maintain a current First  Aid Certificate Adult Residential Services or equivalent.

14. Possess a Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

15. Possess a Food Safe Certificate as required.

 

Will Provide Within A Specific Time Frame

1. Completed criminal record check

2. A current Emergency First Aid Certificate

3. A current Certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

4. A copy of driver’s licence or BC ID card

5. A copy of current car insurance

6. A Food Safe Certificate

7. A copy of Degree, Diploma or Certificate

Interested applicants may respond to: Mr. Raman Saini: raman.saini@jhslmbc.ca

 


Employment Opportunities with Intrepid Investigations

Intrepid Investigations is one of the largest and most established investigation firms in Canada. We are a company that has built an outstanding reputation over the past 25 years that is based on unparalleled service levels provided by an elite group of investigative professionals. We serve clients in the legal, corporate, and insurance communities. Our success is based on a client-centric business model that focuses on providing the best investigative product in our industry. We offer an opportunity to join an innovative and progressive company and become part of a staff that takes pride in working in a collaborative manner as part of a dynamic team. Our corporate vision is structured around the belief that happy employees do better work. We engage each of our employees through regular performance reviews and career planning processes that allow them to find their best fit within our team.

We currently require surveillance specialists to join our team. The requirements for this position include:

  • A valid driver’s license

  • A reliable vehicle that is appropriate for surveillance field work

  • A strong work ethic with exceptional attention for detail

  • Flexibility to work erratic and unpredictable hours

  • Ability to travel with short notice

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • General understanding of Canadian criminal and civil codes as well as privacy legislation

  • The ability to obtain a Private Investigation license through the provincial government

A surveillance investigator works both independently and as part of a team to achieve our clients’ objectives in an efficient and effective manner. They will work with a variety of covert camera equipment while conducting static, mobile and foot surveillance. Our surveillance investigators need to be able to provide thorough and detailed reports based upon their observations and sound investigative techniques. We have an extensive in-house training program and we provide our staff with the required equipment for this position. We offer industry-leading rates that are based on experience and relevant education. In addition to an hourly rate of compensation we also provide an excellent mileage rate and comprehensive benefits package. We subscribe to a policy of promoting-from-within and have many internal opportunities for investigative professionals that are looking to grow with a company.

  • If you feel that our company would be a good fit for you, please forward your resume along with a cover letter to careers@intrepid.ca. In the subject line of the email please indicate Surveillance Investigator Application.


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Volunteer opportunity: Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers are looking for dynamic and engaging Douglas students who have a passion for public safety and criminal justice issues.

Volunteer opportunities include Community Event Ambassador and School Program Presenters

Please submit a resume to Anissa Lau @ alau@solvecrime.ca


Invitation to Open House: Redline Conditioning Police Fitness Training Centre

Redline Conditioning, the Police Fitness Training Centre in Langley, is hosting a grand opening for its new location this upcoming Sunday, August 12th from 12-5pm. and Douglas College students are invited.

The open house will include food, live demonstrations of the course, networking with current members and the opportunity to speak to current “redliners” in the Police process. Feel free to share with anyone that might be interested in this event.

Here’s the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2176385089302719/ if anyone interested wants to register to attend.


Volunteer Opportunity: Strathcona Community Policing Centre

The opportunity to volunteer at the CPC will provide the students with free training, a chance to work with the community and other programs operating within our area, access to community events, engagement with the public, people with drug or alcohol addition and/or mental health issues, as well as providing great volunteering experience for their resume and references. Working in a startup CPC, we offer volunteers a unique opportunity to step into a leadership role in implementing and developing programs, while working closely with the volunteer coordinator, neighborhood police officer and executive director.

If any student, regardless of his/her major, is interested in becoming one of our volunteers and meet the minimum age requirement of 18, please visit our website at strathconacpc.ca for an application form. I will be in contact with them to schedule an appointment for an interview. We do require a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month.

We highly value our volunteers and will provide them with training, support and encouragement, so that they can work efficiently and provide positive changes in our community.

Ji Hoon (Brian) Kim
Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Opportunity with the North Delta District Community Police Office

The North Delta DCPO is located at 11906 80th Avenue. This is an excellent opportunity for people wanting to give back to their community, or people interested in a career in law enforcement to gain exposure to policing, and obtain references for their future applications.

Some examples of our volunteer-run programs include: Speed Watch, Bike Patrols, Community Crime Watch, Parks Patrol, Lock Out Auto Crime, Safe Schools, After School Sports Programs (including Yo Bro/Yo Girl), Block Watch, Business Watch, and Child Find.

Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age, and able to make a minimum 1-year commitment to the program. Volunteers will be expected to work 1 x 4.5-hour shift per week, either 8 am to 1230pm or 1230pm to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. As many of our volunteers are post-secondary students, we are very flexible with accommodating school, work and/or other commitments. To apply, you can download the “Application for Volunteer” form from https://deltapolice.ca/volunteer/

Once completed, take the application to the District Community Police Office with a piece of valid picture ID. For any questions you may have, please contact Cst. John Jasmins (District 3 Liaison Officer) at jjasmins@deltapolice.ca or Shoneet Narayan (Civilian Coordinator) at snarayan@deltapolice.ca.

Of note, students do NOT need to reside in Delta to be a volunteer with DPD. Many of their volunteers actually live in neighboring communities but choose to volunteer there.


Employment Opportunity: Full Time Intensive Support and Supervision Worker position available at PLEA

The Pacific Legal Education Association currently has a full time Intensive Support and Supervision Worker position that they are looking to fill.

Please use this link to view the job description and submit your application: https://easyapply.co/a/7ff5d56a-620e-4762-bc27-3a719a478b0e


Employment Opportunity: CRF Support Worker

POSITION: CRF Support Worker (Permanent FT 4 on – 4 off)
FACILITY : Belkin House Vancouver
Job No. 1637

QUALIFICATIONS
• Currently working towards or holding certification in Criminology or related field.
• Correctional or social service background, or related experience an asset
• Current First Aid /CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or willingness to be trained

OTHER CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTS
• Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
• Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry
• Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Act

SALARY : Per Collective Agreement
TERMS : FT 32 hours’ week, 4 days-on & 4 days-off rotating work schedule. Note: This is an overnight (graveyard) position
DAYS & TIME : Between Monday to Sunday (12:00 am – 8:30 am)

Interested applicants must respond in writing and quote Job No.1637 to:
EMAIL: bboateng@belkinhouse.ca


Leadership Opportunities with the YWCA's Youth Education Programs

We are currently recruiting program leaders for our summer program from July 3 - 13, and our Fall 2018 programs. By leading our fun, interactive programs, students would make a difference by supporting grade 7 boys and girls in gaining the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to help them make a smooth transition to high school.

At the same time, these opportunities would also offer many benefits to students, including facilitation and leadership training, conflict resolution skills, and increased personal and professional networks.

More information about these opportunities and our online application can be found here: https://ywcavan.org/help/become-mentor/be-youth-education-mentor


June 22, 2018 (10:00-12:00) - Event Announcement

How Do You Figure in the Facts? A Presentation on Sexual Assault Reporting on Transit/Active Bystander Training

Date: Tuesday June 26, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: New Westminster Campus, Room N2201

Please join us for this informative and interactive event! The morning will begin with Constable Justin Biggs (Metro Vancouver Transit Police) who will give a presentation about sexual assault on public transit including its reporting, law enforcement responses, and public awareness campaigns. This will be followed by a training session focused on how to be an active bystander presented by members of the College’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention Team.

The goal of this training is to give students the tools to be actively involved in creating a safer culture on campus and in their everyday life. Throughout this workshop, students are taken through steps and decision making models of how, when and why they could safely intervene in situations where someone needs help. With these tools, students will feel prepared and empowered to know what they can DO and how they can be an Active Bystander.

Certificates will be provided for participation. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please click here to obtain your event ticket, or use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sexual-assault-reporting-on-transitactive-bystander-training-tickets-46027302902


Job Opportunity: Intrepid Investigations

Intrepid Investigations is one of the largest and most established investigation firms in Canada. We are a company that has built an outstanding reputation over the past 25 years that is based on unparalleled service levels provided by an elite group of investigative professionals. We serve clients in the legal, corporate, and insurance communities. Our success is based on a client-centric business model that focuses on providing the best investigative product in our industry. We offer an opportunity to join an innovative and progressive company and become part of a staff that takes pride in working in a collaborative manner as part of a dynamic team. Our corporate vision is structured around the belief that happy employees do better work. We engage each of our employees through regular performance reviews and career planning processes that allow them to find their best fit within our team.

We currently require surveillance specialists to join our team.

The requirements for this position include:

 - A valid driver’s license

 - A reliable vehicle that is appropriate for surveillance field work

 - A strong work ethic with exceptional attention for detail

 - Flexibility to work erratic and unpredictable hours

 - Ability to travel with short notice

 - Outstanding written and oral communication skills

 - General understanding of Canadian criminal and civil codes as well as privacy legislation

 - The ability to obtain a Private Investigation license through the provincial government

A surveillance investigator works both independently and as part of a team to achieve our clients’ objectives in an efficient and effective manner. They will work with a variety of covert camera equipment while conducting static, mobile and foot surveillance. Our surveillance investigators need to be able to provide thorough and detailed reports based upon their observations and sound investigative techniques. We have an extensive in-house training program and we provide our staff with the required equipment for this position. We offer industry-leading rates that are based on experience and relevant education. In addition to an hourly rate of compensation we also provide an excellent mileage rate and comprehensive benefits package. We subscribe to a policy of promoting-from-within and have many internal opportunities for investigative professionals that are looking to grow with a company.

If you feel that our company would be a good fit for you, please forward your resume along with a cover letter to careers@intrepid.ca. In the subject line of the email please indicate Surveillance Investigator Application.

 

Job Opportunity: Stern Shapray Criminal Lawyers

Stern Shapray Criminal Lawyers is a Criminal Defence Law Firm. This is a very fast paced work environment. We are looking for someone with general knowledge of criminal law and someone who has the ability to learn and pick up new tasks quickly.

Responsibilities:

 - Communicating with other law firms to arrange agencies

 - Diarizing court appearances and maintaining calendars

 - General filing and office organization

 - Drafting letters and court documents

 - Opening/closing files

 - Communicating with Court Registries and Crown Counsel

 - Answering telephone calls with proper etiquette

 - Communicating with client's(via phone and in person) and arranging meetings

 - Receiving and documenting payments to Law Society standards

Requirements:

 - Experience in an office setting is required (preferably a law firm)

 - Post Secondary - Preferably Criminology and/or Legal Admin Program

 - Basic understanding of the Criminal Justice System and court procedure is required

 - Proficient problem solving skills

 - Excellent time management and ability to prioritize tasks

 - Familiar with Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel

Job Type: Part-time (4 days per week) flexible If you are interested, please contact: Kim Williamson at kim@sternshapraylaw.ca


May 3, 2018 (6:00 - 8:30 PM) - New Westminster Community Dialogue: Overdose Crisis -  

Please join us in creating a safe space for honest conversation. Mayor Cote and Dr. Aamir Bharmal will be presenting at the event followed by a World Café-format dialogue session.

Our event is free and we will provide light refreshments.

The Fraser River Discovery Centre 788 Quayside Drive

Seating is limited. Please RSVP By phone: 604-526-2522 OR Online through: https://ODdialogue.eventbrite.ca


Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Why not start now!

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit our Website and follow the link(s) to Get Involved>I want to Volunteer>Crisis Line Volunteer . Our next training starts June 16 with another opportunity in August.

Many volunteers report that their Crisis line experience has significantly helped them reach their educational and/or career aspirations, including acceptance into Graduate Programs, Policing, E-Comm 911, Social Work, Mental Health and related fields. Volunteers also tell us that they find the Crisis Line to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, as they truly are making a difference.

Website: https://options.bc.ca/


March 8, 2018 - Fraud Talk - Hosted by the Coquitlam RCMP Community Police Stations

What you’ll learn:

•Protect yourself from identity theft

•How to spot a scam

•What to do if you’ve fallen for a scam

•How to stay safe while shopping online

Date: Thursday, March 8

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Council Chambers, City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guilford Way

Register: The event is FREE, but we ask that you register on Eventbrite: https://cqrcmpfraudtalk.eventbite.ca/

Twitter.com/cqrcmp

Coquitlam.rcmp.ca

Facebook.com/cqrcmp


March 7, 2018 - Cyber Security Seminar

Join us as Justin Ng, Co-Founder & CEO of ElevatedPromt Solutions Inc. presents on employment opportunities in the cybersecurity industry, global IT issues, managing risk, & much more.

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Location: New Westminster Campus (room N2203)

Registration required: mycareer.douglascollege.ca (click STUDENTS, Login, go to Events & Workshops)

Pizza & Refreshments will be served


Thinking about applying to law school?

If you answered yes and you’re feeling stressed about the application process, then let The Princeton Review bail you out! Please join us for The Princeton Review’s Law School Symposium at the University of British Columbia!

This exciting event includes:

• Overview of the application process to law school

• LSAT Strategy Session (going over the structure and content of the LSAT)

• Q&A panel of law students

• PLUS PIZZA

Our expert speakers will ensure you feel ready to take the next steps on the road to law school!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - 6:00-8:30pm at UBC - Buchanan A104

Pizza will be provided and The Princeton Review will raffle off a free LSAT preparation course! Stay updated with our Facebook event!

To register, please visit www.tinyurl.com/TPRLawSymposiums or www.princetonreview.com/events

We look forward to seeing you there!


YWCA Volunteer Opportunity – Deadline: January 26, 2018

Position: Program Leader (volunteer position), YWCA Youth Education Programs

Volunteers in our ten-week programs help Grade 7 girls and boys with their transition to high school by building their confidence, encouraging them to make good decisions and promoting healthy relationship skills. Each program is led by a team of two college/university students, one to two high school students and a mature mentor.

Time Commitment: One 3-hour session per week from approximately 3:00-6:00pm, for ten weeks from mid-February to mid-May, plus prep time (1-2 hours per week). Programs run mid-February to mid-May. Fall sessions are also available.

Where: Select elementary and secondary schools in Vancouver, Surrey and Richmond

Training: Volunteer training will be provided, alongside ongoing support from the YWCA Staff. Spring 2018 training sessions are held on February 3 and 17 OR Feb 21.

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018. Don’t wait to apply! Positions fill up fast.

For more information about these opportunities, please contact: Adam Butz 604-895-5779 or abutz@ywvcavan.org


January 31, 2018 – Deadline for NWPD Volunteer Opportunity

The New Westminster Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is looking for volunteers. Please visit http://www.nwpolice.org/community-services/crime-prevention9/crime-prevention-unit-volunteer/ to download an application.

For questions or inquires, emails can be sent to volunteering@nwpolice.org or call 604-529-2446.

The deadline to submit your completed volunteer application is January 31st, 2018.


January 24, 2018 – Meeting with the Pros

This speed networking session will provide you with an opportunity to meet and talk with up to 8 employers representing different occupations and organizations within the Criminology field (list of participating employers below). What better way to get informed and have your questions answered than by talking to someone currently doing the job! What better way to start networking with professionals in your upcoming career field! This session will be set-up in a ‘round-robin’ format, meaning that you and a few other students will have 15 minutes to meet and talk with an employer at their table before moving on to the next person. Have your questions ready!

Who: This event is open to all Criminology Students

When: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 (2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)

Where: DSU Lounge

Arrival and Start time

Please arrive by 2:30 to enjoy some refreshments and mingle with the other attendees prior to the session starting.

How to prepare

Think about what you would like to learn or get information or advice about. For example, do you want to know more about career pathing options within a particular organization? Is further education or certification required? What do their organizations look for when hiring? What is a ‘typical’ work day like? Write out some questions and bring these with you on (day).

Event Registration

Go to https://mycareer.douglascollege.ca. Once logged in, go to the Events & Workshops calendar, click on January 24th, and register for the event.


January 16, 2018 - Criminology BA Student Open House

Come meet your fellow Criminology BA students, get some valuable information about the program and how to prepare for success, and meet some of the faculty. This will be a casual session aimed at making connections and disseminating important information.  Coffee and pastries will be provided so please join us!

Who: This event is open to all Criminology BA Students

When: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 (12:00pm to 3:00pm)

Where: The Aboriginal Gathering Place (New Westminster Campus, Room S4650)

Agenda/Topics:

12:00pm: Meet your Dean, Chair, Coordinators, and Faculty

12:20pm: BA Program Overview: Requirements for graduation, mentorship, electives, and your portfolio

BA Honours Overview: How and when to apply, requirements, supervision, and graduation
Practicum Overview: When to apply, searching for a placement, your responsibilities, and dates and deadlines

12:45pm General questions, faculty meet and greet, Criminology Student Association

Finish

Registration for the event is required. Please contact the Criminology BA Coordinator to receive your invitation: crimcoordinator@dougalscollege.ca

Registration for the event is required. Please contact the Criminology BA Coordinator to receive your invitation: crimcoordinator@dougalscollege.ca


October 19, 2017 - Meet the Pros!  Panel Discussion

Want to know more about a potential career path you’re interested in?

Douglas College will host a Meet the Pros event on October 25, 2016, marking the beginning of a series of events where employers will come to the College and meet with students to discuss careers in different sectors.

The upcoming event – Meet the Pros: Secure your future – focuses on careers in the security sector and will include guest from the RCMP, New Westminster Police Department and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  Starlight Casino will also be at the Meet the Pros event, hiring for a variety of positions, including application support analyst, compensation advisor, human resources generalist and security compliance manager. 

Register to co-op@douglascollege.ca by Monday, October 24 at 9 am with your name, student ID and program, as well as Meet the Pros as the subject line. Bring your resume and dress professionally. 

The event is in the Douglas Room (N1340) at the New Westminster Campus, 5:00-6:30 pm.

The evening begins with a panel question-and-answer period, followed by networking and recruiting. Pizza and beverages will be served.


September 13, 2017 - New Westminster Police Department Volunteer Opportunities

The New Westminster Police Crime Prevention Unit is looking for volunteers.  

• Applications will be available at www.nwpolice.org
Application Deadline: Sunday, October 16th, 2016


July 28, 2017 - YWCA Volunteer Opportunities

Students volunteer their time to lead the YWCA's Youth Education Programs that support Grade 7 boys and girls to gain the knowledge and skills to increase their self-confidence and help them make a smooth transition to high school. These programs are a great opportunity for Douglas students to further develop their leadership, communication, and facilitation skills as well as make a meaningful contribution to the community.

These programs run once a week over an eight-week period. The time commitment is minimal, but with maximum impact.

For more information, including how to apply, please contact Adam Butz at abutz@ywcavan.org or call 604-895-5779.  

For further information or to apply online, please follow this link Youth Education Mentor.


June 10, 2017 - Research Assistant, March of Dimes Canada

The purpose of this position is to provide support to March of Dimes Canada and its partners across the following projects: a literature review regarding transition from hospital to home related to Stroke Recovery Canada; assist twice/week with the “Next Steps” Stroke Survivor Transitional Walking Program; champion data input related to community engagement activities into a contact management system; and, coordinate preparatory administrative  activities and tasks related to the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp.

Deadline:  June 17, 2016.  See attached posting for application details.

E-mail resume and cover letter to Brent Page at bpage@marchofdimes.ca.  


May 28, 2017 - Summer Job Opportunity

McCreary Centre Society is looking for a summer student with an interest in youth health to work under the supervision of McCreary’s Community Engagement Manager to:

• Assist with the organization of ‘by youth-for youth’ events
• Support McCreary’s Youth Advisory & Action Council and on-going youth projects
• Create and facilitate youth friendly programming

 
Closing date for applications: May 29 at 5PM
Interviews for short listed candidates will be held on May 31 and June 1.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Martin, Community Engagement Manager, at stephanie@mcs.bc.ca 
 

May 17, 2017 - Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) Volunteer Opportunity

For students who are interested in a career in law enforcement and social services, SCPS offers a collaborative approach for students to gain valuable experiences in performing field work relevant to their experiences.  Working with community partners such as the City of Surrey, RCMP, ICBC, Parks and Rec and many others, volunteers are offered the opportunity  to perform community safety programs, enhancing community safety throughout the City of Surrey.

For more information, please contact your Criminology Coordinator (crimcoordinator@douglascollege.ca) or visit www.preventcrime.ca


May 12, 2017 - Metro Vancouver East Community Corrections (New Westminster and Surrey Parole Office)

Volunteer opportunities exist for students through the Correctional Service of Canada.  For more information, please contact your Criminology Coordinator (crimcoordinator@douglascollege.ca) or contact Colleen Desmarais (Coordinator of Volunteers) at colleen.desmarais@csc-scc.gc.ca.