The Chamber is pleased to provide non-profit groups and charities in the Saint John region with this opportunity to share their fundraising event notices with the business community. To add your fund-raising event, e-mail Dylan Folkins.
The Saint John Women's Empowerment Network (SJWEN) is excited to present a fundraiser luncheon with…
Senator Nancy Hartling - “A Canada 150 Vision for Women”
Thursday, October 19th 2017, at the Delta Brunswick Hotel (12:00 – 1:00pm)
The luncheon features Senator Nancy Hartling, one of New Brunswick's newly appointed non-partisan senators. Senator Hartling is a strong advocate for women, families and social issues and we are excited to have her as our guest speaker.
“Bold leadership means social and economic justice especially for girls and women. I believe collaboration, building partnerships and empowering others will lead to a more inclusive society with an improved quality of life for all Canadians.” Senator Nancy J. Hartling
We would love for you to join us for this interesting and inspiring event.
Table of 8 – assigned seating - $280.00
Individual Tickets – open seating - $35.00 each
For more information on purchasing tickets, SJWEN and Senator Hartling see below.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration!
Montagu II/III Rooms, Trade & Convention Centre, Market Square, Saint John, NB
Members - $50.00 Non Members - $75.00 (CDN, HST included)
Register Now Registration Deadline: 22/09/2017CPHR Renewal Hours: 3.5 pts
Christin Lanteigne, Manager at New Brunswick Employer Support Services (NBESS)
Christin has worked for over 20 years for the federal and provincial governments with various departments. He also worked in the private sector and had his own consultation firm. His first job coming out of university was as director of an agency focusing on integrating persons with a disability into the workforce. Some would say its come full circle for him as he is the now Manager of NBESS, an agency that supports employers with the hiring of persons with a disability.
Donna Bennett, Investigating Officer with Employment Standards
Donna is responsible for promoting, overseeing and enforcing the application of the New Brunswick’s Employment Standards Act and Regulations. This Legislation provides standards of work that apply, as a minimum, to all employee-employer relationships under provincial jurisdiction. Some issues covered by this Act are: minimum wage, vacation time and pay, public holiday pay, termination notice and pay in lieu thereof, and leaves. Donna acts as a neutral party that provides services to both employers and employees, including responding to general inquiries, investigating complaints, and proactively providing informational services to the public.
Jessica Bungay, Associate, Cox & Palmer
Jessica practices primarily in the areas of employment, labour, human rights and administrative law. Jessica has appeared in the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, New Brunswick Provincial Court, New Brunswick Court of Appeal as well as before various administrative tribunals. She has extensive experience addressing issues in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces and has extensive experience in employment, labour, human rights and administrative law including:human rights complaints, occupational health and safety investigations, union certification/decertification applications, grievance arbitrations; and drafting and reviewing employment policies.
At this workshop, a panel made up of professionals from the New Brunswick Employer Support Services, New Brunswick Employment Standards, and Cox and Palmer will present a variety of information, updates, and “hot topics” including family status, gender, disabilities, and more. The workshop will include presentations, discussions, and a Q and A. This workshop is not to be missed because of its diverse topics and leaders providing up-to-date key information.
This session would appeal to HR professionals, business leaders, managers / administrators, business owners, consultants, students and union leadership.
Continental breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with a mid-morning break.
Please note that individuals who register but are unable to attend will be invoiced if they don’t cancel before the registration deadline.
Register online. Payments can be made by credit card when registering on-line. Payments can be made in person the morning of the event using either a cheque or cash.
The Social Enterprise Hub is a new innovative, collaborative and state of the art building coming to Saint John’s Waterloo Village. The 15-thousand square foot building will have three floors and feature a social enterprise café, office space, training facilities, special event rooms and community space. The Hub will allow entrepreneurs, non-profits, social enterprises, and private sector businesses to come together and work in a space that fosters creativity, entrepreneurship and social impact.
Permanent tenants moving into the SE Hub include:
Saint John Learning Exchange: Innovates, educates and empowers individuals through our no fee education and employment programs which includes literacy, essential training and finding sustainable employment. Leader in Social Enterprises, while creating sustainable employment.
PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools) is an initiative developed in Saint John, NB to help address the needs and implications associated with students living in poverty. In the 15th year of operation, PALS has grown from one school and one partner to over 30 schools and more than 130 partners.
The PALS initiative is looking for interested businesses and their employees, community groups and service groups to partner with neighborhood schools to “make a difference” in the lives of our youth.
Each partnership is unique as a result of the school with which you partner, the nature of your organization and the individual needs of the school. There is no “cookie cutter” mold for the shape of a partnership. Within the PALS community, smaller organizations and groups are valued for their contribution as well as larger organizations. Some schools may have only one partner while others may have multiple partners. As a partner you may wish to align yourself with only one school but you have the option of aligning yourself with multiple schools and becoming a “global partner”.
Partners can enrich the lives of students in a number of ways, including providing time during the work week for employees to volunteer (mentoring, tutoring, coaching, breakfast programs, etc.), sharing expertise, and/or by assisting a school financially. These opportunities expose students to experiences that support literacy and numeracy, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, and help close the achievement gap.
Poverty reduction remains the central focus of the PALS initiative in Saint John, however schools both in Saint John and elsewhere have developed PALS partnerships for a variety of reasons, a testament to its adoptability and adaptability. This concept of partnering organizations with schools has been modeled in many jurisdictions within Canada stretching from coast to coast.
Partnerships (the school working with their partners) have a positive impact on virtually every facet of school life. A PALS partnership is a way to contribute to real community change - a dedicated school staff and parent group, together with community volunteers and financial support, can make a significant impact on the future of our children.
We thank the contributions and efforts of all our current partners – you are helping to change the lives of the children of our community and the future of Greater Saint John! The Anglophone South School District is a most valuable partner – without their commitment and cooperation, none of our efforts would be possible! And a special mention to the educators and staff of each of our schools – they are on the front line every day and provide our children with the most important tool for their future - a great education!
For those of you who are not yet involved, we hope we have sparked your interest in finding out a bit more about becoming a PALS partner! For more information please contact: