Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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Law @ Lunch - Grandparents, Grandchildren and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:30am
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren and the emotional ties can be deep. If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain this relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations?

Law @ Lunch - Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:27am
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Driver’s license information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport … There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity.  Questions for discussion include:

Law @ Lunch - Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:25am
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:

•    The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?

Law @ Lunch - Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:23am
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:
•    The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
•    Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after
•    Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That’s the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we’re called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That’s the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we’re called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include:

Law @ Lunch - Non-Profit Organizations and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:16am
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Non-profit organizations play an important part in our communities and many people become involved with them in various capacities, as employees, directors or volunteers for example. This presentation provides a look at non-profits from a legal perspective.  Topics for discussion include:
•    How these organizations can be structured
•    How non-profits are affected by things like employment law or freedom of information
     and protection of privacy law

Law @ Lunch - ‘Small Claims Court’ and How It Works

Submitted by Kerby on Tue, 2013/06/04 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This is an introduction to ‘Small Claims Court’ (now called Provincial Court - Civil). It will give you a chance to learn about:
•    What kinds of cases the court hears
•    The limit for claims
•    How lawsuits in the court are started and defended
•    Procedure before trial including processes like mediation
•    Evidence and witnesses
•    Conducting trials and what actually happens there

Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef

Submitted by Kerby on Mon, 2013/06/03 - 8:42am
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Reef HQ is the Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef. The Introduction to the Great barrier Reef program gives students of all ages and learning abilities a unique environment to experience and learn about the Great Barrier Reef.

Positive Self-Talk

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2013/05/30 - 5:05pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This short seminar will focus on how the human brain processes language and creates schema's for our own success or failure. What is positive self talk and strategies for implementation will all be discussed and explored.

Hosted by: Okotoks Public Library
Presented by: Tom Gillis