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April 2020

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

April 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Seminar Room at Vecova, 3304 33rd Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L2A6 Canada
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Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Presented by Bill Angus, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist Venue: Vecova Seminar RoomThis is a new category of disorders included for the first time in DSM-5. It includes somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder (formerly hypochondriasis), conversion disorder, and others. We will discuss the major features of each condition, prevalence, course, approaches to treatment and support.

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May 2020

Down Syndrome

May 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Seminar Room at Vecova, 3304 33rd Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L2A6 Canada
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Down syndrome

Raluca Neamtu, B.A., B. Ed., Graduate Practicum Student Venue: Vecova Seminar RoomThis is a condition, also known as Trisomy 21, wherein extra genetic material affects cognitive and physical development. This presentation explores some of the medical concerns, and cognitive and functional issues involved in the syndrome and strategies for working with clients with this diagnosis.

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Understanding Schizophrenia…

May 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Seminar Room at Vecova, 3304 33rd Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L2A6 Canada
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20200515-Understanding

Full title: Understanding Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Veena Prasad, MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist Venue: Vecova Seminar RoomThis presentation will discuss the different types of schizophrenic disorders along the schizophrenia spectrum and strategies to support individuals with this diagnosis. After attending this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding about schizophrenia and its diagnostic criteria, as well as the available treatments.

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September 2020

Chili Cook-Off

September 21, 2020 - October 2, 2020
Virtual Event
Free
Chili Cook-Off

Vecova has been challenged to keep the chili spirit alive in a new and innovative way! This year, Vecova’s annual Chili Cook-Off will take place throughout the Calgary community from September 21 – October 2, 2020. Through virtual means, the community will still be able to come together to enjoy their best chili dishes and support Vecova.

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March 2021

Vecova’s Residential Electronics Recycling Roundup

March 6 - March 7
Vecova, 3304 33 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2L2A6 Canada

Join us at Vecova’s Residential Electronics Round Up, March 6 and 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm! Vecova’s Recycling Services is teaming up with ARMA and eCycle Solutions to help Calgarians safely and effectively recycle their old electronics. Free up space in your home and support Vecova’s mission to enable and support persons of all abilities.

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June 2021

First Nation Medicine Wheel Model of Self-Care for Persons of All Abilities (Virtual Event)

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
First Nation Medicine Wheel Model of Self-Care for Persons of All Abilities (Virtual Event)

Join Karl Melting Tallow, a practicing Registered Provisional Psychologist at Vecova, on June 4 at 12:00 p.m. for a virtual presentation! As a part of Empathy Week 2021, this event will utilize teachings from the Medicine Wheel to focus on improving your wellbeing. Everyone is welcome!

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Strength in Abilities 2021 (Virtual Event)

June 18 - June 27
Virtual Event
Strength In Abilities

Get active at home or in your community while social distancing in support of Vecova! Strength in Abilities is going virtual again in 2021 - and we can't wait to see what challenges you set for yourself this year. Persons of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this fitness event, which challenges individuals to complete a fitness challenge of their choosing. This might still be a run or walk, but could also be an equivalent amount of…

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