Canada

Celebrating Canada 150

Canada 150
Canda 150

July 1 marks Canada Day and this year the country is celebrating its 150 anniversary; which means a big party, parade, fireworks and lots of other festive activities.

ISBA 2016: The shifting sector - Amy MacFarlane

Iriss.fm, Episode 170

Amy MacFarlane, Founder and Chief Executive at Recreational Respite talks about innovative partnerships and use of technology in respite provision in Canada.

Introduced by Donald Macleod, Conference Chair.

Recorded at the 10th International Short Break Association conference, 13–15 September 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Golden Bridge

Child migration from Scotland to Canada, 1869-1939

Telling the story of the thousands of children who migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to to new lives in Canada, The Golden Bridge was inspired by an original exhibition created and displayed by Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow Caledonian University. The Golden Bridge project was a collaboration between Iriss, Glasgow Caledonian University and Quarriers.

Preserving the history of social work: Golden Bridge

Iriss.fm, episode 128

In 2007, Iriss undertook a digital preservation project to share - and safeguard - the migration story of the 10,000 children, referred to as 'orphans, waifs and strays' who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939. It was first created as an exhibition at the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow called The Golden Bridge, and the website became an interactive tool for learning and sharing this migration story. The website has recently been redesigned.

Fostering innovation: a shared learning experience

Building a culture of innovation where staff ideas, empowerment, and leadership drive change and improvement

Darren Levine is Manager of Innovation and Research for the Social Services Department, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada. This role involves supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of staff-driven innovation and research across the department's divisions - Children's Services, Family Services, Income and Employment Support, Housing Services, Long Term Care and Services for Seniors, and Business Affairs and Financial Management.

The little engine that could - implementation science and art

Iriss.fm, episode 71

Dr Katharine Dill, lecturer at Queen's University Belfast and founding Executive Director of PART (Practice and Research Together) spoke at Iriss's sixth annual AGM on 27 November 2013. Her presentation was entitled, 'The little engine that could': creating, building and sustaining a Canadian-based knowledge exchange programme. This programme is known as PART (Practice and Research Together).

The little engine that could - ideas into practice

Iriss.fm, episode 70

Dr Katharine Dill, lecturer at Queen's University Belfast and founding Executive Director of PART (Practice and Research Together) spoke at Iriss's sixth annual AGM on 27 November 2013. Her presentation was entitled, 'The little engine that could': creating, building and sustaining a Canadian-based knowledge exchange programme. This programme is known as PART (Practice and Research Together).

The little engine that could - introduction

Iriss.fm, episode 69

Dr Katharine Dill, lecturer at Queen's University Belfast and founding Executive Director of PART (Practice and Research Together) spoke at Iriss's sixth annual AGM on 27 November 2013. Her presentation was entitled, 'The little engine that could': creating, building and sustaining a Canadian-based knowledge exchange programme. This programme is known as PART (Practice and Research Together). In this introductory episode, she tells us how PART came about, grew and made an impact.