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Please see below for information on our upcoming events, or click here for past events.


Cambridge Shelter Corporation in Partnership with Diana Drackley


A series of six half-day workshops designed to assist existing and aspiring non-profit managers to discover their leadership styles and to learn how to lead and inspire others.


Become a more effective leader by learning & practicing techniques that will increase your understanding of: Models in Leadership, Conflict Management, Change Management, Competent Conversation, Ethics in Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Team Development, Personality Style, Mindfulness/Self-Care for Stress Reduction.


Workshop Series Fee: $500 Workshops not available on an individual basis as each builds on the next. (# of participants: min 20 & max 25).  Charitable Tax receipts will not be issued for this course.


Please see our flyer for more information


Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. If an organization encounters staff changes prior to the start of the workshop series, they can elect to send a different individual to the full series of 6 workshops. Individual workshops are not transferable to a different staff member. Models




Series Workshop Dates:

6 dates in the series: December 5 & 19, January 7, 16 & 30 and February 13

All sessions: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



150 Main St., Cambridge


Workshop Sessions:


Workshop #1: December 5, 2019

True Colours: Know Yourself and Understand Others


Workshop #2: December 19, 2019

We Don’t See Eye to Eye! Understanding and Resolving Conflict


Workshop #3: January 7, 2020

Healthy Talk at Work: Emotionally Intelligent Communication for the Workplace


Workshop #4: January 16, 2020

Competent Conversation ™ 


Workshop #5: January 30, 2020

Mindfulness as Self-Care/Stress Reduction


Workshop #6:  February 13, 2020

The Dance of Change 


Poverty Symposium:

The Perils of Poverty and Social Isolation Across the Lifespan


SPCCND will be hosting the 13th annual Poverty Symposium discussing the Perils of Poverty and Social Isolation Across the Lifespan. This symposium will consist of a key note speaker and group panel discussions. The theme of the event will be how poverty and social isolation impact individuals across different ages.


Our first presentation will focus on The Taming the Dragon program, introducing tips and skills around anxiety, particularly for children under 12 years old. The mental health of youth living in poverty will be discussed in this presentation. Bobbye Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries and Cameron Dearlove, Executive Director of the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, will be leading us through this presentation.


The keynote speaker will be Rachel Weldrick, P.H.D Candidate and Vanier Scholar, who will discuss her research around older adults living on low-income and their experience with social isolation.


Our group panelists will be June Anderson (Cambridge Self Help Food Bank) and Sharon Livingstone (Cambridge Council on Aging), who will be discussing older adults, cognitive decline, and social isolation. These presentations will help individuals, care givers, and professionals become more informed around these issues.



Date: Thursday, February 27th, 1 pm-4:30 pm


To register for this free event, please click here.



SPCCND 30th Anniversary Celebration


Please join us in celebrating 30 years of service.

Date: Thursday, February 27th, 5 pm-7 pm


To register for this free event, please click here.




The Social Planning Council hosts many events throughout the year.  Please stay tuned to this page for information on our upcoming events.