Dr. Daniel Hyams, PhD, addressed a panel of Senators at Parliament Hill in March 2018 on the topic of Youth in the Community. Dr. Hyams made a statement of his research on youth and volunteerism, and posed a question to the panel about breaking the stigma of unpaid work for young people, and the value of community engagement. Scroll through to 1:06:11 to hear the statement.
In early March, 2018, Dr. Daniel Hyams presented the work of Fermata to Parliament, a part of a co-sponsored UK High Commission in Canada, British Council Canada & the United Nations Association of Canada. During the speech, Dr. Hyams shared the work of Fermata, the way Fermata works in the community, and the promotion of education and healthcare as a means towards a social enterprise for aspiring young entrepreneurs. Dr. Hyams later met with the British High Commissioner to Canada at the official residence, Evanscliffe.
On March 12, 2018, Dr. Daniel Hyams will be presenting at the second annual Youth Innovation Summit on Ottawa. Co-hosted by the United Nations Association of Canada, British Council Canada and the UK High Commission in Canada, this one-day event will includes elected officials, dignitaries and scholars from across Canada to speak at Parliament Hill. This will be followed with a reception hosted by the UK High Commissioner at the official residence. Dr. Hyams will speak about the work Fermata does, and promote social enterprises as a viable option for young entrepreneurs looking to start their career in the work of business and social care.
In addition, Fermata has been shortlisted for the ‘Public’s Choice Award’. Please click here and vote for Fermata. The funds awarded for this prize will be dedicated to support a pilot project to assist adults with disabilities to acquire life and social skills that can be applied to job interviews and progress into the workforce. We will partner with local recruitment agencies specialising in helping adults with needs to gain vital skills to successful gain jobs or return to vocational training.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, was amongst one of the 40 recipients of this year’s ’40 Under 40′. Hosted by Business Link Media, this award recognizes 40 leading professionals who strive to make a difference in their communities, whilst contributing to the local economy through entrepreneurship and job creations. Read the full story here.
Senior music therapist and program manager, Bonnie Brittain, has had her first publication. Her chapter appears in a new book on the topic of music therapy, and is available online. Congratulations Bonnie. Click here to purchase on Amazon.
Thank you to the families that took the time to come and meet us last weekend for our Open House to share our new program, Step-By-Step Learning. Also, thank you for the canned food donations, which were taken to the local food bank. For more info on SBSL, email Johanna Henderson, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
HPO featured the work of Fermata in their newsletter HPO_Overtures_v07C FINAL
As part of the Supercrawl 2015 Speaker Series, Dr. Daniel Hyams was interviewed about the Fermata Music Therapy program at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Click here for the link to The Spec.
Daniel Hyams joins leaders in healthcare from Hamilton Health Sciences on a panel, as part of Supercrawl 2015. Daniel will discuss the ‘Fermata Music Therapy’ program at McMaster Children’s Hospital, the first ever music therapy program at MCH.