…Linking UP…Videoconferencing


NOTICE:  Videoconferencing has changed its platform to use an internet based format called Blue Jeans. This method of joining the …Linking UP… sessions is quite user friendly, and allows anyone with internet access either via Wi-Fi, direct connection or Data on your device to access the sessions from anywhere (personal device, laptop, computer, or room based systems).

Click here (VC Handouts) to be re-directed to the VC Handouts page or just click on the VC Handouts button on the HOME page of this website.

We do not have any other videoconference scheduled for this year. Unfortunately, due to re-structuring, the Linking UP group is undergoing some changes and will be meeting to re-organize….Stay Tuned.

Click on link to join the meeting (follow instructions below or click on this link for information: https://support.bluejeans.com/category/how-do-i-join-meeting )

To join the meeting on a computer or mobile phone:

Connecting directly from a room system?

1) Dial: or bjn.vc

2) Enter Meeting ID:

Just want to dial in on your phone?

1) +1.416.900.2956 (Canada)

     Global Numbers: http://bluejeans.com/numbers

2) Enter Meeting ID:

3) Press #


Want to test your video connection?



Setup time 9:15 – 9:30 am
Meet and greet and attendance from 9:30 – 10:00 am  
Please identify your site and how many participants in attendance during this time either by videoconference, or email at linkingup@community-network.ca   

Presentation to begin at 10:00 am

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Print out attendance sheet below and fill in and return to the …Linking UP…committee at linkingup@community-networks.ca or fax to 905-562-4621, attention Diane

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Please print off and fill out the evaluation sheet below and return to the …Linking UP… committee at  linkingup@community-networks.ca or fax to 905-562-4621, attention Diane

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Handouts and other items to print off for the session please: (will add if there are any)

…Linking UP… April 1st, 2016 videoconference session on Bullying had a very successful turnout.  Although there were some technical issues, presenters Scot Cooper, Ed Sanchuk and Self Advocate Crystal Silverthorne were able to deliver an excellent presentation on Bullying.  Crystal spoke first sharing her story and her experiences of being bullied in school and had a final word of “you are important no matter what people say”. Then Scot Cooper, a Registered Psychotherapist and Ed Sanchuk, an OPP Constable spoke on this topic and answered questions from participants across the province. Here are a few pictures showing the presenters and some of the participants using the videoconferencing equipment:



Empowering People to:

  • Connect with others across Ontario via videoconferencing

  • Learn together

  • Feel Accepted

  • Belong to a community of Self Advocates

A few pictures of the Steering Committee meeting via videoconference – from St. Catharines, Vineland, Port Colborne and Haldimand.


Bonnie and Crystal Nov 16 2015

Bonnie and Crystal at Haldimand Community Living in Dunnville

Jeremy VC Nov 16 2015

Jeremy at Bethesda Community Services in Vineland

Julie and Dan Nov 16 2015

Julie and Dan at Community Living Port Colborne/Wainfleet

Melissa Nov 16 2015

Melissa at Bethesda Community Services in Thoro