Resources & Publications

  1. Charting a Path Forward: Strengthening and Enabling the Charitable Sector in Canada

    Charitable and nonprofit sector modernization has been the subject of much recent debate and discussion in Canada. The federal government has signalled significant interest in renewing its relationship with the sector. Recent consultations with sector stakeholders have resurfaced a recurring theme – the importance of creating an enabling environment for...
  2. Niagara North Federation of Agriculture – Economic Impact Video

    The Niagara North Federation of Agriculture is an agricultural organization with over 1100 farm family members. The mandate of the Federation is to promote and protect agriculture in the Niagara Peninsula. Niagara offers the most diversified area of food production in all of Canada and agriculture has proven to be...
  3. Protection of the Waters of the Great Lakes

    This report summarizes the International Joint Commission’s findings and recommendations on the protection of the waters of the Great Lakes from potentially harmful consumptive uses and diversions. These findings and recommendations result from a consultants’ review of recommendations originally made in a report issued by the Commission in the year...

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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Niagara Food & Wine Expo @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

The Niagara Food & Wine Expo is a premier international tasting event featuring wines, beers and spirits from around the globe and stunning regional wines direct from neighbouring vineyards.

These delectable samples will be served alongside fresh, local cuisine prepared by top area restaurants.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Food & Wine Expo.

Pathstone Mental Health: New Location Opening Day @ Pathstone Mental Health
Apr 24 all-day

Pathstone Mental Health is moving to a new home!

On April 24, they will be ready and able to help you at Niagara’s new home for children’s mental health: 1338 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, just a block over from the new hospital.

Their mental health crisis line remains available 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-800-263-4944.

Restorative Approaches to Youth Justice @ Online
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide a background description of restorative justices approaches for working with youth involved with the law, suggestions for integrating restorative justice approaches into your work, and an example from a community-based youth program.

It is a follow up to a previous webinar, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law, which was based on the recently launched Research to Practice report on the same topic.

In both the last webinar and report, presenters provide a high level overview of the impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and argue that punitive approaches to youth justice may entrench or exacerbate harm. The Youth Criminal Justice Act enables the provision of extrajudicial community-based youth diversion and re-integration supports as an alternative.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Mental Health & Addictions Family Information Session @ Mission Services of Hamilton - Room 124
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton for an education session for family and friends of individuals who are experiencing mental illnesses, addictions, and concurrent disorders.

These sessions take place the last Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This session is hosted by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton & Mission Services of Hamilton.

Launch of the Ontario Economic Report @ Four Points by Sheraton
Apr 26 @ 7:45 am – 9:30 am

You are invited to attend the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s Launch of the Ontario Economic Report. Hear business, community, and government leaders share their insights about the future of the Niagara Region’s Economy.

Featuring: Karl Baldauf, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Join the GNCC in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) for breakfast as they release a new policy platform, the Ontario Economic Report. This document will lead conversations about business in Niagara, and will inform important public policy decisions for a more prosperous province.

The report will also present the OCC’s policy vision for 2017; a vision that reflects the perspectives of the Chamber Network and is responsive to Ontario’s political and policy environment.

This event will review the report’s key findings in the Business Confidence Survey, delve into the economic underpinnings of the province and will review the results of the Business Prosperity Index. Presenters will look at the year ahead with the Economic Outlook, with a particular focus on Niagara.

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

CONNECT 2017: Canada’s Learning & Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – Apr 28 @ 12:20 pm

CONNECT 2017 is Canada’s National Conference that connects educators with technology for 21st century teaching and learning.

This conference will give technology leaders the opportunity to work with educators; provide them with the knowledge, teaching methods, and hands-on experiences to help them bring technology into their everyday lessons in the classroom.

Teaching that is relevant to our global, innovative, diverse, and complex society requires that we embrace technology as part of our education in the same way that it is part of our lives.

This conference is hosted by CONNECT.

Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: April Edition @ Mahtay Cafe
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you an entrepreneur, investor or startup community stakeholder? Come have some drinks and meet current and aspiring social entrepreneurs at Social Startup Meetups on the last Wednesday of each month at Mahtay Cafe.

April Meetup edition featuring: Megan O’Neil-Renaud

Megan O’Neil-Renaud is the Social Enterprise Coordinator for Pillar Nonprofit, and she will be speaking on an upcoming project around social enterprise which hopes to embed social enterprise understanding within the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs.

Megan is the co-founder and former Executive Director of One Tomato, a social enterprise in Sarnia-Lambton dedicated to planting, growing, eating and sharing local foods. In 2012 she was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her work in the community.

Click here for more information about Social Enterprise Niagara, and visit their new website here.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

Partners & Projects

  1. First Book Canada – Niagara Book Distribution

    First Book Canada provides access to new books for low income children and families. To date, First Book Canada has distributed more than 4.5 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout Canada. First Book Canada is transforming the lives of low income...

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