Resources & Publications

  1. Everyone Counts 2018: Preliminary Results from the Second Nationally-Coordinated Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness in Canadian Communities

    Between March 1 and April 30, 2018, 61 communities participated in Everyone Counts, the second nationally coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) count of homelessness in Canadian Communities. The findings highlighted in this report are the result of the enumeration and surveys conducted in the 61 communities in 2018. The results represent a...
  2. Unaccommodating: Rental Housing Wage in Canada

    This report maps rental affordability in neighbourhoods across Canada by calculating the “rental wage,” which is the hourly wage needed to afford an average apartment without spending more than 30% of one’s earnings. Across all of Canada, the average wage needed to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $22.40/h, or $20.20/h...
  3. Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector

    Struck in January 2018, the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector was asked to examine and report on Canada’s charitable and non-profit sector. Through extensive consultations, the committee heard evidence on four key topics: the people working and volunteering in the sector; the rules governing the sector; and the...

Community Calendar

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Aug
21
Wed
Anger Solutions – Summer Training @ Thorold
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

Everything you need to run an effective group counseling or coaching sessions in one package!

Are you frustrated with the time and effort required to research and develop effective anger tools? Need a solid base of tools and resources?

The Anger Solutions Program as developed by Julie Christiansen, MA over 4 years of study and practical use. It has been delivered to over 150 agencies across Ontario for over 20 years, and is currently in use by various corrections-based, addictions and recovery, and social service agencies across Canada and internationally.

Facilitator Boot Camp August 21, 2019 $397+HST/person All training materials included.

Train The Trainer 3-Day Intensive Course August 21-23, 2019 $1,197+HST/person All training materials and first year license included.

Aug
22
Thu
Supporting the Rainbow Community in Long-Term Care @ Online
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is the second webinar in a series of two, focusing on the LGBTQI2S+ community living in long-term care homes. This session will address a variety of real case scenarios and challenges provided by registered attendees.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn strategies to build culturally-competent staff and volunteer teams
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a culture in your LTC home that feels welcoming and safe to LGBTQ residents
  • Explore opportunities to communicate effectively to residents, families, and the public that you are an LGBTQI2S-friendly and inclusive home

This webinar is hosted by Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care.

Aug
28
Wed
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ TBA
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm

ASIST is a two-day workshop that provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Participants in the workshop learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help.
  • Reach out and offer support.
  • Review the risk of suicide.
  • Apply a suicide intervention model.
  • Link people with community resources.

Please contact dcniagara@distresscentreniagara.com to register.

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

Self-Care for the Caregiver @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Self-Care for the Caregiver is a 16-week educational program designed to help you learn how to take better care of yourself.

Presenter: Denise Verreault, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

This program occurs every Wednesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. from August 28, 2019 to December 11, 2019.

Intellectual Property Panel @ Spark Niagara
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have valuable intellectual property? Is your business name, slogan and product protected? Learn more from industry experts at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, on how to protect YOUR valuable intellectual property!

Learn IP basics from a former federal judge, IP firm strategies and cross -border intellectual property to ensure that your intellectual property stays protected.

This event is hosted by Spark Niagara.

Sep
2
Mon
Labour Day
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
5
Thu
Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting @ Crystal Ridge Community Church
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Service Provider Shared Learning Sessions are being held across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

Presentations: Advancing Crystal Beach and CNIB

Please RSVP your attendance to tamara@unitedwayniagara.org.

Partners & Projects

  1. Data Professionals of Niagara

    DPN (Data Professionals of Niagara) is an informal association for professionals, students, and enthusiasts of Data-related subjects. DPN is focused on community building, education, and advocacy. The group currently hosts a monthly event called Data Cafe where members can network and learn from each other. Membership is free. Maira Bay de...
  2. Spark Technical Academy

    Spark Technical Academy in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada offers non-accredited skills training in Cybersecurity and other emerging technology areas, in partnership with Stratford University. This skills training academy has been created by the team of Spark Niagara Innovation Centre whom have an extensive background in both the academic and innovation sector....

Community Blog

  1. Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...

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