Resources & Publications

  1. The Basics of Micromobility and Related Motorized Devices for Personal Transport

    With a surge of new personal transportation devices coming to market, some integrated into shared ride systems (such as bikeshare programs), there is a need to establish a common vocabulary for these options, and provide basic information about how these devices are classified and regulated. This info brief provides an...

Community Calendar

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
29
Wed
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness: Travel Tips and Virtual Travel Experience @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics for this caregiver learning session include:

  • Strategies to reduce stress while travelling with someone living with dementia
  • Explore respite options
  • Experience a virtual armchair travel vacation to Tofino, B.C.
  • Learn how to create & enjoy your own armchair travel experiences

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
30
Thu
Regional Chair’s Address @ Americana Conference Resort
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (representing Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wanfleet and Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce) for lunch as Regional Chair Jim Bradley presents his Regional Chair’s Address.

The moderated discussion will cover topics including the aftermath of non-amalgamation, the status of development in Niagara, and transportation including land, sea and air.

This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.

Five Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search @ Online
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Job hunting can be challenging in today’s market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way!

Topics will include:

  • The benefits of volunteering
  • The types of volunteer roles available and the commitments they require
  • How to locate your nearest volunteer centre and search for volunteer roles online
  • What to expect when applying for a volunteer role
  • The five ways volunteering can enhance your job search

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Jan
31
Fri
Renting in Niagara: Housing Supports and Tenant Rights (Fort Erie) @ Fort Erie Public Library
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Offered in partnership with the Niagara Community Legal Clinic and local libraries throughout Niagara, these sessions support the goals of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, A Home for All by increasing access to education about rights and responsibilities for those who rent property in Ontario.

You will:

  1. Learn about housing programs in Niagara and how to access them.
  2. Know your rights as a tenant. Topics will include: maintenance and repair issues, common grounds for eviction (the process and amount of notice required), when can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit.

Session dates and locations:

  • January 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Fort Erie Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., St. Catharines Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., West Lincoln Public Library (Smithville Branch)
  • February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Port Colborne Public Library
  • February 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Niagara Falls Public Library
  • March 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Welland Public Library (Main Branch)

This event is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Renting in Niagara: Housing Supports and Tenant Rights (St. Catharines) @ St. Catharines Public Library
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Offered in partnership with the Niagara Community Legal Clinic and local libraries throughout Niagara, these sessions support the goals of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, A Home for All by increasing access to education about rights and responsibilities for those who rent property in Ontario.

You will:

  1. Learn about housing programs in Niagara and how to access them.
  2. Know your rights as a tenant. Topics will include: maintenance and repair issues, common grounds for eviction (the process and amount of notice required), when can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit.

Session dates and locations:

  • January 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., St. Catharines Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., West Lincoln Public Library (Smithville Branch)
  • February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Port Colborne Public Library
  • February 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Niagara Falls Public Library
  • March 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Welland Public Library (Main Branch)

This event is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Women in STEM @ Rodman Hall Art Centre
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Women have always worked and succeeded in STEM fields. But women have also faced barriers to their full participation in STEM stemming from both overt discrimination and implicit bias. Today, the successes and obstacles to women in STEM are at the forefront of public attention. Movies like Hidden Figures highlight the forgotten role of women of colour in space exploration. Studies about the lack of women in senior management at tech firms make headlines. Businesses, governments, universities, and civic organizations run a range of programs to promote more women in STEM, from camps to teach girls to code to better maternity leave policies.

In this keynote talk, Kira will draw on the insights from the latest research on gender and diversity in STEM organizations, so that we can think together about the ways that organizations can help or hinder women. Research shows that gender-balanced firms are crucial to ensuring that social biases don’t get replicated in designing technology– to ensure, for example, that crash-test dummies aren’t designed with only men in mind. History shows us that women have been responsible for major scientific discoveries, like DNA, and for programming the first computers. The aim of this talk is to bring the insights from this research to bear on your own experiences as women in tech organizations.

Event Program:

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Networking
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Keynote Presentation and Q&A Session
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Networking

This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Renting in Niagara: Housing Supports and Tenant Rights (West Lincoln) @ West Lincoln Public Library
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Offered in partnership with the Niagara Community Legal Clinic and local libraries throughout Niagara, these sessions support the goals of Niagara’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Action Plan, A Home for All by increasing access to education about rights and responsibilities for those who rent property in Ontario.

You will:

  1. Learn about housing programs in Niagara and how to access them.
  2. Know your rights as a tenant. Topics will include: maintenance and repair issues, common grounds for eviction (the process and amount of notice required), when can a landlord enter a tenant’s unit.

Session dates and locations:

  • January 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., St. Catharines Public Library (Central Branch)
  • January 31, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., West Lincoln Public Library (Smithville Branch)
  • February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Port Colborne Public Library
  • February 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Niagara Falls Public Library
  • March 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Welland Public Library (Main Branch)

This event is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

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. Let’s Be Clear: Cannabis Use Among Youth

    Niagara Region Public Health and REACT Niagara want to make the risks and harms of cannabis use a little “less fuzzy” for youth. “Let’s Be Clear” is a youth-developed, educational campaign that encourages youth to consider how the choice to use cannabis can affect them. REACT, a youth-led action group,...
  2. Cost of Living and Living Wage for Niagara in 2019: Calculation Reports Released

    The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) has recently released the 2019 Cost of Living in Niagara Region and 2019 Living Wage for Niagara Region calculations, updating its 2018 calculations. The reports provide the full methodology used in the development of the calculations. With the annual cost of household living expenses...

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