Resources & Publications

  1. Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery

    This document aggregates and synthesizes emerging practices in transportation and street design in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights cities’ current efforts to re-organize streets to best manage the crisis and support economic recovery. Emerging practices are organized into stand-alone implementation sheets. The authors note that the document will...
  2. Re-imagining Long-Term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to create a new, better normal at Canadian long-term residential care facilities. This report’s short-term recommendations include: -making all staff permanent and limiting their work to one nursing home; -raising staff wages and benefits, especially sick leave; -rapidly providing testing for all those living,...
  3. Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience

    The research study, Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience, is based on Ontario’s basic income pilot. The pilot was implemented in three Ontario cities in 2018 by the provincial government. Subsequently the project was terminated in 2019, following a change in government. This research study made use of surveys of individuals...

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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
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Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario @ Community Event
Jun 1 – Jun 6 all-day

Celebrate Local Food Week in Ontario

Ontario’s Local Food Week takes place from June 1st – 6th, 2020.

It’s an important time as ever to support local! Celebrate the first week of June by making a special effort to buy local, support local businesses, and thank our hard-working producers across the province.

For more information about Ontario’s Local Food Approach Here

For a list of local businesses in Niagara in need of support visit here

Jun
8
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Virtual Team Building On Zoom @ Webinar
Jun 8 all-day

The Magic of Collaboration Virtual Team Building Activity

Engage, reward, and motivate your team!

Two fun & exciting versions each accommodating 10 – 50 people.
-75 minute fun version
-120 minute training version

We’ve been providing our ‘Magic of Collaboration’ team-building workshop live and in person at team events across Canada since 2006. Our clients include some of Canada’s leading companies. As companies adapt to their teams working remotely and communicating virtually – we have modified our ‘live event format’ and created a ‘virtual format’ that we now provide over Zoom. Our ‘Magic of Collaboration Virtual Team Building Activity’ is an amazing combination of fun, laughter & learning that delivers valuable training ROI.

Your team works together over Zoom to learn magic tricks and perform a virtual magic show.

Your team has fun as they experience the 3 C’s of teamwork – communication, co-operation, and collaboration.

Although the emphasis is on having fun – our program is designed to engage your team and demonstrate that their voices and contributions are being acknowledged and appreciated.

This online event is brought to you by Show Biz Team Building

Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show!

Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as:
-Trivia
-Word puzzles
-Games
-Reminiscent stories
-And much more!

We look forward to connecting with you.

This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health and Well-being @ Webinar
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will explore the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and well-being. You will learn about various strategies that you can use to help build resilience during this time in order to promote good mental health and well-being. Dr. Antony will also identify resources and supports that you can use together with these resilience strategies.

We encourage participants from the mental health and addictions sector to attend this webinar.

This webinar is hosted by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join your peers and share a virtual coffee! This online group is for care partners of individuals living with dementia. Each group will be facilitated by one of our counselling staff.

Sessions: Every other Monday from 2:00-3:00pm

May 4, 2020 and May 25, 2020
June 8, 2020 and June 22, 2020
July 6, 2020 and July 20, 2020

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

Jun
9
Tue
Men’s Social & Support Group by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 am – 11:30 am for a fun social gathering using the Zoom platform! This online group is for male care partners of individuals living with dementia. Each group will be facilitated by one of our counselling staff.

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

AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.

Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute

Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee

Oral Presentations:

Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology
Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto

Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers
Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute

Seniors’ perceptions of the robot
Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke

#AWepic2020

This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

Partners & Projects

  1. Niagara Children’s Planning Council

    The Niagara Children’s Planning Council (NCPC) mission is to ensure children in Niagara receive the best start in life. Niagara Children’s Planning Council Vision: • Niagara – a community that ensures every child will reach optimal potential through cooperative investment in the Early Years. • All children in the Niagara region...
  2. 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...

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