Resources & Publications

  1. Using an Integrated Community Lead Model of Care to Enhance Service Navigation for Clients in Niagara with Complex Needs – Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the October 5th & 19th (repeated) webinar with presenters Jenny Stranges, Despina Tzemis & Kelly Falconer. 88 participants joined these events from 40 different organizations across Niagara. During these webinars presenters described the Integrated Community Lead Model of Care, discussed how this model enables easy and...
  2. October 2016: Labour Market Observer (St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area)

    The monthly labour market observer presents local, provincial, and national labour market data from the previous calendar month. Raw data from the infographic may be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet or as a CSV file. Readers should note that Statistics Canada provides data for the St. Catharines-Niagara Census Metropolitan Area....

Community Calendar

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Small Business Week
Oct 16 – Oct 22 all-day

Why attend BDC Small Business Week?

1. Celebrate Canadian entrepreneurship
SMEs represent 99.8% of all companies and employ 64% of private sector workers. They are the engine of our economy.

2. Meet entrepreneurs and influencers
Around 10,000 business people attend BDC Small Business Week events each year all across Canada. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to build valuable business networks.

3. Find inspiration
Great things happen when entrepreneurs get together. Come learn, share ideas and find business opportunities.

OPHEA Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Packed with invaluable experiences, the Ophea conference presents educators from across the field with essential information, teaching tools, and new insights on ways to support the healthy, active living of children and youth.

Are you an elementary or secondary teacher, school or school board administrator, public health professional or community leader interested in the health of children and youth? The Ophea conference is here to support your professional learning!
Click here to view the conference agenda and further details.

Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.

Vision: That all individuals, regardless of gender, have the capacity, efficacy, and equitable opportunity to be leaders in their community.

Goal: To facilitate an intergenerational, region-wide, inclusive and accessible event. We will discuss, evaluate and celebrate women’s leadership and promote women in leadership to effect positive change for Niagara.

This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

Various levels of sponsorship opportunities are available. The YWCA is also recruiting volunteers to assist on the day of the Summit. Volunteers will receive lunch and registration.

This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.

Senior Driving Seminar @ CAA Niagara Thorold Branch
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am

To provide Niagara’s mature drivers with tips and tools to stay safe behind the wheel, CAA will host a Senior Driving Seminar.

The free seminar will feature a presentation from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, focusing on the testing and licensing of drivers age 80 and over. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about insurance requirements and alternative modes of transportation for those considering driving less or hanging up their keys for good.

Sessions are scheduled at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm.

These seminars are hosted by CAA Niagara.

Science Cafe: Water and its Importance in Niagara @ Mahtay Cafe
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) as they discuss water and its importance in the Niagara Region.

This Science Café will include presentations, and time to chat with organizations and groups working towards water sustainability in Niagara.

This event will feature guest speakers:

  • Karl Dockstader, Niagara College alumni
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • and more

This event is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

Supporting Children & Youth Who Are Grieving a Death @ Online
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The death of a significant person represents one of the most powerful disruptions in all aspects of a child or youth’s emotional existence. Yet few people, including professionals in the field of mental health, medicine, or education, receive formal training on how to support children and youth who are grieving a death.

In this webinar, Andrea Warnick (Children & Youth Grief Network) will identify:

  • Common barriers to supporting children and youth who are grieving.
  • Innovative and practical strategies that can be used in a variety of settings to help children and youth integrate the reality of the death into their lives in a healthy way.
  • Important messages from children, youth, and their families that illustrate “best practice” guidelines for supporting the wellbeing of children who are grieving.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

Niagara Parks Public Information Centre @ Old Fort Erie Visitor Centre
Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) will host two Public Information Centres to provide an overview of its upcoming activities planned for 2016-17. At each of these sessions, members of the public will have an opportunity to meet with NPC project teams and to provide their feedback to the Commission.

Areas of discussion will include:

  • Chippawa Grassland Project
  • Emerald Ash Borer Initiative
  • Fish Habitat Projects
  • Fort Erie Breakwall Plan
  • Fort Erie Cycling Trail
  • Niagara Parks Marina at Miller’s Creek Development
  • Oakes Garden Theatre Restoration
  • Queen Victoria Park Master Plan
  • Rooted: Celebrating the Garden Campaign
  • NPC Service Road Policy

NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Parks Commission.

Partners & Projects

  1. Family Support Niagara

    The Family Support Network (FSN) was founded in 1996 by 5 local families who saw a need for mental health education that empowered the families of those affected by mental illness to be stronger advocates for their loved ones. All FSN facilitators are family members and trained mental health professionals....
  2. Fresh From the Farm

    Building upon the success of the previous 3 years, Fresh from the Farm, Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools has expanded to include 53 school boards, and is now eligible to over 4000, publicly-funded schools. Fresh from the Farm provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and...

Community Blog

  1. Distress Centre Niagara: Call for Volunteers

    Distress Centre Niagara is currently seeking compassionate volunteers who are interested in providing support to the Niagara community, while gaining valuable front line experience in crisis support, mental health, and addictions. Distress Centre Niagara provides a free, confidential telephone support service delivered by highly skilled volunteers who assist anyone in need...
  2. Potential for Social Enterprise to Boost Niagara’s Economy

    In Niagara we enjoy an abundant quality of life. In recent years our local economy has seen some major transformation. We’ve shifted away from jobs provided by large manufacturers, to jobs with small to medium sized firms, many of which employ 10 people or less. Many well-educated Niagara citizens struggle...

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