Resources & Publications

  1. CMHA Niagara and Pathstone Mental Health Strategic Partnership Initiative: Webinar Focus Group (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the May 17, 2017 webinar with presenters George Kurzawa, Shawn Baylis & Tara McKendrick. 50 participants joined this event from 31 different organizations across Niagara. Since January 2017 the CMHA Niagara and Pathstone Mental Health have been through a formal process to consider and analyze different...
  2. Census Profile – 2016 Census

    This profile presents information from the 2016 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts. Using the search or browse options, users can search for an area of interest by typing its place name, postal code or geographic code...
  3. Ontario Economic Report 2017

    The Ontario Economic Report (OER) is an annual policy document aimed at spurring growth and prosperity in Ontario. The report details policy priorities for the coming year, based on economic research and consultation with members of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Published By: Ontario Chamber of Commerce Publication Date: April 2017

Community Calendar

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

May
30
Tue
Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium @ Country Heritage Park
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

FoodThinkers – You are invited to attend the Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium, a full day event hosted by the Halton Food Council in partnership with Sustain Ontario, the Ontario Food Collaborative, and Country Heritage Park.

The symposium will kick off with keynote speaker, Dr. Martin Gooch, CEO/Partner of VCM International. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the National Zero Waste Council’s National Food Waste Reduction Strategy, best practices, and innovative solutions, and to engage with other FoodThinkers.

This event is hosted by the Halton Food Council.

Always in Service with Niagara EMS @ Niagara College - Applied Health Institute Community Lecture Theatre Room (AHI41)
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Niagara EMS and their community partners as Thom & Mike remind us why we choose to do what we do; how to take care of each other and the people we serve.

Thom Dick is the author of “People Care”, and has just finished writing the third edition. Thom’s book is a series of lessons from seasoned medics about how to harness their talent and love their work throughout the span of a career.

Mike Taigman is an internationally recognized leader in EMS, he has published over 500 articles in professional journals and he lectures worldwide. For over 20 years he has focused his efforts on quality and performance improvement.

This event is hosted by Niagara Emergency Medical Services.

Measurement and Evaluation of Community Engagement @ Online
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Building on his plenary presentation at Tamarack Institute’s 2017 Community Engagement: The Next Generation, Mark Holmgren will speak to how measuring community engagement is a different challenge than evaluating programmatic outcomes or impact.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • The Spectrum of Community Engagement
  • The relationship between community engagement planning and evaluation
  • Signals of an engaged citizenry that should be factored into community engagement design and measurement
  • The importance of communicating with the public before, during, and post engagement, and various ways of doing so.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack Institute.

May
31
Wed
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference @ Ryerson University
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice.

The theme for the tenth conference at Ryerson University is: Nonprofits and the Social Economy: From Far and Wide.

The conference is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions.

This conference is hosted by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.

NPRN Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) provides leadership in informing and changing attitudes about poverty, sharing ideas, resources and information services to leverage, collaborate and maximize the opportunities for community engagement. Click here to learn more about the NPRN.

These meetings are held 5 times per year: January, March, May, September, and November.

Please RSVP or find out more by emailing info@wipeoutpoverty.ca. Transportation supports are available.

Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: Antibiotics and Resistance – A Looming Global Crisis @ Armenian Community Centre
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Presenter: Dr. Gerry Wright, Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University; Canada Research Chair in Antibiotic Biochemistry

Antibiotics are the cornerstones of modern medicine. These wonder drugs not only have saved countless lives, they have enabled a large number of clinical interventions.

From major surgeries, to cancer chemotherapy, to pre-term infants, the control of infection that antibiotics offer have had a profound impact on our quality and length of life.

We are now at risk though of losing these advances. Bacteria have become increasingly resistant to our available drugs and the pharmaceutical industry has failed to provide new ones.

We are at risk of entering a post-antibiotic era. Work on understanding how we got here and what we can do about it will be presented.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

OTF Webinar: Let’s Talk About the Grow Workbook @ Online
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Ontario Trillium Foundation is providing support to potential grant applicants through a series of webinars focused on the OTF Investment Strategy.

The session will include:

  • An deep dive into OTF Grow Workbook of the grant application
  • Time for Q & A’s.

Interested in participating?

  • Please reserve only 2 tickets per organization. It is recommended to book a boardroom if several on your team wish to participate.
  • You are encouraged to prepare for this webinar by reviewing the What We Fund section of the OTF website.
  • Webinar log-in details will be sent to registered participants a couple of days before the webinar to the email address used to register.
  • Space is limited! Please sign up early, noting that a wait list will be maintained if required.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Partners & Projects

  1. Niagara Community Garden Network

    The Niagara Community Garden Network consists of numerous individuals and community groups across Niagara that are committed to sustainable community gardening projects. The group comes together regularly to share resources and information, identify common challenges and opportunities, and to create a network of support. Members each come to the Network...

Community Blog

  1. Niagara Dental Health Coalition Region-Wide Survey Results and Implications

    The Niagara Dental Health Coalition recently conducted a survey to identify barriers to accessing dental care in Niagara region for adults 18 and over. The Coalition had heard anecdotally from local health and social service agencies that they frequently encounter people across Niagara region who face challenges accessing dental care....
  2. Take 15 Minutes to Help Draw the Picture of How Data is Being Used Every Day in Niagara

    Data helps us to explore patterns and trends to strengthen planning and see opportunities in Niagara differently, through the lens of relevant, reliable evidence. The Data and Knowledge Niagara Reference Group designed a Data in Niagara Inventory survey to draw a picture of the data continuum in Niagara. You are invited...

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