About Us

The Niagara Knowledge Exchange (NKE) is a tool to support evidence-informed planning and Niagara-wide community innovations. Connect with the best and brightest people, ideas and resources to help you efficiently reach your goals.

The NKE provides relevant, reliable information and resources to support evidence-informed community action and is a trusted tool for:

  • Accessing trusted, comprehensive Niagara-wide knowledge
  • Being aware of the latest Niagara community news and information
  • Interacting with Niagara-wide peers
  • Contributing your expertise and perspective

The NKE is powered by Niagara Connects, a Niagara-wide network for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Niagara Connects leads a culture of Niagara-focused evidence-informed planning that supports community action.

The goals of the NKE are to:

  • Support the learning needs of people seeking relevant, reliable Niagara-focused evidence and data to enable planning that drives community action;
  • Stimulate, support, and share innovations in Niagara; and,
  • Build and strengthen collaboration between diverse community partners and citizens of Niagara.

The NKE accomplishes this by:

Monitoring key research findings, government and other publications and policies, innovations and projects related to Niagara development, influential stakeholders and change-makers, and media coverage concerning the Niagara-wide community.

Informing the work of people living and working in Niagara with the latest information to improve services and influence policy and practice

Exchanging current information about the Niagara-wide community, to enable evidence-informed decision-making.

Networking people and building relationships by identifying like-minded stakeholders across a range of topics and organizations.

Supporting Niagara community partners seeking an ongoing way to build their own knowledge and communications systems.

We deliver on these goals by offering you:

  • A resource listing of Niagara-related publications
  • A calendar of events
  • A collection of Niagara-focused people and projects
  • A community news blog
  • The Niagara Connects newsletter
  • Knowledge Broker services
  • Online and in-person knowledge exchange events
  • And much more!

Click here to view a ‘Guided Tour’ of the NKE.

To learn more about Niagara Connects, visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us by e-mail: info@niagaraconnects.ca or phone: 905-688-6236.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Mar
30
Mon
Trauma Grief and Loss Conference-Online @ Online
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another leading-edge trauma and attachment conference series March 30 – April 3, 2020, this will now be offered fully online. This comprehensive conference will give you practical tools to take your trauma processing to a deeper level and learn effective tools and skills to work with grief and loss.

· Day 1 ~ March 30 :

· Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 1 .

· Day 2 ~ March 31 :

· Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 2 .

· Days 3 & 4

· Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief with Anne-Marie Lockmyer (2-day training).

· Day 5

· When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Approaches to Grief and Loss with Cher Curshen.

*Pre-requisite: Must have completed core 3-day certification trainings in order to complete these trainings. See details on the website.

This conference is hosted by ATTCH. Please contact by email to register reception@attch.org.

Mar
31
Tue
Dementia-Friendly Canada Project @ Online
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us online for this presentation that will speak to the Dementia-Friendly Canada project, including: an introduction to the concept of dementia-friendly communities, a review of existing dementia-friendly communities initiatives in Canada, and an overview of project activities to date and next steps. A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia, as well as their care partners and families, feel welcomed, acknowledged and included. Many Alzheimer Societies across Canada have been successful in creating these communities. The Dementia-Friendly Canada project will expand these initiatives across Ontario, B.C., Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and invest in training and outreach programs to enable more communities to support Canadians living with dementia.

Registration is FREE, but space is limited

This event is hosted online by brainXchange

Intimacy & Dementia: How Close Can We Get? @ Online
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar series will explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy and aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics when we are supporting persons with dementia. There are challenges presented by the desire for intimacy when faced with physical, mental, psychological, social and environmental barriers. Participants will be encouraged to share some of their unique situations and strategies will be shared and discussed.

This webinar is the first of a two part series in partnership with ASC / CCNA. Part two (which takes place Tuesday April 28) will use case examples to highlight some common challenges that arise when issues of intimacy arise in persons with dementia and strategies will be offered to help us support meaningful relationships.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

COVID-19 Fraud and Scams: How to Recognize, Reject and Report @ Online
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, there are those who are actively exploiting people, perpetrating frauds, scams and devising new cybercrimes associated with COVID-19. Nothing is more important than protecting and safeguarding the well-being of older adults in our communities. Helping them protect their finances during these difficult times is critical and being informed is the first step.

EAPO is joined by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Ontario Securities Commission and the Ontario Provincial Police, as we host a webinar that brings to light some of these crimes, providing important information on how to protect ourselves and the most vulnerable in our communities from falling prey to these fraudulent behaviours.

Speakers will highlight the new emerging approaches used by fraudsters, but more importantly, they will share with participants where and how these can be reported.

Please join us for this all-important session and learn how YOU can protect yourself, your friends and family members during these challenging times and help stop these growing trends.

This webinar is brought to you by Elder Abuse Prevention (On)

Apr
7
Tue
Workplace Wellness Series for Educators: Finding Your Happy @ ECCDC
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Introduction to the 16 Guidelines to Transform Your Life and Relationships

Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Many of us search all our life for our Holy Grail to happiness and well-being, yet the answer often lies within us. Drawing on proven techniques from modern psychology, ethics, cognitive behavioural approaches, and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, 16 Guidelines is a holistic approach to increase our emotional resilience, confidence, and overall well-being.

This workshop is a taster to a two-day workshop that looks at the neuroscience behind happiness and introduces “The 16 Guidelines“ which provide practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. The idea behind the 16 guidelines is simple: to change the way we experience the world, we transform the way we think, act, and relate to others to find meaning. This workshop will teach techniques, including mindfulness, that can be shared with others, to improve personal relationships at home, reduce stress in the workplace, and overall increase your sense of happiness and well-being.

Registration fee includes all session materials and nutrition break.

This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.

Apr
9
Thu
“Drag” Yourself to Trivia in Support of the Many Hands Project @ Canadian Polish Society Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Niagara College Event Management students and Many Hands Project presents “DRAG” yourself to TRIVIA, a fun, pop-culture themed trivia night co-hosted by 2 Drag Queens.

All proceeds will go to Education Foundation of Niagara creating bursaries for DSBN students pursuing post-secondary education at Niagara College.

Featuring rounds of pop-culture trivia, pizza, snacks, cash bar, games, and prizes.

This event is hosted by the Many Hands Project.

Apr
10
Fri
Good Friday
Apr 10 all-day

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Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us: Email: info@niagaraconnects.ca, Phone: 905-688-6236
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