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The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement 10:00 am
The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join a webinar on the Upstream Project, a Canadian adaptation of a successful Australian initiative that works to prevent youth homelessness and improve school engagement. In conjunction with the release of a project evaluation report, this webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the project to discuss their experiences, insights, and lessons learned. Presenters: Elisa Traficante – Director of Community Initiatives, Raising the Roof Mike Lethby – Executive Director, The RAFT Yvonne Kelly – Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Ann Harrison – Student Achievement Leader Instruction and Learning, District School Board of Niagara This webinar is hosted by the Upstream Project.
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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Salvation Army
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Spotlight agency: Fort Erie Multicultural Centre To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.
CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations 1:00 pm
CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations @ Online
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. This free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements. Audience: This webinar will be of interest to HR managers, program managers, executives and nonprofit leaders. In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to: Identify the latest legislation with regard to harassment investigations Understand your role as HR Take a proper complaint Ensure confidentiality See it as a good thing This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival
Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival @ Taps Brewery
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
The 4th annual Livestock Niagara Music and Arts Festival will be held over three days and will feature 28 bands, 16 artisan vendors, local craft beer and much more! Weekend ($25) and daily passes ($10) are available at https://www.livestockniagara.com/. This festival is hosted by Livestock Niagara.
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Brock Cares Day of Service
Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day
Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara. As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069 This event is hosted by Brock University.
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Big Move Cancer Ride 8:00 am
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am
Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride. Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace. Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre! This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.
Amazing Race Niagara 2018 11:00 am
Amazing Race Niagara 2018 @ Polonia Park
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Amazing Race Niagara is a car rally, scavenger hunt & team competition that takes place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. It’s a fun team event where teams of four travel by car throughout the Niagara Region competing against each other and the clock, completing various activities/challenges in order to receive clues for the next location. You can ‘Be a Hero for just one day’ and let children & youth impacted by abuse in our region know you care. Over 90% of the funds raised from this event directly support the much needed programs and services required to provide help, healing & support to children, youth and their families. We could not do this without the generous support of our caring community partners. Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a registered charitable organization, we operate without any core government funding, therefore your support is very much appreciated. People commit acts of heroism each & every day. Amazing Race Niagara is your chance to create your own team of Heroes, gather family, friends & colleagues, register your team of Heroes at http://www.amazingraceniagara.ca. ‘You can be a Hero just for one day’ to Niagara’s children & youth who have experienced abuse. This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre.
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Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving, and Research 1:00 pm
Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving, and Research @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites the community for a special presentation on Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving, and Research. YourTV (Cogeco) will be taping this presentation. Speakers: Dr. William Brown – Professor of Neurology, McMaster University Medical School Doug Ure – Care Partner Lynn Van Egmond – Companion and advocate Gerry Bucsis – Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice 1:00 pm
Osteoporosis and Yoga: Suggestions for Safe and Appropriate Practice @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
About the webinar: An overview of what movements should be modified, and why, for people with osteoporosis; Suggestions for yoga postures that should be encouraged, modified or avoided; A discussion of the principles of a safe yoga culture Presenter: Dr. Caitlin McArthur, Registered Physiotherapist and Post-doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre for Aging Research, McMaster University Specialist in aging, health and well-being; expertise in bone health, exercise and physical activity Dr. Caitlin will address osteoporosis-related concerns in this presentation and demonstrate how with some modifications, yoga can be a great practice to include in the daily routines of people living with osteoporosis. Dr. Caitlyn will also discuss which movements should be modified for people with osteoporosis and why, which postures should be encouraged, and which postures should be avoided. She will also discuss principles for a safe yoga culture. This webinar is hosted by Osteoporosis Canada.
The Great Divide: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps to Fully Engage Your Volunteers 1:00 pm
The Great Divide: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps to Fully Engage Your Volunteers @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Presenters will explore how to do this by creating desirable, value-added experiences to develop strong volunteer-centred engagement programs that are aligned with the Canadian Code of Volunteer standards (CCVI) best practices. In this webinar, presenters will also discuss ways to engage the growing population of millennial (and younger!) volunteers such as micro-volunteer opportunities, ambassador programs, and leaders of tomorrow programs, and learn how to connect these successes to the development of a fully engaged volunteer program. Participants will learn to: Identify millennial volunteers’ expectations and motivations and understand how we need to address this growing population Identify creative ways to add value to your volunteers’ experiences Implement best practices to leverage the unique differences between boomer and millennial volunteers to create a strong intergenerational volunteer program This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
The Human Rights Approach to Housing 1:00 pm
The Human Rights Approach to Housing @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018). The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach. This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing. You will learn about: A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy; How Housing First fits with the approach; and, How to get the rights-based approach into legislation. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenters: Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre Moderators: Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
Tech Mashup 5:00 pm
Tech Mashup @ The Generator at One
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Innovate Niagara invites you to the first Tech Mashup of the 2018/19 year at the Generator at One. This event is a chance to meet tech entrepreneurs, students and researchers in Niagara. Participants will also celebrate the Generator at One’s most recent portfolio company graduate, Phantom Compass. This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival @ Firemen's Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
Admission is free for seniors (60+) and kids under 12. Over 50 artists and 30 musicians will be featured throughout the weekend. This is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from Niagara and all across Ontario. There is something for everyone. Everything is free after you pay the admission! The indoor/outdoor festival will house fine art, thought provoking, interactive and intriguing installations, one of a kind works, children’s art zone and interactive workshops. September 14: 6pm – 11pm September 15: 9am – 11pm September 16: 9am – 6pm Including the Friday Evening VIP Gala – 6pm to 7pm – $15 Meet and greet with artists and musicians Exclusive art purchasing opportunities Complimentary glass of wine and appetizers Exciting announcements Entertainment with local favourite Cory Cruise Opening Ceremonies Entertainment with Juno award winning Jazz vocalist Liberty Silver, Nezqwik and Flamenco guitarist John Taylor Over 40 indoor artists – Show and Sale Cash Bar This event is hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase.
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Integrated Models of Care for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns 1:00 pm
Integrated Models of Care for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns @ Online
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Young people face many barriers when trying to access the mental health and health care they need. Integrated models of care are designed to improve treatment and access to care for youth with health, mental health or substance use concerns1. They have been proven to be effective and cost effective. By providing integrated services in the same location, the clinics provide rapid access to services that address the needs of youth across mental health and health care needs. One example of youth integrated care services are the Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO). The hubs target the needs of youth aged 12-25 as fully integrated “one-stop-shops” for mental health, substance use, primary care, and other community and social services. The objectives of this webinar are: Understand how integrated models of care can address complex comorbidities of mental health and substance use amongst transitional aged youth. Explore the YWHO example, and understand how youth engagement and integrated care are fundamental in achieving their intended purpose. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of youth within a hub model of care. Presenters: Shauna MacEachern, Youth Wellness Hubs Initiative project manager, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH Janis Macdonald, Nurse Practitioner, Ann Johnson Health Station and YouthCan IMPACT This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara hosts meetings on a quarterly basis. These meetings are an opportunity for organizations serving Niagara’s senior communities can network to exchange information, knowledge, experiences, and problem-solving, and learn about becoming safe and welcoming to older LGBTQ2S citizens. This meeting will include a training component on intersex. This event is hosted by the Senior Pride Network Niagara.
Fall Mental Health Workshops: Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul 7:00 pm
Fall Mental Health Workshops: Creative Writing for the Mind, Body and Soul @ Downtown St. Catharines
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Darcy Patrick Author/Public Speaker, as he explains and teaches the core elements of his new creative writing book, “Creative Writing For The Mind, Body & Soul”. The goal of this writing program is to turn writing into your best friend, while at the same time teaching that writing can be therapeutic. Learn to apply new tools to fight depression and anxiety and make them unique to you in your own life. In this 2-night 2-hour presentation Darcy will cover the 5 following sections from his book: Change your negative thinking Learn to use writing as a therapeutic tool Mindfulness and Guided Meditation Create your own safe place Applying what you have learned The only thing you will need for this course is a pen or pencil, a journal, an open mind and willingness to turn writing into your best friend. Location to be announced at time of registration. This workshop is hosted by Family Support Niagara.
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Youth Employment: Barriers and Opportunities 11:30 am
Youth Employment: Barriers and Opportunities @ Online
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
What are the barriers to meaningful employment for young people in our communities? How can we support youth in overcoming these barriers and meeting the demands of an ever-changing labour market? In Ontario, the unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 15-24 is twice the unemployment rate of the general population; the rate of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) was 11.1% in 2016. Precarious employment, unemployment, and underemployment impact outcomes for young people, particularly those who face systemic barriers and forms of discrimination based on race, gender, ability, language or identity. Join YouthREX for this conversation about barriers to employment, and learn how the youth sector can promote pathways to meaningful employment and improve youth wellbeing. This webinar will feature: Tamara Balan, Associate Vice President, CivicAction & Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers Lucas Gordon, Team Lead, RedReach Osivue Isteumah, Equity & Employment Lead (2018-2019), and Mana Sadeghipour, Equity & Employment Lead (2017-2018), Toronto Youth Cabinet Gladys Okine, Executive Director, First Work This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction 12:00 pm
Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service This presentation will review addiction specific risk factors and a focus on specific clinical modalities that can be used in working with clients who are suicidal. Attend one of the following sessions in-person or remotely: Tuesday, September 18th @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 19th @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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United Way Inaugural Campaign Kickoff 7:30 am
United Way Inaugural Campaign Kickoff @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am
United Way Niagara invites you to attend their Inaugural Campaign Kickoff event presented by Enbridge. Tables of 8 (or 10 by request) are available. Buffet breakfast is $20. The three United Ways in Niagara are set to amalgamate in August 2018 and are currently operating as one entity. In the interim, United Way of St. Catharines & District is overseeing registration of this special event. Please RSVP by phone or email (contact information above). This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.
Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction 12:00 pm
Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service This presentation will review addiction specific risk factors and a focus on specific clinical modalities that can be used in working with clients who are suicidal. Attend one of the following sessions in-person or remotely: Tuesday, September 18th @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm Wednesday, September 19th @ 12:00 – 1:00 pm This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event @ Niagara College
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults. Speaker: Dr. Amy D’Aprix, MSW, PhD, CPCA and International Life Transition Expert Topic: Helping your clients manage difficult life transitions What practical guidance and tools can we use to help clients in times of change? How do we help clients become proactive planners to better stay in control of their lives? How do we enhance our relationships with clients and their families at these times? Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting. BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
Fall Mental Health Workshops: Coping Skills for Caregivers 7:00 pm
Fall Mental Health Workshops: Coping Skills for Caregivers @ St. Catharines & Niagara Falls
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location to be announced at time of registration. St. Catharines 12 weeks beginning September 19th from 7 – 9 PM. Niagara Falls 8 weeks beginning September 11th from 7 – 9 PM. This workshop is hosted by Family Support Niagara.
The Grimsby House That Paint Built 7:00 pm
The Grimsby House That Paint Built @ St. Andrew's Parish Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Grimsby Historical Society Talk and Pie Social The Grimsby House That Paint Built Wayne Mullins – Grimsby Historical Archives 69 Main Street East in Grimsby is a house with a history. Commissioned by American owners, the house was built in a California design in the early 1920’s. In the 1930’s the second family to own the house, who were also American, became the owners of the Grimsby Brick and Tile Works. The house, designed by an eminent architect, appears to have other mysteries. Why was it built in Grimsby? Why the design? And what was the source of the American money? This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.
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Grantham Lioness Alzheimer Coffee Break 8:00 am
Grantham Lioness Alzheimer Coffee Break @ Grantham Lions Club
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Join the Grantham Lioness Club for homemade assorted coffee cakes and desserts. Funds raised will stay in Niagara to help with programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. This event is hosted by the Grantham Lioness Club.
Addressing the Pull of the Gang: Engaging Hard to Reach Youth 11:00 am
Addressing the Pull of the Gang: Engaging Hard to Reach Youth @ Online
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In the first of his two part Youth Justice Mini-Series, Nick Brown will provide practical program examples of how to engage with youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, speaking from personal and professional experience. Based on his recent experience with programs targeting youth involved with gangs in a Southwestern Ontario city, Mr. Brown will discuss the importance of asset mapping, establishing boundaries, ‘meeting people where they are at’, and being able to identify and act on the ‘recipe for the birth of a gang’. This webinar sets the groundwork for the next in the series “Mediation and Conflict Resolution”. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff 12:00 pm
2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff @ Meridian Credit Union
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
You’re invited to join Meridian Credit Union for the 2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff. Lunch with Wade Stayzer, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer at Meridian Credit Union, who is this year’s Honourary Coffee Break Chair. Mayor Walter Sendzik, Wade Stayzer, and Vic Kerschl (Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation Chair) will open the event. Enjoy lunch with mobile catering by Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Truck (starting at $8 with partial funds donated back to the Coffee Break Campaign), and Marble Slab Creamery will be offering bite sized samples of their ice cream. This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation & Meridian Credit Union.
Fall Prevention Seminar 1:00 pm
Fall Prevention Seminar @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm
The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee host a free Fall Prevention Seminar. Presented by: Scott Stevens and Sarah Radcliffe, Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Seniors Centre to attend. This event is hosted by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee.
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Charity BBQ in Support of Women’s Place of South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society 11:30 am
Charity BBQ in Support of Women’s Place of South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society @ Dobbie's Florist
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dobbie’s Florist is Celebrating it’s 130th Anniversary Sept 23/2018 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM with a charity BBQ, supporting Woman’s Place South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society. There will be a Raffle, 50/50 Draw, a fundraising BBQ and a Free Roof Top Concert, Featuring Patsy & The Muscle & The Feverish Lemons, all proceeds go to these two charities. Caricature Artist Michael McDonnell will be available. This event is hosted by Dobbie’s Florist.
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Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting 6:00 pm
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting @ Centre de santé communautaire - Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara cordially invites you to their Annual General Meeting. This meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th at 6:00pm at 810 East Main Street, Welland.
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Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress 10:00 am
Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress. Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914. This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Breaking Down the Stigma of Childhood Disability 12:00 pm
Breaking Down the Stigma of Childhood Disability @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy: The Dear Everybody Campaign Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital believes that, as a leader in pediatric care and research, it has a role in breaking down childhood disability stigma and advancing social justice. This role goes beyond the health-care sector to other areas of young people’s lives, such as employment and education. With the aim of tackling disability biases and supporting meaningful inclusion, Holland Bloorview is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families. This webinar will describe Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody anti-stigma campaign. In the webinar, you will explore: equity barriers faced by people with disabilities, an important consideration in the use of the HEIA tool a public education mitigation strategy for addressing health and social inequities This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
Developing a Framework to Promote and Protect Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students 12:00 pm
Developing a Framework to Promote and Protect Psychological Health and Safety of Post-Secondary Students @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As the importance of addressing psychological health at work gains traction – through efforts like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) – it follows that protecting and promoting the mental wellness of tomorrow’s workforce is equally crucial. Acquiring a post-secondary education can be exciting, transformative and demanding. Juggling financial, academic, family and personal demands, in addition to being away from home, family and friends for the first time are some of the new experiences that students share. There are a greater number of students coming to campuses with diagnosed mental health disorders and recent surveys indicate that 50% of students use campus mental health services with 10% being seen in urgent or crisis situations. Reorienting the culture of post-secondary institutions to better equip students to thrive, both academically and personally, is integral to growing a resilient and productive workforce. Join the MHCC and a panel of experts to shine the light on key issues faced by students, hear about some examples of leading practices that are having an impact, and opportunities to further shape Canada’s landscape to promote and protect psychological health and safety of post-secondary students. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reason Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do 1:00 pm
Sorry, Can’t Come in Today! The Hidden Reason Behind Absenteeism and What You Can Do @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Absenteeism, which refers to frequent, short, unscheduled or unexpected absences due to sickness or other types of leaves, can negatively affect team productivity and morale as well as the employer’s reputation. If absenteeism is an ongoing concern in your company or organization, join us for this informative session! During this webinar, presenters will discuss: The hidden reasons behind absenteeism Absenteeism vs. presenteeism Attendance management and; Solutions to assist you in building a strong workforce This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects.
Quest CHC Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm
Quest CHC Annual General Meeting @ Market Square
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Quest Community Health Centre invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting. Panel Discussion: Home to Couch, Couch to Street. Fast Tracking Innovative Solutions to Homelessness. Building Community = “Building” a Solution Moderator: Ruth Unrau Panelists: Lori Beech, Executive Director, Bethlehem Housing & Support Services Drew Toth, Founder, Toth Group Nancy Garner, Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Homes, Good Shephard Centres Hamilton Representatives of the private and not-for-profit sectors in Niagara and Hamilton, each panelist has played a significant role in generating creative, ambitious and successful solutions to homelessness. Meet Quest Community Health Centre’s Board and staff, and hear about Quest from a client’s perspective. 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel Discussion 7:00pm – 7:20pm: Reflections 2017-2018: Quest Client, Board Chair, Executive Director 7:30pm – 7:30pm: Break 7:00pm – 8:00pm: AGM, Business Meeting 55% of Quest clients are homeless or at risk. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19th by phone or email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
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Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners 9:00 am
Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“Positive Approach to Care” for Care Partners: Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging Facilitator: Gail MacKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Join certified Teepa Snow trainers to discuss Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging. This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviours to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia. This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector 11:00 am
Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Niagara Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Dept. of Political Science Speaker Series, is excited to announce the presentation of its latest policy brief #35, SHIFTING GEARS: Examining the recent upswing in Niagara’s manufacturing sector, researched and written by recent Master’s graduate Sean Calcott and Brock Associate Professor Charles Conteh. A presentation of the latest manufacturing numbers for the region, from 2012-18, and what it means for Niagara and its policy makers, will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
Coffee Break Event Hosted by Advisory Group of Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 11:30 am
Coffee Break Event Hosted by Advisory Group of Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am
The Advisory Group of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is inviting you to please join them for a Coffee Break Event. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some delicious treats. Proceeds will help fund programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. This event is hosted by the Advisory Group of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Mental Health and Well-Being Among Ontario Students: Findings from the 2017 CAMH Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) 1:00 pm
Mental Health and Well-Being Among Ontario Students: Findings from the 2017 CAMH Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Student mental health and well-being is a priority within Ontario. During this webinar session you will get an overview of the Mental Health and Well-Being survey findings from the 2017 OSDHUS. Although most students rate themselves as being in good physical and mental health, key issues such as suicidal ideation and psychological distress still remain a concern. The findings from the OSDUHS can help educators, public health professionals, policy-makers, and other youth-serving professionals understand the mental health and well-being trends as a way to inform mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs and services. This webinar will: Introduce the 2017 OSDUHS mental health and well-being results; Discuss key trends among Ontario students; Present a panel of OSDUHS researchers that will answer audience questions and discuss the implications of the findings. This webinar is hosted by the Evidence Exchange Network.
Rural and Remote Youth Homelessness in Canada: Towards A Unified Approach 1:00 pm
Rural and Remote Youth Homelessness in Canada: Towards A Unified Approach @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Like adult homelessness, youth homelessness is still viewed as a largely urban issue resulting in few or ineffective rural resources to address the issue. Innovation and creativity are priorities for all communities but it is particularly important in rural and remote communities. Highlighting those solutions, so that we can increase capacity to support the unique issues faced by rural youth and their families in employment, health, mental health, housing and education, is a priority. With these emerging solutions in collaboration and practice in Canada, sharing them more broadly can help with our continued growth and alignment. Join A Way Home Canada as we feature colleagues from the Alberta Rural Development Network, Newfoundland’s Choices for Youth and Lanark County Cornerstone Landing as we work towards a unified approach to rural and remote youth homelessness in Canada. Presenters: Josh Smee – Provincial Expansion Coordinator, Choices for Youth, St John NFLD Terri-Lee Kelford – Chair, Cornerstone Landing, Lanark County ON Jonn Kmech Program Manager, Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), Alberta Rural Development Network, Edmonton AB Mary-Jane McKitterick – Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada This webinar is hosted by A Way Home Canada.
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 1:00 pm
Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Many adults with autism struggle with the organizational and planning skills that fall under the umbrella of ‘executive function.’ These struggles become more problematic when young adults begin living apart from their parents, and need to adapt to classes with less structure than in high school. An understanding of the needs of students with autism, along with support for their difficulties, can go a long way toward helping them succeed in institutions of higher education. This webinar will look at programming catered to students with ASD at the post-secondary level. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Leadership 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to Leadership @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Are you leading a start-up venture for the first time? Do you know what your approach to leadership is? What is the “entrepreneurial roller coaster” and how will you lead people through the ride? Whether you are leading 1 person or many in your venture, it’s important to understand your personal leadership behaviours and how to use them in order to move your team, and your venture forward. Participant profile: Introduction to Leadership is for entrepreneurs who are first time leaders . They might have lead teams in the past but want to become aware of different leadership styles and approaches, so they can more effectively lead their teams. Key Deliverables: You will learn the top leadership skills that help make entrepreneurs successful and become aware of the different leadership behaviours that will affect your team. You will also use these insights to create interview questions for perspective partners as you build your leadership team. Workshop topics include: The difference between a Manager and a Leader The key leadership skill set The different leadership styles and when to apply them What to consider when creating a Leadership Team Insights into the personal journey of an entrepreneurial Leader HR basics and hiring for...
Niagara Networks 2018 1:00 pm
Niagara Networks 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort, Grand Hall A & B
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Niagara Networks is a business and entrepreneur networking extravaganza. Held annually, Niagara Networks promotes business and collaboration among regional Chambers of Commerce in Niagara. Attendees get the opportunity to learn from expert speakers, speak with industry leaders, network with fellow entrepreneurs, enjoy fabulous food, win some great prizes, and much more. This event is open to the public. You do not need to be a Chamber member to attend. Admission and Parking are free for event guests, and attendees are encouraged to have a meal in the Galleria Mall and try their luck on the gaming floor after the show! Learning Forums: LF A: ‘Best Practices for Recruiting Top Talent’ – 1pm – 2pm LF B: ‘Setting up a Supply Chain in the Netherlands & Europe’ – 2:15pm – 3:15pm Register today to ensure your space! This event is hosted by Niagara Partner Chambers of Commerce.
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Sep
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Grantham Lioness Alzheimer Coffee Break @ Grantham Lions Club
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Grantham Lioness Club for homemade assorted coffee cakes and desserts.

Funds raised will stay in Niagara to help with programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

This event is hosted by the Grantham Lioness Club.

Addressing the Pull of the Gang: Engaging Hard to Reach Youth @ Online
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the first of his two part Youth Justice Mini-Series, Nick Brown will provide practical program examples of how to engage with youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, speaking from personal and professional experience.

Based on his recent experience with programs targeting youth involved with gangs in a Southwestern Ontario city, Mr. Brown will discuss the importance of asset mapping, establishing boundaries, ‘meeting people where they are at’, and being able to identify and act on the ‘recipe for the birth of a gang’. This webinar sets the groundwork for the next in the series “Mediation and Conflict Resolution”.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff @ Meridian Credit Union
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to join Meridian Credit Union for the 2018 Alzheimer Coffee Break Kickoff.

Lunch with Wade Stayzer, Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer at Meridian Credit Union, who is this year’s Honourary Coffee Break Chair. Mayor Walter Sendzik, Wade Stayzer, and Vic Kerschl (Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation Chair) will open the event.

Enjoy lunch with mobile catering by Johnny Rocco’s Pizza Truck (starting at $8 with partial funds donated back to the Coffee Break Campaign), and Marble Slab Creamery will be offering bite sized samples of their ice cream.

This event is hosted by Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation & Meridian Credit Union.

Fall Prevention Seminar @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors Centre
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm

The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee host a free Fall Prevention Seminar.

Presented by: Scott Stevens and Sarah Radcliffe, Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being

Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of the Seniors Centre to attend.

This event is hosted by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee.

Sep
23
Sun
Charity BBQ in Support of Women’s Place of South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society @ Dobbie's Florist
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Dobbie’s Florist is Celebrating it’s 130th Anniversary Sept 23/2018 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM with a charity BBQ, supporting Woman’s Place South Niagara & The Niagara Falls Humane Society.

There will be a Raffle, 50/50 Draw, a fundraising BBQ and a Free Roof Top Concert, Featuring Patsy & The Muscle & The Feverish Lemons, all proceeds go to these two charities. Caricature Artist Michael McDonnell will be available.

This event is hosted by Dobbie’s Florist.

Sep
24
Mon
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara Annual General Meeting @ Centre de santé communautaire - Community Hall
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton-Niagara cordially invites you to their Annual General Meeting.

This meeting will be held on Monday, September 24th at 6:00pm at 810 East Main Street, Welland.

Sep
26
Wed
Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress.

Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914.

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

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