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Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant
Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant @ Online
Nov 1 all-day
BCM Insurance is launching a Community Grants Program in 2019. With an annual investment in excess of $200,000 their goal is to strengthen local non-profit organizations’ capacity to continue to do their great work in serving Niagara’s communities. BCM Insurance has identified two types of initiatives to support: Capital or equipment that can be sustained on an ongoing basis beyond this funding (maximum $50,000) Special events taking place in the community (maximum $25,000) Only applicants who speak to the Grants Administrator at least one week prior to the deadline will have their applications reviewed by Grant Assessors. The Grants Administrator can be reached at communityfund@bcminsurance.com. Just send your name and a day time phone number along with a brief description of your project. You will be called back shortly after sending your email. BCM Insurance is asking all applicants to prepare a three-minute video on their project. This way you have an opportunity to share your passion for your organization and project and how BCM Insurance can help ignite that passion. Further details on the video are included in the grant application. This does not need to be a professionally produced video. It can be as simple as one produced on a cell phone. Further details and applications are available online.
Niagara Economic Summit 2019 7:30 am
Niagara Economic Summit 2019 @ White Oaks Conference Resort
Nov 1 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Vibrant Economy, Vibrant Community The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Tomorrow’s Workforce About a third of future jobs don’t exist today. What will the workforce of tomorrow have to deal with, and how will we prepare them for an unknown future? Liveable Communities – Urban Design True prosperity requires a community where all can thrive. Niagara must not only be a good place to do business, but a good place to live, no matter your background or your wealth Gamechangers Gamechangers can be loud and famous, or they can quietly change an entire industry or an economy behind the scenes. What are those gamechangers, and what do they mean for the businesses of today and tomorrow? This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Meaningful Connections in Aging: Inclusive Communities and Emerging Technologies 8:00 am
Meaningful Connections in Aging: Inclusive Communities and Emerging Technologies @ Providence Care Hospital - Founders' Hall
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
This year’s conference will focus on loneliness, social isolation, poverty, LGBTQ2S aging issues, caregiving and new solutions in “caring at home” and related technology. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathan Stall on the topic of social isolation and loneliness in older adults Other topics include: Providing Culturally and Clinically Competent Care for LGBT2SQ Seniors Social Isolation Among Older Adults with Vision Loss, Hearing Loss, and Dual Sensory Loss: Problems and Possibilities Housing Needs for Older Adults in Canada with a Focus on Ontario Panel on Caregiving Experiences Enabling Independence and Well-being in Aging Through Smart Sensor Solutions This conference is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health.
Annual Auction in Support of Thorold Co-Operative Nursery School 6:00 pm
Annual Auction in Support of Thorold Co-Operative Nursery School @ Canadian Corps
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
Thorold Co-Operative Nursery School is hosting its Annual Auction on November 1, 2019. Admission is free. This event features penny tables, live and silent auction, raffles, and food and drink for purchase.
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Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone 8:00 am
Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am
You can help build a WAVE to end violence against women by walking with Women’s Place this November 2 at the Seaway Mall. This event is not only a 5 km mall walk, but also a fun beach party filled with great activities… perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on their craziest beachwear and join us! Proceeds support domestic violence shelters in Welland (Serenity Place) and Niagara Falls (Nova House). Click here to find out more. This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.
Supporting a Loved One Living With Psychosis 9:00 am
Supporting a Loved One Living With Psychosis @ Real Canadian Superstore - Community Room
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
This 2 day CBT for Psychosis workshop will help you build better resiliency to support your loved ones to improve quality of life, increase day-to-day activities including self-care and reduce relapses. You can expect to leave feeling empowered, more optimistic about your relationship with your loved one and better equipped to communicate and support. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Nicola Wright,PhD, C. Psych and Lisa Murata, RN, BScN, Med and Sophie Hwang, MSW and RSW. This workshop is hosted by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario.
Youth Resources Niagara Premier Gala 5:30 pm
Youth Resources Niagara Premier Gala @ Americana Conference Resort
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm
This gala will feature: Champagne cocktail & hors d’oeurves Elegant dinner (vegetarian option available) Silent auction Live music – Cottage Brew With your support, Youth Resources Niagara can continue to build and expand the services they offer to the most vulnerable of the Niagara Region’s youth. Contact Youth Resources Niagara if you are interested in purchasing tickets, booking a table, and/or donating an item to the Silent Auction: Danielle.horodenchuk@yrn.ca or 905-892-5736 ext 231 This event is hosted by Youth Resources Niagara.
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Recipe For Success Employment Program
Recipe For Success Employment Program @ Online
Nov 4 all-day
The John Howard Society of Niagara is currently recruiting for the Recipe for Success Program. This 16-week program includes 3 weeks of pre-employment workshops at the St. Catharines John Howard Society (transportation will be provided for clients who live out-of-town) and 13 weeks at Wendy’s job placement with weekly workshops. Participants will receive an hourly wage for all workshops and job placement. Pre-employment and life skill training is provided to prepare for and maintain job placements. Click here for further information on eligibility and program expectations.
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FWD50
FWD50 @ Ottawa
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Last year, nearly 2,000 people from 20 countries gathered in Ottawa to chart the course of digital government at what has quickly become Canada’s defining government technology event. The 2019 event will be held in Ottawa on November 5-7 and registration is now open. Stay tuned for further information on speakers and topics.
Introduction to FoodRescue.ca 3:00 pm
Introduction to FoodRescue.ca @ Online
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm
Learn more about FoodRescue.ca, a tool for food businesses to safely donate good, surplus food to not-for-profit organizations within their community. Built and operated by Second Harvest, this free website helps increase food recovery in any region in Ontario and British Columbia. Food businesses, public health, not-for-profit organizations, food policy councils and others are welcome to join us to learn more about the program!
Garden Eating, Food and Harvesting, with Garden Jane 6:00 pm
Garden Eating, Food and Harvesting, with Garden Jane @ Balls Falls Conservation Area - Glen Elgin Room
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Session one of the New Fostering Lifetime Gardeners and Naturalists Workshop Series will cover: Working with garden or farm produce to share experiences of harvest time Harvesting with kids – which plant parts to eat, tastes to try, playing with food Ways to engage kids with every bite – How to make Wild Bites salads, Leaf Burritos + why kids love them Menu planning from from the garden Making pickles with toddlers and pre-schoolers Developing taste buds and a connection to a variety of healthy foods – at any age! Helping kids be safe in a partially edible garden setting (what they can eat and what they can’t) This session is hosted by ECCDC.
Public Forum: Normal Aging vs. Dementia – Keeping Your Brain Healthy 6:00 pm
Public Forum: Normal Aging vs. Dementia – Keeping Your Brain Healthy @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All Public Forums are suitable for family & friends of individuals living with dementia. Please register online or call 905-687-3914. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Cannabis and Dementia: Weeding Out the Evidence 12:00 pm
Cannabis and Dementia: Weeding Out the Evidence @ Online
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
There is increasing interest in the use of cannabinoids as a therapeutic intervention in dementia, particularly for agitation. By the end of this presentation learners will be aware that: current pharmacotherapies have modest efficacy and/or poor safety there is a pharmacologic rationale for use of cannabinoids limited literature has evaluated the efficacy of THC and related compounds for agitation a pilot study of a cannabinoid for agitation has recently been completed This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
Transitions Between Hospital and Home 12:00 pm
Transitions Between Hospital and Home @ Online
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Evidence shows that communication is key for a successful transition home from the hospital – especially between health care organizations, patients and their caregivers. Join this Quality Rounds Ontario to about the latest evidence to make the transition between hospital and home easier for patients and their families from the co-chairs on the advisory committee for the quality standard on transitions between hospital and home. With an example of steps needed to achieve quality transitions, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will then share their experience in implementing Patient Oriented Discharge Summaries (PODS) – a proven tool to help patients know how to manage at home when they leave the hospital. This webinar is hosted by Health Quality Ontario.
Women in STEM Experiences: Bot Camp Niagara 7:00 pm
Women in STEM Experiences: Bot Camp Niagara @ Spark Niagara
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Robotics programs teach teamwork, collaboration, problem solving and creative thinking – so why does it seem like kids get to have all the fun? Join Stephanie Thompson and the Bot Camp team, for a hands on experience of working with STEM through the VEX IQ Robotics kits. Instructor Krysta Peralto is a Computer Engineering Student and has a history with computer hardware, robotics, and manufacturing. She is skilled in Communications, Team work and Electromechanical Design. No experience necessary – you’ll learn everything you need to build an awesome robot and create unbelievable memories to share with your friends and family. The future belongs to STEM – get to know a bit more about how robots work, and hear from professionals in the field their career paths. Not a STEM person? You won’t know until you come – and perhaps discover a hidden affinity for STEM, learning and FUN!!!! Due to the nature of this workshop, spaces are very limited so sign up early to not be disappointed. This event is hosted by Stephanie Thompson.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understand how technology and the growth of data has become an almost essential tool in our society. Learn how we can benefit in many aspects of our lives from these advances, and how to protect ourselves, especially our digital privacy. This series will start with guest presenters who can give us a broad overview of the nature of big data, introducing basic background information and providing an overview of the benefits and new opportunities that have materialized. Guest presenters will also be focusing on emerging challenges with privacy and security and strategies to protect ourselves in this new digital era. This series is taking place every Thursday in November from 10am until 12pm at the Niagara College campus in Welland. Join us with knowledgeable and dynamic guest speakers, interesting dialogue and familiar faces. This series is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
How to Create a Strategic Social Media Content Plan 1:00 pm
How to Create a Strategic Social Media Content Plan @ Online
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Opening up a social media account is easy. Coming up with consistent and engaging content that your supporters will love? Not so much. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Searching for new content, leveraging awareness days for your cause, creating your own content, liking, sharing, commenting…You are running as fast as you can on the overwhelming content hamster wheel but it feels like you can never catch up. This webinar, specifically presented for nonprofit staff and volunteers, will help you to create your content strategically using a 5 pillar framework that will strengthen your brand, build your authority online, and save you capacity during the day. Learning objectives for this session include: How to create an editorial content plan that can be used across multiple platforms How to map out a month’s worth of content in one afternoon using the 5 pillar framework How to define your target audience and connect on an emotional level through authentic story telling (no matter if its video, FB live, stories or posts) How to create engaging content that positions your organization as authority in your field How to clearly communicate your brand message and differentiate your cause from others This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Supporting People Who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions 1:00 pm
Supporting People Who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions @ Online
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Janet Fast, Professor, Human Ecology, University of Alberta Caregivers are an important part of AGE-WELL’s community – from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. Webinar participants will: Learn about the challenges Canadians face when they have a dual role of working and caregiving Discover technology-based solutions and practices that can help caregivers Understand the importance of recognizing this unpaid workforce and the value they add to our economic and healthcare systems This webinar is hosted by AGE-WELL.
Age-Friendly Seminar: Organizing Small Spaces 1:30 pm
Age-Friendly Seminar: Organizing Small Spaces @ Thorold Seniors Centre
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm
Come learn some tricks and tips to help you learn how to better organize your home and simplify your life. As a professional organizer lifestyle organizing coach, Julie Stobbe has the skills to help you declutter and organize your way to a clean happy lifestyle. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member of the Thorold Seniors Centre to attend. This event is hosted by the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee and Thorold Seniors Centre.
PJ Shopping Party Fundraiser with Jammies for Families 6:00 pm
PJ Shopping Party Fundraiser with Jammies for Families @ Seaway Mall Centre Court
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wear your PJs and Bring PJs for a Family in Need! Join the party at Seaway Mall Centre Court for a fun night of unique vendor shopping, wine samples, mini-spa services, delicious food and fun networking all for the price of admission of two new pairs of pajamas! New this year is a partnership with Jammies for Families – pick up a bin to take back to your organization or business – fill it with new pajamas, socks and underwear for any family member and return it at the end of the month. All pajamas, socks and underwear will be matched with a book from First Book Canada and donated to local organizations who work with vulnerable families just in time for Christmas! This event is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Helping People With Their Legal Problems: A Workshop for Front-line and Community Workers 1:30 pm
Helping People With Their Legal Problems: A Workshop for Front-line and Community Workers @ Grimsby Public Library
Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Your clients trust you to help them with problems. But how can you help when they face a legal issue? This free 3-hour workshop will: help you decide if there is a legal aspect to your client’s problem direct you to accurate and reliable sources of legal information explain the difference between legal information and legal advice help you make good referrals when your clients need legal advice The workshop is designed for a wide variety of community workers, including: social workers and counsellors employment, settlement, and housing workers healthcare professionals library staff NOTE: Please bring a charged laptop or tablet to the workshop. This workshop is hosted by Community Legal Education Ontario.
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Datathon 2019 8:00 am
Datathon 2019 @ Brock University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Python(Machine learning), R Studio, Excel (VBA) , Financial Analysis in Excel , IBM Watson and AI in Cancer Prediction. Speakers include the VP and Director of AI at IBM, VP of Analytics at BMO and Chief AI Officer at Deloitte, and data scientists from companies like Shopify, RBC, Cooperators, and Environics! Lunch and breakfast will be provided and is included in the cost of your ticket!
3rd Annual Curl for Kids Bonspiel 9:00 am
3rd Annual Curl for Kids Bonspiel @ St. Catharines Curling Centre
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am
Community Crew & PenFinancial Credit Union want you to come out and join them at the St. Catharines Curling club November 9th! Come out and Curl For Kids at the 3rd Annual Bonspiel! All in support of Community Crew’s Lunch Program! $140 to register a team of 4, or put your fundraising skills to the test and raise $1,000 and your registration fees will be waived. Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – team registration opens 9:00 a.m. – team practice 9:30 a.m. – matches begin! There will be performances by Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. Spots are limited so don’t delay! This event is hosted by Community Crew.
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Mental Health Speaker Series: Dr. Tony Debono Talks About Mindfulness 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Dr. Tony Debono Talks About Mindfulness @ Peach King Centre
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Dr. Tony Debono Talks About Mindfulness Presenter: Dr. Tony Debono, Adolescent Psychologist at Hamilton Health Sciences and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
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Public Information Centre: Creating a New Niagara Official Plan 4:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Creating a New Niagara Official Plan @ Livingston Activity Centre, Auditorium
Nov 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Niagara Region is developing a new Niagara Official Plan – a process known as a ‘municipal comprehensive review’. The Niagara Official Plan is a long-range, policy planning document to shape Niagara’s physical, economic and social development. The plan will include objectives, policies and mapping that form Niagara’s approach to managing population and employment growth; protecting the natural environment, resources and farmland; and providing sufficient infrastructure. Niagara Region is holding public information centres to share key findings from the plans and studies that will inform the new Niagara Official Plan. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feedback can also be submitted online. This event is hosted by Niagara Region.
Brand Storytelling 5:30 pm
Brand Storytelling @ Niagara College - Welland Campus, Room AH255
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network presents Janice Arnoldi (Partner, Janice & Robin Digital Communication). Janice will speak on how “Brand Storytelling” can help you better connect with customers of all ages. Come learn how to create a clear and meaningful brand message to help grow your business. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
Women in STEM Experiences: Environmental Science 7:00 pm
Women in STEM Experiences: Environmental Science @ Spark Niagara
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join Heidi Levitzky and Megan Lalli, Niagara-based environmental professionals to explore Niagara’s ecosystems, challenges, and what you can do in your own backyard to support biodiversity! Topics will include how to improve water and habitat quality, examining the importance of pollinators in decline such as bees and bats, looking at native vs. invasive plants, and restoration initiatives happening in our community. Build your own bee hotel and to learn how you can have a lasting positive impact on wildlife populations and species diversity for generations to come. This event is hosted by Stephanie Thompson.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understand how technology and the growth of data has become an almost essential tool in our society. Learn how we can benefit in many aspects of our lives from these advances, and how to protect ourselves, especially our digital privacy. This series will start with guest presenters who can give us a broad overview of the nature of big data, introducing basic background information and providing an overview of the benefits and new opportunities that have materialized. Guest presenters will also be focusing on emerging challenges with privacy and security and strategies to protect ourselves in this new digital era. This series is taking place every Thursday in November from 10am until 12pm at the Niagara College campus in Welland. Join us with knowledgeable and dynamic guest speakers, interesting dialogue and familiar faces. This series is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
Boost Your Nonprofit’s Impact with $10K Per Month in Free Google Ads 1:00 pm
Boost Your Nonprofit’s Impact with $10K Per Month in Free Google Ads @ Online
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As a nonprofit, have you ever wanted a six-figure marketing budget without the six-figure price tag? Join our November webinar to learn how Google Grants gives eligible nonprofit organizations $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. In this webinar, presenters will cover: What is Google Ad Grants? How do Google Ads work? Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited. Step-by-step details of the application process. What is required to succeed with Google Grants? This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Public Information Centre: Creating a New Niagara Official Plan 4:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Creating a New Niagara Official Plan @ Leisureplex Banquet Hall
Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Niagara Region is developing a new Niagara Official Plan – a process known as a ‘municipal comprehensive review’. The Niagara Official Plan is a long-range, policy planning document to shape Niagara’s physical, economic and social development. The plan will include objectives, policies and mapping that form Niagara’s approach to managing population and employment growth; protecting the natural environment, resources and farmland; and providing sufficient infrastructure. Niagara Region is holding public information centres to share key findings from the plans and studies that will inform the new Niagara Official Plan. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feedback can also be submitted online. This event is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Seniors’ Safety Seminar at Niagara Safety Village 10:00 am
Seniors’ Safety Seminar at Niagara Safety Village @ Niagara Safety Village
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
This seminar will feature presentations from: Niagara Regional Police Officer Niagara Safety Village – Fire Instructor Niagara EMS – Paramedic Tickets are $10 (including lunch) and can be purchased at the door upon arrival. Pre-registration is required. Please call (905-714-9333) or email (admin@niagarasafetyvillage.com) to register. This event is hosted by Niagara Safety Village.
Niagara Connects: Call for Applications for Board Members 5:00 pm
Niagara Connects: Call for Applications for Board Members @ Online
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
Niagara Research and Planning Council (operating as Niagara Connects) is seeking new Board Members. Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Mission: “Generating knowledge that drives community action”. Guiding Principles: Community strengths, research, and evidence are linked in order to plan for a stronger Niagara Different interests are engaged to work together mobilizing for change; and Research and activities are guided by communities. Strategic Focus Areas: Build community capacity to use Niagara-focused evidence (data, information, knowledge) to inform planning and decision-making Facilitate coordinated community action to create the conditions for a more vibrant Niagara Strengthen Niagara Connects as a value-add and sustainable enterprise in the Niagara-wide community http://www.niagaraknowledgeexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/12/niagara_connects_strategic_focus_areas_2016.pdf Role of Board Members Applicants should be prepared to: Actively engage in supporting Niagara Connects’ mission and mandate within the community of Niagara Have some flexibility to attend Board and committee meetings during business hours Attend regularly-scheduled meetings of the Board (3rd Tuesday of every second month from 4 to 6 pm), with one meeting during the summer months Prepare appropriately for well-informed discussion at regular Board meetings•Work diligently to complete Board-related activities and projects Participate on subcommittees of the Board as appropriate Click here for more information Interested applicants may submit their application documents electronically, no later than: 5:00 pm, November 15, 2019.
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Creating a Workplace Mental Health Strategy: From Start to Impact 12:00 pm
Creating a Workplace Mental Health Strategy: From Start to Impact @ Online
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want to create a workplace mental health strategy but don’t know where to start? Then this webinar is for you! Developing a plan to improve employee mental well-being signals how much an employer values its people, helps reduce stigma, and creates a culture of support – all of which have proven benefits for employees and the organization. It can be as straightforward as planning for information-sharing, training, regular employee check-ins, and reviewing your benefits plan. During the webinar, you’ll hear a small and medium-sized employer share their approaches, impact and insights into creating and implementing their mental health strategies. Join this webinar to hear from Liz Horvath Manager, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid and Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada ; Sylvie Latulippe, Director, Wellness and Employee Relations, Human Resources, Bank of Canada; and Addie Greco-Sanchez, President, AGS Rehab to gain a better understanding of this topic. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
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Promoting Intersectoral Collaboration to Support Frail Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Community 12:00 pm
Promoting Intersectoral Collaboration to Support Frail Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Community @ Online
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience higher rates of frailty at earlier ages than the general population. Collaboration between home care and developmental services sectors is important to support adults with IDD who are frail in the community. In this webinar, presenters will focus on the collaboration between Reena and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, and share “Call to Action” resources to support individuals, families, and providers in the context of frailty and IDD. This interactive webinar will provide information on: Frailty among adults with IDD Principles and recommendations to guide action on frailty Key elements of effective intersectoral collaboration in the context of supporting adults with IDD who are frail This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health.
What Do We Know About Vaping? 12:00 pm
What Do We Know About Vaping? @ Online
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This education session will focus on what is currently known about the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use or vaping. Sessions are being held on November 19th and 20th at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton or via webcast. Click here to register for the in-person session. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Cyber Seniors: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation 2:00 pm
Cyber Seniors: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation @ Royal Niagara Golf Club
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm
The November meeting of CARP Niagara will include a presentation by Cyber Seniors about how to use Facebook and protect yourself. Doors open at 1:30pm. This meeting is hosted by CARP Niagara.
Mental Health Speaker Series: Addiction and Recovery – A ‘Live’ Experience 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Addiction and Recovery – A ‘Live’ Experience @ Peach King Centre
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Addiction and Recovery – A ‘Live’ Experience Presenter: Lisa Simone, Owner of Bridgewater Yoga located just outside of Niagara Falls and an active speaker presenting her life experience dealing with addiction and then recovery Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
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Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community 12:00 pm
Reflections from Hamilton and Ottawa on Sustaining Social Inclusion Initiatives in the Community @ Online
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Over the last four years, Hamilton and Ottawa have been engaged in mobilizing their partners to reduce social isolation among older adults in their communities. As the project funding from Employment and Social Development Canada comes to an end, each project is focused on sustaining specific activities partnerships and outcomes. The presenters will reflect on concepts of: Isolation and inclusion Universal programs and targeted programs to reduce social isolation among vulnerable populations of seniors (seniors who are low-income, multicultural, at risk for abuse, living in rural communities, living with disabilities, etc.) Grassroot and system/policy approaches to sustain the activities and outcomes The presentation will conclude with reflections on lessons learned, opportunities and challenges from each community. Key themes: Duality and Sustainability This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.
Developing Community Partnerships 1:00 pm
Developing Community Partnerships @ Online
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Whether you work on campus or in a community organization, its increasingly challenging to meet the mental health and wellness needs of students on your own. Developing partnerships with other organizations in your community can help as you each have unique skills, resources and/or approaches that would benefit others. However, partnerships like any relationship takes time and effort. Join the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health for this webinar where Sharon Brodovsky provide some tools and tips on how to seek out, build and maintain effective partnerships as well as avoid some of the pitfalls. This webinar will also showcase some of the new campus/community partnerships that are happening through CICMH’s campus/community project and how CICMH can support your organization get involved. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative 1:00 pm
Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative @ Online
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join in hearing how four organizations collaborate to support their inter-agency clients by developing coordinated care plans and care transition pathways. This has resulted in a 53% reduction in Emergency Department visits. Together the USAT (Urgent Service Action Team) Project Management Team’s goal is to support USAT collaboration in working with clients and ensuring firm connection with primary health care, mental health and addiction services, and other resources that address the Social Determinants of Health. In this session, USAT leaders will share the Team’s experience in celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week 2019 theme of Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. Purpose of Webinar: Engage in knowledge about lessons learned by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Niagara Branch, Community Addiction Services of Niagara, Niagara Health, and Quest Community Health Centre as they collaboratively developed and supported the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT). This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understand how technology and the growth of data has become an almost essential tool in our society. Learn how we can benefit in many aspects of our lives from these advances, and how to protect ourselves, especially our digital privacy. This series will start with guest presenters who can give us a broad overview of the nature of big data, introducing basic background information and providing an overview of the benefits and new opportunities that have materialized. Guest presenters will also be focusing on emerging challenges with privacy and security and strategies to protect ourselves in this new digital era. This series is taking place every Thursday in November from 10am until 12pm at the Niagara College campus in Welland. Join us with knowledgeable and dynamic guest speakers, interesting dialogue and familiar faces. This series is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
QI in Community Mental Health and Addiction: Not Just Another Buzzword 12:00 pm
QI in Community Mental Health and Addiction: Not Just Another Buzzword @ Online
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health and E-QIP as they highlight QI trailblazers in the community mental health and addiction sectors. Emphasis will be placed on how these organizations use data and QI tools to improve the access, timeliness, and quality of their services. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.
School Streets Webinar 12:00 pm
School Streets Webinar @ Online
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Green Communities Canada presents the School Streets webinar, featuring presentations from 8 80 Cities and Hackney Borough Council (U.K.). School Streets is the practice of creating a temporary pedestrian and cycles only zone in front of a school for the busy arrival and departures times each day. During those periods, no motor vehicles are allowed to enter the School Street zone. This helps to ensure the trip to and from school is safer, and healthier, by reducing traffic congestion, air pollution, and road danger; creating a liveable community that encourages active school travel. The School Streets initiative is a growing trend across cities in Europe, following the successful School Streets program in the London Borough of Hackney, U.K. and has recently been piloted in Toronto, Canada by 8 80 Cities. Presenters: Tyler Linton – Sustainable Transport and Engagement Group Manager, London Borough of Hackney (U.K.) Amanda O’Rourke – Executive Director, 8 80 Cities Candice Leung – Project Coordinator, 8 80 Cities This webinar is hosted by Ontario Active School Travel, a program of Green Communities Canada.
Workshop for Educators: Tinkering with Metal 6:00 pm
Workshop for Educators: Tinkering with Metal @ ECCDC
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have you been hearing about ‘Tinkering’, ‘Tinker Labs’, ‘Tinker schools’ and so on, and wondered what all this Tinkering is about? Well if so, this three-part ‘Tinkering Series’ is for you. The series will provide opportunities for educators to explore what tinkering is (chances are that you are already doing it) and how educators can intentionally incorporate tinkering into your early learning and child care programs. There will be a focus on practical, hands-on experiences that educators can utilize with a variety of ages, and sessions will include a large portion of time investigating materials, and engaging with experiences that educators can use within their daily practice. Educators with come away with many process oriented inexpensive experiences, and a variety of materials that they can use with children in their programs. This fun interactive series will be co-facilitated by Ginette Wilson, Early Learning and Child Care Trainer and Patricia Couroux, Coaching and Mentoring Coordinator of the ECCDC and include opportunities for Educators to share ideas and experiences, and to reflect together in fun and engaging environments. Session 3 – Tinkering with Metal The third and final session in this series will look at the benefits of incorporating tinkering experiences within programming and will focus on utilizing tinkering with metal in their early learning and child care programs. Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break. This series is hosted by ECCDC.
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Moccasin Talks – Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Storytelling and the Performing Arts 2:00 pm
Moccasin Talks – Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Storytelling and the Performing Arts @ St. Catharines Public Library - Mills Room
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sixties Scoop witness Nicole Joy-Fraser (Bear Clan-Cree, Métis, Denezaa-Treaty 8 and Settler Heritage) shares both her personal journey back home to her First Nations culture and the gifts of hand drum song birthed from her fulfilling career as an Indigenous Performing Artist. Free tickets are available at all library locations. This event is hosted by the St. Catharines Public Library & Kakekalanicks Indigenous Consulting Company.
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Canadian Labour International Film Festival 12:00 pm
Canadian Labour International Film Festival @ Camp Cataract
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm
CLiFF is the stage and the voice of those who seek justice on the job and dignity in their workplace from around the world. Free screenings. Discussions will take place throughout the day. Film snacks will be available for purchase at the snack bar. This event is hosted by the Canadian Labour International Film Festival.
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AIDS Awareness Week Launch – St. Catharines 11:00 am
AIDS Awareness Week Launch – St. Catharines @ St. Catharines City Hall
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
Community partners are invited to help support raising awareness about HIV and showing unity in our community by sending delegates from their agency on November 25th to attend the launch of AIDS Awareness Week in St. Catharines. December 1st is International AIDS Awareness Day and Positive Living Niagara hosts a variety of events throughout the Region during the week prior to raise awareness about HIV in Niagara. The week of activities kicks off on November 25th with a flag raising at St. Catharines City Hall, followed by Red Scarf distribution and reception at Silver Spire United Church. Agencies, clients, community members, media and members of the government are invited to come together to recognize this important day and the impact of HIV on the lives of many in our community. Agenda: 11:00 a.m. – meeting with the Mayor at St. Catharines City Hall for flag raising that kicks off AIDS Awareness Week 11:30 a.m. – we will blanket all of St. Paul Street (St. Catharines) in red! Red scarves will be tied around the trees and lampposts along St. Paul Street. The scarves are there for people to take in the following days, providing both awareness and warmth! 12:00 p.m. – reception at Silver Spire Church where we will gather to warm up with a light lunch Agencies are asked to email Wendy Matthews at wmatthews@positivelivingniagara.com before November 18th to let Positive Living Niagara know if you will be sending delegates to support this event. This event is hosted by...
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Innovative Ways to Create Affordable Housing 1:00 pm
Innovative Ways to Create Affordable Housing @ Online
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
During this webinar, you will learn what Housing First practitioners can do to create affordable housing. Presenters will discuss: how to adopt a collective approach through an example of Toronto providers who have been working together; recognizing the current limitations of the private rental market for Housing First programs, how to build dedicated rental stock by working better with your city, and with other resources and levels of government; how current Housing First programs are working to create more affordable housing, including examples from Ottawa’s scattered-site housing condo program and SHIP’s Hansen Development project. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend, and to learn and share their experiences in working with Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenters: Daphna Nussbaum, Solutions Manager, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness Brian Davis, Executive Director, Houselink Community Homes Cory O’Handley, Director of Projects and Housing Development, Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) Lisa Medd, Housing Department Program Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa Moderators and OHFRN-CoI Co-Leads: Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
Nonprofit Budgeting for Beginners 1:00 pm
Nonprofit Budgeting for Beginners @ Online
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Often, nonprofit staff and volunteers without financial training wind up in charge of organization or program budgets. This introductory webinar is for non-financial people who want to learn the basic building blocks of good budgeting. Presenters will look at the entire budgeting process from a high level, including the basic building blocks of who, when, why, and how. They also give you an idea of what other resources can help, including an inside look at the CharityVillage Budgeting for Nonprofits eLearning course, authored by the webinar presenter, Gordon Holley of Humanity Financial Management Inc. This event is hosted by CharityVillage.
Mental Health Speaker Series: For Parents – Learn About Mental Health in the Family 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: For Parents – Learn About Mental Health in the Family @ Peach King Centre
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: For Parents – Learn About Mental Health in the Family Presenter: Dr. Khrista Boylan, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Researcher, McMaster University and Asst. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
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Nonprofit Driven 2019
Nonprofit Driven 2019 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is a positive force on the frontlines of community challenges and opportunities, providing on-the-ground solutions to improve people’s lives. We can’t be modest about the profound impact nonprofits and charities have on communities, nor the roles we play in tackling important issues across Ontario. Let’s be bold and take this momentum to the next level. Join 600 nonprofit and community leaders and policy makers at the largest public policy forum for Ontario’s nonprofit sector. Nonprofit Driven 2019 is two full days of interactive and insightful plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities to help individuals, their organizations, and the nonprofit sector. What will you take away? Participants will come away better equipped to take the bold steps needed to drive the public policy agenda forward – together: Advancing skills for stronger organizations – Enhance skills and knowledge to improve organizational effectiveness and impact for both emerging and established leaders. Influencing public policy for stronger communities – Learn about, discuss, rethink, and reimagine the big issues in the sector today to arrive at strategies for how to shape public policy, set the agenda for change, and work together for our sector and our communities. This event is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Niagara Leaders Breakfast 2019 8:00 am
Niagara Leaders Breakfast 2019 @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
In August 2021, more than 5,000 young athletes will gather in Niagara to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event in celebration of youth, sport, culture and community. Join Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Chairman, Doug Hamilton and CEO, Dr. Barry Wright as they provide insight into the upcoming games and Niagara’s strong surge onto the national sporting stage. Presentation will include the strategic goals to inspire, transform, and unify our community. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
Staying Curious and What It Means to Look After Your Emotional Hygiene 10:00 am
Staying Curious and What It Means to Look After Your Emotional Hygiene @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Naomi O’Brien has an extensive 22 year career supporting seniors and caregivers both internationally and across Niagara. She will share strategies on how to practice emotional hygiene as well as build on your understanding of effective self-care and coping strategies. Her dynamic and highly engaging style will help you recognize the difference between ‘burn out’ and compassion fatigue, and what resources you can pack into your “tool-kit” to ensure you can continue making the rest of your life, the best of your life! This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Community Forum: Current Scams, How to Recognize Them, and How to Avoid Them 10:30 am
Community Forum: Current Scams, How to Recognize Them, and How to Avoid Them @ Meridian Community Centre
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee welcomes Brock Godfrey, retired RCMP officer, to the Meridian Community Centre on November 27th, 2019 to educate about current scams, how to recognize them and how to avoid them. This event is free to all attendees with the option of purchasing lunch for $3. The first session, on current scams, will take place from 10:30am-11:30am with the second session, on cyber scams, continuing after lunch from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This event is hosted by the Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee.
YWCA Niagara Region’s Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm
YWCA Niagara Region’s Annual General Meeting @ St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the YWCA Niagara Region for an evening of gratitude and celebration at their Annual General Meeting. This event is free. Please RSVP to Carli Hoffmann by Friday, November 22nd at choffmann@ywcaniagararegion.ca. This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.
Let’s Talk About… Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health and/or Addiction Issues 6:30 pm
Let’s Talk About… Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health and/or Addiction Issues @ Port Colborne Public Library
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Port Colborne Public Library, in partnership with Bridges CHC, is hosting its next “Let’s Talk About…” series event featuring a presentation on “Supporting Loved Ones With Mental Health and/or Addiction Issues.” The session will provide information on how to get help for a loved one with mental health and/or addiction issues, an overview of resources and services available in the Niagara Region, and the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the presenters. With speakers from: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Community Addiction Services of Niagara (CASON) and Niagara Region Mental Health (NRMH). All are welcome. No cost. Limited seating. Register in person, by phone, or by email. Call: 905-834-6512 Email: library@portcolborne.ca This session is hosted by the Port Colborne Public Library.
Women in STEM Experiences: Space Science 7:00 pm
Women in STEM Experiences: Space Science @ Spark Niagara
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Planetary Geologist, an independent research scientist and founder of Indus Space, Dr. Shankar actively focuses on engaging students and educators on the use of space science content in STEM learning. She also works as science communicator, promoting the role of Canada in space and the role of women in STEAM fields. Her research interests involve the combination of spatial (location based) and spectral (light interaction) data collected from satellite missions to determine the geological history of planetary surfaces. Investigate both the world we live in and the stars above at this amazing Space themed workshop. No experience necessary. This event is hosted by Stephanie Thompson.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Living in a Digital World @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Understand how technology and the growth of data has become an almost essential tool in our society. Learn how we can benefit in many aspects of our lives from these advances, and how to protect ourselves, especially our digital privacy. This series will start with guest presenters who can give us a broad overview of the nature of big data, introducing basic background information and providing an overview of the benefits and new opportunities that have materialized. Guest presenters will also be focusing on emerging challenges with privacy and security and strategies to protect ourselves in this new digital era. This series is taking place every Thursday in November from 10am until 12pm at the Niagara College campus in Welland. Join us with knowledgeable and dynamic guest speakers, interesting dialogue and familiar faces. This series is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
AIDS Awareness Week Launch – Niagara Falls 11:00 am
AIDS Awareness Week Launch – Niagara Falls @ Niagara Falls City Hall
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am
Community partners are invited to help support raising awareness about HIV and showing unity in our community by sending delegates from their agency on November 28th to attend the launch of AIDS Awareness Week in Niagara Falls. December 1st is International AIDS Awareness Day and Positive Living Niagara hosts a variety of events throughout the Region during the week prior to raise awareness about HIV in Niagara. The week of activities kicks off on November 28th with a flag raising at Niagara Falls City Hall, followed by Red Scarf distribution and reception at Niagara Falls Community Health Centre. Agencies, clients, community members, media and members of the government are invited to come together to recognize this important day and the impact of HIV on the lives of many in our community. Agenda: 11:00 a.m. – meeting with the Mayor at Niagara Falls City Hall for flag raising that kicks off AIDS Awareness Week 11:30 a.m. – we will blanket all of Queen Street in red! Red scarves will be tied around the trees and lampposts along Queen Street. The scarves are there for people to take in the following days, providing both awareness and warmth! 12:00 p.m. – reception at Niagara Falls Community Health Centre where we will gather to warm up with a light lunch Agencies are asked to email Wendy Matthews at wmatthews@positivelivingniagara.com before November 18th to let Positive Living Niagara know if you will be sending delegates to support this event. This event is hosted by Positive...
Storytelling for Fundraising Success 1:00 pm
Storytelling for Fundraising Success @ Online
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Storytelling is the key to bringing your cause and mission to life. Neurological science has proven beyond any doubt that storytelling is the single most powerful tool that fundraisers can use to engage, inspire and persuade donors and prospects to give. Join master storyteller Fraser Green as he describes what a story actually is, how it works and how to build it from the ground up to help you become a more powerful and persuasive storyteller for your organization’s fundraising program! Learning objectives for this session include: Understand the importance of storytelling to any fundraising program Analyze how stories include the instinctive, emotional and intellectual areas of the donor’s brain Identify essential elements of a persuasive story Determine who your organization’s most powerful storytellers are This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Mothering and Opioids: Addressing Stigma and Acting Collaboratively 2:00 pm
Mothering and Opioids: Addressing Stigma and Acting Collaboratively @ Online
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar will share a new toolkit, Mothering and Opioids: Addressing Stigma and Acting Collaboratively, developed by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. This webinar is designed for practitioners and service planners who offer services to, and design services with, pregnant women and new mothers who use substances. The toolkit invites people working in the substance use, child welfare, and related systems, to think about how we can continue to improve our work in partnership with women who engage with these services. The Toolkit includes 15 action-oriented tools, self-reflection guides, fact sheets and discussion starters for work to Reduce stigma; Offer programming; Collaborate across systems; and Improve policy. It highlights culturally safe, trauma informed, harm reduction-oriented and participant-driven approaches. This webinar is hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.
Youth and Vaping: Where Do We Go From Here? 7:00 pm
Youth and Vaping: Where Do We Go From Here? @ Online
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CAMH’s Nicotine Dependence Service is hosting a Facebook Live discussion about youth and vaping. The constantly evolving landscape around vaping has made it difficult to provide evidence-based and relevant advice to youth and their families. Our expert panel—including youth and physicians—will unpack some of the uncertainty around the subject in a live question-and-answer format. Topics will include: how to identify signs of vaping addiction strategies to reduce risks associated with vaping how to engage in a conversation with youth about vaping. Panelists: Dr. Trisha Tulloch, MD, FAAP, FRCPC (CAMH, SickKids) Dr. Amit Rotem, MD (CAMH) Dr. Peter Selby, MD, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP, MHSc, DipABAM, DFASAM (CAMH) Representatives from CAMH’s National Youth Advisory Council This event is hosted by CAMH’s Nicotine Dependence Service.
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Staying Healthy Across Your Lifespan – Tips and Lessons from Research 5:30 pm
Staying Healthy Across Your Lifespan – Tips and Lessons from Research @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Staying Healthy Across Your Lifespan – Tips and Lessons from Research Presented by Brock University Professors Drs. Mike Holmes, Nota Klentrou and Wendy Ward along with a panel of student researchers. Are you interested in learning more about staying healthy while you age? Or learning more about keeping your family healthy? Are you looking for some strategies around how to include health in your life? Are you worried about your workplace health, bone health or physical health? Presenters will use their own research to explain key issues and evidence-based recommendations for healthy living. This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. Free parking will be provided in Lot D. Please RSVP online. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Lifespan Development Research Centre in partnership with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health.
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OPENN Drug Strategy Community Survey
OPENN Drug Strategy Community Survey @ Online
Nov 30 all-day
The Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) – a group made up of more than 25 community agencies and individuals with lived or living experience – is developing a collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based approach to addressing and preventing drug use. An important piece of developing this approach includes surveying Niagara residents to hear their thoughts and ideas on drug issues in our community. This survey will inform the OPENN Drug Use Prevention Strategy along with a review of the literature, and consultations with individuals with lived or living experience, frontline staff and OPENN members. The survey is live through Nov. 30 and is located on the Niagara Region Public Health webpage. Who should complete the survey? Any Niagara resident who is 16 years old and older This survey is aimed at the general public – please share it with clients and promote it with your friends and family
Lincoln Climate Café for Youth (18-30) 1:00 pm
Lincoln Climate Café for Youth (18-30) @ Spark Lincoln
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are you between the ages of 18 and 30 and interested in sharing your thoughts on climate change and building community resilience for a sustainable future? In partnership with the Town of Lincoln and Brock University’s MEOPAR Project, you are invited to an upcoming Climate Café. The aim of this Climate Café is to discuss your ideas regarding how climate change is affecting your life and what you think can be done to adapt to these changes. The first step is to identify the biggest challenges faced by Lincoln regarding climate change and extreme weather events and what some of the possible solutions are. The ultimate goal is to define, with your help, potential strategies for the community of Lincoln to adapt to changing environmental and climate conditions, focusing on young people. The group will most likely meet more than once, depending on the need for further discussion and group learning on the issues. In addition to the formal research part of the study, any insights that are gained will be fed back to you so that we can all effectively learn from experience. Refreshments will be provided. Please circulate this invitation to anyone you think may be interested in attending. This event is hosted by Brock University and the Town of Lincoln.
Better Cities Film Festival 2:00 pm
Better Cities Film Festival @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The best one-day short film festival on placemaking is coming to St. Catharines! The Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best shorts from international filmmakers on the theme of improving the places we live. This afternoon session offers a customized selection of films on the topics of housing, mobility, urban design and placemaking to consider the question “How will we build a better St. Catharines?” This free screening is sponsored by Better Neighbourhoods Inc., St. Catharines.
CASON Trivia and Mocktails in Support of National Addictions Awareness Week 6:30 pm
CASON Trivia and Mocktails in Support of National Addictions Awareness Week @ Meridian Community Centre
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm
Stigma is a significant barrier to wellness and good health for people who use substances. This year’s theme for National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is Stigma Ends with Me. With your help, CASON (Community Addiction Services of Niagara) wants to increase understanding of the devastating stigma associated with substance use and addiction and its impact on the well-being of people touched by this health issue. Each year, CASON hosts an event in support of NAAW. This year, the event is an evening of trivia and mocktails. The focus is on modeling fun events that don’t include alcohol/drugs to have a great time. Tickets can be purchased by phone (905-684-1183) or at the CASON office (60 James St., Suite 401). This event is hosted by CASON.

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