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Childhood Cancer Awareness Flag Raising @ St. Catharines City Hall 9:00 am
Childhood Cancer Awareness Flag Raising @ St. Catharines City Hall @ St. Catharines City Hall
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Please join us for a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall in St. Catharines on September 1st, at 9am with the Deputy Mayor Lori Littleton. This will be the first time St. Catharines honours Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (Going gold for September.) Retired boxer and charity fundraiser Mike Strange is planning to join us, along with Making More Miracles fundraiser Patti Bauer, whose daughter’s story and fundraising efforts have been covered previously in the Niagara region.
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Substance Use and Mental Health 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Substance Use and Mental Health @ Webinar
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Rates of substance misuse have increased during lockdown. This session will explore how to tackle the issue with WHO and a range of other organizations. The webinar is designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health and of COVID-19. The format is short remarks by up to 4 panelists followed by a Q&A chaired by Niall Boyce, Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry. You can see notes and recordings from previous webinars here: www.unitedgmh.org/news Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on unitedgmh.org/news. Any questions please contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org. This webinar is brought to you by The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health
SERVICE CANADA LIVE- Service Canada Webinars 10:00 am
SERVICE CANADA LIVE- Service Canada Webinars @ Webinar
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am
Do your clients ask frequent questions about Government of Canada programs or services? Are you unsure about the next steps they should take to get the government assistance they need? Service Canada is offering free webinars from 1 September 2020 to 1 October 2020 to provide information to our Service Delivery Partners about federal government programs and services that could benefit your clients – including Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, families, youth, workers (including self-employed individuals), employers and newcomers. Join from anywhere! The presentations are delivered via WebEx technology, with the audio portion provided via telephone. Choose to attend the webinars that are most relevant to you and your clients, the webinar schedule and topics are outlined below. To register, please e-mail your selection(s) to EDSC.SERVICECANADADIRECT-SERVICECANADALIVE.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca, you will receive joining instructions within two business days. Webinar Topic COVID-19 Support for Workers Review types of Employment Insurance benefits, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, the actions required for maintaining benefits, earnings while on claim and other resources to support return to work endeavours. In collaboration with Employment Ontario and Canada Revenue Agency. Dates: September 2 at 10 am September 15 at 10 am COVID-19 Support for Employers and Service Delivery Partners This webinar provides an overview of the work-sharing agreement, special measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, financial support for your employees or clients. In collaboration with Employment Ontario and Canada Revenue Agency. Dates: September 8 at 10 am September 24 at 10 am Old Age Security (OAS) Review the OAS...
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The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes: Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era 11:00 am
The Relentless Pursuit of Better Youth Outcomes: Reimagining Youth Work in a COVID-19 Era @ Webinar
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX) is excited to launch an interactive online conversation series on how the Ontario youth sector is adapting to shifting contexts as a result of COVID-19. When the pandemic hit, youth programs did not just pack up but continued their relentless search for ways to keep supporting better outcomes for Ontario’s youth! We will feature different youth programs and advocates to explore how they are pivoting their approaches to youth engagement, programming, and advocacy; the issues that are emerging as priorities in their work; the lessons they are learning (and unlearning); and ways they are adapting in real-time during this unprecedented period. Join us on September 2nd to hear from Stephen Lockwood, Job Placement Specialist, Abbi Lint, Youth Mentor, and a youth participant (to be announced!) from Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) in London about how they are continuing to provide services and mentorship opportunities, and how their social enterprise businesses have been impacted by the pandemic. This webinar is brought to you by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX)
Peer Support Navigators: Easing Health Systems Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Niagara 1:00 pm
Peer Support Navigators: Easing Health Systems Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Niagara @ Webinar
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us to learn how Peer Support Navigators in Niagara are helping to reduce barriers faced by people experiencing homelessness, while they are accessing hospital Emergency Departments. This webinar will be of particular interest to anyone who wants to learn about Peer Support and the prevalence and issues related to homelessness in Niagara. The Niagara HELPS partnership is excited to be spearheading a new peer initiative that involves individuals with lived experience utilizing both their compassion and knowledge of community resources. The program also assists hospital Emergency Department staff with deepening their knowledge and understanding of the experience of homelessness, and the barriers faced by this population. During this interactive webinar, Niagara HELPS Project leaders, Peer Support Navigators, and project researchers will share knowledge about: -Peer Support Programs in Niagara and beyond -HELPS Project origins and research -How project data collection will help the homeless population Presenters: Shilpee Rana, Niagara HELPS Project Coordinator, Quest Community Health Centre Dr. Rahat Hossain, Resident Physician, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto Scott Cronkwright, Niagara HELPS Project Peer Support Navigator Connection Details: All connection details will be distributed to registrants 3 days prior to this online event. This online event is brought to you by Niagara Connects
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group 7:00 pm
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group @ Webinar
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Caring for someone with young onset dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to 65) can present its own unique challenges. This is a facilitated group intended to connect people on a similar journey and to offer a place where care partners can assess support and engage socially. If you are a child, spouse, relative, friend – any informal caregiver caring for someone living with young onset dementia you are welcome to join our group! This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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The OYN:NA Program for Youth Ages18-30 (Registration Deadline)
The OYN:NA Program for Youth Ages18-30 (Registration Deadline)
Sep 4 all-day
The OYA:NA program is an 11-week learning opportunity that focuses on both life skills and employment skills through a holistic and cultural perspective. We have a total of 7 spots for Indigenous youth and 3 for Non-Indigenous youth between the ages of 18 and 30. Interested participants may contact the program coordinator Suliman at suliman@npaamb.ca Details: -The Oya:an program will run 4 days a week for 11 weeks -Participate in a Community Service Opportunity to impact change in your community -Earn up to $250 per week of training -Earn “Building Blocks” incentive awards -Transportation and childcare assistance may be available The registration deadline is Sept 4, 2020. The start date is September 29, 2020
Leading the Team: Surviving and Thriving Virtually 1:00 pm
Leading the Team: Surviving and Thriving Virtually @ ECCDC Location (Conference Room)
Sep 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
If you manage others, how are you doing leading and motivating your team with everyone working at home? We’ll be sharing leading practices and helpful hints about a wide range of topics including – technology tools and tips – holding effective online meetings – cross-team communications – policies and practices for working at home – how your management style matters in the current environment Share your successes and challenges. Together we’ll learn from each other. Please email eccdc@eccdc.org to register. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community and Development Centre
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The Investment Readiness Program- Application Deadline
The Investment Readiness Program- Application Deadline @ Online
Sep 8 all-day
Funded by the Government of Canada, the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) supports social purpose organizations as they contribute to solving pressing social, cultural, and environmental challenges across Canada. Its goal is to help social purpose organizations build their capacity to participate in Canada’s growing social finance market and prepare for the Government of Canada’s broader investment in social finance via the Social Finance Fund. At the start of 2020, we opened applications for the first round of IRP funding. Organizations were invited to apply for $10,000-$100,000 in non-repayable capital to help launch, design, measure, and scale their social enterprise and prepare to access investment in Canada’s growing social finance marketplace. Results from CFC’s first funding round are now available. For more information about the IRP, visit the national website at https://irp-ppi.ca/en/. Applications for the second and final round of funding for CFC’s IRP program will be accepted starting September 8, 2020 until October 9, 2020. If you are interested in applying, you can find more information about application materials through our FAQs blog post. Brought to you by the Community Foundations of Canada (IRP)
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Caregiver Wellness: Let’s Talk About Driving & Dementia 10:00 am
Caregiver Wellness: Let’s Talk About Driving & Dementia @ Online
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
One of the first and toughest issues families and caregivers will face when they receive a diagnosis of dementia is the question of driving safely. Join us as we explore: – Driving skills evaluation – Deciding when to stop driving – Getting support for someone who has been asked to stop driving – Alternate transportation options in the Niagara Region This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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ZOOM Practice Sessions 10:00 am
ZOOM Practice Sessions @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. Explore the features inside of Zoom including: -Using the chat box -Renaming your display name -Turning your video on and off -Mute and un-mute -Display options This session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment? 12:00 pm
How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment? @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Depression is the most common mental illness in older adults. Social isolation and infection prevention measures to contain the COVID pandemic have disproportionately impacted older adults, putting them at even higher risk of depression. Telemedicine increases access to care in the setting of a pandemic and may improve clinical outcomes for society’s most vulnerable members. In a pandemic with physical distancing, older adults with depression lack access to or have a fear of seeking out (1) non-pharmacologic therapies and (2) health care providers. In this webinar Drs. Goodarzi, Watt, and Holroyd-Leduc will cover the up to date evidence on how to treat depression remotely in older adults living in the community. Space is limited. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange Event Recording: How can we best help older adults with depression via remote treatment?
Supporting Connection in Later Life: Working with Older Adults To Develop a Connection Plan 12:00 pm
Supporting Connection in Later Life: Working with Older Adults To Develop a Connection Plan @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social connection is important for older adults’ physical health, mental health, and overall quality of life. Yet with COVID-19 and the physical distancing measures in place, older adults are more likely to experience social isolation. This webinar provides an overview of the evidence for the importance of social connection in later life for health and social service providers who work with older adults. It presents a cognitive-behavioural model that shifts the way older adults think of connection and outlines coping strategies and tools, such as the “Connections Plan”, for preventing or managing loneliness during periods of isolation. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask Dr. Van Orden questions related to their work. This webinar is brought to you by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
How Becoming a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Can Help Your Career 1:00 pm
How Becoming a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Can Help Your Career @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
There are currently more than 1,000 CFREs in Canada who have made the commitment to uphold confidence, ethics, and professionalism in all aspects of their fundraising practice. CFRE International’s Ashley Gatewood will walk you through, step-by-step, the career benefits that come with being a CFRE, from stronger earning opportunities to increased on-the-job confidence. She’ll show you how to get your CFRE application underway, how to talk to your employer about supporting your CFRE journey, maintaining your CFRE certification, and provide you with essential information about the CFRE exam. Join us for this special webinar to get the information you need to decide if becoming a CFRE is the right pathway for your fundraising career. NOTE: Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live webinar – the full presentation will be recorded. Please do NOT cancel your registration and the recording will be emailed to you the day after the webinar has ended. While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day. This webinar is brought to you by Charity Village
Menu Planning to Enhance Resident Health and Well-Being 2:30 pm
Menu Planning to Enhance Resident Health and Well-Being @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This webinar will benefit those working with food and nutrition in long-term care (LTC): menu planners, cooks, dietitians. It will be presented by Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Her acute care program of research is focused on improving food quality and nutrition care processes to prevent, detect and treat malnutrition. Participants will learn how to not only create healthy meals, but healthy meals that older adults will enjoy! Learning Objectives: -Identify key micronutrients that are often missing in the diets of residents living in LTC and highlight key ingredients that can be added to recipes in dishes most appropriate for the LTC population. -Explain and show the process for changing menus and recipes to maximize nutrition while considering cost of ingredients. -Understand how to try NiD recipes by conducting a taste-testing event with residents in your home. This learning session is hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
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FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre: CELEBRATION OF NATIONS (Online Edition) 12:00 pm
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre: CELEBRATION OF NATIONS (Online Edition) @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm
An annual weekend gathering of Indigenous Arts, Culture and Tradition. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy present Celebration of Nations, a gathering of Indigenous arts, culture and tradition in downtown St. Catharines. The culminating main gathering takes place annually the weekend after labour day, and Celebration of Nations featured programming takes place all year long! Celebration of Nations is an opportunity for Niagara residents and visitors to participate in an inclusive and engaging community gathering, built on the Two Row Wampum teaching that promotes walking together, in parallel, with respect, compassion and understanding to cultivate an inclusive community. 11-13 September 2020 (online edition) THIS YEAR’S THEME: MIGHTY NIAGARA AND THE GREAT LAKES WATERSHED This online event is brought to you by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
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Recovery Day Niagara – 2020 1:00 pm
Recovery Day Niagara – 2020 @ Online
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September is Recovery Month in Canada. Celebrations across the nation have been bringing communities together to combat negative perceptions towards individuals in recovery since 2012. Join us September 12th, 2020 for our celebration in Niagara. Our event is going to look a bit different this year – with social distancing requirements in effect it is now more important than ever to create community. We will be gathering ONLINE this year with an amazing line-up of musicians and speakers to spread awareness and celebrate recovery from addiction. Recovery Day is about you. Your family. Your friends. Everyone you know. No one needs to suffer alone when recovery is possible and a community of support is thriving in our community. Our mission is to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving life for individuals, families, and communities. When – Saturday, September 12th 2020 Where – ONLINE via Zoom Time – 1-4 PM Zoom Link To Follow – Will be distributed closer to the date This online event is brought to you by Recovery Day Niagara – Planning Committee
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Amazing Race Niagara 2020 11:00 am
Amazing Race Niagara 2020 @ Polonia Park
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am
Based on the popular TV shows Amazing Race & Amazing Race Canada – Amazing Race Niagara is a car rally, scavenger hunt, team competition for friends, colleagues or families. It is a fun event consisting of teams of four who travel by car throughout the Niagara Region competing against each other & the clock, deciphering clues to find locations, completing various activities/challenges to receive clues for the next location. You can ‘Be a Hero for just one day’ and let children & youth and their families impacted by abuse in the Niagara region know you care. Over 90% of the funds raised from this event directly support the much-needed programs & services required to provide help, healing & support to children, youth and their families. The race will look a little different this year as we adhere to public health guidelines. The race will be a combination of physical challenges and virtual checkpoints. The event start & finish line is at Polonia Park, conveniently located at 765 York Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake ON. Minutes from the QEW and situated in a beautifully tranquil wooded area. A registration fee of $25/person includes a survivor bag for each team member, snacks, and dinner. Participants have a minimum pledge amount of $400/team to enter the Race. Register early at www.amazingraceniagara.ca This community event is brought to you by the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre
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SNCC Golf Tournament
SNCC Golf Tournament @ Bridgewater Country Club
Sep 14 all-day
The Niagara Chamber Challenge is Niagara’s biggest and best golf tournament of the year! 2020 is the inaugural South Niagara Chamber Challenge, where the four Chambers of the South go head to head in an attempt to take home the championship cup! The South Niagara Chamber Challenge will be held at Bridgewater Golf and Country Club in Fort Erie on September 14th, 2020 Register your foursome to be entered to win a foursome with cart at Bridgewater Country Club. Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m. $185 + HST includes 18 Holes + Breakfast & Lunch Note: the original date of June 8th has been rescheduled for September 14th. Please contact The South Niagara Chamber of Commerce directly to ensure that this event will still be offered.
Trauma in the Mind’s Eye- Mitigating and Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks and Nightmares 9:00 am
Trauma in the Mind’s Eye- Mitigating and Eliminating Intrusive Thoughts, Flashbacks and Nightmares @ Webinar
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Traumatic experiences that are frozen, stuck and unprocessed have the potential to exacerbate and generalize stress reactions. We will review the neurobiology of stress on memory systems and cognitive distortions that sear trauma responses in the nervous system. Some memories are based on fear, helplessness, and horror, and other memories are fortified by cognitive stuck points. This session will focus on clients who are preoccupied with single traumatic incidents. This training is suitable for: Experienced counselors who provide short-term counselling contact with vulnerable populations in community-based settings. Learning Objectives: -How fear hijacks cognition -Why people do what they do when they are overwhelmed (fight, flight, freeze, fawn) -How people get ‘stuck’ and how to get them ‘unstuck’ -Effective interventions that target source traumatic memories -Three techniques for processing ‘horror’ -How to process five cognitive ‘stuck points’ (embedded child narratives, absorption of perpetrator messages, guilt, shame, cultural/religious beliefs). -Have an overview of what effective evidence-based treatments (CBT, CPT, PET, IRRT) work best for source stuck points. Please note; there will be explicit video images of trauma reactions (popular film and clinical tapes). This webinar is brought to you by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
David S. Howes Fund Grants Program-Application Deadline 12:00 pm
David S. Howes Fund Grants Program-Application Deadline @ Online
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm
The David S. Howes Grants Program provides grants to eligible organizations providing services in Niagara. Grants from this Fund will support post-secondary, facilities, research, health-care services, education, and humanitarian issues. Grant Making Priorities -Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2017, or, -Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training **All applicants must have a grant consultation with the Foundation prior to applying. This must be done at least 7 days before the deadline. Further information is available by calling JoAnne Krick at the Foundation at 905-684-8688 x 23 or emailing to grants@niagaracommunityfoundation.org. This opportunity is brought to you by the Niagara Community Foundation
Living Life to the Full (8-Week Course) 1:30 pm
Living Life to the Full (8-Week Course) @ Webinar
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Living Life to the Full is a Canadian Mental Health Association program that will help you understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and what to do about them. It is a fun and interactive course that will not only equip you with skills but will truly change how you see your life! It will be offered virtually from September 14 to November 9, every Monday from 1:30-3pm for 8 consecutive weeks excluding holidays. Please spread the word. To register, please send an email to jtandoc@schcontario.ca on or before September 4. Connection details will be sent to the email indicated after this date. This online course is brought to you by the Canadian Mental Health Association
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Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Stigma Reduction 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Stigma Reduction @ Webinar
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
After over four months of our weekly webinar series on mental health and COVID-19, the series scope will broaden to look at the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world. The webinars are designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health and of COVID-19. The format is short remarks by up to 4 panelists followed by a Q&A chaired by Niall Boyce, Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry. You can see notes and recordings from previous webinars here: www.unitedgmh.org/news This series of weekly webinars are run by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and MHPSS.net.
“West Niagara Helping Hands” Meeting 9:30 am
“West Niagara Helping Hands” Meeting @ Online
Sep 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
West Niagara Helping Hands is holding an online meeting as an opportunity for front-line community service and outreach workers to collaborate, share knowledge, learn, and network. Guests Melanie Heaton and Robert Salewytsch from the Region of Niagara will also be attending to discuss the new NRT OnDemand transportation project. To attend please email Diane Farrell at Employment Help office in Beamsville: dfarrell@employmenthelp.org
Adapting Your Planning Toolkit for Turbulent Times 10:00 am
Adapting Your Planning Toolkit for Turbulent Times @ Webinar
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us to learn easy-to-use yet powerful takeaway strategies for creating a more responsive and resilient organization. In turbulent and unsettling times like these, we all need to rethink how we are doing business. Existing methods, structures, and processes can’t keep pace with the sort of low-warning, high-impact events being experienced here, and around the world. We need fresh approaches to planning and managing ourselves into a better, more secure future. Learn how you can create a more responsive and resilient organization. Come away with a few easy-to-use yet powerful takeaways to: -Engage your people in what matters most today -Create a flexible and adaptive battle plan -Manage execution to maximize results And do it all in record time. This webinar is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and Focus Management
HUB Back to Business Webinar: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations through COVID-19 1:00 pm
HUB Back to Business Webinar: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations through COVID-19 @ Online
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nonprofits have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as organizations continue to serve communities and support in the recovery process. As government restrictions ease, nonprofit organizations are faced with new risk-related challenges including rising insurance costs, COVID-related exclusions, and increased liability on board members. Join this HUB event to hear from HUB nonprofit experts on how organizations can manage risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion will include: -The impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector and insurance. -Policy and coverage considerations for nonprofit organizations. -Strategies to minimize the burden of liability risk on board members. -Managing and monitoring the road ahead to minimize risk for different types of nonprofit organizations including healthcare, sports and recreation and charities. This event is brought to you by HUB
Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care (4-Part Series) 1:00 pm
Worker Wellness in Complicated Times: Grief, Self-Care, and Collective Care (4-Part Series) @ Webinar
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How are you doing—really? What supports you at this time? What else do you need? What more could your agency be considering as things move forward? Join us for a 4 part series as we explore the impact of the current COVID-19 epidemic, alongside current losses and challenges in work—within ourselves as workers, and in our teams and agencies as a whole. We will seek to better understand the range of diverse responses to COVID-19 as one aspect of our understanding of complex ongoing grief and loss. We want you to come away with a theoretical framework for multiple loss impact in marginalized communities and community agencies and to investigate current coping strategies and strategies of resilience that emerge when people are faced with ongoing crisis and loss events. The sessions will: -Be delivered in four parts as interactive online workshops via Zoom. -Create space for individuals to notice and name their current realities and assess needs for moving forward. -Offer concrete tools and supports that individuals can incorporate into their practice. -Develop recommendations for team leaders and management to consider as workplace practices evolve. Dates: Part One: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST Part Two: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST Part Three: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST Part Four: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST This workshop is hosted by A Question of Care: Peterborough Drug Strategy
Next Steps & Care Essentials 6:30 pm
Next Steps & Care Essentials @ Online
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Steps and Care Essentials offers an opportunity for families and friends of individuals with a diagnosis of dementia to learn more about dementia, develop caregiving strategies, and become familiar with community resources and supports. – Part #1: Overview of Dementia, Diagnosis & Healthy Brain Strategies – Part #2: Communication & Environmental Strategies – Part #3: Understanding & Managing Challenging Behaviours – Part #4: Difficult Discussions, Role Changes & Self Care This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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September Round Table Meeting with Niagara Poverty Reduction Network 9:00 am
September Round Table Meeting with Niagara Poverty Reduction Network @ Online
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Just the NPRN (Niagara Poverty Reduction Network) for their online September Round Table meeting. Please RSVP using the link above as soon as possible. If you cannot attend, please do arrange for your organization to send an alternate, who can then report back to your organization regarding the meeting. (If sending an alternate, please do let us know the person’s name and contact information.) This event is brought to you by the NPRN (Niagara Poverty Reduction Network)
So You Have Had a Concussion…Now What? 5:00 pm
So You Have Had a Concussion…Now What? @ Webinar
Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Brain Injury Association of Niagara is pleased to share with the community evidenced-based management guidelines for concussion. Having good information about concussions, its effects, and how to manage symptoms has been shown to improve outcomes after a concussion. You are not alone! Format: Online Session via ZOOM One-hour education session on concussion; followed by a one-hour question and answer period. Note: In order to participate you will need access to a computer, tablet, or cell phone with video and high-speed internet. Target Audience: Anyone who has recently sustained a concussion, and/or their family members/caregivers. Presented by: Sean Robb, Ph.D. Candidate (Neuropsychology). – FREE OF CHARGE – Thanks to funding gratefully received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation This webinar is brought to you by the Brain Injury Association of Niagara
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Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace- St. John Ambulance Course 9:00 am
Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace- St. John Ambulance Course @ St. John Ambulance
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
If your colleague was experiencing a mental health injury or illness, would you know what to do? Register for our new 1-day, course – Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace. This course is intended to help workplaces better equip their employees in how to offer peer-to-peer support for a colleague that’s suffering. Our next course is taking place in St Catharines on Thursday September 17; 9am-5pm. Call Ken at 905-685-8964 x203 to register. This course is brought to you by St. John Ambulance Niagara Region
Navigating the Board-Staff Relationship: Governance for Managers of Non-profit Organizations (3-Part Series) 10:00 am
Navigating the Board-Staff Relationship: Governance for Managers of Non-profit Organizations (3-Part Series) @ Webinar
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Many staff leaders in non-profit settings come from professional backgrounds outside the non-profit sector. They may never have served on a board of directors. It can be a challenging career move from a job in the corporate, educational, health, or other fields to a position in which you report to a volunteer board that regularly changes. There may be unclear boundaries between the board’s role and their own. They may feel torn between operational and governance responsibilities. This 3-part webinar series is called “Navigating the Board-Staff Relationship”. Together we’ll explore governance from the senior staff’s perspective. New and experienced EDs will benefit from a refresher on governance basics, succession-planning, role clarification, and find new ways to enhance relationships with their boards. Each participant will receive an assessment, Zoom link to the 3 webinars, and access to Gay’s library of materials. Topics include: -Partner or subordinate? A delicate balance -The board’s legal and ethical responsibilities -The board as employer of the ED or CEO -Governance models – impact on staff leadership -Vital role of the Chairperson -Accountability and reporting -Maintaining healthy boundaries -Governance policies to clarify roles -Adapting to changing board leadership -Managing conflict -Your role in board recruitment -Succession planning The three 2-hour webinars focus on governance from the senior staff’s perspective. This webinar is hosted by Gay Douglas & Associates
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Food for Resilience: Transatlantic Lessons from Community Gardens and Farms 10:00 am
Food for Resilience: Transatlantic Lessons from Community Gardens and Farms @ Webinar
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
How are community farms and gardens contributing to cities’ resilience, food security and COVID-19 response? On Friday, September 18, Toronto Urban Growers, Capital Growth in London, and NYC Parks GreenThumb are hosting a webinar that will share lessons from across the pond on how community gardens and urban farms are responding to COVID-19, building solidarity among neighbours, and preparing for the road ahead. Attendees will hear from community gardeners and urban farmers from London, Toronto, and New York City. This webinar is hosted by Capital Growth in London, NYC Parks GreenThumb in New York, and Toronto Urban Growers
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BLOCKERS & ATTACKERS: Indigenous Women in Sports Leadership 11:00 am
BLOCKERS & ATTACKERS: Indigenous Women in Sports Leadership @ Online
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Welcome to NCNW’s inaugural event, Blockers & Attackers: Indigenous Women in Sports Leadership. This lunch webinar will take place on Saturday, September 19th from 11AM-1PM. The theme of the luncheon is Indigenous Women in Sports Leadership. We have two outstanding competitive Indigenous female athletes here to share their experiences and success stories. Our featured speaker is Waneek Horn-Miller, the first-ever Mohawk woman from Canada to compete in the Olympic games. She also won a gold medal for Canada’s water polo team among many other outstanding accomplishments. Waneek is a motivational speaker and fights against racism and unfair treatment of Indigenous athletes. Additionally, our youth guest speaker is Jessica Ghosen, a roller derby team member of the Queen City Roller Derby located in Buffalo, New York. Jessica continues to compete and win nationally on an all-star team named Lake Effect Furies. Full of passion, she has a mission to represent Indigenous women who face challenges and risks in their day-to-day lives. We know that we can count on you to help us make this event our best one yet! Your support is key in aiding a magnitude of individuals, families, and children who seek assistance through our Chapter. Thank you in advance for your contribution and support. If you have any questions, we are only a call or email away. We hope to see you at our inaugural event. This online event is brought to you by Niagara Chapter-Native Women Inc.
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Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding to PTSD 9:00 am
Stuck in the Vortex of Despair: Responding to PTSD @ Webinar
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A realistic approach of how to treat CPTSD and DT in short-term agency-based programs as well as ongoing long-term psychotherapy will be outlined. Early childhood trauma (emotional deprivation, physical /sexual abuse) intertwined with insecure early attachment patterns and the strain of present-day adversity may lead some clients to experience chronic and complex intrapsychic, and interpersonal reactions. For some individuals, their lives are filled with a pool of unmet needs, a legacy of interpersonal turmoil, a range of disruptive trauma reactions, and a deficit of skill, motivation, and support to move beyond their past. These individuals may become chronically depressed, have addictions, and are vulnerable to ongoing victimization. Learning Objectives: -Understand the intersecting dimensions of insecure attachment and Complex/Developmental Trauma -Distinguish PTSD, CPTSD, BDP and DT -Identify the core characterological features of chronic trauma (rigid schemas, physical/emotional dysregulation, emotional flashbacks, oversized inner critic, shame prone-identity, self-alienation, blocked grief, dissociation, fixed flight, flight, freeze, fawn responses, relational reenactments, existential despair) -Outline key treatment directions, strategies, and models: Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Registration closes September 17th 2020. WHEN Monday, September 21, 2020 & Monday, September 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern Time This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute
Living Safely With Dementia Online Forum for World Alzheimer’s Day 10:30 am
Living Safely With Dementia Online Forum for World Alzheimer’s Day @ Online
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 8:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region for this online event to learn and expand your knowledge about Living Safely With Dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day. Relevant to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge about living safely with dementia in the community. No charge | Please pre-register at asdr.eventbrite.ca Or phone 905-576-2567 | Toll-free 1-888-301-1106 ext. 5228 This online event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region
Normal Aging vs Dementia 6:30 pm
Normal Aging vs Dementia @ Webinar
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we explore Normal Aging vs Dementia and what you can do to keep your brain healthy. Speaker: Sarah Putman, Manager of Education, This session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Association Of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ICON Deep Dives: MORE Major Gifts (2-Part Series) 1:00 pm
Association Of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ICON Deep Dives: MORE Major Gifts (2-Part Series) @ Webinar
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Major gifts – those energizing, big boosts to your programs, people, and facilities. Join Marcy Heim to dig deep into creating a donor relationship action plan – what you need in place for success, how you inspire your Board and others to WANT to help you build authentic connections,(not ask), what exactly to say to ask, and how you think about money and your work in a way that makes this a joy to do. Whatever size “major” is for you – let’s embrace the opportunity to raise more money, do more good, and have fun doing it! September 22 and 24 (2-part series); 1:00 – 5:00 PM ET Each Day Cost: $279 (Members); $349 (Non-Members) Presented By: Marcy Heim, CFRE, CSP, PLCC, The Artful Asker, Madison, WI Eligible for 8 CFRE points The course is limited to 30 participants. A waitlist will be maintained. *Course recordings will not be available. This webinar series is brought to you by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Poppy Project: Niagara Falls History Museum 1:00 pm
The Poppy Project: Niagara Falls History Museum @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick ‘N Needles Guild. The Museum is inviting you to work on this large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. Our goal is 2500 poppies by September. The public is asked to create these poppies at home or at the Museum (once it is reopened) at regularly scheduled events throughout 2020. During the current crisis, we would love to see social media posts with you making poppies #nfpoppyproject and tag the Museum. Until the museum reopens, please keep your poppies at home. We will be developing plans for drop off once the museum is back open. Members of the Stick’N Needles Guild will be on hand to help participants with the poppy patterns. Coffee, tea and yarn will be provided at these events, but please bring your own needles or hook if you have them. This event is brought to you by the Niagara Falls History Museum and the Stick’N Needles Guild
The 2020-21 Influenza Season – Hope for the best, plan for the worst 2:00 pm
The 2020-21 Influenza Season – Hope for the best, plan for the worst @ Webinar
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. This rounds session will highlight: -The 2020 Southern Hemisphere influenza season, and the possible implications for the 2020-21 Northern Hemisphere season -The products available as part of Ontario’s 2020-21 Universal Influenza Immunization Program, including the cell-culture based influenza vaccine -COVID-19 related precautions for practitioners providing influenza vaccination -Influenza treatment and outbreak management in the context of possible co-circulation of influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses -The Influenza, COVID-19 and other respiratory virus laboratory testing algorithm at Public Health Ontario laboratories for the 2020-21 season This session will be repeated and offered on September 22, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To register please email events@oahpp.ca This webinar is brought to you by Public Health Ontario
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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People 9:00 am
Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally competent care for diverse young people. The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families. This training will discuss experiences young people and their families have of oppression, racism, and structural oppression, and while the goal is to help all participants have greater comfort in dealing with these issues, participants should come willing to acknowledge the role these factors play in young people’s lives. Learning Objectives: -Participants will have a greater understanding of the barriers to mental health care faced by racialized young people and their families. -Participants will acquire strategies to engage racialized young people and their families in mental health care. -Participants will be able to identify specific struggles that racialized and underserved children and youth may face in Canada and how these might affect their mental health This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute.
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Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved (Conference)
Diversity in Action: Mental Health for the Underserved (Conference) @ Webinar
Sep 24 all-day
This year, our Annual Conference will focus on helping meet the mental health needs of those often underserved within our communities. With over 50 CECs worth of workshops to attend and sessions including on-demand learning materials and interactive live events, this year’s virtual conference has something for everyone. When you register for the conference, not only do you gain access to incredible professional development, but you will also have access to informative and relevant keynote speakers and to an online community built by OAMHP for conference attendees to gather, share ideas, network, and get to know each other. Workshops will run online from September 24 to October 10, over weekends and evenings for easier access. We hope to see you (virtually) there! This conference is hosted by the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
Digital Health Solutions for Women with Addictions 12:00 pm
Digital Health Solutions for Women with Addictions @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This free webinar will feature a 60-minute panel of experts discussing digital health resources for supporting women with addictions—both what is currently available and what is still needed—as well as the importance of solutions that are both gender- and trauma-informed. The presentation will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A session with members of the audience. Panelists: Leslie Buckley, Chief, Addictions Division, CAMH Lena Quilty, Senior Scientist, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH Michelle Coombs, Executive Director, Jean Tweed Centre Betty-Lou Kristy, Director, Centre for Innovation in Peer Support, Support & Housing-Halton This webinar is presented in collaboration by CAMH, Jean Tweed Centre, Centre for Innovation in Peer Support, and Addictions Mental Health Ontario, with funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
Does Your Business or Organization Need Help Rebounding From COVID-19 Challenges? 2:00 pm
Does Your Business or Organization Need Help Rebounding From COVID-19 Challenges? @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Julia Zhu, Associate Director, Co-op Education and Dana Tonus, Employer Relations and Special Initiatives from Co-op, Career, and Experiential Education (CCEE), Brock University at our Learning forum on September 24th. Brock Co-op students are available to help your organization rebound from some of the challenges you are facing as a result of COVID-19. Thanks to a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce, Niagara Region, Brock University and local MP’s, our members are now able to tap into the talents Brock co-op students offer to assist with your business transition in response to COVID-19, free of charge. This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Ladies Learning Code 10:00 am
Ladies Learning Code @ Webinar
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
National Ladies Learning Code Day is our signature event dedicated to teaching adults across Canada new coding concepts and digital tools to prepare them for the ever-changing digital landscape. This year we’re excited to teach SQL! Join us virtually on September 26, 2020, to learn how to use SQL to make data-driven decisions related to sales, marketing, customer base, finance, health care and more. This webinar is brought to you by the Niagara Chapter Canada Learning Code
Senior Pride Network Hosts a Talk: LGBT People and Long-Term Care 1:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Hosts a Talk: LGBT People and Long-Term Care @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara is pleased to present a talk by Dr Tamara Sussman of McGill University. The talk is entitled Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusivity in long term care homes. The talk will take place on Wednesday, September 23 at 1:30 PM. It will be presented using Zoom technology. Kindly use the attached Evite to respond to this invitation. An email will be sent one week prior to the event with the Zoom link. Dr. Sussman is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Mc Gill University. Her program of research focuses on how health services and systems impact older people and their family/friends. In this talk, Dr. Sussman will present findings from a Canadian study that examined current practices in LGBT inclusivity. Strategies for overcoming obstacles and improving services for LGBT older persons in long term care will be discussed. This online event is hosted by Senior Pride Network Niagara
Carousel Players Giant Puppet Party 2:00 pm
Carousel Players Giant Puppet Party @ Lester B. Pearson Park
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carousel Players and professional designer and puppeteer Alexa Fraser bring you Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet Party, an outdoor, large space activity that allows for social distancing requirements. Using a variety of materials and a video tutorial, families can create their own fabulous giant puppet right from home. Then, join us on Saturday September 26 at Lester B. Pearson Park at 2 pm for our Giant Puppet Party! What does a Giant Puppet Party entail? Music, dancing, laughter, and more! Carousel Players’ Giant Puppet will lead everyone in song and dance, creating a community that is together, apart and making art. Families will be socially distanced and given staggered arrival times in an effort to ensure public safety for all attendees and staff. This outdoor event is brought to you by the Carousel Players
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Mindfulness & Meditation on Zoom 7:00 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation on Zoom @ Online
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We are eager and excited to announce that Mindfulness Mondays are back! Thank you to all who participated with us throughout the spring months. We hope you continued your solo-practice throughout the summer. Please accept this open invitation to our Monday Night Zoom call where Kathryn Richmond (and some special guests!) will facilitate a night of mindfulness and meditation. Join us for relaxing meditations and insightful conversations on how to stay mindful while going about your day. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/904230111 You can reuse the link week after week. Bookmark it in your browser! Those without computers can join on the telephone. Use the phone number for your area code. Long-distance fees may apply. +1 778 907 2071 British Columbia +1 438 809 7799 Montreal +1 587 328 1099 Alberta +1 647 374 4685 Toronto +1 647 558 0588 Toronto When prompted, use this meeting ID: 904 230 111 Be the first to hear about Mindfulness & Meditation news. Click the link to let us know that you’re interested! This online event is brought to you by the Mental Health Support Network of Niagara
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Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day 9:00 am
Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This series of bi-weekly webinars is designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world, including the impact of COVID- 19 on mental health. The webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health, and of COVID-19. UPCOMING TOPICS September 29th – World Mental Health Day, activities and campaigns October 13th – Education and Mental Health October 27th – Mental Health in the Media Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on unitedgmh.org/news. Any questions please contact: webinars@unitedgmh.org. This series of weekly webinars is run by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and MHPSS.net.
Dementia Support Scavenger Hunt 1:00 pm
Dementia Support Scavenger Hunt @ Heartland Forest
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at Heartland Forest as they explore nature trails and learn about dementia and community resources. FOR ALL AGES! WIN PRIZES! Let’s stay active, safe & engaged! This event is brought to you by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the Influenza Season in the Age of COVID-19 12:00 pm
Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the Influenza Season in the Age of COVID-19 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) presents Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the Influenza Season in the age of COVID-19. In this webinar, experts from the healthcare field will answer your questions on why influenza impacts older adults more heavily, what vaccinations are recommended, and how getting your vaccinations can help you stay healthy as you age! Host: Dr. John Muscedere, CEO and Scientific Director of the Canadian Frailty Network Moderator: André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist for The Globe & Mail Panelists: Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, KFL&A Public Health Dr. Melissa Andrew, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University Dr. Shelly McNeil, Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Frailty Network
Reducing Health Care Barriers for Uninsured Clients in Ontario 12:00 pm
Reducing Health Care Barriers for Uninsured Clients in Ontario @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest and the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project for their upcoming webinar, “Reducing health care barriers for uninsured clients without OHIP.” Despite our universal health care system, there are a number of reasons why someone may be living in Ontario without OHIP, the public health insurance coverage. People who are uninsured due to their immigration status face considerable barriers to health care, receive differential care, and have poorer health outcomes. As we take action to address health inequities, racism, and exclusion in our health system, it is critical that we understand and address the needs of uninsured populations. In this webinar, we will explore: -how people become uninsured -what barriers uninsured populations face in the health care system -what you can do, as an individual and organization, to support clients who do not have health coverage due to immigration status. This webinar is brought to you by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest and the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project
Public Forum: Advance Care Planning 6:30 pm
Public Forum: Advance Care Planning @ Online
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Public Forums are suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Join us on Zoom for “Advanced Care Planning.” Advance Care Planning helps individuals and their loved ones prepare for situations where difficult decisions need to be made. It can be hard to have these conversations with your family or friends, but they prove to be helpful in times of need. Share your wishes and plan for the future This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

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