Oct
27
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University.

Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.

Oct
30
Tue
Ending Ageism: Toward a World for All Ages @ Online
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Age-friendly environments are a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia.

Knowledge translation is just as important as knowledge creation, and for this reason the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting a series of webinars.

“Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages” is the title of the ninth webinar presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway.

The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps.

This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends

PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd.

This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances.

Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.

Oct
31
Wed
Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser @ Wesley United Church
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Wesley United Church is hosting a Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser on October 31, 2018.

Bring cards, scrabble board, or chess and enjoy your luncheon of fun and games or just eat and chat.

This event is hosted by Wesley United Church.

Nov
1
Thu
Niagara Women Connect @ St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre, Burgoyne Room
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Does your group/organization serve women in Niagara?

This free networking event will take place Thursday November 1st in the Burgoyne Room at the St. Catharines Museum. Get to know what other service providers are doing for women in Niagara with an evening of speed dating for service providers. Meet your perfect match!

The goal of this evening is to foster collaboration among groups/organizations in Niagara that work to support and empower women in our community. Share information about your services and learn more about other programs and services available for women.

The speed dating format will provide participants with an opportunity to connect with multiple people. There will also be time for mingling to build relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Free snacks and beverages will be provided. This is an alcohol free event.

Nov
3
Sat
Join the WAVE – Walk for Women’s Place @ Seaway Mall
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Surf’s up on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Seaway Mall in Welland! Join a wave of men, women, youth and children as you walk to WIPE OUT domestic violence in support of the local women’s shelters operated by Women’s Place.

Put on some beachwear, come in from the cold and join for a 5 km mall walk and beach party. By raising pledges and walking, you will be helping women and children to transition to lives free of abuse.

The event is perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on some sunscreen and register for this fun event!

This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.

Nov
7
Wed
Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
27
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University.

Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.

Oct
30
Tue
Ending Ageism: Toward a World for All Ages @ Online
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Age-friendly environments are a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia.

Knowledge translation is just as important as knowledge creation, and for this reason the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting a series of webinars.

“Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages” is the title of the ninth webinar presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway.

The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps.

This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends

PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd.

This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances.

Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.

Oct
31
Wed
Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser @ Wesley United Church
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Wesley United Church is hosting a Halloween Luncheon and Card Party Fundraiser on October 31, 2018.

Bring cards, scrabble board, or chess and enjoy your luncheon of fun and games or just eat and chat.

This event is hosted by Wesley United Church.

Nov
1
Thu
Niagara Women Connect @ St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre, Burgoyne Room
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Does your group/organization serve women in Niagara?

This free networking event will take place Thursday November 1st in the Burgoyne Room at the St. Catharines Museum. Get to know what other service providers are doing for women in Niagara with an evening of speed dating for service providers. Meet your perfect match!

The goal of this evening is to foster collaboration among groups/organizations in Niagara that work to support and empower women in our community. Share information about your services and learn more about other programs and services available for women.

The speed dating format will provide participants with an opportunity to connect with multiple people. There will also be time for mingling to build relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Free snacks and beverages will be provided. This is an alcohol free event.

Nov
3
Sat
Join the WAVE – Walk for Women’s Place @ Seaway Mall
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Surf’s up on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Seaway Mall in Welland! Join a wave of men, women, youth and children as you walk to WIPE OUT domestic violence in support of the local women’s shelters operated by Women’s Place.

Put on some beachwear, come in from the cold and join for a 5 km mall walk and beach party. By raising pledges and walking, you will be helping women and children to transition to lives free of abuse.

The event is perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on some sunscreen and register for this fun event!

This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.

Nov
7
Wed
Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.

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