Oct
25
Wed
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

Oct
28
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.

Nov
4
Sat
Alzheimer Curl for Memories @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Nov 4 all-day

This annual event is a pledged FUNspiel! Put a team together with your friends and enjoy a day with door prizes, raffle table, and silent auction.

Top pledged individuals and top pledged team receives amazing prizes.

No experience necessary!

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

Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Join the WAVE this November as you walk to raise funds and awareness as part of Woman Abuse Awareness Month!

When you participate in this event at the Seaway Mall, you will walk side by side with men, women, youth, and children from across Niagara who together will WIPE OUT domestic violence in our communities.

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 for this fun event!

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

Nov
9
Thu
7th Annual Sisterhood of Style @ Welland Historical Museum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket price includes Sparkling Wine Reception while viewing Celebration of Canada 150 and Niagara Region history items, a unique new ‘Our Voices’ exhibit offering insight into the stories and history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people artifacts and artwork, Dinner, and Fashion Show by Local Retailers.

All proceeds support the Go Girls programs for young women ages 11 – 14 years run within our community schools which help build strong, healthy futures for South Niagara’s young women.

This event is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

Nov
16
Thu
Fundraising & Communications: Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works @ Online
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you sending out sponsorship packages every week and hearing nothing back? Gold, Silver, Bronze doesn’t work… but what do you use instead? Simply throwing together a bunch of facts about your cause along with a chart with predefined levels is not going to cut it in the highly competitive sponsorship space.

Building a sponsorship deck is a process and it requires your organization to ask some tough questions. In this session, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective will show you exactly what you need to do to build a business case that sponsors will want to read.

In this session you will learn:

  • What every sponsorship package must have and what you should never include
  • The end of Gold, Silver, Bronze and what to replace it with
  • The importance of audience data and how to use it to attract sponsors
  • How to engage your leadership and board of directors and get internal buy in
  • Using sponsor feedback to build a sponsorship package and set up the sale
  • Short cuts and time saving techniques for implementation

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Nov
23
Thu
CPA Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Conference @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Conference is a one-day focused opportunity for financial leaders within or interested in the not-for-profit sector.

Offering delegates the opportunity to share best practices, learn new skills relevant to the industry, and network with their peers, this is not-for-profit conference you have been waiting for.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Richard Leblanc (Governance Advisor, Lawyer, Author, Public Speaker)

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Lewis (Humanitarian, Professor, Author)

This conference is hosted by CPA Ontario.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
25
Wed
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

Oct
28
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.

Nov
4
Sat
Alzheimer Curl for Memories @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Nov 4 all-day

This annual event is a pledged FUNspiel! Put a team together with your friends and enjoy a day with door prizes, raffle table, and silent auction.

Top pledged individuals and top pledged team receives amazing prizes.

No experience necessary!

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

Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Join the WAVE this November as you walk to raise funds and awareness as part of Woman Abuse Awareness Month!

When you participate in this event at the Seaway Mall, you will walk side by side with men, women, youth, and children from across Niagara who together will WIPE OUT domestic violence in our communities.

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 for this fun event!

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

Nov
9
Thu
7th Annual Sisterhood of Style @ Welland Historical Museum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket price includes Sparkling Wine Reception while viewing Celebration of Canada 150 and Niagara Region history items, a unique new ‘Our Voices’ exhibit offering insight into the stories and history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people artifacts and artwork, Dinner, and Fashion Show by Local Retailers.

All proceeds support the Go Girls programs for young women ages 11 – 14 years run within our community schools which help build strong, healthy futures for South Niagara’s young women.

This event is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

Nov
16
Thu
Fundraising & Communications: Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works @ Online
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you sending out sponsorship packages every week and hearing nothing back? Gold, Silver, Bronze doesn’t work… but what do you use instead? Simply throwing together a bunch of facts about your cause along with a chart with predefined levels is not going to cut it in the highly competitive sponsorship space.

Building a sponsorship deck is a process and it requires your organization to ask some tough questions. In this session, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective will show you exactly what you need to do to build a business case that sponsors will want to read.

In this session you will learn:

  • What every sponsorship package must have and what you should never include
  • The end of Gold, Silver, Bronze and what to replace it with
  • The importance of audience data and how to use it to attract sponsors
  • How to engage your leadership and board of directors and get internal buy in
  • Using sponsor feedback to build a sponsorship package and set up the sale
  • Short cuts and time saving techniques for implementation

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Nov
23
Thu
CPA Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Conference @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Conference is a one-day focused opportunity for financial leaders within or interested in the not-for-profit sector.

Offering delegates the opportunity to share best practices, learn new skills relevant to the industry, and network with their peers, this is not-for-profit conference you have been waiting for.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Richard Leblanc (Governance Advisor, Lawyer, Author, Public Speaker)

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Lewis (Humanitarian, Professor, Author)

This conference is hosted by CPA Ontario.

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