Jan
24
Wed
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Jan
25
Thu
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region.

The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College.

The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald.

Students, staff, and community members are all welcome.

This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.

Jan
30
Tue
State of the City @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2018 State Of The City St. Catharines
Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens

  • Supporting Business For 2018 & Beyond
  • 2018 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced
  • We Are On The Right Track
  • Experience The Story Of Our Home, St. Catharines

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Jan
31
Wed
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult

Do you have questions about managing money? Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn more.

Register by January 24, 2018 by calling 905-687-3914.

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

Feb
13
Tue
Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon @ Lipa Park
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mayors of the region’s six southernmost communities will come together to discuss new and useful economic and community-based information at the joint Chambers of Commerce Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

In the past, the mayors’ presentations have highlighted both the achievements and future plans for growth and development collectively as well as for individual communities.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce (contact information above).

Feb
21
Wed
Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In March 2017, HC Link hosted a webinar in which Rob Rainer, Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network Steering Committee, provided an overview of the rationale and benefits of establishing a universal basic income, gave examples of Basic Income initiatives and discussed issues in program design. If you missed it, you can view the recording, slides, and a list of resources.

Many developments have unfolded since then, and the fledgling Basic Income movement is continuing to gain momentum in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. HC Link has asked Rob to return with a panel of experts for a follow-up discussion of the Basic Income and its ability to engage people from diverse audiences in advancing its implementation.

Join this webinar to:

  • learn about recent developments in Basic Income research, policies and initiatives
  • raise design and implementation issues for discussion with expert panelists
  • share ideas and resources with other participants
  • explore why the idea of a Basic Income is currently receiving unprecedented levels of support
  • identify organizing techniques that have helped the Basic Income Networks gain momentum

This webinar is hosted by HC Link.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
24
Wed
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Jan
25
Thu
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region.

The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College.

The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald.

Students, staff, and community members are all welcome.

This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.

Jan
30
Tue
State of the City @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2018 State Of The City St. Catharines
Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens

  • Supporting Business For 2018 & Beyond
  • 2018 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced
  • We Are On The Right Track
  • Experience The Story Of Our Home, St. Catharines

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Jan
31
Wed
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult

Do you have questions about managing money? Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn more.

Register by January 24, 2018 by calling 905-687-3914.

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

Feb
13
Tue
Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon @ Lipa Park
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mayors of the region’s six southernmost communities will come together to discuss new and useful economic and community-based information at the joint Chambers of Commerce Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

In the past, the mayors’ presentations have highlighted both the achievements and future plans for growth and development collectively as well as for individual communities.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce (contact information above).

Feb
21
Wed
Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In March 2017, HC Link hosted a webinar in which Rob Rainer, Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network Steering Committee, provided an overview of the rationale and benefits of establishing a universal basic income, gave examples of Basic Income initiatives and discussed issues in program design. If you missed it, you can view the recording, slides, and a list of resources.

Many developments have unfolded since then, and the fledgling Basic Income movement is continuing to gain momentum in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. HC Link has asked Rob to return with a panel of experts for a follow-up discussion of the Basic Income and its ability to engage people from diverse audiences in advancing its implementation.

Join this webinar to:

  • learn about recent developments in Basic Income research, policies and initiatives
  • raise design and implementation issues for discussion with expert panelists
  • share ideas and resources with other participants
  • explore why the idea of a Basic Income is currently receiving unprecedented levels of support
  • identify organizing techniques that have helped the Basic Income Networks gain momentum

This webinar is hosted by HC Link.

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