Sep
4
Tue
The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join a webinar on the Upstream Project, a Canadian adaptation of a successful Australian initiative that works to prevent youth homelessness and improve school engagement.

In conjunction with the release of a project evaluation report, this webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the project to discuss their experiences, insights, and lessons learned.

Presenters:

  • Elisa Traficante – Director of Community Initiatives, Raising the Roof
  • Mike Lethby – Executive Director, The RAFT
  • Yvonne Kelly – Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
  • Ann Harrison – Student Achievement Leader Instruction and Learning, District School Board of Niagara

This webinar is hosted by the Upstream Project.

Sep
13
Thu
The Human Rights Approach to Housing @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018).

The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach.

This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing.

You will learn about:

  • A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy;
  • How Housing First fits with the approach; and,
  • How to get the rights-based approach into legislation.

Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
  • Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto
  • Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Moderators:

  • Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
  • Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.

Sep
26
Wed
Quest CHC Annual General Meeting @ Market Square
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting.

Panel Discussion: From Street to Home – “Building” a Solution – Innovative housing solutions to homelessness

5:30pm – 6:15pm: Reception
6:15pm – 7:00pm: AGM
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Panel Presentation

55% of Quest clients are homeless or at risk.

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

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.

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

Registration and event information coming soon!

Nov
10
Sat
Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
4
Tue
The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join a webinar on the Upstream Project, a Canadian adaptation of a successful Australian initiative that works to prevent youth homelessness and improve school engagement.

In conjunction with the release of a project evaluation report, this webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the project to discuss their experiences, insights, and lessons learned.

Presenters:

  • Elisa Traficante – Director of Community Initiatives, Raising the Roof
  • Mike Lethby – Executive Director, The RAFT
  • Yvonne Kelly – Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
  • Ann Harrison – Student Achievement Leader Instruction and Learning, District School Board of Niagara

This webinar is hosted by the Upstream Project.

Sep
13
Thu
The Human Rights Approach to Housing @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018).

The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach.

This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing.

You will learn about:

  • A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy;
  • How Housing First fits with the approach; and,
  • How to get the rights-based approach into legislation.

Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

Presenters:

  • Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
  • Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto
  • Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre

Moderators:

  • Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
  • Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.

Sep
26
Wed
Quest CHC Annual General Meeting @ Market Square
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting.

Panel Discussion: From Street to Home – “Building” a Solution – Innovative housing solutions to homelessness

5:30pm – 6:15pm: Reception
6:15pm – 7:00pm: AGM
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Panel Presentation

55% of Quest clients are homeless or at risk.

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

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.

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

Registration and event information coming soon!

Nov
10
Sat
Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.

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