Sep
7
Thu
Literacy Day @ DSBN Academy
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

September 8th marks the International celebration and awareness campaign on literacy.

In preparation for this day, you are invited to to engage with specialized edtech companies, local libraries, teachers and other professional educators in the study of literacy practices from early childhood through adolescence.

This networking event will showcase innovative literacy resources to engage readers and support literacy. Take this opportunity to celebrate this international awareness day with your students by highlighting the importance and value of literary education.

This event is hosted by iHub.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, 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

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Sep
19
Tue
Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program @ Brock University
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, this program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Content for this specialized certificate program is the result of polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs.

Seminar topics include:

  • Change management
  • Coaching for performance
  • Succession planning for organizational leaders
  • The role of influence as a core leadership skill in achieving consensus
  • Human resources management for non-HR managers
  • Converting strategic thinking to actionable outcomes
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • How to develop and use “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) to manage your organization’s success

Program cost is $2,994 + HST per participant. The cost to your organization could be as low as $499 per participant with the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.

This program is hosted by the Brock University Goodman School of Business.

Sep
23
Sat
Datathon 2017 @ Brock University
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

The Datathon is an educational conference that will provide students of any background with an opportunity to interact, network, and learn about the increasingly important field of data analytics.

Datathon will blend the experience and knowledge of educators with hands-on learning. Attendees will learn how big data is changing the world and how to think like a Data Scientist, then be able to put this new knowledge into practice at Interactive Workshops and in the Datathon Competition.

Interactive workshops will give you an opportunity to learn the basics of data analytics from the experts. Workshops include introductions to SAS, RStudio and Python. The focus will be how you can develop analytical tools, analyze datasets, and develop useful insights.

This event is open to learners from all walks of life, university, college, high school, and those already working!

You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics to attend! You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Sep
27
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Scorned as Timber, Beloved by Sky – The Story of Emily Carr @ Armenian Community Centre
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Scorned as Timber, Beloved by Sky: The Story of Emily Carr

Presenter: Anna Stanisz, Associate Director, Creative Learning & Programs, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Listen to a fresh perspective on being a British Columbia woman artist in a world dominated by Group of Seven giants.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Oct
4
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather

Presenter: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Why are Canadians so obsessed with the weather? David will share with you his experiences – both good and bad – about our love/hate relationship with the weather.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Oct
11
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Queen Victoria and Canada @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Queen Victoria and Canada

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Harris, Historian, Author and Royal Commentator; Teacher, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies

Learn about Queen Victoria’s profound impact on Canadian history, politics and culture, plus her role as Mother of Confederation in uniting Canada in 1867.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
7
Thu
Literacy Day @ DSBN Academy
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

September 8th marks the International celebration and awareness campaign on literacy.

In preparation for this day, you are invited to to engage with specialized edtech companies, local libraries, teachers and other professional educators in the study of literacy practices from early childhood through adolescence.

This networking event will showcase innovative literacy resources to engage readers and support literacy. Take this opportunity to celebrate this international awareness day with your students by highlighting the importance and value of literary education.

This event is hosted by iHub.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, 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

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Sep
19
Tue
Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program @ Brock University
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, this program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Content for this specialized certificate program is the result of polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs.

Seminar topics include:

  • Change management
  • Coaching for performance
  • Succession planning for organizational leaders
  • The role of influence as a core leadership skill in achieving consensus
  • Human resources management for non-HR managers
  • Converting strategic thinking to actionable outcomes
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • How to develop and use “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) to manage your organization’s success

Program cost is $2,994 + HST per participant. The cost to your organization could be as low as $499 per participant with the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.

This program is hosted by the Brock University Goodman School of Business.

Sep
23
Sat
Datathon 2017 @ Brock University
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

The Datathon is an educational conference that will provide students of any background with an opportunity to interact, network, and learn about the increasingly important field of data analytics.

Datathon will blend the experience and knowledge of educators with hands-on learning. Attendees will learn how big data is changing the world and how to think like a Data Scientist, then be able to put this new knowledge into practice at Interactive Workshops and in the Datathon Competition.

Interactive workshops will give you an opportunity to learn the basics of data analytics from the experts. Workshops include introductions to SAS, RStudio and Python. The focus will be how you can develop analytical tools, analyze datasets, and develop useful insights.

This event is open to learners from all walks of life, university, college, high school, and those already working!

You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics to attend! You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Sep
27
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Scorned as Timber, Beloved by Sky – The Story of Emily Carr @ Armenian Community Centre
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Scorned as Timber, Beloved by Sky: The Story of Emily Carr

Presenter: Anna Stanisz, Associate Director, Creative Learning & Programs, McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Listen to a fresh perspective on being a British Columbia woman artist in a world dominated by Group of Seven giants.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Oct
4
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather

Presenter: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Why are Canadians so obsessed with the weather? David will share with you his experiences – both good and bad – about our love/hate relationship with the weather.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Oct
11
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Queen Victoria and Canada @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Queen Victoria and Canada

Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Harris, Historian, Author and Royal Commentator; Teacher, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies

Learn about Queen Victoria’s profound impact on Canadian history, politics and culture, plus her role as Mother of Confederation in uniting Canada in 1867.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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