Sep
5
Tue
Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality!

Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada?

Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com.

This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.

Sep
7
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.

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
12
Tue
Smart Employers Talk: Building a Better Economy One Job at a Time
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

In June 2017, the Liberal Government of Ontario introduced legislation to create #decentwork and #goodjobs through a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This plan recommends raising the minimum wage to $15, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

Some employers across Ontario expressed their negative opinions about the proposed changes, stating that this plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs would threaten their bottom line, leading them to slash jobs, raise prices or shut down altogether.

The goal of this conference is to provide #smartemployers – who vary in scope and size – an opportunity to share how providing #decentwork and #goodjobs has allowed them to surpass their competition, and ultimately this will #buildabettereconomy. Their stories demonstrate that supporting a good jobs strategy can result in greater productivity and profitability for businesses, improved job and income security for workers, and decreased inequality and injustice for all of society.

This conference is hosted by Ryerson University.

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
26
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ McNally House Hospice
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

Host presentation: Amanda Black, Community Engagement Coordinator, McNally House Hospice

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Sep
28
Thu
Life 3.0: Protirement, Not Retirement Workshop @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

People are living 20 or more years after they retire. As a result, Boomers have reinvented the retirement concept. The Life 3.0: Retirement Lifestyle Planning Workshop facilitated by Ellis Katsof helps Boomers, whether they are mid-career, five years from retiring, on the verge of retiring or recently retired, develop vibrant post-retirement lifestyle plans.

We know how difficult it is to plan for your post-retirement life; but we also know how important it is to begin doing so BEFORE you retire. Whether you are 40, 50 or 60 years old, Baby Boomers interviewed for Life 3.0 said lifestyle changes made while you are working will help you ease into an enjoyable and rewarding retirement.

Based on advice from 100 retired Boomers, from all walks of life, the Life 3.0 Workshop will help you:

  1. Learn how to change your lifestyle, while you are working, to enhance your retirement years;
  2. Learn the difference between Retirement and Protirement;
  3. Learn how to apply the Protirement 3-Stages Framework to enhance your Protirement Planning process;
  4. Use this Framework, developed from advice given by 100 retired individuals, to create a vibrant post-retirement lifestyle; and
  5. Apply this framework to develop your personalized Protirement Checkerboard.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Do you want to learn how to change your life now to improve your post-retirement life ? If you are in any of the following groups, the Life 3.0 Workshop is for you:

  • Mid-Career;
  • 5 years from retirement;
  • On the verge of retirement;
  • Recently retired;
  • Financial Planners;
  • Human Resources Specialists;
  • Employers; or
  • Union Officials.

Registration includes a free, signed copy Life 3.0.

This workshop is hosted by MyProtirement.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
5
Tue
Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality!

Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada?

Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com.

This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.

Sep
7
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.

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
12
Tue
Smart Employers Talk: Building a Better Economy One Job at a Time
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

In June 2017, the Liberal Government of Ontario introduced legislation to create #decentwork and #goodjobs through a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This plan recommends raising the minimum wage to $15, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

Some employers across Ontario expressed their negative opinions about the proposed changes, stating that this plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs would threaten their bottom line, leading them to slash jobs, raise prices or shut down altogether.

The goal of this conference is to provide #smartemployers – who vary in scope and size – an opportunity to share how providing #decentwork and #goodjobs has allowed them to surpass their competition, and ultimately this will #buildabettereconomy. Their stories demonstrate that supporting a good jobs strategy can result in greater productivity and profitability for businesses, improved job and income security for workers, and decreased inequality and injustice for all of society.

This conference is hosted by Ryerson University.

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
26
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ McNally House Hospice
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

Host presentation: Amanda Black, Community Engagement Coordinator, McNally House Hospice

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Sep
28
Thu
Life 3.0: Protirement, Not Retirement Workshop @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

People are living 20 or more years after they retire. As a result, Boomers have reinvented the retirement concept. The Life 3.0: Retirement Lifestyle Planning Workshop facilitated by Ellis Katsof helps Boomers, whether they are mid-career, five years from retiring, on the verge of retiring or recently retired, develop vibrant post-retirement lifestyle plans.

We know how difficult it is to plan for your post-retirement life; but we also know how important it is to begin doing so BEFORE you retire. Whether you are 40, 50 or 60 years old, Baby Boomers interviewed for Life 3.0 said lifestyle changes made while you are working will help you ease into an enjoyable and rewarding retirement.

Based on advice from 100 retired Boomers, from all walks of life, the Life 3.0 Workshop will help you:

  1. Learn how to change your lifestyle, while you are working, to enhance your retirement years;
  2. Learn the difference between Retirement and Protirement;
  3. Learn how to apply the Protirement 3-Stages Framework to enhance your Protirement Planning process;
  4. Use this Framework, developed from advice given by 100 retired individuals, to create a vibrant post-retirement lifestyle; and
  5. Apply this framework to develop your personalized Protirement Checkerboard.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Do you want to learn how to change your life now to improve your post-retirement life ? If you are in any of the following groups, the Life 3.0 Workshop is for you:

  • Mid-Career;
  • 5 years from retirement;
  • On the verge of retirement;
  • Recently retired;
  • Financial Planners;
  • Human Resources Specialists;
  • Employers; or
  • Union Officials.

Registration includes a free, signed copy Life 3.0.

This workshop is hosted by MyProtirement.

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