Apr
27
Fri
Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara @ Brock University - Sankey Chamber
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie as they present their findings from the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Niagara region.

Parking for this event is in Lot D. Please RSVP to PEPiN@unitedwayniagara.org by April 20.

This event is hosted by the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.

May
3
Thu
Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc.

In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector.

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.

May
17
Thu
The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s easy to burn out in the nonprofit sector. To accomplish our missions, we need to care a lot about people and the world itself. We need to be passionate about our causes in order to get up every morning and do a job that we may not be paid well for but gives us meaning. That caring and passion requires energy.

But sometimes we run out of energy because we fail to look after ourselves first. We work long hours, don’t take our holidays or develop habits that give us comfort but may not be healthy. And, this is not just happening for individuals. We have created a culture of personal and employee neglect in the sector that is now the new ‘normal’. We are expected to give more than we have, do more than we are paid for and care more for others than we do for ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact, we can’t sustain it. As a sector, we cannot continually run on empty and still have the energy to create social change.

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

May
31
Thu
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no?

If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches.
  • How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence.
  • How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back.
  • Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
27
Fri
Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara @ Brock University - Sankey Chamber
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie as they present their findings from the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Niagara region.

Parking for this event is in Lot D. Please RSVP to PEPiN@unitedwayniagara.org by April 20.

This event is hosted by the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.

May
3
Thu
Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc.

In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector.

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.

May
17
Thu
The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s easy to burn out in the nonprofit sector. To accomplish our missions, we need to care a lot about people and the world itself. We need to be passionate about our causes in order to get up every morning and do a job that we may not be paid well for but gives us meaning. That caring and passion requires energy.

But sometimes we run out of energy because we fail to look after ourselves first. We work long hours, don’t take our holidays or develop habits that give us comfort but may not be healthy. And, this is not just happening for individuals. We have created a culture of personal and employee neglect in the sector that is now the new ‘normal’. We are expected to give more than we have, do more than we are paid for and care more for others than we do for ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact, we can’t sustain it. As a sector, we cannot continually run on empty and still have the energy to create social change.

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

May
31
Thu
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no?

If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches.
  • How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence.
  • How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back.
  • Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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