Oct
24
Tue
Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated.

You will:

  • Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them
  • Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery
  • Hear from a peer speaker … and more!

This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

Oct
26
Thu
Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series.

The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services.

Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Nov
1
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System @ Armenian Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 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.

Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System

Presenter: Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV); Cardiologist, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network

Canada’s health care system is under significant pressure. An aging population and increasing rates of chronic disease threaten quality and affordability within our system of care. Learn about innovative research that is happening at WIHV to help ensure Canadians get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Nov
8
Wed
Why YOU Should Care About Palliative Care: InfoHealth Session on Palliative Care in Niagara @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, Simpson Room
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm

There will be a panel discussion with professionals and volunteers involved in palliative care in Niagara.

The panel will discuss many aspects of palliative care – the definition, the resources available to residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond and the services offered by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care.

This session is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service.

Nov
9
Thu
Legal & Financial Issues: Public Forum @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discussing the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee while addressing Power of Attorney and the role of the Substitute Decision Maker.

Presented by Erich Knerr, Treatment Decision Consultant, Public Guardian Trustee.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Nov
13
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Nov
20
Mon
HC Link Conference 2017 – Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone @ BMO Institute for Learning
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

A community is only healthy when all of its members are valued, heard, involved, and engaged. Linking for Healthy Communities 2017 will explore how communities can work with EVERYONE to create communities healthy for EVERYONE.

HC Link’s conference will be a safe, open space for curiosity, self-reflection and conversation about how to work across difference to build more inclusive communities.

At this conference, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build your understanding of equity, diversity, cultural humility, inclusion and allyship.
  • Ask questions, reflect and learn in a safe space for open conversation.
  • Learn to work across difference with diverse groups to advance your collective efforts.
  • Gain practical strategies to build inclusive communities.
  • Connect and share with conference participants from many sectors and from across Ontario.

This conference is hosted by HC Link.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
24
Tue
Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated.

You will:

  • Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them
  • Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery
  • Hear from a peer speaker … and more!

This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

Oct
26
Thu
Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series.

The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services.

Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Nov
1
Wed
Fall Lecture Series: Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System @ Armenian Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 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.

Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System

Presenter: Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV); Cardiologist, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network

Canada’s health care system is under significant pressure. An aging population and increasing rates of chronic disease threaten quality and affordability within our system of care. Learn about innovative research that is happening at WIHV to help ensure Canadians get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Nov
8
Wed
Why YOU Should Care About Palliative Care: InfoHealth Session on Palliative Care in Niagara @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre, Simpson Room
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm

There will be a panel discussion with professionals and volunteers involved in palliative care in Niagara.

The panel will discuss many aspects of palliative care – the definition, the resources available to residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond and the services offered by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care.

This session is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service.

Nov
9
Thu
Legal & Financial Issues: Public Forum @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discussing the role of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee while addressing Power of Attorney and the role of the Substitute Decision Maker.

Presented by Erich Knerr, Treatment Decision Consultant, Public Guardian Trustee.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Nov
13
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Nov
20
Mon
HC Link Conference 2017 – Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone @ BMO Institute for Learning
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

A community is only healthy when all of its members are valued, heard, involved, and engaged. Linking for Healthy Communities 2017 will explore how communities can work with EVERYONE to create communities healthy for EVERYONE.

HC Link’s conference will be a safe, open space for curiosity, self-reflection and conversation about how to work across difference to build more inclusive communities.

At this conference, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build your understanding of equity, diversity, cultural humility, inclusion and allyship.
  • Ask questions, reflect and learn in a safe space for open conversation.
  • Learn to work across difference with diverse groups to advance your collective efforts.
  • Gain practical strategies to build inclusive communities.
  • Connect and share with conference participants from many sectors and from across Ontario.

This conference is hosted by HC Link.

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