Aug
31
Thu
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

Sep
11
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 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.

Sep
15
Fri
Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities: Owen Sound @ Harrison Park Community Centre
Sep 15 @ 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynote addresses provided by:

  • Paul Young, OALA, Consultant; HC Link, and
  • Pierre Chauvin, Partner, MHBC Planning

Local Presentations:

  • Planning for Wellness: How Gardens Facilitate Healing by Thomas Dean
  • CMHA’s Owen Sound Food Forest by Teresa Pearson
  • Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores: Creating Healthy Communities by Kerry Jarvis
  • Harrison Park, City of Owen Sound, Walking Tour by Adam Parsons

Workshop Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of public spaces in healthy community design
  • To support OPPI’s Call to Action – Planning for the Public Realm
  • To hear about successful design strategies from local communities
  • To identify both the health and economic benefits of well designed public spaces
  • To facilitate a discussion how public spaces can meet the needs of our population

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

Sep
30
Sat
Sleep 101: From Zzzzs to A’s Promoting Healthy Sleep for Children Aged 3-7 @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research’s Speaker Series and Growing With Brock. Spend the morning with Krista Guenther, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She’ll discuss the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your preschooler to school aged child. Krista will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a well rested family.

This is a family friendly event. Parents are welcome to bring their child to in to the talk however, Growing with Brock will be also providing free child-minding for registered children of parents attending the talk.

*Children must be over 4 years of age and have registered here with a Child Care Reservation as there is limited availability for child care.*

Free parking for attendees will also be provided.

This event is hosted by Brock University’s Lifespan Centre and Growing with Brock.

Oct
2
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 2 @ 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
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

Aug
31
Thu
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

Sep
11
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 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.

Sep
15
Fri
Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities: Owen Sound @ Harrison Park Community Centre
Sep 15 @ 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynote addresses provided by:

  • Paul Young, OALA, Consultant; HC Link, and
  • Pierre Chauvin, Partner, MHBC Planning

Local Presentations:

  • Planning for Wellness: How Gardens Facilitate Healing by Thomas Dean
  • CMHA’s Owen Sound Food Forest by Teresa Pearson
  • Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores: Creating Healthy Communities by Kerry Jarvis
  • Harrison Park, City of Owen Sound, Walking Tour by Adam Parsons

Workshop Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of public spaces in healthy community design
  • To support OPPI’s Call to Action – Planning for the Public Realm
  • To hear about successful design strategies from local communities
  • To identify both the health and economic benefits of well designed public spaces
  • To facilitate a discussion how public spaces can meet the needs of our population

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

Sep
30
Sat
Sleep 101: From Zzzzs to A’s Promoting Healthy Sleep for Children Aged 3-7 @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research’s Speaker Series and Growing With Brock. Spend the morning with Krista Guenther, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She’ll discuss the key elements to providing a healthy foundation of sleep for your preschooler to school aged child. Krista will be able to give you the tools you need to ensure a well rested family.

This is a family friendly event. Parents are welcome to bring their child to in to the talk however, Growing with Brock will be also providing free child-minding for registered children of parents attending the talk.

*Children must be over 4 years of age and have registered here with a Child Care Reservation as there is limited availability for child care.*

Free parking for attendees will also be provided.

This event is hosted by Brock University’s Lifespan Centre and Growing with Brock.

Oct
2
Mon
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 2 @ 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
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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