Aug
21
Tue
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites:

  • Public Health Ontario Snapshots
  • Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper
  • Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100

Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community
  • Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs
  • Support funding proposals

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

Aug
23
Thu
What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond.

This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health.

Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community.

This webinar is hosted by Nourish.

Sep
6
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Salvation Army
Sep 6 @ 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.

Spotlight agency: Fort Erie Multicultural Centre

To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.

Sep
9
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Sep
26
Wed
Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress.

Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
27
Thu
Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Positive Approach to Care” for Care Partners: Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging

Facilitator: Gail MacKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant

Join certified Teepa Snow trainers to discuss Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging. This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviours to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Dec
6
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Dec 6 @ 11:00 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.

Spotlight agency: Ridgeway Legion (85th anniversary year)

This session is a potluck lunch.

To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Aug
21
Tue
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites:

  • Public Health Ontario Snapshots
  • Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper
  • Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100

Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community
  • Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs
  • Support funding proposals

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

Aug
23
Thu
What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond.

This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health.

Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community.

This webinar is hosted by Nourish.

Sep
6
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Salvation Army
Sep 6 @ 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.

Spotlight agency: Fort Erie Multicultural Centre

To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.

Sep
9
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Sep
26
Wed
Caregiver Wellness Workshop: Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care partners are invited to this Caregiver Wellness Workshop focused on Opening a Conversation in Response to Stress.

Guest Speaker: Dion McParland, MSW, RSW, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region and Member of Niagara Elder Abuse Prevention Network

Please register online or call the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
27
Thu
Positive Approach to Care for Care Partners @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

“Positive Approach to Care” for Care Partners: Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging

Facilitator: Gail MacKenzie-High, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant

Join certified Teepa Snow trainers to discuss Normal Aging versus Not Normal Aging. This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviours to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction, and addresses typical issues that occur throughout the progression of dementia.

This workshop is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Dec
6
Thu
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Dec 6 @ 11:00 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.

Spotlight agency: Ridgeway Legion (85th anniversary year)

This session is a potluck lunch.

To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.

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