Aug
21
Tue
Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities.

Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives.

Key objectives of this webinar:

  • Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version)
  • Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling
  • Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
  • Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling)
  • Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies
  • Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming

This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Sep
26
Wed
Breaking Down the Stigma of Childhood Disability @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy: The Dear Everybody Campaign

Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital believes that, as a leader in pediatric care and research, it has a role in breaking down childhood disability stigma and advancing social justice.

This role goes beyond the health-care sector to other areas of young people’s lives, such as employment and education. With the aim of tackling disability biases and supporting meaningful inclusion, Holland Bloorview is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families.

This webinar will describe Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody anti-stigma campaign.

In the webinar, you will explore:

  • equity barriers faced by people with disabilities, an important consideration in the use of the HEIA tool
  • a public education mitigation strategy for addressing health and social inequities

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Oct
14
Sun
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am

Now in its 4th year, Niagara Children’s Centre’s Superhero Run has become an annual tradition for kids, families and supporters of our Centre.

On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, throw on your cape and join more than 600 other superheroes as we raise funds to provide therapy for children with special needs in Niagara – the smallest, yet mightiest of superheroes!

Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities.

This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.

Nov
26
Mon
15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

The final Emergent Literacy Conference will be taking place on November 26 and 27th 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake at White Oaks Resort and Spa.

The theme of this year’s conference is Examining the Past and Shaping the Future of Early Literacy.

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Aug
21
Tue
Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities.

Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives.

Key objectives of this webinar:

  • Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version)
  • Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling
  • Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
  • Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling)
  • Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies
  • Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming

This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Sep
26
Wed
Breaking Down the Stigma of Childhood Disability @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy: The Dear Everybody Campaign

Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital believes that, as a leader in pediatric care and research, it has a role in breaking down childhood disability stigma and advancing social justice.

This role goes beyond the health-care sector to other areas of young people’s lives, such as employment and education. With the aim of tackling disability biases and supporting meaningful inclusion, Holland Bloorview is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families.

This webinar will describe Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody anti-stigma campaign.

In the webinar, you will explore:

  • equity barriers faced by people with disabilities, an important consideration in the use of the HEIA tool
  • a public education mitigation strategy for addressing health and social inequities

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Oct
14
Sun
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am

Now in its 4th year, Niagara Children’s Centre’s Superhero Run has become an annual tradition for kids, families and supporters of our Centre.

On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, throw on your cape and join more than 600 other superheroes as we raise funds to provide therapy for children with special needs in Niagara – the smallest, yet mightiest of superheroes!

Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities.

This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.

Nov
26
Mon
15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

The final Emergent Literacy Conference will be taking place on November 26 and 27th 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake at White Oaks Resort and Spa.

The theme of this year’s conference is Examining the Past and Shaping the Future of Early Literacy.

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

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