Oct
19
Thu
Braiding Together Indigenous Wellness, Trauma- and Gender-Informed Approaches in the Substance Use Field @ Online
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This 90-minute webinar will focus on substance use responses that integrate Indigenous wellness, strength based, gender informed and trauma informed approaches. The presenters will share wisdom from initiatives that have brought trauma and gender informed practice into work with Indigenous participants.

Presented by:

  • Carol Hopkins, Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
  • Renee Linklater, Manager of Aboriginal Community Engagement, CAMH
  • Brenda Restoule, Clinical Consultant, Nipissing First Nation Health Services
  • Dawn Lavand, Outreach Worker, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe
  • Tammy Rowan, Program Director, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe

This webinar is for people working in or planning substance use, health and wellness and social services.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health.

Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development.

During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at:

  • Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work.
  • The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one.
  • Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach.

This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility drive financial performance.

Whether you call it ESG (environmental, social and governance performance) or sustainability, it’s the new business imperative for the 21st century. Smart, forward-looking business leaders are already benefiting by embedding sustainability into corporate strategy. And now, the impending Cap & Trade and carbon pricing programs expected in 2017 are suddenly placing sustainability into an even brighter spotlight.

This workshop is hosted by the Niagara CPAO Association.

Oct
20
Fri
Mobile Cancer Screening Coach @ Quest Community Health Centre
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre is hosting a series of events for Community Health & Wellbeing Week.

Are you due for routine colon, breast or cervical cancer screening? Or are you interested in taking a tour of the mobile screening coach? Come drop by the convenient coach parked outside the centre to get as many cancer screens as you need/want completed. No appointment or referral needed.

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Ana Sanchez will present on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a diverse group of 17 human and zoonotic diseases affecting the poorest people and under-served communities around the globe.

Not only do NTDs flourish in conditions of poverty and lack of safe water and sanitation, they are inextricably related to systematic inequity. Due to their crosscutting effects, NTDs can serve as indicators of progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, that require an integrated response to ensure sustainable development.

This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

Oct
22
Sun
Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts @ Royal Canadian Legion #613
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library present author Adam Shoalts, just back from his 5-month, 4,000 KM journey alone across Canada’s Arctic journey. The community is invited to celebrate with Adam as he launches A History of Canada in 10 Maps: The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps.

Local author, explorer and adventurer Adam Shoalts recently released Alone Against the North to much acclaim. It won the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s 2016 Young Authors Award and the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for northern literature. Alone Against the North spent twenty-six straight weeks on the national best-seller list, peaking at number 1 in Canada.

Adam will be giving an illustrated talk. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Books are available for sale and signing.

This event is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library.

Oct
23
Mon
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
19
Thu
Braiding Together Indigenous Wellness, Trauma- and Gender-Informed Approaches in the Substance Use Field @ Online
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This 90-minute webinar will focus on substance use responses that integrate Indigenous wellness, strength based, gender informed and trauma informed approaches. The presenters will share wisdom from initiatives that have brought trauma and gender informed practice into work with Indigenous participants.

Presented by:

  • Carol Hopkins, Executive Director, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
  • Renee Linklater, Manager of Aboriginal Community Engagement, CAMH
  • Brenda Restoule, Clinical Consultant, Nipissing First Nation Health Services
  • Dawn Lavand, Outreach Worker, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe
  • Tammy Rowan, Program Director, The Mothering Project/Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe

This webinar is for people working in or planning substance use, health and wellness and social services.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health.

Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development.

During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at:

  • Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work.
  • The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one.
  • Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach.

This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Is Your Business Positioned for Success in a New, Low-Carbon Economy? @ Hilton Garden Inn
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How good governance, environmental stewardship and social responsibility drive financial performance.

Whether you call it ESG (environmental, social and governance performance) or sustainability, it’s the new business imperative for the 21st century. Smart, forward-looking business leaders are already benefiting by embedding sustainability into corporate strategy. And now, the impending Cap & Trade and carbon pricing programs expected in 2017 are suddenly placing sustainability into an even brighter spotlight.

This workshop is hosted by the Niagara CPAO Association.

Oct
20
Fri
Mobile Cancer Screening Coach @ Quest Community Health Centre
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre is hosting a series of events for Community Health & Wellbeing Week.

Are you due for routine colon, breast or cervical cancer screening? Or are you interested in taking a tour of the mobile screening coach? Come drop by the convenient coach parked outside the centre to get as many cancer screens as you need/want completed. No appointment or referral needed.

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Ana Sanchez will present on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a diverse group of 17 human and zoonotic diseases affecting the poorest people and under-served communities around the globe.

Not only do NTDs flourish in conditions of poverty and lack of safe water and sanitation, they are inextricably related to systematic inequity. Due to their crosscutting effects, NTDs can serve as indicators of progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, that require an integrated response to ensure sustainable development.

This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

Oct
22
Sun
Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts @ Royal Canadian Legion #613
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library present author Adam Shoalts, just back from his 5-month, 4,000 KM journey alone across Canada’s Arctic journey. The community is invited to celebrate with Adam as he launches A History of Canada in 10 Maps: The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps.

Local author, explorer and adventurer Adam Shoalts recently released Alone Against the North to much acclaim. It won the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s 2016 Young Authors Award and the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for northern literature. Alone Against the North spent twenty-six straight weeks on the national best-seller list, peaking at number 1 in Canada.

Adam will be giving an illustrated talk. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Books are available for sale and signing.

This event is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library.

Oct
23
Mon
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

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