Jan
16
Tue
Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund @ Online
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund:

  • increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives
  • To embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices
  • strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming.

Through the support of projects that deliver high-quality programs and policies, the OSRCF provides Ontarians with more opportunities to become physically active, including groups who experience barriers to participating and those who are traditionally less active.

The program supports projects of one or two years in length, at both the Local/Regional and Provincial levels.

This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.

Screening: Much Too Young @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region presents a free screening of “Much Too Young”.

What does it mean to be a young adult faced with caring for an ailing parent? Much Too Young is a powerful and unflinching documentary about four families struggling to cope with an unexpected role reversal – and the complications that come with caring for a parent with early onset Alzheimer’s at a shockingly young age.

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

Jan
17
Wed
Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits @ Online
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In a coming year of provincial and municipal elections, find out why it matters that nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, take advantage of this electoral moment. With their knowledge and experience, nonprofits are the bridge between government and communities. So how can your nonprofit make the most of the upcoming election period to capture the attention of candidates and parties and help your communities and issues be heard?

This webinar will focus on:

  • Highlighting the role of nonprofits in making sure key issues and opportunities of our communities are addressed during elections
  • Connecting with issue-based, social advocacy groups
  • Understanding the role of nonprofit organizations as allies and how to establish resident-centred, resident-led strategies
  • Examples from the field of strategies that worked, and avoiding pitfalls

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Jan
19
Fri
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario!

Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified.

This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923.

This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.

Jan
21
Sun
Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s.

All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness.

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

Jan
23
Tue
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD).

PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

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Jan
16
Tue
Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund @ Online
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund:

  • increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives
  • To embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices
  • strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming.

Through the support of projects that deliver high-quality programs and policies, the OSRCF provides Ontarians with more opportunities to become physically active, including groups who experience barriers to participating and those who are traditionally less active.

The program supports projects of one or two years in length, at both the Local/Regional and Provincial levels.

This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.

Screening: Much Too Young @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region presents a free screening of “Much Too Young”.

What does it mean to be a young adult faced with caring for an ailing parent? Much Too Young is a powerful and unflinching documentary about four families struggling to cope with an unexpected role reversal – and the complications that come with caring for a parent with early onset Alzheimer’s at a shockingly young age.

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

Jan
17
Wed
Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits @ Online
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In a coming year of provincial and municipal elections, find out why it matters that nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, take advantage of this electoral moment. With their knowledge and experience, nonprofits are the bridge between government and communities. So how can your nonprofit make the most of the upcoming election period to capture the attention of candidates and parties and help your communities and issues be heard?

This webinar will focus on:

  • Highlighting the role of nonprofits in making sure key issues and opportunities of our communities are addressed during elections
  • Connecting with issue-based, social advocacy groups
  • Understanding the role of nonprofit organizations as allies and how to establish resident-centred, resident-led strategies
  • Examples from the field of strategies that worked, and avoiding pitfalls

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Jan
19
Fri
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario!

Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified.

This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923.

This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.

Jan
21
Sun
Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s.

All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness.

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

Jan
23
Tue
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD).

PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

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