Jun
22
Thu
Youth Opportunities Fund Ideas Lab @ MacBain Community Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you under 30? Do you have an idea you want to bring to life or take to the next level? Need funding?

The province is reaching out to young Niagara change-makers, to invest in their projects and help them have a bigger impact on the lives of youth!

The Youth Opportunities Fund has an exciting Grassroots Innovation Stream designed to support youth-led projects that tackle issues related to: supportive friends and family, civic engagement/youth leadership, and youth-friendly communities. This meaningful program provides youth with the capacity to lead and implement innovative solutions addressing problems they have lived experiences with.

Join OTF for a design session to:

  • Explore issues that matter to you
  • Discover solutions that make a difference
  • Design ideas that your group will put into action
  • Learn about the Youth Opportunities Fund

This session is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Station @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations.

In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln).

The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area.

The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue
  • St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road
  • Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue
  • Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive

For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca.

This session is hosted by Niagara Region.

Jun
23
Fri
Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helpers will focus on raising awareness about compassion fatigue and its symptoms as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care.

This workshop will review signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue along with prevention and self-care strategies. Unique issues will also be discussed inclusive of working with vulnerable sectors, at risk youth, and hard to serve populations.

You will learn:

  • How stress impacts the mind and body
  • How to identify the warning signs symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue
  • How to engage in preventative care and holistic wellness to promote overall health
  • How to evaluate and balance your experiences as a helper and as a person ensuring your career does not alter your worldview in a negative manner

This is a highly sought after workshop and ideal for police officers, therapists, residential staff, nurses, caregivers, military families, child welfare staff – anyone who works in or maintains a position where they are responsible for caring for others.

This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).

Leadership Niagara: Community Project Info Session @ Brock University
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On June 23rd, Leadership Niagara is hosting two information sessions on how they can help you as a not-for-profit!

If you have a project, task or outcome you would like help meeting then this info session is where you want to be!

Through their flagship Community Leadership Program, Leadership Niagara matches groups of emerging leaders with local non-profit organizations, like yourself, looking to receive positive assistance in a variety of different areas. On June 23rd join LN’s Executive Director, to discuss how the program can help you achieve your organizational goals and further your impact.

Learn about:

  • How to apply
  • Past projects
  • Project criteria
  • Expected outcomes

Sessions will be held at Brock University on June 23rd:

  • 2-3pm
  • 3:30-4:30pm

These information sessions are hosted by Leadership Niagara.

Funding Application Deadline: New Horizons for Seniors Program @ Online
Jun 23 @ 11:59 pm

Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding.

Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Click here for more information about eligibility and application processes.

This funding is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Jun
24
Sat
Outdoor Living & Water Feature Tour Presented by The Hope Centre @ Fenwick - Fonthill
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Want a backstage pass into some of the most extraordinary pools, ponds and waterfalls on Niagara properties? This is an outdoor living experience you don’t want to miss!

This event is a self guided tour that allows you to start and stop anywhere along the route. Passport tickets to the event can be purchased at The Hope Centre in Welland, Rice Road Greenhouses in Welland, and Boldt Pools in St. Catharines for $20.

There are beautiful items for raffle and you can purchase your raffle tickets at The Hope Centre anytime up to the event, and then on event day at the final location on the tour, 2 Spencer Lane, Fonthill. Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket and $10 for 3 tickets.

This is a rain or shine event with all proceeds to benefit The Hope Centre.

This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.

Jun
25
Sun
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 25 all-day

Ride Don’t Hide is a family-friendly community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health, all while raising essential funds to support mental health programs.

The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to advanced cyclist. Kids under 12 ride free!

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
22
Thu
Youth Opportunities Fund Ideas Lab @ MacBain Community Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you under 30? Do you have an idea you want to bring to life or take to the next level? Need funding?

The province is reaching out to young Niagara change-makers, to invest in their projects and help them have a bigger impact on the lives of youth!

The Youth Opportunities Fund has an exciting Grassroots Innovation Stream designed to support youth-led projects that tackle issues related to: supportive friends and family, civic engagement/youth leadership, and youth-friendly communities. This meaningful program provides youth with the capacity to lead and implement innovative solutions addressing problems they have lived experiences with.

Join OTF for a design session to:

  • Explore issues that matter to you
  • Discover solutions that make a difference
  • Design ideas that your group will put into action
  • Learn about the Youth Opportunities Fund

This session is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Station @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations.

In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln).

The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area.

The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue
  • St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road
  • Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue
  • Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive

For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca.

This session is hosted by Niagara Region.

Jun
23
Fri
Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helpers will focus on raising awareness about compassion fatigue and its symptoms as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care.

This workshop will review signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue along with prevention and self-care strategies. Unique issues will also be discussed inclusive of working with vulnerable sectors, at risk youth, and hard to serve populations.

You will learn:

  • How stress impacts the mind and body
  • How to identify the warning signs symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue
  • How to engage in preventative care and holistic wellness to promote overall health
  • How to evaluate and balance your experiences as a helper and as a person ensuring your career does not alter your worldview in a negative manner

This is a highly sought after workshop and ideal for police officers, therapists, residential staff, nurses, caregivers, military families, child welfare staff – anyone who works in or maintains a position where they are responsible for caring for others.

This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).

Leadership Niagara: Community Project Info Session @ Brock University
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On June 23rd, Leadership Niagara is hosting two information sessions on how they can help you as a not-for-profit!

If you have a project, task or outcome you would like help meeting then this info session is where you want to be!

Through their flagship Community Leadership Program, Leadership Niagara matches groups of emerging leaders with local non-profit organizations, like yourself, looking to receive positive assistance in a variety of different areas. On June 23rd join LN’s Executive Director, to discuss how the program can help you achieve your organizational goals and further your impact.

Learn about:

  • How to apply
  • Past projects
  • Project criteria
  • Expected outcomes

Sessions will be held at Brock University on June 23rd:

  • 2-3pm
  • 3:30-4:30pm

These information sessions are hosted by Leadership Niagara.

Funding Application Deadline: New Horizons for Seniors Program @ Online
Jun 23 @ 11:59 pm

Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding.

Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Click here for more information about eligibility and application processes.

This funding is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Jun
24
Sat
Outdoor Living & Water Feature Tour Presented by The Hope Centre @ Fenwick - Fonthill
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Want a backstage pass into some of the most extraordinary pools, ponds and waterfalls on Niagara properties? This is an outdoor living experience you don’t want to miss!

This event is a self guided tour that allows you to start and stop anywhere along the route. Passport tickets to the event can be purchased at The Hope Centre in Welland, Rice Road Greenhouses in Welland, and Boldt Pools in St. Catharines for $20.

There are beautiful items for raffle and you can purchase your raffle tickets at The Hope Centre anytime up to the event, and then on event day at the final location on the tour, 2 Spencer Lane, Fonthill. Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket and $10 for 3 tickets.

This is a rain or shine event with all proceeds to benefit The Hope Centre.

This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.

Jun
25
Sun
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 25 all-day

Ride Don’t Hide is a family-friendly community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health, all while raising essential funds to support mental health programs.

The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to advanced cyclist. Kids under 12 ride free!

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

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