Oct
26
Fri
Durable by Design: Physical Literacy and Older Adults @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Community Education Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For the first time, there are more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15.

Because Canadians are living longer, and our quality of life depends on staying physically active, developing and maintaining physical literacy can be the key to resilience – reducing the effects of falls, injuries, and illness.

This half day workshop will introduce participants to a new training program designed to integrate physical literacy development into activity for older adults. The activities presented can be easily implemented by a recreation leader or health care worker. Workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of physical literacy and encouraged to try activities that create durability.

If you are a recreation leader, health care worker, exercise specialist or volunteer who care about the importance of quality programming for older adults please register for one of the free workshops offered below at Niagara Region Community Education Room, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold.

  • Friday, October 26, 2018: 9:00 – 1:00
  • Friday, November 09, 2018 12:30 – 4:30
  • Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00 – 1:00
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 12:30 – 4:30

These workshops are hosted by Sport For Life Canada.

Oct
27
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University.

Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.

Oct
29
Mon
Enterprise Cyber Security (Basics) Certificate @ Online
Oct 29 all-day

Cybercrime and data thefts are on the rise. Make sure you or your company/IT team has the latest up-to-date training, to detect cyber threats, and eliminate attempts at stealing your client’s data.

Just outside of the cybersecurity hub Washington D.C., Stratford University has offered degree programs since 1976. Their highly qualified professors have trained many professionals from high end security firms including the C.I.A. and F.B.I. They have created custom content for these certificates.

These training certificates include 30 hours of online, instructor led training over 15 days, with zero company time off required.

These certificates are offered by Spark Technical Academy.

Oct
30
Tue
Ending Ageism: Toward a World for All Ages @ Online
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Age-friendly environments are a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia.

Knowledge translation is just as important as knowledge creation, and for this reason the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting a series of webinars.

“Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages” is the title of the ninth webinar presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway.

The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps.

This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends

PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd.

This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances.

Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.

Small Business Month Luncheon @ Club Roma
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the GNCC for Small Business Month Luncheon!

Featuring small business success story by Tonia Jahshan, Founder, Steeped Tea

Followed by a panel:
The Next Year in Small Business: What You Need to Know

  1. Regulatory Laws: Cannabis in the Workplace
  2. Labour Laws: Update on Bill 148
  3. Federal Tax Cuts

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar.

The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
26
Fri
Durable by Design: Physical Literacy and Older Adults @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Community Education Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For the first time, there are more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15.

Because Canadians are living longer, and our quality of life depends on staying physically active, developing and maintaining physical literacy can be the key to resilience – reducing the effects of falls, injuries, and illness.

This half day workshop will introduce participants to a new training program designed to integrate physical literacy development into activity for older adults. The activities presented can be easily implemented by a recreation leader or health care worker. Workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of physical literacy and encouraged to try activities that create durability.

If you are a recreation leader, health care worker, exercise specialist or volunteer who care about the importance of quality programming for older adults please register for one of the free workshops offered below at Niagara Region Community Education Room, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold.

  • Friday, October 26, 2018: 9:00 – 1:00
  • Friday, November 09, 2018 12:30 – 4:30
  • Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00 – 1:00
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 12:30 – 4:30

These workshops are hosted by Sport For Life Canada.

Oct
27
Sat
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University.

Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.

Oct
29
Mon
Enterprise Cyber Security (Basics) Certificate @ Online
Oct 29 all-day

Cybercrime and data thefts are on the rise. Make sure you or your company/IT team has the latest up-to-date training, to detect cyber threats, and eliminate attempts at stealing your client’s data.

Just outside of the cybersecurity hub Washington D.C., Stratford University has offered degree programs since 1976. Their highly qualified professors have trained many professionals from high end security firms including the C.I.A. and F.B.I. They have created custom content for these certificates.

These training certificates include 30 hours of online, instructor led training over 15 days, with zero company time off required.

These certificates are offered by Spark Technical Academy.

Oct
30
Tue
Ending Ageism: Toward a World for All Ages @ Online
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Age-friendly environments are a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia.

Knowledge translation is just as important as knowledge creation, and for this reason the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting a series of webinars.

“Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages” is the title of the ninth webinar presented by Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism and Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway.

The webinar will focus on the impacts of ageism, exploring manifestations of ageism in various environments, showcasing good practice examples and engaging in a discussion of next steps.

This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends

PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd.

This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances.

Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.

Small Business Month Luncheon @ Club Roma
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the GNCC for Small Business Month Luncheon!

Featuring small business success story by Tonia Jahshan, Founder, Steeped Tea

Followed by a panel:
The Next Year in Small Business: What You Need to Know

  1. Regulatory Laws: Cannabis in the Workplace
  2. Labour Laws: Update on Bill 148
  3. Federal Tax Cuts

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar.

The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.

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