Sep
9
Sat
Brock Bazaar @ Brock University - Academic South Hallway
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you have any items sitting around your house or out in the garage that you’re looking to sell? Then the Brock Bazaar is for you!

Register to sell your items for $15/table (before August 5th) on this website or in person at Brock University in Mackenzie Chown A 204. After August 5th, the registration fee is $20/table.

Registration fee includes: parking, and one (1) table for your yard sale items! You keep the profits from your sales. $15 tabling fee will be donated to support Alternative Reading Week Bursaries for Brock students.

Attending the event to browse and shop is free and NO ticket is required!

This event is hosted by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society.

Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Brock University Student Life & Community Experience department, in collaboration with the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service, which is at the culmination of Orientation Week.

During the Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend the day in the community volunteering at various community organizations in Niagara. Hundreds of students will participate in projects that are not only meaningful, but also encourage a lasting community involvement.

If you are interested in partnering with Brock for the 9th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form.

Following the Brock Cares Day event, they will be hosting their annual VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
10
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 10 all-day

Push yourself to the limit at the 9th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by OneFoundation for Niagara Health.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
12
Tue
Smart Employers Talk: Building a Better Economy One Job at a Time
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

In June 2017, the Liberal Government of Ontario introduced legislation to create #decentwork and #goodjobs through a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This plan recommends raising the minimum wage to $15, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

Some employers across Ontario expressed their negative opinions about the proposed changes, stating that this plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs would threaten their bottom line, leading them to slash jobs, raise prices or shut down altogether.

The goal of this conference is to provide #smartemployers – who vary in scope and size – an opportunity to share how providing #decentwork and #goodjobs has allowed them to surpass their competition, and ultimately this will #buildabettereconomy. Their stories demonstrate that supporting a good jobs strategy can result in greater productivity and profitability for businesses, improved job and income security for workers, and decreased inequality and injustice for all of society.

This conference is hosted by Ryerson University.

4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
9
Sat
Brock Bazaar @ Brock University - Academic South Hallway
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you have any items sitting around your house or out in the garage that you’re looking to sell? Then the Brock Bazaar is for you!

Register to sell your items for $15/table (before August 5th) on this website or in person at Brock University in Mackenzie Chown A 204. After August 5th, the registration fee is $20/table.

Registration fee includes: parking, and one (1) table for your yard sale items! You keep the profits from your sales. $15 tabling fee will be donated to support Alternative Reading Week Bursaries for Brock students.

Attending the event to browse and shop is free and NO ticket is required!

This event is hosted by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society.

Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Brock University Student Life & Community Experience department, in collaboration with the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service, which is at the culmination of Orientation Week.

During the Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend the day in the community volunteering at various community organizations in Niagara. Hundreds of students will participate in projects that are not only meaningful, but also encourage a lasting community involvement.

If you are interested in partnering with Brock for the 9th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form.

Following the Brock Cares Day event, they will be hosting their annual VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
10
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 10 all-day

Push yourself to the limit at the 9th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by OneFoundation for Niagara Health.

Sep
11
Mon
Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

Grant Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Sep
12
Tue
Smart Employers Talk: Building a Better Economy One Job at a Time
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

In June 2017, the Liberal Government of Ontario introduced legislation to create #decentwork and #goodjobs through a plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs. This plan recommends raising the minimum wage to $15, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment laws.

Some employers across Ontario expressed their negative opinions about the proposed changes, stating that this plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs would threaten their bottom line, leading them to slash jobs, raise prices or shut down altogether.

The goal of this conference is to provide #smartemployers – who vary in scope and size – an opportunity to share how providing #decentwork and #goodjobs has allowed them to surpass their competition, and ultimately this will #buildabettereconomy. Their stories demonstrate that supporting a good jobs strategy can result in greater productivity and profitability for businesses, improved job and income security for workers, and decreased inequality and injustice for all of society.

This conference is hosted by Ryerson University.

4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

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