Jun
27
Wed
Integrating Health into Urban Planning @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

The HEIA Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, “Integrating health into urban planning.” The webinar will describe how health is being integrated into the urban planning process in Quebec City using the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool.

Similar to the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool, the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a precise decision-support tool that enables users to consider health in the development of policies, programs, or projects, in particular outside the health sector.

The Ottawa Charter for health promotion recognizes that decisions in non-health sectors often have an impact on health and that it is therefore necessary to build healthy intersectoral public policies (WHO, 1986). The Charter states:

“The systematic assessment of the health impact of a rapidly changing environment—particularly in areas of technology, work, energy production, and urbanization—is essential and must be followed by action to ensure positive benefit to the health of the public.”

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

Jun
28
Thu
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: The OASIS Model @ Online
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Oasis is a grass-roots developed program for seniors operating out of a privately owned and operated apartment building in central Kingston.

Since its inception in 2008, Oasis has rested on the philosophy that the seniors who choose to become members of Oasis have an integral role to play in determining their own programming. Oasis focuses on the social determinants of health common to all seniors, including social inclusion, physical activity, good nutrition and enhanced health and social service navigation.

Recently, Oasis has gained province-wide recognition as a successful alternative housing model for older adults who often cannot afford private residential care.

In this webinar, the presenter will:

  • Review the Oasis structure and core partnerships necessary to keep it true to its mandate
  • Describe upcoming research projects, conducted in partnership with faculty of the Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy and focused on the expansion and evaluation of Oasis.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

Jul
1
Sun
Canada Day
Jul 1 all-day
Jul
5
Thu
Sandi Boucher – The Path @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Proud Anishnabiquek(anish-nawh-bi-kway) woman, activist, speaker, author, facilitator, most importantly mother and grandmother, Sandi Boucher, helps teach us how to decolonize our toolboxes in the minefield we call reconciliation.

Sandi has worked with Indigenous and mainstream communities across the globe, urban, rural and remote alike, to open dialogue to promote healing and awareness.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

Jul
10
Tue
Youth-Centred Approaches to Meaningful Engagement – Engaging Youth in Program Evaluation @ Online
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

How can we intentionally and meaningfully engage youth in the design, development, and evaluation of our programs? How can we ensure that our work is youth-centered and reflective of youth voice?

Youth organizations deliver critical programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar series, discover strategies and best practices for meaningfully engaging youth in program planning (design and development) and evaluation.

Part Two will focus on engaging youth in program evaluation, and will feature YouthREX’s Dr. Corliss Bean, Research & Evaluation Specialist, in conversation with frontline youth workers and young people.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Jul
18
Wed
SafeTALK Training
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert.
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care.

To register or for more information, contact the Distress Centre by phone or email (contact information above).

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
27
Wed
Integrating Health into Urban Planning @ Online
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

The HEIA Community of Interest invites you to its upcoming webinar, “Integrating health into urban planning.” The webinar will describe how health is being integrated into the urban planning process in Quebec City using the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) tool.

Similar to the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool, the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a precise decision-support tool that enables users to consider health in the development of policies, programs, or projects, in particular outside the health sector.

The Ottawa Charter for health promotion recognizes that decisions in non-health sectors often have an impact on health and that it is therefore necessary to build healthy intersectoral public policies (WHO, 1986). The Charter states:

“The systematic assessment of the health impact of a rapidly changing environment—particularly in areas of technology, work, energy production, and urbanization—is essential and must be followed by action to ensure positive benefit to the health of the public.”

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

Jun
28
Thu
Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: The OASIS Model @ Online
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Oasis is a grass-roots developed program for seniors operating out of a privately owned and operated apartment building in central Kingston.

Since its inception in 2008, Oasis has rested on the philosophy that the seniors who choose to become members of Oasis have an integral role to play in determining their own programming. Oasis focuses on the social determinants of health common to all seniors, including social inclusion, physical activity, good nutrition and enhanced health and social service navigation.

Recently, Oasis has gained province-wide recognition as a successful alternative housing model for older adults who often cannot afford private residential care.

In this webinar, the presenter will:

  • Review the Oasis structure and core partnerships necessary to keep it true to its mandate
  • Describe upcoming research projects, conducted in partnership with faculty of the Queen’s School of Rehabilitation Therapy and focused on the expansion and evaluation of Oasis.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

Jul
1
Sun
Canada Day
Jul 1 all-day
Jul
5
Thu
Sandi Boucher – The Path @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Proud Anishnabiquek(anish-nawh-bi-kway) woman, activist, speaker, author, facilitator, most importantly mother and grandmother, Sandi Boucher, helps teach us how to decolonize our toolboxes in the minefield we call reconciliation.

Sandi has worked with Indigenous and mainstream communities across the globe, urban, rural and remote alike, to open dialogue to promote healing and awareness.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

Jul
10
Tue
Youth-Centred Approaches to Meaningful Engagement – Engaging Youth in Program Evaluation @ Online
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

How can we intentionally and meaningfully engage youth in the design, development, and evaluation of our programs? How can we ensure that our work is youth-centered and reflective of youth voice?

Youth organizations deliver critical programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar series, discover strategies and best practices for meaningfully engaging youth in program planning (design and development) and evaluation.

Part Two will focus on engaging youth in program evaluation, and will feature YouthREX’s Dr. Corliss Bean, Research & Evaluation Specialist, in conversation with frontline youth workers and young people.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Jul
18
Wed
SafeTALK Training
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert.
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care.

To register or for more information, contact the Distress Centre by phone or email (contact information above).

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

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