Oct
25
Wed
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students.

Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies.

Key learnings:

  • Overview of Ontario’s current situation
  • Overdose prevention
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Useful resources related to overdose prevention
  • Developing policies and protocols

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online.

In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it.

This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.

Oct
26
Thu
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future.

Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara.

Topics of focus include:

  • The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post)
  • Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth
  • Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette)
  • International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty

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

Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning.

Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.

Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series.

The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services.

Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Oct
27
Fri
Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is for service providers who work with immigrants and refugees, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), and Non-Status Individuals.

The workshop will provide detailed information about the various immigration forms, the issues facing immigrants with HIV or other “medically inadmissible” conditions, how HIV factors in to a refugee claim and more.

This workshop will also provide valuable connections between service providers, the HIV specialty legal clinic in Toronto and local legal professionals who are working with clients in the immigration or refugee process.

To register, contact Jackie (jackie@positivelivingniagara.com) or Winnie (wmurombedzi@positivelivingniagara.com).

This training is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
25
Wed
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students.

Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies.

Key learnings:

  • Overview of Ontario’s current situation
  • Overdose prevention
  • Harm reduction strategies
  • Useful resources related to overdose prevention
  • Developing policies and protocols

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online.

In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it.

This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.

Oct
26
Thu
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future.

Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara.

Topics of focus include:

  • The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post)
  • Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth
  • Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette)
  • International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty

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

Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning.

Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.

Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series.

The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services.

Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Oct
27
Fri
Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This training is for service providers who work with immigrants and refugees, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), and Non-Status Individuals.

The workshop will provide detailed information about the various immigration forms, the issues facing immigrants with HIV or other “medically inadmissible” conditions, how HIV factors in to a refugee claim and more.

This workshop will also provide valuable connections between service providers, the HIV specialty legal clinic in Toronto and local legal professionals who are working with clients in the immigration or refugee process.

To register, contact Jackie (jackie@positivelivingniagara.com) or Winnie (wmurombedzi@positivelivingniagara.com).

This training is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

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