Jan
26
Fri
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met?

In this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018
  • Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards
  • Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for

Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Jan
27
Sat
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm

All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia.

Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
28
Sun
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day

Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.

Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know!

Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV screen ad).

Young adults (18-29) enter the contest directly online: https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/index.php

This contest is hosted by Leave the Pack Behind.

Jan
29
Mon
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth?

Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario.

Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario.

This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth.

Webinar dates:

This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.

Jan
30
Tue
Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMS) Summit 2018 @ The Royal Ontario Museum
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The co-chairs of the Ottawa Declaration Working Group, Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and John McAvity, president of the Canadian Museum Association, invite you to participate in the second Summit, “Taking it to the Next Level: GLAM Summit 2018.”

Building on last year’s Summit on the Value of GLAMS, “Taking it to the Streets,” this year’s conference will be an interactive day of discussion drawing on the following themes:

  • Communities: How can collaborative relationships among GLAMS benefit local communities, as well as provide greater opportunities for building links and fostering community identity?
  • Indigenous peoples: How can GLAMs work more closely with Indigenous peoples to renew relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect?
  • Private sector: How can GLAMS work with the private sector to encourage greater innovation?
  • Government priorities: How can GLAMS advance their interests vis-à-vis various levels of government?

Drawing from both panellists and participants, the “Taking it to the Next Level” Summit will develop a collective approach to strategic collaboration and visibility.

Speakers will include Senator Patricia E. Bovey, Daphne Wood (Greater Victoria Public Library), Robert Spickler (formerly of the Canadian Conference of the Arts), Andrea Cohen Barrack (TD Corporation) and Chris Kitzan (Canadian Aviation and Space Museum), among others.

Discussions will provide the opportunity to explore how GLAMS can demonstrate their value beyond the immediate sector.

This event is hosted by Library and Archives Canada.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
26
Fri
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met?

In this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018
  • Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards
  • Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for

Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Jan
27
Sat
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm

All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia.

Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
28
Sun
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day

Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.

Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know!

Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV screen ad).

Young adults (18-29) enter the contest directly online: https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/index.php

This contest is hosted by Leave the Pack Behind.

Jan
29
Mon
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth?

Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario.

Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario.

This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth.

Webinar dates:

This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.

Jan
30
Tue
Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMS) Summit 2018 @ The Royal Ontario Museum
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The co-chairs of the Ottawa Declaration Working Group, Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and John McAvity, president of the Canadian Museum Association, invite you to participate in the second Summit, “Taking it to the Next Level: GLAM Summit 2018.”

Building on last year’s Summit on the Value of GLAMS, “Taking it to the Streets,” this year’s conference will be an interactive day of discussion drawing on the following themes:

  • Communities: How can collaborative relationships among GLAMS benefit local communities, as well as provide greater opportunities for building links and fostering community identity?
  • Indigenous peoples: How can GLAMs work more closely with Indigenous peoples to renew relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect?
  • Private sector: How can GLAMS work with the private sector to encourage greater innovation?
  • Government priorities: How can GLAMS advance their interests vis-à-vis various levels of government?

Drawing from both panellists and participants, the “Taking it to the Next Level” Summit will develop a collective approach to strategic collaboration and visibility.

Speakers will include Senator Patricia E. Bovey, Daphne Wood (Greater Victoria Public Library), Robert Spickler (formerly of the Canadian Conference of the Arts), Andrea Cohen Barrack (TD Corporation) and Chris Kitzan (Canadian Aviation and Space Museum), among others.

Discussions will provide the opportunity to explore how GLAMS can demonstrate their value beyond the immediate sector.

This event is hosted by Library and Archives Canada.

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