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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Pitching to Investors 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Pitching to Investors @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. Session 1 – What do investors & stakeholders want to know? // June 1, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. In this session, participants will focus on gathering and structuring the information required to effectively engage with investors. Using the essentials of effective communication, you will craft a compelling narrative that will help your venture to stand out in front of investors and other stakeholders. Deliverable: A summary of the 10 key components that form your investment story. Session 2 – Creating your pitch // June 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will focus on creating a powerful narrative and pitch by applying the principles of storytelling. You will be given the opportunity to practice your pitch during the session and obtain feedback that will help you to turn your investment story into a compelling presentation. Deliverable: A 10-slide pitch deck summarizing your key information. This workshop series is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
9th Annual Hope Award Gala 6:00 pm
9th Annual Hope Award Gala @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 9th annual Hope Award Gala will take place on Friday, June 1st, 2018. This is the must attend event of the year in the Niagara region, with impressive sold-out crowds. In fact, more than 4,000 guests have attended the Hope Award over the past eight years. Pathstone Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Hope Award Gala Signature guest speaker is Steven Page. As one of Canada’s most recognized artists, Page enjoyed over two decades of success as the co-founder and lead singer of The Barenaked Ladies. This popular Canadian band toured the globe, sold upwards of 14 million albums, received two Billboard Awards and six Junos along the way. Page will join The Barenaked Ladies this March as they will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, while serving as a guest host on CBC’s “The Current,” Page acknowledged his own struggles with depression and other forms of mental illness. His intelligent, honest and candid approach to the subject has been overwhelmingly positive. Since then, Page has been in demand as a speaker on the topic. He’s addressed countless audiences, including college and university students about living well, feeling better and healing through music. Page is utterly at home onstage. Expect his keynote speech to be filled with personal stories intertwined with performances of some of his original music. The Hope Award Gala committee is also pleased to present this year’s Hope Award to the late Dianne Sheppard. Sheppard was instrumental in addressing children’s...
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Technology & Trauma: Cyber Sticks and Stones 10:00 am
Technology & Trauma: Cyber Sticks and Stones @ Online
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This 1.5-hour webinar is part of a 4-part webinar series that will explore how 21st century technology is transforming the ways people are exposed to stress and trauma, and the ways it is used to treat people who develop trauma-related disorders. Learning objectives: Identify how technological mediums can be a source of trauma Become familiar with techniques for assessing the effects of different types of tech-cyber-activities and effects on mental health Apply the use of Trauma Treatment strategies to deal with tech-related effects This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.
Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth 6:00 pm
Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth @ Online
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Part II: Anything but Social: Primary Care Strategies for Technology Overuse in Children and Youth At what point does children and youth’s use of social media become a problem? In Part II of this Clinical Pearls Special Interest Session on Technology Overuse and social media, Dr. Michael Cheng will be discussing what children and youth require for mental wellness and how social media impairs this by tricking our brain’s need for social connection. Primary care providers will learn about strategies to identify, prevent and manage social media overuse. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Describe problematic social media use. List two prevention strategies for problematic social media use. List two strategies on managing problematic social media use. Describe the experience of a TeleECHO clinic session. This session is hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
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Women’s Place Book Riot 4:00 pm
Women’s Place Book Riot @ Gale Centre
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm
Join Women’s Place for the 41st annual Book Riot! Please note the new dates and location. Choose from thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles, puzzles, games, vintage books, children’s books, comics, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, rare books and more. The sale runs June 7-10 at the Gale Centre. Wednesday: 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m-9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Want the best selection? Join Women’s Place for the pre-sale event on June 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. There is a minimum $10 entry fee in support of Women’s Place. Proceeds support survivors of domestic violence in Niagara. For more information, visit http://womensplacesn.org/. Volunteer opportunities also available. This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic 11:00 am
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am
The annual Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic benefits the services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. This day includes: 18 holes of golf Driving range Golfer gift Free drink on golf course Use of golf cart Lunch at Peninsula Lakes Dinner at Peninsula Lakes Wine during dinner Contests at holes Live & silent auction With your paid registration received before May 3, 2018 you will be entered to win the Early Bird Draw prize. Registration and sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Terry to register (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation.
Good Food, Good Jobs: Working for a Just Food System 12:00 pm
Good Food, Good Jobs: Working for a Just Food System @ Online
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Driven by consumer and environmental concerns, the food movement has largely focused on the value of healthy and local food. While some attention has been put to concerns about migrant farm workers, precarious food work, and minimum wages and tipping, there has been much less focus on the importance of good jobs in the food industry. In this webinar presented by Community Food Centres Canada and the Metcalf Foundation, we’ll ask how do we make food jobs good jobs? What are the strategies and demands within the food movement that could lead to good jobs? Labour market policy expert Tom Zizys will present compelling ideas and successes from the labour movement that could benefit the food movement. Sonia Singh, Leadership Development Coordinator at the Food Chain Workers Alliance, will bridge the food and labour divide to explore current challenges, inspiring examples, and new possibilities for good food jobs. This webinar is hosted by Community Food Centres Canada.
Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara 1:00 pm
Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
During this webinar, presenters discussed: Different options to assist employers with employee recruitment and selection Financial incentives available to employers through Employment Ontario Various grants and reimbursements that your business may be able to take advantage of and how Job Gym Employment Services staff can help you access them This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Job Gym Employment Services. Click here to view a recording of the webinar
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Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals 1:00 pm
Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you. By attending this webinar you will learn how to: Uncover and articulate your core values Harness your values to create more energy Embrace new challenges and opportunities, and Put your values to work for you This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2:00 pm
Celebrating 2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day @ Online
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
On June 7, make plans to join a 90-minute World Elder Abuse Awareness Day webinar featuring a lively, international conversation with NCALL’s Bonnie Brandl (United States), Dr. Jane Mears (Australia), Bridget Penhale (England), and Laura Tamblyn Watts (Canada). These dynamic women have each led initiatives in their respective countries for more than 25 years at the intersection of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and elder abuse. During the webinar, NCALL and CARP staff will also discuss their new work, resources, and funding opportunities through the OVW Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant program. Who should enroll: This webinar is open anyone interested in learning more about resources and strategies to address abuse in later life. This webinar is hosted by National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) & Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).
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No Fixed Address
No Fixed Address @ General Motors
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day
YWCA Niagara Region’s signature fundraiser No Fixed Address is back! Join the YWCA on June 8/9 at General Motors and live out of your car for 24 hours! Raise awareness and funds to fight homelessness here in our own backyards. To donate, register, volunteer, or to simply learn more visit http://www.nfaniagara.com/. No Fixed Address is an event experience to raise awareness and funds to help solve the rising problem of hidden homelessness, to educate about the reasons behind those who are calling their car “home”, and to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the “hidden homeless.” This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.
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LDANR’s Walk With Me for LD 9:30 am
LDANR’s Walk With Me for LD @ Heartland Forest
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their “Walk With Me for LD” spring event! Participants will walk the trails at Heartland Forest and enjoy a BBQ. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including inflatables, games and activities with lots of fun prizes. Each child will go home with a book donated by Book Outlet. Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara.
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Kids Ultimate Challenge in Support of Niagara Health Foundation 10:00 am
Kids Ultimate Challenge in Support of Niagara Health Foundation @ Burgoyne Woods Park
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the Niagara Health Foundation at Burgoyne Woods Park on Sunday, June 10th for this 6th annual day of MUD, SWEAT, & CHEERS! The Kids Ultimate Challenge is a non-competitive 1K obstacle course for children ages 4-13 who are looking for a unique experience. Each challenger will negotiate their way through a course that requires them to leap hurdles, crawl on their bellies, and even swing over a pit of mud! Registration is $30 and includes the obstacle experience, a medal at the Finish Line presented by St. Catharines Firefighters, snacks, access to the Kid’s Fun Zone, and a t-shirt! Proceeds will be directed toward the Children’s Health Unit at Niagara Health for priority patient care equipment. To register, volunteer or for more information please visit: www.kidsultimatechallenge.com This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar 10:00 am
Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New small business owners worry about tax reporting. With the right information, you can avoid costly mistakes and have more confidence in your income and expense reporting. During this seminar, a CRA Liaison Officer who will discuss topics of interest to unincorporated, self-employed individuals. This seminar is free of charge and open to new small business owners. Learn how to better understand and navigate the tax system, thereby making it easier to meet your tax obligations. Specifically, this seminar will discuss: Common tax errors/mistakes that small businesses make Revenue and expense concepts Tips for keeping proper books and records How to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries Registration is required as spots are limited. This seminar is hosted by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.
The Challenge of Choice: An Engaging Workshop on Making Insightful and Critical Decisions 6:00 pm
The Challenge of Choice: An Engaging Workshop on Making Insightful and Critical Decisions @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have you ever made an important decision, with total confidence, only to see it turn into a complete disaster? How can our certainty be so misleading? Your ability to make sound decisions in important matters is arguably the most valuable skill you can acquire, especially in today’s world of quick fixes and superficial solutions. In fact, without effective decision-making skills you will inevitably experience crushing disappointment. This is an engaging, interactive workshop that will take you on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of the human mind. You will discover – through first-hand experience – how decisions are really made, and why we can be most vulnerable to decisional error precisely when our confidence is at its highest. This workshop will help participants learn to: Share a common vocabulary and the common experience to making a good decision Apply the Seven Steps to making a good decision with total confidence Reflect on past decision errors and how they could have been avoided Become a more cohesive management team that will challenge each other to make better decisions The choices you make will determine the quality of your life, and rising to the challenge of choice means making “good” decisions when it really matters! The Challenge of Choice… making “good” decisions when it really matters! is a detailed workbook filled with exercises, quizzes, stories, illustrations and a step- by-step decision-making process that will lead to a good decision … every time. Registration fee of $65 includes workshop and Richard Fast’s...
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Cannabis Use Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Campuses 1:00 pm
Cannabis Use Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Campuses @ Online
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
With the approaching legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis, Ontario colleges and universities are in need of relevant information related to cannabis legalization and regulation, mental health, harm reduction, and best-practices in engaging with students regarding substance use. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Canadian Mental Health Association and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development have partnered to develop a tool-kit for campus professionals to support the implementation of health-based interventions which aim to reduce risks and harms associated with cannabis use. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the tool-kit, information related to cannabis use, developing and implementing campus cannabis use frameworks, and best-practices in promoting Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines among students. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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The Power of Music and Children and Youth Mental Health 11:00 am
The Power of Music and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The final webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. In this webinar, the power of music and its effects on children and youth mental health will be explored with concrete examples from the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood. Brian, Lutherwood’s music therapist will identify and give examples of primary treatment interventions including: song-writing; improvisation; lyric analysis; singing; and modified/adapted instrument instruction. Examples of treatment goals facilitated using the described interventions will also be provided. Brian will explain the efficacy of music therapy as a form of treatment and why youth connect so strongly to music. Brian will recount specific success stories in music therapy with this population as well as provide youth testimonials from their participation in treatment. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
Taking Charge: New Models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors 1:00 pm
Taking Charge: New Models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors @ Online
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Taking Charge: New models for Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors, is a research-through-storytelling project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. It employs a lead user approach to explore initiatives that address the issues of aging in place and senior social isolation, and presents a distillation of key insights and emergent principles extracted from ethnographic site visits. In this webinar you will hear four case studies: Homesharing Seniors cohousing Naturally occurring retirement communities with supportive service program (NORC-SSP) Virtual villages. Each case study includes audio documentaries of user experiences, and photographic documentation of community life. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.
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Early Bird Draw in Support of Hospice Niagara
Early Bird Draw in Support of Hospice Niagara
Jun 17 all-day
Tickets are now on sale for Hospice Niagara’s 5 Car Draw! Looking for a great Mother’s Day gift? How about a chance to win $1,000 cash, $10,000 cash or a brand new car? Whether it’s for Mom or you, don’t miss your chance to win. Tickets are $25 or less in a bundle. Every person with a life-limiting illness, and their family, deserve compassionate and comforting palliative care. With your help, Hospice Niagara provides no-cost residential and at-home care across Niagara. Tickets are available at Niagara branches of FirstOntario Credit Union, Meridian Credit Union, PenFinancial Credit Union or stop by The Stabler Centre, 403 Ontario St. in St. Catharines. This fundraiser is in support of Hospice Niagara.
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Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm
This meeting of the Senior Pride Network Niagara will be a chance to network among peers about making your program, service or residence a welcoming and safe place for older LGBTQ members, participants, residents, staff and volunteers. There will also be a presentation by Hailea Squires of Positive Living in HIV/AIDS and Aging. As AIDS is now a manageable condition, people with AIDS are living longer, seeking services in the community, moving into retirement and long term care settings, it is important for organizations to prepare to serve this population. Senior Pride Network Niagara is looking for volunteers to assist with the work of the Network. Please check your schedule and consider lending a hand. This meeting is hosted by the Senior Pride Network Niagara.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Grimsby Public Library
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentations: Ryan Waldron, Grimsby Public Library Cheryl Aliferis, West Niagara Affordable Housing Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting 6:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village - Building B, Auditorium
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting. “Niagara EMS: Innovating to Better Address the Current & Future Needs in Niagara” All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting 5:00 pm
Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting @ Heartland Forest
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara invites you to attend their 120th Annual General Meeting. Reception and refreshments Presentations and remarks Youth bursary presentations Staff recognition Please RSVP by June 15th to maybeth.szilagyi@facsniagara.on.ca. This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.
Business of Ageing Niagara Network June Event: Combating Ageism – What Does This Mean for Your Business? 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network June Event: Combating Ageism – What Does This Mean for Your Business? @ Niagara College
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults. At this event, Pat Spadafora (Kaleidoscope Consulting and Founder & Former Executive Director of Sheridan Centre for Elder Research) speaks on how Ageism can affect your bottom line. How is ageism perpetuated through everyday language, images, jokes and advertising? How do you challenge your own attitudes towards ageism and begin to shift perceptions? How do we ensure age-friendly businesses become the norm in Niagara? Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting. BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
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Making School Zones Safer: Partnership-Based School Traffic Management 1:00 pm
Making School Zones Safer: Partnership-Based School Traffic Management @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Across the country, traffic and dangerous driver behaviours around schools are increasingly frequent as more and more students are driven to school compared to previous generations. At older schools, the situation is often made worse because those sites were never designed to accommodate car traffic in the first place, as they were designed at a time when a majority of children walked to school. In the city of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board has partnered with Green Communities Canada to tackle this issue through a pilot project called the School Traffic Management Program, which closely follows the School Travel Planning model. The program’s launch in Fall 2017 aligned with the launch of the City of Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy. Seizing this unique opportunity, stakeholders from both programs have been working closely with one another, bringing together staff from schools, police, public health and traffic operations. Through these collaborations, stakeholders in Toronto are building momentum and making gains toward school zone safety and active school travel unlike any the City has seen in recent history. This webinar will explore how the School Traffic Management Program was established, describe some of the challenges of working collaboratively across departments, and give examples of some of the success stories of this work so far. Presenter: Laura Zeglen, School Traffic Management Facilitator at Green Communities Canada This webinar is hosted by Green Communities Canada.
Community Support Services of Niagara 18th Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara 18th Annual General Meeting @ Club Roma
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara invites you to attend their 18th Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 1:00pm. Light refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to Lisa Bosada, Administrative Assistant at lbosada@cssn.ca or by phone at 905-682-3800 ext. 31. This event is hosted by Community Support Services of Niagara.
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Quest CHC’s 9th Annual Barbeque 11:00 am
Quest CHC’s 9th Annual Barbeque @ Quest Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Quest Community Health Centre invites you to their 9th Annual Barbeque. Tour the Community Health Centre, talk to a Health Provider at the Health Check Table, meet the staff and board, enjoy a free lunch, enter to win a TV and other great prizes, play games, and enjoy live entertainment. This event will be held on June 22nd, rain or shine. The Official Ceremony begins at 11:15am. Please RSVP to rsvp@questchc.ca. This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
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Ride Don’t Hide 8:00 am
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Be a part of something bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018. When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. Ride or walk in plain sight this year and help us raise funds to support immediate mental health services offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara. This year’s event will support the Safe Beds program, a voluntary, non-medical facility that offers 24/7 crisis counselling and a safe therapeutic environment for individuals to stay on a short-term basis in order to work through their crisis. This event is designed for participants of all ages, with a 5km low-intensity route located on Brock University’s campus, and more challenging 15km and 25km routes extending down Cataract Rd towards Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm. This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
Seniors Information and Active Living Fair 10:00 am
Seniors Information and Active Living Fair @ Coronation Centre
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls and the Coronation Recreation Centre are hosting a free Seniors Information and Active Living Fair. There will be seminars, over 30 information booths, a free blood pressure clinic, free food, and a live country band.
Youth-Centred Approaches to Meaningful Engagement – Engaging Youth in Program Design & Development 11:00 am
Youth-Centred Approaches to Meaningful Engagement – Engaging Youth in Program Design & Development @ Online
Jun 26 @ 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 One will focus on engaging youth in program planning, and will feature YouthREX’s Stefanie Stuart, Youth Program Supports Manager, in conversation with frontline youth workers and young people. This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
Niagara Health Annual General Meeting 2:30 pm
Niagara Health Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Health - St. Catharines Site
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm
Niagara Health invites you to their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 26th at 2:30pm. This event will be held in the Community Leaders’ Auditorium at the St. Catharines site. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor Brock University RSVP to Corporate Communications by June 15 (see email address above). This event is hosted by Niagara Health.
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 am
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. Learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register. This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.
Multiculturalism Day Celebration 10:00 am
Multiculturalism Day Celebration
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
June 27 is Canada’s Multiculturalism Day Celebration – Many Flags, Many Nations: Niagara’s Multicultural Mosaic Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre invites the community to join it in celebrating Canada’s ethnic diversity on Multiculturalism Day by producing the national flag replicas of the many communities of immigrants that have made Niagara their new home. Program starts at 10:30 a.m. with live music, interactive activities, World Cup live streaming, and a community barbecue. This event is hosted by Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.
Integrating Health into Urban Planning 12:00 pm
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 6:00 pm
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...
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Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: The OASIS Model 1:00 pm
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.
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Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be a part of something bigger – join Ride Don’t Hide on June 24th, 2018.

When we hide, mental health stays hidden. When we ride, we create change. Ride or walk in plain sight this year and help us raise funds to support immediate mental health services offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara.

This year’s event will support the Safe Beds program, a voluntary, non-medical facility that offers 24/7 crisis counselling and a safe therapeutic environment for individuals to stay on a short-term basis in order to work through their crisis.

This event is designed for participants of all ages, with a 5km low-intensity route located on Brock University’s campus, and more challenging 15km and 25km routes extending down Cataract Rd towards Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm.

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

Jun
26
Tue
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help.

Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register.

This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.

Seniors Information and Active Living Fair @ Coronation Centre
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The City of Niagara Falls and the Coronation Recreation Centre are hosting a free Seniors Information and Active Living Fair.

There will be seminars, over 30 information booths, a free blood pressure clinic, free food, and a live country band.

Youth-Centred Approaches to Meaningful Engagement – Engaging Youth in Program Design & Development @ Online
Jun 26 @ 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 One will focus on engaging youth in program planning, and will feature YouthREX’s Stefanie Stuart, Youth Program Supports Manager, in conversation with frontline youth workers and young people.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Niagara Health Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Health - St. Catharines Site
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm

Niagara Health invites you to their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 26th at 2:30pm.

This event will be held in the Community Leaders’ Auditorium at the St. Catharines site.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gervan Fearon, President and Vice-Chancellor Brock University

RSVP to Corporate Communications by June 15 (see email address above).

This event is hosted by Niagara Health.

Jun
27
Wed
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ Mountainview United Church
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm

The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first-aid, to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help.

Attendance at the full two days is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Review the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Contact Sara Wardell (swardell@mainstreamservices.com) to register.

This workshop is hosted by Mainstream.

Multiculturalism Day Celebration
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

June 27 is Canada’s Multiculturalism Day Celebration – Many Flags, Many Nations: Niagara’s Multicultural Mosaic

Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre invites the community to join it in celebrating Canada’s ethnic diversity on Multiculturalism Day by producing the national flag replicas of the many communities of immigrants that have made Niagara their new home.

Program starts at 10:30 a.m. with live music, interactive activities, World Cup live streaming, and a community barbecue.

This event is hosted by Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

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