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Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:30 pm
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Bridges Community Health Centre
Jan 9 @ 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.
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The Case Study of San Juan: Bringing Ecosystem Governance for a More Sustainable Community 11:00 am
The Case Study of San Juan: Bringing Ecosystem Governance for a More Sustainable Community @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Andean Paramo is a fragile ecosystem that hosts high diversity and plays an important role in moderating climate and water discharge towards the amazon basin. The Chimborazo region of Ecuador is highly vulnerable to the advance of industrial/conventional agricultural activities and the changing climate, which is severely affecting water management and ecosystem health. The presentation will set the stage of a large project that involves the indigenous population of San Juan and discuss the way forward to enhance community sustainability and resilience through concepts such as ecosystem governance, ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and landscape restoration. This seminar is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund @ Online
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund: increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives To embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming. Through the support of projects that deliver high-quality programs and policies, the OSRCF provides Ontarians with more opportunities to become physically active, including groups who experience barriers to participating and those who are traditionally less active. The program supports projects of one or two years in length, at both the Local/Regional and Provincial levels. This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.
Screening: Much Too Young 6:30 pm
Screening: Much Too Young @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region presents a free screening of “Much Too Young”. What does it mean to be a young adult faced with caring for an ailing parent? Much Too Young is a powerful and unflinching documentary about four families struggling to cope with an unexpected role reversal – and the complications that come with caring for a parent with early onset Alzheimer’s at a shockingly young age. This screening is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits 12:00 pm
Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits @ Online
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In a coming year of provincial and municipal elections, find out why it matters that nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, take advantage of this electoral moment. With their knowledge and experience, nonprofits are the bridge between government and communities. So how can your nonprofit make the most of the upcoming election period to capture the attention of candidates and parties and help your communities and issues be heard? This webinar will focus on: Highlighting the role of nonprofits in making sure key issues and opportunities of our communities are addressed during elections Connecting with issue-based, social advocacy groups Understanding the role of nonprofit organizations as allies and how to establish resident-centred, resident-led strategies Examples from the field of strategies that worked, and avoiding pitfalls This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging 9:00 am
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario! Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified. This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923. This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.
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Walk for Alzheimer’s 9:30 am
Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s. All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Post-Stroke Depression 12:00 pm
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD). PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program 4:00 pm
Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario. Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project. Projects must address at least one of the following priorities: civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.
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Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting 9:00 am
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty. Topics of this meeting include: Provincial Election Living in Niagara Report Highlights Everyday Advocacy – Housing Position Paper Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above). This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
Brock VolunteerFEST 10:00 am
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass. This event is hosted by Brock University.
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard. Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense. You will learn: How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces. Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability. How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments. This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:00 pm
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 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.
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211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty 12:00 pm
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses. The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help. Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018. This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty. This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.
Decoding the Gen Z Factor 1:00 pm
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization? Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference. Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent. Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond. Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future. Key learning objectives for this webinar include: Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers...
The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts 5:00 pm
The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region. The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College. The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald. Students, staff, and community members are all welcome. This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.
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Five Good Ideas About Government Relations 12:00 pm
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? 1:00 pm
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.
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Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:30 pm
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.
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Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest
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...
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Niagara Funders’ Round Tables
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.
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Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMS) Summit 2018 8:30 am
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.
Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice 12:00 pm
Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice @ Online
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance. Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services. In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 3 facilities currently providing services and another 6 awaiting approval or final inspection. The objectives of this webinar are: Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad. Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and the community. Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided. Presenters: Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) – University of British Columbia Tim Gauthier – Insite Vancouver This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
State of the City 4:30 pm
State of the City @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 State Of The City St. Catharines Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens Supporting Business For 2018 & Beyond 2018 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced We Are On The Right Track Experience The Story Of Our Home, St. Catharines This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult 10:00 am
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult Do you have questions about managing money? Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn more. Register by January 24, 2018 by calling 905-687-3914. This session is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Student Drug Use in Ontario: Results of the 2017 OSDUHS Survey 10:30 am
Student Drug Use in Ontario: Results of the 2017 OSDUHS Survey @ Online
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Youth substance use and addiction is a priority within Ontario. The webinar will focus on the substance use findings from the 2017 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS). Although rates of substance use have declined among youth, key issues such as alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use continue to be a concern. Many sectors, including health, justice, and education, have a role to play in addressing these issues. The findings of the OSDUHS can help educators, public health professionals, policy-makers, and other youth-serving professionals understand drug use trends as a way to inform related activities and services. This webinar will: Introduce the 2017 OSDUHS drug use results; Discuss key trends of drug use among Ontario students; Hear from panel OSDUHS researchers and from a CAMH clinical expert This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students 1:00 pm
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students @ Online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Promoting mental health encourages the development of resilience. The reverse is also true: promoting resilience leads to better mental health. As resilience involves being able to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and then move forward – students who are resilient can effectively cope with, or adapt to, stress and challenging life situations. Strengths-based resilience is designed to help students develop resilience, to equip them with knowledge, and then to use their strengths in difficult times. Presenters: Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, and an associate faculty in the graduate psychological clinical science program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough and CICMH.

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Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD).

PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

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Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard.

Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense.

You will learn:

  • How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces.
  • Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability.
  • How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments.

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

Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 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.

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211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

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