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Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference @ Ryerson University
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. The theme for the tenth conference at Ryerson University is: Nonprofits and the Social Economy: From Far and Wide. The conference is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions. This conference is hosted by the Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research.
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Jun 1 @ 9:00 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. To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.
Women’s Car Clinic 5:30 pm
Women’s Car Clinic @ Niagara Motors
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Women’s Car Clinic 2.0: Designed by Women, Run by Women How well do you know your car? Lots of questions, but afraid to ask? What really goes on in a car service shop? Join Laurie Kroeker (CEO of Sunshine Automotive Solutions) for a fun, informative and informal women’s-only night in the shop and demystify the automotive world. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds donated to Red Roof Retreat. RSVP to Stephanie Thompson (stephmthompson@gmail.com) This event is hosted by Niagara Motors.
Dementia Education: How to Engage in Meaningful Activities 6:30 pm
Dementia Education: How to Engage in Meaningful Activities @ Niagara Health - Welland Site - Welland Hospital Boardroom
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is offering dementia education sessions for families and care partners. Attend all or any of the four sessions. Please RSVP to Lezlie (see contact information above). 1. “Overview of Dementia“ – Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 2. “Communication Tips & Strategies“ – Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 3. “Supportive Strategies for Both of You“ – Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 4. “How to Engage in Meaningful Activities“ – Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Open Arms Mission Open House: Celebrating 30 Years of Serving the Community 1:00 pm
Open Arms Mission Open House: Celebrating 30 Years of Serving the Community @ Croatian National Home
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Open Arms Mission as they celebrate 30 years of serving the community. Explore over 25 displays showcasing all the ways they are fighting poverty. Hear the truth about poverty in Welland. See how food sustainability is possible. Hear how training opportunities can break the chains of poverty. Catch a vision for the future. Performances by local musicians: Emily Yochim, Andrew Thompson and Heather Glabb. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. This open house is hosted by Open Arms Mission.
Screening of the Film Over18 5:30 pm
Screening of the Film Over18 @ Scott Street Church
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm
“9 out of 10 boys and 6 out of 10 girls are exposed to pornography before the age of 18.” (Source: Nature and Dynamics of Internet Pornography Exposure for Youth). The porn industry has taken over in a way that was never imagined possible and it has had devastating effects on even our youngest generation. Of the youth that have viewed pornography online, 94% had seen it by the age 14. (NSPCC and Middlesex University London Report) This event hopes to provide a deeper understanding of the growing epidemic of hardcore porn usage, proposes solutions for preventing exposure and addiction, and will provide resources, support and “next steps” for individuals who have struggled themselves, or find their family struggling. This event is for teens, adults, parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children and youth. This screening is hosted by Scott Street Church.
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program 9:30 am
Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Various
Jun 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality! Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada? 2017 Dates: Fort Erie: June 5 – July 28 Niagara Falls: September 5 – October 28 Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com. This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.
Explore Canada’s National Parks with Group of Seven/Tom Thomson and Parks Canada 7:00 pm
Explore Canada’s National Parks with Group of Seven/Tom Thomson and Parks Canada @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Double header!! The Group of Seven artists travelled across Canada in search of places to sketch. Sue and Jim Waddington have tried to locate the places that inspired them. They have photographed more than 600 places visited by the Group and Tom Thomson. They will show comparisons of the artwork and present day photos with particular emphasis on works done in Canada’s National Parks. In addition, we welcome Parks Canada. Learn how you can get the most out of your FREE 2017 Discovery Pass by planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th in the country’s most unique places. Explore vacation ideas and imagine the types of experiences you can enjoy in these awe-inspiring places. Staycate in your own backyard by taking part in Parks Canada’s special events happening in Southwestern Ontario. Free park passes available. #Canada150. This event is hosted by the Pelham Public Library.
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25th Anniversary Canada Goat Open Golf Tournament
25th Anniversary Canada Goat Open Golf Tournament @ Cherry Hill Club
Jun 6 all-day
The Foundation will host the 25th Anniversary Canada Goat Open Golf Tournament June 6, 2017 at the Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway. To date, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for charities across Niagara and for the Goat endowment fund at NCF. For more information about the tournament, including registering to golf, sponsor or donate, please contact the Niagara Community Foundation.
Addressing Alcohol Misuse on Campuses 1:00 pm
Addressing Alcohol Misuse on Campuses @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Alcohol misuse is a significant health issue in Ontario, and among students on college and university campuses. Even before students leave high school, 29% of them are already engaging in hazardous drinking, and that number increases to 57% once they reach the legal drinking age. The transition from high school to college or university is a difficult process for many young people, and this new environment also presents additional risks associated with alcohol misuse. Taking action to address risky drinking on campus takes a combination of campus-level and student-level approaches. Several Ontario colleges and universities have implemented campus alcohol strategies and approaches to address campus “drinking culture”. In addition, there are several technology-delivered interventions such as smart phone applications that can help students moderate their drinking behaviors. This webinar will provide an overview of the evidence on alcohol misuse among those on college and university campuses and present two technology delivered interventions that campus health professionals can use to help students moderate their drinking. Key Learnings: Understand the scope and harms of alcohol misuse among students attending Ontario’s post-secondary institutions. Highlight a campus prevention strategy currently being used by a post-secondary institution in Ontario to address alcohol misuse. Showcase evidence-based tools to help students moderate their drinking behaviors. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: What Does It Mean to Be Canadian? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: What Does It Mean to Be Canadian? @ Armenian Community Centre
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Following a brief lecture, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell will engage with the audience in a discussion about what it means to be Canadian. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
10 Lessons on Leveraging Institutional Food Purchasing Power 12:00 pm
10 Lessons on Leveraging Institutional Food Purchasing Power @ Online
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Canadians eat at institutions such as schools, campuses, hospitals and long-term care facilities every day – but often little of this food is locally sourced or sustainably grown. Project leaders from Concordia Food Services and Edmonton Northlands will share their insights and experiences, and engage participants in a Q&A. In this webinar you’ll learn: The basics of institutional food procurement Strategies for redesigning menus and procurement processes Ideas for how to begin engaging with stakeholders along the value chain – producers, distributors, food service management providers, and institutional decision-makers, staff and eaters This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.
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Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner (CTIP) Training 9:00 am
Certified Trauma Integration Practitioner (CTIP) Training @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The fields of attachment and trauma research and intervention are growing rapidly. It is apparent that this is an area all clinicians can benefit from training in as it crosses all sectors and populations in some manner. However, we know that it can be difficult to keep up with all of the readings and resources. As this is our area of specialization, let us share what we have learned and put into practice with you in an engaging and practical manner. This comprehensive one-day training will provide insight into current trauma, attachment, and neuroscience research ensuring an understanding of critical information and best practice strategies. This training will also help you to enhance your understanding of trauma and attachment and how this information can lead to emotional and physiological regulation, reducing meltdowns and behaviours and increased learning and awareness. Learning Objectives – Upon completion participants will have a thorough understanding of: the foundations of trauma and attachment how trauma and attachment impact the brain, body, and behaviour emotional regulation and dysregulation how to promote regulation through sensory intervention and grounding strategies how to promote integration through regulation evidence-based and best practice approaches to trauma intervention practical strategies relevant to certification stream and training level This training will be rich with research explained in a user friendly manner, practical examples, experiential activities, and opportunities for self-reflection. The supplementary readings, manual, and clinical supervision will provide gentle but growth enhancing support to ensure the participants are able to understand and apply what...
Niagara Region Farm Tour Day 9:00 am
Niagara Region Farm Tour Day @ Across Niagara
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Niagara North Federation of Agriculture would like to invite you to attend a day of farm tours, education, and great local food. The day will include tours that will help you learn about the agriculture industry. You will spend the day with agriculture producers who will answer your questions, making this a very important personal development day! Agenda: 9am – pickup at Regional Headquarters (Campbell West) 10am – Tigchelaar Berry Farm, Jordan – Dan and Jeff learned about work ethic and farming from a young age, learning to work together and living the farm life. A special interest was taken for strawberries. These interests prompted the Tigchelaars to purchase their first farm in Vineland in 1994. Over the last 20 years the Tigchelaars have expanded their strawberry tradition in the Niagara region. http://tigchelaarberries.com/ 11am – Vineland Research and Innovation – Vineland’s portfolio of research programs includes 10 different research initiatives that create impactful results for the Canadian horticulture industry. http://vinelandresearch.com/ Noon – Lunch – Rittenhouse Hall 1:30pm – Linc Farms, Niagara-on-the-Lake – Martin and Juliette have a passion for farming. They raise a unique breed of sheep and have a farrow to finish hog operation. https://www.lincfarm.com/ 2:30pm – Grimo Nut Nursery – family owned and operated nut nursery. They are well known for their research and promotion of the nut industry. http://www.grimonut.com/index.php?p=Home 4:00pm – back to Regional Headquarters For more information and to register, contact Cathy Mous (contact information above). This tour is hosted by Niagara North Federation of...
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions 9:30 am
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions @ The Hope Centre
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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. To be part of this session, contact Gus Cruz at gcruz@powerhouseproject.ca.
OTF Webinar: Top Tips for a Successful Grow Application 1:00 pm
OTF Webinar: Top Tips for a Successful Grow Application @ Online
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is providing support to potential grant applicants through a series of webinars focused on the OTF Investment Strategy. The session will include: Top tips for a successful Grow application Time for Q & A’s. Interested in participating? Please reserve only 2 tickets per organization. It is recommended you book a boardroom if several on your team wish to participate. You are encouraged to prepare for this webinar by reviewing the What We Fund section of the OTF website. Webinar log-in details will be sent to registered participants a couple of days before the webinar to the email address used to register. Space is limited! Please sign up early, noting a wait list will be maintained if required. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Heart Niagara’s Picnic on the Q 5:30 pm
Heart Niagara’s Picnic on the Q @ Heart Niagara
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Heart Niagara, a community that eats together is stronger. Heart Niagara would like to celebrate living in the heart of the community by hosting Picnic on the Q. The event will feature an intimately casual and jovial atmosphere, eating together, with mouth-watering food you can bring yourself or order from Queen Street business, first-rate entertainment, and a 50/50 draw. Your contribution of $120 will provide you with 6-8 chairs, a table, table covering and entertainment. A Community That Eats Together; sharing a meal is a simple, yet sacred occasion. It is a universal act that is important to building relationships within people groups. Intentionally eating together creates time and space to engage in the spiritual and intellectual levels that are unique to human beings. Sharing food cultivates community because the implications of the meal extend beyond the time of eating together. While there are other places people meet, gathering around a meal is the most accessible because if nothing else, everyone must eat. By eating together you will help raise funds for Heart Niagara and support an application to the 2018 Festival and Events grants to apply for a Guinness Book of Records for the longest picnic in 2018. This event is hosted by Heart Niagara.
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations 5:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations. In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln). The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area. The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.: Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca. This session is hosted by Niagara Region.
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency 5:30 pm
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The presentation educates professionals on the following: Why are insolvencies involving the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are increasing? What are the unique issues clients encounter when they are insolvent and indebted to the CRA? What are the CRA-specific solutions available to clients that will allow them to achieve a fresh financial start? Based on the solutions available to them, how do you best advise clients? This event is hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario – Niagara Chapter.
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Parenting Through a Trauma-Informed Lens 1:00 pm
Parenting Through a Trauma-Informed Lens @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This training provides transferable strategies for parents and caregivers focusing on enhancing attachment relationships and regulating the brain, mind and body of themselves and those in their care. How to engage in conscious and brain based parenting. How to create resiliency, empowerment, and healthy parent-child relationships. How to regulate your child’s behaviour using sensory strategies. To consider how your attachment experiences have shaped your current relationships. You will also be provided age specific strategies and resources to increase attachment and prevent melt-downs. The importance of caregiver wellness and strategies to promote balance. This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
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LDANR Golf Tournament Fundraiser
LDANR Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Sparrow Lakes Golf Course
Jun 10 all-day
LDANR is holding their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, June 10th at Sparrow Lakes Golf Course! Last year’s event was a huge success, with the event selling out – Register early to guarantee you don’t miss out! Early bird rates have been extended to April 30th. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.
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Academic Writing Retreat: Poetry Writing for Social Change
Academic Writing Retreat: Poetry Writing for Social Change @ Creiff Hills Community
Jun 11 – Jun 15 all-day
Join this Academic Writing Retreat for individual writing time, workshops, group editing, one-on-one consultations, and informal gatherings in a natural environment. The focus will be on Poetic Inquiry: Imagination as the Energy of Social Generation. The goal of the retreat is for each participant to produce a scholarly paper (e.g., an article ready for publication, a chapter towards a book, or a conference paper). Guest Facilitators: Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Lakehead University & Dr. Sean Wiebe, University of Prince Edward Island Retreat Facilitators: Snezana Ratkovic, Michelle McGinn, Dragana Martinovic Registration fee includes food, accommodation, and facilitation fees. Register by email (snezana.ratkovic@brocku.ca) by March 23, 2017. This retreat is hosted by Brock University.
Kids Ultimate Challenge
Kids Ultimate Challenge @ Burgoyne Woods Park
Jun 11 all-day
Join OneFoundation for Niagara Health for this 5th 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, food, 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 OneFoundation for Niagara Health.
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New to Exporting Seminar
New to Exporting Seminar @ Niagara Falls, ON & Buffalo, NY
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day
Are you ready to enter the US market? To help you with your export planning, PROFIT (Program to Raise Ontario Food International Trade), is returning to Niagara Falls, Ontario and Buffalo, New York on June 13 – 14, 2017. Whether you are new to exporting, or have colleagues who need export training, this program is an outstanding opportunity. This two-day seminar is critical in assisting you to build your organization’s export strength. Featuring industry speakers and key contacts that know the export process, PROFIT will prepare you and your company for what is needed to succeed in the US market. Click here for more information. This seminar is hosted by Ontario Food Exports.
Plain Language & Clear Design Principles: How Can This Improve Health Communications? 12:00 pm
Plain Language & Clear Design Principles: How Can This Improve Health Communications? @ Online
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Describe how plain language and clear design improve communication in a health care or hospital setting. Understand and apply principles of plain language and clear design using before and after examples. Evaluate patient education materials for readability and clear design. This webinar will be presented by: Phyllis Mancini, Patient Education Specialist, ‎University Health Network Kristin Foster, Graphic Artist – Patient and Family Education Program, University Health Network This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.
Integrating Technology into the Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems 3:00 pm
Integrating Technology into the Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems @ Online
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Professor Frances Kay‐Lambkin is a Senior Research Fellow with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and Director of Translation for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Newcastle, Australia. She is internationally recognized for her innovative web-based interventions for mental health and substance use disorders, and is the current President of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions. Use this link to view the presentation on your computer: http://camh.adobeconnect.com/internetinterventions/ This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
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Working Session to Advance Implementation of the Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter 8:00 am
Working Session to Advance Implementation of the Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Discussions will include: CMHA Niagara and Pathstone Mental Health Strategic Partnership Initiative stakeholder engagement processes: Conversation about summary of feedback received Embedding Charter Principles in your Strategic Planning Creating structure for learning together, through Partnerships and Shared Measurement Free parking is located at the back of the library, off Buckley Avenue (1 block east of Victoria Avenue, via Morrison Street). Please use the entrance off the parking lot, at the back of the library, as the front doors do not officially open until 9:00 am. Registration and light breakfast begins at 8:00 am. This working session is hosted by Niagara Connects.
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Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As Executive Directors, Supervisors, and Managers your goal is to build a cohesive, well-balanced, and effective team. One of the ways you can support them is through introducing strategies related to building a professional practice of mindfulness. Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help reduce staff absenteeism, increase productivity, and will facilitate happy, productive teams. Participants of this innovative session will examine the definition of resiliency and what that looks like, living in a fast-paced world. They will explore factors within their workplaces that contribute to the four components of resiliency and how they may support their teams with possible strategies. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to support teams with incorporating this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This lunch & learn is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Open Data and How to Leverage it for Business 12:00 pm
Open Data and How to Leverage it for Business @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside Hotel & Suites
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for lunch, networking, and a panel discussion on what Open Data means for your business and how you can use it to grow. Presenters: Niagara Region rel8ed.to Goodman School of Business What data exists? How to leverage data for your business? What resources are available to help businesses use data? Who: Anyone interested in learning more about the data that exists in the region and how they can use it to further their business efforts. This lunch and learn is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours 1:00 pm
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours @ Online
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The nonprofit sector is not immune to workplace violence. In fact, research shows that workplace violence is three times more likely to occur among healthcare workers than any other occupation, including police officers and prison guards. Legislative changes have broadened our awareness of the issue, and have strengthened our understanding that it cannot ever be considered “just part of the job”. This session will provide you with a better understanding of client aggression and responsive behaviours and will show you how to develop a sustainable violence prevention program. This webinar will cover the following learning objectives: Highlight the prevalence of workplace violence Review the Individual Client Risk Assessment Tool Understand the 5 steps in developing a prevention program This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness 6:30 pm
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you looking for new strategies to build your personal and professional resilience? Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help to reduce illness, absenteeism from work, increase your work productivity, and facilitate your health and well-being. Participants in this session will examine the definition of resiliency; components of resiliency and strategies to build resiliency. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to incorporate this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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Transporting Nuclear Waste: A Meeting with Dr. Gordon Edwards 9:00 am
Transporting Nuclear Waste: A Meeting with Dr. Gordon Edwards @ Fleming Centre
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
On Friday June 16th, the Niagara District Council of Women is bringing highly respected nuclear expert, Dr. Gordon Edwards, to Niagara as a guest speaker. Dr. Edwards will respond to concerns and questions about the potential shipments of liquid high level, extremely dangerous, nuclear waste containing Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) by road through Niagara. There are many questions that have not been answered by the federal government or the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: What is the nature of the liquid radioactive material to be trucked over our roads? Has highly radioactive liquid of this kind ever been transported before? Why now? How dangerous is this material in case of a major accident? Can leakage occur? Are there practical and affordable alternatives that would make these shipments unnecessary? NDCW is inviting first responders, transport workers, First Nations leaders, the public, local, provincial and federal representatives and community affiliates to attend this important meeting. Doctor Edwards is renowned for his articles, presentations and reports on radiation standards and nuclear waste; he has been featured on radio and television, as well as worked as a consultant for governmental bodies, such as the Auditor General of Canada. Dr. Edwards has received many awards, including the Rosalie Bertell Lifetime Achievement Award and the YMCA Peacemaker Medallion. This event is hosted by the Niagara District Council of Women.
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Oak Centre’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 12:00 pm
Oak Centre’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Fort Erie Golf Club
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm
Join the Oak Centre for their 9th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser! Early bird special: $65 – Register and pay for your team before May 5, 2017 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. Your $75 golf package includes: 18 holes of golf & cart Lunch Steak dinner Prizes Silent auction Team challenge To register, contact Cristina Grossi or Larry Jeffries by phone or email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by the Oak Centre.
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What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities 1:30 pm
What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities @ Online
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you find yourself working in partnership more and more? We can all benefit from simple ways to think through and navigate the complexities of partnership. The 6 activities for dynamic and effective partnerships provide a simple framework that you and your partners can use to work well together. Over a series of three online events, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect, learn and share on partnership work. Following each online event, you’ll have access to individual coaching from HC Link Consultants. Your partnership can also access tailored workshops and facilitated sessions in your community to help your partnership mobilize, set direction, and take action. By the end of this series, participants will: Discover new strategies and activities to overcome common partnership challenges Access practical tools and resources to strengthen your knowledge and your partnerships Learn from the stories of others working in local partnerships across Ontario Recognize how to apply equity and inclusion principles to your partnership work Identify an action plan to move forward with your partnership efforts This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations 5:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Ridley College - 2nd Century Building
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations. In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln). The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area. The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.: Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca. This session is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Support Services for Canadians Affected by Elder Abuse 1:00 pm
Support Services for Canadians Affected by Elder Abuse @ Online
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join CHNET-Works! and the Public Health Agency of Canada for a webinar exploring the support services available for Canadians affected by elder abuse. The presentation will review gaps, areas for improvement, good practices and care, and supports that are available to older Canadian adults experiencing elder mistreatment. The information to be shared was derived from a literature review and a key informant survey. The purpose of the webinar is to have open discussion exploring existing systems in order to improve service delivery and effectively support older adults experiencing the different dimensions of abuse. This webinar is hosted by CHNET-Works! and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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, Village Centre Auditorium (Downstairs)
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region for their Annual General Meeting and a special presentation by Dr. Suzanne Johnston: “A Healthier Niagara”. The Annual General Meeting will start at 6:30 pm sharp. The Special Feature Presentation “A Healthier Niagara” by Dr. Suzanne Johnston, President of Niagara Health, will begin at 8:00 pm. All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara 8:15 am
Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Jun 21 @ 8:15 am
Morning – Celebrating the Older Adult – First 150 Years 8:15 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 9:30 a.m. The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Sarah Webster – Age-Friendly Overview – Knowledge Broker, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Planning Outreach Initiative, and Niagara Connects 10:35 a.m. Panel Presentations – Age-Friendly Initiatives Dominic Ventresca – Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network Sonya Hardman – Policy and Research Advisor, Office of Regional Chair/CAO, Regional Municipality Durham Alexandra Graham – Community Development Coordinator, Strategic Planning, Public Health, Safety and Social Services, City of Brantford Heather Thompson – Manager Age-Friendly Initiatives Community Development, Halton 11:35 a.m. Question & Answer with Panelists 12:15 p.m. Lunch (45 minutes) included in ticket price Afternoon – Empowering the Older Adult – Next 150 Years 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Hazel McCallion, longest serving Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, Chancellor, Sheridan College Get your ticket today. Limited seating. No refunds will be issued. Please bring a $20 cheque payable to City of Thorold or $20 cash payment to Thorold City Hall.
Huddling for Employee Engagement 1:00 pm
Huddling for Employee Engagement @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Huddle boards are a hot item these days across organizations both in the public and private sector and so they should be! A sure fire way to improved employee engagement and productivity. If you’re thinking about implementing a huddle board, PACE invites you to join them before you do. In this webinar, Neha Singh, CEO of PACE will guide you through the different types of huddle boards and what you need to implement them. Neha will focus on the Improvement Huddle Board during this webinar. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
Family and Children’s Services Niagara 119th Annual General Meeting 5:00 pm
Family and Children’s Services Niagara 119th Annual General Meeting @ St. John The Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Family and Children’s Services Niagara for their 119th Annual General Meeting! President’s Reception & Refreshments Presentations & Remarks Youth Bursary Presentations RSVP to Jennifer MacNeil (see contact information above) by June 19, 2017. This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.
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Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 10:00 am
Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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. At this session, participants are invited to bring information about the programs and services available at their organization. Erica Siebert will be speaking about the services that Powerhouse Project offers. Niagara Falls SLLH leaders will also be seeking your feedback and suggestions for future sessions. To be part of this session, contact Erica Siebert at esiebert@powerhouseproject.ca.
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers 1:00 pm
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers @ Online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Of the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer, over 1/3 are supported to do so through their employer. For companies, employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is an increasingly important part of their community investment mix and helps with engaging and motivating employees, attracting talent, increasing visibility in the community and improving relationships with clients, customers and other stakeholders. For community organizations, it can be an opportunity for growing labour and skilled resources while engaging new audiences in their mission. Is your organization ready to manage requests for corporate volunteering opportunities? What you’ll learn: Trends, best-practices and considerations in employer-supported volunteering. Guidelines for building your volunteering program to incorporate employee volunteers. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Youth Opportunities Fund Ideas Lab 3:00 pm
Youth Opportunities Fund Ideas Lab @ MacBain Community Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you under 30? Do you have an idea you want to bring to life or take to the next level? Need funding? The province is reaching out to young Niagara change-makers, to invest in their projects and help them have a bigger impact on the lives of youth! The Youth Opportunities Fund has an exciting Grassroots Innovation Stream designed to support youth-led projects that tackle issues related to: supportive friends and family, civic engagement/youth leadership, and youth-friendly communities. This meaningful program provides youth with the capacity to lead and implement innovative solutions addressing problems they have lived experiences with. Join OTF for a design session to: Explore issues that matter to you Discover solutions that make a difference Design ideas that your group will put into action Learn about the Youth Opportunities Fund This session is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Station 5:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Station @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations. In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln). The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area. The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.: Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca. This session is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care 9:00 am
Healing the Helper: Preventing Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care @ Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Working in a helping profession can be a very rewarding, yet it is also one that can be emotionally and physically draining. Preventing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Helpers will focus on raising awareness about compassion fatigue and its symptoms as well as prevention techniques through professional and personal self-care. This workshop will review signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue along with prevention and self-care strategies. Unique issues will also be discussed inclusive of working with vulnerable sectors, at risk youth, and hard to serve populations. You will learn: How stress impacts the mind and body How to identify the warning signs symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue How to engage in preventative care and holistic wellness to promote overall health How to evaluate and balance your experiences as a helper and as a person ensuring your career does not alter your worldview in a negative manner This is a highly sought after workshop and ideal for police officers, therapists, residential staff, nurses, caregivers, military families, child welfare staff – anyone who works in or maintains a position where they are responsible for caring for others. This workshop is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
Leadership Niagara: Community Project Info Session 2:00 pm
Leadership Niagara: Community Project Info Session @ Brock University
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On June 23rd, Leadership Niagara is hosting two information sessions on how they can help you as a not-for-profit! If you have a project, task or outcome you would like help meeting then this info session is where you want to be! Through their flagship Community Leadership Program, Leadership Niagara matches groups of emerging leaders with local non-profit organizations, like yourself, looking to receive positive assistance in a variety of different areas. On June 23rd join LN’s Executive Director, to discuss how the program can help you achieve your organizational goals and further your impact. Learn about: How to apply Past projects Project criteria Expected outcomes Sessions will be held at Brock University on June 23rd: 2-3pm 3:30-4:30pm These information sessions are hosted by Leadership Niagara.
Funding Application Deadline: New Horizons for Seniors Program 11:59 pm
Funding Application Deadline: New Horizons for Seniors Program @ Online
Jun 23 @ 11:59 pm
Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives: promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations; engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others; expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse; supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors. Click here for more information about eligibility and application processes. This funding is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada.
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Outdoor Living & Water Feature Tour Presented by The Hope Centre 9:00 am
Outdoor Living & Water Feature Tour Presented by The Hope Centre @ Fenwick - Fonthill
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Want a backstage pass into some of the most extraordinary pools, ponds and waterfalls on Niagara properties? This is an outdoor living experience you don’t want to miss! This event is a self guided tour that allows you to start and stop anywhere along the route. Passport tickets to the event can be purchased at The Hope Centre in Welland, Rice Road Greenhouses in Welland, and Boldt Pools in St. Catharines for $20. There are beautiful items for raffle and you can purchase your raffle tickets at The Hope Centre anytime up to the event, and then on event day at the final location on the tour, 2 Spencer Lane, Fonthill. Raffle tickets are $5 for 1 ticket and $10 for 3 tickets. This is a rain or shine event with all proceeds to benefit The Hope Centre. This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.
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Ride Don’t Hide
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 25 all-day
Ride Don’t Hide is a family-friendly community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health, all while raising essential funds to support mental health programs. The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to advanced cyclist. Kids under 12 ride free! This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.
Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat 12:00 pm
Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Red Roof Retreat for the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament. There will be prizes, live entertainment, and family fun! Registration fee includes drink ticket and picnic lunch. Register online or RSVP to Karen (see contact information above) to pay at the gate. This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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. This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers. Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships. There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources. To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.
Engaging the Power of Technology for Youth Work 2:00 pm
Engaging the Power of Technology for Youth Work @ Online
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join YouthREX for this webinar as they explore how and in what ways the youth sector could potentially leverage technology to increase access to information and resources, while also creating space for connection between stakeholders. Guest speakers Michael Furdyk (Co-Founder and Director of Technology at TakingITGlobal), Kathryn McLeod (Marketing and Innovation Lead at mindyourmind), and Jessica Valleu (Virtual Youth Outreach Worker at East Metro Youth Services in Toronto) will share how they leverage technology to work with youth. This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations 5:30 pm
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Fleming Centre - Front Lobby
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations. In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln). The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area. The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.: Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca. This session is hosted by Niagara Region.
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Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Jun 28 all-day
The third and final round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund is open. The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works. This grant is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Combating Stigma in Healthcare: What Works and Why 12:00 pm
Combating Stigma in Healthcare: What Works and Why @ Online
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Research shows stigma and discrimination in healthcare to be a major barrier to access, quality care, treatment, and recovery. Join this webinar to learn about the problem of mental illness-related stigma in healthcare and evidence-informed solutions. Since 2009, Opening Minds, the anti-stigma initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), has been conducting evaluation studies of anti-stigma programs targeting various healthcare provider audiences. Join Dr. Stephanie Knaak, MHCC Research Associate, as she highlights key findings from this research, including healthcare providers’ main learning needs for stigma reduction, key ingredients for program effectiveness, successful programming models, and specific programs available for replication and sharing. Also learn about the By Health For Health Collaborative, led in partnership with MHCC and HealthCareCAN and the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion 8:00 pm
A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thanks to the ongoing support of FirstOntario Credit Union and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Niagara Co-op Network, in conjunction with Social Enterprise Niagara, are thrilled to co-present Niagara’s first screening of A New Economy. Following the movie, participants are encouraged to join an open forum discussion led by Pam Isaak, Niagara Regional Manager (On Co-op) and Tom Jakop, Committee Organizer (Social Enterprise Niagara). If you desire a more sustainable Niagara, want to know more about social enterprise and the co-op movement, this is one screening you don’t want to miss! A New Economy is a feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy. Watch as several organizations move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models. By rewarding human effort fairly and proportionately instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, creating new ways to make money and make it sustainably. This event is hosted by the Niagara Co-op Network & Social Enterprise Niagara.
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2nd Annual Centre de santé communautaire Golf Tournament 1:00 pm
2nd Annual Centre de santé communautaire Golf Tournament @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm
Registration Includes: 18 holes with cart Full lunch and steak / chicken dinner Wine tasting $5,000 Hole in one & many other course contests Cigar bar & scotch Free swag bag with gifts and coupons Silent auction – items include four tickets for Ottawa Senator’s game, Toronto Maple Leafs’ players Meet & Greet at Thundering Waters, Air Canada prizes & sweepstakes entry (2 flights to any destination), Mont Tremblant Condo; sleep 6 for 7 nights, and more! Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued. To inquire and sign up, contact Daniel Pisani (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Centre de santé communautaire.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
25
Sun
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 25 all-day

Ride Don’t Hide is a family-friendly community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health, all while raising essential funds to support mental health programs.

The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to advanced cyclist. Kids under 12 ride free!

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Red Roof Retreat for the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament.

There will be prizes, live entertainment, and family fun! Registration fee includes drink ticket and picnic lunch.

Register online or RSVP to Karen (see contact information above) to pay at the gate.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

Jun
27
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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.

This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers.

Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships.

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Engaging the Power of Technology for Youth Work @ Online
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join YouthREX for this webinar as they explore how and in what ways the youth sector could potentially leverage technology to increase access to information and resources, while also creating space for connection between stakeholders.

Guest speakers Michael Furdyk (Co-Founder and Director of Technology at TakingITGlobal), Kathryn McLeod (Marketing and Innovation Lead at mindyourmind), and Jessica Valleu (Virtual Youth Outreach Worker at East Metro Youth Services in Toronto) will share how they leverage technology to work with youth.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Fleming Centre - Front Lobby
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations.

In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln).

The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area.

The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue
  • St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road
  • Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue
  • Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive

For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca.

This session is hosted by Niagara Region.

Jun
28
Wed
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Jun 28 all-day

The third and final round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund is open.

The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works.

This grant is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Combating Stigma in Healthcare: What Works and Why @ Online
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research shows stigma and discrimination in healthcare to be a major barrier to access, quality care, treatment, and recovery. Join this webinar to learn about the problem of mental illness-related stigma in healthcare and evidence-informed solutions.

Since 2009, Opening Minds, the anti-stigma initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), has been conducting evaluation studies of anti-stigma programs targeting various healthcare provider audiences.

Join Dr. Stephanie Knaak, MHCC Research Associate, as she highlights key findings from this research, including healthcare providers’ main learning needs for stigma reduction, key ingredients for program effectiveness, successful programming models, and specific programs available for replication and sharing.

Also learn about the By Health For Health Collaborative, led in partnership with MHCC and HealthCareCAN and the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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