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Canal Days 2018
Canal Days 2018 @ Port Colborne
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day
2018 celebrates the 40th Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, presented by Vale, offering activities and attractions that will enliven the senses. Vessels gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage along the canal. Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise the Empire Sandy Tall Ship on Lake Erie, presented by the Chamber of Marine Commerce. This festival is hosted by the City of Port Colborne.
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14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016). The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes. Toward Healthy Ageing Combating Ageism Enabling Functional Ability Addressing Inequalities Keynote speakers: Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.
Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam 12:00 pm
Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will describe the most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders with problem gambling, and will explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons). The learning objects for this webinar are to: Describe the most common psychiatric disorders that co-occur with problem gambling and the importance of addressing them in treatment Explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment Understand the core components of the mental status exam. This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
Deprescribing for Brain Health 12:00 pm
Deprescribing for Brain Health @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Medications allow Canadians to live longer and healthier lives. However, some medications may carry more risk than benefit, especially with aging. The burden of medication on cognitive health cannot be ignored and should be one of the first things assessed when cognitive impairment is diagnosed in a patient. Come learn about medications which may not necessarily be helping patients and how deprescribing (reducing or stopping medications that may not be beneficial or may be causing harm) can represent an interesting approach. Presenter: Camille Gagnon, Assistant Director of the Canadian Deprescribing Network This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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LDANR’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 12:00 pm
LDANR’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser! Proceeds support LDANR programming for children and youth with learning disabilities. Early bird pricing until July 22nd: $150/Twosome, $80/Single 9 Holes | Non-golfers encouraged | Prizes Registration & Lunch: 12:00 Shot Gun Start: 2:00 Dinner & Ancillary Events: 5:00 This event sold out last year, so be sure to register early. This fundraiser is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR).
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25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament 10:00 am
25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals. Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln. Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses. Reserve your spot today! For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108. This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.
Employment Social Enterprise 101 12:00 pm
Employment Social Enterprise 101 @ Online
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will provide you with an overview of employment social enterprises – innovative businesses that create training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, such as people with disabilities, newcomers, and people with mental illness. The time is right for employment social enterprise development. Globally, and across Canada, employment social enterprises (ESEs) have demonstrated strong outcomes for their employees. Based on this success, and on persistent employment barriers for many people in Peel, Toronto and York Region, there is demand for additional jobs. Additionally, based on growth in ‘social purchasing’ behavior, there is increasing demand for the products and services created by ESEs. The webinar will feature: An overview of employment social enterprises, including: defining characteristics, key success factors, and outcomes A scan of the employment social enterprise ‘development pathway’ A list of supports available to you through Toronto Enterprise Fund should you be interested in launching an employment social enterprise (e.g. grants, coaching, resources) A Q&A session with a representative of the Toronto Enterprise Fund, Canada’s leading supporter of employment social enterprises The webinar is well-suited to emerging social entrepreneurs with an interest in employment inclusion, and the directors or managers of non-profit organizations or charities that run (or are interested in running) employment programs. The webinar will be hosted in English. This webinar is hosted by the Toronto Enterprise Fund.
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15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché 7:00 pm
15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché will take place at 13th Street Winery on Friday, August 17th in support of the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund. Guests will enjoy sampling from local wineries and craft breweries along with an array of culinary delights from local restaurants. This special event will also include the talents of local up and coming musicians. The Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund helps young people in financial need fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of our City. More than 3,000 children and youth have benefited from this program since it began in the summer of 2004. With your support of this year’s event, we can increase this number. A portion of the net proceeds will be permanently endowed in the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund in the St. Catharines Community Fund, which is an affiliate of the Niagara Community Foundation. The event takes place on Friday, August 17th from 7pm to 10pm at 13th Street Winery. The price of a ticket is $125 (all inclusive). A tax receipt will be forwarded for a portion of the ticket price. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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SHRED-IT in Support of Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care 9:00 am
SHRED-IT in Support of Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care @ Meridian Credit Union Parking Lot
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
SHRED-IT provides residents with a convenient and economical way to dispose of confidential documents and at the same time raise funds for this important community organization offering free services to residents with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Organized by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care in partnership with Meridian Credit Union, confidential materials are professionally shredded for $6 a banker’s box or 3 for $15. Volunteers from Meridian, Community Palliative Care, the community along with students from Royal Elite International Academy will be there to greet resident and receive their materials for shredding. It’s an initiative where everyone benefits – Meridian customers and residents help protect themselves from identity fraud, student volunteers demonstrate their involvement in the community and the proceeds raised stay in the community to support palliative care. This event is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care and Meridian Credit Union.
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Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling 10:00 am
Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities. Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives. Key objectives of this webinar: Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version) Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling) Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
Skills for Substance Use Engagement 12:00 pm
Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement. Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast. These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services 12:00 pm
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites: Public Health Ontario Snapshots Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100 Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs Support funding proposals This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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Skills for Substance Use Engagement 12:00 pm
Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement. Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast. These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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What is Healthy Food in Health Care? 12:00 pm
What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm
The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond. This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health. Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community. This webinar is hosted by Nourish.
CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies 1:00 pm
CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind? Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals. Key learning points include: Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind How to tell your unique career story How to define, then articulate your value proposition Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Niagara Shores Artists Art Show Opening Reception 5:00 pm
Niagara Shores Artists Art Show Opening Reception @ Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception for Niagara Shores Artists show and sale. Meet the artists! Complimentary refreshments and live entertainment by the Figure Four. Niagara Shores Artists also invite you to join their closing reception on December 13, from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Cory Cruise will be performing and refreshments will be available. This event is hosted by Niagara Shores Artists.
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Stamford Kiwanis Golf Tournament Fundraiser 11:30 am
Stamford Kiwanis Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Willodell Golf Club
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am
Stamford Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls is having its annual fundraiser Golf Tournament. All are welcome. Registration cost includes golf with cart, prizes, lunch, dinner. Stamford Kiwanis is a non profit service club/charity that serves the children of its own community since 1959. To register, contact Steve Laramee by phone or email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by the Stamford Kiwanis.
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Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-into-action for Resilience, Collaborative and a Psychologically Safe Workplace 12:00 pm
Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-into-action for Resilience, Collaborative and a Psychologically Safe Workplace @ Online
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn about ‘mindfulness-in-action’ and how Take 5 can positively contribute to a psychologically healthy and safe work environment by helping busy professionals be focused, engaged, and less stressed in the middle of whatever they’re doing. As part of this learning opportunity, MindWell-U is gifting all registrants a free trial of the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. Take 5 is the core mindfulness-in-action skill developed on the Mindfulness Challenge, an evidence-based online training for workplaces. By signing up for the webinar, you will also receive an email from MindWell-U with a link to register for the training. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
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Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities.

Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives.

Key objectives of this webinar:

  • Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version)
  • Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling
  • Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
  • Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling)
  • Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies
  • Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming

This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team

This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement.

Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast.

These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites:

  • Public Health Ontario Snapshots
  • Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper
  • Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100

Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community
  • Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs
  • Support funding proposals

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

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Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team

This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement.

Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast.

These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

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What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond.

This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health.

Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community.

This webinar is hosted by Nourish.

CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals.

Key learning points include:

  • Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective
  • Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind
  • How to tell your unique career story
  • How to define, then articulate your value proposition
  • Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Niagara Shores Artists Art Show Opening Reception @ Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception for Niagara Shores Artists show and sale. Meet the artists! Complimentary refreshments and live entertainment by the Figure Four.

Niagara Shores Artists also invite you to join their closing reception on December 13, from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Cory Cruise will be performing and refreshments will be available.

This event is hosted by Niagara Shores Artists.

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