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Aging2.0: Improving Experiences for Older People Through Technology and Innovation 11:00 am
Aging2.0: Improving Experiences for Older People Through Technology and Innovation @ Online
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. Knowledge translation is just as important as knowledge creation, and for this reason the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) are hosting a series of webinars. “Aging2.0: Improving experiences for older people through technology and innovation” is the title of the fourth webinar lead by Mr. Stephen Johnston, Co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0. This webinar will address the following questions: What does an ‘Aging2.0’ world look like for older people? How does Aging2.0 help creators translate their ideas into impacts? What are some examples of start-ups that have made an impact the functional ability of older people? How can technological innovation influence the continued growth of age-friendly environments? This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) & World Health Organization.
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Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults 11:00 am
Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults @ Online
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing adult substance use and mental health survey in Canada. The survey describes trends in substance use, mental health, physical health, and other risk behaviors among adults across Ontario. This webinar will introduce the latest CAMH Monitor results (2015). The 2015 CAMH Monitor e-report is available here. Target audience: Public health and health promotion professionals, policy makers, educators and education administrators, and individuals working with people of mental health and substance use experiences in community settings. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund 12:00 pm
Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund @ Online
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm
The Places to Grow Implementation Fund supports projects that promote and help achieve the policies and goals of the Province’s growth plans – the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by: increasing knowledge and understanding of growth planning in Ontario through research and data collection and/or; fostering greater public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the merits of growth planning in Ontario through training and education. The Fund has a budget of $200,000 to support a limited number of projects with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. In 2017-18, consideration will be given to projects and research initiatives that build awareness of and advance growth planning in Ontario, including areas of focus such as: Building healthy, complete communities in urban, suburban and/or rural contexts. Increasing intensification and addressing barriers to it. Achieving transit-supportive densities. Designing high quality compact built form and public open spaces. Achieving a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing, to serve all sizes, incomes, and ages of households. Aligning land use planning with economic development strategies and emerging trends. Integrating land use planning with planning and investment in infrastructure and public service facilities. Mitigating and adapting to climate change and creating low-carbon or net-zero communities. This grant is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits 1:00 pm
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits @ Online
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nonprofit organizations are not immune from potential claims from employees, board members, and volunteers relating to: Employment Practices (i.e. wrongful dismissal, employee discrimination); Fiduciary Liability (i.e. administration of employee benefits plan); Financial Mismanagement (i.e. board decisions that have adverse financial consequences). What you’ll learn: What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers? What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks? What are some common types of claims against non-profit organizations? This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Motel: Documentary Film Screening 7:00 pm
Motel: Documentary Film Screening @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Motel, which just had its world premiere at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto, is about an old honeymoon motel in the falls that was turned into affordable housing. The film is an intimate portrait of the managers and some of its residents as they try to build a positive and welcoming community. Director Jesse McCracken will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion. This screening is hosted by the Niagara Falls History Museum.
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No Fixed Address
No Fixed Address @ Pen Centre
Aug 11 all-day
No Fixed Address is an event experience to raise awareness and funds to help solve the rising problem of hidden homelessness, to educate about the reasons behind those who are calling their car “home”, and to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the “hidden homeless”. No Fixed Address is a 24 hour Live-In-Your-Car-A-Thon. Like a marathon or a walk-a-thon, participants will gather sponsorships from friends and family and take part in an event that gives them a taste of what it is like to have to live in their car. Over the course of 24 hours participants will experience just how little room a car has when you sleep in it, what a soup kitchen diet looks like and how difficult it is to find a private rest room when you most need it. They will be stretched and challenged. They will want to laugh, cry and reflect. They will leave forever changed. This event is hosted by YWCA Niagara Region.
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Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation
Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Aug 14 all-day
Canada’s Food Guide provides practical healthy eating recommendations based on the best evidence to help you make informed food choices. To help finalize the new healthy eating recommendations, the Government of Canada is consulting with: Canadians health stakeholders food and nutrition experts In the fall 2016, Canadians were asked about their needs and expectations for a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The Revision to Canada’s Food Guide: What We Heard Report (Fall 2016) summarizes the almost 20,000 responses that were received. Provide your input on Canada’s Food Guide by clicking here, and on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children by clicking here.
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application 12:00 pm
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities. This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000. Grant-Making Priorities: Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or, Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training. More information can be found here. This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital 12:00 pm
Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital @ Various
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
August Education Session: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital Presented by Jenn Brasch, MD, FRCPC Topics covered in this session: The challenge of a med/surg pt with opioid addiction Recognize symptoms of addiction, intoxication & withdrawal Info about methadone, buprenorphine & meds for withdrawal Accessing addiction care and opioid replacement therapy in hospital and community You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Education Session that you attend. Dates: West 5th Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 2-3p.m., Upper Auditorium West 5th Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 12-1p.m., Upper Auditorium Charlton Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 12-1p.m., Campbell Auditorium Charlton Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 2-3p.m., Campbell Auditorium These education sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 2:00 pm
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to opiates and opiate replacement therapy. These four sessions will be presented by Dr. Jenn Brasch of the Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Program. Please note the locations of each session: West 5th Campus – 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3 Tuesday August 15 2 – 3 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) Wednesday August 16 12 – 1 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) *Pizza provided Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6 Tuesday August 15 12 – 1 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) *Pizza provided Wednesday August 16 2 – 3 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
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South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum 8:30 am
South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
AUGUST SESSION TOPIC: Maximizing Your Engagement with Student Volunteers This event is for EDs (or their designates) to learn about new and different opportunities to leverage Niagara College and Brock students through Paid and Unpaid Placements or Projects related to their studies. Participants will learn about best practices for Maximizing Student Engagement and network with Brock and Niagara College staff who facilitate engagement opportunities. This session is hosted by the United Way South Niagara.
Nonprofit Insurance: Are Your Staff & Organization Covered? 12:00 pm
Nonprofit Insurance: Are Your Staff & Organization Covered? @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
You face a lot of risks running your nonprofit and on the road of life. It’s important to protect the people and things that matter most. Insurance can be complex but ONN’s Nonprofit Insurance partners at HUB International are here to explain it all and advise you on the coverage that best fits your needs, making it easy for you to secure complete protection. During this one-hour webinar, you will learn: What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks What are some common types of claims against nonprofit organizations How a standard Home and Auto policy isn’t always enough The importance of Excess Liability Insurance (Personal Umbrella Insurance) Group Home and Auto Insurance – how nonprofit employees can save This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process 12:00 pm
Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is the tribunal responsible for making decisions on who needs refugee protection, decisions about detention, and hears immigration appeals. Refugee claimants present their cases to the IRB. Claimants with a mental illness, however, may have unique difficulties in presenting their cases to the IRB. How does the IRB process the cases of claimants who may have mental health concerns? In this Refugee Mental Health Project webinar, Preeti Adhopia, Board Member of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, discusses the IRB’s efforts to give due consideration to refugee claimants’ individual situations when it comes to mental illness. She will discuss policy guidelines as they relate to claimants with mental health concerns and accommodations used in actual cases. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults 11:00 am
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults @ Online
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. The objectives of this three-part series are to: Understand the risks and harms of opioid use for different populations. Understand treatment options for working with different populations. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
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Golf Marathon for Hope 7:00 am
Golf Marathon for Hope @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Golf Marathon for Hope is 12 hours of golf or 100 holes – whatever comes first! This event will be a true test of endurance, but a whole lot of fun! Grab 3 friends and enter your foursome for a full day of golf, for a great cause. To participate, each foursome must raise a minimum of $2,000. For more information, registration package, and pledge sheet, please visit The Hope Centre’s website. Participation includes: Welcome gifts at registration Kickstart breakfast 100 holes of golf with cart (or 12 hours) Refills of golf balls and tees, as needed Lunch on the go, and snacks/drinks provided throughout the day Post-round buffet dinner and awards reception 100% of net proceeds support the Hope Centre. This fundraiser is hosted by the Hope Centre.
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Lailey’s Endless Summer Event
Lailey’s Endless Summer Event @ Lailey Winery
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day
Join Lailey Winery for Lailey’s Endless Summer Event in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lailey Winery is located on the Niagara Parkway, just a hop skip and jump away from Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. They will be hosting some wonderful local vendors, a special tasting day in their tasting room, and a food truck! Admission is free. This event is hosted by Lailey Winery.
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OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream 9:30 am
OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream @ St. Catharines Museum, Lockview Lounge
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
You are invited to a two-and-a-half hour workshop presented by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that focuses on OTF’s popular Capital Investment Stream. If your organization is planning a project to improve your community space with a capital improvement (such as a renovation, new building, equipment purchase, etc.), then this workshop is for you! This workshop will offer concrete ways to build an effective Capital project and a strong OTF application “from the ground up”. The deadline for the Capital Investment Stream is October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET, and if you plan on applying, be sure to register your organization with OTF by October 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event 9:30 am
LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event @ Heartland Forest
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their first “Walk With Me for LD” summer event! They will be walking the trails at Heartland Forest and having a BBQ for all attendees. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including games and activities with lots of fun prizes! Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara. Sponsorship opportunities are available. This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.
14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché 7:00 pm
14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Proceeds from Au Marché will support the Niagara Community Foundation’s Investing in St. Catharines Youth Initiative, helping young people fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of the city. Au Marché provides you with an opportunity to connect with the many like-minded individuals and companies interested in helping a cause supported by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. Above all, your commitment supports the St. Catharines Community Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation, an organization working with and supporting many charities in all sectors and in all corners of Niagara. The relaxed atmosphere throughout the evening, the enjoyment of Niagara wines, craft beer and St. Catharines restaurants, the cachet of being surrounded by community leaders and the support of a worthy cause; make participating as a sponsor or guest an opportunity not to be missed. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day
The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term. A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream @ St. Catharines Museum, Lockview Lounge
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

You are invited to a two-and-a-half hour workshop presented by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that focuses on OTF’s popular Capital Investment Stream.

If your organization is planning a project to improve your community space with a capital improvement (such as a renovation, new building, equipment purchase, etc.), then this workshop is for you!

This workshop will offer concrete ways to build an effective Capital project and a strong OTF application “from the ground up”.

The deadline for the Capital Investment Stream is October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET, and if you plan on applying, be sure to register your organization with OTF by October 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event @ Heartland Forest
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their first “Walk With Me for LD” summer event!

They will be walking the trails at Heartland Forest and having a BBQ for all attendees. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including games and activities with lots of fun prizes!

Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.

14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Proceeds from Au Marché will support the Niagara Community Foundation’s Investing in St. Catharines Youth Initiative, helping young people fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of the city.

Au Marché provides you with an opportunity to connect with the many like-minded individuals and companies interested in helping a cause supported by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik.

Above all, your commitment supports the St. Catharines Community Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation, an organization working with and supporting many charities in all sectors and in all corners of Niagara.

The relaxed atmosphere throughout the evening, the enjoyment of Niagara wines, craft beer and St. Catharines restaurants, the cachet of being surrounded by community leaders and the support of a worthy cause; make participating as a sponsor or guest an opportunity not to be missed.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sep 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?

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.

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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 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.

Literacy Day @ DSBN Academy
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

September 8th marks the International celebration and awareness campaign on literacy.

In preparation for this day, you are invited to to engage with specialized edtech companies, local libraries, teachers and other professional educators in the study of literacy practices from early childhood through adolescence.

This networking event will showcase innovative literacy resources to engage readers and support literacy. Take this opportunity to celebrate this international awareness day with your students by highlighting the importance and value of literary education.

This event is hosted by iHub.

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