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How to Read and Understand Financial Statements 1:00 pm
How to Read and Understand Financial Statements @ Online
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member or nonprofit leader who is mystified when presented with your organization’s financial statements? This upcoming free webinar can help! For board members, executives and directors of small to mid-size nonprofit organizations and charities, a solid understanding of the organization’s financial statements is vital to successfully planning for the future, building capacity and preventing fraud. But many nonprofit leaders without a background in nonprofit finance may feel at a loss when it comes to reviewing their organization’s financial reports. This free webinar, presented by Gordon Holley of Humanity Financial Management, will help you gain an introductory understanding of how to better understand your organization’s financial statements. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Seniors’ Health Fair 1:00 pm
Seniors’ Health Fair @ Niagara College - Foyer of Applied Health Building
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You are invited to join the South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre at their Wellness Fair, featuring exhibits promoting seniors’ health. Features: Seniors’ Fitness Testing Introduction to Nordic Pole Walking Information on Home Safety, Nutrition, Managing Hearing Loss, Support Services, and Community Resources This event is hosted by the South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre.
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Niagara Agriculture Lifetime Achievement (NALA) Awards Evening 7:00 pm
Niagara Agriculture Lifetime Achievement (NALA) Awards Evening @ Ramada Jordan Beacon Harborside
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Niagara North Federation of Agriculture invites you to the Niagara Agriculture Lifetime Achievement (NALA) Awards Evening. The Niagara Agriculture Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Joseph Pohorly of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Golden Horseshoe Farm and Food Alliance will present to 10 farm families who have been farming for 150 years. There will be a silent auction with proceeds being donated to Niagara 4-H Program. Presentations will begin at 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres and light snacks will be served at 7pm. There will be a cash bar. Please contact Cathy Mous (contact information above) for more information and to purchase tickets. This event is hosted by the Niagara North Federation of Agriculture.
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May Court Club of St. Catharines: Ladies Who Lunch and Shop 11:00 am
May Court Club of St. Catharines: Ladies Who Lunch and Shop @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The May Court Club of St. Catharines presents its 2nd Ladies Who Lunch and Shop. This spring fundraising event features two great favourites – Shopping and Lunch! Over 30 vendors of unusual and unique items and a 4 course lunch. Tickets at $45. Please register on EventBrite. To reserve a table of 10, call 905-680-2511. As well you have a chance to win interesting raffle prizes, bid on silent auction items or purchase spring flowers while raising money to support women and children in our community. The May Court Club of St. Catharines is a women’s service organization that has been supporting women and children primarily with nutrition and mental health. They have been volunteering and fundraising in Niagara for the past 83 years, supporting organizations such as Niagara Nutrition Partners, Niagara Children’s Centre, Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, Pathstone Mental Health and Canadian Mental Health Association – Women and Wellness.
Spring to the Market 1:00 pm
Spring to the Market @ Club Italia
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Want to see what’s in store for spring fashion? Or shop in a unique and exclusive Vendor Alley? The Niagara College Event Management Program presents Spring to the Market. Get ready to shop, sample, and socialize your way through a hands-on marketplace, featuring: Vendor Alley featuring food, fashion & fresh cosmetics DIY Workshops & interactive demonstrations Flower Lounge Cafe Spa services Mystery prizes All proceeds from this event will go to the Niagara College Nourishing Minds Program in support of students who struggle with food insecurity. Admission is $5 and includes entrance and access to demonstrations. This event is hosted by Niagara College Event Management.
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Major Gifts Fundraising 1:00 pm
Major Gifts Fundraising @ Online
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How can you connect with those fabulous people who give charities big donations with lots of nice round zeros in all the right places? They may be closer than you think! These individuals contribute far more than corporations or foundations, yet many non-profit groups don’t know how to reach them properly. This can be productive fundraising, particularly in the short term. Individuals can respond quickly, with no bureaucratic grant-approval process. Ken Wyman will show you how to: Learn who gives and who should ask Discover connections to donors Prepare yourself and the donors before the big ask Collect material to bring even if you never show it to the donors Decide what to say first — and what you should never say Make an appointment Plan where to sit down for the big moment Handle the donors’ toughest challenges This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
Agricultural System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 7:30 pm
Agricultural System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe @ Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Speakers: Patrick Robson – Niagara College Helma Geerts – Land Use Policy & Stewardship, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Come out to learn about the new Agricultural System for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, guidelines and mapping, and how they may impact land use planning. For more information, contact George Mitges, P.Ag. at George@georgemitgesandassociates.com. Click here to review the draft agricultural mapping and procedures. Everyone is welcome to attend. This event is hosted by the Ontario Institute of Agrologists (Niagara Branch) & Niagara North Federation of Agriculture.
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How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” 6:30 pm
How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Michael Lewis for this new seminar. With so much change going on and the increased pressure of the expectation that we can and must take it on and accept it, is there any wonder we are feeling overwhelmed? The pressure to perform and to respond to the requirements and expectations of whatever that change entails can bog us down, mentally, emotionally and physically and leave us all to wonder how to proceed. This seminar slows everything down and outlines step by step how to individually and as a group…how to take on change and make it all work out. Learning Objectives: Learn all about impact of rapid change has on people Discover real solutions to cope with change positively and effectively Learn strategies for overcoming and being overwhelmed by change This seminar is hosted by the ECCDC.
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You Have Data, Now What? 1:30 pm
You Have Data, Now What? @ Online
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Collecting information is only as good as the decisions that the data helps you make. Join PACE Green Belt Coach Dan Draper as he shares his insights on how to capture and make sense of all your data. Dan has an extensive background in education and health care. Dan has lead long term care homes and has lead a variety of improvement projects. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
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Application Deadline: Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee
Application Deadline: Brock Lifespan Centre Youth Engagement Committee @ Online
Apr 13 all-day
Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research has a Youth Committee that helps to advise on youth-focused research happening at the Lifespan Centre. The B-YEC is made up of Niagara Region youth, aged 14-24, who assist the Lifespan Centre team in developing research ideas, keeping the team informed about important matters affecting the health and happiness of youth in the Niagara Region, and providing a youth voice at various events. They are currently looking to add new members to the B-YEC. B-YEC members will get an opportunity to be a part of exciting research on youth, gain valuable volunteer and professional leadership experience for a resume, and receive opportunities for honorariums and other incentives. Click here for more information and to apply online.
Community Consultation: A Public Health Approach to Cannabis 9:30 am
Community Consultation: A Public Health Approach to Cannabis @ Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Canadian Public Health Association, with support from Niagara Connects, will be conducting a community consultation in the Niagara region and is looking for input from health and social service providers who are curious about how to respond to cannabis use in their communities. NOTE: Space is limited; registration will be capped at 30 people. The community consultation aims to: Explore and enhance knowledge related to cannabis use and co-use with other substances, including available resources, programs, services and capacity building opportunities. Identify the capacity gaps of service providers as they relate to using data to inform service delivery, harm reduction strategies for cannabis use and organizational and community capacity building strategies. What will your participation involve? As part of the consultation, you will be asked to participate in thoughtful discussions in English with about 20-25 other people. Please note this is a full day consultation. During the consultation, you will have time to reflect on cannabis, harm reduction, health promotion, monitoring and surveillance and capacity building in your community. Information gathered will be anonymized and not attributable to individuals. A summary of findings will be provided to the participants. Light breakfast, coffee, and lunch are included in this free event! Free parking is available in front of the building. Click here to view the VRIC Campus map. Please note that there are limited spaces available, and therefore best if agencies could limit the number (1) of representatives that they send to the consultation. Both managers and front line staff...
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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing
Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day
We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities. We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves. In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact. This online course is hosted by YouthREX.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
This meeting of the Senior Pride Network Niagara will feature the launch of the Older LGBTQ 101 workshop which will be available to member organizations wishing to train staff in cultural competence with respect to LGBTQ issues. Member agencies are encouraged to invite colleagues in their own and other agencies to attend this meeting. This meeting is hosted by Senior Pride Network Niagara.
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Ontario Bike Summit
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more. The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include: Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available. Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar This summit is hosted by Share the Road...
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentation:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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Engaging the Community to Shape Your Organization’s Priorities and Decisions 12:00 pm
Engaging the Community to Shape Your Organization’s Priorities and Decisions @ Online
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For stronger public policy creation and community building, the nonprofit sector needs to connect differently with residents and groups already active in our communities. How can your nonprofit engage local residents more effectively and connect to their lived experience to shape organizational priorities and decisions? Find out in this webinar! This session will focus on: Understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically Developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization Addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health 11:00 am
The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The second webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. More details to follow. Michael Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he helps families cope with modern society by helping them (re)attach to people, experiences and activities that give purpose, belonging, meaning and hope. He is the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and resources. As a parent, he knows first hand the challenge of maintaining genuine, human connection in an increasingly virtual world. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments 1:00 pm
Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member, senior executive or executive director of a Canadian registered charity? Feeling confused about Canada Revenue Agency regulations? Wondering what are some new developments with registered charities? If so, you won’t want to miss this free webinar! This webinar, presented by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It also covers the top Canada Revenue Agency concerns for Canadian registered charities. Mark will also provide participants with a checklist of the top 20 compliance concerns with links to resources that provide further information. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator 6:30 pm
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Concussions – What are they and what should I be doing? – presented by Dr. Charles Tator, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni Who: Anyone interested in concussions – Parents, sport organizations, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public Parking: Free parking is provided for attendees in D-Lot This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Have you or a family member ever experienced a concussion? Has your organization been working towards a concussion policy? Are you a coach or educator who is concerned about concussions? Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni, will provide an overview of the current state of concussions from a broad perspective. Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues for parents, organizations, policy makers, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public. For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (contact information above). This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
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Niagara Farm Day 10:00 am
Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy. Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care. As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season. This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.
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Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE 11:30 am
Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE @ Lundy Manor Wine Cellars
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am
Join Project SHARE for their newest event! Sip & Share is a spin-off of Traveling Tapas. Purchase a ticket to travel to 5 Niagara wineries to enjoy food & wine pairings at each location. Ticket price is $100. Tickets can be purchased by phone (see contact information above) or by visiting Project SHARE between 8:30am-4:30pm. Registration is at 11:30am, and buses depart at 12:00pm sharp. This event is hosted by Project SHARE.
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Community Overdose Response Planning 1:00 pm
Community Overdose Response Planning @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A public health approach to community overdose response planning works to prevent overdose deaths, promote access to substance use services, and strengthen system responses to promote health equity. This webinar will: Describe the key elements of a community overdose response plan. Introduce tools to assess a community’s current state and overdose response needs. Describe how to develop and implement a community overdose response plan. This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.
Connecting with Ontario Seniors: Moving from Social Isolation to Social Inclusion 1:00 pm
Connecting with Ontario Seniors: Moving from Social Isolation to Social Inclusion @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
“The social isolation of seniors can cause communities to suffer a lack of social cohesion, higher social costs, and the loss of an unquantifiable wealth of experience that older adults bring to our families, neighbourhoods, and communities.” (Stats Canada, 2016). Reaching out to socially isolated older adults requires us to rethink our traditional service and program delivery methods. During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program. This webinar will be of particular interest to community planners and service providers interested in better understanding how we can connect to and include socially isolated older adults. A resource package will be provided to participants following the event. This webinar is hosted by the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.
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CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference
CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day
CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference. CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning. This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.
Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter 10:00 am
Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world. Sally will share eyewitness accounts of her experiences in many of the world’s conflict zones. Focusing on the plight of women enduring repressive regimes, Sally is an advocate for the struggle to obtain basic human rights for many of the world’s poorest populations. She’ll bring news from Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan. This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited to 250. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Health Privacy Issues on Campus 12:00 pm
Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion. This webinar will provide them with information on: How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses. How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation. Presenters: Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington) Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association) This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Learn@Lunch: A Social Enterprise Story: Southridge Jam Company 12:00 pm
Learn@Lunch: A Social Enterprise Story: Southridge Jam Company @ Southridge Jam Co.
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for this upcoming learn@lunch at Southridge Jam Co.’s production facility in Vineland. Brendon Nicholson, Program Director at the Southridge Jam Company, will share their story: how and why they started, and how they’ve grown to be the thriving social enterprise they are today. Brendon has learned about social entrepreneurship while building this enterprise and will have interesting insights to share about social entrepreneurship, its impact on the community as well as some of the challenges they have faced. This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders 12:00 pm
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle. Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including: key benefits; success factors and challenges; and tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model. Guest Speaker: John Anderson, ACP Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services This webinar is hosted by York Region Paramedic Services.
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People 12:00 pm
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon. This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations. In this webinar you will explore: Health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations Approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities How to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
GMOs in 2018: What’s the Latest on Biotech in our Food Systems? 1:00 pm
GMOs in 2018: What’s the Latest on Biotech in our Food Systems? @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm
Canada is the fourth largest producer of genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) crops, and now Canadians are the first in the world to eat a genetically modified fish. What GM foods are we eating, and what’s next? What can we already conclude about the impacts and risks of GM crops and foods in Canada after twenty years? This webinar will provide a run-down of where we are with the technology and its products, to provide food movement activists with some information and analysis to examine the present and future of GMOs. Join the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network for a run down if the most relevant updates, and a brief response to industry’s key public relations messages including the argument that we need GM crops to feed the world. Bring your questions and issues to the table. This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community 5:30 pm
Making Sense of Longevity Markets for Your Business, Career and Community @ Niagara College - Room AH225
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
No Surprises. Age demographics are shifting. On the road to 2030, the social and economic landscape for markets in a longevity society is rapidly unfolding a host of opportunities for the way business marketing appropriately speaks to the needs of consumers through their life course. Look forward. This will not be exclusively a Boomer-driven economy. Both market and gerontology researchers have well noted, we are living longer, healthier lives than previous generations, but we are also living cyclical, rather than linear lives. This changes the way we market everything – new opportunities, new perspectives for business, career and community. How and where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities – business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105? Mark Venning – Change Rangers – Research, Advisor, Speaker and Blogger This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network, launched by AGEWORKS and Niagara College.
SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care To register to attend, please request a registration form by email. This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
The Future of Digital Health for Health Care Consumers 7:00 pm
The Future of Digital Health for Health Care Consumers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This engaging webinar will focus on: Enhanced understanding of telemedicine and its role in health care Understanding of what’s available in telemedicine in Ontario Telemedicine and mental health: psychiatric appointments, healthcare team meetings, Big White Wall How telemedicine helps family caregivers Presenter: Dr. Rob Williams -Chief Medical Officer for the Ontario Telemedicine Network and co-founder of NORTH Network. A family physician, Dr. Williams began his practice in Timmins in 1976, where he served as Chief of Staff for 15 years. This webinar is hosted by VHA Home HealthCare.
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Dirty Drop-off: Children’s Exposure to Air Pollutants at School 1:00 pm
Dirty Drop-off: Children’s Exposure to Air Pollutants at School @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The use of private vehicles for student drop-off can significantly increase local concentrations of air pollution at schools. This webinar will feature a presentation by Dr Matthew Adams, followed by a Q&A. Dr Matthew Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His research has found elevated levels of air pollution around designated pick-up zones from idling cars and also extending to nearby kindergarten and playground areas. Attend this webinar to find out more about: Impacts of vehicle emissions on children Research methodolgy for assessing vehicle emissions and pollution concentration levels How kiss’n’ride vehicle drop-off can affect air quality at schools Potential mitigation measures, including school site design This webinar is hosted by Green Communities Canada.
Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services 1:00 pm
Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is co-hosting a webinar on evaluation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of the Evaluation Capacity Project. Presenter: Stacey McDonald This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts 9:00 am
Building Authentic Engagement: Leveraging the Wisdom of Content and Context Experts @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - Robertson Theatre
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join internationally recognized facilitator and community builder Sylvia Cheuy for a workshop exploring the authentic engagement of citizen leaders: how it is nurtured; and, why it is a strategy a growing number of organizations and municipalities are embracing. Deepening the experience of community in our neighbourhoods and cities is THE opportunity of our time. Learn how and why engaging and reconnecting residents to each other and facilitating processes that transform isolated individuals into a group of powerfully connected neighbours is an essential foundation that must be cultivated before citizens, organizations and municipalities can actively co-create a positive future together. When local connections and relationships are nurtured, the community’s capacity to care for one another – its resilience – is restored. Throughout the day, you will discover the key principles and practices needed to promote authentic engagement across sectors; cultivate citizen leadership; apply what you are learning; and, hear powerful stories that illustrate what is possible when citizens, organizations and municipalities, (both content AND context experts), discover how to work effectively together. This is a workshop that will fill your brain, reawaken your heart, and engage your hands in activities that explore both the challenge and inspiration of this work. This event is hosted by Tamarack Institute in partnership with the City of St. Catharines.
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Sales ABC 9:00 am
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshop: Sales ABC @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process. What will you get out of the Sales ABC workshop series? Session 1 – The Sales Canvas Framework and the Sales Funnel // April 27, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will introduce the Sales Canvas Framework, which encompasses all aspects of inbound and outbound sales activities, and how these activities relate to moving customer prospects through the sales funnel. You will get the opportunity to explore the “Leaky Sales Funnel,” learn about cold calling techniques and practice managing individual sales opportunities to turn leads into prospects. Deliverable: Techniques to book, prepare for and conduct a sales call Session 2 – The Customer Sales Meeting // May 4, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. This session will focus on how to move customers’ leads through the sales funnel. In preparation for your customer sales meeting, you will get the opportunity to identify various customer stakeholders, learn new negotiation tactics and practice managing individual sales opportunities to successfully turn customer prospects into sales. Deliverable: A Sales Process and Stakeholder Management Chart to prepare you to meet with your customers Session 3 – Analyzing and Managing the Sales Process The final session will focus on the technical aspects of measuring the sales process to...
Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara 2:00 pm
Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara @ Brock University - Sankey Chamber
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie as they present their findings from the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Niagara region. Parking for this event is in Lot D. Please RSVP to PEPiN@unitedwayniagara.org by April 20. This event is hosted by the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.
Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Eco Fashion Show Gala and Fundraiser @ St. Catharines Market Square
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Links for Greener Learning is hosting this Eco Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser in support of aspiring entrepreneur women. This event is a celebration of eco-artisans who strive to reduce and reuse waste by creating beautiful clothing and accessories from re-purposed materials. This will be an exhilarating fashion show and gala filled with performances from the renowned Niagara Dance Academyand the Laura Secord Junk Band. It will feature beautiful and creative fashions by local green artisans including LGL’s own Eco Chic, 3R’s Boutique, Plato’s Closet and much more. This event is hosted by Links for Greener Learning.
Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund 10:00 pm
Comedy Night in Support of the NOTL Community Fund @ Community Centre (Anderson Lane)
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This annual fundraiser benefits the NOTL Community Fund (by Vince and Margaret Pillitteri & Family), supporting Kidsport Niagara, Red Roof Retreat, and the Terry Fox Foundation. This event sells out every year and is an excellent opportunity to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with some laughs – all for a GREAT cause. Crowd favourite Clifford Myers will return as host this year and promises to play nice with Lord Mayor Pat Darte. We are also excited to welcome accomplished performer and stage actress Sandra Battaglini who can’t wait to take the stage! Headliner Joe Pillitteri has been performing extensively throughout Ontario this past year but can’t wait to get back to his favourite and most cherished event of the year.
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Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 10:00 am
Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 @ Brock University
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This conference is for students with an interest in quality improvement. Whether they are already engaged in an improvement project or interested in becoming involved, SEQI will offer students opportunities to network with other Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Chapters, quality improvement specialists, healthcare professionals, students, and more! Topics will include transdisciplinary quality improvement innovations, leadership in change, and quality improvement across healthcare sectors, in an interactive fashion. Student storyboard presentations will also be highlighted, allowing students to promote their work and engage with other change agents. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This conference is hosted by the Institute for Health Improvement.
YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Incorporation Event 12:00 pm
YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Incorporation Event @ St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This is an exciting year at the YWCA Niagara Region as they are commemorating their 90th anniversary. Celebrate all that the YWCA has accomplished in 90 years of being a voice for women and equality here in Niagara. This anniversary is not only a milestone for the YWCA as an organization, but for the entire Niagara region. Come out and mark this important day in Niagara history! Past. Present. Always. A celebration of the YWCA Niagara Region’s 90th Anniversary. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Arienne Good, Community and Public Relations Coordinator at YWCA Niagara Region (see contact information above). This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.
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Playhouse Build & Auction Event 11:00 am
Playhouse Build & Auction Event @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Playhouse Build & Auction in support of the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Event is held each spring. Local Niagara Builders volunteer their time to compete & build backyard playhouses that are auctioned off to the community to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara. During the building competition, the event is expanded to include a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities for the children and families attending to stay & play and be in attendance at the end of the afternoon to participate in the Live Auction. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Centre to support much needed programs & services for children & youth victims of abuse. Expanded event to include some great food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy! This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
YMCA Healthy Kids Day 1:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community. Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family. Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day. This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.
16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat 5:00 pm
16th Annual Pasta Dinner in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ John Michaels Banquet Hall
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Red Roof Retreat invites you to their 16th Annual Pasta Dinner. Doors open at 4pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Dinner, prizes, silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes! Children 5 and under are free. Tables seat 10 people. To donate a prize for the auctions or raffle, please contact Karen at 289-362-6104. This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.
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Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® 9:00 am
Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® @ Queenston Heights Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Are you implementing a new software that requires you to deliver training that will drive change successfully? Are you in a customer service role or a marketing / promotion role and need to deliver a clear and concise message across to your clients? Are you managing a team that requires you to communicate ideas that will generate results? Are you part of an organization that depends on you to provide input that will drive a project forward? Any and all of these roles rely on individuals who are effective communicators – individuals who possess effective communication skills. Come and join ARMA SWO in Niagara on the Lake for a full day of learning and networking as we are introduced to valuable insights and skills designed to help each one of us develop personally to become the most effective communicator that we can be. ARMA SWO presents: Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® Build Trust. One Conversation at a Time. Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a profound ripple effect – for good, better, or worse. Most people are well meaning, want to do great work, and get along. But when the stakes and pressures escalate we often default to interaction styles that can be less effective or even counter‐productive. Despite good intentions we can experience or trigger unintended results such as: misunderstandings; break‐down in trust; conversation & relationship disconnect – and more. Conversational Intelligence® (C‐IQ®) Teaches Us How to Do Better. Learn how to promote healthier conversational dynamics with...
How Communities Can Utilize Coordinated Access for Systems Planning 11:30 am
How Communities Can Utilize Coordinated Access for Systems Planning @ Online
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Coordinated Access initiatives strive to effectively triage and match clients to services within their community as essential components of well-coordinated homeless-serving systems. In this webinar, Dr. Alina Turner (Turner Strategies) will provide an overview of CA Models and promising practices, with on-the-ground examples showing the diversity of approaches in practice. To this end, colleagues from Alberta will speak to local CA models, adaptations, and learnings. Participants will hear from: Kevin McNichol (Calgary Homeless Foundation), Susan McGee (Homeward Trust) Jaime Rogers (Medicine Hat Community Housing Society), Franklin Kutuadu (City of Red Deer). Amanda Buchnea (A Way Home) and Kaite Burkholder Harris (Canadian Observatory on Homelessness), will discuss how to bring a youth lens into Coordinated Access systems in order to further strengthen your community’s prevention efforts.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
21
Sat
Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy.

Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care.

As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.

Apr
22
Sun
Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE @ Lundy Manor Wine Cellars
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am

Join Project SHARE for their newest event!

Sip & Share is a spin-off of Traveling Tapas. Purchase a ticket to travel to 5 Niagara wineries to enjoy food & wine pairings at each location.

Ticket price is $100. Tickets can be purchased by phone (see contact information above) or by visiting Project SHARE between 8:30am-4:30pm.

Registration is at 11:30am, and buses depart at 12:00pm sharp.

This event is hosted by Project SHARE.

Apr
24
Tue
Community Overdose Response Planning @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A public health approach to community overdose response planning works to prevent overdose deaths, promote access to substance use services, and strengthen system responses to promote health equity.

This webinar will:

  • Describe the key elements of a community overdose response plan.
  • Introduce tools to assess a community’s current state and overdose response needs.
  • Describe how to develop and implement a community overdose response plan.

This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.

Connecting with Ontario Seniors: Moving from Social Isolation to Social Inclusion @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“The social isolation of seniors can cause communities to suffer a lack of social cohesion, higher social costs, and the loss of an unquantifiable wealth of experience that older adults bring to our families, neighbourhoods, and communities.” (Stats Canada, 2016). Reaching out to socially isolated older adults requires us to rethink our traditional service and program delivery methods.

During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program.

This webinar will be of particular interest to community planners and service providers interested in better understanding how we can connect to and include socially isolated older adults.

A resource package will be provided to participants following the event.

This webinar is hosted by the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

Apr
25
Wed
CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference.

CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning.

This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.

Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world.

Sally will share eyewitness accounts of her experiences in many of the world’s conflict zones. Focusing on the plight of women enduring repressive regimes, Sally is an advocate for the struggle to obtain basic human rights for many of the world’s poorest populations. She’ll bring news from Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited to 250.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion.

This webinar will provide them with information on:

  • How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses.
  • How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation.

Presenters:

  • Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington)
  • Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association)

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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