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Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
Oct 10 all-day
Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Together, we’ll tap into the trends and issues, and explore opportunities and strategies to build toward a stronger sector. What you can expect: Engage with top-notch speakers and sessions on approaches to strengthen nonprofit work – from the tactical to the visionary. Join strategic dialogues on key policy areas and sector trends and issues. Create new connections with leaders like you. This event is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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9:00 am The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Brock University Effect: How thousands of students and millions of dollars energize the economy of Niagara communities, is a report on the economic impact of Brock University. Dr. Jeff Boggs (Geography) and research assistant Lauren Peddle will present their findings in an open forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 am, at Pond Inlet. The report will be released that day as part of the NCO policy brief series, #36. A panelist discussion, followed by an open Q&A will follow. Please RSVP to cphillips3@brocku.ca. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
10:00 am Fall Lecture Series: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism @ Armenian Community Centre
Fall Lecture Series: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara offers a six week lecture series twice a year, spring and fall in a variety of academic topics to stimulate and enlighten our senior population in the Niagara Region. Speaker: Dr. Agnes Nowaczek, Professor, Niagara College Navigating through the multitude of competing ‘green’ messages from the tourism industry isn’t easy. While both academics and industry practitioners debate where they stand on the continuum of sustainability, we can take some ownership, as travelers, to spend our money with businesses that support our values. In this talk, Dr. Nowaczek will aim to equip the average traveler with better understanding of sustainable tourism and ecotourism, with key examples around the world. She will link some of these examples with Niagara’s planning and management of the ever-increasing numbers of tourists to key attractions. The lecture will bring together research from academia, industry practice, and a degree of self-examination from each traveler. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
12:00 pm Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The TEACH Project and CAMH Education are pleased to offer a Special Two-Part Cannabis Webinar Series. The first session will focus on Cannabis Legalization. Presenter: Gavin S. MacKenzie, CAMH Legal Counsel More details to follow on the second session focused on Cannabis Screening and Interventions. This webinar series is hosted by CAMH.

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Oct
10
Wed
Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Together, we’ll tap into the trends and issues, and explore opportunities and strategies to build toward a stronger sector.

What you can expect:

  • Engage with top-notch speakers and sessions on approaches to strengthen nonprofit work – from the tactical to the visionary.
  • Join strategic dialogues on key policy areas and sector trends and issues.
  • Create new connections with leaders like you.

This event is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

The Brock University Effect: How Thousands of Students and Millions of Dollars Energize the Economy of Niagara Communities @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Brock University Effect: How thousands of students and millions of dollars energize the economy of Niagara communities, is a report on the economic impact of Brock University.

Dr. Jeff Boggs (Geography) and research assistant Lauren Peddle will present their findings in an open forum on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 am, at Pond Inlet. The report will be released that day as part of the NCO policy brief series, #36.

A panelist discussion, followed by an open Q&A will follow. Please RSVP to cphillips3@brocku.ca.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.

Fall Lecture Series: Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara offers a six week lecture series twice a year, spring and fall in a variety of academic topics to stimulate and enlighten our senior population in the Niagara Region.

Speaker: Dr. Agnes Nowaczek, Professor, Niagara College

Navigating through the multitude of competing ‘green’ messages from the tourism industry isn’t easy. While both academics and industry practitioners debate where they stand on the continuum of sustainability, we can take some ownership, as travelers, to spend our money with businesses that support our values.

In this talk, Dr. Nowaczek will aim to equip the average traveler with better understanding of sustainable tourism and ecotourism, with key examples around the world. She will link some of these examples with Niagara’s planning and management of the ever-increasing numbers of tourists to key attractions.

The lecture will bring together research from academia, industry practice, and a degree of self-examination from each traveler.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The TEACH Project and CAMH Education are pleased to offer a Special Two-Part Cannabis Webinar Series.

The first session will focus on Cannabis Legalization.

Presenter: Gavin S. MacKenzie, CAMH Legal Counsel

More details to follow on the second session focused on Cannabis Screening and Interventions.

This webinar series is hosted by CAMH.

Oct
11
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Newcomer Forum: Panel Discussion on Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion @ The Robby
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre will be hosting a distinguished panel to discuss immigration, diversity and inclusion in our local communities. As a critical stakeholder, the Centre is inviting everyone in the community to listen and ask questions to panelists:

  • Chris Bittle. Elected Member of Parliament for St. Catharines.
  • Livianna Tossutti. Associate Professor of Political Science at Brock University.
  • Emily Kovacs. Niagara Folk Arts’ new Executive Director.
  • Mohamed Al-Jumaily. Community activist running for Regional Council in St. Catharines.
  • Walter Sendzik. Mayor of St. Catharines.

Event format will include a brief panelist presentation, and a discussion moderated by Yusuf Al-Harazi, Mentorship Coordinator of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, followed by a Q&A period with the audience.

Doors open at 9 am. Lights refreshments will be provided. Parking available off Raymond Street – Use only parking spaces between “yellow” lines.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

Webinar: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As cannabis becomes legally available for purchase in Ontario, there are many opportunities for discussion around the possible impacts of legalization. This webinar will explore what is currently understood about cannabis use and its impacts on mental health.

In this webinar you will learn the following:

  • What is cannabis?
  • Cannabis and Psychosis
  • Cannabis and Brain Development
  • Considerations with Legalization

Presenter: April Trewhitt, Registered Psychotherapist, Agency Lead, Addictions, Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto

This webinar is hosted by the Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee.

Oct
13
Sat
Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.

The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.

Come to hear the journeys of local survivors, see a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, hear a presentation on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, and a presentation on financial industry tracking progress from Project PROTECT.

Break-out sessions available:

  1. For parents-What You Need to Know – Candace Morley, YMCA HBB
  2. Youth-Exploring HT through Drama – John Sweeney, Silver Spire
  3. Support for Victims: What We Can Do – Danielle Lewis, Victim Services Niagara
  4. Hospitality Sector – Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against HT
  5. RCMP Labour trafficking case study – Lepa Jankovic
  6. Intro to Neurobiology of Trauma – Lori Gill, ATTCH

Partial Presenters List:

  • Skylar Burbidge & Leona Skye – Survivors;
  • Barb Gosse – CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking;
  • Niagara Regional Police;
  • Krystal Snider, YWCA Niagara;
  • OPP;
  • Toronto Police Service

Register online or by phone (see registration link and phone number above). Advance registration is required for dietary restrictions on lunch and breakout session choice.

This forum is hosted by Project PROTECT & Silver Spire United Church.

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