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Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
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.
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9:00 am Newcomer Forum: Panel Discussion on Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion @ The Robby
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.
12:00 pm Webinar: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
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.

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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.

Oct
11
Thu
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.

Oct
14
Sun
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am

Now in its 4th year, Niagara Children’s Centre’s Superhero Run has become an annual tradition for kids, families and supporters of our Centre.

On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, throw on your cape and join more than 600 other superheroes as we raise funds to provide therapy for children with special needs in Niagara – the smallest, yet mightiest of superheroes!

Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities.

This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.

Oct
15
Mon
Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course @ Online
Oct 15 all-day

Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances.

During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief.

This workshop series is hosted by the University of Toronto.

Oct
16
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Oct 16 @ 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: Karen Fraser, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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