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9:15 am Newcomers and Refugees in Niagara: Community Forum @ Silver Spire United Church
Newcomers and Refugees in Niagara: Community Forum @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
A day of learning and discussion about newcomers and refugees in Niagara featuring informative panels and keynote speaker, Zarqa Nawaz. Zarqa is the author of “Laughing All the Way to the Mosque” and creator of the hit CBC TV show “Little Mosque on the Prairie.” Morning panelists for On the Ground in Niagara: Jeff Burch, Executive Director of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Velma Lang, retired ESL teacher, LINC Language assessor and refugee sponsor Martha Mason, Executive Director of Fort Erie Multicultural Centre Moses Moini, Refugee Program Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario Rohaina Saqib, Coordinator, Settlement Workers in Schools, YMCA Niagara The afternoon panel discussion, Local Voices, Local Stories, will feature newcomers to Niagara from China, Colombia, Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. Afternoon breakout groups: Why Niagara? – consulting about Niagara Region’s new immigration portal – Dave Raymond, Region of Niagara Refugees, Settlement and Anti-Racism – discussion – Tamari Kitossa, Brock University Safe Third Country Protocol – presentation – Martha Mason – Fort Erie Multicultural Centre Empowering Women – guided discussion – Nyarai Kapisavanhu – TOES Niagara This community forum is presented by Fort Erie Multicultural Centre, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Seedling for Change in History, Silver Spire United Church, Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, and the YMCA of Niagara.
6:00 pm Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals. During this community information evening, Brock Psychology professor Dr. Michael Busseri will discuss different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan. Dr. Busseri will also discuss his own research on individuals’ beliefs about aging and well-being – providing tips and information to help the Niagara community better understand these important issues. This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Growing with Brock.

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Oct
12
Thu
Newcomers and Refugees in Niagara: Community Forum @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 12 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

A day of learning and discussion about newcomers and refugees in Niagara featuring informative panels and keynote speaker, Zarqa Nawaz. Zarqa is the author of “Laughing All the Way to the Mosque” and creator of the hit CBC TV show “Little Mosque on the Prairie.”

Morning panelists for On the Ground in Niagara:

  • Jeff Burch, Executive Director of Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre
  • Velma Lang, retired ESL teacher, LINC Language assessor and refugee sponsor
  • Martha Mason, Executive Director of Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
  • Moses Moini, Refugee Program Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee Ontario
  • Rohaina Saqib, Coordinator, Settlement Workers in Schools, YMCA Niagara

The afternoon panel discussion, Local Voices, Local Stories, will feature newcomers to Niagara from China, Colombia, Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Afternoon breakout groups:

  • Why Niagara? – consulting about Niagara Region’s new immigration portal – Dave Raymond, Region of Niagara
  • Refugees, Settlement and Anti-Racism – discussion – Tamari Kitossa, Brock University
  • Safe Third Country Protocol – presentation – Martha Mason – Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
  • Empowering Women – guided discussion – Nyarai Kapisavanhu – TOES Niagara

This community forum is presented by Fort Erie Multicultural Centre, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Seedling for Change in History, Silver Spire United Church, Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, and the YMCA of Niagara.

Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals.

During this community information evening, Brock Psychology professor Dr. Michael Busseri will discuss different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan.

Dr. Busseri will also discuss his own research on individuals’ beliefs about aging and well-being – providing tips and information to help the Niagara community better understand these important issues.

This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available.

This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Growing with Brock.

Oct
13
Fri
Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Oct 13 @ 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.

Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business?

This two-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures understand the Lean Startup approach and learn ways to start collecting feedback from potential customers.

The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business.

This approach will also help new ventures to better understand how sales and marketing activities can be organized to land the first customers.

This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Oct
15
Sun
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 15 all-day

This fun Run|Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at fully accessible stations!

By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most.

This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.

Oct
16
Mon
Lifespan Centre’s Senior Advisory Council: Application Deadline @ Online
Oct 16 all-day

The Lifespan Centre at Brock University would like to invite local community members who are 60 years of age or over to apply to join a Seniors Advisory Council.

The Seniors Advisory Council will help to provide community insight to the researchers and staff at Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research. Joining this council can provide a unique way to learn more about the research and knowledge mobilization happening at the Lifespan Centre, give you the opportunity to have your voice heard, and impact research happening in the Niagara region.

Who can join?
Niagara community members who are 60 years of age or older and interested in lifespan research.

How to join?
Please click here and fill out the application form by October 16th, 2017.

Have questions?
Please contact Jayne Morrish (see contact information above).

Oct
17
Tue
Google Analytics for Online Fundraising @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for understanding what’s working, and what’s not, with your online projects. It can also be used as a tool for online fundraising. If your organization has a website, as well as a web page that accepts donations, chances are it is already tracked with Google Analytics.

But are you getting any insights from this powerful tool? Google Analytics generates a lot of ‘vanity metrics’ that give an illusion of progress, but don’t help you get better online results. It can also be overwhelming, filled with jargon and strange numbers that don’t make a lot of sense.

A second webinar on October 19th will take a more in-depth look at Google Analytics.

This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.

Motivational Interviewing Application: Two-Part Training Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Community Psychiatry Clinic, Group Room 2
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Do you have a working knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI) principles and would like more hands-on practice? Join Holly Raymond (Clinical Director, General Psychiatry & Addiction Service) for a two-part training session that focuses on MI application.

Participants will receive a training certificate of attendance.

Part 1: Tuesday October 17, 4-8 p.m.
Part 2: Wednesday October 25, 5-8 p.m.

Contact Alyssa DeAngelis (email address above) to register.

This training session is hosted by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

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