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1:00 pm Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics @ Online
Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics @ Online
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As floods and wildfires become more frequent and fearsome, and climate action finds its way into federal policy, are Canadians’ beliefs and attitudes about climate change, and how to address it, changing? What do they really think about carbon pricing? And what are the most powerful narrative frames for engaging them on this all important issue? This webinar presented by the Université de Montréal’s Dr. Erick Lachapelle and James Boothroyd will touch on answers to some of these questions, informed by results and analysis of EcoAnalytics’ latest Climate of Change Survey (October 2017). Presenters: Erick Lachapelle, EcoAnalytics Research Partner is an Associate Professor of Political Science, at the Université de Montréal. James Boothroyd, ManagingDirector, EcoAnalytics, is a communications specialist and social entrepreneur with deep experience in building coalitions and campaigns in the public health and environmental sectors. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.

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Feb
14
Wed
Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics @ Online
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As floods and wildfires become more frequent and fearsome, and climate action finds its way into federal policy, are Canadians’ beliefs and attitudes about climate change, and how to address it, changing? What do they really think about carbon pricing? And what are the most powerful narrative frames for engaging them on this all important issue?

This webinar presented by the Université de Montréal’s Dr. Erick Lachapelle and James Boothroyd will touch on answers to some of these questions, informed by results and analysis of EcoAnalytics’ latest Climate of Change Survey (October 2017).

Presenters:

  • Erick Lachapelle, EcoAnalytics Research Partner is an Associate Professor of Political Science, at the Université de Montréal.
  • James Boothroyd, ManagingDirector, EcoAnalytics, is a communications specialist and social entrepreneur with deep experience in building coalitions and campaigns in the public health and environmental sectors.

This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.

Feb
15
Thu
CMHA Niagara’s Women and Wellness @ Club Roma
Feb 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Women and Wellness is an educational fundraiser designed to entertain and inform guests on issues related to mental health.

All proceeds support CMHA Niagara’s Walk-In Counselling program (offered in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, and now St. Catharines).

Ann Dowsett Johnston, five-time National Magazine Award winner and author of “Drink”, will share her personal story of mental health and addiction as this year’s Keynote Speaker.

The event will also feature a panel and will be emceed by Ruth Unrau, Focus Coach. Raffle and penny sale tickets are available for a variety of fantastic prizes!

This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.

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Family Day
Feb 19 all-day
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20
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Community Care West Niagara
Feb 20 @ 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.

Presentations:

  • Nicole Sutherland – Community Care West Niagara
  • Erin Riseing – Niagara West Community Garden Collective, Niagara Community Garden Network

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Alcohol and Drugs on Campus: What Students and Staff Have to Say @ Online
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar will focus on perceptions, motives, and patterns of use of alcohol and other substances among post-secondary students in Canada.

Recommendations and potential tools to address excessive drinking and substance use on Canadian campuses will be discussed. The webinar will feature two qualitative research studies conducted by CCSA on several campuses in 2017.

Additionally, PAD will share the results of their recent project, done in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, to develop health promotion messages that resonate with undergraduate women about the association of alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. The findings of this project suggest that educating students about specific health risks not typically associated with alcohol may be an effective way to promote contemplating reduced alcohol consumption.

This webinar is hosted by HC Link.

Pardons Canada Information Session @ Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grand River Employment and Training in conjunction with Apatisiwin Employment and Training is holding an information session for Pardons Canada.

The purpose of this session is to share the information that is needed to apply and receive pardons for criminal records.

A criminal record can be a barrier to employment that sometimes seems impossible to conquer, but there is help available.

This session is hosted by Grand River Employment and Training & Apatisiwin Employment and Training.

Feb
21
Wed
Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ A Child's World
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

Education topic: Best Practices & Key Considerations with Volunteerism and Recruitment

Presenter: Terri Bruce, CIRS, CCCM Director of Programs, INCommunities

As the Director of Programs, Terri has oversight of INCommunities four programs: Volunteer Connections, Language Services, the Niagara Community Information Database and the 211 Information and Referral Inquiry for Central South Ontario. Terri has been with INCommunities since 2010 but has spent her career connecting individuals and groups to the supports that they need. Originally trained in Marketing and Business Administration, she later received the designation of Career Development Facilitator (CDF) and in 2010 received designation as a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach (CTACC). Most recently she was awarded the Certified Call Centre Manager (CCCM) designation in 2016.

Terri will share best practices in the volunteerism sector, policies and procedures, risk management and information on the new Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.

This session is hosted by the United Way of South Niagara.

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