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Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Aug 14 all-day
Canada’s Food Guide provides practical healthy eating recommendations based on the best evidence to help you make informed food choices. To help finalize the new healthy eating recommendations, the Government of Canada is consulting with: Canadians health stakeholders food and nutrition experts In the fall 2016, Canadians were asked about their needs and expectations for a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The Revision to Canada’s Food Guide: What We Heard Report (Fall 2016) summarizes the almost 20,000 responses that were received. Provide your input on Canada’s Food Guide by clicking here, and on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children by clicking here.
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12:00 pm Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities. This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000. Grant-Making Priorities: Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or, Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training. More information can be found here. This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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Aug
14
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Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Aug 14 all-day

Canada’s Food Guide provides practical healthy eating recommendations based on the best evidence to help you make informed food choices.

To help finalize the new healthy eating recommendations, the Government of Canada is consulting with:

  • Canadians
  • health stakeholders
  • food and nutrition experts

In the fall 2016, Canadians were asked about their needs and expectations for a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The Revision to Canada’s Food Guide: What We Heard Report (Fall 2016) summarizes the almost 20,000 responses that were received.

Provide your input on Canada’s Food Guide by clicking here, and on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children by clicking here.

Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities.

This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000.

Grant-Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training.

More information can be found here.

This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital @ Various
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

August Education Session: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital

Presented by Jenn Brasch, MD, FRCPC

Topics covered in this session:

  • The challenge of a med/surg pt with opioid addiction
  • Recognize symptoms of addiction, intoxication & withdrawal
  • Info about methadone, buprenorphine & meds for withdrawal
  • Accessing addiction care and opioid replacement therapy in hospital and community

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Education Session that you attend.

Dates:

  • West 5th Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 2-3p.m., Upper Auditorium
  • West 5th Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 12-1p.m., Upper Auditorium
  • Charlton Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 12-1p.m., Campbell Auditorium
  • Charlton Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 2-3p.m., Campbell Auditorium

These education sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.

Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to opiates and opiate replacement therapy. These four sessions will be presented by Dr. Jenn Brasch of the Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Program.

Please note the locations of each session:

West 5th Campus – 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3

  • Tuesday August 15 2 – 3 p.m. (Upper Auditorium)
  • Wednesday August 16 12 – 1 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) *Pizza provided

Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6

  • Tuesday August 15 12 – 1 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) *Pizza provided
  • Wednesday August 16 2 – 3 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium)

These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.

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South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

AUGUST SESSION TOPIC: Maximizing Your Engagement with Student Volunteers

This event is for EDs (or their designates) to learn about new and different opportunities to leverage Niagara College and Brock students through Paid and Unpaid Placements or Projects related to their studies.

Participants will learn about best practices for Maximizing Student Engagement and network with Brock and Niagara College staff who facilitate engagement opportunities.

This session is hosted by the United Way South Niagara.

Nonprofit Insurance: Are Your Staff & Organization Covered? @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You face a lot of risks running your nonprofit and on the road of life. It’s important to protect the people and things that matter most. Insurance can be complex but ONN’s Nonprofit Insurance partners at HUB International are here to explain it all and advise you on the coverage that best fits your needs, making it easy for you to secure complete protection.

During this one-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers
  • What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks
  • What are some common types of claims against nonprofit organizations
  • How a standard Home and Auto policy isn’t always enough
  • The importance of Excess Liability Insurance (Personal Umbrella Insurance)
  • Group Home and Auto Insurance – how nonprofit employees can save

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is the tribunal responsible for making decisions on who needs refugee protection, decisions about detention, and hears immigration appeals. Refugee claimants present their cases to the IRB. Claimants with a mental illness, however, may have unique difficulties in presenting their cases to the IRB. How does the IRB process the cases of claimants who may have mental health concerns?

In this Refugee Mental Health Project webinar, Preeti Adhopia, Board Member of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, discusses the IRB’s efforts to give due consideration to refugee claimants’ individual situations when it comes to mental illness. She will discuss policy guidelines as they relate to claimants with mental health concerns and accommodations used in actual cases.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

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