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Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 17 all-day
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more. The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include: Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available. Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar This summit is hosted by Share the Road...
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9:30 am West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 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:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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Apr
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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day

We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities.

We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves.

In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

This online course is hosted by YouthREX.

Apr
17
Tue
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day

The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration.

Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more.

The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include:

  • Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture
  • Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus
  • Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects
  • An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking
  • The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards
  • Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available.
  • Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar

This summit is hosted by Share the Road Cycling Coalition.

West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 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:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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Engaging the Community to Shape Your Organization’s Priorities and Decisions @ Online
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For stronger public policy creation and community building, the nonprofit sector needs to connect differently with residents and groups already active in our communities.

How can your nonprofit engage local residents more effectively and connect to their lived experience to shape organizational priorities and decisions? Find out in this webinar!

This session will focus on:

  • Understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically
  • Developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization
  • Addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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19
Thu
The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The second webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. More details to follow.

Michael Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he helps families cope with modern society by helping them (re)attach to people, experiences and activities that give purpose, belonging, meaning and hope. He is the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and resources. As a parent, he knows first hand the challenge of maintaining genuine, human connection in an increasingly virtual world.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you a board member, senior executive or executive director of a Canadian registered charity? Feeling confused about Canada Revenue Agency regulations? Wondering what are some new developments with registered charities? If so, you won’t want to miss this free webinar!

This webinar, presented by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It also covers the top Canada Revenue Agency concerns for Canadian registered charities.

Mark will also provide participants with a checklist of the top 20 compliance concerns with links to resources that provide further information.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic: Concussions – What are they and what should I be doing? – presented by Dr. Charles Tator, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni

Who: Anyone interested in concussions – Parents, sport organizations, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public

Parking: Free parking is provided for attendees in D-Lot

This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited.

Have you or a family member ever experienced a concussion? Has your organization been working towards a concussion policy? Are you a coach or educator who is concerned about concussions?

Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni, will provide an overview of the current state of concussions from a broad perspective.

Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues for parents, organizations, policy makers, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public.

For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (contact information above).

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

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