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9:00 am High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario! Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified. This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923. This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.

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Jan
19
Fri
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario!

Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified.

This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923.

This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.

Jan
21
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Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s.

All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness.

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
23
Tue
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD).

PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

Jan
24
Wed
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard.

Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense.

You will learn:

  • How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces.
  • Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability.
  • How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments.

This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

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