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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Feb 19 all-day
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.


  • 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.

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.

Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In March 2017, HC Link hosted a webinar in which Rob Rainer, Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network Steering Committee, provided an overview of the rationale and benefits of establishing a universal basic income, gave examples of Basic Income initiatives and discussed issues in program design. If you missed it, you can view the recording, slides, and a list of resources.

Many developments have unfolded since then, and the fledgling Basic Income movement is continuing to gain momentum in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. HC Link has asked Rob to return with a panel of experts for a follow-up discussion of the Basic Income and its ability to engage people from diverse audiences in advancing its implementation.

Join this webinar to:

  • learn about recent developments in Basic Income research, policies and initiatives
  • raise design and implementation issues for discussion with expert panelists
  • share ideas and resources with other participants
  • explore why the idea of a Basic Income is currently receiving unprecedented levels of support
  • identify organizing techniques that have helped the Basic Income Networks gain momentum

This webinar is hosted by HC Link.

The Stakeholder Inclusion in Practice Change Project: Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC @ Online
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Improving the provision of person-centred care practices during mealtimes is essential to the quality of life for persons with dementia living in residential care homes.

This webinar will describe the Feasible and Sustainable Culture Change Intervention (FASSCI) Model—a unique and innovative model for culture change in residential care homes that improves collaboration, accountability, mutual understanding, and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders (e.g., licensing inspectors, family members, and formal care team members).

Learn how, despite significant contextual and organizational challenges, we successfully increased (and sustained!) care staffs’ ability to consistently provide relational and person-centred care during mealtimes!

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.


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