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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
Mar 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: Community Garden Collective Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region INCommunities – Volunteer Portal Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
10:00 am A Free Ride: Implications for Casino and Racino Promotional Activities Aimed at Older Adults @ Online
A Free Ride: Implications for Casino and Racino Promotional Activities Aimed at Older Adults @ Online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
This 90-minute webinar will provide helping professionals with (1) an update on the study “A free ride? An analysis of the association of casino bus tours and problem gambling among older adults” recently published in the journal Addiction by CAMH researchers, and (2) tips and techniques for supporting older adult clients who frequent bus tours. This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.
10:00 am Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
With Niagara’s shift toward an aging population, we look to the region’s youth to examine where Niagara’s workforce is headed, highlight potential future opportunities, and understand where Niagara’s youth fit within a broader provincial snapshot. This paper presents updated research into the demographic patterns, educational attainment, and reported occupations of the region’s youth, age 15 to 29. Research team: Niagara Workforce Planning Board Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory Speakers panel: Adam Durrant, Research & Project Manager, NWPB Jeff Boggs, Research Associate, NCO & Assoc. Prof, Geography, Brock University Thalia Semplonius, Research Associate, NWPB Carol Phillips, Research Coordinator, NCO Opening remarks: Charles Conteh, Director, NCO Moderator: Mario De Divitiis, Chief Executive Officer, NWPB This event is hosted by Niagara Workforce Planning Board & Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory.
12:00 pm Cultivating and Fostering Healthier Newcomer Communities @ Online
Cultivating and Fostering Healthier Newcomer Communities @ Online
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Since 2009, the Opening Doors Project (ODP) at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Toronto has been successful, using a unique programmatic intervention approach of a peer-facilitated, province-wide, free workshop series on mental health, equity and diversity within the newcomer/settlement communities. The ODP continues to have successful service outcome and impact across Ontario, meeting its service goal of strengthening, fostering and cultivating healthier Ontario communities. Most of us will agree that racialized people, newcomers and people with mental health concerns experience discrimination and racism in Canada. So how does the ODP’s service model and implementation work to raise awareness of the experiences of those within the newcomer and mental health communities? The Opening Doors Project facilitates “interactive and experiential, peer-led workshops that address mental health, racism and discrimination within newcomer communities and communities of mental health survivors”. Join this webinar with Everdene Francis, MSW, RSW, Program Coordinator, and Shahrzad Shahriari, BSc.Psych., MSW, RSW, Curriculum Coordinator, from CMHA Toronto, as they discuss the ODP. This webinar is hosted by CMHA Toronto.
1:00 pm Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ Fort Erie Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ Fort Erie Friendship Centre
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Professional Development Opportunity for Working with Newcomers This Speaker Series is free-of-charge and open to anyone who works with newcomer populations. For more information, contact Melenie Neamtz (contact information above). Host: Fort Erie Friendship Centre Topic: Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts & Multicultural Centre.
1:00 pm Suicide Prevention: Building a Safety Plan @ Online
Suicide Prevention: Building a Safety Plan @ Online
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dr. Yvonne Bergmans from the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Suicide and Depression Studies Program discuss safety planning and how it relates to suicide prevention. Dr. Bergmans will guide participants through a suicide prevention safety plan template and go in depth about what to incorporate and how to best use this template. This webinar is hosted by Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Mar
20
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Mar 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:

  • Community Garden Collective
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
  • INCommunities – Volunteer Portal

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

A Free Ride: Implications for Casino and Racino Promotional Activities Aimed at Older Adults @ Online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This 90-minute webinar will provide helping professionals with (1) an update on the study “A free ride? An analysis of the association of casino bus tours and problem gambling among older adults” recently published in the journal Addiction by CAMH researchers, and (2) tips and techniques for supporting older adult clients who frequent bus tours.

This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.

Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Niagara’s shift toward an aging population, we look to the region’s youth to examine where Niagara’s workforce is headed, highlight potential future opportunities, and understand where Niagara’s youth fit within a broader provincial snapshot.

This paper presents updated research into the demographic patterns, educational attainment, and reported occupations of the region’s youth, age 15 to 29.

Research team:

  • Niagara Workforce Planning Board
  • Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory

Speakers panel:

  • Adam Durrant, Research & Project Manager, NWPB
  • Jeff Boggs, Research Associate, NCO & Assoc. Prof, Geography, Brock University
  • Thalia Semplonius, Research Associate, NWPB
  • Carol Phillips, Research Coordinator, NCO

Opening remarks:

  • Charles Conteh, Director, NCO

Moderator:

  • Mario De Divitiis, Chief Executive Officer, NWPB

This event is hosted by Niagara Workforce Planning Board & Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory.

Cultivating and Fostering Healthier Newcomer Communities @ Online
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Since 2009, the Opening Doors Project (ODP) at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Toronto has been successful, using a unique programmatic intervention approach of a peer-facilitated, province-wide, free workshop series on mental health, equity and diversity within the newcomer/settlement communities.

The ODP continues to have successful service outcome and impact across Ontario, meeting its service goal of strengthening, fostering and cultivating healthier Ontario communities. Most of us will agree that racialized people, newcomers and people with mental health concerns experience discrimination and racism in Canada. So how does the ODP’s service model and implementation work to raise awareness of the experiences of those within the newcomer and mental health communities?

The Opening Doors Project facilitates “interactive and experiential, peer-led workshops that address mental health, racism and discrimination within newcomer communities and communities of mental health survivors”.

Join this webinar with Everdene Francis, MSW, RSW, Program Coordinator, and Shahrzad Shahriari, BSc.Psych., MSW, RSW, Curriculum Coordinator, from CMHA Toronto, as they discuss the ODP.

This webinar is hosted by CMHA Toronto.

Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ Fort Erie Friendship Centre
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Professional Development Opportunity for Working with Newcomers

This Speaker Series is free-of-charge and open to anyone who works with newcomer populations. For more information, contact Melenie Neamtz (contact information above).

Host: Fort Erie Friendship Centre

Topic: Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts & Multicultural Centre.

Suicide Prevention: Building a Safety Plan @ Online
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dr. Yvonne Bergmans from the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Suicide and Depression Studies Program discuss safety planning and how it relates to suicide prevention. Dr. Bergmans will guide participants through a suicide prevention safety plan template and go in depth about what to incorporate and how to best use this template.

This webinar is hosted by Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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21
Wed
Empowering Youth: Identity, Belonging and Migration @ Online
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am

Muslim youth. Refugee youth. Migrant youth. When identity politics follow you to school, onto the playing field, and into the street, it’s time to go beyond stereotypes and challenge the public imagination.

Join this webinar to learn how youth initiatives in Berlin and London are using theatre and sport to develop a counter-narrative that strengthens youth participation in local cultural and social life while promoting skills development, empowerment and living together in cultural diversity.

Learn about Good Ideas:

  • In London, Muslim Girls Fence was created by Maslaha to break down stereotypes about the art of fencing as an exclusively male and white-dominated elite sport not accessible to people [female] of racialized backgrounds. The project challenges misconceptions, builds confidence and empowers young Muslim women to lift their aspirations as they enter an adult world.
  • In Berlin, “What the Volk?” is a pilot project of the pan-European NiCeR Project that uses musical theatre and the power of storytelling to engage refugee youth in an exploration of identity, migration and belonging. Creative workshops, language and cross-cultural training come together on stage with humour, irony and playful references to popular culture and political debate.

This webinar is hosted by Cities of Migration.

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