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8:15 am Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Jun 21 @ 8:15 am
Morning – Celebrating the Older Adult – First 150 Years 8:15 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies 9:30 a.m. The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs 10:00 a.m. Break 10:15 a.m. Sarah Webster – Age-Friendly Overview – Knowledge Broker, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Planning Outreach Initiative, and Niagara Connects 10:35 a.m. Panel Presentations – Age-Friendly Initiatives Dominic Ventresca – Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network Sonya Hardman – Policy and Research Advisor, Office of Regional Chair/CAO, Regional Municipality Durham Alexandra Graham – Community Development Coordinator, Strategic Planning, Public Health, Safety and Social Services, City of Brantford Heather Thompson – Manager Age-Friendly Initiatives Community Development, Halton 11:35 a.m. Question & Answer with Panelists 12:15 p.m. Lunch (45 minutes) included in ticket price Afternoon – Empowering the Older Adult – Next 150 Years 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Hazel McCallion, longest serving Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, Chancellor, Sheridan College Get your ticket today. Limited seating. No refunds will be issued. Please bring a $20 cheque payable to City of Thorold or $20 cash payment to Thorold City Hall.
1:00 pm Huddling for Employee Engagement @ Online
Huddling for Employee Engagement @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Huddle boards are a hot item these days across organizations both in the public and private sector and so they should be! A sure fire way to improved employee engagement and productivity. If you’re thinking about implementing a huddle board, PACE invites you to join them before you do. In this webinar, Neha Singh, CEO of PACE will guide you through the different types of huddle boards and what you need to implement them. Neha will focus on the Improvement Huddle Board during this webinar. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
5:00 pm Family and Children’s Services Niagara 119th Annual General Meeting @ St. John The Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church
Family and Children’s Services Niagara 119th Annual General Meeting @ St. John The Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Family and Children’s Services Niagara for their 119th Annual General Meeting! President’s Reception & Refreshments Presentations & Remarks Youth Bursary Presentations RSVP to Jennifer MacNeil (see contact information above) by June 19, 2017. This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.

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Jun
21
Wed
Celebrating Age-Friendly Niagara @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Jun 21 @ 8:15 am

Morning – Celebrating the Older Adult – First 150 Years

8:15 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. The Honourable Dipika Damerla, Minister of Seniors Affairs

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Sarah Webster – Age-Friendly Overview – Knowledge Broker, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Planning Outreach Initiative, and Niagara Connects

10:35 a.m. Panel Presentations – Age-Friendly Initiatives

  • Dominic Ventresca – Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network
  • Sonya Hardman – Policy and Research Advisor, Office of Regional Chair/CAO, Regional Municipality Durham
  • Alexandra Graham – Community Development Coordinator, Strategic Planning, Public Health, Safety and Social Services, City of Brantford
  • Heather Thompson – Manager Age-Friendly Initiatives Community Development, Halton

11:35 a.m. Question & Answer with Panelists
12:15 p.m. Lunch (45 minutes) included in ticket price

Afternoon – Empowering the Older Adult – Next 150 Years

1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Hazel McCallion, longest serving Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, Chancellor, Sheridan College

Get your ticket today. Limited seating. No refunds will be issued. Please bring a $20 cheque payable to City of Thorold or $20 cash payment to Thorold City Hall.

Huddling for Employee Engagement @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Huddle boards are a hot item these days across organizations both in the public and private sector and so they should be! A sure fire way to improved employee engagement and productivity.

If you’re thinking about implementing a huddle board, PACE invites you to join them before you do.

In this webinar, Neha Singh, CEO of PACE will guide you through the different types of huddle boards and what you need to implement them. Neha will focus on the Improvement Huddle Board during this webinar.

This webinar is hosted by PACE.

Family and Children’s Services Niagara 119th Annual General Meeting @ St. John The Theologian Ukrainian Catholic Church
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Family and Children’s Services Niagara for their 119th Annual General Meeting!

  • President’s Reception & Refreshments
  • Presentations & Remarks
  • Youth Bursary Presentations

RSVP to Jennifer MacNeil (see contact information above) by June 19, 2017.

This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.

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22
Thu
Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

At this session, participants are invited to bring information about the programs and services available at their organization. Erica Siebert will be speaking about the services that Powerhouse Project offers.

Niagara Falls SLLH leaders will also be seeking your feedback and suggestions for future sessions.

To be part of this session, contact Erica Siebert at esiebert@powerhouseproject.ca.

How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers @ Online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Of the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer, over 1/3 are supported to do so through their employer.

For companies, employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is an increasingly important part of their community investment mix and helps with engaging and motivating employees, attracting talent, increasing visibility in the community and improving relationships with clients, customers and other stakeholders. For community organizations, it can be an opportunity for growing labour and skilled resources while engaging new audiences in their mission.

Is your organization ready to manage requests for corporate volunteering opportunities?

What you’ll learn:

  • Trends, best-practices and considerations in employer-supported volunteering.
  • Guidelines for building your volunteering program to incorporate employee volunteers.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Youth Opportunities Fund Ideas Lab @ MacBain Community Centre
Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you under 30? Do you have an idea you want to bring to life or take to the next level? Need funding?

The province is reaching out to young Niagara change-makers, to invest in their projects and help them have a bigger impact on the lives of youth!

The Youth Opportunities Fund has an exciting Grassroots Innovation Stream designed to support youth-led projects that tackle issues related to: supportive friends and family, civic engagement/youth leadership, and youth-friendly communities. This meaningful program provides youth with the capacity to lead and implement innovative solutions addressing problems they have lived experiences with.

Join OTF for a design session to:

  • Explore issues that matter to you
  • Discover solutions that make a difference
  • Design ideas that your group will put into action
  • Learn about the Youth Opportunities Fund

This session is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Station @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Niagara Region will be holding a series of public meetings to provide information and consult with residents about future development of the area surrounding four proposed GO Train stations.

In 2016, the Province confirmed daily GO Train service to three station locations: Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, with a fourth potential future station location in Beamsville (Town of Lincoln).

The Public Information Centres, set for dates in June, will provide an opportunity for residents to learn about the status of the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study initiated by Niagara Region in 2015. The study will determine appropriate land uses for each proposed site, including scale of development and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station area.

The public meetings will all take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.:

  • Niagara Falls – June 15 – Niagara Falls Public Library (LaMarsh Room), 4848 Victoria Avenue
  • St. Catharines – June 19 – Ridley College (2nd Century Building), 2 Ridley Road
  • Grimsby – June 22 – Grimsby Town Hall (Council Chamber), 160 Livingston Avenue
  • Beamsville – June 27 – Fleming Centre (Front Lobby), 5020 Serena Drive

For more information about the study and to provide input into the planning study via an online survey, visit www.niagararegion.ca.

This session is hosted by Niagara Region.

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