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Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Ride Don’t Hide @ Brock University
Jun 25 all-day
Ride Don’t Hide is a family-friendly community bike ride hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), with the goal to raise awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental health, all while raising essential funds to support mental health programs. The community event is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities—from novice rider to advanced cyclist. Kids under 12 ride free! This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Jun 28 all-day
The third and final round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund is open. The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty. The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works. This grant is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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12:00 pm Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Red Roof Retreat for the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament. There will be prizes, live entertainment, and family fun! Registration fee includes drink ticket and picnic lunch. Register online or RSVP to Karen (see contact information above) to pay at the gate. This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.
9:30 am West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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. This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers. Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships. There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources. To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.
2:00 pm Engaging the Power of Technology for Youth Work @ Online
Engaging the Power of Technology for Youth Work @ Online
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join YouthREX for this webinar as they explore how and in what ways the youth sector could potentially leverage technology to increase access to information and resources, while also creating space for connection between stakeholders. Guest speakers Michael Furdyk (Co-Founder and Director of Technology at TakingITGlobal), Kathryn McLeod (Marketing and Innovation Lead at mindyourmind), and Jessica Valleu (Virtual Youth Outreach Worker at East Metro Youth Services in Toronto) will share how they leverage technology to work with youth. This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
5:30 pm Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Fleming Centre - Front Lobby
Public Information Centre: Growth Near Future GO Stations @ Fleming Centre - Front Lobby
Jun 27 @ 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.
12:00 pm Combating Stigma in Healthcare: What Works and Why @ Online
Combating Stigma in Healthcare: What Works and Why @ Online
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Research shows stigma and discrimination in healthcare to be a major barrier to access, quality care, treatment, and recovery. Join this webinar to learn about the problem of mental illness-related stigma in healthcare and evidence-informed solutions. Since 2009, Opening Minds, the anti-stigma initiative of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), has been conducting evaluation studies of anti-stigma programs targeting various healthcare provider audiences. Join Dr. Stephanie Knaak, MHCC Research Associate, as she highlights key findings from this research, including healthcare providers’ main learning needs for stigma reduction, key ingredients for program effectiveness, successful programming models, and specific programs available for replication and sharing. Also learn about the By Health For Health Collaborative, led in partnership with MHCC and HealthCareCAN and the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
8:00 pm A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thanks to the ongoing support of FirstOntario Credit Union and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Niagara Co-op Network, in conjunction with Social Enterprise Niagara, are thrilled to co-present Niagara’s first screening of A New Economy. Following the movie, participants are encouraged to join an open forum discussion led by Pam Isaak, Niagara Regional Manager (On Co-op) and Tom Jakop, Committee Organizer (Social Enterprise Niagara). If you desire a more sustainable Niagara, want to know more about social enterprise and the co-op movement, this is one screening you don’t want to miss! A New Economy is a feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy. Watch as several organizations move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models. By rewarding human effort fairly and proportionately instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, creating new ways to make money and make it sustainably. This event is hosted by the Niagara Co-op Network & Social Enterprise Niagara.
1:00 pm 2nd Annual Centre de santé communautaire Golf Tournament @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
2nd Annual Centre de santé communautaire Golf Tournament @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm
Registration Includes: 18 holes with cart Full lunch and steak / chicken dinner Wine tasting $5,000 Hole in one & many other course contests Cigar bar & scotch Free swag bag with gifts and coupons Silent auction – items include four tickets for Ottawa Senator’s game, Toronto Maple Leafs’ players Meet & Greet at Thundering Waters, Air Canada prizes & sweepstakes entry (2 flights to any destination), Mont Tremblant Condo; sleep 6 for 7 nights, and more! Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued. To inquire and sign up, contact Daniel Pisani (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Centre de santé communautaire.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
30
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2nd Annual Centre de santé communautaire Golf Tournament @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm

Registration Includes:

  • 18 holes with cart
  • Full lunch and steak / chicken dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • $5,000 Hole in one & many other course contests
  • Cigar bar & scotch
  • Free swag bag with gifts and coupons
  • Silent auction – items include four tickets for Ottawa Senator’s game, Toronto Maple Leafs’ players Meet & Greet at Thundering Waters, Air Canada prizes & sweepstakes entry (2 flights to any destination), Mont Tremblant Condo; sleep 6 for 7 nights, and more!

Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued. To inquire and sign up, contact Daniel Pisani (contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Centre de santé communautaire.

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Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Designing Data Tools for Health Equity and Community Action @ Online
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Over the past decade alone, web technology has vastly increased data availability, and community innovators have created new tools for accessing, visualizing, analyzing, and sharing relevant data to advance equity-focused policies and investments.

From local tools like the Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas, which connects local leaders to timely data across eight key areas of community well-being, to national tools like Mapping Police Violence, which provides interactive maps and charts on officer-involved deaths of community members, online data tools are equipping advocates, policymakers, funders, and the public with relevant data to advance health equity and move policy across a range of issue areas.

Join this webinar, live from Portland, for a panel discussion with national leaders who are using and designing data tools to drive health equity and community action.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Director at PolicyLink (moderator)
  • Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer/CEO of the Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Sam Sinyangwe, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero and Mapping Police Violence
  • Julia Sebastian, Research Associate at Race Forward
  • Cat Goughnour, Founder and Principal at Radix Consulting and Right 2 Root
  • Antwi Akom, Co-Founder & CEO of Streetwyze; Co-Founder of ISEEED; Professor & Founding Director of Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab UCSF & SFS

This webinar is hosted by Ecotrust and PolicyLink.

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Learn @ Lunch: Quickbooks Desktop Basics 101 @ The Generator at One - 3rd Floor Suite A301
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for lunch and learn how to set up Quickbooks for your small business!

Angie Tellier will be covering the following on the Quickbooks Desktop Module:

  • Company Set-Up
  • Setting up Chart of Accounts
  • Recording Purchases and Sales
  • Tracking Accounts Receivable
  • Tracking Accounts Payable

This seminar is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

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Caregiver Wellness: Navigating Your Journey @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Caregiver Wellness: Navigating Your Journey is a new 3 part series.

The first two sessions present the opportunity for care partners of persons living with dementia to reflect on their current journey, prepare for the next steps and navigate the process.

Part three will focus on keeping connected and will allow care partners to check-in with each other and as well as receive additional education.

Registration is required.

Dates:

  • July 17
  • July 31
  • August 14

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Your Library Just Got Bigger – LiNC Information Session @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Your library just got bigger! Learn more about what LiNC (the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative) is, how you can benefit from it and how to use it.

A second session will be held on July 19 from 7-8 in Fenwick.

This information session is hosted by the Pelham Public Library.

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Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey Lunch & Learn @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Public Health (Room CE 101 and CE102)
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Did you know that 30% of Niagara secondary students have played drinking games in the past 4 weeks? Or that 20% of grade 7 and 8 students don’t always wear a seatbelt while in a vehicle? Find out more with Niagara’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey results!

During this 2-hour interactive session, you can expect:

  • A presentation highlighting the findings and trends from the 2015 data
  • To receive tools to help you share this data with your colleagues, partners and target audiences, including 11 infographics (some examples shown below) and a report
  • An opportunity to discuss ways you and your colleagues can help impact these statistics

The results will cover information about health-related behaviours, attitudes and beliefs from grades 7-12 students in Niagara. Health topics discussed will include: mental health and addictions, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, other drug use, physical activity, healthy eating, road safety, head injuries, family and school environments.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance with melanie.seguin@niagararegion.ca by July 4, 2017.

This lunch & learn is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

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