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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day
We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities. We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves. In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact. This online course is hosted by YouthREX.
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 17 all-day
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more. The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include: Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available. Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar This summit is hosted by Share the Road...
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Ontario Bike Summit @ InterContinental Toronto Centre
Apr 18 all-day
The Ontario Bike Summit is the premier cycling conference in Ontario. The summit provides a forum for cycling stakeholders to be inspired by best practices from across Ontario and beyond and to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration. Learn from and network with professionals and volunteers from a diverse range of sectors, including: provincial and municipal government, grassroots advocacy, health, planning, engineering, tourism and more. The theme for the 10th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is “Looking Back and Rolling Forward”. Programming will include: Keynote addresses from leading Canadian, US and International stakeholders presenting innovative and transformative perspectives of the quickly evolving cycling culture Welcoming remarks from members of the Queen’s Park All-Party Cycling Caucus Presentations and workshops addressing our summit theme focusing on Evaluation: finding the right metrics for your project; Bikes for All: Community Development, Equity and Access; Strategies & Plans: The role of Master Plans in building bicycle-friendly communities; Tourism & Economic Development: Next Steps; and, Innovation in Design: Learning from Pilot Projects An Open Space session, opening reception and evening social for delegate networking The 2018 Bicycle Friendly Community Awards & Wheels of Change Awards Summit registration fees include the 10th anniversary dinner on April 17th, and breakfast, lunch and refreshments (morning and afternoon), on April 18th. Individual dinner only tickets are also available. Pre-summit sessions (at a separate cost) include a Toronto Bike Ride and Tour and the ever popular Bicycle Friendly Communities seminar This summit is hosted by Share the Road...
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2:30 pm Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
This meeting of the Senior Pride Network Niagara will feature the launch of the Older LGBTQ 101 workshop which will be available to member organizations wishing to train staff in cultural competence with respect to LGBTQ issues. Member agencies are encouraged to invite colleagues in their own and other agencies to attend this meeting. This meeting is hosted by Senior Pride Network Niagara.
9:30 am West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 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. Presentation:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
12:00 pm Engaging the Community to Shape Your Organization’s Priorities and Decisions @ Online
Engaging the Community to Shape Your Organization’s Priorities and Decisions @ Online
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For stronger public policy creation and community building, the nonprofit sector needs to connect differently with residents and groups already active in our communities. How can your nonprofit engage local residents more effectively and connect to their lived experience to shape organizational priorities and decisions? Find out in this webinar! This session will focus on: Understanding the importance of engaging local residents authentically Developing an organizational culture that includes local residents within the organization Addressing the challenges and establishing strategies for meaningful engagement This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
11:00 am The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The second webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. More details to follow. Michael Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he helps families cope with modern society by helping them (re)attach to people, experiences and activities that give purpose, belonging, meaning and hope. He is the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and resources. As a parent, he knows first hand the challenge of maintaining genuine, human connection in an increasingly virtual world. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
1:00 pm Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member, senior executive or executive director of a Canadian registered charity? Feeling confused about Canada Revenue Agency regulations? Wondering what are some new developments with registered charities? If so, you won’t want to miss this free webinar! This webinar, presented by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It also covers the top Canada Revenue Agency concerns for Canadian registered charities. Mark will also provide participants with a checklist of the top 20 compliance concerns with links to resources that provide further information. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
6:30 pm Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Concussions – What are they and what should I be doing? – presented by Dr. Charles Tator, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni Who: Anyone interested in concussions – Parents, sport organizations, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public Parking: Free parking is provided for attendees in D-Lot This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Have you or a family member ever experienced a concussion? Has your organization been working towards a concussion policy? Are you a coach or educator who is concerned about concussions? Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni, will provide an overview of the current state of concussions from a broad perspective. Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues for parents, organizations, policy makers, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public. For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (contact information above). This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
10:00 am Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy. Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care. As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season. This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.

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Niagara Farm Day @ West Niagara Agricultural Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Farm Day organizers hope this event will become an annual opportunity for families to spend time learning about Niagara agriculture and its important contribution to our food supply and the local economy.

Visitors to Niagara Farm Day will be able to visit with a number of primary producers who will each have a display featuring the primary focus of their farm. This will include dairy, bees, horse, beef, grains & oilseeds, flowers and more. Plans are also under way to allow visitors to experience a virtual reality tour of a farm with technology supplied by Farm & Food Care.

As the event draws closer, additional details and additional confirmations of participating commodities will become available. In the meantime, organizers invite everyone to “save the date” and plan to attend a fun agricultural themed family event. A great way to welcome the Spring season.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Federations of Agriculture & West Niagara Agricultural Society.

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Sip & Share in Support of Project SHARE @ Lundy Manor Wine Cellars
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am

Join Project SHARE for their newest event!

Sip & Share is a spin-off of Traveling Tapas. Purchase a ticket to travel to 5 Niagara wineries to enjoy food & wine pairings at each location.

Ticket price is $100. Tickets can be purchased by phone (see contact information above) or by visiting Project SHARE between 8:30am-4:30pm.

Registration is at 11:30am, and buses depart at 12:00pm sharp.

This event is hosted by Project SHARE.

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Community Overdose Response Planning @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A public health approach to community overdose response planning works to prevent overdose deaths, promote access to substance use services, and strengthen system responses to promote health equity.

This webinar will:

  • Describe the key elements of a community overdose response plan.
  • Introduce tools to assess a community’s current state and overdose response needs.
  • Describe how to develop and implement a community overdose response plan.

This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.

Connecting with Ontario Seniors: Moving from Social Isolation to Social Inclusion @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“The social isolation of seniors can cause communities to suffer a lack of social cohesion, higher social costs, and the loss of an unquantifiable wealth of experience that older adults bring to our families, neighbourhoods, and communities.” (Stats Canada, 2016). Reaching out to socially isolated older adults requires us to rethink our traditional service and program delivery methods.

During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program.

This webinar will be of particular interest to community planners and service providers interested in better understanding how we can connect to and include socially isolated older adults.

A resource package will be provided to participants following the event.

This webinar is hosted by the Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.

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CONNECT 2018 – Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

CONNECT 2018 is Canada’s national learning and technology conference.

CONNECT 2018 will create a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and technology specialists to CONNECT and engage with peers from across Canada with the goal of exploring how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. With over 2000 educators and administrators, as well as technology industry leaders attending this year, you will have a unique and powerful opportunity to present your teaching methods and products; showcasing new, innovative, and critical thinking, teaching and learning.

This conference is hosted by the District School Board of Niagara.

Special Lecture with Journalist Sally Armstrong – Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author Sally Armstrong has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world.

Sally will share eyewitness accounts of her experiences in many of the world’s conflict zones. Focusing on the plight of women enduring repressive regimes, Sally is an advocate for the struggle to obtain basic human rights for many of the world’s poorest populations. She’ll bring news from Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited to 250.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion.

This webinar will provide them with information on:

  • How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses.
  • How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation.

Presenters:

  • Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington)
  • Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association)

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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