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9:30 am Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s. All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
12:00 pm Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD). PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
4:00 pm Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario. Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project. Projects must address at least one of the following priorities: civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.
9:00 am Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty. Topics of this meeting include: Provincial Election Living in Niagara Report Highlights Everyday Advocacy – Housing Position Paper Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above). This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
10:00 am Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass. This event is hosted by Brock University.
12:00 pm Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard. Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense. You will learn: How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces. Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability. How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments. This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
1:00 pm Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm
All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914. In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
12:00 pm 211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses. The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help. Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018. This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty. This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.
1:00 pm Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization? Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference. Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent. Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond. Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future. Key learning objectives for this webinar include: Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers...
5:00 pm The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region. The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College. The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald. Students, staff, and community members are all welcome. This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.
12:00 pm Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise. In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on. This event is hosted by Maytree.
1:00 pm Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met? In this free webinar, you will: Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018 Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
1:30 pm Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm
All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914. In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD).

PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients.

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

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24
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Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard.

Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense.

You will learn:

  • How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces.
  • Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability.
  • How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments.

This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm

All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia.

Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
25
Thu
211: A Tool for Alleviating Poverty @ Online
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Reliable information is critical for solving problems and driving social innovation. By combining information about community services with cutting-edge technology, 211 is creating a powerful new form of social infrastructure. As a multi-channel information and navigation system, 211 is uniquely situated at the interface between the human needs associated with poverty and society’s policy and programmatic responses.

The support 211 provides is indispensable, particularly for people experiencing poverty and personal trauma who’s complex needs may pose barriers to obtaining help.

Now available to more than 20 million Canadians living in large cities, small towns, and rural and remote communities, 211 will expand to reach an additional 5 million people during the first half of 2018.

This webinar will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders – people with lived experience, social service agencies, researchers and social planners, governments and other funders – to effectively address poverty.

This webinar is hosted by Tamarack.

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