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2:00 pm Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts @ Royal Canadian Legion #613
Niagara Book Launch – Adam Shoalts @ Royal Canadian Legion #613
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library present author Adam Shoalts, just back from his 5-month, 4,000 KM journey alone across Canada’s Arctic journey. The community is invited to celebrate with Adam as he launches A History of Canada in 10 Maps: The Epic, Untold Story of Canada’s Maps. Local author, explorer and adventurer Adam Shoalts recently released Alone Against the North to much acclaim. It won the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s 2016 Young Authors Award and the Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for northern literature. Alone Against the North spent twenty-six straight weeks on the national best-seller list, peaking at number 1 in Canada. Adam will be giving an illustrated talk. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Books are available for sale and signing. This event is hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613 and Pelham Public Library.
5:30 pm GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites. The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas. Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates: Niagara Falls – October 18 Grimsby – October 25 Lincoln – November 1 St. Catharines – November 2 Public feedback can be submitted online. This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.
9:00 am Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated. You will: Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery Hear from a peer speaker … and more! This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.
9:30 am West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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. Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre 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 What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines @ Online
What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are an evidence-based public health tool, allowing cannabis users to modify and reduce risks for harms associated with cannabis use. The LRCUG were developed by an international team of renowned addiction and health science experts, and based on a rigorous review and expert guidelines process led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer (Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse- CRISM). This webinar will: Introduce key concepts and content of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines Discuss cannabis legalization and the possible integration of the guidelines into evolving regulatory and intervention frameworks Discuss dissemination and application of the LRCUG in a variety of settings This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.
8:30 am Aging in Place: Housing and Services Forum @ The Ontario Paper Thorold Senior Centre
Aging in Place: Housing and Services Forum @ The Ontario Paper Thorold Senior Centre
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
The City of Thorold Age-Friendly Community invites you to Aging in Place: A Housing and Services Forum. Agenda: 8:30 a.m.: Doors Open 8:55 a.m.: Greetings from Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Housing for Older Canadians – Aging in Place and Accessible Design (CMHC – Arlene Etchen and Jamie Shipley) 10:00-10:15 a.m.: Break – Light Refreshments 10:15-10:45 a.m.: The Halton HomeShare Program (Heather Thompson) 10:45-11:00 a.m.: Thorold Non-Profit Housing – Proposed New Non-Profit Housing 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Affordable Housing for Seniors in Thorold and Niagara (Henry D’Angela) 11:30-12:15 p.m.: Services Helping Seniors Live at Home (Community Support Services of Niagara – Carrie-Lynne Sones) 12:15-1:00 p.m.: Social – Light Refreshments Seating is limited. Please RSVP by signing up at the Thorold Seniors Centre or by email (reception@thorold.com), indicating the number of attendees. This forum is hosted by the City of Thorold Age-Friendly Community.
10:00 am Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. The Future of Food and Beverage Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
12:00 pm Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness @ Online
Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tune in to this webinar to learn why recruiting aspiring workers makes good business sense. The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness. The Aspiring Workforce are an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages. Join Rebecca Gewurtz and Margaret Oldfield from McMaster University, Emile Tompa from the Institute for Work and Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness. In 2013, the MHCC and key partners released The Aspiring Workforce: Employment and Income for People with Serious Mental Illness. The intent of the project was to identify existing and innovative practices that would help people living with a serious mental illness to secure and sustain meaningful employment (or sustainable income). In an effort to carry out the recommendations of the Aspiring Workforce report to eliminate barriers of employment for individuals with severe mental illness the MHCC undertook a project to understand the business case from the employer’s point of view that examines how a strategic decision to actively recruit and retain people from the Aspiring Workforce addresses urgent business needs and skill shortages. This webinar will introduce the audience to the project and some of the...
12:00 pm Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society. Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support. In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
1:00 pm Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This webinar will address Ontario’s opioid crisis, overdose prevention and harm reduction strategies relevant for post-secondary students. Jean Hopkins from CMHA Ontario will be introducing a guide for overdose prevention and Naloxone, which provides an overview of the current situation in Ontario, information related to opioids, options for developing and implementing an overdose protocol, education and awareness for staff and templates for developing policies. Key learnings: Overview of Ontario’s current situation Overdose prevention Harm reduction strategies Useful resources related to overdose prevention Developing policies and protocols This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
6:00 pm Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Building a Webstore with Shopify: E-Commerce for Beginners
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’ve been thinking about e-commerce and wondering how you can use your skills to help people (or you!) sell cool stuff online. In this two-night workshop (October 25 and November 1), you will learn how to customize online stores on the Shopify platform and give you the tools needed to make a business out of it. This workshop is hosted by Ladies Learning Code Niagara Chapter.
7:30 am Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Niagara Economic Summit is a premier leadership event focused on exploring Niagara’s economic future. Hear from a diverse lineup of business and civic leaders helping to shape the future of Niagara. Topics of focus include: The Next 150 Years — Transformational Change (Deepak Chopra, CEO, Canada Post) Accelerating Innovation for Jobs and Growth Energy in Ontario (Matt Brunette) International Trade in the Age of Uncertainty This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
8:30 am Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Economic Briefing Breakfast @ Lookout Point Country Club
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
You are invited to an informative presentation on Canadian and World Economies, presented by Leslie Preston, a Senior Economist from TD Wealth Financial Planning. Admission is free and a buffet breakfast will be served. To register, contact Gillian (contact information above). This event is hosted by the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce & Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce.
1:30 pm Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Indigenous Health Equity: Examining Racism as an Indigenous Social Determinant of Health @ Online
Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar is part of the National Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series. The national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge; experiences and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety in health and social services. Presenters include: Dr. Marcia Anderson and Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon This webinar is hosted by the Provincial Health Services Authority.
9:00 am Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Advance Level Immigration Service Access Training @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
This training is for service providers who work with immigrants and refugees, People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), and Non-Status Individuals. The workshop will provide detailed information about the various immigration forms, the issues facing immigrants with HIV or other “medically inadmissible” conditions, how HIV factors in to a refugee claim and more. This workshop will also provide valuable connections between service providers, the HIV specialty legal clinic in Toronto and local legal professionals who are working with clients in the immigration or refugee process. To register, contact Jackie (jackie@positivelivingniagara.com) or Winnie (wmurombedzi@positivelivingniagara.com). This training is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.
9:00 am Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day. This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders. The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.
2:00 pm Niagara Beadwork, Then and Now @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Niagara Beadwork, Then and Now @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Find out how the Niagara Region’s Indigenous beadwork became so distinct, starting in the 19th century. Bring your beadwork and share its beauty, and be part of a hands-on, family-friendly workshop to create something new. This event is part of a larger program called Reclaiming Cultural Identity. Be part of something special. This program is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees, and for people of all ages. Special programming has been arranged for children in attendance. This event is hosted by the Niagara Falls History Museum and the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
23
Mon
GO Station Area Plans Open House: Grimsby @ Grimsby Town Hall - Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Niagara Region is holding a series of Open Houses to give residents the opportunity to review and ask questions about land use plans (Secondary Plans) that will guide development for the areas surrounding Niagara’s four proposed GO Train station sites.

The draft Secondary Plans were developed with resident input and provide a planning framework to guide future transit-oriented development and redevelopment in and around GO Station areas. The plans provide policy direction on land use, scale of development, and improvements to infrastructure required to accommodate future growth within the station areas.

Public Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

Public feedback can be submitted online.

This open house is hosted by Niagara Region.

Oct
24
Tue
Prison 101 Workshop @ Métis Nation of Ontario
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is a one-day beginner-level workshop designed for front line workers and others who work with/support people that are affected by incarceration. There is a strong focus on harm reduction/overdose prevention inside corrections, and HIV/HepC healthcare for individuals who are incarcerated.

You will:

  • Learn more about the Federal and Provincial systems and how to navigate through them
  • Learn about prison subculture and how it affects service delivery
  • Hear from a peer speaker … and more!

This workshop is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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.

Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

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.

What You Need to Know About Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) are an evidence-based public health tool, allowing cannabis users to modify and reduce risks for harms associated with cannabis use.

The LRCUG were developed by an international team of renowned addiction and health science experts, and based on a rigorous review and expert guidelines process led by Dr. Benedikt Fischer (Nominated Principal Investigator, Ontario Node of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse- CRISM).

This webinar will:

  • Introduce key concepts and content of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
  • Discuss cannabis legalization and the possible integration of the guidelines into evolving regulatory and intervention frameworks
  • Discuss dissemination and application of the LRCUG in a variety of settings

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.

Oct
25
Wed
Aging in Place: Housing and Services Forum @ The Ontario Paper Thorold Senior Centre
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

The City of Thorold Age-Friendly Community invites you to Aging in Place: A Housing and Services Forum.

Agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Doors Open
  • 8:55 a.m.: Greetings from Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.: Housing for Older Canadians – Aging in Place and Accessible Design (CMHC – Arlene Etchen and Jamie Shipley)
  • 10:00-10:15 a.m.: Break – Light Refreshments
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: The Halton HomeShare Program (Heather Thompson)
  • 10:45-11:00 a.m.: Thorold Non-Profit Housing – Proposed New Non-Profit Housing
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m.: Affordable Housing for Seniors in Thorold and Niagara (Henry D’Angela)
  • 11:30-12:15 p.m.: Services Helping Seniors Live at Home (Community Support Services of Niagara – Carrie-Lynne Sones)
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m.: Social – Light Refreshments

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by signing up at the Thorold Seniors Centre or by email (reception@thorold.com), indicating the number of attendees.

This forum is hosted by the City of Thorold Age-Friendly Community.

Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

The Future of Food and Beverage

Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College

Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tune in to this webinar to learn why recruiting aspiring workers makes good business sense.

The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness. The Aspiring Workforce are an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages.

Join Rebecca Gewurtz and Margaret Oldfield from McMaster University, Emile Tompa from the Institute for Work and Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness.

In 2013, the MHCC and key partners released The Aspiring Workforce: Employment and Income for People with Serious Mental Illness. The intent of the project was to identify existing and innovative practices that would help people living with a serious mental illness to secure and sustain meaningful employment (or sustainable income).

In an effort to carry out the recommendations of the Aspiring Workforce report to eliminate barriers of employment for individuals with severe mental illness the MHCC undertook a project to understand the business case from the employer’s point of view that examines how a strategic decision to actively recruit and retain people from the Aspiring Workforce addresses urgent business needs and skill shortages. This webinar will introduce the audience to the project and some of the initial findings.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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