Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

#Rethink Niagara Data Forum @ Heartland Forest
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

You are invited to participate in a half-day forum to begin building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery tool; and provide input to Ontario’s Open Government Action Plan 2020.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool

  • Data Landscape in Niagara Environmental Scan
  • Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara, Nov. 7-9, 2018
  • Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool: Governance, architecture, construction steps

10:30 Break
10:45-12:30 Open Government Action Plan 2020 Workshop and Working Lunch

  • Provide input to the Open Government team of the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities on public engagement, inclusive and accessible open government and access to valuable information

This event is hosted by Niagara Connects.

Alzheimer Niagara Presents, “Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me” @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
May 17 @ 1:30 pm

A Daughter’s Memoir About Dementia

Elizabeth Murray’s poignant memoir, Holding on to Mamie: My Mother, Dementia and Me, chronicles her mother’s experience with dementia and the transformation of a once vibrant woman. As dementia took hold, Murray became the target of her mother’s increasing anger and paranoia.

“Intellectually, I knew that her disease was to blame,” Murray explains. “Emotionally, it was very difficult to accept.”

Murray’s memoir began as a personal exercise in healing; by sharing her story, she is helping others navigate their own journey with the disease.

For more information about Murray and her memoir go to

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.


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