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14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016). The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes. Toward Healthy Ageing Combating Ageism Enabling Functional Ability Addressing Inequalities Keynote speakers: Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.
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LDANR’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 12:00 pm
LDANR’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser! Proceeds support LDANR programming for children and youth with learning disabilities. Early bird pricing until July 22nd: $150/Twosome, $80/Single 9 Holes | Non-golfers encouraged | Prizes Registration & Lunch: 12:00 Shot Gun Start: 2:00 Dinner & Ancillary Events: 5:00 This event sold out last year, so be sure to register early. This fundraiser is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR).
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25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament 10:00 am
25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals. Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln. Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses. Reserve your spot today! For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108. This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.
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15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché 7:00 pm
15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 15th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché will take place at 13th Street Winery on Friday, August 17th in support of the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund. Guests will enjoy sampling from local wineries and craft breweries along with an array of culinary delights from local restaurants. This special event will also include the talents of local up and coming musicians. The Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund helps young people in financial need fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of our City. More than 3,000 children and youth have benefited from this program since it began in the summer of 2004. With your support of this year’s event, we can increase this number. A portion of the net proceeds will be permanently endowed in the Investing in St. Catharines Youth Fund in the St. Catharines Community Fund, which is an affiliate of the Niagara Community Foundation. The event takes place on Friday, August 17th from 7pm to 10pm at 13th Street Winery. The price of a ticket is $125 (all inclusive). A tax receipt will be forwarded for a portion of the ticket price. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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SHRED-IT in Support of Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care 9:00 am
SHRED-IT in Support of Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care @ Meridian Credit Union Parking Lot
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
SHRED-IT provides residents with a convenient and economical way to dispose of confidential documents and at the same time raise funds for this important community organization offering free services to residents with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Organized by Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care in partnership with Meridian Credit Union, confidential materials are professionally shredded for $6 a banker’s box or 3 for $15. Volunteers from Meridian, Community Palliative Care, the community along with students from Royal Elite International Academy will be there to greet resident and receive their materials for shredding. It’s an initiative where everyone benefits – Meridian customers and residents help protect themselves from identity fraud, student volunteers demonstrate their involvement in the community and the proceeds raised stay in the community to support palliative care. This event is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Palliative Care and Meridian Credit Union.
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CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies 1:00 pm
CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind? Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals. Key learning points include: Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind How to tell your unique career story How to define, then articulate your value proposition Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Stamford Kiwanis Golf Tournament Fundraiser 11:30 am
Stamford Kiwanis Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Willodell Golf Club
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am
Stamford Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls is having its annual fundraiser Golf Tournament. All are welcome. Registration cost includes golf with cart, prizes, lunch, dinner. Stamford Kiwanis is a non profit service club/charity that serves the children of its own community since 1959. To register, contact Steve Laramee by phone or email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by the Stamford Kiwanis.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals.

Key learning points include:

  • Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective
  • Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind
  • How to tell your unique career story
  • How to define, then articulate your value proposition
  • Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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Stamford Kiwanis Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Willodell Golf Club
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am

Stamford Kiwanis Club of Niagara Falls is having its annual fundraiser Golf Tournament.

All are welcome. Registration cost includes golf with cart, prizes, lunch, dinner.

Stamford Kiwanis is a non profit service club/charity that serves the children of its own community since 1959.

To register, contact Steve Laramee by phone or email (see contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Stamford Kiwanis.

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CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations @ Online
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. This free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements.

Audience: This webinar will be of interest to HR managers, program managers, executives and nonprofit leaders.

In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify the latest legislation with regard to harassment investigations
  • Understand your role as HR
  • Take a proper complaint
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • See it as a good thing

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

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Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Amazing Race Niagara 2018 @ Polonia Park
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Amazing Race Niagara is a car rally, scavenger hunt & team competition that takes place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. It’s a fun team event where teams of four travel by car throughout the Niagara Region competing against each other and the clock, completing various activities/challenges in order to receive clues for the next location.

You can ‘Be a Hero for just one day’ and let children & youth impacted by abuse in our region know you care.

Over 90% of the funds raised from this event directly support the much needed programs and services required to provide help, healing & support to children, youth and their families. We could not do this without the generous support of our caring community partners. Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a registered charitable organization, we operate without any core government funding, therefore your support is very much appreciated.

People commit acts of heroism each & every day. Amazing Race Niagara is your chance to create your own team of Heroes, gather family, friends & colleagues, register your team of Heroes at http://www.amazingraceniagara.ca. ‘You can be a Hero just for one day’ to Niagara’s children & youth who have experienced abuse.

This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre.

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The Great Divide: Bridging Intergenerational Gaps to Fully Engage Your Volunteers @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Presenters will explore how to do this by creating desirable, value-added experiences to develop strong volunteer-centred engagement programs that are aligned with the Canadian Code of Volunteer standards (CCVI) best practices.

In this webinar, presenters will also discuss ways to engage the growing population of millennial (and younger!) volunteers such as micro-volunteer opportunities, ambassador programs, and leaders of tomorrow programs, and learn how to connect these successes to the development of a fully engaged volunteer program.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify millennial volunteers’ expectations and motivations and understand how we need to address this growing population
  • Identify creative ways to add value to your volunteers’ experiences
  • Implement best practices to leverage the unique differences between boomer and millennial volunteers to create a strong intergenerational volunteer program

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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