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Flag Raising Ceremony – National Seniors Day 12:00 pm
Flag Raising Ceremony – National Seniors Day @ Niagara Falls City Hall
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm
The CARP Niagara flag will be raised at Niagara Falls City Hall, to celebrate and raise awareness about seniors’ contributions and the important roles they play in Canadian society. This event is hosted by CARP Niagara.
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United Way Niagara: Poverty to Possibility Information Session 9:00 am
United Way Niagara: Poverty to Possibility Information Session @ MacBain Community Centre - Coronation Room
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
In January 2020, United Way Niagara will welcome applications for programs in the Poverty to Possibility priority area. Through this priority area United Way invests in programs that create safe and inclusive communities with vulnerable adults by: Increasing employment and financial security; Increasing food security; and Increasing housing stability. United Way will be hosting an information session for agency representatives interested in learning more about the Poverty to Possibility priority area and the application and allocations process.
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: LANDER – From Avro to Apollo @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 2 @ 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. Presenter: Shelley Ayers, Director, Writer, Producer The heart of every great story is a person. This person or team of people not only represent their own quest and the challenges they face along their journey, but cast a light on our dreams. It is these types of stories that Shelley seeks and loves to tell. Shelley, in collaboration with her Director of Photography, Mark Foerster, recently completed the documentary LANDER: from Avro to Apollo. It shines a spotlight on a Canadian engineer and his contribution to the design and engineering of the Lunar Module that took Neil Armstrong to the moon 50 years ago. We will be treated to a special showing of this short film. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Common Approach 101 12:00 pm
Common Approach 101 @ Online
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Common Approach to Impact Measurement is a community of non profits, social enterprises, grant makers, investors and academics building a better way to measure social impact. Using this flexible standard will allow social enterprises to effectively tell its story, communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders and operate in a high impact manner. The project is led by Dr. Kate Ruff, Co-Director of the Centre for Community Innovation and Assistant Professor at Carleton University. To learn more about the project directly from Kate, the Common Approach is excited to invite you to this webinar session on Zoom which will feature a Q&A session with Kate. In this one hour video session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Common Approach framework that is being created. This framework is highlighted by the five key elements of the project: Community Owned Data Standard and Data Platforms Common Foundations Common Framework for Social and Environmental Indicators (SDGs) Common Set of Organizational Indicators You will also have the opportunity to ask Kate questions about how this Common Approach movement will benefit YOU. This webinar is hosted by The Common Approach to Impact Management.
Spotlight Gala in Support of Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara 6:00 pm
Spotlight Gala in Support of Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara @ Americana Conference Resort
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm
Join Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara to shine a light on the future: Celebrating Youth Featuring the comedy of Niagara’s own Joe Pillitteri and Guest Speaker Karim Azizi. Karim is a dedicated volunteer of Family and Children’s Services Niagara and a leader for youth in our community. Cocktail Reception 6:00pm | Dinner 7:00pm | Silent Auction Proceeds benefit the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara Tickets are $100, or $750 for a table of 8. For tables of 8, please call 905.937.5435 to book. This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
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Lincoln Rerooted 9:00 am
Lincoln Rerooted @ King Street, Beamsville
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Town of Lincoln and Downtown Bench Beamsville are gearing up for another spectacular Lincoln Rerooted. It’s an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate the community’s culture, heritage, growth and rebirth through an amazing line-up of activities throughout the day and night. Activities include: Pioneer Day at Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre Doors Open Lincoln at 8 different locations Fling on King in Downtown Beamsville Click here for a full listing of activities. This event is hosted by the Town of Lincoln and Downtown Bench Beamsville.
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Taste of Welland in Support of Community Support Services of Niagara 11:30 am
Taste of Welland in Support of Community Support Services of Niagara @ Welland
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am
Community Support Services of Niagara is a non-profit agency that offers programs and services to seniors and adults with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Join CSSN for Taste of Welland, and travel to local Welland restaurants to discover a world of flavours. Proceeds benefit CSSN programs. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Community Support Services of Niagara in the Seaway Mall, or available by contacting 905-788-3181 ext.27 or jwolfenberg@cssn.ca. This event is hosted by Community Support Services of Niagara.
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Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community @ Welland Civic Square
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, the Welland Public Library, and other community partners in Niagara to learn about strategies, supports and services that can help older adults to stay engaged, supported and safe in our community. This event will include a panel of local service providers who will share information for older adults about: Brain Health Safety Community Services Living Well with Dementia All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Register online or by calling the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Hospice Niagara
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara is holding a meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 pm at Hospice Niagara (403-Unit 2 Ontario Street, the driveway just north of Linhaven/Alzheimer Society entrance).
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CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit 8:30 am
CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre - North Building
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:20 pm
Join CPA Ontario alongside hundreds of accounting and finance professionals in the not-for-profit and public sectors – for a one-day event designed to help you stay up to date on the latest trends, requirements, and insights impacting accounting and finance professionals in the industry. With the help of panel debates, keynote presentations and ted-style talk presentations from top industry experts and thought leaders – discuss your burning questions with like-minded peers at CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Summit this October. Topics include: Technology Trends and How They are Reshaping Nonprofit Organizations Communicating with Impact: Winning Presentation Skills for NFP and Public Sector Leaders Curated List of Tech Solutions and Applications for Finance Leaders Essential Updates in the NFP Sector that You Need to Know About Practical Guide to Managing Change in the Not-For-Profit Sector Latest Trends in Revenue Generation and Financing Landscape Best Practices in Building a Working Capital Improvement Program That Sticks Best Practices in Crisis Communications for Non-Profit and Public Sector Professionals Why Employees Drive the Digital Transformation Journey 15 Ways to a Painless Audit Best Practices in Communicating and Reporting to the Board Hot Topics in NFP Accounting Panel: Becoming Nonprofit Employer of Choice to Recruit and Retain Best Talent Becoming a Strategic Business Leader: How to Build Trust with Your CEO and the Board How to Build Purpose-Driven High-Performing Teams
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Deciphering Election Polls @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 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. Presenter: Livianna Tossutti, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Brock University Public opinion polls are expected to provide straightforward answers to important questions at election time: “What are Canadians thinking about political parties, their leaders, and the important issues of the day?” When polls are conducted in a biased or non-scientific way, the results may lead to misinformation. This talk will highlight what you need to consider when evaluating the credibility of polls. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Elder Abuse and Ageism: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation 2:00 pm
Elder Abuse and Ageism: CARP Niagara Meeting and Presentation @ Royal Niagara Golf Club
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm
The October meeting of CARP Niagara will include a presentation about Elder Abuse and Ageism. Doors open at 1:30pm with coffee, tea, and sweets followed by a presentation. This meeting is hosted by CARP Niagara.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Harnessing the Power of the Immune System to Fight Cancer @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 16 @ 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. Presenter: Dr. Michael Levesque, Medical Head of Systemic Therapy, Walker Family Cancer Centre and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Oncology, McMaster University Dr. Levesque will review the evolution of drug therapies for cancer with increasing abilities to discriminate malignant cells from normal cells of the host. Although chemotherapy still has its place for the treatment, and even cure, of many cancers, the past two decades have witnessed rapid development of new treatments that capitalize on our better understanding of cancer biology and the interplay between cancer and the immune system. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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So Your Nonprofit Has Been Hacked…Now What? 1:00 pm
So Your Nonprofit Has Been Hacked…Now What? @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
While cybersecurity systems are improving every day, cyber criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated in their attack strategies. The nonprofit sector is particularly vulnerable, as they carry valuable and sensitive information and often lack the resources to ensure their organization is appropriately protected. Join BDO for a webinar on what to do in the event that your nonprofit organization is faced with a cyber-incident. This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Trivia Night in Support of Community Crew 7:00 pm
Trivia Night in Support of Community Crew @ Grantham Optimist Club
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
It’s time to put your knowledge of pop culture to the test at Community Crew’s first ever Trivia Night on Saturday October 19th hosted in partnership with the Grantham Optimist Club of St. Catharines! Get your friends together and see if your team has what it takes to be the Trivia Masters! All in support of Community Crew’s lunch program! Tickets are $20 per person and $150 for a table of 8. Tickets include snacks and pizza. There will be prizes for the winning team, silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, cash bar, and free parking. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. This event is hosted by Community Crew.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Identifying Real vs. Fake Science News @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 23 @ 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. Presenter: Fiona Rawle, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Dept. of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga It’s important that we all stay up to date on science and health breakthroughs. News about science is all around us, but how can you decipher real vs. sensationalized vs. fake science news? In this session, Dr. Rawle will take you on a journey exploring some of the most egregious examples of fake science news, and guide you in how to identify news you can trust. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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African-Inspired Dinner in Support of Nyanyas of Niagara 6:00 pm
African-Inspired Dinner in Support of Nyanyas of Niagara @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm
The Nyanyas (Swahili for grandmother) of Niagara is one of 240 grandmothers and grandothers groups that, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, raise money for the African grandmothers who raise their orphaned grandchildren due to the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Since its inception in 2007 the Nyanyas have raised over $100,000 for the G 2 G Campaign. Two major fundraisers are held each year, in addition to other smaller events. You are invited to an evening of good food, good music, a silent auction, a marketplace and a dynamic guest speaker, Idah Mukuka Nambeya from the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Cash bar with some wines discounted. No ticket sales at the door. This event is hosted by the Nyanyas of Niagara.
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Niagara Professional Development Day Workshop Series 9:00 am
Niagara Professional Development Day Workshop Series @ Heartland Forest
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Deloitte is pleased to offer a series of professional workshops for executive directors, senior management and board members across Niagara. Workshops offered: Board Governance 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Strategic Planning 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business Chemistry 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. For registrants that are attending both a morning and afternoon session, a lunch ticket option is available for $5 per person. Interested community members can register for a single session or attend multiple sessions. A special thank you to Deloitte for their Impact Day contribution – bringing their unique skills to build knowledge and capacity for leaders in Niagara. This event is hosted by United Way Niagara & Deloitte.
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Niagara Leadership Summit for Women 9:00 am
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women @ Brock University
Oct 26 @ 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. The event is put on by the YWCA Niagara Region and Brock University. 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 offers many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.
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LGBTQ+ Aging in Canada: What Can We Learn from the CLSA? 12:00 pm
LGBTQ+ Aging in Canada: What Can We Learn from the CLSA? @ Online
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Arne Stinchcombe, assistant professor in the Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program at Brock University, and Dr. Kimberley Wilson, assistant professor in Adult Development & Aging in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, via WebEx. Canada’s older adult population is becoming increasingly diverse. In order to respond to the needs of diverse aging communities, we must understand their health status and its determinants. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities consist of individuals with distinct socio-historical contexts that often involve minority stress experiences (e.g., stigma and discrimination) associated with health in older age. The presentation will describe the socio-historical context of LGBTQ+ older adults in Canada and highlight some of the findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). In particular, presenters will present data showing health disparities among sexual minority participants in the CLSA as well as data that highlight the importance of social networks. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Feeding the World in 2050 – How Great is the Challenge? @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 30 @ 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. Presenter: Spencer Henson, Professor, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph With continued growth in the global population and rising incomes driving changes in eating patterns, there are real concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself in the future. This presentation explores the challenges that the world faces in achieving food security in a manner that is sustainable and meets the needs of the poor. It examines the role that Canada can play in addressing these challenges in partnership with developing countries around the world. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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