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Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization 12:00 pm
Cannabis Webinar Series: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The TEACH Project and CAMH Education are pleased to offer a Special Two-Part Cannabis Webinar Series. The first session will focus on Cannabis Legalization. Presenter: Gavin S. MacKenzie, CAMH Legal Counsel More details to follow on the second session focused on Cannabis Screening and Interventions. This webinar series is hosted by CAMH.
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Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara 8:00 am
Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara. The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic. Come to hear the journeys of local survivors, see a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, hear a presentation on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, and a presentation on financial industry tracking progress from Project PROTECT. Break-out sessions available: For parents-What You Need to Know – Candace Morley, YMCA HBB Youth-Exploring HT through Drama – John Sweeney, Silver Spire Support for Victims: What We Can Do – Danielle Lewis, Victim Services Niagara Hospitality Sector – Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against HT RCMP Labour trafficking case study – Lepa Jankovic Intro to Neurobiology of Trauma – Lori Gill, ATTCH Partial Presenters List: Skylar Burbidge & Leona Skye – Survivors; Barb Gosse – CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking; Niagara Regional Police; Krystal Snider, YWCA Niagara; OPP; Toronto Police Service Register online or by phone (see registration link and phone number above). Advance registration is required for dietary restrictions on lunch and breakout session choice. This forum is hosted by Project PROTECT & Silver Spire United Church.
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Dress Purple Day
Dress Purple Day @ Various
Oct 24 all-day
Held during October, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dress Purple Day is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of the community’s role in keeping children and youth safe. Together with our local school boards and community partners, Family and Children’s Services Niagara will be encouraging everyone to Dress Purple and to post your picture on social media to show your support for the cause. October 24th is Dress Purple Day!
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Dress Purple Day @ Various
Oct 24 all-day

Held during October, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Dress Purple Day is a province-wide initiative to promote awareness of the community’s role in keeping children and youth safe.

Together with our local school boards and community partners, Family and Children’s Services Niagara will be encouraging everyone to Dress Purple and to post your picture on social media to show your support for the cause.

October 24th is Dress Purple Day!

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Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Further event information coming soon!

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Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.

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Human Trafficking Training @ Four Points by Sheraton
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm

Larissa Maxwell, Director of the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Program (British Columbia), is coming to Niagara to share her experiences and extensive knowledge of Human Trafficking.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Overview of trauma sensitive approaches/stories of hope
  • Human trafficking: definitions, terminology, focus on labour & sexual exploitation, spectrums within exploitation, criminal & civil justice, youth recruitment, immigration provisions & foreign nationals, warning signs & indicators
  • Exploitation Dynamics: appeasement versus consent, impact to sense of self & feeling profane, tension of two truths, case studies, exploitation equation, internal/external chaos, when the victim victimizes, caretaking tendencies
  • Best Practices: healing the cycles of shame and the exploitation equation compassionate challenge approach, case management approaches, new science of post traumatic growth & indicators of resiliency, best practices learned nationally

This training is hosted by Bethesda Services.

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