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Policy Brief Presentation: Ohnia:Kara – An Aspiring Global Geopark 9:00 am
Policy Brief Presentation: Ohnia:Kara – An Aspiring Global Geopark @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ohnia:kara (Mohawk for ‘neck between two bodies of water’) is a local grassroots initiative aimed at bringing the UNESCO Global Geopark brand to Niagara. Our policy brief introduces this relatively new concept to Niagara stakeholders and answers the question: ‘What is a geopark, and how might it enhance an already popular tourism destination?’ The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and open Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. This is an exciting opportunity to highlight the geological uniqueness that is Niagara and we hope discussions from this presentation will help move the initiative forward within the community. Please RSVP to Carol Phillips at This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
State of the City – St. Catharines 4:30 pm
State of the City – St. Catharines @ Club Roma
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 State of the City St. Catharines Annual Address by Mayor Walter Sendzik Supporting Business For 2019 & Beyond 2019 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced Interactive Discussion Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments included. This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
Coldest Night of the Year: YWCA Niagara Region 4:00 pm
Coldest Night of the Year: YWCA Niagara Region @ Grimsby Secondary School
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The 4th annual Coldest Night of the Year West Niagara is being held in support of the YWCA’s West Niagara Affordable Housing program! Get excited for the non-competitive 2km, 5km, or 10km walk that raises awareness about and funds for the fight against poverty and homelessness in our community! And don’t forget, after the walk you can join the YWCA back inside to warm up with some chili and vote for your favourite in our “Chilly” Cook-Off. The goal of YWCA’s West Niagara Affordable Housing program is to provide transitional supportive housing to all of West Niagara, which will lead individuals to self-sufficiency within the time frame of one to three years. Together with community partners, the YWCA Niagara Region provide supportive programming and housing solutions to individuals who are committed to attaining self-sufficiency. Partners include community organizations, individuals, service providers and the faith community as well as residential clients.
Inclusive Entrepreneurship 2:00 pm
Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Online
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In this webinar Nisa Mali, Senior Policy Analyst at the Brookfield Institute will share what leading academics and practitioners are learning about what is needed to increase access to entrepreneurship for all Canadians. These perspectives will be grounded in the real experiences entrepreneurs who will share their journeys and their thoughts on the supports needed for others who wish to follow the same path. This is a must-see webinar for anyone whose work supports entrepreneurship or employment skills training. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Business of Ageing Niagara Network: Protirement, Not Retirement 5:30 pm
Business of Ageing Niagara Network: Protirement, Not Retirement @ Niagara College, Welland Campus - Room AH255
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ellis Katsof, MSW and author of Life 3.0 speaks on “Protirement not Retirement” There are dozens of books telling us how to plan financially for retirement but few people plan properly for their future lives. Ellis interviewed over 100 baby boomers from all walks of life who reached the next capture of their lives and were left wondering “What’s Next?” Come hear insights and ideas to start you on a planned path to creating a fulfilling third chapter of your life. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

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