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MS and Medical Cannabis: A Treatment Approach 2:00 pm
MS and Medical Cannabis: A Treatment Approach @ Online
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Management of MS symptoms can involve a wide array of medications, many of which may come with undesirable side effects. This speaks to the ever growing number of individuals living with MS, who are now turning to cannabis as a treatment plan option. Drawing on their years of experience in patient education, Barb Vermeulen and Johnathan Werynski take you through the basics of medical cannabis, as well as an in depth look at available products, usage, administration methods, and access to safe medication. Emphasis will be made on the use of cannabis treatment specific to the management of MS symptoms. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation 2:00 pm
Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation @ Online
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Personal cultivation as described by the proposed Cannabis Act (2017) will permit adults to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household. This provision is intended to both promote equity by facilitating access to legal cannabis, particularly when retail outlets are difficult to access, and to undercut the black market. However, indoor cultivation and processing of cannabis may also introduce or exacerbate certain environmental health risks in the home. This session will focus on five key environmental health risks anticipated from growing at home: access and accidental poisoning indoor air quality inappropriate use of pesticides electrical and fire hazards radiation hazards After exploring each of the risks, participants will also learn about policy and practice considerations relevant to each risk, interventions that have been implemented in other legalized jurisdictions, and key risk messages concerning each hazard (with a focus on indoor air quality). Improved knowledge about the environmental health risks associated with personal cannabis cultivation will help public health professionals navigate changing guidelines, create consistent messaging approaches across jurisdictions, and facilitate collaboration to create proactive solutions to these emerging environmental health concerns. This webinar is hosted by the British Columbia Lung Association.
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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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Webinar: Cannabis Legalization 12:00 pm
Webinar: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As cannabis becomes legally available for purchase in Ontario, there are many opportunities for discussion around the possible impacts of legalization. This webinar will explore what is currently understood about cannabis use and its impacts on mental health. In this webinar you will learn the following: What is cannabis? Cannabis and Psychosis Cannabis and Brain Development Considerations with Legalization Presenter: April Trewhitt, Registered Psychotherapist, Agency Lead, Addictions, Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto This webinar is hosted by the Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee.
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Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course
Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course @ Online
Oct 15 all-day
Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances. During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief. This workshop series is hosted by the University of Toronto.
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Research and Innovation in Aging Forum: Aging, Technology and Privacy 1:00 pm
Research and Innovation in Aging Forum: Aging, Technology and Privacy @ Online
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Apps in wearable tech such as fitbits and smart watches, and phones, are used to collect small pieces of health data such as pulse, heart rate, and regularity as well as information including what appointments (e. g. with doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists etc) are being made and the health-related products purchased. Like credit data, these detailed health markers could be used in algorithms, grouping users by behavioural and risk assessment parameters. All of this data could then be gathered into a ‘wellness report.’ Like credit reports, the wellness report would be susceptible to errors that could take days or months to correct and may require experts and medical tests to disprove errors. Credit reporting companies are financially supported by banks, businesses and lenders. The wellness report would be a resource that insurers, long term care facilities, health care providers could exploit to gauge the risk associated with the provision of service. This scoping review examines existing knowledge concerning the data currently being collected and explores novel data combinations and the risk to privacy and autonomy that these pose to older adults. Results confirm the privacy challenges of Big Data and suggest remedies that need to be explored before these usages become commonplace. Objectives: Review technology that ‘supports’ healthy aging for people aging in place and in their community Discuss data collected and novel applications of that information Promote the prevention of unintended and intended violations of older adult’s privacy and autonomy This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Studies in...
Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney 6:30 pm
Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to attend this public forum focused on Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney. This forum is presented by: Dion McParland, Family Support Counsellor for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Bryce Murray, Heelis Little Almas & Murray LLP Registration is required by phone (905-687-3914) or by filling out the online registration form. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies 4:00 pm
Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This intensive 3-hour interactive educational session will focus on assessment, practical brief interventions and strategies that can be incorporated into working with patients who use substances. This session can be attended in-person or remotely. Presenter: Megan Hemlow, Project Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Local Health Integration Network. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research 6:30 pm
Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to join a special presentation on Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research. Come and be part of the live audience, as this presentation will be taped for YouTube. Speakers: Dr. William Brown, Professor of Neurology, McMaster University Medical School Gerry Bucsis, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Youth Justice: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Strategies 11:00 am
Youth Justice: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Strategies @ Online
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In the second of his two part Youth Justice Webinar Mini-Series, Nick Brown will inform participants of practical steps that can be taken once youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, are engaged in programming. Nick has been working with multi barrier & high risk youth since 2004. For over 13 years, Nick has become extremely skilled at community outreach, programming and engaging youth with complex needs. His captivating nature & natural ability to draw in others makes him excel time & time again with vulnerable clientele. Youth don’t want to disappoint Nick – they always remember his kind, thoughtful & funny personality. Nick takes on every new challenge & is successful in all attempts. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
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Healthfest 2018 9:00 am
Healthfest 2018
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drop in to browse the room of exhibitors and grab a healthy snack. Bring the kids to enjoy some of the features in store especially for them. There will be guest speakers throughout the day. This event is hosted by Wainfleet BIC Church.
Niagara Health Expo 10:00 am
Niagara Health Expo @ Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come to the Niagara Health Expo to connect with doctors, healthcare practitioners and wellness specialists. Visitors can meet exhibitors, ask questions, view demonstrations, try samples, participate in activities and tests, attend expert speaker sessions, and get free chances to win prizes. A 50/50 draw and a silent auction will be featured to support the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation. The first 100 people to enter the Expo will receive a gift bag filled with items from our event partners. The one day shop for health and wellness will cover an array of services and products, from head to toe. Get tips on prosthetics and orthotics, home health care, personal injury law, hearing aids, breast assessment, mental health, vision, dental, chiropractic, Family Doctors, COPD, fitness training and Pilates, pharmacies, naturopathic medicine, foot care, and much more. This event is hosted by Divine Media.
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Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care: How Discrimination Affects Our Mental Health 11:00 am
Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care: How Discrimination Affects Our Mental Health @ Brock University - South Block 203
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Uppala Chandrasekera, Director of Public Policy, Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Those of us who work in health care often believe that because we are part of a helping profession, we are immune to discrimination. Yet discrimination persists – it impacts service users, service providers, organizations and the entire health care system. This lecture will explore the causes and impacts of discrimination on mental health and identify opportunities and resources for addressing discrimination at an individual, organizational and systems level. This event is free and open to the Brock Community. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. The Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Lecture Series: Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care is named in memory of a first-year Medical Sciences student who died in the service of another in 2017. Yosif had dreams of becoming a doctor and hoped to one day make a difference in the world. This event is hosted by Brock University.
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Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences 1:00 pm
Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community. In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Youth & Vaping Information Session 6:00 pm
Youth & Vaping Information Session @ MacBain Community Centre - Multipurpose Room D
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Vaping among youth is an emerging issue in Niagara. Parents, teens and those who work with youth are invited to learn more about: The risks and harms of vaping among teens The latest products on the market The laws and perspective from a Tobacco Control Officer Practical tools and resources for parents Light refreshments will be provided. Register online or by email. This information session is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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Durable by Design: Physical Literacy and Older Adults 9:00 am
Durable by Design: Physical Literacy and Older Adults @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Community Education Room
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
For the first time, there are more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. Because Canadians are living longer, and our quality of life depends on staying physically active, developing and maintaining physical literacy can be the key to resilience – reducing the effects of falls, injuries, and illness. This half day workshop will introduce participants to a new training program designed to integrate physical literacy development into activity for older adults. The activities presented can be easily implemented by a recreation leader or health care worker. Workshop participants will be introduced to the concepts of physical literacy and encouraged to try activities that create durability. If you are a recreation leader, health care worker, exercise specialist or volunteer who care about the importance of quality programming for older adults please register for one of the free workshops offered below at Niagara Region Community Education Room, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold. Friday, October 26, 2018: 9:00 – 1:00 Friday, November 09, 2018 12:30 – 4:30 Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00 – 1:00 Monday, November 26, 2018 12:30 – 4:30 These workshops are hosted by Sport For Life Canada.
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Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? 12:00 pm
Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar. The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels. Presenters include: Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Participants will learn about: Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts How these changes impact participants local community/context The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff. This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Oct
15
Mon
Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course @ Online
Oct 15 all-day

Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances.

During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief.

This workshop series is hosted by the University of Toronto.

Oct
16
Tue
Research and Innovation in Aging Forum: Aging, Technology and Privacy @ Online
Oct 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Apps in wearable tech such as fitbits and smart watches, and phones, are used to collect small pieces of health data such as pulse, heart rate, and regularity as well as information including what appointments (e. g. with doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapists etc) are being made and the health-related products purchased.

Like credit data, these detailed health markers could be used in algorithms, grouping users by behavioural and risk assessment parameters. All of this data could then be gathered into a ‘wellness report.’

Like credit reports, the wellness report would be susceptible to errors that could take days or months to correct and may require experts and medical tests to disprove errors. Credit reporting companies are financially supported by banks, businesses and lenders.

The wellness report would be a resource that insurers, long term care facilities, health care providers could exploit to gauge the risk associated with the provision of service.

This scoping review examines existing knowledge concerning the data currently being collected and explores novel data combinations and the risk to privacy and autonomy that these pose to older adults. Results confirm the privacy challenges of Big Data and suggest remedies that need to be explored before these usages become commonplace.

Objectives:

  • Review technology that ‘supports’ healthy aging for people aging in place and in their community
  • Discuss data collected and novel applications of that information
  • Promote the prevention of unintended and intended violations of older adult’s privacy and autonomy

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health.

Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to attend this public forum focused on Financial Concerns and Role of the Power of Attorney.

This forum is presented by:

  • Dion McParland, Family Support Counsellor for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
  • Bryce Murray, Heelis Little Almas & Murray LLP

Registration is required by phone (905-687-3914) or by filling out the online registration form.

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

Oct
17
Wed
Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This intensive 3-hour interactive educational session will focus on assessment, practical brief interventions and strategies that can be incorporated into working with patients who use substances.

This session can be attended in-person or remotely.

Presenter: Megan Hemlow, Project Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Local Health Integration Network.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to join a special presentation on Dementia: Community Resources, Caregiving and Research.

Come and be part of the live audience, as this presentation will be taped for YouTube.

Speakers:

  • Dr. William Brown, Professor of Neurology, McMaster University Medical School
  • Gerry Bucsis, Family Support Counsellor, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

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

Oct
18
Thu
Youth Justice: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Strategies @ Online
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the second of his two part Youth Justice Webinar Mini-Series, Nick Brown will inform participants of practical steps that can be taken once youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, are engaged in programming.

Nick has been working with multi barrier & high risk youth since 2004. For over 13 years, Nick has become extremely skilled at community outreach, programming and engaging youth with complex needs. His captivating nature & natural ability to draw in others makes him excel time & time again with vulnerable clientele. Youth don’t want to disappoint Nick – they always remember his kind, thoughtful & funny personality. Nick takes on every new challenge & is successful in all attempts.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

Oct
20
Sat
Healthfest 2018
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drop in to browse the room of exhibitors and grab a healthy snack. Bring the kids to enjoy some of the features in store especially for them.

There will be guest speakers throughout the day.

This event is hosted by Wainfleet BIC Church.

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