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Seniors’ Health Fair 1:00 pm
Seniors’ Health Fair @ Niagara College - Foyer of Applied Health Building
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You are invited to join the South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre at their Wellness Fair, featuring exhibits promoting seniors’ health. Features: Seniors’ Fitness Testing Introduction to Nordic Pole Walking Information on Home Safety, Nutrition, Managing Hearing Loss, Support Services, and Community Resources This event is hosted by the South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre.
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You Have Data, Now What? 1:30 pm
You Have Data, Now What? @ Online
Apr 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Collecting information is only as good as the decisions that the data helps you make. Join PACE Green Belt Coach Dan Draper as he shares his insights on how to capture and make sense of all your data. Dan has an extensive background in education and health care. Dan has lead long term care homes and has lead a variety of improvement projects. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
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Community Consultation: A Public Health Approach to Cannabis 9:30 am
Community Consultation: A Public Health Approach to Cannabis @ Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Canadian Public Health Association, with support from Niagara Connects, will be conducting a community consultation in the Niagara region and is looking for input from health and social service providers who are curious about how to respond to cannabis use in their communities. NOTE: Space is limited; registration will be capped at 30 people. The community consultation aims to: Explore and enhance knowledge related to cannabis use and co-use with other substances, including available resources, programs, services and capacity building opportunities. Identify the capacity gaps of service providers as they relate to using data to inform service delivery, harm reduction strategies for cannabis use and organizational and community capacity building strategies. What will your participation involve? As part of the consultation, you will be asked to participate in thoughtful discussions in English with about 20-25 other people. Please note this is a full day consultation. During the consultation, you will have time to reflect on cannabis, harm reduction, health promotion, monitoring and surveillance and capacity building in your community. Information gathered will be anonymized and not attributable to individuals. A summary of findings will be provided to the participants. Light breakfast, coffee, and lunch are included in this free event! Free parking is available in front of the building. Click here to view the VRIC Campus map. Please note that there are limited spaces available, and therefore best if agencies could limit the number (1) of representatives that they send to the consultation. Both managers and front line staff...
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Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing
Application Deadline: Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Apr 16 all-day
We know that the Ontario youth sector is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, providing them with the skills and resources they need to make positive contributions to their communities. We also understand that youth programs sometimes struggle to understand how to measure these processes and outcomes and articulate the impact of their programs to their stakeholders – including parents, funders, and youth themselves. In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact. This online course is hosted by YouthREX.
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The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health 11:00 am
The Power of Nature and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The second webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health. More details to follow. Michael Cheng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and a psychiatrist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he helps families cope with modern society by helping them (re)attach to people, experiences and activities that give purpose, belonging, meaning and hope. He is the co-founder of eMentalHealth.ca, which provides information to families and professionals about mental health and resources. As a parent, he knows first hand the challenge of maintaining genuine, human connection in an increasingly virtual world. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator 6:30 pm
Concussions: What Are They and What Should I Be Doing? – Presented by Dr. Charles Tator @ Brock University - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Concussions – What are they and what should I be doing? – presented by Dr. Charles Tator, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni Who: Anyone interested in concussions – Parents, sport organizations, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public Parking: Free parking is provided for attendees in D-Lot This is event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required as space is limited. Have you or a family member ever experienced a concussion? Has your organization been working towards a concussion policy? Are you a coach or educator who is concerned about concussions? Dr. Charles Tator, Neurosurgeon, along with a panel of Brock University faculty, students and alumni, will provide an overview of the current state of concussions from a broad perspective. Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues for parents, organizations, policy makers, educators, practitioners, coaches, and the general public. For more information, please contact Jayne Morrish, Knowledge Mobilization Officer (contact information above). This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
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Community Overdose Response Planning 1:00 pm
Community Overdose Response Planning @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A public health approach to community overdose response planning works to prevent overdose deaths, promote access to substance use services, and strengthen system responses to promote health equity. This webinar will: Describe the key elements of a community overdose response plan. Introduce tools to assess a community’s current state and overdose response needs. Describe how to develop and implement a community overdose response plan. This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.
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Health Privacy Issues on Campus 12:00 pm
Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion. This webinar will provide them with information on: How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses. How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation. Presenters: Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington) Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association) This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders 12:00 pm
Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle. Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including: key benefits; success factors and challenges; and tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model. Guest Speaker: John Anderson, ACP Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services This webinar is hosted by York Region Paramedic Services.
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People 12:00 pm
Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon. This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations. In this webinar you will explore: Health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations Approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities How to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care To register to attend, please request a registration form by email. This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
The Future of Digital Health for Health Care Consumers 7:00 pm
The Future of Digital Health for Health Care Consumers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This engaging webinar will focus on: Enhanced understanding of telemedicine and its role in health care Understanding of what’s available in telemedicine in Ontario Telemedicine and mental health: psychiatric appointments, healthcare team meetings, Big White Wall How telemedicine helps family caregivers Presenter: Dr. Rob Williams -Chief Medical Officer for the Ontario Telemedicine Network and co-founder of NORTH Network. A family physician, Dr. Williams began his practice in Timmins in 1976, where he served as Chief of Staff for 15 years. This webinar is hosted by VHA Home HealthCare.
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Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 10:00 am
Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 @ Brock University
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This conference is for students with an interest in quality improvement. Whether they are already engaged in an improvement project or interested in becoming involved, SEQI will offer students opportunities to network with other Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Chapters, quality improvement specialists, healthcare professionals, students, and more! Topics will include transdisciplinary quality improvement innovations, leadership in change, and quality improvement across healthcare sectors, in an interactive fashion. Student storyboard presentations will also be highlighted, allowing students to promote their work and engage with other change agents. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. This conference is hosted by the Institute for Health Improvement.
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YMCA Healthy Kids Day 1:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community. Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family. Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day. This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Health Privacy Issues on Campus @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinical and non-clinical staff on campuses across Ontario support students while navigating and respecting their privacy on a daily basis. At times this can lead to questions and confusion.

This webinar will provide them with information on:

  • How The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) and The Health Care Consent Act, 1996 (HCCA) apply to campuses.
  • How common campus scenarios play out play out under Ontario’s privacy and consent legislation.

Presenters:

  • Anna Tersigni Phelan (Chief Privacy, Risk, and Health Information Officer, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington)
  • Meredith Gardiner (Director of Services, Regional, Canadian Mental Health Association)

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and Promoting the Wellbeing of First Responders @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle.

Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including:

  • key benefits;
  • success factors and challenges; and
  • tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model.

Guest Speaker:
John Anderson, ACP
Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services

This webinar is hosted by York Region Paramedic Services.

Using HEIA to Advance Health Equity Among LGBTQ People @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

This webinar will describe the new LGBTQ supplement of Ontario’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA), which will be launched soon.

This companion to the HEIA tool, developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO), addresses the unique needs and concerns of LGBTQ populations.

In this webinar you will explore:

  • Health disparities and specific health needs among LGBTQ populations
  • Approaches to policy and program design that take into account the needs of these communities
  • How to use HEIA to identify and prevent unintended health equity impacts on LGBTQ populations.

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

SafeTALK Training
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn:

  • To be a suicide alert helper
  • To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided
  • To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert
  • How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care

To register to attend, please request a registration form by email.

This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

The Future of Digital Health for Health Care Consumers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This engaging webinar will focus on:

  • Enhanced understanding of telemedicine and its role in health care
  • Understanding of what’s available in telemedicine in Ontario
  • Telemedicine and mental health: psychiatric appointments, healthcare team meetings, Big White Wall
  • How telemedicine helps family caregivers

Presenter: Dr. Rob Williams -Chief Medical Officer for the Ontario Telemedicine Network and co-founder of NORTH Network. A family physician, Dr. Williams began his practice in Timmins in 1976, where he served as Chief of Staff for 15 years.

This webinar is hosted by VHA Home HealthCare.

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Student Engagement in Quality Improvement Conference 2018 @ Brock University
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This conference is for students with an interest in quality improvement. Whether they are already engaged in an improvement project or interested in becoming involved, SEQI will offer students opportunities to network with other Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Chapters, quality improvement specialists, healthcare professionals, students, and more!

Topics will include transdisciplinary quality improvement innovations, leadership in change, and quality improvement across healthcare sectors, in an interactive fashion. Student storyboard presentations will also be highlighted, allowing students to promote their work and engage with other change agents.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This conference is hosted by the Institute for Health Improvement.

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YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community.

Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family.

Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day.

This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.

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