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Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:30 pm
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Bridges Community Health Centre
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm
All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914. In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund @ Online
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund: increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives To embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming. Through the support of projects that deliver high-quality programs and policies, the OSRCF provides Ontarians with more opportunities to become physically active, including groups who experience barriers to participating and those who are traditionally less active. The program supports projects of one or two years in length, at both the Local/Regional and Provincial levels. This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.
Screening: Much Too Young 6:30 pm
Screening: Much Too Young @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region presents a free screening of “Much Too Young”. What does it mean to be a young adult faced with caring for an ailing parent? Much Too Young is a powerful and unflinching documentary about four families struggling to cope with an unexpected role reversal – and the complications that come with caring for a parent with early onset Alzheimer’s at a shockingly young age. This screening is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging 9:00 am
High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging @ Kiwanis Aquatic Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The City of St. Catharines is proud to host one of the very first “High Five – Principles of Healthy Aging” training course in Ontario! Parks and Recreation Ontario’s High Five program has been running the Principles of Healthy Childhood Development for over 15 years. They have now finally launched an older adult equivalent. The course is still in the final stages of development however there will be approx. 20+ pilot courses which will be hosted throughout the province in the next 90 days to test the curriculum. The courses are being offered at no charge ($95.00+ value) however participants will become legitimately certified. This course is ideal for all recreation practitioners including staff, volunteers, instructors and program conveners who currently work with older adults. Space is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis. Dress casual/sporty and bring your own lunch, snacks, and refillable water bottle. To register, contact Lori Mambella at at lmambella@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5601 ext. 1923. This session is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.
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Walk for Alzheimer’s 9:30 am
Walk for Alzheimer’s @ Brock University - Ian Beddis Gym
Jan 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Registration is now open for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region’s 14th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s. All monies raised remain in the Niagara Region to support local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Post-Stroke Depression 12:00 pm
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD). PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:00 pm
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm
All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914. In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Public Forum: What is Dementia? 1:30 pm
Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm
All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914. In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day
Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca. Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline. Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know! Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV...
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Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice 12:00 pm
Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice @ Online
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance. Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services. In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 3 facilities currently providing services and another 6 awaiting approval or final inspection. The objectives of this webinar are: Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad. Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and the community. Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided. Presenters: Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) – University of British Columbia Tim Gauthier – Insite Vancouver This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
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Student Drug Use in Ontario: Results of the 2017 OSDUHS Survey 10:30 am
Student Drug Use in Ontario: Results of the 2017 OSDUHS Survey @ Online
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Youth substance use and addiction is a priority within Ontario. The webinar will focus on the substance use findings from the 2017 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS). Although rates of substance use have declined among youth, key issues such as alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use continue to be a concern. Many sectors, including health, justice, and education, have a role to play in addressing these issues. The findings of the OSDUHS can help educators, public health professionals, policy-makers, and other youth-serving professionals understand drug use trends as a way to inform related activities and services. This webinar will: Introduce the 2017 OSDUHS drug use results; Discuss key trends of drug use among Ontario students; Hear from panel OSDUHS researchers and from a CAMH clinical expert This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students 1:00 pm
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students @ Online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Promoting mental health encourages the development of resilience. The reverse is also true: promoting resilience leads to better mental health. As resilience involves being able to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and then move forward – students who are resilient can effectively cope with, or adapt to, stress and challenging life situations. Strengths-based resilience is designed to help students develop resilience, to equip them with knowledge, and then to use their strengths in difficult times. Presenters: Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, and an associate faculty in the graduate psychological clinical science program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough and CICMH.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
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Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, Rotary Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm

All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia.

Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
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Public Forum: What is Dementia? @ Welland Public Library, Seaway Mall Branch, Program Room
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm

All public forums are free to attend and suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia.

Registration is required. To register, call 905-687-3914.

In the event of inclement weather, please call the office for information about rescheduling.

This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Jan
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Sun
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day

Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.

Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know!

Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV screen ad).

Young adults (18-29) enter the contest directly online: https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/index.php

This contest is hosted by Leave the Pack Behind.

Jan
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Supervised Injection Services: Evidence and Practice @ Online
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Harm reduction aims to reduce the negative health, social, and economic consequences associated with substance use without necessarily leading to cessation of a substance.

Supervised injection services (SIS) are health-care facilities that provide sterile equipment and a safe space for people to inject pre-obtained drugs under the supervision of nurses or other trained staff. SISs also provide access to nurses and other vital health and social services.

In Canada, there are 30 applications either approved or pending approval, and within Ontario there are 3 facilities currently providing services and another 6 awaiting approval or final inspection.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Highlight the results of a systematic review of supervised injection services in Canada and abroad.
  • Understand the outcomes that supervised injection services have at the level of the individual and the community.
  • Illustrate the day to day operation of a supervised injection services to understand how health and social services are provided.

Presenters:

  • Mary Clare Kennedy, MA, PhD (cand) – University of British Columbia
  • Tim Gauthier – Insite Vancouver

This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Jan
31
Wed
Student Drug Use in Ontario: Results of the 2017 OSDUHS Survey @ Online
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Youth substance use and addiction is a priority within Ontario. The webinar will focus on the substance use findings from the 2017 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS).

Although rates of substance use have declined among youth, key issues such as alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use continue to be a concern. Many sectors, including health, justice, and education, have a role to play in addressing these issues.

The findings of the OSDUHS can help educators, public health professionals, policy-makers, and other youth-serving professionals understand drug use trends as a way to inform related activities and services.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce the 2017 OSDUHS drug use results;
  • Discuss key trends of drug use among Ontario students;
  • Hear from panel OSDUHS researchers and from a CAMH clinical expert

This webinar is hosted by the CAMH Provincial System Support Program.

Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students @ Online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Promoting mental health encourages the development of resilience. The reverse is also true: promoting resilience leads to better mental health. As resilience involves being able to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and then move forward – students who are resilient can effectively cope with, or adapt to, stress and challenging life situations.

Strengths-based resilience is designed to help students develop resilience, to equip them with knowledge, and then to use their strengths in difficult times.

Presenters:
Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, and an associate faculty in the graduate psychological clinical science program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough and CICMH.

Feb
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Wed
The Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging – An Innovative Approach for Mental Health Promotion @ Online
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join this webinar to learn more about the Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging which is one of the first educational initiatives of its kind in the world.

The Fountain of Health (FoH) translates current science of healthy aging, wellbeing and resilience, and offers practical tools to improve health outcomes over the lifespan – for use by the public and by clinicians. Presenters will be discussing the importance of raising awareness about the science of healthy aging, and practical steps to promote health over the life span.

Who should attend: Seniors, researchers, policy makers, community workers and practitioners, health care professionals and caregivers with an interest in seniors mental health promotion and learning more about the Fountain of Health Initiative.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • be knowledgeable about the Fountain of Health (FoH) Initiative for Optimal Aging, a national initiative to promote seniors’ mental health, wellness, and health behaviour change across the lifespan;
  • appreciate the current science of healthy aging translated in the FoH to the public and healthcare providers, to shift negative age stereotypes and the “pathological aging” paradigm;
  • be familiar with the range of Fountain of Health tools available for use by the public, patients and clinicians in your practice.

This webinar is hosted by CHNET-Works! and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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