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Canadian Open Data Summit 2018
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 Visit the Canadian Open Data Summit website to view the full program.
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Datathon 2018
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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Preventing Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road Forward 12:00 pm
Preventing Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road Forward @ Online
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
In Canada, our approach to youth homelessness has primarily focused on emergency responses, meaning that we largely respond only after a young person is on the streets. As a consequence, young people experience profound avoidable suffering that shapes the rest of their lives. It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, not reactive. In this webinar, presenters discuss a new COH and AWHC resource – The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness. Authors Stephen Gaetz, Kaitlin Schwan, Melanie Redman, and David French discuss what youth homelessness prevention is, what it isn’t, why prevention matters, and what it would take to adopt and implement a preventative approach to youth homelessness in Canada. This webinar is hosted by Canadian Observatory on Homelessness & A Way Home Canada.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Preventing Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road Forward @ Online
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

In Canada, our approach to youth homelessness has primarily focused on emergency responses, meaning that we largely respond only after a young person is on the streets. As a consequence, young people experience profound avoidable suffering that shapes the rest of their lives. It is time for a new approach to youth homelessness – one that is proactive, not reactive.

In this webinar, presenters discuss a new COH and AWHC resource – The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness. Authors Stephen Gaetz, Kaitlin Schwan, Melanie Redman, and David French discuss what youth homelessness prevention is, what it isn’t, why prevention matters, and what it would take to adopt and implement a preventative approach to youth homelessness in Canada.

This webinar is hosted by Canadian Observatory on Homelessness & A Way Home Canada.

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The Involvement of Persons with Lived Experience in Paid Staff Roles @ Online
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI)’s webinar which will explore how to involve PWLE in paid staff roles when implementing Housing First.

You will learn about:

  • Getting an organization ready to involve PWLE in paid roles;
  • Hiring, training and supporting staff with lived experience;
  • The perspectives from staff with lived experience;
  • Issues to anticipate with staff with lived experience; and
  • Promoting an inclusive environment for staff with lived experience.

Presenters:

  • Catharine Vandelinde, Executive Director, Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing
  • Claude Lurette, Housing Support Worker Peer Specialist, Options Bytown Non-Profit Housing
  • Jeremiah Bach, Peer Support Worker, CAMH
  • Lisa Medd, Housing Program Manager, CMHA Ottawa
  • Michelle Bilek, Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Program, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

Moderators:

  • Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead
  • Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead

Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.

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