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The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement 10:00 am
The Upstream Project: The Canadian Pilot to Prevent Youth Homelessness and Improve School Engagement @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join a webinar on the Upstream Project, a Canadian adaptation of a successful Australian initiative that works to prevent youth homelessness and improve school engagement. In conjunction with the release of a project evaluation report, this webinar will bring together key stakeholders from the project to discuss their experiences, insights, and lessons learned. Presenters: Elisa Traficante – Director of Community Initiatives, Raising the Roof Mike Lethby – Executive Director, The RAFT Yvonne Kelly – Community Resource Facilitator, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) Ann Harrison – Student Achievement Leader Instruction and Learning, District School Board of Niagara This webinar is hosted by the Upstream Project.
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The Human Rights Approach to Housing 1:00 pm
The Human Rights Approach to Housing @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018). The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach. This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing. You will learn about: A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy; How Housing First fits with the approach; and, How to get the rights-based approach into legislation. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenters: Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre 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; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
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Quest CHC Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm
Quest CHC Annual General Meeting @ Market Square
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Quest Community Health Centre invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting. Panel Discussion: Home to Couch, Couch to Street. Fast Tracking Innovative Solutions to Homelessness. Building Community = “Building” a Solution Moderator: Ruth Unrau Panelists: Lori Beech, Executive Director, Bethlehem Housing & Support Services Drew Toth, Founder, Toth Group Nancy Garner, Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Homes, Good Shephard Centres Hamilton Representatives of the private and not-for-profit sectors in Niagara and Hamilton, each panelist has played a significant role in generating creative, ambitious and successful solutions to homelessness. Meet Quest Community Health Centre’s Board and staff, and hear about Quest from a client’s perspective. 5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel Discussion 7:00pm – 7:20pm: Reflections 2017-2018: Quest Client, Board Chair, Executive Director 7:30pm – 7:30pm: Break 7:00pm – 8:00pm: AGM, Business Meeting 55% of Quest clients are homeless or at risk. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19th by phone or email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
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Rural and Remote Youth Homelessness in Canada: Towards A Unified Approach 1:00 pm
Rural and Remote Youth Homelessness in Canada: Towards A Unified Approach @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Like adult homelessness, youth homelessness is still viewed as a largely urban issue resulting in few or ineffective rural resources to address the issue. Innovation and creativity are priorities for all communities but it is particularly important in rural and remote communities. Highlighting those solutions, so that we can increase capacity to support the unique issues faced by rural youth and their families in employment, health, mental health, housing and education, is a priority. With these emerging solutions in collaboration and practice in Canada, sharing them more broadly can help with our continued growth and alignment. Join A Way Home Canada as we feature colleagues from the Alberta Rural Development Network, Newfoundland’s Choices for Youth and Lanark County Cornerstone Landing as we work towards a unified approach to rural and remote youth homelessness in Canada. Presenters: Josh Smee – Provincial Expansion Coordinator, Choices for Youth, St John NFLD Terri-Lee Kelford – Chair, Cornerstone Landing, Lanark County ON Jonn Kmech Program Manager, Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), Alberta Rural Development Network, Edmonton AB Mary-Jane McKitterick – Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada This webinar is hosted by A Way Home Canada.
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Sep
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Quest CHC Annual General Meeting @ Market Square
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Quest Community Health Centre invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting.

Panel Discussion: Home to Couch, Couch to Street. Fast Tracking Innovative Solutions to Homelessness. Building Community = “Building” a Solution

Moderator: Ruth Unrau

Panelists:

  • Lori Beech, Executive Director, Bethlehem Housing & Support Services
  • Drew Toth, Founder, Toth Group
  • Nancy Garner, Chief Operating Officer, Non-Profit Homes, Good Shephard Centres Hamilton

Representatives of the private and not-for-profit sectors in Niagara and Hamilton, each panelist has played a significant role in generating creative, ambitious and successful solutions to homelessness.

Meet Quest Community Health Centre’s Board and staff, and hear about Quest from a client’s perspective.

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Reception
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Panel Discussion
7:00pm – 7:20pm: Reflections 2017-2018: Quest Client, Board Chair, Executive Director
7:30pm – 7:30pm: Break
7:00pm – 8:00pm: AGM, Business Meeting

55% of Quest clients are homeless or at risk.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 19th by phone or email (see contact information above).

This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.

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Rural and Remote Youth Homelessness in Canada: Towards A Unified Approach @ Online
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Like adult homelessness, youth homelessness is still viewed as a largely urban issue resulting in few or ineffective rural resources to address the issue. Innovation and creativity are priorities for all communities but it is particularly important in rural and remote communities.

Highlighting those solutions, so that we can increase capacity to support the unique issues faced by rural youth and their families in employment, health, mental health, housing and education, is a priority. With these emerging solutions in collaboration and practice in Canada, sharing them more broadly can help with our continued growth and alignment.

Join A Way Home Canada as we feature colleagues from the Alberta Rural Development Network, Newfoundland’s Choices for Youth and Lanark County Cornerstone Landing as we work towards a unified approach to rural and remote youth homelessness in Canada.

Presenters:

  • Josh Smee – Provincial Expansion Coordinator, Choices for Youth, St John NFLD
  • Terri-Lee Kelford – Chair, Cornerstone Landing, Lanark County ON
  • Jonn Kmech Program Manager, Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS), Alberta Rural Development Network, Edmonton AB
  • Mary-Jane McKitterick – Community Planning Manager, A Way Home Canada

This webinar is hosted by A Way Home Canada.

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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.

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

Further event information coming soon!

Nov
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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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