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Helping People With Their Legal Problems: A Workshop for Front-line and Community Workers 1:30 pm
Helping People With Their Legal Problems: A Workshop for Front-line and Community Workers @ Grimsby Public Library
Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Your clients trust you to help them with problems. But how can you help when they face a legal issue? This free 3-hour workshop will: help you decide if there is a legal aspect to your client’s problem direct you to accurate and reliable sources of legal information explain the difference between legal information and legal advice help you make good referrals when your clients need legal advice The workshop is designed for a wide variety of community workers, including: social workers and counsellors employment, settlement, and housing workers healthcare professionals library staff NOTE: Please bring a charged laptop or tablet to the workshop. This workshop is hosted by Community Legal Education Ontario.
Niagara Connects: Call for Applications for Board Members 5:00 pm
Niagara Connects: Call for Applications for Board Members @ Online
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm
Niagara Research and Planning Council (operating as Niagara Connects) is seeking new Board Members. Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Mission: “Generating knowledge that drives community action”. Guiding Principles: Community strengths, research, and evidence are linked in order to plan for a stronger Niagara Different interests are engaged to work together mobilizing for change; and Research and activities are guided by communities. Strategic Focus Areas: Build community capacity to use Niagara-focused evidence (data, information, knowledge) to inform planning and decision-making Facilitate coordinated community action to create the conditions for a more vibrant Niagara Strengthen Niagara Connects as a value-add and sustainable enterprise in the Niagara-wide community Role of Board Members Applicants should be prepared to: Actively engage in supporting Niagara Connects’ mission and mandate within the community of Niagara Have some flexibility to attend Board and committee meetings during business hours Attend regularly-scheduled meetings of the Board (3rd Tuesday of every second month from 4 to 6 pm), with one meeting during the summer months Prepare appropriately for well-informed discussion at regular Board meetings•Work diligently to complete Board-related activities and projects Participate on subcommittees of the Board as appropriate Click here for more information Interested applicants may submit their application documents electronically, no later than: 5:00 pm, November 15, 2019.
Innovative Ways to Create Affordable Housing 1:00 pm
Innovative Ways to Create Affordable Housing @ Online
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
During this webinar, you will learn what Housing First practitioners can do to create affordable housing. Presenters will discuss: how to adopt a collective approach through an example of Toronto providers who have been working together; recognizing the current limitations of the private rental market for Housing First programs, how to build dedicated rental stock by working better with your city, and with other resources and levels of government; how current Housing First programs are working to create more affordable housing, including examples from Ottawa’s scattered-site housing condo program and SHIP’s Hansen Development project. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend, and to learn and share their experiences in working with Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenters: Daphna Nussbaum, Solutions Manager, Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness Brian Davis, Executive Director, Houselink Community Homes Cory O’Handley, Director of Projects and Housing Development, Services and Housing In the Province (SHIP) Lisa Medd, Housing Department Program Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa Moderators and OHFRN-CoI Co-Leads: Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
YWCA Niagara Region’s Annual General Meeting 5:30 pm
YWCA Niagara Region’s Annual General Meeting @ St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the YWCA Niagara Region for an evening of gratitude and celebration at their Annual General Meeting. This event is free. Please RSVP to Carli Hoffmann by Friday, November 22nd at This event is hosted by the YWCA Niagara Region.
Better Cities Film Festival 2:00 pm
Better Cities Film Festival @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The best one-day short film festival on placemaking is coming to St. Catharines! The Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best shorts from international filmmakers on the theme of improving the places we live. This afternoon session offers a customized selection of films on the topics of housing, mobility, urban design and placemaking to consider the question “How will we build a better St. Catharines?” This free screening is sponsored by Better Neighbourhoods Inc., St. Catharines.

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