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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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Literacy Support for Young Struggling Readers 7:00 pm
Literacy Support for Young Struggling Readers @ Grimsby Public Library
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm
Learn about early literacy support for children with reading difficulties, as well as key indicators that you can look for that might point to a potential reading disability such as dyslexia. The presentation will conclude with a review of the literacy support programs offered by Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region, and how to support your child’s literacy at home. This event is hosted by the Grimsby Public Library.
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Toastmasters Open House for Niagara-on-the-Lake 6:45 pm
Toastmasters Open House for Niagara-on-the-Lake @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, ERoom W112
Nov 14 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Discover your voice and potential! Toastmasters is a worldwide organization dedicated to the development of your communication and leadership skills. In a flexible, self-managed program, you will learn to communicate and lead with confidence. This open house is hosted by Toastmasters.
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Blockchain Basics for Corporate Applications
Blockchain Basics for Corporate Applications @ Online
Nov 19 all-day
Cybercrime and data thefts are on the rise. Make sure you or your company/IT team has the latest up-to-date training, to detect cyber threats, and eliminate attempts at stealing your client’s data. Just outside of the cybersecurity hub Washington D.C., Stratford University has offered degree programs since 1976. Their highly qualified professors have trained many professionals from high end security firms including the C.I.A. and F.B.I. They have created custom content for these certificates. These training certificates include 30 hours of online, instructor led training over 15 days, with zero company time off required. These certificates are offered by Spark Technical Academy.
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Clear Writing Series for Not-for-Profit Agencies 9:00 am
Clear Writing Series for Not-for-Profit Agencies
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Presenter: Ashley Hoath-Murray, Co-Executive Director, Literacy Link Niagara, Certified Clear Writing Consultant, Learning Networks of Ontario Clear Writing is about getting your message across clearly the first time. In these workshops you will learn general clear writing tips and techniques that will help you communicate your ideas and messages to clients, co-workers and partners. You will also learn specific strategies related to communicating with different groups depending on which workshops you take. In Communicating Clearly with your Colleagues and Team, you will learn how to create documents that are focused on internal staff communications. In Getting your Message to your Client, you will learn how to create materials that focus on external communications to potential and current clients. Workshop 1: Communicating Clearly with your Colleagues and Team November 21, 2018 The focus of this session is to learn the basics of clear writing so you are able to send clear messages to your colleagues. At the end of this session you will: understand the basics of clear writing be able to send clear emails know how to write instructions/directions to staff so that everyone understands what to do know how to provide the right information in documents to reduce questions as well as information overload be able to create clear presentations for training and beyond Workshop 2: Getting your Message to your Client January 25, 2019 The focus of this session is to learn the basics of clear writing so you are able to write clear messages for clients. At...
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15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference
15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
The final Emergent Literacy Conference will be taking place on November 26 and 27th 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake at White Oaks Resort and Spa. The theme of this year’s conference is Examining the Past and Shaping the Future of Early Literacy. This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.
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Indigenous Counseling Services 1:00 pm
Indigenous Counseling Services @ Online
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Indigenous youth experience disproportionately high rates of family violence, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing. The Indigenous Counselor treats mental health and life issues from Indigenous perspectives to relate to the diverse cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students. This webinar will talk about common questions and challenges faced by counselors and other student services professionals in supporting Indigenous students on campus. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Blockchain Basics for Corporate Applications @ Online
Nov 19 all-day

Cybercrime and data thefts are on the rise. Make sure you or your company/IT team has the latest up-to-date training, to detect cyber threats, and eliminate attempts at stealing your client’s data.

Just outside of the cybersecurity hub Washington D.C., Stratford University has offered degree programs since 1976. Their highly qualified professors have trained many professionals from high end security firms including the C.I.A. and F.B.I. They have created custom content for these certificates.

These training certificates include 30 hours of online, instructor led training over 15 days, with zero company time off required.

These certificates are offered by Spark Technical Academy.

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Clear Writing Series for Not-for-Profit Agencies
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Presenter: Ashley Hoath-Murray, Co-Executive Director, Literacy Link Niagara, Certified Clear Writing Consultant, Learning Networks of Ontario

Clear Writing is about getting your message across clearly the first time. In these workshops you will learn general clear writing tips and techniques that will help you communicate your ideas and messages to clients, co-workers and partners.

You will also learn specific strategies related to communicating with different groups depending on which workshops you take. In Communicating Clearly with your Colleagues and Team, you will learn how to create documents that are focused on internal staff communications. In Getting your Message to your Client, you will learn how to create materials that focus on external communications to potential and current clients.

Workshop 1: Communicating Clearly with your Colleagues and Team
November 21, 2018

The focus of this session is to learn the basics of clear writing so you are able to send clear messages to your colleagues. At the end of this session you will:

  • understand the basics of clear writing
  • be able to send clear emails
  • know how to write instructions/directions to staff so that everyone understands what to do
  • know how to provide the right information in documents to reduce questions as well as information overload
  • be able to create clear presentations for training and beyond

Workshop 2: Getting your Message to your Client
January 25, 2019

The focus of this session is to learn the basics of clear writing so you are able to write clear messages for clients. At the end of this session you will:

  • understand the basics of clear writing
  • be able to write clear marketing materials including flyers and brochures
  • know the basics of how to write clear website content to attract new clients
  • know how to provide the right information in documents to reduce questions as well as information overload

This workshop series is hosted by Literacy Link Niagara.

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15th Annual Emergent Literacy Conference @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

The final Emergent Literacy Conference will be taking place on November 26 and 27th 2018 in Niagara-on-the-Lake at White Oaks Resort and Spa.

The theme of this year’s conference is Examining the Past and Shaping the Future of Early Literacy.

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

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Indigenous Counseling Services @ Online
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous youth experience disproportionately high rates of family violence, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing.

The Indigenous Counselor treats mental health and life issues from Indigenous perspectives to relate to the diverse cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students.

This webinar will talk about common questions and challenges faced by counselors and other student services professionals in supporting Indigenous students on campus.

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

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