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Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather Presenter: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada Why are Canadians so obsessed with the weather? David will share with you his experiences – both good and bad – about our love/hate relationship with the weather. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Youth Summit: Changing Mindset in a Changing World 10:00 am
Youth Summit: Changing Mindset in a Changing World @ Brock University
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bringing together educators, student youth, administrators, parents, and community services/organizations through workshops and keynote addresses, the Youth Summit will explore research findings, youth voice, educator impact, and parent and community engagement in Ontario schools surrounding systematic barriers in secondary education. Examining socio-economic issues and its effects on academic achievement and wellness, the Youth Summit will engage curriculum-making focused on a human rights framework. Featured Keynote Speaker: Britta B., spoken word artist, arts educator Britta B. is the featured keynote speaker for the Youth Summit and Spoken Word Showcase. Her keynote will motivate new knowledge for all participants of the summit. In addition, Britta will facilitate two creative writing and self-expression workshops for youth.
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Fall Lecture Series: Queen Victoria and Canada 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: Queen Victoria and Canada @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Queen Victoria and Canada Presenter: Dr. Carolyn Harris, Historian, Author and Royal Commentator; Teacher, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies Learn about Queen Victoria’s profound impact on Canadian history, politics and culture, plus her role as Mother of Confederation in uniting Canada in 1867. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Lifespan Centre’s Senior Advisory Council: Application Deadline
Lifespan Centre’s Senior Advisory Council: Application Deadline @ Online
Oct 16 all-day
The Lifespan Centre at Brock University would like to invite local community members who are 60 years of age or over to apply to join a Seniors Advisory Council. The Seniors Advisory Council will help to provide community insight to the researchers and staff at Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research. Joining this council can provide a unique way to learn more about the research and knowledge mobilization happening at the Lifespan Centre, give you the opportunity to have your voice heard, and impact research happening in the Niagara region. Who can join? Niagara community members who are 60 years of age or older and interested in lifespan research. How to join? Please click here and fill out the application form by October 16th, 2017. Have questions? Please contact Jayne Morrish (see contact information above).
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Fall Lecture Series: The Northwest Passage – Tracing One Warm Line 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: The Northwest Passage – Tracing One Warm Line @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. The Northwest Passage: Tracing One Warm Line Presenter: David Newland, Writer, Musician and Speaker; Zodiac Driver and Expedition Host, Adventure Canada Enjoy enhanced images, video, and original songs as David describes the history of Arctic exploration; Inuit ideas of territory, community, and creative culture; and Arctic wildlife and ecology. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage 10:00 am
Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. The Future of Food and Beverage Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry. This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health: CICMH 2017 Conference
Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health: CICMH 2017 Conference @ Courtyard Marriott
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference is the meeting place for stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada. This annual event attracts over 200 participants, 20 exhibitors, and leaders in mental health from across the country. It offers over a dozen workshops featuring the best, promising and emerging practices in the sector. This year’s theme, Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health, will focus on how post-secondary institutions can assess the need for, design, implement and evaluate campus-wide mental health strategies. Conference streams will be structured around the key components for campus mental health strategy development: Institutional Structure: Organization, Planning and Policy Supportive, Inclusive Campus Climate and Environment Mental Health Awareness Community Capacity to Respond to Early Indications of Student Concern Self-Management Competencies and Coping Skills Accessible Mental Health Services Crisis Management This conference is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Literacy Support for Struggling Readers 6:30 pm
Literacy Support for Struggling Readers @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), will discuss the importance of early literacy support for children with diagnosed or suspected reading disabilities (dyslexia), as well as key indicators that parents and teachers can look for that might point to a potential learning disability. Samantha will also review the literacy support programs offered in Niagara by LDANR, and how families can support their child’s literacy at home. This program is designed for families with child(ren) between kindergarten and grade 10 who are performing below grade level in literacy/reading. Program offered in partnership with the John Howard Society. This event is hosted by Pelham Public Library.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

The Future of Food and Beverage

Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College

Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health: CICMH 2017 Conference @ Courtyard Marriott
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference is the meeting place for stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada. This annual event attracts over 200 participants, 20 exhibitors, and leaders in mental health from across the country. It offers over a dozen workshops featuring the best, promising and emerging practices in the sector.

This year’s theme, Innovation & Opportunities in Campus Mental Health, will focus on how post-secondary institutions can assess the need for, design, implement and evaluate campus-wide mental health strategies.

Conference streams will be structured around the key components for campus mental health strategy development:

  • Institutional Structure: Organization, Planning and Policy
  • Supportive, Inclusive Campus Climate and Environment
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Community Capacity to Respond to Early Indications of Student Concern
  • Self-Management Competencies and Coping Skills
  • Accessible Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Management

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

Literacy Support for Struggling Readers @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), will discuss the importance of early literacy support for children with diagnosed or suspected reading disabilities (dyslexia), as well as key indicators that parents and teachers can look for that might point to a potential learning disability.

Samantha will also review the literacy support programs offered in Niagara by LDANR, and how families can support their child’s literacy at home. This program is designed for families with child(ren) between kindergarten and grade 10 who are performing below grade level in literacy/reading.

Program offered in partnership with the John Howard Society.

This event is hosted by Pelham Public Library.

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Fall Lecture Series: Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System @ Armenian Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Tools to Build a High Performing Sustainable Health Care System

Presenter: Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV); Cardiologist, Women’s College Hospital and University Health Network

Canada’s health care system is under significant pressure. An aging population and increasing rates of chronic disease threaten quality and affordability within our system of care. Learn about innovative research that is happening at WIHV to help ensure Canadians get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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You Have Data, Now What? @ Online
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Collecting information is only as good as the decisions that the data helps you make.

Join PACE, CEO Neha Singh as she discusses data capture basics and how to plan what to do with your data.

This webinar is hosted by PACE.

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2017 Emergent Literacy Conference: Poverty and Literacy – Bridging the Gap @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

The theme of the 14th annual Emergent Literacy Conference is Poverty and Literacy – Bridging the Gap.

Presentations include:

  • Changing the Odds for Children at Risk: Successful Strategies that Promote Early Literacy Development (Susan B. Neuman, Professor of Childhood Education and Literacy Development, New York University)
  • Early Literacy and Indigenous Populations (Hilairy Walters, Northern Literacy Catalyst Coordinator, Frontier College & Lori Huston, Post-Secondary Program Coordinator, Indigenous Early Childhood Education, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute)
  • Bridges Out of Poverty (Gayle Montgomery, Process Certified Trainer, Lambton County Social Services)
  • Identifying Those Most Vulnerable (Magdalena Janus, Associate Professor, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Amy Romagnoli, Data Analyst, Children’s Services, Niagara Region)
  • Literacy and Prosperity (Debbie Hamilton, Linda Bell, Maria Ramos, April Shaw, Speech Services Niagara)

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

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NCF Niagara Leaders Breakfast @ Holiday Inn and Suites Parkway Conference Centre
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the Niagara Community Foundation for the 16th annual Niagara Leaders Breakfast, featuring the release of the Living in Niagara 2017 Report. This triennial report, prepared by Niagara Connects, weaves together data and knowledge to describe quality of life across 12 Living in Niagara Sectors.

During the breakfast, community leaders and Niagara Community Foundation grant recipients will share stories that highlight ways data sharing supports planning to build a stronger future for Niagara.

For information or tickets call 905-684-8688.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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