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Good Food, Good Jobs: Working for a Just Food System 12:00 pm
Good Food, Good Jobs: Working for a Just Food System @ Online
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Driven by consumer and environmental concerns, the food movement has largely focused on the value of healthy and local food. While some attention has been put to concerns about migrant farm workers, precarious food work, and minimum wages and tipping, there has been much less focus on the importance of good jobs in the food industry. In this webinar presented by Community Food Centres Canada and the Metcalf Foundation, we’ll ask how do we make food jobs good jobs? What are the strategies and demands within the food movement that could lead to good jobs? Labour market policy expert Tom Zizys will present compelling ideas and successes from the labour movement that could benefit the food movement. Sonia Singh, Leadership Development Coordinator at the Food Chain Workers Alliance, will bridge the food and labour divide to explore current challenges, inspiring examples, and new possibilities for good food jobs. This webinar is hosted by Community Food Centres Canada.
Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara 1:00 pm
Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
During this webinar, presenters discussed: Different options to assist employers with employee recruitment and selection Financial incentives available to employers through Employment Ontario Various grants and reimbursements that your business may be able to take advantage of and how Job Gym Employment Services staff can help you access them This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Job Gym Employment Services. Click here to view a recording of the webinar
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Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals 1:00 pm
Putting Your Values to Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you. By attending this webinar you will learn how to: Uncover and articulate your core values Harness your values to create more energy Embrace new challenges and opportunities, and Put your values to work for you This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar 10:00 am
Canada Revenue Agency Self-Employment Seminar @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New small business owners worry about tax reporting. With the right information, you can avoid costly mistakes and have more confidence in your income and expense reporting. During this seminar, a CRA Liaison Officer who will discuss topics of interest to unincorporated, self-employed individuals. This seminar is free of charge and open to new small business owners. Learn how to better understand and navigate the tax system, thereby making it easier to meet your tax obligations. Specifically, this seminar will discuss: Common tax errors/mistakes that small businesses make Revenue and expense concepts Tips for keeping proper books and records How to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries Registration is required as spots are limited. This seminar is hosted by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Grimsby Public Library
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentations: Ryan Waldron, Grimsby Public Library Cheryl Aliferis, West Niagara Affordable Housing Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations @ Online
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. This free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements.

Audience: This webinar will be of interest to HR managers, program managers, executives and nonprofit leaders.

In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify the latest legislation with regard to harassment investigations
  • Understand your role as HR
  • Take a proper complaint
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • See it as a good thing

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Nov
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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

Registration and event information coming soon!

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Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: www.niagaraconnects.ca or contact us: Email: info@niagaraconnects.ca, Phone: 905-688-6236
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