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Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits 12:00 pm
Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits @ Online
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In a coming year of provincial and municipal elections, find out why it matters that nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, take advantage of this electoral moment. With their knowledge and experience, nonprofits are the bridge between government and communities. So how can your nonprofit make the most of the upcoming election period to capture the attention of candidates and parties and help your communities and issues be heard? This webinar will focus on: Highlighting the role of nonprofits in making sure key issues and opportunities of our communities are addressed during elections Connecting with issue-based, social advocacy groups Understanding the role of nonprofit organizations as allies and how to establish resident-centred, resident-led strategies Examples from the field of strategies that worked, and avoiding pitfalls This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard. Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense. You will learn: How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces. Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability. How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments. This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Decoding the Gen Z Factor 1:00 pm
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization? Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference. Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent. Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond. Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future. Key learning objectives for this webinar include: Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers...
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Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? 1:00 pm
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met? In this free webinar, you will: Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018 Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
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Wed
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard.

Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense.

You will learn:

  • How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces.
  • Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability.
  • How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments.

This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

Jan
25
Thu
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization?

Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference.

Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent.

Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond.

Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future.

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials
  • Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers and employers
  • Learn how Gen Z search for job opportunities in the digital landscape
  • Identify the optimum media platforms to attract and engage Gen Z candidates
  • Strategize how to build an effective and economical pipeline for young talent

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Jan
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Fri
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met?

In this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018
  • Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards
  • Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for

Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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Niagara Social Justice Forum @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
Feb 3 all-day

A day-long program of workshops, information tables and performances exploring local and global issues of social justice.

Workshops are organized by community groups, activists and graduate students. Topics include:

  • AccessAbility
  • Workers’ Rights
  • What the Fish?: An In-Depth Look Into Our Global Fish Crisis
  • Activist-ing in Niagara
  • Wages and Work – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
  • Humane Jobs: Linking Human & Animal Well-Being in Niagara
  • Activism Through Silence
  • Palestine/Israel: From Zionism to BDS: Challenging the Rhetoric; Dispelling the Myths
  • Let’s Make Multinationals Work for Everybody
  • Gender Sexuality and Disability Forum
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion
  • Applying Social Justice on Campus: A Panel Discussion

Free childcare is provided and lunch served at the Marilyn Walker School, downtown St. Catharines. Registration required.

This event is hosted by the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University.

Feb
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Inspire Your Staff to Reach Their Full Potential @ Online
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Is your team capable of achieving more? Are you doing all you can as a leader to help them contribute fully to your organization? This upcoming free webinar will offer leaders new strategies to better inspire their teams.

You hire employees who seem to have so much potential, however, you never seem to unearth it. Years later, they are ok, but not stellar in their job. Yet, if you want an incredible team that makes a significant impact, you need stellar employees. The question is: How do you get the best out of your staff?

What if you could unlock their inner greatness? What if you could help them uncover their key strengths, their budding skills or their unrealized potential? You can! The catch is, it takes leadership dexterity.

In this session you will learn the difference between inspiring, motivating, coaching and mentoring your employees, and when to do which. Leaving the webinar, you will have gained practical tools and a mindset shift about how you see your team members and what you are helping them to develop and grow. Yes, you will also discover how to help them reach their full potential!

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Feb
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Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Community Care West Niagara
Feb 20 @ 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:

  • Nicole Sutherland – Community Care West Niagara
  • Erin Riseing – Niagara West Community Garden Collective, Niagara Community Garden Network

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Feb
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Thu
How to Give Feedback that Drives Engagement and Performance @ Online
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you unclear on how best to provide feedback to your staff that is motivating and encourages engagement? This free webinar will offer you new techniques and best practices!

According to Towers Watson, the single most important factor in employee engagement is whether employees feel their manager cares about their wellbeing. What better way to show you care than to create an environment of growth and appreciation that will inspire your team members and volunteers to want to give you their best. The good news is giving feedback doesn’t have to take a lot of time – and it’s free.

This webinar will give you some simple, fast and practical tools to help you get more comfortable with giving feedback – appreciative and constructive.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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