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9th Annual Hope Award Gala 6:00 pm
9th Annual Hope Award Gala @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The 9th annual Hope Award Gala will take place on Friday, June 1st, 2018. This is the must attend event of the year in the Niagara region, with impressive sold-out crowds. In fact, more than 4,000 guests have attended the Hope Award over the past eight years. Pathstone Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s Hope Award Gala Signature guest speaker is Steven Page. As one of Canada’s most recognized artists, Page enjoyed over two decades of success as the co-founder and lead singer of The Barenaked Ladies. This popular Canadian band toured the globe, sold upwards of 14 million albums, received two Billboard Awards and six Junos along the way. Page will join The Barenaked Ladies this March as they will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, while serving as a guest host on CBC’s “The Current,” Page acknowledged his own struggles with depression and other forms of mental illness. His intelligent, honest and candid approach to the subject has been overwhelmingly positive. Since then, Page has been in demand as a speaker on the topic. He’s addressed countless audiences, including college and university students about living well, feeling better and healing through music. Page is utterly at home onstage. Expect his keynote speech to be filled with personal stories intertwined with performances of some of his original music. The Hope Award Gala committee is also pleased to present this year’s Hope Award to the late Dianne Sheppard. Sheppard was instrumental in addressing children’s...
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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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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.
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting 6:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village - Building B, Auditorium
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting. “Niagara EMS: Innovating to Better Address the Current & Future Needs in Niagara” All are welcome, free of charge. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting 5:00 pm
Family and Children Services Niagara’s 120th Annual General Meeting @ Heartland Forest
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara invites you to attend their 120th Annual General Meeting. Reception and refreshments Presentations and remarks Youth bursary presentations Staff recognition Please RSVP by June 15th to maybeth.szilagyi@facsniagara.on.ca. This event is hosted by Family and Children’s Services Niagara.
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Community Support Services of Niagara 18th Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara 18th Annual General Meeting @ Club Roma
Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara invites you to attend their 18th Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 1:00pm. Light refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP to Lisa Bosada, Administrative Assistant at lbosada@cssn.ca or by phone at 905-682-3800 ext. 31. This event is hosted by Community Support Services of Niagara.
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Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition 6:00 pm
Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises. Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th. Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more. Presenters this month will include: Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years. Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and...
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Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

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25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals.

Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses.

Reserve your spot today!

For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108.

This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

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CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals.

Key learning points include:

  • Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective
  • Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind
  • How to tell your unique career story
  • How to define, then articulate your value proposition
  • Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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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.

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Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

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Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

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Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.

The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.

Join this forum for stories from local survivors, a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, a presentation from the YWCA on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, presentations on Financial Industry tracking progress from Project Protect and break-out sessions for/on parents, youth, the hospitality sector and a labour trafficking case study.

A lunch is provided for those attending, so further information about advance registration for a head count will follow.

Partial Presenters List:
Survivors, Niagara Regional Police, YWCA Niagara, Meeting Professionals Against HT, Project Protect, OPP, RCMP, Toronto Police Service

Who Should Attend?
youth, educators, students, faith groups, parents, financial services, hospitality sector, community & social service agencies, taxi drivers, law enforcement, businesses, everyone who cares

This forum is hosted by Project Protect & Silver Spire United Church.

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