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The Human Rights Approach to Housing 1:00 pm
The Human Rights Approach to Housing @ Online
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently released a discussion paper, “A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing” (2018). The OHFRN-CoI provided feedback that includes seven main points which will be highlighted in this webinar. Presenters will also discuss their views on the rights-based approach to housing and how it fits with the Housing First approach. This webinar will explore how a Housing First approach fits with a human rights approach to housing. You will learn about: A rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy; How Housing First fits with the approach; and, How to get the rights-based approach into legislation. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend and share their stories about implementing Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenters: Kenneth Hale, Director of Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario Emily Paradis, Independent researcher, and instructor, Urban Studies, University of Toronto Bruce Porter, Executive Director of the Social Rights Advocacy Centre Moderators: Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead; and OHFRN-COI Co-lead This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest.
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Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector 11:00 am
Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Niagara Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Dept. of Political Science Speaker Series, is excited to announce the presentation of its latest policy brief #35, SHIFTING GEARS: Examining the recent upswing in Niagara’s manufacturing sector, researched and written by recent Master’s graduate Sean Calcott and Brock Associate Professor Charles Conteh. A presentation of the latest manufacturing numbers for the region, from 2012-18, and what it means for Niagara and its policy makers, will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
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Sep
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Shifting Gears: Examining the Recent Upswing of Niagara’s Manufacturing Sector @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Niagara Community Observatory, in cooperation with the Dept. of Political Science Speaker Series, is excited to announce the presentation of its latest policy brief #35, SHIFTING GEARS: Examining the recent upswing in Niagara’s manufacturing sector, researched and written by recent Master’s graduate Sean Calcott and Brock Associate Professor Charles Conteh.

A presentation of the latest manufacturing numbers for the region, from 2012-18, and what it means for Niagara and its policy makers, will be followed by a panel discussion.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.

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Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 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.

Come to hear the journeys of local survivors, see a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, hear a presentation on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, and a presentation on financial industry tracking progress from Project PROTECT.

Break-out sessions available:

  1. For parents-What You Need to Know – Candace Morley, YMCA HBB
  2. Youth-Exploring HT through Drama – John Sweeney, Silver Spire
  3. Support for Victims: What We Can Do – Danielle Lewis, Victim Services Niagara
  4. Hospitality Sector – Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against HT
  5. RCMP Labour trafficking case study – Lepa Jankovic
  6. Intro to Neurobiology of Trauma – Lori Gill, ATTCH

Partial Presenters List:

  • Skylar Burbidge & Leona Skye – Survivors;
  • Barb Gosse – CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking;
  • Niagara Regional Police;
  • Krystal Snider, YWCA Niagara;
  • OPP;
  • Toronto Police Service

Register online or by phone (see registration link and phone number above). Advance registration is required for dietary restrictions on lunch and breakout session choice.

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

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Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Diversification for Prosperity

The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Participants from academy, senior ranks of government, economists, organizational leaders and business owners explore the importance and opportunities presented by diversification.

Topics:

A Blueprint to Attract New Industries
A series of initiatives offered by experts to enhance our economy, leveraging partnerships and specialized resources. This bottom-up effort turns regional feedback on local economic needs into a catalyst for economic growth.

1+1=3: Together, We Are More
Exploring the synergies between private, public and non-profit organizations and their opportunity to be a force for the good of all.

Tomorrow’s Reality – Trends to Watch For
Analyzing contemporary global demographic and economic trends and considering their implications for Niagara, most importantly their effects on our competitiveness in the global market.

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

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

Further event information coming soon!

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