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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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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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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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