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Youth Focus Group: Help Design a Youth Hub in Niagara 5:00 pm
Youth Focus Group: Help Design a Youth Hub in Niagara @ Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Help design a youth hub in Niagara. What would help support you? Let’s create a hub for youth, by youth! Snacks and gift cards for attending will be provided. Come learn about joining the youth advisory committee. Aidez-nous à concevoir un carrefour pour les jeunes de la région du Niagara. Qu’est-ce qui vous serait utile? Créons ensemble un carrefour pour jeunes par les jeunes! Un goûter sera servi et des cartes-cadeaux serant remis comme prix de présence. Pour savoir comment devenir membre du comité consultatif joignez-vous à nous.
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Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation 12:00 pm
Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation @ Online
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. IYS initiatives meet the needs of youth and young adults aged 12-25 across multiple domains of their lives by reducing systemic barriers, including the division between paediatric and adult services, and limited cross-sector collaboration. Frayme has had the unique opportunity to learn from 10 international IYS initiatives to gain ‘on the ground’ practical information that’s largely unavailable in the literature. This webinar is the first in a 6-part series and will present aggregated findings on how these IYS are organized and operated. Considerations discussed will include partner and stakeholder engagement, rationales for establishment, organizational principles, governance and leadership structures, funding, and barriers and enablers. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. Learning objectives: This webinar will allow participants to: Learn about the scope of integrated youth services (IYS), including the principles, processes, and funding sources that guide and facilitate their establishment Differentiate between IYS networks and single sites, and understand their governance structures and responsibilities Explore enablers, barriers, and sustainability concerns related to IYS This webinar is hosted by Frayme.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Dec
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Integrated Youth Services: Laying the Foundation @ Online
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Integrated youth services (IYS) often provide a “one-stop-shop” for mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing, and other social services. IYS initiatives meet the needs of youth and young adults aged 12-25 across multiple domains of their lives by reducing systemic barriers, including the division between paediatric and adult services, and limited cross-sector collaboration.

Frayme has had the unique opportunity to learn from 10 international IYS initiatives to gain ‘on the ground’ practical information that’s largely unavailable in the literature.

This webinar is the first in a 6-part series and will present aggregated findings on how these IYS are organized and operated. Considerations discussed will include partner and stakeholder engagement, rationales for establishment, organizational principles, governance and leadership structures, funding, and barriers and enablers. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions.

Learning objectives:

This webinar will allow participants to:

  • Learn about the scope of integrated youth services (IYS), including the principles, processes, and funding sources that guide and facilitate their establishment
  • Differentiate between IYS networks and single sites, and understand their governance structures and responsibilities
  • Explore enablers, barriers, and sustainability concerns related to IYS

This webinar is hosted by Frayme.

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Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing @ Online
Jan 4 all-day

A free 10 week online certificate course about the main concepts, approaches and practices relevant to conducting evaluation of youth sector programs and initiatives.

In this certificate, participants will learn how to develop an evaluation plan, implement this plan and use the findings to improve their programs and share their impact.

This certificate is structured in a way that is flexible and easy for you to complete. All course content is available to you at once so that you can work through the modules at your own pace.

Applications are due on November 30, 2018.

This program is hosted by YouthREX.

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Health and Wellness: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

Access to appropriate and timely primary health care, health promotion, disease and risk prevention, health education and acute care can assist citizens to maintain or restore their health. Read more about the Health and Wellness Sector here.

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People Getting Started: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector.

The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara.

Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector.

A region or city is enhanced when a new child, a new graduate or a new immigrant makes a start in their community. Read more about the People Getting Started Sector here.

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Using Spreadsheets in Program Evaluation @ Online
Feb 11 all-day

A free 4-week online certificate course about key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage, analyze and visualize quantitative data for a youth program evaluation.

In this certificate, participants will learn the key concepts, tools and techniques required to manage and analyze quantitative data for a youth program to be able to illustrate and communicate their evaluation story.

The certificate is designed to facilitate a foundational understanding of data management and analysis using spreadsheets within your program evaluation within the youth sector context. Frontline youth workers, management staff, and other professionals who have completed YouthREX’s introductory certificate: Understanding Program Evaluation for Youth Wellbeing (or equivalent), will find this certificate useful, particularly if working within a youth-led initiative.

Applications are due January 11, 2019.

This program is hosted by YouthREX.

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