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Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day 9:00 am
Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc. In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector. This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.
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Understanding and Leveraging Generational Differences in the Workplace: A Workshop for Managers and Supervisors in the Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors 9:00 am
Understanding and Leveraging Generational Differences in the Workplace: A Workshop for Managers and Supervisors in the Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors @ ECCDC - Conference Room
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A new workshop with Nora Spinks, Internationally Acclaimed CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family. For the first time ever, there are five (soon to be six) generations working side by side in our workplaces; each with their own perspectives, experiences and attitudes. Effectively managing across generations can be both exhilarating and frustrating. Learn management skills and techniques that will help you leverage the generational diversity in your workplace enabling you to enhance performance, increase productivity and maximize efficiency. Acclaimed speaker and author Nora Spinks will offer insight, information and best practices for managing, motivating and retaining a diverse workforce. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals 1:00 pm
The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s easy to burn out in the nonprofit sector. To accomplish our missions, we need to care a lot about people and the world itself. We need to be passionate about our causes in order to get up every morning and do a job that we may not be paid well for but gives us meaning. That caring and passion requires energy. But sometimes we run out of energy because we fail to look after ourselves first. We work long hours, don’t take our holidays or develop habits that give us comfort but may not be healthy. And, this is not just happening for individuals. We have created a culture of personal and employee neglect in the sector that is now the new ‘normal’. We are expected to give more than we have, do more than we are paid for and care more for others than we do for ourselves. But it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact, we can’t sustain it. As a sector, we cannot continually run on empty and still have the energy to create social change. This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals 1:00 pm
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no? If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations. Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include: Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success. Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches. How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence. How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back. Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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May
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The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no?

If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches.
  • How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence.
  • How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back.
  • Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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Good Food, Good Jobs: Working for a Just Food System @ Online
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Driven by consumer and environmental concerns, the food movement has largely focused on the value of healthy and local food. While some attention has been put to concerns about migrant farm workers, precarious food work, and minimum wages and tipping, there has been much less focus on the importance of good jobs in the food industry.

In this webinar presented by Community Food Centres Canada and the Metcalf Foundation, we’ll ask how do we make food jobs good jobs? What are the strategies and demands within the food movement that could lead to good jobs?

Labour market policy expert Tom Zizys will present compelling ideas and successes from the labour movement that could benefit the food movement. Sonia Singh, Leadership Development Coordinator at the Food Chain Workers Alliance, will bridge the food and labour divide to explore current challenges, inspiring examples, and new possibilities for good food jobs.

This webinar is hosted by Community Food Centres Canada.

Strengthening Employee Recruitment and Selection Processes in Niagara @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Employers will want to join us for this informative session on how to make recruitment and selection a whole lot easier.

During this webinar, presenters will discuss:

  • Different options to assist employers with employee recruitment and selection
  • Financial incentives available to employers through Employment Ontario
  • Various grants and reimbursements that your business may be able to take advantage of and how Job Gym Employment Services staff can help you access them

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Job Gym Employment Services.

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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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