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Niagara Social Justice Forum
Niagara Social Justice Forum @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
Feb 3 all-day
A day-long program of workshops, information tables and performances exploring local and global issues of social justice. Workshops are organized by community groups, activists and graduate students. Topics include: AccessAbility Workers’ Rights What the Fish?: An In-Depth Look Into Our Global Fish Crisis Activist-ing in Niagara Wages and Work – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Humane Jobs: Linking Human & Animal Well-Being in Niagara Activism Through Silence Palestine/Israel: From Zionism to BDS: Challenging the Rhetoric; Dispelling the Myths Let’s Make Multinationals Work for Everybody Gender Sexuality and Disability Forum Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion Applying Social Justice on Campus: A Panel Discussion Free childcare is provided and lunch served at the Marilyn Walker School, downtown St. Catharines. Registration required. This event is hosted by the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University.
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Pathways Speaker Summit: Truths Revealed 6:30 pm
Pathways Speaker Summit: Truths Revealed @ Club Roma
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear the myths and truths about the future of education and career opportunities in Niagara and beyond. Administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community are invited to hear directly from local business and education leaders about emerging industries, markets and job opportunities. Get the facts straight from the source and be informed about real pathway options for students. This event is ideal for students and parents Grades 6-10. Now is the time to discover your passion, become informed and set realistic goals to plan your pathway to success. This event is hosted by Niagara Catholic District School Board & Niagara Workforce Planning Board.
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Pardons Canada Information Session 1:00 pm
Pardons Canada Information Session @ Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grand River Employment and Training in conjunction with Apatisiwin Employment and Training is holding an information session for Pardons Canada. The purpose of this session is to share the information that is needed to apply and receive pardons for criminal records. A criminal record can be a barrier to employment that sometimes seems impossible to conquer, but there is help available. This session is hosted by Grand River Employment and Training & Apatisiwin Employment and Training.
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Bill 148 is Here: Are You Ready? 12:00 pm
Bill 148 is Here: Are You Ready? @ Online
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this webinar, you will: Learn what changes came into effect January 1 Explore in detail the “Equal pay for equal work” legislation coming into effect on April 1 and how it may affect your nonprofit Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act: Better Business Practices Series 9:00 am
Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act: Better Business Practices Series @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs Act has been passed and has come into force on January 1, 2018. The Act has a significant number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that will affect all workplaces in Ontario including Child Care Organizations. This informal interactive seminar will provide Organizations with an opportunity to assess the potential impact this legislation may have on your Organization. Facilitators Asha Rampersad from Bernardi HR Law will be present to answer many of your legal questions about how to best manage your child care regarding the proposed labour reforms. Terri Carr and Joy Lerman from TJ Solutions have worked all over Southern Ontario for more than 15 years. Their focus is on providing seminars and solutions in managing your child care/family resource organizations. This seminar is hosted by ECCDC.
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Feb
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Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act: Better Business Practices Series @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs Act has been passed and has come into force on January 1, 2018. The Act has a significant number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that will affect all workplaces in Ontario including Child Care Organizations.

This informal interactive seminar will provide Organizations with an opportunity to assess the potential impact this legislation may have on your Organization.

Facilitators Asha Rampersad from Bernardi HR Law will be present to answer many of your legal questions about how to best manage your child care regarding the proposed labour reforms.

Terri Carr and Joy Lerman from TJ Solutions have worked all over Southern Ontario for more than 15 years. Their focus is on providing seminars and solutions in managing your child care/family resource organizations.

This seminar is hosted by ECCDC.

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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 @ 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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