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The Elephant in the Room: The Impact of Poverty on Health 3:00 pm
The Elephant in the Room: The Impact of Poverty on Health @ Beacon Harbourside Resort
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A workshop and afternoon symposium focused on sharing and learning about poverty and health. We hope that participants will be able to understand the impact of poverty and homelessness on health, become aware of effective interventions, and grow their awareness of initiatives in Niagara to improve the health of vulnerable populations. Guest speaker Dr. Naheed Dosani will discuss his work in the Greater Toronto Area improving palliative care services for people experiencing homelessness, and lessons learned that can be applied to Niagara. There will also be a panel presentation and Q&A involving representatives from Niagara Region Community Services, Start Me Up Niagara, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and a community advocate with lived experience. Register online or RSVP by email by October 29, 2018. This event is hosted by REACH Niagara.
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Demystifying Dementia: Lessons from Research and Community Programming 6:45 pm
Demystifying Dementia: Lessons from Research and Community Programming @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Nov 15 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
You are invited to join this free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research’s and the Faculty of Applied Health Science’s community Speaker Series. Who: Anyone interested in learning more about dementia – General public, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, etc. Parking is free for attendees in D-Lot, upon entering the Brock University campus, signs will direct you to the event parking in D Lot. Signage will also direct you from the parking lot to the David S. Howes Theatre. RSVP is required. Additional information: Are you or anyone in your family experiencing dementia? Does your organization work with individuals who have dementia? Are you interested in learning more about dementia and relevant prevention and intervention practices? Drs. Lynn McCleary and Colleen Whyte, Brock Professors and researchers, along with a panel of representatives from the community, will provide an overview of what dementia is and what is available in Niagara around prevention and intervention. Speakers will use their own research to explain key issues. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research.
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Public Forum: Legal & Financial Issues 6:30 pm
Public Forum: Legal & Financial Issues @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is hosting a Public Forum on the topic of Legal & Financial Issues: Discussing the role of the Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee while addressing Power of Attorney and the role of the Substitute Decision Maker. Presented by: Erich Knerr, Treatment Decision Consultant, Public Guardian & Trustee Terrie Gubbins, Client Representative Respite services are available. Please call the office to discuss eligibility. This Public Forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Red Scarf Project 11:00 am
Red Scarf Project @ St. Catharines City Hall
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am
11:00 a.m. – Meeting with the Mayor at City Hall for flag-raising that kicks off AIDS Awareness Week. 11:30 a.m. – This year, we hope to blanket almost all of St. Paul Street in red! We will be tying red scarves around the trees and lampposts along the street. The scarves are there for people to take in the following days, providing both awareness and warmth. 11:45 a.m. – Reception at Silver Spire Church where we will gather to warm up with a light lunch. This event is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.
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Measuring Health Inequalities: A Toolkit 12:00 pm
Measuring Health Inequalities: A Toolkit @ Online
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
There is great interest in reducing health inequities in Canada. However, health organizations vary in their capacity to generate and use reliable and relevant data to inform action and to monitor progress towards achieving a more equitable health system. In October 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released Measuring Health Inequalities: A Toolkit. The Health Equity Impact Assessment Community of Interest developed this toolkit to assist analysts and researchers with measuring and reporting on health inequalities with a focus on stratifying health indicators. The toolkit consists of a set of guidelines and resources designed to help you plan your analysis, analyze your data and report your findings. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Public Forum: Legal & Financial Issues @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is hosting a Public Forum on the topic of Legal & Financial Issues: Discussing the role of the Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee while addressing Power of Attorney and the role of the Substitute Decision Maker.

Presented by:

  • Erich Knerr, Treatment Decision Consultant, Public Guardian & Trustee
  • Terrie Gubbins, Client Representative

Respite services are available. Please call the office to discuss eligibility.

This Public Forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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Red Scarf Project @ St. Catharines City Hall
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am

11:00 a.m. – Meeting with the Mayor at City Hall for flag-raising that kicks off AIDS Awareness Week.

11:30 a.m. – This year, we hope to blanket almost all of St. Paul Street in red! We will be tying red scarves around the trees and lampposts along the street. The scarves are there for people to take in the following days, providing both awareness and warmth.

11:45 a.m. – Reception at Silver Spire Church where we will gather to warm up with a light lunch.

This event is hosted by Positive Living Niagara.

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Measuring Health Inequalities: A Toolkit @ Online
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

There is great interest in reducing health inequities in Canada. However, health organizations vary in their capacity to generate and use reliable and relevant data to inform action and to monitor progress towards achieving a more equitable health system.

In October 2018, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released Measuring Health Inequalities: A Toolkit. The Health Equity Impact Assessment Community of Interest developed this toolkit to assist analysts and researchers with measuring and reporting on health inequalities with a focus on stratifying health indicators.

The toolkit consists of a set of guidelines and resources designed to help you plan your analysis, analyze your data and report your findings.

This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.

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