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Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 1:00 pm
Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support. Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps. Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above). These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation 9:00 am
Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Youth Advocacy Training Institute’s training Promising Practices in Youth Tobacco Cessation provides learners with a background around youth cessation, examining what research and practice has demonstrated to be effective practice in this field. It also explores innovative and new practices for youth cessation. Register online by September 20, 2017. Food is provided. All who attend will receive a certificate of training completion. This event is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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Ontario’s Legal Framework for Cannabis and Exploring Strategies for Developing Prevention Campaigns 10:00 am
Ontario’s Legal Framework for Cannabis and Exploring Strategies for Developing Prevention Campaigns @ Online
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
With legalization of recreational cannabis on the horizon, there is concern that communicating prevention messages to youth may be more challenging than ever given the potential for further normalization society-wide. This webinar is aimed at those interested in developing health communications targeting Ontario’s youth to promote awareness about the new legal framework and prevent use/misuse of cannabis during this critical time of brain development. The audience will: Understand the key elements of Ontario’s framework for managing the federal legalization of cannabis; Learn about youth-focused prevention campaigns implemented in jurisdictions where cannabis is already legal (Colorado, Oregon, Washington); Review lessons learned from successful tobacco prevention messaging; and Discuss how these learnings, and experiences shared by attendees, can be applied to develop effective cannabis prevention messages for youth in Ontario. This webinar will include a presentation followed by an opportunity for an interactive discussion. This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
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Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan 6:00 pm
Well-Being and Aging: Understanding Our Beliefs and Experiences of Well-Being Across the Lifespan @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Living a happy and satisfying life is among our most important personal goals. During this community information evening, Brock Psychology professor Dr. Michael Busseri will discuss different ways of thinking about and experiencing well-being across the lifespan. Dr. Busseri will also discuss his own research on individuals’ beliefs about aging and well-being – providing tips and information to help the Niagara community better understand these important issues. This event is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and Growing with Brock.
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Matices: “Temporary” Migration in Canada Documentary Screening 1:30 pm
Matices: “Temporary” Migration in Canada Documentary Screening @ Quest Community Health Centre
Oct 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Quest Community Health Centre is hosting a series of events for Community Health & Wellbeing Week. Do you want to learn more about what it takes to produce the fruits and vegetables you see in the grocery store? Come watch a documentary about the experience of migrant agricultural workers (MAWs) in Niagara. The screening will be followed up with a Q&A session to further discuss the barriers and obstacles MAWs face and what can be done to address them. To register for this event, please contact Erin at Quest CHC (contact information above). This screening is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
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Mobile Cancer Screening Coach 9:00 am
Mobile Cancer Screening Coach @ Quest Community Health Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Quest Community Health Centre is hosting a series of events for Community Health & Wellbeing Week. Are you due for routine colon, breast or cervical cancer screening? Or are you interested in taking a tour of the mobile screening coach? Come drop by the convenient coach parked outside the centre to get as many cancer screens as you need/want completed. No appointment or referral needed. This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
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Mobile Cancer Screening Coach 9:00 am
Mobile Cancer Screening Coach @ Quest Community Health Centre
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Quest Community Health Centre is hosting a series of events for Community Health & Wellbeing Week. Are you due for routine colon, breast or cervical cancer screening? Or are you interested in taking a tour of the mobile screening coach? Come drop by the convenient coach parked outside the centre to get as many cancer screens as you need/want completed. No appointment or referral needed. This event is hosted by Quest Community Health Centre.
Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series 11:00 am
Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals: Transdisciplinary Seminar Series @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dr. Ana Sanchez will present on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which are a diverse group of 17 human and zoonotic diseases affecting the poorest people and under-served communities around the globe. Not only do NTDs flourish in conditions of poverty and lack of safe water and sanitation, they are inextricably related to systematic inequity. Due to their crosscutting effects, NTDs can serve as indicators of progress for the Sustainable Development Goals, that require an integrated response to ensure sustainable development. This event is hosted by Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Nov
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Strides2Wellness @ Pathstone Mental Health
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Did you know that there is growing research that being active, or increasing your activity levels can decrease anxiety and depression? Statistics show an alarming increase in childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and poor diet, increasing children’s risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Physical fitness, through a healthy and active lifestyle is why Strides2Wellness began.

This run/walk/roll (wheelchair) is aimed to engage the community in being active and outdoors. Choose from 1km, 5km and 10km options where you will cross the finish line earning a commemorative medal and limited edition swag that gives you bragging rights for your accomplishment. Proceeds support Pathstone Mental Health.

This event is hosted by Strides2Wellness and Pathstone Mental Health.

Nov
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Connections First: An Introduction to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Connections First is a new introductory session where people can get connected to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Persons with dementia and their partners in care learn about living well with dementia through Wellness and Healthy Brain Strategies, find out why it is important to connect with community services and get support.

Participants have opportunity to explore Normal Aging and Dementia and hear about recommended first steps.

Sessions will be held monthly. Registration is required (see contact information above).

These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Nov
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HC Link Conference 2017 – Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone @ BMO Institute for Learning
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day

A community is only healthy when all of its members are valued, heard, involved, and engaged. Linking for Healthy Communities 2017 will explore how communities can work with EVERYONE to create communities healthy for EVERYONE.

HC Link’s conference will be a safe, open space for curiosity, self-reflection and conversation about how to work across difference to build more inclusive communities.

At this conference, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Build your understanding of equity, diversity, cultural humility, inclusion and allyship.
  • Ask questions, reflect and learn in a safe space for open conversation.
  • Learn to work across difference with diverse groups to advance your collective efforts.
  • Gain practical strategies to build inclusive communities.
  • Connect and share with conference participants from many sectors and from across Ontario.

This conference is hosted by HC Link.

Nov
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Healthy Communities Partner Forum: Client Voice @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

You are invited as a key partner for:

  • A networking opportunity for staff from organizations interested in partnering to improve the health of Niagara (max 2 reps per organization)
  • A learning opportunity for participants titled “Client Voice”. A panel of staff and clients with lived experience from local organizations will be featured. They will discuss how client voices are included in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • An opportunity to develop stronger relationships around community based work.

Client Voice panelists will include:

  • DSBN (District School Board of Niagara) Alternative Pathways to Success programs
  • Quest Community Health Centre (Rainbow Niagara – LGBTQ)
  • Positive Living Niagara
  • HEART (Health Equity & Advocacy through Research & Theatre) program
  • CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association)
  • ARID (Alcohol Recovery in Dignity) Group Homes

This event is hosted by the Healthy Communities Forum.

Nov
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Health Promotion Ontario’s Annual Conference @ Chestnut Conference Centre
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Each year, Health Promotion Ontario (HPO) provides a forum for students, practitioners and researchers to come together and discuss issues and ideas in and around the field of health promotion. This year’s conference will be in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Health Promotion Ontario.

This year’s conference theme invites presentations and workshops that:

  • Applying Pan-Canadian Health Promoter Competencies into action
  • Identify challenges, lessons learned and potential solutions for applying Pan-Canadian Health Promoter Competencies effectively
  • Provide opportunities for attendees to participate, build skills and network

This conference is hosted by Health Promotion Ontario.

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14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.

The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).

The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes.

  • Toward Healthy Ageing
  • Combating Ageism
  • Enabling Functional Ability
  • Addressing Inequalities

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing
  • Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research

This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.

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