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Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 15 all-day
This fun Run|Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at fully accessible stations! By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most. This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.
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Literacy Support for Struggling Readers 6:30 pm
Literacy Support for Struggling Readers @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), will discuss the importance of early literacy support for children with diagnosed or suspected reading disabilities (dyslexia), as well as key indicators that parents and teachers can look for that might point to a potential learning disability. Samantha will also review the literacy support programs offered in Niagara by LDANR, and how families can support their child’s literacy at home. This program is designed for families with child(ren) between kindergarten and grade 10 who are performing below grade level in literacy/reading. Program offered in partnership with the John Howard Society. This event is hosted by Pelham Public Library.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Literacy Support for Struggling Readers @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), will discuss the importance of early literacy support for children with diagnosed or suspected reading disabilities (dyslexia), as well as key indicators that parents and teachers can look for that might point to a potential learning disability.

Samantha will also review the literacy support programs offered in Niagara by LDANR, and how families can support their child’s literacy at home. This program is designed for families with child(ren) between kindergarten and grade 10 who are performing below grade level in literacy/reading.

Program offered in partnership with the John Howard Society.

This event is hosted by Pelham Public Library.

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2017 Emergent Literacy Conference: Poverty and Literacy – Bridging the Gap @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

The theme of the 14th annual Emergent Literacy Conference is Poverty and Literacy – Bridging the Gap.

Presentations include:

  • Changing the Odds for Children at Risk: Successful Strategies that Promote Early Literacy Development (Susan B. Neuman, Professor of Childhood Education and Literacy Development, New York University)
  • Early Literacy and Indigenous Populations (Hilairy Walters, Northern Literacy Catalyst Coordinator, Frontier College & Lori Huston, Post-Secondary Program Coordinator, Indigenous Early Childhood Education, Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute)
  • Bridges Out of Poverty (Gayle Montgomery, Process Certified Trainer, Lambton County Social Services)
  • Identifying Those Most Vulnerable (Magdalena Janus, Associate Professor, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Amy Romagnoli, Data Analyst, Children’s Services, Niagara Region)
  • Literacy and Prosperity (Debbie Hamilton, Linda Bell, Maria Ramos, April Shaw, Speech Services Niagara)

This conference is hosted by Speech Services Niagara.

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Building for Mental Health: Healthy Built Environments for Children and Youth @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar will describe how the built environment intersects with the social environment to influence the mental health of children and youth, offering evidence and defining roles for public health .

This webinar will focus on factors in the urban built and social environments that promote child and youth mental health, and how public health can work to support these factors through upstream approaches. Content will include research that explores:

  • How positive mental health in children and youth is impacted by characteristics of the built and social environments;
  • The intersection between the built and social environments and how they impact child and youth mental health;
  • Equity-related influences within the built and social environments on child and youth mental health; and
  • The role of public health in promoting population mental health through built environment initiatives.

The goal of this webinar are to offer evidence and define roles for public health that will inform policy actions to address inequities and create healthy built environments that promote child and youth mental health. This webinar can support working towards meeting Medical Officer of Health competencies, especially “communication, collaboration, and advocacy for the public’s health”.

This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

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