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YMCA Healthy Kids Day 1:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community. Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family. Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day. This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Apr
29
Sun
YMCA Healthy Kids Day @ YMCA of Niagara
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids. It is a free event for everyone in the community.

Participating YMCAs will be open to the public with fun and healthy activities for the entire family.

Year-round the YMCA advocates for and supports the development of happy and healthy children, but we highlight and engage families around the issue on this day.

This event is hosted by the YMCA of Niagara.

May
3
Thu
Development 2018 Conference @ Brock University
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Registration for Development 2018 is now open! This conference is focused on current research in developmental psychology and aims to provide a forum for scientific and applied knowledge exchange, the establishment of collaborations and partnerships, and opportunities for graduate students and young faculty members to be mentored by senior scholars.

Conference keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Stephen Suomi – Behavioral, biological, and epigenetic consequences of differences in early social experiences in primates
  • Dr. Jennifer Jenkins – Cooperative minds: The role of the shared family environment

Conference invited symposia presentations include:

  • Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network: Lessons Learned in Mobilizing Knowledge through Partnerships
  • The Best Policy of Children’s Honesty: Social-Cognitive Factors That Influence The Development Of Children’s Honest And Dishonest Behaviour
  • Factors that influence cognition in younger and older adults
  • Early Prosocial Development

To view the conference program please visit www.development2018.com/program/

To register please visit https://www.eply.com/Development2018. The conference is expected to reach capacity, so please register early to ensure a spot.

This conference is hosted by the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research.

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.

Jun
14
Thu
The Power of Music and Children and Youth Mental Health @ Online
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The final webinar in Umind’s “The Power of …” webinar series focusing on complimentary approaches to youth mental health.

In this webinar, the power of music and its effects on children and youth mental health will be explored with concrete examples from the Music Therapy Program at Lutherwood. Brian, Lutherwood’s music therapist will identify and give examples of primary treatment interventions including: song-writing; improvisation; lyric analysis; singing; and modified/adapted instrument instruction.

Examples of treatment goals facilitated using the described interventions will also be provided. Brian will explain the efficacy of music therapy as a form of treatment and why youth connect so strongly to music. Brian will recount specific success stories in music therapy with this population as well as provide youth testimonials from their participation in treatment.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

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