1. Resources & Publications

    Peer Support Navigators: Easing Health Systems Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Niagara (Event Recording)

    This recording of the September 02, 2020 webinar shares information about the Niagara HELPS (Homelessness Emergency Liaison & Peer Support) project. Niagara HELPS is a new peer initiative that involves individuals with lived experience utilizing both their compassion and knowledge of community resources. The program also helps hospital Emergency Department...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Strategies for Social Connection Among Isolated Older Adults

    This resource presents a model for social connectedness that focuses on how older adults can change their thinking, feeling, and connections to reduce their distress during periods of isolation. Service providers and older adults can work together (even over the phone), by building a flexible “Connections Plan” to develop coping...
  3. Resources & Publications

    State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2020 report highlights

    This resource presents highlights of the first annual report from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). The report synthesizes government, academic, and expert research to highlight some of the structural barriers facing diverse women entrepreneurs in Canada. The report shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified structural barriers, has affected...
  4. Resources & Publications

    NRT OnDemand: Niagara Regional Transit Ridesharing Pilot Project for Communities in West Niagara

    NRT OnDemand is a ridesharing pilot project for communities in West Niagara. The new service launches Monday, August 17, 2020. Rather than operating on a fixed route like conventional transit services, NRT OnDemand lets riders request trips in real-time through an app, or over the phone by selecting a pickup...
  5. Resources & Publications

    Ageism’s Influence On How Older People Are Viewed and How They View Themselves

    Originally Broadcasted on July 28, 2020 Hosted by: brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). Presented by: Alison Chasteen, PhD, Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto & Sarah Fraser, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary...
  6. NewsResources & Publications

    2020 State of the Region

    This June 18, 2020 virtual event, hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, features a keynote address by Niagara Region Chair Jim Bradley. His address is followed by a panel discussion including senior Niagara Region staff members: Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Acting Medical Officer of Health & Commissioner, Public Health...
  7. Community Blog

    It’s Go Time, Pathstone wants you to take The 5Five5 Challenge!

    On the 5th day of the 5th month, Pathstone Foundation kicked off a new interactive campaign to raise vital funds in support of children’s mental health through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. With the cancellation of dozens of community events due to the pandemic, we are estimating a financial loss...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Themes and Next Steps: Age-Friendly Niagara Network Special COVID-19 Online Meeting

    This 2-page document summarizes comments, discussion and ideas shared at a special online Age-Friendly Niagara Network (AFNN) meeting held on May 01, 2020. The virtual meeting included leaders with Local Municipal Age-Friendly and Seniors Advisory Committees in all 12 local areas of Niagara. Participants shared their thinking about COVID-19 related...
  9. Resources & Publications

    Social Prescribing in Ontario Final Report, March 2020

    What makes people healthy isn’t just genetics and lifestyle choices. Access to healthy food, education, employment, income, and opportunities for connectedness all have significant impacts on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a specially structured way of referring people to a range of local, non-clinical services. It...

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