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AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Working with Hard to Reach Clients 2:00 pm
Working with Hard to Reach Clients @ Webinar
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
As frontline workers, effective and meaningful engagement is key to establishing a therapeutic alliance with your clients, and for clients experiencing psychosis, this can present a unique set of challenges. Learning more about psychosis, and how signs and symptoms present, provides a framework for successful engagement. Presented by Alyssa Hirij, this session will provide information about how to build a working relationship and the importance of intake; as well as cover support strategies and how to work with clients effectively. This webinar is presented by Empowering Community Minds, a new collective formed as part of a community-based pandemic response to empower, support, and enable solutions for mental health and social challenges affecting individuals and families.
Sibling Workshop 6:00 pm
Sibling Workshop @ Webinar
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have a sibling living with mental illness? If you’re over 18 years old, join us for a lively two-part workshop highlighting Sibs’ issues, psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, treatment, communication, boundary setting, self-care, and the latest research. You’re not alone! Come and learn how even the smallest action can spark powerful change! This webinar is brought to you by the Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
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Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice
Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 3 all-day
Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals. These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health
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Respite Recreation Hour 11:00 am
Respite Recreation Hour @ Webinar
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Us for a Virtual Variety Show! Each week we will present fun and engaging actives such as: -Trivia -Word puzzles -Games -Reminiscent stories -And much more! We look forward to connecting with you. This event is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join your peers and share a virtual coffee! This online group is for care partners of individuals living with dementia. Each group will be facilitated by one of our counselling staff. Sessions: Every other Monday from 2:00-3:00pm May 4, 2020 and May 25, 2020 June 8, 2020 and June 22, 2020 July 6, 2020 and July 20, 2020 This online event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Niagara’s Transportation and Logistics Sector: Becoming a Global Economic Lynchpin 9:30 am
Niagara’s Transportation and Logistics Sector: Becoming a Global Economic Lynchpin @ Webinar
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The Niagara Community Observatory invites you to join us Tuesday, July 7 for a virtual presentation of our latest policy brief Niagara’s Transportation and Logistics Sector: Becoming a Global Economic Lynchpin, by NCO Director Charles Conteh. The presentation runs from 9:30 am to 11 am and will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. A link to the event will be sent out the day before, to all who have registered. The transportation and logistics (T&L) sector is a strategic economic sector in Niagara given the region’s role as one of the key arteries in Canada’s interprovincial and international trade flows. As the North American and global economy undergoes earthshaking transformations across several fronts, the fundamental question that Niagara must address is whether it is fully leveraging its assets to not only weather the storms of change but also exploit new and emerging opportunities. Following in the footsteps of his previous research on the manufacturing, agriculture, and ICT sectors, Dr. Conteh uses industry data provided in partnership with Niagara Economic Development to examine this question, focusing on the trends, strengths, and challenges. The presentation will be followed by a panelist discussion and open Q&A. Registration is required through cphillips3@brocku.ca This webinar is brought to you by the Niagara Community Observatory, Brock University
Revenue Canada: Tax Benefits 10:00 am
Revenue Canada: Tax Benefits @ Webinar
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Learn about Tax benefits that may help support persons living with dementia, care partners or seniors. -Covid-19 Measures -Disability Tax Credit -Caregiver Tax Credits -Medical Expenses Featuring: Piratheepa Jeyaseelan, Volunteer & CRA Outreach Officer This information session is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Short-Term Interventions: Transitioning from In-Person to Online Support 11:00 am
Short-Term Interventions: Transitioning from In-Person to Online Support @ Webinar
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
This four-week webinar series will explore ways to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity, confidence, and clinical effectiveness. Each webinar will explore a different topic relevant to both short-term therapy and remote service delivery and will include practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Week 1: Doing the Best You Can With What You Have: Best Practices in Brief and Remote Counselling Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time and resources. This webinar will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available or method of service delivery. Week 2: Hope: The Key to All Effective Brief Therapy Practitioners often struggle with how to be clinically effective in brief therapy given the time-limited nature of the interaction. This webinar will invite practitioners to consider hope as the “active ingredient” in Brief Therapy and will discuss how to cultivate hope more intentionally in conversations. Week 3: The Worries are Real: Managing Anxiety, Disappointment and Uncertainty in Troubled Times There is no denying that the COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we know it. Worry, fear and grief are all reasonable responses. This webinar will explore how we can honour our client’s difficult emotions while nurturing their resiliency. Week 4: Mindful Presence in Brief Therapy: Staying Grounded, Compassionate, and Hopeful Before, After, and During Challenging Conversations Supporting others while managing difficult times ourselves can feel exhausting. This webinar will explore the...
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
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Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group 7:00 pm
Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group @ Webinar
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Caring for someone with young onset dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to 65) can present its own unique challenges. This is a facilitated group intended to connect people on a similar journey and to offer a place where care partners can assess support and engage socially. If you are a child, spouse, relative, friend – any informal caregiver caring for someone living with young onset dementia you are welcome to join our group! Upcoming dates: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm Wednesday, August 5, 2020 7:00 – 8:30pm This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
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Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice
Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 10 all-day
Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals. These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health
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Trauma & Attachment Certification Conference
Trauma & Attachment Certification Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Summer conference series based on request on July 13-17, 2020 Niagara Region Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level: -Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation) -Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation -Practical application of trauma processing activities Demonstration of trauma processing -A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit -Strategies to promote helper self-care and prevent compassion fatigue Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training) Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Day 3: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 1 Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2 Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 3 This event is brought to you by ATTCH
When the Well is Dry: Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care 9:00 am
When the Well is Dry: Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This training is suitable for: Educators: Teachers, ECE, School Administration, Support Staff Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers Medical Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors Direct Service Workers: Drop-in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers First Responders: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics This training is designed for anyone working in the helping professions, personal caregivers, or anyone with an interest in the areas of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and self-care. In this training, you will learn to distinguish between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. You will be able to identify the early warning signs and symptoms to determine what you may be struggling with. We will go over strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout as well as promote resilience and self-care. All participants will leave the workshop having crafted their own Wellness Plan. The workshop will make use of small group and large group discussions, experiential practice, and didactic teaching methods. Learning Objectives: -Participants will be able to define compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout and discuss how they look and feel -Participants will understand the risk factors for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout -Participants will utilize individual self-assessment tools to reflect on their own compassion satisfaction, stress, and fatigue -Participants will share and discuss a variety of self-care strategies to develop their own Wellness and Resiliency Plans This webinar is brought to you by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute
Carousel Players Virtual Summer Theatre School 10:00 am
Carousel Players Virtual Summer Theatre School @ Online
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am
CAROUSEL PLAYERS IS OFFERING VIRTUAL SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AGES 5-14! A daily mix of on- and off-line activities for children to explore and express their dramatic creativity, Carousel Players’ Virtual Summer Theatre School will bring the play to your home. With three camps for ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14, there’s drama for everyone this summer! Each day, campers will start with one hour of online screen time (10am-11am) with the camp instructors. Surprise Supplies boxes will be delivered to the campers home before camps begin and inside will be a craft/game box for each day of the week. Campers will do at-home activities and are invited to optional drop-in online sessions in the afternoon. NEW THIS YEAR! Register siblings for 20% off using discount code FAMILY This online camp is brought to you by the Carousel Players
Stand-Up to Stigma – Provincial Webinar for Gambling Addictions 1:30 pm
Stand-Up to Stigma – Provincial Webinar for Gambling Addictions @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
This webinar is designed for service providers and parents of youth, during which we will explore the topics of stigma and gambling. Through discussing these topics attendees will learn and talk about how stigma impacts the lives of people with gambling problems and creates a reluctance to seek help, and methods to reduce the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health problems. This event is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto
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Becoming an Adult Attachment-Focused Therapist: Shifting framework in therapeutic work 9:00 am
Becoming an Adult Attachment-Focused Therapist: Shifting framework in therapeutic work @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This webinar will present a model of therapy that will shift participant’s theoretical framework to that of Attachment-Focused Therapy. This training is suitable for: Educators, Mental Health and Medical Professionals, as well as Direct Service Workers. The theory of attachment clearly describes attachment as a lifelong phenomenon with adolescents and adults continuing to be impacted by their early attachment experiences in their adult relationships and self-perception, yet most therapy for adults has not incorporated an understanding of attachment nor based therapeutic interventions on attachment principles. This workshop will teach you the categories of adult attachment, how to recognize such categories, and how to assist your adult clients to progress from being insecurely attached adults to securely attached adults. The workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift your theoretical framework to that of Attachment-Focused therapy. This model will help you assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences on the personality development of your clients, guide your clients through the process of mourning their losses and longings and use yourself in the reparative process of therapy. You will develop an awareness of your own attachment style and its importance in your therapeutic work. Learning Objectives: -Recognizing and Assessing for Adult Attachment Categories -Learn and apply a model of Adult Attachment-Focused Psychotherapy -Make Attachment the Paradigm for therapeutic change This webinar is hosted by SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH)
Short-Term Interventions: Transitioning from In-Person to Online Support 11:00 am
Short-Term Interventions: Transitioning from In-Person to Online Support @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
This four-week webinar series will explore ways to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity, confidence, and clinical effectiveness. Each webinar will explore a different topic relevant to both short-term therapy and remote service delivery and will include practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Week 1: Doing the Best You Can With What You Have: Best Practices in Brief and Remote Counselling Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time and resources. This webinar will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available or method of service delivery. Week 2: Hope: The Key to All Effective Brief Therapy Practitioners often struggle with how to be clinically effective in brief therapy given the time-limited nature of the interaction. This webinar will invite practitioners to consider hope as the “active ingredient” in Brief Therapy and will discuss how to cultivate hope more intentionally in conversations. Week 3: The Worries are Real: Managing Anxiety, Disappointment and Uncertainty in Troubled Times There is no denying that the COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we know it. Worry, fear and grief are all reasonable responses. This webinar will explore how we can honour our client’s difficult emotions while nurturing their resiliency. Week 4: Mindful Presence in Brief Therapy: Staying Grounded, Compassionate, and Hopeful Before, After, and During Challenging Conversations Supporting others while managing difficult times ourselves can feel exhausting. This webinar will explore the...
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Hidden in Plain Sight: Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse Peoples’ Experiences of Homelessness 1:00 pm
Hidden in Plain Sight: Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse Peoples’ Experiences of Homelessness @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This virtual roundtable explores the key findings of The State of Housing Need & Homelessness for Women in Canada, an expansive literature review commissioned by the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network. The webinar will explore what we do and don’t know about homelessness for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples in Canada, and will outline 8 key challenges and opportunities for change we face as a country. Panelists: Arlene Hache, Co-Chair, Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network Alex Bridges, Keepers of the Circle Kaitlin Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Hilary Chapple, Community Leader & WNHHN Co-Founder Khulud Baig, Researcher, Keepers of the Circle Hannah Brais, Research Coordinator, Old Brewery Mission & additional panelists to be confirmed. This event is hosted by Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network
The Virtual Client Experience Survey: What Do Your Clients Really Think About Your Virtual Experiences? 1:30 pm
The Virtual Client Experience Survey: What Do Your Clients Really Think About Your Virtual Experiences? @ Online
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Please join us for this webinar about the Virtual Client Experience Survey for Mental Health and Addictions (VCES), recently released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Date/Time:July 14, 2020 at 1:30pm -2:30pm EDT Audience: -Academic scientists, educators and researchers -Executives and department/unit leaders for mental health and addiction services -Government representatives and funders -Health care practitioners, allied health care workers and peer support workers working in the mental health and addiction sector -Quality improvement and client/patient safety officers supporting mental health and addiction programs About this event: The VCES takes a person-centered approach to considering all dimensions of health care quality, including safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency and equity. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have shifted to providing a range of virtual health care services. It is important to evaluate the virtual care experience to ensure it: -facilitates access to care -meets client/patient expectations of high quality care -meets the needs of clients/patients.
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Let’s Talk About Challenges with Personal Care 10:00 am
Let’s Talk About Challenges with Personal Care @ Webinar
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Washing, dressing and brushing your teeth – all activities that we normally do without a second thought. But persons living with dementia may forget or lose interest in personal hygiene. As the disease progresses they may lose the ability to perform personal care. Assisting with personal care can be one of the most difficult challenges for care partners. Please join us to discuss strategies you can learn to help support both you and the person living with dementia. This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts 7:00 pm
City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts @ Online
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us this week as we rock out with Epic Journey – Canada’s definitive Journey tribute band. Brought to you by the City of St. Catharines
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AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Counselling at a Distance: Working with Homeless & Street Involved Clients 5:00 pm
Counselling at a Distance: Working with Homeless & Street Involved Clients @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This webinar will cover essential considerations for the delivery of services at a distance to clients without a permanent residence. We will cover ethical, practical, and clinical issues in distance counselling, specifically as it applies to cell phone communications. Concerns specific to these populations will be explored. Pricing: OASW Members $20 Non-Members $35 This event is presented by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
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Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice
Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 17 all-day
Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals. These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health
Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar 12:00 pm
Great Lakes Water Levels Webinar @ Webinar
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
You are invited to a Great Lakes water levels webinar hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 17 from noon to 1:30 pm (EDT) in English. This webinar will provide an overview of why the Great Lakes are at their current levels and how the International Joint Commission’s boards play a role in balancing the interests of all impacted by water levels in the Great Lakes. All interested parties are invited to attend. To participate, you must be able to receive sound through your computer speakers. This Webinar is hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control.
Strawberry Social by ATTCH Niagara 6:30 pm
Strawberry Social by ATTCH Niagara @ Online
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A Curated sparkling strawberry shortcake and trivia fundraiser in support of ATTCH Niagara. A local nonprofit offering free and low-cost specialized trauma and attachment therapies. During COVID the demand for this treatment has increased. Invite your bubble over to enjoy a delightful evening of sweets and wonderful company complete with a LIVE Trivia Game with our Trivia Master. Test your knowledge about Niagara! Build Your Own Shortcakes! To purchase a package please contact Jennifer reception@attch.org This online social event is brought to you by ATTCH Niagara
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Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 2:00 pm
Caregiver Support & Coffee Hour By the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Online
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join your peers and share a virtual coffee! This online group is for care partners of individuals living with dementia. Each group will be facilitated by one of our counselling staff. Sessions: Every other Monday from 2:00-3:00pm May 4, 2020 and May 25, 2020 June 8, 2020 and June 22, 2020 July 6, 2020 and July 20, 2020 This online event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
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Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children 9:00 am
Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination: A clinical model for helping children @ Webinar
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
According to statistics from Canada and the United States, anxiety disorders in children are on the rise. In the time of COVID, anxiety reactions are even more prevalent. In spite of anxiety being a debilitating condition, many children are not motivated to receive psychotherapeutic help, preferring instead to use avoidance as their defense against states of anxiety. This webinar is designed to provide professionals a positive approach to anxiety which is accessible to children, helps them find a way to understand their emotions while enhancing their self-esteem and also gives them tools to gain control and mastery over their troublesome emotions. This webinar will teach a successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety along with a new clinical model for working with children and anxiety management. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment. Explore how children’s anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management. This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies. Registration Fees: General $250 | Student $225 This webinar is brought to you by the SickKids Learning Institute
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) 1:00 pm
AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment. Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors’ perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke #AWepic2020 This conference is brought to you by Age-Well
Grade 12 to post-secondary: Transitions during COVID-19 1:00 pm
Grade 12 to post-secondary: Transitions during COVID-19 @ Webinar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transitioning into post-secondary can be a difficult process for students in the best of times and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought an extra layer of stress for grade 12 students who are expecting to transition into PSE this fall. Based on engagement with both grade 12 and first-year PSE students, this webinar (and tip sheet) will provide front-line staff in both campus and community settings with a framework on how to build and bridge support for students. Topics will include: lessons learned from students, creating an integrated planning process, successful student engagement, and student-centered transition programming. This webinar is brought to you by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Workplace Sexual Harassment | Webinar 1:00 pm
Workplace Sexual Harassment | Webinar @ Webinar
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Have you experienced sexual harassment at work, or want to know more about your legal rights? Have you witnessed sexual harassment but didn’t know what to do? Want to learn more about Bystander Intervention Strategies? Join the Peterborough Community Legal Centre and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre for a two-hour online training session to learn about workplace sexual harassment and Bystander Intervention Strategies. Bystander Intervention Training is an interactive workshop to empower, enable, and educate attendees to be able to identify, assess, and de-escalate situations. In this presentation, we will define what Bystander Intervention is, identify key techniques to an intervention, allow the audience to identify barriers to intervening, and practice their intervention strategies by discussing scenarios provided. Who should attend this presentation? This presentation is designed specifically for helping professionals. We define “helping professional” as anyone in a position of interacting with people in providing a service. This webinar is brought to you by the Peterborough Community Legal Centre and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
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Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers 1:30 pm
Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers @ Webinar
Jul 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is offering Mindfulness Recovery Program for Health Care Workers. This two-session virtual recovery program is for health care workers who are interested in receiving psycho-education and tools to manage stress and mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics to be discussed include: -The Window of Tolerance -Mindfulness and the Brain -Managing Emotions -Self-Care Two Sessions: Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Monday, June 29, 2020, 1:30 to 3:30 PM or Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm This webinar is brought to you by Hope and Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
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Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice
Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 24 all-day
Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals. These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health
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Helping Families Heal: Addressing and Treating Trauma in Children, Youth and Families 9:30 am
Helping Families Heal: Addressing and Treating Trauma in Children, Youth and Families @ Webinar
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Explore the background of how trauma impacts children and families and how best to work with these clients to identify myriad traumatic responses and encourage healing in the family system. This training is suitable for: Child and Youth Workers, Nurses, Early Childhood Educators, Child Protection Workers and other Social Service Counsellors who provide counselling and support to children and adolescents in community-based settings. Description: By the end of this workshop participants will be able to recognize the effects of trauma in children and adolescents, understand the many manifestations of complex developmental trauma, and how to incorporate this understanding into their work. Ms. Lawford will provide strategies to assist in the stabilization and support of youth with traumatic histories as well as steps in how to use relationships in order to promote healing in traumatized children. Learning Objectives: -Recognize the effects of trauma in children and adolescents. -Understand the many manifestations of complex developmental trauma and how to incorporate this understanding into front-line work with clients. -Develop strategies to assist in the stabilization and support of youth with traumatic histories. -Use relationships in order to promote healing in traumatized children. Registration Fees: General $250 | Student $225 This online event is brought to you by SickKids Learning Institute
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Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting 10:00 am
Business Planning & Cash Flow Forecasting @ Webinar
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
What is a business plan and why do you need one? Learn the basics of developing a business plan and cash flow forecasting. This information session is brought to you by the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre
Ageism’s Influence: How Older People are Viewed & How They View Themselves 12:00 pm
Ageism’s Influence: How Older People are Viewed & How They View Themselves @ Webinar
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this webinar, we will discuss age stereotypes and ageism from a number of perspectives. First, we will review how ageist portrayals of older people permeate the media. Second, we will present the content of age stereotypes and discuss how they lead to ageist behavior and how this can affect how older people view themselves. Last, we will touch upon implications for how people living with dementia are likely stigmatized and also suggest ways to mitigate age stereotypes and ageist behaviour. This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
The Poppy Project: Niagara Falls History Museum 1:00 pm
The Poppy Project: Niagara Falls History Museum @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Poppy Project is a collaborative community ART PROJECT by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick ‘N Needles Guild. The Museum is inviting you to work on this large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. Our goal is 2500 poppies by September. The public is asked to create these poppies at home or at the Museum (once it is reopened) at regularly scheduled events throughout 2020. During the current crisis, we would love to see social media posts with you making poppies #nfpoppyproject and tag the Museum. Until the museum reopens, please keep your poppies at home. We will be developing plans for drop off once the museum is back open. Members of the Stick’N Needles Guild will be on hand to help participants with the poppy patterns. Coffee, tea and yarn will be provided at these events, but please bring your own needles or hook if you have them. This event is brought to you by the Niagara Falls History Museum and the Stick’N Needles Guild
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How Nonprofits Can Work With Online Volunteers 12:00 pm
How Nonprofits Can Work With Online Volunteers @ Webinar
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In response to COVID-19, Together Project’s staff and volunteers had to quickly adapt and pivot their programs in order to continue providing social support to newcomers in Canada. While their new model is only a few months in the making, Together Project has learned a great deal about how to set up an online volunteering program. Join us on July 29th to hear from Anna Hill and Andrew Lusztyk as they share their insights, including: – How to get started setting up an online volunteering program; – Tips and tools to develop a greater capacity to onboard and train volunteers remotely; – Benefits and challenges of online volunteering; – How online volunteering can help vulnerable demographics––from equipping volunteers to tackle new challenges, such as helping newcomers access digital devices, to familiarizing newcomers with video conferencing apps, navigating financial supports, setting up food bank deliveries for isolated seniors, and more. This webinar is brought to you by Together Project, a charitable initiative of Tides Canada, connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.
Improve Care for Ageing LGBTQ People At Home 12:00 pm
Improve Care for Ageing LGBTQ People At Home @ Webinar
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community. To address this gap between research and practice, in partnership with community stakeholders and with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, we developed a short research-based film. Our film – Out at Home – combines documentary footage of interviews with older LGBTQ adults and advocates with dramatized vignettes, based on research, to model examples of how to provide quality care to LGBTQ older adults in the context of common home care interactions. In this presentation, we will screen the film and explore its potential for reducing stigma and improving gaps in knowledge regarding LGBTQ older adults in-home care services. In particular, we would like to explore with participants the impact of the film, its usefulness to informing their own practice and understanding in this area, as well as suggestions for additional educational tools and materials to support its uptake. This webinar is brought to you by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health
City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts 7:00 pm
City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts @ Online
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us online Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m., to watch the Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers. Created to preserve the art of playing traditional and Old Tyme fiddle music, the Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers’ performance will be a knee-slapping good time! This online event is brought to you by the City of St. Catharines
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Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice
Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
Jul 31 all-day
Discover new videos every Friday that will cover topics ranging from resiliency, anxiety, gratitude, self-awareness, and ways to challenge your thinking round out close to a dozen online video chats led by mental health experts and professionals. These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health

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