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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
Jul 10 @ 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.
Designing Data Tools for Health Equity and Community Action 2:00 pm
Designing Data Tools for Health Equity and Community Action @ Online
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Over the past decade alone, web technology has vastly increased data availability, and community innovators have created new tools for accessing, visualizing, analyzing, and sharing relevant data to advance equity-focused policies and investments. From local tools like the Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas, which connects local leaders to timely data across eight key areas of community well-being, to national tools like Mapping Police Violence, which provides interactive maps and charts on officer-involved deaths of community members, online data tools are equipping advocates, policymakers, funders, and the public with relevant data to advance health equity and move policy across a range of issue areas. Join this webinar, live from Portland, for a panel discussion with national leaders who are using and designing data tools to drive health equity and community action. Featured Speakers: Sarah Treuhaft, Senior Director at PolicyLink (moderator) Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer/CEO of the Partnership for Southern Equity Sam Sinyangwe, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero and Mapping Police Violence Julia Sebastian, Research Associate at Race Forward Cat Goughnour, Founder and Principal at Radix Consulting and Right 2 Root Antwi Akom, Co-Founder & CEO of Streetwyze; Co-Founder of ISEEED; Professor & Founding Director of Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab UCSF & SFS This webinar is hosted by Ecotrust and PolicyLink.
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Information Session: Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program 2:00 pm
Information Session: Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program @ St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, Mills Room
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On June 27th, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration released a Call for Proposals to invite eligible incorporated and unincorporated not for profit organizations to submit applications under the new Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program. The province will allocate $3.0 million in 2017-18 to build diverse and inclusive communities by enhancing the ability of newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to participate fully in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of Ontario. Information about the Multicultural Community Capacity Grants Program and the Call for Proposals can be found on the Ministry’s website at ontario.ca/multiculturalgrants The deadline to submit applications is 4:00 p.m. on August 1, 2017. This grant program will make funding available for projects across Ontario that address one or more of the following priorities: Civic engagement – Facilitate community engagement, social integration and voluntarism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities. Social connections – Promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups. Education and empowerment – Promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making. Women’s empowerment – Support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential. Capacity building and partnerships – Build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities. Grants between $1,000 and $8,000 will be available for projects that address these priorities. Projects must start on or after November 1, 2017,...
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Learn @ Lunch: Quickbooks Desktop Basics 101 12:00 pm
Learn @ Lunch: Quickbooks Desktop Basics 101 @ The Generator at One - 3rd Floor Suite A301
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for lunch and learn how to set up Quickbooks for your small business! Angie Tellier will be covering the following on the Quickbooks Desktop Module: Company Set-Up Setting up Chart of Accounts Recording Purchases and Sales Tracking Accounts Receivable Tracking Accounts Payable This seminar is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
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Caregiver Wellness: Navigating Your Journey 1:30 pm
Caregiver Wellness: Navigating Your Journey @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Caregiver Wellness: Navigating Your Journey is a new 3 part series. The first two sessions present the opportunity for care partners of persons living with dementia to reflect on their current journey, prepare for the next steps and navigate the process. Part three will focus on keeping connected and will allow care partners to check-in with each other and as well as receive additional education. Registration is required. Dates: July 17 July 31 August 14 These sessions are hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Your Library Just Got Bigger – LiNC Information Session 2:00 pm
Your Library Just Got Bigger – LiNC Information Session @ Pelham Public Library - Fonthill Branch
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Your library just got bigger! Learn more about what LiNC (the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative) is, how you can benefit from it and how to use it. A second session will be held on July 19 from 7-8 in Fenwick. This information session is hosted by the Pelham Public Library.
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Contemplative Client: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 12:00 pm
Contemplative Client: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to working with and supporting clients who are “contemplative.” The term contemplative comes from the Stages of Change model, meaning the person is sitting on the fence or ambivalent about whether or not they want to make a change in their life. This model is helpful whether applied to substance use or making a change in any area of your life. This education session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey Lunch & Learn @ Niagara Region Headquarters - Public Health (Room CE 101 and CE102)
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Did you know that 30% of Niagara secondary students have played drinking games in the past 4 weeks? Or that 20% of grade 7 and 8 students don’t always wear a seatbelt while in a vehicle? Find out more with Niagara’s Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey results! During this 2-hour interactive session, you can expect: A presentation highlighting the findings and trends from the 2015 data To receive tools to help you share this data with your colleagues, partners and target audiences, including 11 infographics (some examples shown below) and a report An opportunity to discuss ways you and your colleagues can help impact these statistics The results will cover information about health-related behaviours, attitudes and beliefs from grades 7-12 students in Niagara. Health topics discussed will include: mental health and addictions, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, other drug use, physical activity, healthy eating, road safety, head injuries, family and school environments. Please RSVP to confirm your attendance with melanie.seguin@niagararegion.ca by July 4, 2017. This lunch & learn is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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Contemplative Client: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 12:00 pm
Contemplative Client: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to working with and supporting clients who are “contemplative.” The term contemplative comes from the Stages of Change model, meaning the person is sitting on the fence or ambivalent about whether or not they want to make a change in their life. This model is helpful whether applied to substance use or making a change in any area of your life. This education session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Skillsets Nonprofit Leaders of the Future Will Need 12:00 pm
Skillsets Nonprofit Leaders of the Future Will Need @ Online
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Get your hands on the Ontario Nonprofit Network’s brand new report to learn what key skill sets future leaders of the sector need to navigate a changing world and lead a workforce for stronger communities. This is the culmination of the past six months of research and interviews with nonprofits and sector leaders. ONN will share seven skill set “personalities” in a new infographic and a detailed literature review. You’ll learn key recommendations to address leadership skills and development gaps from the perspective of individual organizations, the sector, and systemic changes we can make happen together. Think: funding reform! Get your questions answered and take away tools you can start applying to assess your readiness and future thinking when it comes to attracting and retaining leadership. Plus, identify skill sets you can develop as your career progresses. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Food Handler’s Certification Course
Food Handler’s Certification Course @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Jul 20 all-day
Join Job Gym for this one-day Food Handler’s Certification Course. The morning will consist of instructions and lessons. A test will be written in the afternoon. Those who pass the test will receive a card in the mail indicating that they are Food Handler Certified. Registration fee includes materials. To register, contact Barbara Hopkins (contact information above). This course is hosted by Job Gym.
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Transitional Aged Youth 11:00 am
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Transitional Aged Youth @ Online
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. This 3-part webinar series examines opioids across the lifespan starting with the early years (maternal/prenatal), transition aged youth and lastly, older adults. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility 1:00 pm
Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility @ Online
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering. There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017. What you’ll learn: Explore the concept of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). Frame new outreach efforts and renewed ways to recognize volunteering across the spectrum. Examples of the diverse ways in which Canadians are involved informally include ethical purchasing decisions, crowd funding for social causes, signing petitions, etc. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Community-Building with Syrian Refugee Families: Coping, Art & Music 12:00 pm
Community-Building with Syrian Refugee Families: Coping, Art & Music @ Online
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Interaction through art and music can be effective in engaging refugee families in self-expression and communication as they navigate the stresses commonly associated with settlement and integration. Combining such activities with opportunities for group discussion concerning the stresses associated with adjustment can be a valuable aid to their emotional well-being and sense of connection to their new community. In this webinar, psychologist Dr. Annette Dufresne and Client Support Services (CSS) case manager, Riham Al-Saadi, will discuss their collaborative work with Syrian refugee families in the Multicultural Council of Windsor’s CSS program. The presenters will discuss how art, music, and group discussion have been used to engage refugee clients and their families in creative expression, exploration and connecting, thereby promoting healing and community-building. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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World Hepatitis Day at Montebello Park 11:00 am
World Hepatitis Day at Montebello Park @ Montebello Park
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Hepatitis C Care Clinic invites community members and partners to World Hepatitis Day. Attend for: Free food & refreshments Live music & entertainment Private testing & health testing Community health fair – information displays Community partners are invited to provide an information display to share with the residents of Niagara Region the great care and services you provide each day. For more details, contact Karen Usick (see contact information above). This event is hosted by Niagara Health’s Hepatitis C Care Clinic.
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