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Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant
Application Deadline: BCM Community Grant @ Online
Jun 1 all-day
BCM Insurance is launching a Community Grants Program in 2019. With an annual investment in excess of $200,000 their goal is to strengthen local non-profit organizations’ capacity to continue to do their great work in serving Niagara’s communities. BCM Insurance has identified two types of initiatives to support: Capital or equipment that can be sustained on an ongoing basis beyond this funding (maximum $50,000) Special events taking place in the community (maximum $25,000) Only applicants who speak to the Grants Administrator at least one week prior to the deadline will have their applications reviewed by Grant Assessors. The Grants Administrator can be reached at communityfund@bcminsurance.com. Just send your name and a day time phone number along with a brief description of your project. You will be called back shortly after sending your email. BCM Insurance is asking all applicants to prepare a three-minute video on their project. This way you have an opportunity to share your passion for your organization and project and how BCM Insurance can help ignite that passion. Further details on the video are included in the grant application. This does not need to be a professionally produced video. It can be as simple as one produced on a cell phone. Further details and applications are available online.
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CannTrust Breakfast Seminar: Understanding Cannabis 8:00 am
CannTrust Breakfast Seminar: Understanding Cannabis @ Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Niagara has already been identified as a market leader in Canada’s next top crop: cannabis cultivation. Peter Aceto, CEO of CannTrust, is well-positioned to address to speak to the future opportunities and challenges of this rapidly growing new business sector and its presence in Niagara. CannTrust is a Federally licensed and regulated global cannabis market leader. The publicly traded company operates its approximately 450,000 sq. ft. Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility in Pelham and has been permitted to construct another 390,000 sq. ft. Peter is a globally recognized and respected business leader, author and speaker. Prior to CannTrust, Peter was the President & CEO with Tangerine Bank, an unorthodox presence in the strait-laced banking world. A social media leader, Peter has also written a book on “people-first” leadership strategies called Weology: How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me. Join Peter as he speaks to members of the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce on the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Jun 4 @ 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara is holding a quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 2:30pm at Niagara Region (1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold).
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Women’s Place Book Riot 4:00 pm
Women’s Place Book Riot @ Gale Centre
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm
Join Women’s Place of South Niagara at the Gale Centre for Canada’s best and biggest used book sale! Thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from plus CDs, DVDs, vinyl, children’s books, vintage books, rare books, games, puzzles and more! Dates & Times: Wednesday, June 5 Pre-sale ($10 entry fee in support of Women’s Place shelters) 4:00pm – 8:00pm Regular sale days (no entry fee) Thursday, June 6 & Friday, June 7 10:00am – 9:00pm Saturday, June 8 & Sunday, June 9 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday is fill a reusable grocery bag for only $5.00! Cash sales only. This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.
Lifelong Learning Niagara: The Teenage Brain Under Construction 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara: The Teenage Brain Under Construction @ Armenian Community Centre
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Jean Clinton, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University Over the past decade neuroscience has finally been able to shed light on why teenagers do the things they do! This presentation will explore what has been learned about brain development and how the environment and experience plays a key role in this development. The rise of mental illness among our Canadian youth, risk taking, novelty seeking, and risk of substance abuse will be explored. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic 10:00 am
Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm
Do you love to golf? Register today for the Peter Saracino Alzheimer Golf Classic at Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The day includes 18 holes of golf, driving range, golfer gift, free drink on course, golf cart, lunch & dinner, wine, contests, live & silent auction, $50 tax receipt. $225 per golfer/$150 Pen Lakes Members. Benefiting services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
6th Annual Pride Niagara UNITY Awards 6:00 pm
6th Annual Pride Niagara UNITY Awards @ Amici's Banquet And Conference Centre
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Niagara Unity Awards showcases the important successes of individuals and groups that have made an impact for the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Plus (LGBT+) community here in the Niagara Region. The event features an opening winery reception by Hernder Estate Wines, silent auction, a formal three course dinner and of course the Niagara UNITY Awards ceremony itself. Tickets are $50 each or $400 for a table of 8. This event is hosted by Pride Niagara.
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Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting 9:00 am
Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting @ Fort Erie - location TBA
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Service Provider Shared Learning Sessions are being held across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentation: Person-Centred Care Please RSVP your attendance to tamara@unitedwayniagara.org.
Including Caregiver ID Initiatives as Part of Family Presence and Open Visiting Policies in Ontario 12:30 pm
Including Caregiver ID Initiatives as Part of Family Presence and Open Visiting Policies in Ontario @ Online
Jun 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The Change Foundation and OHA will be co-hosting a webinar for those who want to learn more about this research on family presence and open visiting policies, and how Caregiver ID initiatives can play an important role in a family presence culture. You will also hear from a healthcare provider who led the implementation in a hospital. She will share lessons learned and helpful reflections on how to integrate a Caregiver ID initiative with the introduction of a family presence policy. Speakers include: Lori Hale, Executive Lead, Research and Policy, The Change Foundation Christa Haanstra, Executive Lead, Strategic Communications, The Change Foundation Jennifer Ridgway, Program Lead, Changing CARE at BridgePoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System This webinar is hosted by The Change Foundation & Ontario Hospital Association.
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team 1:00 pm
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team @ Online
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Leadership comes with a lot of responsibility and a ton of hard work. It is often also laced with criticism, judgment and condemnation from your team, stakeholders and the community. That constant stream of disdain can impact any leader’s confidence. Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character. In this session you will: Understand why your character matters so much in leadership. Spoiler alert: Look at the comments on social media about leaders who don’t have good character. Learn what impacts others description of your character. Leave with a 3-step strategy for developing your character. This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Helping Kids Soar After a Loss 9:00 am
Helping Kids Soar After a Loss @ McNally House Hospice
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
McNally House is pleased to announce a free PA Day Program for children who are grieving on June 7, 2019. The program will offer participants an opportunity to express their grief, develop coping strategies and to connect with others who share a similar experience. Youth will engage in a variety of crafts, games and activities developed to build resilience. The day will be facilitated by a certified grief counsellor. It is free of charge, and lunch and snacks are included. Registration is limited. Contact Jennifer (905-309-4013 ext. 32) for more information or to register. This event is hosted by McNally House Hospice.
Seniors Forum Presented by the West Lincoln Age-Friendly Advisory Committee 10:00 am
Seniors Forum Presented by the West Lincoln Age-Friendly Advisory Committee @ West Lincoln Community Centre
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The West Lincoln Age-Friendly Advisory Committee invites you to a Seniors Forum. Programme to include Keynote Speaker (10:15 a.m.) Brock Godfrey, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – a presentation aimed at seniors, covering mass marketing fraud, identity theft, romance and other scams, and how to avoid them. Also featuring: “Storefronts” presented by Niagara organizations Entertainment Prizes Refreshments This event is hosted by the West Lincoln Age-Friendly Advisory Committee.
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Walk to End ALS Niagara Region 9:00 am
Walk to End ALS Niagara Region @ Grantham Lions Club
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am
The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada, the Walk to End ALS is a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate hope for a future without ALS, honour those we have loved and lost, and show support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease. Your fundraising efforts and generous donations support the best ALS research in the country and enable ALS Societies to provide community-based support to people and families living with the disease. Extra Walk Facts: Participants walk (or roll!) a route of approximately 5 km Approximately 90 communities across Canada host a Walk In 2018, more than 11,000 Canadians participated in the Walk, raising more than $4 million 60% of net proceeds are directed to community-based support for people living with ALS 40% of net proceeds are invested in the best ALS research in Canada through the ALS Canada Research Program This event is hosted by ALS Canada.
LDANR’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 12:00 pm
LDANR’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Cardinal Lakes Golf Club
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm
All proceeds raised help support LDANR programming for children and youth with learning disabilities across the Niagara Region! Event Schedule: Registration and Lunch – 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start – 2:00 p.m. Dinner and Ancillary Events – 5:00 p.m. Pricing: Early Bird Pricing: $85/Single Golfer, $160/Twosome After May 14th: $95/Single Golfer, $180/Twosome Foursomes are welcome! Choose 2 x twosome when registering. The tournament will consist of 9 holes. Non-golfers are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be won. This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.
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St. Catharines Seniors Day Trade Show and Forum 9:00 am
St. Catharines Seniors Day Trade Show and Forum @ Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
On June 10, 2019, the City of St. Catharines is hosting a Seniors Day Trade Show and Forum. Admission is free and no RSVP is required. Free parking is available, and the St. Catharines Transit Commission is offering free bus transportation for attendees 65-plus. At 9:00 a.m., Mayor Walter Sendzik will lead an older adults forum to discuss issues important to the older adult community. From 10:00 to 2:00, approximately 50 vendors will participate in a trade show, including vendors from health care, support services, seniors residences, travel, fitness and wellness groups. There will be door prizes and free take-away information. Vendor applications are being accepted online until May 24, 2019. This event is hosted by the City of St. Catharines.
Improving the Accessibility of Sustainably-Produced Foods in Canada 12:00 pm
Improving the Accessibility of Sustainably-Produced Foods in Canada @ Online
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm
Interest in sustainably-produced foods has grown exponentially in recent decades. Food Secure Canada has conducted a study called, “Sustainable Consumption For All” (April 2018 – March 2019) to better understand the barriers Canadians living on low-incomes face in accessing sustainably-produced food. The project utilized key informant interviews, focus groups with people living on low-income, and a nation-wide survey. Key research findings will be presented, followed by a discussion about the project including exploring future research questions. For this research Food Secure Canada has received funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Contributions Program for Non-profit Consumer and Voluntary Organizations. The views expressed in this research are not necessarily those of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada or the Government of Canada. This webinar is hosted by Food Secure Canada.
Strategies and Opportunities to Improve Physician Wellness, Decrease Burnout, and Support Professional Practice 2:00 pm
Strategies and Opportunities to Improve Physician Wellness, Decrease Burnout, and Support Professional Practice @ Online
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) for a webinar with Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, a Clinician Scientist and the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The objectives of the webinar include: Describe individual, team and organizational level strategies to improve physician engagement, wellness, and excellence Discuss the opportunity to decrease physician burnout by optimizing the use of electronic health records Review opportunities to support professional practice and leadership development of physicians
Protect Your Privacy and Dispose of Old Technology 3:00 pm
Protect Your Privacy and Dispose of Old Technology @ Grimsby Public Library
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This presentation will look at ways to protect your privacy as well as how to safely dispose of your out-dated technology. First, we’ll discuss identity theft, online privacy, and mobile privacy. Learn about easy to implement solutions to ensure you’re protected. Then, we’ll cover how to get discard digital technology in a way that is both safe, and better for the environment. This is a demonstration and information session only, do not bring old devices. Call or visit the library to register. This event is hosted by the Grimsby Public Library.
Niagara Environmental Directory Workshop 6:00 pm
Niagara Environmental Directory Workshop @ Niagara Region - Campbell West
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The purpose of this workshop is for local groups and people to identify and map contact information of organizations, businesses, and some characteristics of Niagara’s environmental sector. This includes citing existing directories, organizations with a local footprint, a listing of various green themes, and a mention of annual key events and dates. Those who attend can also discuss the use social media to stay connected, planning out future meetings, and determining future needs, projects, and ideas through the support of a simple directory.
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Information Fair Presented by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee 9:00 am
Information Fair Presented by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association and Thorold Age-Friendly Committee @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors' Centre
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:45 pm
The Thorold Senior Citizens Association and the Thorold Age-Friendly Committee invite you to attend an Information Fair on June 12, 2019, at the Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors’ Centre. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Information Displays and Service Providers 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Light lunch available for purchase 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Senior of the Year and Mural Rededication Presentations Everyone is welcome.
Safe Driving for Seniors 10:30 am
Safe Driving for Seniors @ Grimsby Public Library
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This informational session from the experts at AAPEX Driving Academy will focus on safe driving during your 70s and 80s. Learn about testing, safety tips, when to find an alternative to driving, and how ailments and medications can affect driving. Please call or visit the library to register. This event is hosted by the Grimsby Public Library.
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Third Age Learning Niagara: Journaling for Your Well-Being 10:00 am
Third Age Learning Niagara: Journaling for Your Well-Being @ Niagara College - Welland Campus
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Third Age Learning Niagara in learning about how journaling can improve your overall well-being. This simple technique has so many benefits to health and wellness and we would like learn how to do it while getting the most from it. Register today! Seats are limited! This session is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.
Mental Health and Addiction QI Collaborative Series – Focus on Ontario Health Teams 11:00 am
Mental Health and Addiction QI Collaborative Series – Focus on Ontario Health Teams @ Online
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In preparation for Ontario Health Teams, join the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario for this free webinar series and learn about opportunities for collaboration with your local mental health and addiction agencies on how to work together to improve access, transitions and care outcomes using a quality improvement (QI) approach. This webinar is hosted by Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario.
NextGen Leaders: Ask Me Anything! 1:00 pm
NextGen Leaders: Ask Me Anything! @ Online
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In this AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, Lianne Picot will address questions about leadership in general and in the nonprofit sector from new and aspiring leaders who want to know more about what it takes to lead social change. Lianne will also talk about the potential leadership gap we will be facing in the sector and what senior leaders need to do to future proof their organization. Send your questions anonymously in advance to lianne@bluemorpho.co or have them ready to ask on the day in person. It’s up to you! At this special, interactive webinar, you’ll have an opportunity to: Learn about the potential leadership gap in the nonprofit sector Ask your questions about how to be a more effective nonprofit leader Discover ways you can start futureproofing your organization now This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Overcoming the Challenges of Downsizing 7:00 pm
Overcoming the Challenges of Downsizing @ Grimsby Public Library
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Are you thinking about downsizing but procrastinating about starting, wondering why it feels so overwhelming, and need help changing your mindset? Join Julie Stobbe, owner of Mind over Clutter and learn how to overcome 6 emotional and psychological challenges that make it difficult to begin downsizing your life. Please call or visit the library to register. This event is hosted by the Grimsby Public Library.
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Senior Drivers and the License Renewal Process 2:00 pm
Senior Drivers and the License Renewal Process @ Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance Co.
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara is hosting a free workshop for senior drivers, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance. By attending this presentation, attendees will learn about: Trends and statistics for older drivers The testing requirements for those 80 years and older The Over 70 At-fault Collision Program Signs of aging or medications as it relates to driving ability Driving tips and some more recent rules of the road. All attendees will be entered to win a reflective t-shirt.
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ATTCH Niagara Family Fun & Wellness Day 11:00 am
ATTCH Niagara Family Fun & Wellness Day @ Hernder Estate Winery
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
ATTCH Niagara is thrilled to be holding a Family Fun & Wellness Day to launch their new non-profit organization. The goal of the Family Fun & Wellness Day is to promote connection, wellness, and fun for families while raising funds to support the delivery of free and low-cost therapy for people in need of all ages. There will be fun for the whole family, including: Bouncy castle Skyhunters Birds of Prey Exhibit Family Photographs Yoga by the Vineyard A live Preformance from a new youth band, Deadwax Music Lead Activities Crafts Family Games Penny Sale Table Thrifting Section & More! For more information, call 905-684-9333 or email reception@attch.org. All activities other than penny sale and thrift table are by donation. Suggested amounts will be posted but people can participate regardless. This event is hosted by ATTCH Niagara.
Oak Centre’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser 12:00 pm
Oak Centre’s 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser @ Fort Erie Golf Club
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm
The Oak Centre is hosting their 11th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday June 15, 2019. Registration begins at 12:00, golfing begins at 1:00. Your $75 golf package includes: 18 holes of golf and cart Lunch Steak dinner Prizes Team challenge $65 early bird special: Register and pay for your team before May 3, 2019 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate All Fort Erie Golf members can register for $45. Contact Sylvie Morgan or Jessica Kish by phone (905-788-3010) or email (clerical.oakcentre@bellnet.ca) to register. This event is hosted by the Oak Centre.
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Great Lakes Public Forum
Great Lakes Public Forum @ Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel
Jun 17 – Jun 19 all-day
The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement calls for the U.S. and Canada to convene the Great Lakes Public Forum once every three years to discuss the state of the lakes, progress made under the Agreement and priorities to guide science and actions over the next three years, as well as provide an opportunity for public input. The 2019 Great Lakes Public Forum will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Open House: Niagara Regional Native Centre Presents Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound 11:00 am
Open House: Niagara Regional Native Centre Presents Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound @ 2 Clark Street, St. Catharines
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Niagara Regional Native Centre presents Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound is a four-phase, housing-based, post-secondary housing and employment program that systematically addresses the barriers that Indigenous mothers face. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of Indigenous families. Intake is now open. Drop in to see the new office space and meet staff. Light snack and refreshments, as well as referral packages will be available. This event is hosted by Niagara Regional Native Centre.
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NCO Policy Brief Launch – Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster 9:30 am
NCO Policy Brief Launch – Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster @ Meridian Community Centre - Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
There appear to be two conflicting realities surrounding Niagara’s agribusiness sector. On the one hand, there are indications the sector legitimately boasts world-class agribusiness assets and strengths, while on the other hand, there are some underlying gaps and challenges in leveraging the sector’s full potential. The Niagara Region Economic Development division has partnered with the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University to take a closer look at the state of the region’s agribusiness sector. Dr. Charles Conteh, author of the NCO’s policy brief #40, “Niagara’s Agribusiness Sector: Towards a More Resilient Innovation Cluster”, will present his findings followed by a panel discussion and open Q&A. The policy brief paints a portrait of recent trends in the sector in Niagara relative to similar mid-sized regions in southern Ontario. In doing so, it identifies some of the industry-specific strengths of agribusiness in Niagara as well as highlights existing weaknesses and gaps. From this, Dr. Conteh draws some inferences to provide an analysis of how to further leverage the sector’s potential and address existing problems in pursuit of greater resilience and adaptability. Panelists: Clinton Buttar, Senior Relationship Manager, Farm Credit Canada Lyndon Ashton, Centre Manager, Canadian Food and Wine Institute Innovation Centre Darren Ward, Manager, Business Planning & Commercialization, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre Bradley Mclean, Associate Director, Innovation & Commercialization, Brock University This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory.
Niagara West Service Provider Meeting 9:30 am
Niagara West Service Provider Meeting @ Employment Help Centre
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am
Service Provider Shared Learning Sessions are being held across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
CRA Self-Employment Seminar 10:00 am
CRA Self-Employment Seminar @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by a CRA representative, this seminar will discuss various topics of interest to self-employed individuals. The seminar will help you understand and navigate the tax system, thereby making it easier for you to meet your tax obligations. Some of the topics will include: Common tax errors and financial benchmarks Overview of revenue and expense concepts General bookkeeping concepts and best practices Information on CRA services This seminar is hosted by the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre.
Family Support Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton 12:00 pm
Family Support Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team to learn more about the Family Peer Support services available through St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Fiona Wilson and Karin Anderson will speak on family engagement, family centred care, and the Peer Support in PES as a new initiative. Additionally, family members who have utilized the support offered through St. Joseph’s will share their stores. Attend the sessions in-person or remotely. This event is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting 6:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is having their Annual General Meeting, June 18, 2019, and you’re invited! Hear from guest speaker Dr. William Brown, “Dementia: Hope for the Future.” All welcome, free of charge, light refreshments. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Beyond Grants: Alternative Financing for Your Nonprofit or Charity 12:00 pm
Beyond Grants: Alternative Financing for Your Nonprofit or Charity @ Online
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive webinar will explore ways to strengthen your nonprofit’s and/or charity’s financial resilience with supportive financing tools. Your organization may be looking to diversify its financing options or new funding realities may make it more challenging to continue to serve your mission and communities. ONN is committed to catalyzing improvements in the nonprofit sector’s funding environment, and to facilitating strategic partnerships that increase the sector’s access to capacity-building opportunities. Join ONN and the Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) for a deep dive into financing options that may be used by your organization to achieve its goals and the how-to’s of preparing for financing. Through this webinar you will learn: What is debt financing? Loans, lines of credits, and how nonprofits and charities can leverage tools to support their mission What is a line of credit and when it is beneficial to organizations? How to assess your financing needs & readiness Ways to identify your “borrowing profile” How and when to get ready to apply for a line of credit Bring your questions to the webinar for the Q&A. You can also send your questions in advance by June 15 to admin@theonn.ca. Speakers: Financial Manager, Beth Coates, CPA, CA Impact Investment Associate, Rebecca Waterhouse, MPNL This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Learn@Lunch: Financing Your Small and Medium Business 12:00 pm
Learn@Lunch: Financing Your Small and Medium Business @ St. Catharines Aquatics Centre
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join Innovate Niagara for lunch and an interactive session with APL, BDC, and Meridian to discuss options to finance your small-medium business. Each organization will discuss their SMB lending methodology. Speakers will cover finance options including Asset backed, Equity, Line of Credit, and Invoice financing. Find financing opportunities for your business. Speakers will include: Ian Duffy, Founder & CEO of Accelerated Payments Chris Walker, Senior Small Business Advisor at Meridian Credit Union Kyle Walsh, Commercial Account Manager with Business Development Bank of Canada This event is hosted by Innovate Niagara.
Building Sustainable Communities: One Mile Creek 7:00 pm
Building Sustainable Communities: One Mile Creek @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre - Mori Nursery Room
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Residents of Old Town in Niagara-on-the-Lake and others interested in nature conservation are invited to attend the first Friends of One Mile Creek public meeting in several years. The purpose of this group is to collaborate with the community and relevant agencies to work efficiently toward restoring and revitalizing the water, wildlife and natural environment of the One Mile Creek watershed in NOTL. The Friends of One Mile Creek champion the role of private citizens to make a difference in protecting our natural environment. Special guest speaker Jocelyn Baker will talk about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example. Networking begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission cost, but participants are kindly asked to RSVP. This event is hosted by Friends of One Mile Creek.
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Joining a Board of Directors: What Are You Getting Yourself Into? 1:00 pm
Joining a Board of Directors: What Are You Getting Yourself Into? @ Online
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Being a board member for the first time means a lot of things: taking on significant responsibility, doing a tremendous service, and committing to learning a lot of new things. But what does a board member actually do? What are your roles, responsibilities and duties? How much time should you expect to commit? What expertise do you need to bring to the table? Many people join boards without knowing the answers to these questions, which sometimes makes the reality of board membership a bit surprising, to say the least. This webinar will provide participants with guidance about what boards expect of you, and what you should expect from your board. We will cover the fundamentals about being a director, bust some myths, and help to get you ready for board membership. This webinar has the following learning objectives: Understand the basic roles and responsibilities of board members Get introduced to what makes board membership challenging and how to prepare yourself Set your expectations about what you should expect from your board and what they should expect of you This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
Community Support Services of Niagara 19th Annual General Meeting 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara 19th Annual General Meeting @ Welland International Flatwater Centre
Jun 20 @ 1:30 pm
Community Support Services of Niagara invites you to attend their 19th Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 1:00, meeting begins at 1:30. Light refreshments to follow. Please RSVP to Lisa at lbosada@cssn.ca or call 905-682-3800 ext. 31 by Thursday June 10, 2019.
Dinner from Around the World: Spring Fundraising Dinner for Fort Erie Multicultural Centre 6:00 pm
Dinner from Around the World: Spring Fundraising Dinner for Fort Erie Multicultural Centre @ St. Paul's Anglican Church
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
Fort Erie Multicultural Centre invites you to their Spring Fundraising Dinner: Dinner From Around the World! Featuring a tantalizing menu of ethnic favourites, performances by talents from across the globe, and a silent auction. Punch bowl begins at 6:00 p.m., and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 (cash or cheque accepted). For tickets, please contact Rosemary Legge at 905-871-3641 ext. 32 or rosemaryl@firststepsincanada.com. Please RSVP by June 12th. This event is hosted by the Fort Erie Multicultural Centre.
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10th Annual Quest CHC Barbeque 11:00 am
10th Annual Quest CHC Barbeque @ Quest CHC Parking Lot
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Save the date for Quest Community Health Centre’s 10th Annual Barbeque!
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Joint Health and Safety Certification Level 1 9:00 am
Joint Health and Safety Certification Level 1 @ St. John Ambulance
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires any employer with more than twenty regular employees to establish and maintain a health and safety program which includes a Joint Health and Safety Committee. In 2019, St. John Ambulance is launching Joint Health and Safety Committee Certification Training in Ontario. As a recognized leader in first aid training across Canada, this training is the perfect compliment to their commitment to health and safety overall. What is covered in Join Health and Safety Committee Part 1: Health and Safety and the law Workplace Refusals Duties and Obligations of a JHSC Certifications Hazard Management Investigations Critical injury accidents and deaths Case Studies When the Labour Board steps in Resources for JHSCs Call 905-685-8964 ext. 202 or register online. This training is hosted by St. John Ambulance.
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Addressing Mental Health and Well-being by Creating Balanced and Supportive Post-Secondary Environments 1:00 pm
Addressing Mental Health and Well-being by Creating Balanced and Supportive Post-Secondary Environments @ Online
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Students that are transitioning from high school to post-secondary education can experience a great amount of stress (Sheng, 2017). According to the National Institute of Mental Health, routine stress can contribute to mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety. The majority of people entering or preparing for post-secondary education, 15-24 year olds, are more likely to experience mental illness than any other age group (CAMH, 2012). Many changes occur during this period that are unfamiliar and out of their control. In response to these statistics, specifically looking at young adults 18 years of age and older, and in the interest of evolving education practices with inclusive principles while improving well-being, this webinar will discuss how post-secondary institutions can provide a welcoming, holistic, and supportive environment, demonstrated by physical and sensorial elements. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Niagara Health Annual General Meeting 3:00 pm
Niagara Health Annual General Meeting @ Niagara Health - St. Catharines Site, Food Court Dining Area
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm
Niagara Health invites you to their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Special Guest: Leslee Thompson, CEO of Accreditation Canada and Health Standards Organization RSVP by Friday, June 14th to corporate.communications@niagarahealth.on.ca. This event is hosted by Niagara Health.
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AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum 8:00 am
AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum @ Niagara College
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm
Are you a business professional who targets older people? Do you want to better understand them? Are you an academic who thirsts for more knowledge about this growing demographic? Or perhaps you’re a mindful consumer who cares about issues pertaining to ageing and longevity. Hosted by Niagara College, AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum presents a varied assembly of thought leaders, organizations, and individuals who are striving to make a difference in terms of reducing ageist attitudes and reshaping what it means to age. Each of the 12 intriguing presentations will contain information and facts that will enlighten professionals, academics and inquiring consumers alike. Business professionals can hear and discuss how global and local population trends and longevity issues can impact their business, and get an inside track on emotional triggers affecting their clients’ decisions as they age. They can also examine their own personal thought processes and behaviours about ageing issues to improve their professional perspective. For academics and mindful consumers who are curious about positive ageing, the Forum provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in engaging presentations that will invoke new thoughts and motivations about ageing positively beyond just eating well and exercising. Topics and speakers include: Ageing is Changing: Global Trends in Ageing – Dr. Jane Barratt, International Federation on Ageing Shaping our Local World – Sarah Webster, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health Neuroplasticity: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain – Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Author and Founder of Arrowsmith School Intelligent Fear – Michael Clarkson,...
Niagara Falls Foreign Trade Zone Seminar 10:00 am
Niagara Falls Foreign Trade Zone Seminar @ Niagara Falls City Hall - Committee Room 2
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ) Exporting Seminars will include speakers from government agencies, public-private institutions, as well as provide networking opportunities to exporting businesses in Niagara. The purpose of these seminars is to create greater awareness opportunities and connect you to Federal/Provincial programs for your exports. Generate leads to your international supply chain, benefit from duties refund and tax relief programs, apply for market development assistance, and other resources for scaling your international presence. For businesses preparing to export, this is your ideal contact point for building up your resources. Last year, NFTZ seminars reached more than 150 businesses and serviced more than 75 companies. Seminar Highlights NFTZ introduction International Market Insight Key Exporting Programs Incentives Introduce Resource Institutions Client Testimonials Networking Discussion RSVP by email to jayesh.menon@niagararegion.ca or adavidson@niagarafalls.ca
Let’s Talk About… Human Trafficking 6:00 pm
Let’s Talk About… Human Trafficking @ Guild Hall
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The second session in the Port Colborne Public Library’s “Let’s Talk About..” series will focus on human trafficking. The event is to raise awareness about human trafficking and how it impacts the lives of people in the Niagara Region. With presenters: Krystal Snider (Trainer-Intervention with Survivors of Human Trafficking, YWCA, Niagara Region), Skylar Burbidge (Survivor), Amanda Sanders (Detective Constable, Niagara Regional Police Service), and Wendy Sturgeon (Executive Director, Native Women Inc., Niagara Chapter). This is a free event. Seating is limited. Pre-registration required. This session is hosted by Port Colborne Public Library.
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Brock University: Our Journey to the Cloud using SharePoint 1:00 pm
Brock University: Our Journey to the Cloud using SharePoint @ Online
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We have all seen how SharePoint can inform and engage people across your organization and be a modern document management platform designed for collaboration. What’s the experience with an organization-wide deployment of SharePoint Online and how does this adapt to the requirements of Higher Education? This session will dig into Brock University’s deployment of SharePoint from the perspective of both IT Pros and end-users, to get a full understanding of the value of SharePoint and what it took to deploy. Speaker: Norman Young, Data Architect, Brock University This webinar is hosted by Microsoft.
Tackling Homelessness Using Collaborative Outcome Planning 1:00 pm
Tackling Homelessness Using Collaborative Outcome Planning @ Online
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In order to address homelessness in a sustainable way, transformative change is needed. Join the Systems Planning Collective for a webinar where you’ll learn how a ‘Collective impact’ framework can be used to tackle transformative change within communities. The transformative work happening in Abbotsford, BC, will be used as a case study. This webinar is hosted by the Systems Planning Collective.
The Roshni Project Webinar: Highlighting the Lived Experience of South Asian Women 1:00 pm
The Roshni Project Webinar: Highlighting the Lived Experience of South Asian Women @ Online
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Gursharan Virdee, psychologist and researcher at CAMH Learn about: The mental health realities of young South Asian women The roles of family, faith communities, educators, and mental health service providers The process and benefits of co-creation as a source of empowerment About the Roshni Project Following many years of hearing young South Asians in the Greater Toronto Area share challenges with accessing culturally-informed mental health supports and services, we came together to find a way to help. Young South Asian women in particular expressed a need to see a young South Asian mental health professional that ‘looked like’ them. Someone who understood what it was like to be a woman and straddle two completely different cultures — being Canadian and being South Asian. Through these dialogues emerged a number of gaps in the systems surrounding these young people, with the central and repeated theme being understood as a young South Asian and the role of gender in their experiences. This webinar is hosted by the Evidence Exchange Network (CAMH).
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