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Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative RFP 1:00 pm
Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative RFP @ MacBain Community Centre - Coronation Room
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Proposals are invited from the community for projects that will provide an effective service to address poverty for residents of Niagara. The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build strong neighbourhoods to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health. Applications will be available at from February 5, 2018 to March 2, 2018. For more information, contact Natalie Chaumont (contact information above). This information session is hosted by the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.
Letter of Intent Deadline: All That Kids Can Be
Letter of Intent Deadline: All That Kids Can Be @ Online
Feb 2 all-day
Every year, United Way reviews and invests in one of three priority areas. In 2018, applications for funding will be accepted in the “All That Kids Can Be” priority area for programs serving children and youth. Applications must demonstrate how the proposed program contributes to one of the following outcomes: Increasing connectedness and community involvement. Children and youth are caring about, and getting along with others. Children and youth are getting involved. Increasing engagement in learning. Children and youth are learning. Youth are preparing for adulthood. Increasing emotional and physical well-being. Children and youth are making healthier choices. Children and youth can better handle life’s challenges. If you are experiencing trouble with the application or have any questions, please contact Jenna Kirkwood 905.688.5050 ext 115 or email This grant is administered by the United Way.
Application Deadline: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program @ Online
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm
This program celebrates and showcases Ontario communities that are taking steps to becoming age-friendly by creating policies, programs and services that support seniors. Awards are available in two categories to recognize the efforts and achievements of communities engaged in age-friendly initiatives, highlight promising practices and encourage knowledge exchange. You can submit a nomination if you represent a local government or a community organization that can demonstrate its local government’s support. This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.
Niagara Social Justice Forum
Niagara Social Justice Forum @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
Feb 3 all-day
A day-long program of workshops, information tables and performances exploring local and global issues of social justice. Workshops are organized by community groups, activists and graduate students. Topics include: AccessAbility Workers’ Rights What the Fish?: An In-Depth Look Into Our Global Fish Crisis Activist-ing in Niagara Wages and Work – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Humane Jobs: Linking Human & Animal Well-Being in Niagara Activism Through Silence Palestine/Israel: From Zionism to BDS: Challenging the Rhetoric; Dispelling the Myths Let’s Make Multinationals Work for Everybody Gender Sexuality and Disability Forum Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion Applying Social Justice on Campus: A Panel Discussion Free childcare is provided and lunch served at the Marilyn Walker School, downtown St. Catharines. Registration required. This event is hosted by the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University.
Pathways Speaker Summit: Truths Revealed 6:30 pm
Pathways Speaker Summit: Truths Revealed @ Club Roma
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear the myths and truths about the future of education and career opportunities in Niagara and beyond. Administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community are invited to hear directly from local business and education leaders about emerging industries, markets and job opportunities. Get the facts straight from the source and be informed about real pathway options for students. This event is ideal for students and parents Grades 6-10. Now is the time to discover your passion, become informed and set realistic goals to plan your pathway to success. This event is hosted by Niagara Catholic District School Board & Niagara Workforce Planning Board.
Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies 11:00 am
Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies @ Online
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The following questions will be addressed and discussed: Why is cross collaboration among the professions of planning and aging important to advancing Livable Communities for All Ages (LCA) work in our communities? What are the most important strategies for engaging planners globally in LCA? How are planners around the world supported or stymied in advancing LCA? Presented by: Ms. Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Health and Age-friendly Communities, AARP International Dr. Laura Keyes, Lecturer in Nonprofit Management, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas This webinar is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.
Multiple Moves Through the Health System: Using Big Data and Lived Experience to Understand and Change 12:00 pm
Multiple Moves Through the Health System: Using Big Data and Lived Experience to Understand and Change @ Online
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For people with dementia, receiving a diagnosis is just the first step to accessing the health system. As their needs increase, they will often need care in other settings, compelling a transition or move. While some of these transitions are required, people with dementia may experience unwanted or unnecessary transitions that can be traumatic and pose serious challenges to continuity of care and patient safety. In this webinar, Dr. Sivananthan will share ‘big data’ for an entire population to understand what some of these transitions look like long term, and whether receiving good dementia and primary care has an influence on the number of moves experienced. Dr. Sivananthan also lived as a resident in two long-term care homes to complement her research in the “lived experience”. This webinar will be a unique opportunity to hear about her work through two different lenses – both academic and lived experience – and how they influenced each other and health system policy at the national and global level. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
The Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging – An Innovative Approach for Mental Health Promotion 1:00 pm
The Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging – An Innovative Approach for Mental Health Promotion @ Online
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join this webinar to learn more about the Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging which is one of the first educational initiatives of its kind in the world. The Fountain of Health (FoH) translates current science of healthy aging, wellbeing and resilience, and offers practical tools to improve health outcomes over the lifespan – for use by the public and by clinicians. Presenters will be discussing the importance of raising awareness about the science of healthy aging, and practical steps to promote health over the life span. Who should attend: Seniors, researchers, policy makers, community workers and practitioners, health care professionals and caregivers with an interest in seniors mental health promotion and learning more about the Fountain of Health Initiative. At the end of this webinar, participants will: be knowledgeable about the Fountain of Health (FoH) Initiative for Optimal Aging, a national initiative to promote seniors’ mental health, wellness, and health behaviour change across the lifespan; appreciate the current science of healthy aging translated in the FoH to the public and healthcare providers, to shift negative age stereotypes and the “pathological aging” paradigm; be familiar with the range of Fountain of Health tools available for use by the public, patients and clinicians in your practice. This webinar is hosted by CHNET-Works! and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
More Than Money: Leveraging the Benefits of Sports Hosting in Niagara 2:30 pm
More Than Money: Leveraging the Benefits of Sports Hosting in Niagara @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Feb 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
In the winter of 2017, Master’s student Chris Charlebois surveyed 251 people attending the Scotties Tournament of Hearts to measure how they perceived the national championship affecting St. Catharines and Niagara region in terms of economic, social, and environmental impacts. This Niagara Community Observatory policy brief #30, written by Charlebois and Julie Stevens (Director of the Centre for Sport Capacity) presents those findings, as well as economic impact indicators of eight other sporting events held in Niagara over the past five years, in an effort to offer a better methodology for local decision-makers to measure the success of these types of events, and in turn, find ways to effectively support sport-event hosts in the region. Panelists: Sue Morin, Business Development Manager at Venture Niagara Tim Rigby, Niagara Regional Councillor, Royal Canadian Henley Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Carol Phillips (contact information above). This research presentation and panel discussion is hosted by the Niagara Community Observatory and Centre for Sport Capacity.
Inspire Your Staff to Reach Their Full Potential 1:00 pm
Inspire Your Staff to Reach Their Full Potential @ Online
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Is your team capable of achieving more? Are you doing all you can as a leader to help them contribute fully to your organization? This upcoming free webinar will offer leaders new strategies to better inspire their teams. You hire employees who seem to have so much potential, however, you never seem to unearth it. Years later, they are ok, but not stellar in their job. Yet, if you want an incredible team that makes a significant impact, you need stellar employees. The question is: How do you get the best out of your staff? What if you could unlock their inner greatness? What if you could help them uncover their key strengths, their budding skills or their unrealized potential? You can! The catch is, it takes leadership dexterity. In this session you will learn the difference between inspiring, motivating, coaching and mentoring your employees, and when to do which. Leaving the webinar, you will have gained practical tools and a mindset shift about how you see your team members and what you are helping them to develop and grow. Yes, you will also discover how to help them reach their full potential! This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Ecological Nationalism and the Canadian Environmental Imaginary 11:00 am
Ecological Nationalism and the Canadian Environmental Imaginary @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Anthropocene – the new epoch of indelible human impact on the Earth system – manifests, at this stage of its history, as a moment of profound ecological crisis. A key question for humanity is therefore how we should govern ourselves as the planetary force we have become. In this paper, Dr. Byron Williston (Department of Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University) asks how this question applies to Canadians and approaches it from the standpoint of what we might call the Canadian environmental imaginary. His key claim is that if we are able to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene responsibly it is crucial for us to cultivate a kind of nationalism that has environmental concerns as its central focus. This is ecological nationalism. As we will see, the specifically Canadian version of ecological nationalism can flourish only if we alter fundamentally the way we have so far imagined our relation to nature in this country. Dr. Williston closes by applying the results of the analysis to Canadian climate policy post-Paris. This event is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and Posthumanism Research Institute.
Sustainable Development as a Complex Problem 12:45 pm
Sustainable Development as a Complex Problem @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Feb 9 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
The industrial revolution, based on linear models and deterministic science, has led to phenomenal advances in technology, economic development and quality of life. This success has also resulted in wholesale biodiversity loss, environmental pollution on a planetary scale, climate change, poverty in the underdeveloped south and an extraordinary concentration of financial wealth. While linear science is good for technological development it is not adequate for understanding the complexity of living beings. We need new paradigms and ways of learning about ourselves and our relationships with the environment. This seminar will present some concepts from systems thinking that might help us to deal with the sustainability challenge we currently face. This event is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
Us and Them Documentary Screening 7:00 pm
Us and Them Documentary Screening @ Brock University - David S. Howes Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Brock Sociology Department in collaboration with the United Way, St. Catharines & District presents the documentary US & THEM. To bring attention to the issues of homelessness and addiction, US AND THEM is touring Canadian communities. The response after every show has been incredible; audience members are leaving with a newfound compassion and desire to help the chronically homeless. US AND THEM was written and directed by Krista Loughton and award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott who joined the project in 2013. Abbott is the co-director and editor of the widely acclaimed film THE CORPORATION, one of Canada’s most successful documentaries. The Canadian tour of US AND THEM will continue into 2018 and the line-up so far has included an exclusive screening on Parliament Hill for all of Canada’s MPs on September 26, 2017. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, hosted the event. The film also screened at the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s (CHRA) Annual Congress in May 2017, and at the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Conference in September 2017. St. Catharines is joining US AND THEM’s national efforts to raise awareness about homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens. At a time when Canada is in the midst of both a housing and opioid crisis, a national effort to raise awareness about homelessness and addiction through a compassionate lens has never been more relevant. Filmmaker Krista Loughton will be in attendance, and will be available for interviews prior to the screening and can...
Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon 11:30 am
Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon @ Lipa Park
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Mayors of the region’s six southernmost communities will come together to discuss new and useful economic and community-based information at the joint Chambers of Commerce Southern Tier Mayors’ Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. In the past, the mayors’ presentations have highlighted both the achievements and future plans for growth and development collectively as well as for individual communities. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce (contact information above).
Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics 1:00 pm
Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics @ Online
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As floods and wildfires become more frequent and fearsome, and climate action finds its way into federal policy, are Canadians’ beliefs and attitudes about climate change, and how to address it, changing? What do they really think about carbon pricing? And what are the most powerful narrative frames for engaging them on this all important issue? This webinar presented by the Université de Montréal’s Dr. Erick Lachapelle and James Boothroyd will touch on answers to some of these questions, informed by results and analysis of EcoAnalytics’ latest Climate of Change Survey (October 2017). Presenters: Erick Lachapelle, EcoAnalytics Research Partner is an Associate Professor of Political Science, at the Université de Montréal. James Boothroyd, ManagingDirector, EcoAnalytics, is a communications specialist and social entrepreneur with deep experience in building coalitions and campaigns in the public health and environmental sectors. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
CMHA Niagara’s Women and Wellness 6:45 pm
CMHA Niagara’s Women and Wellness @ Club Roma
Feb 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Women and Wellness is an educational fundraiser designed to entertain and inform guests on issues related to mental health. All proceeds support CMHA Niagara’s Walk-In Counselling program (offered in Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, and now St. Catharines). Ann Dowsett Johnston, five-time National Magazine Award winner and author of “Drink”, will share her personal story of mental health and addiction as this year’s Keynote Speaker. The event will also feature a panel and will be emceed by Ruth Unrau, Focus Coach. Raffle and penny sale tickets are available for a variety of fantastic prizes! This event is hosted by CMHA Niagara.
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Community Care West Niagara
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas 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. Presentations: Nicole Sutherland – Community Care West Niagara Erin Riseing – Niagara West Community Garden Collective, Niagara Community Garden Network Please RSVP your attendance to
Alcohol and Drugs on Campus: What Students and Staff Have to Say 10:30 am
Alcohol and Drugs on Campus: What Students and Staff Have to Say @ Online
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will focus on perceptions, motives, and patterns of use of alcohol and other substances among post-secondary students in Canada. Recommendations and potential tools to address excessive drinking and substance use on Canadian campuses will be discussed. The webinar will feature two qualitative research studies conducted by CCSA on several campuses in 2017. Additionally, PAD will share the results of their recent project, done in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, to develop health promotion messages that resonate with undergraduate women about the association of alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk. The findings of this project suggest that educating students about specific health risks not typically associated with alcohol may be an effective way to promote contemplating reduced alcohol consumption. This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
Pardons Canada Information Session 1:00 pm
Pardons Canada Information Session @ Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grand River Employment and Training in conjunction with Apatisiwin Employment and Training is holding an information session for Pardons Canada. The purpose of this session is to share the information that is needed to apply and receive pardons for criminal records. A criminal record can be a barrier to employment that sometimes seems impossible to conquer, but there is help available. This session is hosted by Grand River Employment and Training & Apatisiwin Employment and Training.
Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara 8:30 am
Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ A Child's World
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing. Education topic: Best Practices & Key Considerations with Volunteerism and Recruitment Presenter: Terri Bruce, CIRS, CCCM Director of Programs, INCommunities As the Director of Programs, Terri has oversight of INCommunities four programs: Volunteer Connections, Language Services, the Niagara Community Information Database and the 211 Information and Referral Inquiry for Central South Ontario. Terri has been with INCommunities since 2010 but has spent her career connecting individuals and groups to the supports that they need. Originally trained in Marketing and Business Administration, she later received the designation of Career Development Facilitator (CDF) and in 2010 received designation as a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach (CTACC). Most recently she was awarded the Certified Call Centre Manager (CCCM) designation in 2016. Terri will share best practices in the volunteerism sector, policies and procedures, risk management and information on the new Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. This session is hosted by the United Way of South Niagara.
Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy 10:00 am
Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
In March 2017, HC Link hosted a webinar in which Rob Rainer, Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network Steering Committee, provided an overview of the rationale and benefits of establishing a universal basic income, gave examples of Basic Income initiatives and discussed issues in program design. If you missed it, you can view the recording, slides, and a list of resources. Many developments have unfolded since then, and the fledgling Basic Income movement is continuing to gain momentum in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. HC Link has asked Rob to return with a panel of experts for a follow-up discussion of the Basic Income and its ability to engage people from diverse audiences in advancing its implementation. Join this webinar to: learn about recent developments in Basic Income research, policies and initiatives raise design and implementation issues for discussion with expert panelists share ideas and resources with other participants explore why the idea of a Basic Income is currently receiving unprecedented levels of support identify organizing techniques that have helped the Basic Income Networks gain momentum This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
The Stakeholder Inclusion in Practice Change Project: Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC 12:00 pm
The Stakeholder Inclusion in Practice Change Project: Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC @ Online
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Improving the provision of person-centred care practices during mealtimes is essential to the quality of life for persons with dementia living in residential care homes. This webinar will describe the Feasible and Sustainable Culture Change Intervention (FASSCI) Model—a unique and innovative model for culture change in residential care homes that improves collaboration, accountability, mutual understanding, and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders (e.g., licensing inspectors, family members, and formal care team members). Learn how, despite significant contextual and organizational challenges, we successfully increased (and sustained!) care staffs’ ability to consistently provide relational and person-centred care during mealtimes! This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
SafeTALK Training 1:00 pm
SafeTALK Training @ TBA
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3.5 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care To register to attend, please request a registration form by email. This training is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
Alcohol Policy Review: Opportunities for Ontario Municipalities 12:00 pm
Alcohol Policy Review: Opportunities for Ontario Municipalities @ Online
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will present the findings of a municipal alcohol policy review that was conducted as a collaborative project between three Ontario Public Health Units (Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Health Unit, Durham Region Health Department, and Thunder Bay District Health Unit) and a private consulting firm (Liem Strategic Integration Inc). The review sought to identify and assess the transferability of alcohol-related risk and harm reduction policies and practices across Canada and/or internationally to Ontario municipalities. The review discusses opportunities and challenges and reveals emerging and innovative local policy solutions to reduce alcohol-related harms. The review sets out concrete actions that can be taken at a local level to advance policies in the areas of licensing, enforcement, regulating physical access through density, hours of sale limitations, pricing strategies, and promotions and advertisements. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Public Health Association.
Bill 148 is Here: Are You Ready? 12:00 pm
Bill 148 is Here: Are You Ready? @ Online
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this webinar, you will: Learn what changes came into effect January 1 Explore in detail the “Equal pay for equal work” legislation coming into effect on April 1 and how it may affect your nonprofit Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
How to Give Feedback that Drives Engagement and Performance 1:00 pm
How to Give Feedback that Drives Engagement and Performance @ Online
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you unclear on how best to provide feedback to your staff that is motivating and encourages engagement? This free webinar will offer you new techniques and best practices! According to Towers Watson, the single most important factor in employee engagement is whether employees feel their manager cares about their wellbeing. What better way to show you care than to create an environment of growth and appreciation that will inspire your team members and volunteers to want to give you their best. The good news is giving feedback doesn’t have to take a lot of time – and it’s free. This webinar will give you some simple, fast and practical tools to help you get more comfortable with giving feedback – appreciative and constructive. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Tips and Strategies for Serving Deaf Clients with Employment Goals 10:00 am
Tips and Strategies for Serving Deaf Clients with Employment Goals @ YMCA Employment & Immigration Services
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
There are many Deaf, Deafened, or Hard-of-hearing adults in Niagara with training and employment goals. Attend this workshop for a conversation with Chris Kenopic, Executive Director of the Deaf Literacy Initiative and staff from local programs serving Deaf individuals. Learn more about: Deaf culture Myths and facts Employment and education rates Services in Niagara and across Ontario Communication tips for working with Deaf individuals Strategies to motivate Deaf clients to seek employment Q&A period with Chris and local service providers serving Deaf individuals Please register before February 19th. This workshop is hosted by Literacy Link Niagara.
Coldest Night of the Year – St. Catharines 4:00 pm
Coldest Night of the Year – St. Catharines @ Market Square
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Coldest Night of the Year is a super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser for the hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families across Canada. The St. Catharines event is hosted by Start Me Up Niagara, which offers a full range of services to people in Niagara that are experiencing difficult times. Walk with Start Me Up Niagara to help them maintain their vision of a community where everyone is included, healthy, and self-sufficient.
The Willow Community Member Art Show 2:00 pm
The Willow Community Member Art Show @ Mahtay Cafe
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come and check out some awesome artwork from The Willow Community. Opening reception will be held from 2-4 pm in the Community Room at Mahtay Cafe. This is a great opportunity to celebrate art, diversity, community, and have some conversations. The Willow Community is a nonprofit arts organization that provides free art classes to people with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions in the Niagara Region. Visit to learn more.
Not-For-Profit Executive Forum 2018
Not-For-Profit Executive Forum 2018 @ Hyatt Regency Toronto
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day
As a progressive leader in your NFP, you are looking to make an impact for your organization. At the forum you will learn to embrace and harness the power of change to become stronger in the face of social, political and digital disruption. This year, CPA Canada has specifically tailored content for both charitable and not-for-profit organizations to speak to your unique needs as an organization. They will also provide updates in technical areas such as accounting standards, taxation and legal compliance to round off your skills as a senior leader. Don’t miss Canada’s premier national not-for-profit event. Can’t make it to Toronto? Attend the forum virtually from your desktop or tablet. Save $100 off registration and cut travel costs, without diminishing your access to expertise. Topics include: navigating and embracing change key updates from the Accounting Standards Board compliance and tax updates harnessing the power of emerging technology and data presenting financial information to your board social enterprise succession planning This event is hosted by CPA Canada.
Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act: Better Business Practices Series 9:00 am
Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act: Better Business Practices Series @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces & Better Jobs Act has been passed and has come into force on January 1, 2018. The Act has a significant number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that will affect all workplaces in Ontario including Child Care Organizations. This informal interactive seminar will provide Organizations with an opportunity to assess the potential impact this legislation may have on your Organization. Facilitators Asha Rampersad from Bernardi HR Law will be present to answer many of your legal questions about how to best manage your child care regarding the proposed labour reforms. Terri Carr and Joy Lerman from TJ Solutions have worked all over Southern Ontario for more than 15 years. Their focus is on providing seminars and solutions in managing your child care/family resource organizations. This seminar is hosted by ECCDC.
Engineering Effective Events 1:00 pm
Engineering Effective Events @ Online
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Event marketing strategies leave a lasting, brand-focused impression by grabbing the attention of a group of people who are gathered together, creating a sense of belonging and community and forwarding your organization’s mandate. If executed professionally and successfully, event marketing will provide attendees (partners, donors and supporters) with an experience that will resonate in their minds for months, if not years, to come. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to turn your event into the must-attend occasion on your community’s social calendar while adding significant value to your brand, operations and bottom line. Presenters will use case studies to run you through developing the initial concept, thematic devices, venue, MC and speakers, entertainment, food, venue decoration, audio/video, set-up and teardown and attendee (and sponsor) follow-up. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
Mental Health in the Workplace: The Duty and Benefits of Accommodating Employees with Disabilities 12:00 pm
Mental Health in the Workplace: The Duty and Benefits of Accommodating Employees with Disabilities @ Online
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Everyone has the right to equal treatment in employment and cannot be discriminated against on the basis of actual or perceived disability. Accommodation is a way of helping employees work more effectively by overcoming limitations caused by disabilities, including mental illnesses. Changes in labour law, occupational health and safety, employment standards, workers compensation, and human rights decisions are all pointing in the need for employers to provide a psychologically safe workplace. Join in as guest speakers unpack these developments and share what employers need to know and do to support their employees in realizing their potential and contributing to their workplace and broader community. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Supporting International Students: Campus Mental Health 1:00 pm
Supporting International Students: Campus Mental Health @ Online
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Many international students do not readily seek mental health supports, despite facing multiple challenges in their transition to a new country and educational system. This webinar will look at some of the barriers to access, including stigma of mental health issues, differing cultural perceptions of the definitions, causes, and handling of mental health, and a lack of awareness of supports offered on and off campus. Presenters will discuss ways to overcome these barriers while taking into account the cross-campus collaborations needed to enhance support for international students. Presenters: Ali Dohadwala, International Student Counsellor at George Brown College. Ashley Sullivan, Manager of International Student Integration and Support at George Brown College. Nadia D’Lima, International Student Services Manager at Centennial College. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Application Deadline: Niagara Connects Call for Board Members 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Niagara Connects Call for Board Members @ Online
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Niagara Research and Planning Council (operating as Niagara Connects) is seeking new Board Members. Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. Mission: “Generating knowledge that drives community action”. Guiding Principles: Community strengths, research, and evidence are linked in order to plan for a stronger Niagara Different interests are engaged to work together mobilizing for change; and Research and activities are guided by communities. Applicants should be prepared to: Actively engage in supporting Niagara Connects’ mission and mandate within the community of Niagara Have some flexibility to attend Board and committee meetings during business hours Attend regularly-scheduled meetings of the Board Work diligently to complete Board-related activities and projects Participate on committees of the Board as appropriate Click here for more information about Niagara Connects, application guidelines, and submission instructions.


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