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Trauma Grief and Loss Conference-Online
Trauma Grief and Loss Conference-Online @ Online
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day
ATTCH is pleased to be offering another leading-edge trauma and attachment conference series March 30 – April 3, 2020, this will now be offered fully online. This comprehensive conference will give you practical tools to take your trauma processing to a deeper level and learn effective tools and skills to work with grief and loss. · Day 1 ~ March 30 : · Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 1 . · Day 2 ~ March 31 : · Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 2 . · Days 3 & 4 · Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief with Anne-Marie Lockmyer (2-day training). · Day 5 · When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Approaches to Grief and Loss with Cher Curshen. *Pre-requisite: Must have completed core 3-day certification trainings in order to complete these trainings. See details on the website. This conference is hosted by ATTCH. Please contact by email to register reception@attch.org.
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Workplace Wellness Series for Educators: Finding Your Happy 6:30 pm
Workplace Wellness Series for Educators: Finding Your Happy @ ECCDC
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An Introduction to the 16 Guidelines to Transform Your Life and Relationships Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Many of us search all our life for our Holy Grail to happiness and well-being, yet the answer often lies within us. Drawing on proven techniques from modern psychology, ethics, cognitive behavioural approaches, and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, 16 Guidelines is a holistic approach to increase our emotional resilience, confidence, and overall well-being. This workshop is a taster to a two-day workshop that looks at the neuroscience behind happiness and introduces “The 16 Guidelines“ which provide practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. The idea behind the 16 guidelines is simple: to change the way we experience the world, we transform the way we think, act, and relate to others to find meaning. This workshop will teach techniques, including mindfulness, that can be shared with others, to improve personal relationships at home, reduce stress in the workplace, and overall increase your sense of happiness and well-being. Registration fee includes all session materials and nutrition break. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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The White and Bright Affair 7:00 pm
The White and Bright Affair @ Online
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a Livestream that is for EVERYONE at a time when we are all looking for some deep connection, support, and love. Our 1-hour program will feature Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of “The 5 Love Languages.” Over the past few weeks, Dr. Chapman has aligned his keynote with the real-life situations we are all dealing with as we self-isolate at home. Gary says that at the heart of every relationship is the desire to love and feel love. What you need to know before SHOWTIME! #1 – RSVP for the Live Stream by visiting Pathstone Foundation #2 – Take the FREE Love Language Quiz at 5 Love Languages #3 – Dress code is to wear white + a splash of your favorite colour. Anything goes at home! Pj’s, housecoat, bunny slippers, you name it! #4 – Dr. Gary Chapman joins us LIVE and brings The 5 Love Languages to life in a 15-minute keynote + Q & A. Learn how to better connect and show love in every relationship in your life in this COVID-19 world and beyond. #5 – Post your White & Bright pics on social, don’t forget to tag us @PathstoneMH and use #WABA
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“Drag” Yourself to Trivia in Support of the Many Hands Project 6:00 pm
“Drag” Yourself to Trivia in Support of the Many Hands Project @ Canadian Polish Society Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Niagara College Event Management students and Many Hands Project presents “DRAG” yourself to TRIVIA, a fun, pop-culture themed trivia night co-hosted by 2 Drag Queens. All proceeds will go to Education Foundation of Niagara creating bursaries for DSBN students pursuing post-secondary education at Niagara College. Featuring rounds of pop-culture trivia, pizza, snacks, cash bar, games, and prizes. This event is hosted by the Many Hands Project.
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Integrating Technology in the Early Years – The Technical Basics 6:30 pm
Integrating Technology in the Early Years – The Technical Basics @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where will we begin? For this session we will be reflecting on how technology has been used within our programs and what are the basics we need to know. Are there other pieces of the puzzle we need to consider such as policy, best practices, benefits of technology and the right kind of screen time? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these pieces as well as different types of technology that you could implement within your program. The technology will be supportive of learning for children, families, and educators which we will look at in the next sessions in the series. Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC)
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Ballet Laughs: The Surprising Comic Side of a Classical Art with Katherine Barber 10:00 am
Ballet Laughs: The Surprising Comic Side of a Classical Art with Katherine Barber @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is hosting a special lecture to celebrate their 5th anniversary and Spring Lecture Series 2020. Romance, escapism, beauty, athleticism – those are ballet’s acknowledged fortes. But comedy? Join Lifelong Learning Niagara as Katherine shares some hilarious moments in ballet. Known to many as “Canada’s Word Lady” for her knack for making our language lively and entertaining, Katherine is also an ardent ballet fan who takes ballet lovers on ballet-themed holidays around the world, provides very popular ballet appreciation courses, and organizes group ballet outings in Toronto. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
Ask the Expert Webinar: Medical Cannabis & PD 2:00 pm
Ask the Expert Webinar: Medical Cannabis & PD @ Online
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Since the legalization of cannabis in October 2018, there has been greater interest in its use for the possible management of Parkinson’s symptoms. Join us on Wednesday, April 15 as pharmacist Dr. Alan Low answers common questions related to cannabis, including current research and how to access it. We welcome all individuals with Parkinson’s to this webinar, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers. As always, please consult with your physician prior to making any changes to your treatment regimen. This event is hosted by the Parkinson Society of British Columbia. Please note that it is 11am Pacific Standard Time or 2pm EST.
Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour: Laying the Foundation 6:30 pm
Reconstructing the Way We View Behaviour: Laying the Foundation @ Early Childhood Community and Development Centre
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an informative session for educators who will have an opportunity to revisit their daily practices and consider the impact that this has on both educators and children’s behaviour. Educators will reflect on the use of language, equitability, power relationships, and best practices. The session will also offer an opportunity to explore ways in which both educators’ and children’s resiliency skills can be enhanced to support change that behaviour can bring to the classroom. Registration fee included all training materials and nutrition break This event is hosted by Early Childhood Community and Development Centre
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Respect in the Workplace 9:30 am
Respect in the Workplace @ ECCDC
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Employers including child care organizations are required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to review their workplace violence and harassment programs with employees annually. Traditional methods of reviewing the policies and programs are often ineffective when it comes to delivering the right message when dealing with bullying, harassment or inappropriate behaviours that are just under the radar. Your employees need to know more than just the legal definitions of bullying and harassment, they need to understand how it is their joint responsibility to eliminate these behaviours from your workplace. This interactive and informative session will use quizzes and case studies to help participants learn: How to create a stronger corporate culture and change the power dynamics of your team Empower your team with the skills to prevent bullying and harassment within your workplace Create a meaningful policy that ensures that staff know what to do if they are being harassed Develop a corporate culture that encourages bystanders to act when they observe bullying and/or harassing behaviours And other preventative measures This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
Wagon: Virtual Treatment for Mental Health and Addictions while Social Distancing 12:00 pm
Wagon: Virtual Treatment for Mental Health and Addictions while Social Distancing @ Online
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
With the constantly developing COVID-19 pandemic, people with addiction and mental health disorders may experience unique challenges associated with self-quarantine and isolation. EHN Canada has been offering their online WAGON Programs to patients for some time and they are now using this tool to support intensive outpatient programs (IOP), Aftercare and virtual Alumni events. They are also now offering 1:1 counseling for individuals suffering from generalized mental health such as depression, grief, and anxiety. Join our upcoming webinar where we will discuss the various features offered through WAGON, the referral process, and updates put in place as we navigate this pandemic. This event is brought to you by EHN Canada
Garden Soils, Critters and Ecology, with Garden Jane 6:00 pm
Garden Soils, Critters and Ecology, with Garden Jane @ Heartland Forest
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How can we foster children to become lifetime gardeners and naturalists? We know we want to help children connect to nature, and gardening with kids would be great, but let’s get real with where we are and what we can do to achieve these lofty goals! Insects, Bees, Birds, Bats – roles they play in the garden Learn about the soil food web and how to help children connect to it Working with worms and other garden life (getting past the ick factor at any age!) Activities and activity stations for toddlers and pre-schoolers Compost tea, seed balls, worm composting, and more This session is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength 8:30 am
Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength @ ECCDC
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma-informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery. Please view website for further details. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Playhouse Build and Auction in Support of Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre 10:00 am
Playhouse Build and Auction in Support of Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre @ Pen Centre Parking Lot
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara as they host their annual Playhouse Build & Auction fundraising event. It is truly a unique event and day of family fun – all centered around some of Niagara’s Best Builders creating one-of-a-kind playhouses or back yard play structures to be auctioned off to the community. Creativity is encouraged as the builders have five hours on event day to pull together their teams & their dreams to build a custom back yard playhouse or play structure to be displayed in a live auction at the end of the afternoon. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun, with a BBQ, Food Vendors, Games & Activities, bouncy castles, face painting, Super Hero appearances, Raffle Prizes, entertainment and other fair like activities for the whole family to enjoy! Help Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara “Build4Change” – supporting this event allows them to continue much needed programming for children and youth and thus strengthen their resilience in the aftermath of abuse. This event is hosted by Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara.
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Emotional Schemas in Childhood 6:00 pm
Emotional Schemas in Childhood @ ECCDC
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Children create understanding and knowledge of their world by interacting with the environment and the ‘things’ within it. While they are doing this, we often observe them repeating actions over and over again and see repeated patterns in their play. In the first half of the 20th century, Jean Piaget recognized organized patterns of behaviour in children’s play and developed his schema theory around how children learn and acquire knowledge through physical and mental actions. In the 1980’s Chris Athey furthered Piaget’s work by identifying clusters of play patterns and developed the concept of schematic play or schema play. If you would like to find out more about schema play and how to support schema play in your early learning and child care setting then join the ECCDC for this engaging, interactive and fun workshop. There will be opportunities to engage in thought-provoking conversations with fellow Educators and explore a variety of materials and experiences that support schema play. This session will focus on Emotional Schemas. Educators will have an opportunity to dive deeply into the concept of emotional schemas in an early learning and child care setting. This will include identifying and recognizing emotional play schemas, and how educators can support young children with the development of self-regulation through emotional play schemas. Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.
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Day of Mourning Ceremonies: Various Locations Throughout Niagara
Day of Mourning Ceremonies: Various Locations Throughout Niagara @ Niagara Region
Apr 28 all-day
Join us at various monuments throughout Niagara for ceremonies to reflect on those who lost their lives working in the Niagara Region. Specific times and locations below. Day of Mourning Ceremonies Tuesday, April 28, 2020 St. Catharines, 7:30 a.m. At the monument dedicated to the Fallen Welland Canal Workers, located at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the Canal St. Catharines, 8:00 a.m. At the monument dedicated to four fallen workers – under the St. Catharines Skyway. Located on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the canal, under the bridge Niagara-on-the-Lake, 9:15 a.m. At the monument located at the Centennial Arena – 1557 Four Mile Creek Rd. in Virgil Niagara Falls, 10:30 a.m. At the monument located at Niagara Falls City Hall – 4310 Queen St. Fort Erie, 11:45 a.m. At the Monument located at Fort Erie City Hall – 1 Municipal Centre Drive, along Highway 3 Port Colborne, 1:00 p.m. At the Monument located in H.H. Knoll Park on Sugarloaf St., beside the hospital Welland, 2:00 p.m. At the Monument located beside the canal in Merritt Park – 151 King St. Port Robinson, 3:00 p.m. In memory of Robyn Lafleur, Esquire Canada explosion site (1999) – 125 South St. North St. Catharines, 4:00 p.m. At the Monument located at St. Catharines City Hall – 50 Church St. Niagara Region, 5:15 p.m. At the Monument located at the Region of Niagara Headquarters–1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way This event is hosted by Niagara Regional...
Intimacy & Dementia: How Close Can We Get? 12:00 pm
Intimacy & Dementia: How Close Can We Get? @ Online
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar series will explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy and aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics when we are supporting persons with dementia. There are challenges presented by the desire for intimacy when faced with physical, mental, psychological, social and environmental barriers. Participants will be encouraged to share some of their unique situations and strategies will be shared and discussed. This webinar is the first of a two part series in partnership with ASC / CCNA. Part two (which takes place Tuesday April 28) will use case examples to highlight some common challenges that arise when issues of intimacy arise in persons with dementia and strategies will be offered to help us support meaningful relationships. This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: Black Holes 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Spring Lecture Series: Black Holes @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region. Presenter: Dr. Michael Reid, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto and Public Outreach Coordinator for the Dunlap Institute Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the universe. They have mysterious powers: super-strong gravity, the ability to slow time itself, and maybe even the power to access other universes. Where do these curious objects come from? What would it be like to fall into one? Do they pose any threat to Earth? In this talk, Dr. Reid will explore these and many other intriguing aspects of black holes using pictures and analogies to make the science accessible to everyone. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
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Buildings, Occupants and the Changing Environment 12:00 pm
Buildings, Occupants and the Changing Environment @ Online
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for an online presentation as we explore the interactions between Buildings, Occupants and the Changing Environment. Occupants of buildings depend on what we term “good” Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). The actual definition of IEQ is somewhat elusive, as it is the absence of problems in the indoor environment that could detract from the health and productivity of occupants. Buildings need to be designed and built with the occupant in mind, and as we rapidly progress into sustainable building designs, we also need to make sure that buildings can accommodate the changing environments of our cities and climate. We will explore some of the facets of the occupant/building interface in these changing environments. The event will be posted on our website: http://www.ncceh.ca/content/ncceh-environmental-health-seminar-series Presenter: Dr. Karen Bartlett, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Retain and Gain: How Career Ownership is Transforming Nonprofits and Charities 1:00 pm
Retain and Gain: How Career Ownership is Transforming Nonprofits and Charities @ Online
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Here’s what you can expect from this free webinar: Understand how career management approaches, methodologies and frameworks can be used to address key challenges in your workplace Learn what other nonprofits and charities from Vancouver to St. John’s have been asking about career management Consider how your own thinking and your workplace practices may be hiding opportunities for you to shape a different future of work for yourself and for the next generation This event is hosted by CharityVillage.

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