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Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting 9:00 am
Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting @ Crystal Ridge Community Church
Sep 5 @ 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. Presentations: Advancing Crystal Beach and CNIB Please RSVP your attendance to tamara@unitedwayniagara.org.
QI in Community Mental Health and Addiction: Not Just Another Buzzword 12:00 pm
QI in Community Mental Health and Addiction: Not Just Another Buzzword @ Online
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join CMHA Ontario, AMHO, and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health for a webinar series focusing on quality improvement (QI) initiatives within the community mental health and addiction sector. In preparation for Ontario Health Teams, learn more about the importance of QI, what QI resources and support exist in our sector, and how to engage in future QI projects.
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Celebration of Nations
Celebration of Nations @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Celebration of Nations is an Indigenous arts gathering that celebrates creativity, diversity and resilience. Events and workshops include Procession of Nations, Beaded Strawberry Workshop, Corn Husk Dolls Workshop, Indigenous Renewable Energy Projects, Aboriginal Symbols and Basic Acrylic Paint Techniques, and much more. Click here for more information about the 2019 schedule.
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Chances for Children Lottery Open House 10:00 am
Chances for Children Lottery Open House @ Boys and Girls Club of Niagara
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
On Saturday September 7 the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara is hosting its Chances for Children Lottery Open House. The event is filled with family fun activities and will include a complimentary barbecue, gymnastics program showcase, recreational swimming for the whole family, complimentary swim assessments, inflatables and open gym activities. The Lottery Draw will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase before the draw. Prizes include: WestJet round trip flight for 2 guests + Luggage Set (Max Value $5000) Deluxe travel voucher for 2 with World Wide Travel One (Valued at $2000) Niagara experience package (Valued at $1000) Supreme travel voucher for 2 with Transat Travel (Valued at $1000) VIA Rail travel voucher (Valued at $500) This event is hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara.
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WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Consultation
WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing Consultation @ Online
Sep 8 all-day
In 2016, 194 Countries adopted, at the World Health Assembly, a Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016–2030). Informed by the evidence in the World report on ageing and health (2015) and aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Strategy called for transformative change. Member States envisioned that change to be a world where people can live long and healthy lives. Governments realised that to achieve impact in countries we need a decade of concerted action on Healthy Ageing. For WHO, Healthy Ageing is defined as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age. Between 9 July and 8 September 2019, WHO and partners are seeking open input, comments, revisions, additions on the zero-draft proposal for the Decade of Healthy Ageing. Click here to complete the survey. This consultation is hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Amazing Race Niagara 2019 11:00 am
Amazing Race Niagara 2019 @ Polonia Park
Sep 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Based on the popular TV shows Amazing Race & Amazing Race Canada – Amazing Race Niagara is a car rally, scavenger hunt, team competition for friends, colleagues or families – it is a fun event consisting of teams of four who travel by car throughout the Niagara Region competing against each other & the clock, deciphering clues to find locations, completing various activities/challenges to receive clues for the next location. You can ‘Be a Hero for just one day’ and let children & youth and their families impacted by abuse in the Niagara region know you care. Over 90% of the funds raised from this event directly support the much needed programs & services required to provide help, healing & support to children, youth and their families. The race takes approximately five hours to complete, the team who successfully completes all components of the course and finishes with the most points wins the race! The event start & finish line is at Polonia Park, conveniently located at 765 York Road in Niagara-On-The-Lake ON. Minutes from the QEW and situated in a beautifully tranquil wooded area. Registration fee of $25/person includes: a survivor bag for each team member, snacks, breakfast and dinner. Participants have a minimum pledge amount of $400/team to enter the Race. Register early at www.amazingraceniagara.ca. This event is hosted by the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre.
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Disability Savings Plan Workshop 2:00 pm
Disability Savings Plan Workshop @ Niagara Falls Public Library
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Disability Community can face many challenges when it comes to funding, income and savings. By helping overcome these challenges, we can make a meaningful long-term difference that can empower people and enhance their quality of life. If you are affected by a disability, would you want to ensure you are accessing all of the disability benefit programs available? This information session is an opportunity for anyone to learn more about the disability benefits and savings programs offered by the Government of Canada.
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United Way Niagara 2019 Campaign Kickoff 7:00 am
United Way Niagara 2019 Campaign Kickoff @ Club Roma
Sep 10 @ 7:00 am
Join United Way Niagara as they launch their 2019 campaign at Club Roma. $20 ticket includes a buffet breakfast. Tables of 8 or 10 are available upon request. Doors open at 7:00am and the program begins at 7:30pm. If you are interested in reserving a ticket, please contact Cortney Gusek at cortney@unitedwayniagara.org. This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.
Distress Centre Niagara 14th Suicide Awareness Walk 6:30 pm
Distress Centre Niagara 14th Suicide Awareness Walk @ St. Catharines Market Square
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm
On Tuesday, September 10th, Distress Centre Niagara will be holding their 14th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk. This event is in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day and in support of Distress Centre Niagara. Participants will gather to raise awareness in our community about this much stigmatized issue and to raise funds for Distress Centre Niagara. Distress Centre Niagara is a not for profit organization providing 24 hour emotional support, crisis and suicide prevention and intervention by telephone to anyone in need, particularly in the Niagara Region. In 2018 the centre responded to over 15,000 calls from individuals who needed support. This event is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
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SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training @ 3250 Schmon Parkway, Unit 9
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 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 Please email lynn@distresscentreniagara.com to register. This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Open House 7:00 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Open House @ Niagara College
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you have ever wanted to improve your communication, presentation and leadership skills, Niagara On The Lake Toastmasters is perfect for you! Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping you develop your skills in leadership and public speaking. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and advance your career with confidence. Toastmasters has the tools to help you whatever your personal and professional goals are. An open house will be hosted at Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake campus) on September 11 and 25, 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Please visit https://7199479.toastmastersclubs.org/ for more information and directions to the college and the meeting room. This event is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters.
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Understanding the Caregiver Experience: Regional Insights to Inform Ontario Health Teams 10:00 am
Understanding the Caregiver Experience: Regional Insights to Inform Ontario Health Teams @ Online
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join The Change Foundation on as they share insights on the patient and caregiver experience in Ontario’s health care system and the opportunities for change and improvement. Since 2015, The Change Foundation has been listening to and working with caregivers to understand their experience, and through this webinar they will be offering their learnings, tools and resources on how to co-design and engage with patients, family caregivers, and health and community providers, to help inform your regional application and work towards establishing your local Ontario Health Team. During the webinar, presenters will be: highlighting the caregiver experience in Ontario and the importance of the caregiver experience to our system as a whole highlighting regional differences in the caregiver experience survey data, to inform your work to support caregivers in your region sharing tools and resources that have been co-designed and developed for health and social care organizations to use or adapt in better supporting caregivers and improving their experience, seeking your input on what other information or resources would be helpful to OHTs and other health and social organization as you plan for caregiver support as a requirement of the OHTs This webinar is hosted by The Change Foundation.
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This is Long-Term Care 2019: Biennial Global Ageing Conference
This is Long-Term Care 2019: Biennial Global Ageing Conference @ Beanfield Centre
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) in partnership with the Global Ageing Network are hosting the leading international event for professionals and consumers of long-term care and aging services. Transforming Aging Together will build on Ontario Long Term Care Association’s Fall conference, This is Long Term Care, and the Global Ageing Network’s Biennial international conference, to profile emerging research and innovation and successful quality initiatives in a unique forum dedicated to shared learning and professional networking. Conference delegates should expect to participate in interactive sessions, and gain both inspirational ideas and practical tools, as well as forge new partnerships, both locally and abroad. This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together provides an unparalleled opportunity to hear about cutting edge ideas from around the world, as well as existing best practice programs that have tools, resources, policies and procedures which can influence, impact or initiate change across borders.
Widening and Increasing the Participation of Youth in STEM 11:00 am
Widening and Increasing the Participation of Youth in STEM @ Online
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Why is it critical to engage underrepresented youth in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)? How can we widen and increase the participation of girls, racialized youth, and young people from low-income and marginalized communities in STEM programs? Join YouthREX for this engaging and interactive discussion about the importance of providing equal access to STEM opportunities, and how these opportunities can be designed to engage youth not typically represented in STEM fields. Learn how participation in STEM can: support positive youth development facilitate mentorship address opportunity and achievement gaps Guests for this critical discussion will include: Dr. Eugenia Duodu, CEO, Visions of Science Network for Learning Sheri Lynn Koscielski, Windsor Essex FIRST Robotics Doina Oncel, Founder/CEO, hEr VOLUTION, with Sanaa Syed, STEMing UP Participant This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.
Embedding Wellness in Post-Secondary Learning and Experience 1:00 pm
Embedding Wellness in Post-Secondary Learning and Experience @ Online
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Nothing encourages student participation at the post-secondary level like course credit. And nothing says wellness is important to an institution like centring course-work that intentionally fosters that state of wellness. Student services across Canada struggle to reach students with messages about wellness and mental health support. So what if students were offered wellness courses as an integral part of their post-secondary experience? Dr Leah Goodman asked that question and then answered it, developing a for-credit wellness course at the University of Illinois-Chicago. For-credit wellness courses accompany and help accelerate a paradigm shift in higher education institutions’ priorities, services, and curricula. Embedding topics of mental health, wellbeing, and identity into the core curricula of post-secondary institutions helps generate a campus-wide culture of wellbeing, and sets students up proactively for success. Join Dr Goodman in conversation on September 17 and hear about the process of introducing her wellness coursework and the clear benefits of integrating it into the university or college experience. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
Take Charge, Take Control: Chronic Disease Self-Management 5:30 pm
Take Charge, Take Control: Chronic Disease Self-Management @ Portage Medical Family Health Team
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Take Charge! is a free workshop for people with ongoing health conditions. Each workshop runs once a week for 2.5 hours, over 6 weeks. Expect to meet about ten new people in your workshop. You must pre-register for the workshop. Take Charge is not a cure but it can help you live a healthier life. Would you like to: Feel more comfortable asking questions at your medical visits? Work on making healthier food choices? Take steps to become more active? Learn how to talk to your family and friends about your needs? Find new ways to manage your stress and your emotions? Talk to people who are going through similar challenges? If you answered yes, then Take Charge! can help you to start to Take Control. Sessions run each Tuesday beginning September 17, 2019 to October 22, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. This workshop series is hosted by Portage Medical Family Health Team.
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Community Safety, Substance Use and Homelessness: Promising Paths Forward 11:00 am
Community Safety, Substance Use and Homelessness: Promising Paths Forward @ Online
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Canada is facing unprecedented challenges with opiate and amphetamine addiction, housing instability, and mental health. How can public systems—such as policing, homelessness and health—respond strategically? Join the Systems Planning Collective and a panel of experts as they discuss promising approaches for local responses. Presenters: Alina Turner – CEO, HelpSeeker | University of Calgary, School of Public Policy Dale McFee – Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Susan McGee – CEO, Homeward Trust Edmonton Dan Breault – Manager, Community Safety and Well-Being, City of Toronto Marty Thomson – Manager, Social Development, City of Lethbridge This webinar is hosted by the Systems Planning Collective.
Is There One Best Model for Long-Term Residential Care? 12:00 pm
Is There One Best Model for Long-Term Residential Care? @ Online
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Butterfly Model for long-term residential care has received a great deal of attention recently, especially in the Toronto media. Based on 10 years of international, interdisciplinary research and on a recent study conducted for the City of Toronto, this webinar will consider the central principles in popular models for care, the evidence that supports them and recommendations related to them. Presenter: Pat Armstrong, York University This webinar is hosted by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration (CCNA).
Webinar: Election Rules 12:00 pm
Webinar: Election Rules @ Online
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nonprofits can and should make their views heard during election campaigns. Join leaders from Imagine Canada, Carters law firm, and the Canadian Arts Coalition on September 18 for a webinar to learn the election rules and discover strategies that can advance your nonprofit’s advocacy efforts. Through this webinar you will learn: Clarity on the rules and guidelines under the Canada Revenue Agency and Elections Canada that impact charities and nonprofits Advertising during an election and when you need to register as a third party advertiser Ways to engage your communities anytime, and during this election season Channels to share and promote your advocacy work Inspiring examples of organizations doing advocacy Plus, all registered participants will receive their own Advocacy Resource Package including government submission examples to help them prepare for the 2019 Federal Election. Members get free access to all ONN webinars. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Niagara Networks 4:00 pm
Niagara Networks @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Niagara Networks is Niagara’s largest and best business networking showcase and Bi-National Mixer. This event is a great opportunity to promote your products and services, meet new people and grow your business.
Marketing to Boomers and Beyond 5:30 pm
Marketing to Boomers and Beyond @ Niagara College - Welland Campus, Room AH255
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Business of Ageing Niagara Network presents Doug Norris, Senior Vice President and Chief Demographer, Environics Analytics on How to Market to Boomers and Older Adults. Come hear how to maximize marketing investments to this important, influential and affluent target. Don’t leave money on the table. This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.
Priceless: A Pop Up Art Show 5:30 pm
Priceless: A Pop Up Art Show @ Floral Showhouse - Niagara Parks
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
NEXTNiagara and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce present Priceless: A Pop Up Art Show. Hang out with other young professionals Support the local arts community Watch artists compete in the Brush Brawl Listen to live music from Canadian artists Enjoy food and refreshment at a beautiful venue This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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What is a Labyrinth and How Can It Be Used as a Tool in Youth Mental Health? 11:00 am
What is a Labyrinth and How Can It Be Used as a Tool in Youth Mental Health? @ Online
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Christine Slavik, University of the Fraser Valley The labyrinth is a tool that has applications in a variety of settings. One of the most common uses of a labyrinth is as a form of walking meditation. Walking a labyrinth can often calm people down during a crisis, help us see life as a journey, reduce stress, promote calm & integrate challenging experiences. This webinar will introduce participants to what a labyrinth is, what we know about them, & where they can be found… or made. The benefits for youth mental health & therapeutic applications will be shared. Case-based stories from the field will demonstrate the benefits, & show a number of ways they can be used. Resources for learning about, finding, accessing & utilizing a labyrinth will be provided so you can continue your journey & share with others. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
Senior Friendly Care Caregiver Engagement Project 12:00 pm
Senior Friendly Care Caregiver Engagement Project @ Online
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) is co-designing educational resources with family/friend caregivers of older adults living with frailty. RGPO hosted focus groups with caregivers across Ontario to understand experiences, learning needs, and preferred method(s) of learning through a project entitled the Senior Friendly Caregiver Education Project. The focus groups were on topics related to frailty: delirium, mobility, continence, nutrition, pain, polypharmacy, and social engagement. Come learn about how and what caregivers prefer to learn about frailty and some key messages for health care professionals that may support clinical practice. Presenters: Sarah Gibbens, RN, MN, GNC(C), PhD(c) and Susan Bacque, BSc, MA from the RGPO This webinar is hosted by the Regional Geriatric Programs of Toronto.
Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Growing from the Ground Up 1:00 pm
Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Growing from the Ground Up @ Online
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Implementing workplace psychological health and safety needn’t be a top-down, sweeping transformation. Armed with an understanding of the the day-to-day skills, knowledge, and attitudes that make a psychologically healthy and safe environment, you can find actionable steps and entry points to start making grassroots change and building a bigger business case. By leveraging small transformations, identifying change points, and strategically using data and resources you already have, you can kick-start the evolution of behaviours and attitudes towards a psychologically healthy and safe workplace – without breaking the bank and creating an even bigger workload. In this session, you will learn how to: Identify hot spots of strength and vulnerability Spot “ready” opportunities for change Make an inventory of existing resources to leverage Use what you’ve got to make change This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
What’s Growin’ On Research Farm Open House 6:00 pm
What’s Growin’ On Research Farm Open House @ Vineland Research and Innovation Centre - Victoria Avenue Research Farm
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invites you to the Victoria Avenue Farm for the annual What’s Growin’ On Open House. Vineland’s annual open house has moved to the fall this year. The focus will be on the latest research of our apple breeding program. Please register by September 18. Due to space limitations, attendance is restricted to the first 140 registrants. This event is hosted by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
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Coffee Break Kickoff in Support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region 10:00 am
Coffee Break Kickoff in Support of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region @ Niagara Region Headquarters
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
You’re invited to Niagara Regional Headquarters to kick-off Coffee Break with Jim Bradley. Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region for coffee, treats and a flag raising in support of people living with dementia in the Niagara region.
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10th Annual Queenston Harvest Festival 11:00 am
10th Annual Queenston Harvest Festival @ St. Barnabus Church
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Queenston Harvest Festival celebrates its 10th year as a community event hosted by Start Me Up Niagara and the Queenston Neighborhood Association showcasing local produce, art and community! It is an event to celebrate the Queenston neighborhood and all it’s people and community organizations. This free event will include a farmers market from the Start Me Up community garden, food vendors, crafts, art display, community partners info booths, kids activities and bike repairs.
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Survey: Affordable Housing in Niagara
Survey: Affordable Housing in Niagara @ Online
Sep 23 all-day
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network wants to hear what issues matter to you in the lead up to the Federal Election on October 21st. This survey relates to access to affordable housing. Service providers are invited to share this survey widely and if possible, help clients you serve complete the survey onsite. Click here to complete the survey
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Women in STEM 6:30 pm
Women in STEM @ 13th Street Winery
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Women in STEM is back! Join Innovate Niagara for an evening of networking, insights on gender and diversity in STEM organizations and of course, food and wine. Women have always worked and succeeded in STEM fields. But women have also faced barriers to their full participation in STEM stemming from both overt discrimination and implicit bias. Today, the successes and obstacles to women in STEM are at the forefront of public attention. Movies like Hidden Figures highlight the forgotten role of women of colour in space exploration. Studies about the lack of women in senior management at tech firms make headlines. Businesses, governments, universities, and civic organizations run a range of programs to promote more women in STEM, from camps to teach girls to code to better maternity leave policies. In this keynote talk, Dr. Kira Lussier will draw on the insights from the latest research on gender and diversity in STEM organizations, so that we can think together about the ways that organizations can help or hinder women in STEM fields. Research shows that gender-balanced firms are crucial to ensuring that social biases don’t get replicated in designing technology– to ensure, for example, that crash-test dummies aren’t designed with only men in mind. History shows us that women have been responsible for major scientific discoveries, like DNA, and for programming the first computers. The aim of this talk is to bring the insights from this research and history into your own experience as women in STEM organizations. This event...
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Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Rush to Danger – Medics in the Line of Fire 10:00 am
Lifelong Learning Niagara Fall Lecture Series: Rush to Danger – Medics in the Line of Fire @ Armenian Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 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: Ted Barris, Award-winning Journalist, Author and Broadcaster Ted will recount compelling stories from his 2018 book, Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi Germany about the role of Canadians in the famous 1943 attack on the Ruhr River dams that powered Nazi Germany’s industrial war production. Ted will also introduce us to his latest book Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire. He will retrace his father’s World War II experience as a medic and share stories of medics ranging from the US Civil War through 21 st century wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Powerful anecdotal accounts will highlight how the science of saving lives in battle evolved, where breakthroughs occurred, and how acts of courage played out in individual lives and in military history as a whole. This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Presents: The Benefits of Pet Therapy 10:00 am
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Presents: The Benefits of Pet Therapy @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Caregiver Wellness Program presents “The Benefits of Pet Therapy” with guest speaker, Erin Champigny, Therapy Tails Ontario. Please RSVP by September 17, 2019 by calling 905-687-3914.
Buying Better: Improving Procurement for Nonprofits 12:00 pm
Buying Better: Improving Procurement for Nonprofits @ Online
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
For many nonprofits, sourcing suppliers is an administrative burden taking up too much time, resources, and funds. We also want to better make sure we reflect the values of the sector in our purchasing approaches activities. In this interactive webinar, Co-Founder and Principal of Round Table Procurement Services, David Rourke, will share the “what, why and how” of well-managed procurement so your organization can stay true to its mission, while improving operational performance. You will: Learn how to reduce costs, time, and risks associated with sourcing suppliers Learn how the topics of social procurement and well-managed internal procurement differ and how they can work together to advance your goals Discover how the different types of procurement processes, such as transparent competitive bidding processes and “group buying”, can address common challenges facing nonprofits Gain strategies to efficiently create and implement your own professional procurement policies and processes. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
Creating Safe and Respectful Communities for Older Adults: How Elder Abuse can be Prevented through Age-Friendly Community Plans 12:00 pm
Creating Safe and Respectful Communities for Older Adults: How Elder Abuse can be Prevented through Age-Friendly Community Plans @ Online
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The abuse of older adults is becoming all to common in our communities, but by effectively planning for and supporting age-friendly communities, the risks for elder abuse can be mitigated and the abuse prevented. Communities across Ontario have been developing Age-Friendly Plans/Strategies and actively engaging in the implementation of these measures, to enhance relevant programs and services to support these communities. The prevention of elder abuse can be integrated within various elements of the World Health Organization’s framework, including Respect and Social Inclusion, and Social Participation. By being responsive to the needs of older adults, who are vulnerable, at-risk or experiencing abuse, we can create environments that will positively and directly impact the quality of life as people age. Presenter: Raeann Rideout, Director of Partnerships and Outreach and Regional Consultant, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario The scope of the presentation will include, but not be limited to: Overview of Elder Abuse Prevention and the Role of Community Partnerships & Community Development Correlation between Age-Friendly Communities and prevention of elder abuse How do we collectively address issues of ageism and isolation Assessing examples of how Age-Friendly community action has addressed Elder Abuse Examples of ON Elder Abuse Networks reaching out to seniors and the role EAPO plays in collaborative community initiatives Discussing what more can we do, collectively to support effective policy responses, social networks and fostering social inclusion This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program.
ihub Fall Mixer 4:00 pm
ihub Fall Mixer @ DSBN Academy
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the ihub team along with their growing community of educators, administrators, industry partners, Portfolio Companies, and community leaders for an afternoon of refreshments, announcements and networking! This event will celebrate the continued successes of valued educational partners, Portfolio Companies and industry allies in the areas of innovation, education and entrepreneurship. This complimentary event is open to anyone who is interested in joining ihub as they continue to innovate to educate throughout the 2019-2020 academic year! This event is hosted by ihub.
Let’s Talk About… Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness 6:30 pm
Let’s Talk About… Youth Suicide Prevention and Awareness @ Port Colborne Public Library
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The third session in the Port Colborne Public Library’s “Let’s Talk About…” series will focus on youth suicide awareness and prevention. Speaker Laura Hotham (professor, Niagara College) will present information on the cognitive and emotional differences in youth that can increase the risk of suicide. She will also discuss protective factors and strategies that can be utilized when working with youth who may be at risk. The conversation is open to parents, family members, school staff, coaches, youth leaders, and anyone in the community who works with and has contact with young people. This is a free event. Seating is limited. Pre-register in person at the library, by phone at 905-834-6512, or by email at library@portcolborne.ca. This event is hosted by the Port Colborne Public Library.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Open House 7:00 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters Open House @ Niagara College
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you have ever wanted to improve your communication, presentation and leadership skills, Niagara On The Lake Toastmasters is perfect for you! Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping you develop your skills in leadership and public speaking. It’s time to get that job, ace that interview and advance your career with confidence. Toastmasters has the tools to help you whatever your personal and professional goals are. An open house will be hosted at Niagara College (Niagara-on-the-Lake campus) on September 11 and 25, 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Please visit https://7199479.toastmastersclubs.org/ for more information and directions to the college and the meeting room. This event is hosted by Niagara-on-the-Lake Toastmasters.
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Alzheimer Advisory Group Coffee Break 11:30 am
Alzheimer Advisory Group Coffee Break @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Advisory Group of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is inviting you to please join them for a Coffee Break. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with some delicious treats. Proceeds stay in Niagara to help fund programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life: It Takes a Village 12:00 pm
Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life: It Takes a Village @ Online
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join presenters Dr. Maureen Ashe and Kristi Gerevas for this virtual education session. Topic: Reducing the Risk for Falls in Later Life – It Takes a Village This session is hosted by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.
Exploring the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector’s Recommendations 1:00 pm
Exploring the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector’s Recommendations @ Online
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn more about The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector’s report, Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector. The report challenges all sectors to work together to contribute to a stronger charitable sector, given the critical and growing role that we are being called upon to play in addressing social, economic, and environmental issues. The recommendations cover a wide range of key areas including volunteering, charitable status, overhead, and establishing a home for the sector within the federal government. This webinar will provide an overview of the report, review the 42 recommendations, and explore potential next steps. Learning objectives for this webinar include: Increase your understanding of the work of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector Familiarize yourself with the 42 recommendations of the report Explore potential next steps This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage in collaboration with Volunteer Canada.
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Open House: Local Adult and Older Adult Programs and Volunteering Opportunities 10:00 am
Open House: Local Adult and Older Adult Programs and Volunteering Opportunities @ Ontario Paper Thorold Seniors' Centre
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discover local adult and older adult programs and volunteering opportunities at this open house. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Clubs, groups, churches and other organizations are invited to participate in this community open house, in an effort to increase awareness and participation in adult and older adult programs and volunteering opportunities. There is no cost and each participating group will receive a 4-foot space to display materials. Please complete this registration form by September 6, 2019 and email it to thoroldseniorscentre@gmail.com or drop it off at the Seniors’ Centre. This event is hosted by the Thorold Senior Citizens Association & Thorold Age-Friendly Committee.
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2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference
2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day
The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) is holding its Annual Trauma and Attachment Training Series September 30 – October 4, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The conference schedule is as follows: 8:30 registration, Conference events 9:00-4:00. Learn about leading approaches for treating trauma and promoting post-traumatic growth. This comprehensive conference is designed to take your trauma treatment skills to a deeper level and will cover a range of topics such as: Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation) Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation Practical application of trauma processing activities Live demonstrations of trauma processing A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit Strategies to promote helper self care and prevent compassion fatigue Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training) Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Day 3: Trauma Processing Experiential and Applied Practice Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice This series is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).

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