Niagara Home Builders’ Association

The Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) is a network of professionals who work together to serve and promote the residential building industry. The Association lobbies local governments to ensure that fees and development charges are fair and help encourage growth and development across the Region.The NHBA provides education and training to builders, renovators, suppliers, contractors and related industry professionals (e.g. workshops on building code changes, seminars on energy efficiency). The work of the NHBA is also highlighted in the Sustainable Niagara Action Database

Lynda Busch
Executive Officer
Niagara Home Builders’ Association

Phone: (905) 646-6281

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Six Ways to Strengthen Your Work With Youth @ Online
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you work with a grassroots youth organization in Ontario? Are you striving to better meet the needs of youth in your community?

Youth organizations deliver critical, meaningful programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar, find out about six ways you can strengthen your work with youth:

  • Using Data
  • Using Evidence
  • Designing Programs with Intention
  • Defining Program Outcomes
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Evaluating and Improving Your Work!

Presenters will explore each strategy in conversation with frontline youth workers and share practical examples of how each can benefit youth in your communities.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ The Robby
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Professional Development Opportunity for Working with Newcomers

This Speaker Series is free-of-charge and open to anyone who works with newcomer populations. For more information, contact Melenie Neamtz (contact information above).

Speaker: Rebecca Brown (MSW RSW), Wellness Director Executive Secretary, Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine, ADJ ASST Professor, Western University, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

Topic: Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma – A normal consequence of working in a helping field; what is compassion fatigue? Signs, symptoms, and coping mechanisms

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts & Multicultural Centre.

West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Mar 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.


  • Community Garden Collective
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
  • INCommunities – Volunteer Portal

Please RSVP your attendance to

A Free Ride: Implications for Casino and Racino Promotional Activities Aimed at Older Adults @ Online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This 90-minute webinar will provide helping professionals with (1) an update on the study “A free ride? An analysis of the association of casino bus tours and problem gambling among older adults” recently published in the journal Addiction by CAMH researchers, and (2) tips and techniques for supporting older adult clients who frequent bus tours.

This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.

Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Niagara’s shift toward an aging population, we look to the region’s youth to examine where Niagara’s workforce is headed, highlight potential future opportunities, and understand where Niagara’s youth fit within a broader provincial snapshot.

This paper presents updated research into the demographic patterns, educational attainment, and reported occupations of the region’s youth, age 15 to 29.

Research team:

  • Niagara Workforce Planning Board
  • Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory

Speakers panel:

  • Adam Durrant, Research & Project Manager, NWPB
  • Jeff Boggs, Research Associate, NCO & Assoc. Prof, Geography, Brock University
  • Thalia Semplonius, Research Associate, NWPB
  • Carol Phillips, Research Coordinator, NCO

Opening remarks:

  • Charles Conteh, Director, NCO


  • Mario De Divitiis, Chief Executive Officer, NWPB

This event is hosted by Niagara Workforce Planning Board & Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory.

Cultivating and Fostering Healthier Newcomer Communities @ Online
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Since 2009, the Opening Doors Project (ODP) at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Toronto has been successful, using a unique programmatic intervention approach of a peer-facilitated, province-wide, free workshop series on mental health, equity and diversity within the newcomer/settlement communities.

The ODP continues to have successful service outcome and impact across Ontario, meeting its service goal of strengthening, fostering and cultivating healthier Ontario communities. Most of us will agree that racialized people, newcomers and people with mental health concerns experience discrimination and racism in Canada. So how does the ODP’s service model and implementation work to raise awareness of the experiences of those within the newcomer and mental health communities?

The Opening Doors Project facilitates “interactive and experiential, peer-led workshops that address mental health, racism and discrimination within newcomer communities and communities of mental health survivors”.

Join this webinar with Everdene Francis, MSW, RSW, Program Coordinator, and Shahrzad Shahriari, BSc.Psych., MSW, RSW, Curriculum Coordinator, from CMHA Toronto, as they discuss the ODP.

This webinar is hosted by CMHA Toronto.

Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ Fort Erie Friendship Centre
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Professional Development Opportunity for Working with Newcomers

This Speaker Series is free-of-charge and open to anyone who works with newcomer populations. For more information, contact Melenie Neamtz (contact information above).

Host: Fort Erie Friendship Centre

Topic: Aboriginal Awareness – The Road to Reconciliation

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts & Multicultural Centre.


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