Ontario Literacy Association Niagara

Formerly the Ontario Reading Association (ORA), the Ontario Literacy Association Niagara (OLAN) is a local provincial chapter of the International Literacy Association. It is a professional organization of individuals devoted to enhancing the language and literacy experiences of individuals across the life span. The purposes of OLAN shall be:
  • To enhance and improve the professional development of literacy educators.
  • To improve the quality of literacy at all levels.
  • To sponsor seminars and meetings planned to implement the purposes of OLAN.
  • To promote mutual understanding and supportive participation among educators, community members, and parents concerning issues related to literacy.

Tiffany Gallagher
President, Ontario Literacy Association Niagara

CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 905-688-5550 Ext. 5114
Email: tgallagher@brocku.ca

 

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Dec
10
Tue
A Health Promoting Campus: What Is Your Role? @ Online
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How Student Affairs and higher education leaders in all sectors of campus can use the Okanagan Charter as a powerful call to action to embed human and ecological considerations for health and wellbeing in our campus plans and policies, to create environments which support learning and personal development and culture of well-being.

We know that people who are well are able to engage in deeper learning, are more productive, and have a stronger sense of community and connection — all of which help create happier, healthier campus communities. We recognize that to be well, we must maintain healthy and resilient ecosystems and that when people and place are considered together, our communities can truly thrive.

Our institutions must confront the complex issues about health, wellbeing, and sustainability of people and the planet. The Okanagan Charter provides higher education with a common language, principles, and framework to put campuses at the forefront of this movement. For our learning communities who live, work learn, and play on our campuses, we must begin to plan health promotion actions into the fabric of our campus setting.

This session will help leaders and administrators understand what it means to become a health promoting campus and how understanding the Okanagan Charter is an important step to creating a campus plan for wellbeing.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Dec
11
Wed
How Do We Measure Recovery? Incorporating the Perspectives of People With Lived Experience @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Recovery from addiction is considered an ongoing process; it requires the person to continuously manage their addiction to prevent problems from returning. But there is no clear consensus on what recovery means in the field of addictions.

Join CAMH for the latest webinar in the “New Narratives” series, as two researchers discuss the results of their study on this topic and implications for Ontario’s addiction treatment system.

You’ll learn about:

  • The current understanding of addiction recovery.
  • Findings from a study that asked people with lived experience of addiction to define recovery.
  • How we can assess recovery as part of a recovery-monitoring system in an addictions treatment setting in Ontario.

This webinar is hosted by the Evidence Exchange Network (CAMH).

Dec
12
Thu
Getting Connected: The Literacy-Language Link @ Meridian Community Centre
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Want to learn more about the range of language services in Niagara for immigrants, the range of adult literacy services in Niagara, or how to refer your clients to these services?

Niagara has a wealth of services designed to meet the language needs of Immigrants. The Ontario government funds Literacy & Basic Skills programs. Join Literacy Link Niagara for a panel presentation, followed by focused roundtable discussions. Meet the people delivering these programs. Ask the questions you want answered.

This event is hosted by Literacy Link Niagara.

Human Trafficking Luncheon @ Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls
Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

Join the South Niagara Chambers for an informative luncheon with Keynote Speaker Sandy Biback founder of Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking. Educates on key topic against Human Trafficking (MPAHT).

Presentation to follow by a panel discussion moderated by Joyce Morocco, Elements of Success.

The panel will include representation from YWCA Niagara, NRP, Fire, Niagara Native Centre, Niagara Hotelier, and a Human Trafficking Survivor.

This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.

Dec
17
Tue
Restructuring Health Care Delivery in Ontario: Ontario Health and Ontario Health Teams @ Online
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This webinar will provide a high-level overview of the health system transformation that is currently underway in Ontario. The talk will focus on the rationale for the system-level reform, changes to date at both the ministry and agency levels, and an update on Ontario Health Teams.

Useful resources for organizations seeking to be part of an Ontario Health Team will be shared, and time will be left for an audience Q&A.

Presenter: Michael Scarpitti, Lead in Health Systems Transformation at the Canadian Mental Health Association

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Dec
26
Thu
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day

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