Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back? Policy Brief

The purpose of this brief is to identify the economic consequences of poverty in Niagara. The data provided here are estimates based on reasonably good, but admittedly not precise, statistical assumptions.

Authors: Doug Hagar & Sophia Papastavrou

Published By: Brock Niagara Community Observatory, Niagara Connects and Niagara Workforce Planning Board.

Publication Date: September, 2012

Contact: Niagara Community Observatory,


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South Niagara Hospital Project RFQ/RFP Information Session @ Online
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Niagara Health and Infrastructure Ontario are hosting an information session to educate the Niagara business community regarding:

-Planning status of the South Niagara hospital,
-Information on Request for Qualifications(RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process and opportunities, and
-Benefits of the Private, Public-Private Partnerships(P3) model.

Join us in learning more about the major milestones and opportunities of the South Niagara Hospital Project. Questions regarding the RFQ or RFP process? Submit them in advance to be answered during the session:

A link to join the Zoom webinar will be emailed once registered.

This information session is brought to you by Niagara Health-South Niagara Project Team

Adaptation: Navigating Confusing Adoption Relationships (8-Week Session)
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ROK (Reconnecting Our Kin) presents: Adaptation: Navigating Confusing Adoption Relationships

Original, natural, ‘birth’, extended, chosen … so many families and relationships! How do I navigate them all?
How do I cultivate and nurture the relationships I’ve always wanted …and grieve those I will never have?

Created for Adoptees and Natural mothers – father’s welcome too!
Join us in learning and developing skills in communicating who you truly are and what kind of relationships you most desire.

Eight weekly online sessions

Facilitated by:
Leslie Wagner SSW (Social Service Worker & Natural Mother)
Graig Moriarty RP (Registered Psychotherapist & Adoptee)

$ 225. inclusive (Space limited to 12 participants.)
Reduced rate – $175. before September 17th
$50. Non-refundable registration fee

This online event is brought to you by ROK (Reconnecting Our Kin)

Tools & Tips for Senior Friendly Virtual Care @ Webinar
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Part of the RGP of Toronto Virtual Care Webinar Series: Tools & Tips for Senior Friendly Virtual Care

Join us for a 3 part webinar series on senior-friendly virtual care! You will walk away with practical tools and tips that you can implement in your virtual care practice. We will cover topics such as, how to make virtual appointments effective, how to build trust in a virtual context, and how to gather and pre-package data from Connecting Ontario prior to a patient’s first virtual visit.

In this first webinar, we will share our learnings from consultations with older adults, guidance from the literature, and feedback from health system leaders. You will learn about our new Virtual First Specialized Geriatric Services Models of Care.

RGP Virtual Care webinar series dates: October 2, November 6, December 4

This series is brought to you by the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto

Carousel Players Scavenger Hunt STC @ Downtown St. Catharines
Oct 3 all-day

Carousel Players has hidden costumes, puppets and set pieces from our past shows in local storefronts and inside various downtown establishments. Can you find them all?

Families are encouraged to stop by local businesses to find all of the items on our scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will remain in place for several weeks, so you’ll have time to track every one down. You can download our handy Hunt Hints scavenger hunt map to help find all the surprises.

This event will run from September 25th-October 25th

Families who find all the items will be entered in a draw win a prize!

This event is brought to you by the Carousel Players.

Volunteers Needed For Tree Planting @ Fireman's Park
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A limited number of volunteers are needed to help plant 50 trees at Firemen’s Park. Partners from the SCVFA and Land Care Niagara will be on-site to help with the tree planting. This event is rain or shine. Email Jeff Guarasci: to register. You will need to bring your own shovel, gloves, and a refillable water bottle.

This opportunity is brought to you by the Park in the City Committee

Niagara Region-CIBC Run for the Cure (Virtual Event) @ Online
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This year’s CIBC Run for the Cure is virtual but still includes all the things you love about Run – an opening ceremony, warm-up, and entertainment. Being physically apart won’t stop us from coming together as a force-for-life in the face of breast cancer. Join us for the reimagined CIBC Run for the Cure on October 4.

This event is brought to you by the Canadian Cancer Society

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours @ Webinar
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

‘Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviours’ is a workshop for clinicians on Motivational Interviewing that will be presented by Dr. David Murphy. Dr. Murphy is a Physician and Medical Psychotherapist based in Leamington, Ontario.

Clinicians who can benefit from this workshop include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychotherapists, addiction counsellors, psychologists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists. The ‘Choices and Changes’ workshop provides clinicians with opportunities to reflect on their role as facilitators of change and practice specific skills. Join the workshop and learn how to structure a conversation, so that a patient or client is motivated to take responsibility for implementing new, healthy behaviours. Studies have shown that using these conversational skills will improve the health of the patient or client and improve the job satisfaction of the healthcare provider.

This online event is brought to you by Dr. David Murphy.


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