Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report

Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report
“Helping good people build smart and caring communities”

The Foundation has been a partner with Niagara Connects since inception. We are happy to share that 2018 was a transformational year for the Foundation. Here are some of the highlights of the Foundation’s impact in the Niagara Region:

  • Welcomed Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable David MacNaughton, back to Niagara as a keynote speaker for the Foundation’s Annual Leaders Breakfast.
  • Made the inaugural disbursements from the David S. Howes Fund created in 2017. Having received 35 applications valued at $2.6 million dollars in asks, 13 projects representing $370,000 were awarded funding.
  • In total, awarded just under $2 million in grants bringing the total amount granted since 2001 to $12.9 million.
  • Approved over 16 new endowment funds bringing the Foundation’s total assets from $50.6 million to $55.9 million, representing a 9.6% increase.
  • Continued efforts with 13 charities on bolstering their Planned Giving programs through with the Legacy Partners Program (LPP).
  • Continuing work with our partners in the Governance Partner Program (GPP) and cultivation of other potential participants.
  • Organized and executed a two-day Niagara Funders Alliance Round Table Information Session at Fallsview Casino Resort for 15 local funders and over 300 attendees.
  • Confirmed annual compliance with the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
  • Completed work and procured Board approval for the Foundation’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Published By: Niagara Community Foundation

Publication Date: April, 2019

View Niagara Community Foundation 2018 Annual Report

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Trauma & Attachment Certification Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Summer conference series based on request on July 13-17, 2020 Niagara Region Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level:

-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 Demonstration 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 Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 1
Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2
Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 3

This event is brought to you by ATTCH

Let’s Talk About Challenges with Personal Care @ Webinar
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Washing, dressing and brushing your teeth – all activities that we normally do without a second thought. But persons living with dementia may forget or lose interest in personal hygiene. As the disease progresses they may lose the ability to perform personal care. Assisting with personal care can be one of the most difficult challenges for care partners. Please join us to discuss strategies you can learn to help support both you and the person living with dementia.

This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

City of St. Catharines-Virtual Summer Concerts @ Online
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us this week as we rock out with Epic Journey – Canada’s definitive Journey tribute band.

Brought to you by the City of St. Catharines

AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.

Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute

Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee

Oral Presentations:

Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology
Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto

Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers
Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute

Seniors’ perceptions of the robot
Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke


This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

Counselling at a Distance: Working with Homeless & Street Involved Clients @ Webinar
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This webinar will cover essential considerations for the delivery of services at a distance to clients without a permanent residence. We will cover ethical, practical, and clinical issues in distance counselling, specifically as it applies to cell phone communications. Concerns specific to these populations will be explored.

OASW Members $20
Non-Members $35

This event is presented by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Pathstone TV: Mental Health Advice @ Online
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These Online Videos are brought to you by Pathstone Mental Health

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This Webinar is hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control.


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