Niagara Community Human Services Plan

Niagara’s Community Human Services Plan provides a framework for identifying the current and future human services and supports that Niagara residents need. The plan also provides an opportunity for social services providers in Niagara to look at new, creative ways to deliver those services and address concerns such as service access complexity, service overlaps, gaps or lack of flexibility. Goals include improved administration, funding and reporting arrangements and better integrated human services. This resource is also included in the Sustainable Niagara Action Database.

Published by: Niagara Region, (905) 685-1571

Publication Date: July, 2011
View Niagara Community Human Services Plan

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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.

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.


  • 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? @ 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 @ 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.


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