The Corporation of the City of Port Colborne Age-Friendly Needs Assessment

Port Colborne’s age-friendly needs assessment builds upon the existing needs assessment and action plan developed by Age-Friendly Niagara Community Network. This report details the results from a community-wide assessment and provides a starting point for setting and establishing community goals, as well as for creating an action plan to assist the municipality in implementing age-friendly initiatives.

Published By: Port Colborne Senior Citizens’ Advisory Council

Publication Date: September 2016

View Port Colborne Age-Friendly Needs Assessment

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Summer Trauma and Attachment Certification Series @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another summer conference series based on request on July 15-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. 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
  • The importance of establishing boundaries, self-compassion, and healthy relationships
  • Experiential review of trauma specific assessments
  • Practical application of trauma processing activities
  • Demonstration of trauma processing
  • A variety of tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit
  • Experiential introduction to various biofeedback and neurofeedback tools used to treat trauma and calm the brain, mind, and body.

This series is hosted by ATTCH.

Introduction to Confident Speaking @ PenFinancial
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Start your journey to speaking with confidence!

Would you like to become a better public speaker and have confidence when giving presentations?

Join us for this 6-week program that will run Wednesdays from July 10th to August 14th from 6-7:30pm.

  • You will learn the basic building blocks of public speaking
  • You will gain confidence in all aspects of communication; speech writing, impromptu speaking, body language, listening skills, etc.
  • You will receive actionable feedback on your progress and have lots of fun along the way!

Your fee includes a 6-month membership to Niagara-On-The-Lake Toastmasters.

Third Age Learning Niagara Cannabis Series: Quality, Regulations, Access @ Niagara College - Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Third Age Learning Niagara for an inside look at the newly legalized plant, cannabis. Each session offers a fun and unique perspective from the history of the drug to a full tour of a local growing facility. This series is for those curious to learn more and become aware of the truths of what cannabis is and does. There are four sessions included in the $40 fee that are sure to be interactive and illuminating.

Topic: Cannabis – Quality, Regulations, Access

Speaker: Jennifer Maccarone, Professor, Commercial Cannabis Production Program, Niagara College; former UP Cannabis Chief Quality Officer, and Total GXP Inc Consultant

This session will explore a number of questions:

  • Regulations: Where have we come from and where are we going?
  • Quality: How do I know cannabis is safe?
  • Access: What can I legally use and where do I get it?
  • Medical vs Recreation: How is Cannabis used?
  • CBD: What is it?
  • What resources are available to assist me in learning more?

This series is hosted by Third Age Learning Niagara.

Insights to Shift Your Leadership Practice: Creating a Positive Work Environment @ Online
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Choosing to leave a job she really loved because of the toxicity of the work environment was really tough. In this webinar, Sylvia Plester-Silk will share her story and how she uses this to assist nonprofits to shift their team from conflict to collaboration and cooperation.

Learning Objectives:

  • How accountability really counts: Best practices for successful teams
  • Conflict isn’t always interpersonal: Getting below the surface to the real cause
  • Gratitude Rocks: How to show Felt Appreciation to your team members
  • To Trust … or Not to Trust … What is the difference?
  • Your energy tells all: How we show up is seen by all

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Our Local Natural World: Biodiversity Discovery for Kids @ Grimsby Public Library
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biodiversity discovery for kids! Wonder at the diversity of our local Carolinian forests and the animals, birds, plants and insects that call them home. Identify at-risk species and learn what you can do to protect them.

This free event is suitable for ages 7 – 12. Register now as there are only 20 spots available.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Public Library.

“Before the Plate” Agricultural Documentary Screening @ Niagara Falls History Museum
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Wentworth-Niagara Junior Farmers and the Niagara Falls Farmers Market invite you and all your food-curious friends to a special screening of Before the Plate at the Niagara Falls History Museum and learn about where food comes from.

An Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice @ Online
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What is trauma informed practice?

The webinar will answer this question by providing a brief overview of current literature and practical applications for front line staff.

Join this webinar to gain a greater understanding of the definition of trauma, the common reactions to trauma that service providers are likely to encounter and the phases of trauma treatment. The key principles of trauma informed practice will be introduced, and practical strategies to both engage and support clients with trauma will be discussed.

You will also have the opportunity to ask Jenn any questions related to your work.

Speaker: Jenn Corbiell, Family Counsellor

This webinar is hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project.


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