Through an Age-Friendly Lens: Planning for an Inclusive and Economically Vibrant Niagara – Event Recording

This is a recording of the November 7th, 2013 webinar with presenters Paula Gardner & Dominic Ventresca. Paula explores principles of age-friendly work and provides global examples. Dominic presents background information on the Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network and discusses how global concepts are applied within a Niagara context. Exchange with participants throughout the presentation focuses on how age-friendly principles intersect with and impact other sectors (e.g. work and employment, economic development etc.).

Additional supplementary material includes the Niagara Age-Friendly Webinar Additional Questions and Answers, the Niagara Age-Friendly Webinar Supplementary Resources, the Niagara Age-Friendly Community Network profile, the Niagara Age-Friendly Community Initiative: Year 3 Final Evaluation Report, the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Principles, the blog entitled “What is Age-Friendly? How do you fit in?“, and the Brock University Student Radio interview with Paula Gardner.

Publication Date: November, 2013

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Planning for an Inclusive and Economically Vibrant Niagara – Event Recording

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Trauma Grief and Loss Conference-Online @ Online
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another leading-edge trauma and attachment conference series March 30 – April 3, 2020, this will now be offered fully online. This comprehensive conference will give you practical tools to take your trauma processing to a deeper level and learn effective tools and skills to work with grief and loss.

· Day 1 ~ March 30 :

· Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 1 .

· Day 2 ~ March 31 :

· Healing Trauma: Cool Hacks for Kids, Teens, their parents, and Adults Part 2 .

· Days 3 & 4

· Strategies for Processing and Healing Grief with Anne-Marie Lockmyer (2-day training).

· Day 5

· When Words Fail: Expressive Arts Approaches to Grief and Loss with Cher Curshen.

*Pre-requisite: Must have completed core 3-day certification trainings in order to complete these trainings. See details on the website.

This conference is hosted by ATTCH. Please contact by email to register

Workplace Wellness Series for Educators: Finding Your Happy @ ECCDC
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An Introduction to the 16 Guidelines to Transform Your Life and Relationships

Join Elizabeth Skronski for this new session. Many of us search all our life for our Holy Grail to happiness and well-being, yet the answer often lies within us. Drawing on proven techniques from modern psychology, ethics, cognitive behavioural approaches, and centuries-old Eastern philosophy, 16 Guidelines is a holistic approach to increase our emotional resilience, confidence, and overall well-being.

This workshop is a taster to a two-day workshop that looks at the neuroscience behind happiness and introduces “The 16 Guidelines“ which provide practical tools for a more meaningful, fulfilled life. The idea behind the 16 guidelines is simple: to change the way we experience the world, we transform the way we think, act, and relate to others to find meaning. This workshop will teach techniques, including mindfulness, that can be shared with others, to improve personal relationships at home, reduce stress in the workplace, and overall increase your sense of happiness and well-being.

Registration fee includes all session materials and nutrition break.

This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.

The White and Bright Affair @ Online
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Livestream that is for EVERYONE at a time when we are all looking for some deep connection, support, and love. Our 1-hour program will feature Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of “The 5 Love Languages.” Over the past few weeks, Dr. Chapman has aligned his keynote with the real-life situations we are all dealing with as we self-isolate at home. Gary says that at the heart of every relationship is the desire to love and feel love.

What you need to know before SHOWTIME!

#1 – RSVP for the Live Stream by visiting Pathstone Foundation

#2 – Take the FREE Love Language Quiz at 5 Love Languages

#3 – Dress code is to wear white + a splash of your favorite colour. Anything goes at home! Pj’s, housecoat, bunny slippers, you name it!

#4 – Dr. Gary Chapman joins us LIVE and brings The 5 Love Languages to life in a 15-minute keynote + Q & A. Learn how to better connect and show love in every relationship in your life in this COVID-19 world and beyond.

#5 – Post your White & Bright pics on social, don’t forget to tag us @PathstoneMH and use #WABA

“Drag” Yourself to Trivia in Support of the Many Hands Project @ Canadian Polish Society Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Niagara College Event Management students and Many Hands Project presents “DRAG” yourself to TRIVIA, a fun, pop-culture themed trivia night co-hosted by 2 Drag Queens.

All proceeds will go to Education Foundation of Niagara creating bursaries for DSBN students pursuing post-secondary education at Niagara College.

Featuring rounds of pop-culture trivia, pizza, snacks, cash bar, games, and prizes.

This event is hosted by the Many Hands Project.

Good Friday
Apr 10 all-day
Integrating Technology in the Early Years – The Technical Basics @ ECCDC Conference Room
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where will we begin? For this session we will be reflecting on how technology has been used within our programs and what are the basics we need to know. Are there other pieces of the puzzle we need to consider such as policy, best practices, benefits of technology and the right kind of screen time? Participants will have an opportunity to explore these pieces as well as different types of technology that you could implement within your program. The technology will be supportive of learning for children, families, and educators which we will look at in the next sessions in the series.

Registration fee includes all materials and nutrition break

This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC)

Ballet Laughs: The Surprising Comic Side of a Classical Art with Katherine Barber @ Armenian Community Centre
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is hosting a special lecture to celebrate their 5th anniversary and Spring Lecture Series 2020.

Romance, escapism, beauty, athleticism – those are ballet’s acknowledged fortes. But comedy? Join Lifelong Learning Niagara as Katherine shares some hilarious moments in ballet.

Known to many as “Canada’s Word Lady” for her knack for making our language lively and entertaining, Katherine is also an ardent ballet fan who takes ballet lovers on ballet-themed holidays around the world, provides very popular ballet appreciation courses, and organizes group ballet outings in Toronto.

This event is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.


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