1. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Counts 2018: Homelessness Point-in-Time Count Report

    Niagara Counts 2018, Niagara’s second homelessness Point-in-Time (PiT) Count, was conducted in late March 2018. A PiT Count is intended to provide a snapshot of homelessness at a single point in time through a homeless enumeration and an accompanying survey (i.e. collected information on the demographics, experience, and services needs...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Living in Niagara-2017 Report: 62 Suggested Action Steps Across 12 Sectors

    The Living in Niagara report is a triennial measure of quality of life in Niagara, across 12 Sectors that align with the Social Determinants of Health. The report and its Sectors are described, built, and owned by the Niagara-wide community. It is produced by Niagara Connects, a Niagara-wide network of...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Without A Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey

    This report outlines the need for a prevention-focused approach that prioritizes systems integration and Housing First for Youth (HF4Y). Our current systems tend to focus on the provision of supports downstream, when young people are much older. Rather than focusing on preventing the problem or reducing the negative outcomes of youth...
  4. Community Blog

    Making Every Door the Right Door for Women with Complex Concurrent Mental Health, Addictions and Domestic Abuse Issues

    Does your organization screen for abuse and trauma? Have you worked with a client at your organization and questioned why they don’t seem engaged during your meetings? Have you often felt that a client’s mental health symptoms or addictions issues are caused by exposure to domestic violence in the home...
  5. Partners & Projects

    Niagara Woman Abuse Screening Project

    The Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project is a provincial committee, originally funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, bringing Addictions, Mental Health and Domestic Violence organizations together. The goal is to transform services for abused women with mental health and/or addiction issues through screening for woman abuse, sexual assault and trauma...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Asking Woman about Abuse, Addictions and Mental Health: A Guide for Professionals to Respond to Disclosures

    In the Niagara Region a total of 16 organizations have collaborated to create a training tool specific to the Niagara Region that includes information on how to support abused woman suffering with addictions and/or mental wellness issues, information on how addictions and mental health organizations can support and safety plan...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Person-Centered Thinking and Service Delivery in Niagara: Event Recording

    This is an event recording of the April 22, 2015 webinar with presenters Kris Akilie, Patricia Regier and Melissa van Tuyl. 101 participants joined this event from 36 different organizations across Niagara. Kris explored key concepts of person-centered thinking and service delivery and presented a one page profile tool, which could...
  8. Community Blog

    Launch of the Living in Niagara-2014 Report

    Presented to an audience of over 450 people attending the Niagara Community Foundation annual Leaders Breakfast, the Living in Niagara-2014 report marks the third time since 2008 that the Niagara-wide community has built a triennial ‘snapshot’ to describe and measure socio-economic quality of life in Niagara. The report reflects the...

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
19
Wed
United Way Inaugural Campaign Kickoff @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am

United Way Niagara invites you to attend their Inaugural Campaign Kickoff event presented by Enbridge.

Tables of 8 (or 10 by request) are available. Buffet breakfast is $20.

The three United Ways in Niagara are set to amalgamate in August 2018 and are currently operating as one entity. In the interim, United Way of St. Catharines & District is overseeing registration of this special event. Please RSVP by phone or email (contact information above).

This event is hosted by United Way Niagara.

Suicide Risk Assessment and Addiction @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Holly Raymond, MSW, RSW, Clinical Director, Addiction and Mental Health Service

This presentation will review addiction specific risk factors and a focus on specific clinical modalities that can be used in working with clients who are suicidal.

Attend one of the following sessions in-person or remotely:

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Business of Ageing Niagara Network September Event @ Niagara College
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business of Ageing Niagara Network (BANN), launched by AGEWORKS™ in conjunction with Niagara College, is a membership-based networking group for individuals who are interested in learning more about issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and targeting older adults.

Speaker: Dr. Amy D’Aprix, MSW, PhD, CPCA and International Life Transition Expert

Topic: Helping your clients manage difficult life transitions

What practical guidance and tools can we use to help clients in times of change? How do we help clients become proactive planners to better stay in control of their lives? How do we enhance our relationships with clients and their families at these times?

Meetings will be held quarterly at Niagara College, Welland Campus on Wednesday evenings between 5:30 -7:30pm. Each meeting will have a relevant speaker/presentation topic for 30-45 minute, then 1.5-hour networking session. Refreshments will be served at each meeting.

BANN will connect businesses, industry leaders and subject matter experts by providing a platform for collaboration, professional development and resource sharing relating to issues pertaining to an ageing population, age inclusiveness and the longevity economy. The network offers a forum to come together to discuss business opportunities and to share information and ideas about diversifying their markets and expanding focus to benefit older consumers and leverage age inclusiveness.

This event is hosted by the Business of Ageing Niagara Network.

Fall Mental Health Workshops: Coping Skills for Caregivers @ St. Catharines & Niagara Falls
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location to be announced at time of registration.

St. Catharines 12 weeks beginning September 19th from 7 – 9 PM.

Niagara Falls 8 weeks beginning September 11th from 7 – 9 PM.

This workshop is hosted by Family Support Niagara.

The Grimsby House That Paint Built @ St. Andrew's Parish Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm

Grimsby Historical Society Talk and Pie Social

The Grimsby House That Paint Built Wayne Mullins – Grimsby Historical Archives

69 Main Street East in Grimsby is a house with a history. Commissioned by American owners, the house was built in a California design in the early 1920’s. In the 1930’s the second family to own the house, who were also American, became the owners of the Grimsby Brick and Tile Works. The house, designed by an eminent architect, appears to have other mysteries. Why was it built in Grimsby? Why the design? And what was the source of the American money?

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Sep
20
Thu
Grantham Lioness Alzheimer Coffee Break @ Grantham Lions Club
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Grantham Lioness Club for homemade assorted coffee cakes and desserts.

Funds raised will stay in Niagara to help with programs and services of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

This event is hosted by the Grantham Lioness Club.

Addressing the Pull of the Gang: Engaging Hard to Reach Youth @ Online
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In the first of his two part Youth Justice Mini-Series, Nick Brown will provide practical program examples of how to engage with youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, speaking from personal and professional experience.

Based on his recent experience with programs targeting youth involved with gangs in a Southwestern Ontario city, Mr. Brown will discuss the importance of asset mapping, establishing boundaries, ‘meeting people where they are at’, and being able to identify and act on the ‘recipe for the birth of a gang’. This webinar sets the groundwork for the next in the series “Mediation and Conflict Resolution”.

This webinar is hosted by Umind.

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