1. Resources & Publications

    Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada

    This document aims to create a pan-Canadian set of mental health and mental illness indicators which paints a more complete picture of mental health in Canada. The indicators provide information on the mental health status of children and youth, adults, and seniors throughout their lives, as well as show how...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Kindergarten Parent Survey 2011

    In Ontario, the need for more information on family characteristics and experiences of children before entering kindergarten led to the development of the Kindergarten Parent Survey (KPS), a parent‐completed survey which can be used as a companion document to the Early Developmental Instrument (EDI) (Janus et al, 2007). In Ontario,...
  3. Resources & Publications

    Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre: Annual Report 2013-2014

    Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is a community based non-profit charitable organization whose team of professional staff and volunteers provide vital settlement services to newcomers as they strive to create a rewarding new life in Canada. This annual report details the NFAMC services, programs and financial report from the 2013-2014...
  4. Resources & Publications

    The 2010 Composite Learning Index: Five Years of Measuring Canada’s Progress in Lifelong Learning

    The Composite Learning Index (CLI) is Canada’s annual measure of progress in lifelong learning. It is based on a combination of statistical indicators that reflect the many ways Canadians learn, whether in school, in the home, at work or within the community. The CLI is intended to help Canadians understand the...
  5. Resources & Publications

    15th Annual Family Finances Report

    The 15th annual report of the Vanier Institute’s Current State of Canadian Family Finances is an up-to-date and accessible guide to available data on the economic circumstances of Canadian families, designed to help researchers, students, teachers and anyone with an interest in family life in Canada to better navigate the...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Parent Direct Niagara

    Parent Direct Niagara is an online directory to help you find information and links to programs, services, and resources for children and families in Niagara. You will find links to the following information on their website: • Interactive Learning Programs • Health, Wellness and Special Needs • Child Care Information...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Walk This Way User Guide and Magnetic Calendar

    The Walk This Way Kit supports healthy communities by promoting walking as the single most sustainable physical activity. The kit provides individuals with all of the components that they need to support them in creating healthy walking habits. The Walk This Way Kit includes: A pedometer A double-sided laminated erasable...
  8. Resources & Publications

    Bridges Community Health Centre Dental Health Report

    In response to the poor dental health conditions experienced by our clients, Bridges Community Health Centre developed and administered a dental health survey in order to paint a fuller picture of the dental health inequities that result from a market-based approach. This information will leverage their advocacy work with local politicians...

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jul
25
Wed
Challenges and Opportunities of the Aging Population: Meet and Greet with Vance Badaway, MP and David Lametti, MP @ Club Capri
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am

Vance Badaway, MP and David Lametti, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, are hosting an open house and meet and greet at Club Capri on Wednesday, July 25 at 9 a.m.

Both are interesting in listening to some of the concerns and challenges of the aging population. Please join them at Club Capri for this informal gathering if you are interesting in providing some valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities for older adults currently and in the future.

Background information:

Gambling Behaviours in Older Adults @ Online
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How Gambling Behaviours of Older Men and Women Challenge Previous Research on Gender and Gambling

Presenter: Mark van der Maas, PhD

This webinar will discuss new research findings on how gambling behaviours of older men and women challenge previous notions on the relationship between gender and gambling.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the over-representation of men among people with problem gambling in general population studies and young adults.
  2. Describe the recent results of casino and general population research finding similar rates of gambling and problem gambling among older adults (55+).
  3. Explain how previous assumptions of the relationship between gender and problem gambling may need to be reassessed in the context of older adulthood.

This webinar is hosted by CAMH.

What’s Growin’ On Open House @ Victoria Avenue Farm
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre invites you to Victoria Avenue Farm for What’s Growin’ On Open House.

This is a great opportunity to learn about Vineland’s latest developments in horticulture at their research farm.

Register each participant for a tour spot. Due to space limitations, attendance is restricted to the first 140 registrants.

Register online by July 24th, 2018.

This open house is hosted by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Jul
27
Fri
World Hepatitis Day @ Montebello Park
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Know your status? Get tested, learn your options

The Hepatitis C Care Clinic is hosting a World Hepatitis Day event at Montebello Park on July 27.

There will be free food and refreshments, live music and entertainment, private testing and health teaching, and a community health fair with information displays.

Community partners are invited to provide an information display at the community awareness day to share with the residents of Niagara the great care and services you provide each day. For more information, contact Karen Usick at 905-378-4647 ext. 32555.

This event is hosted by the Hepatitis C Care Clinic at Niagara Health.

Jul
30
Mon
Youth and Cannabis Legalization: Prevention, Education, and Harm Reduction @ Brock University - Academic South 217
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Niagara Region Public Health and the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research invites you to attend a session titled Youth and Cannabis Legalization: Prevention, Education, and Harm Reduction, presented by Dr. Jenna Valleriani.

Dr. Valleriani is a post-doctoral fellow at the BC Centre on Substance Use and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, has extensive experience and has played a role in cannabis legalization while engaging youth in the process (see below for full bio).

The presentation will provide an overview of the current and future policy landscape in Canada, focus on the rational for a public health approach to cannabis legalization, and discuss youth cannabis prevention and education in a new context.

Dr. Valleriani will draw on her research experience and experience working with young people on youth-driven approaches to cannabis education, as well as a recent literature review of harms pertaining to youth and cannabis.

The talk will conclude by focusing on current dominant approaches to drug education and evidence around effectiveness, the increasing importance of meaningfully including young people in cannabis education efforts, and the inclusion of approaches which address age-appropriate evidence-based information about cannabis, its use and effects, as well as harm reduction strategies.

Lunch will be included and parking is complimentary. RSVP to Lucretia Harris by Thursday, July 26 (see contact information above). Please notify of any dietary restrictions.

This session is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health and the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research.

Jul
31
Tue
What Lenders Want @ Innovate Niagara
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Innovate Niagara for an afternoon seminar on What Lenders Want. Joan Hodge of Meridian Credit Union and Volker Loetfering of Venture Niagara will be giving an insider’s view of what lenders want and how to best position your business for financing.

Volker Loetfering is the Business Loans Officer at Venture Niagara CFDC which provides business advisory services and loans to existing small businesses and startups in Niagara. His professional background includes financial advisor, sales & marketing manager and international business development manager. He has worked in various industry verticals throughout his career including manufacturing, distribution, retail, information technology, market research and financing.

Joan Hodge is a Senior Small Business Advisor with Meridian Credit Union. Joan’s goal is to provide financial business solutions that enable you, a Small Business owner, to move your business forward. Joan has more than 20 years experience in financial services in roles ranging from financial planning to personal lending and branch administration. Joan believes that Small Business is the cornerstone of our country and is proud to work alongside many Small Business owners.

This seminar is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Aug
6
Mon
Civic Holiday
Aug 6 all-day

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