Cycle Tourism in Niagara Parks

This policy brief explores the impact of cycle tourism and current bike facilities and amenities, as well as puts forward recommendations to strengthen the parks as a cycle destination.

Authors: Carol Phillips & Corey Burant

Published By: Brock University Niagara Community Observatory & Niagara Parks

Publication Date: November 2013

View Cycle Tourism in Niagara Parks

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Mental Health & COVID-19 Webinar Series: World Mental Health Day @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

This series of bi-weekly webinars is designed to provide policymakers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the most pressing and often neglected issues of mental health around the world, including the impact of COVID- 19 on mental health.

The webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with. Participants are encouraged to join from around the world, including those with lived experience of mental health, and of COVID-19.

September 29th – World Mental Health Day, activities and campaigns
October 13th – Education and Mental Health
October 27th – Mental Health in the Media

Questions can be submitted in advance by email. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes posted on

Any questions please contact:

This series of weekly webinars is run by United for Global Mental Health, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and

Dementia Support Scavenger Hunt @ Heartland Forest
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at Heartland Forest as they explore nature trails and learn about dementia and community resources.

FOR ALL AGES! WIN PRIZES! Let’s stay active, safe & engaged!

This event is brought to you by Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the Influenza Season in the Age of COVID-19 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) presents Protecting Your Health: Preparing for the Influenza Season in the age of COVID-19. In this webinar, experts from the healthcare field will answer your questions on why influenza impacts older adults more heavily, what vaccinations are recommended, and how getting your vaccinations can help you stay healthy as you age!

Host: Dr. John Muscedere, CEO and Scientific Director of the Canadian Frailty Network

Moderator: André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist for The Globe & Mail

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, KFL&A Public Health

Dr. Melissa Andrew, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Dr. Shelly McNeil, Professor of Medicine, Dalhousie University

This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Frailty Network

Reducing Health Care Barriers for Uninsured Clients in Ontario @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest and the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project for their upcoming webinar, “Reducing health care barriers for uninsured clients without OHIP.”

Despite our universal health care system, there are a number of reasons why someone may be living in Ontario without OHIP, the public health insurance coverage. People who are uninsured due to their immigration status face considerable barriers to health care, receive differential care, and have poorer health outcomes.

As we take action to address health inequities, racism, and exclusion in our health system, it is critical that we understand and address the needs of uninsured populations.

In this webinar, we will explore:

-how people become uninsured
-what barriers uninsured populations face in the health care system
-what you can do, as an individual and organization, to support clients who do not have health coverage due to immigration status.

This webinar is brought to you by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest and the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

Public Forum: Advance Care Planning @ Online
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Public Forums are suitable for family and friends of individuals living with dementia. Join us on Zoom for “Advanced Care Planning.” Advance Care Planning helps individuals and their loved ones prepare for situations where difficult decisions need to be made. It can be hard to have these conversations with your family or friends, but they prove to be helpful in times of need. Share your wishes and plan for the future

This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

Social Connection in Residents of Long-Term Care Homes: Mental Health Impacts and Strategies During COVID-19 @ Webinar
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

In this presentation, we will summarize the research evidence linking social connection to mental health outcomes for LTC residents as well as twelve strategies that might help to build and maintain social connection for LTC residents – both during COVID-19 and beyond.

We will present the findings from a knowledge exchange project conducted by researchers at The KITE Research Institute (University Health Network) together with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO), Family Councils Ontario (FCO) and the Ontario Association of Resident’s Councils (OARC). Together, we conducted a scoping review of published research that reported some aspect(s) of social connection among residents of long-term care (LTC) homes.

Space is limited

This online event is hosted by brainXchange

South Niagara Hospital Project RFQ/RFP Information Session @ Online
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Niagara Health and Infrastructure Ontario are hosting an information session to educate the Niagara business community regarding:

-Planning status of the South Niagara hospital,
-Information on Request for Qualifications(RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process and opportunities, and
-Benefits of the Private, Public-Private Partnerships(P3) model.

Join us in learning more about the major milestones and opportunities of the South Niagara Hospital Project. Questions regarding the RFQ or RFP process? Submit them in advance to be answered during the session:

A link to join the Zoom webinar will be emailed once registered.

This information session is brought to you by Niagara Health-South Niagara Project Team


Ontario Trillium Foundation

Explore Our Network

Get Connected

Sign up to receive communications from Niagara Connects! We will keep you connected with what’s going on in our community, without spamming your inbox. Get started now!
Niagara Knowledge Exchange is powered by a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara. We work hard to help foster a culture of Niagara-focused research and evidence-informed planning to support your community development innovations. To learn more about Niagara Connects, please visit our central website: or contact us: Email:
Copyright © 2018 Niagara Connects. All rights reserved.