Kids Helping Kids 2017

Kids Helping Kids 2017

February 13 - 17 More >


Info

Kids Helping Kids Initiative is an annual fundraising and awareness campaign, run by the Niagara Catholic District School Board. This year, the week of February 13-17 is the official Kids Helping Kids week. 

Tours and presenations at elementary and secondary schools throughout the month of February, where funds raised support Niagara Children's Centre. 


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Family Education

Happy Meals

March 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm More >


Location

CAST Room at the Centre


Info

Parents are taught strategies to help decrease the stresses associated with meal time and are given tips to increase the variety of foods eaten by their children. 

Presented by an Occupational therapist


Registration

Call Centre receptionist to register - 905-688-3550 or email reception at receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com 


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ACSD and SSAH Application Drop In - March

March 8 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm More >


Location

Presentation Room - The Centre


Info

 Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:30-1:30 pm in the Presentation Room
Thursday February 9, 2017 9:00 am-11:00 am in the Presentation Room
Wednesday March 8 12:00 pm-2:00 pm in the Presentation Room
Monday April 10, 2016 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in the Presentation Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017  1:00-3:00 pm in the Presentation Room
Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00-11:00 am in the Presentation Room

Attend any of the above dates to receive assistance in completing the application forms on a step by step basis with assistance from staff.

Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities and Special Services at Home.
Niagara Children’s Centre – Presentation Room
Please register by calling 905-688-1890, extension 0


Registration

receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com


Special Instructions

 Please bring a pen and a calculator. Child care is not available at this presentation.


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Parent and Child Advocacy

March 22 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am More >


Location

Presentation Room - The Centre


Info

Learn effective strategies to advocate for supports and services for your child.  Communicate your needs to funding agencies, medical professionals etc. with increased success.

Presented by: Dorothy Harvey, Manager Rehabilitation Services, Niagara Children’s Centre

Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Presentation Room – Niagara Children’s Centre

Please confirm your attendance at 905-688-1890, ext. 0
Child care is not available at this presentation.


Special Instructions

Note there is no child care available for this group


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My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Now What?

April 5 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm More >


Location

Niagara Children's Centre - Main Gym


Info

1. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
When: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kerry Boyd (Psychiatrist, Bethesda and McMaster Children’s Hospital) and Vanessa Coens (Parent of two children with ASD)

 

2. Introduction to Behaviour Management
When: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Presented by: Amber Niles (Autism Resource Consultant, Bethesda), Janine Moffett (Behaviour Therapist, Bethesda) and Natasha Durdan (Occupational Therapist,
Bethesda)
Resources and tip sheets will be available after the presentation

 

3. Ask the Doctor
When: Wednesday April 19, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kassia Johnson (Developmental Pediatrician, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Bethesda Services)
Dr. Johnson will be answering submitted questions from parents plus sharing information about common myths and questions about ASD

Poster presentation booths will be set up in the lobby following each presentation with representatives from community agencies including Bethesda, Niagara Children’s Centre, Autism Ontario, Pathstone Mental Health and Powerhouse Project.

 

Please call Niagara Children’s Centre reception at 905-688-1890 ext. 0 or email receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com to register

All sessions will take place at Niagara Children's Centre in the Main Gym and will run from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Please Note: Unfortunately at this time we will be unable to provide childcare. 


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When Life Throws You a Curveball...The Unexpected Journey

April 12 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am More >


Location

Presentation Room


Info

The birth of a baby brings lots of emotions – happiness, excitement, amazement and joy. 
But when a baby is born with special needs, emotions may also include shock, sadness, anger and/or anxiety.  This workshop will explore the common reactions and offer hope for the unexpected journey.

Wednesday April 12, 2017
9:30-11:00 am
Presentation Room, Niagara Children’s Centre
Presented by Jo-Anne Smith, Social Worker

RSVP...Please confirm whether you will be attending by calling reception at 905-688-1890, ext 0 or email receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com to register
Note: There is no child care available for this presentation.


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My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Now What?

April 12 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm More >


Location

Niagara Children's Centre - Main Gym


Info

1. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
When: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kerry Boyd (Psychiatrist, Bethesda and McMaster Children’s Hospital) and Vanessa Coens (Parent of two children with ASD)

 

2. Introduction to Behaviour Management
When: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Presented by: Amber Niles (Autism Resource Consultant, Bethesda), Janine Moffett (Behaviour Therapist, Bethesda) and Natasha Durdan (Occupational Therapist,
Bethesda)
Resources and tip sheets will be available after the presentation

 

3. Ask the Doctor
When: Wednesday April 19, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kassia Johnson (Developmental Pediatrician, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Bethesda Services)
Dr. Johnson will be answering submitted questions from parents plus sharing information about common myths and questions about ASD

Poster presentation booths will be set up in the lobby following each presentation with representatives from community agencies including Bethesda, Niagara Children’s Centre, Autism Ontario, Pathstone Mental Health and Powerhouse Project.

 

Please call Niagara Children’s Centre reception at 905-688-1890 ext. 0 or email receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com to register

All sessions will take place at Niagara Children's Centre in the Main Gym and will run from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Please Note: Unfortunately at this time we will be unable to provide childcare. 


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My Child Was Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Now What?

April 19 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm More >


Location

Niagara Children's Centre - Main Gym


Info

1. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
When: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kerry Boyd (Psychiatrist, Bethesda and McMaster Children’s Hospital) and Vanessa Coens (Parent of two children with ASD)

 

2. Introduction to Behaviour Management
When: Wednesday April 12, 2017
Presented by: Amber Niles (Autism Resource Consultant, Bethesda), Janine Moffett (Behaviour Therapist, Bethesda) and Natasha Durdan (Occupational Therapist,
Bethesda)
Resources and tip sheets will be available after the presentation

 

3. Ask the Doctor
When: Wednesday April 19, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Kassia Johnson (Developmental Pediatrician, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Bethesda Services)
Dr. Johnson will be answering submitted questions from parents plus sharing information about common myths and questions about ASD

Poster presentation booths will be set up in the lobby following each presentation with representatives from community agencies including Bethesda, Niagara Children’s Centre, Autism Ontario, Pathstone Mental Health and Powerhouse Project.

 

Please call Niagara Children’s Centre reception at 905-688-1890 ext. 0 or email receptionist@niagarachildrenscentre.com to register

All sessions will take place at Niagara Children's Centre in the Main Gym and will run from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Please Note: Unfortunately at this time we will be unable to provide childcare. 


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Sibling Program

Social/Recreational

Preschool Swim Winter 2017

February 27 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

Open to preschool clients and their caregiver, will teach intro swim skills such as bubble blowing, front floats and water safety.

Mondays, January 16 - March 6


Eligibility

Open to preschool clients and their caregiver


Registration

Call Karen Natho ext. 127 or Lifeguard ext. 148 (pool)


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Boccia Team (Junior Team)

March 1 from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm More >


Location

Centre Main Gym


Info

A paralympic boccia sport team. For Centre clients 8 years + with a high disability involvement, young adults welcome. 

Visit. www.niagarapenguins.org for registration and fee information. 


Presenter/Speaker

Brock Niagara Penguins


Eligibility

Open to 8 years plus school aged clients and young adults with a severe physical disability.


Maximum Number

8


Fees

Club fee: see Niagara Penguins website


Special Instructions

Visit Brock Niagara Penguins website for more information about Boccia Team, application forms and registration information.


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Family Swim Winter 2017

March 2 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

 Open free swim for a splashing good time. 

Clients of the Centre, their family or worker are welcome to attend this session supervised by our lifeguard.   Please register your intent to attend and be prepared for last minute cancellations.

Please note that there are times when  our pool is closed due to a health incident; this is beyond our control and we do our best to notify you, before you begin travel to the Centre.  When registering please leave current cell number  or number where you can be reached the day of the swims.  

Contact the Lifeguard at the pool office (905) 688-1890 ext 148


Registration

Register at reception.


Special Instructions

All paticipants must be accompanied by an adult.  Swim diapers required if child is not toilet trained (available through the Therapy Store).


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Open Teen Swim Winter 2017

March 2 from 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

Open to all active or recently active clients ages 13 – 18 years. A lifeguard will be on the deck out of the water. Swimmers who require assistance must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver. Come for a swim with other teens. Be active, social and have fun!

Thursdays, January 12 - March 9

Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Registration Open! Call the Lifeguard ext.148 or reception at ext. 100


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Preschool Swim Winter 2017

March 6 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

Open to preschool clients and their caregiver, will teach intro swim skills such as bubble blowing, front floats and water safety.

Mondays, January 16 - March 6


Eligibility

Open to preschool clients and their caregiver


Registration

Call Karen Natho ext. 127 or Lifeguard ext. 148 (pool)


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Eye Opener: Art Therapy

March 7 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm More >


Location

Centre Gym


Info

Art Therapy uses the creative process of doing art to improve someone's well-being. Join us at the Centre for a hands-on intro group session with an art therapist. Space is limited, be sure to register with Karen. 

Junior session (ages 4-7): 4:00-4:45 pm

Senior session (ages 8+): 4:45-5:30 pm

 

*supported by 2016-17 Community Outreach Partner Meridian Credit Union


Registration

Call Karen at 905-688-1890 ext. 127


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Boccia Team (Junior Team)

March 8 from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm More >


Location

Centre Main Gym


Info

A paralympic boccia sport team. For Centre clients 8 years + with a high disability involvement, young adults welcome. 

Visit. www.niagarapenguins.org for registration and fee information. 


Presenter/Speaker

Brock Niagara Penguins


Eligibility

Open to 8 years plus school aged clients and young adults with a severe physical disability.


Maximum Number

8


Fees

Club fee: see Niagara Penguins website


Special Instructions

Visit Brock Niagara Penguins website for more information about Boccia Team, application forms and registration information.


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Family Swim Winter 2017

March 9 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

 Open free swim for a splashing good time. 

Clients of the Centre, their family or worker are welcome to attend this session supervised by our lifeguard.   Please register your intent to attend and be prepared for last minute cancellations.

Please note that there are times when  our pool is closed due to a health incident; this is beyond our control and we do our best to notify you, before you begin travel to the Centre.  When registering please leave current cell number  or number where you can be reached the day of the swims.  

Contact the Lifeguard at the pool office (905) 688-1890 ext 148


Registration

Register at reception.


Special Instructions

All paticipants must be accompanied by an adult.  Swim diapers required if child is not toilet trained (available through the Therapy Store).


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Open Teen Swim Winter 2017

March 9 from 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm More >


Location

Centre Pool


Info

Open to all active or recently active clients ages 13 – 18 years. A lifeguard will be on the deck out of the water. Swimmers who require assistance must be accompanied in the water by a caregiver. Come for a swim with other teens. Be active, social and have fun!

Thursdays, January 12 - March 9

Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm

Registration Open! Call the Lifeguard ext.148 or reception at ext. 100


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March Break Preschool Swim

March 13 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am More >


Info

Open swim for preschool aged Centre clients, and their families.
 
For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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March Break Open Swim (Monday)

March 13 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am More >


Info

Open swim for Centre clients, their friends and families.

For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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March Break Family Swim

March 16 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm More >


Info

Family Swim for Centre clients and their families.

 
For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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March Break Open Swim (Thursday)

March 16 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm More >


Info

Open swim for Centre clients, their friends and families.
 
For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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March Break Teen Swim

March 16 from 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm More >


Info

Open swim for teenaged Centre clients, and their families.

For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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March Break - Preschool Swim (Thursday)

March 16 from 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm More >


Info

All preschool aged clients are welcome for an open swim


Registration

For more information please call the lifeguard at ext. 148 


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Therapy

Promotion

Meeting

Fundraising

Plasma Car Race

May 31 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm More >


Location

Ballhockey.com
16 Melbourne Ave
St. Catharines


Info

The Plasma Car Race will take place on Wednesday, May 31st as part of the May Help Kids Shine Campaign. The race will take place at Ballhockey.com. Teams of four adults raise funds to be tallied as part of the Help Kids Shine Campaign and then spend an evening racing other groups. Funds raised will help us meet the therapy needs of even more children and youth at Niagara Children's Centre. 

Check-in begins at 4:00 pm
Races to begin at 4:30 pm

For more information, visit www.helpkidsshine.ca or call Kate at 905-688-3550 x 107

 

 

 


Fees

$500 per team


Registration

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=214441&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=http://niagarachildrenscentre.com/support-us/helpkidsshine#&panel1-1 


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