Events in February–March 2023

  • What They See is What They Will Be!

    Category: Monthly Meeting What They See is What They Will Be!


    February 14, 2023

    Mentor/Mentee Program Participants - TOES Niagara (Tools of Empowerment for Success)

    At the Tuesday, February 14 General Meeting, Kithio Mwanzia and Maya Hassan will be speaking to members on behalf of Toes (Tools of Empowerment for Success) Niagara.

    Toes Niagara (http://toesniagara.ca/) is a mentorship program founded on research indicating racialized youth are less likely to have natural mentors and are in greater need of formal mentoring programs. Research also shows a correlation between culturally focused mentoring and positive racial identity and better academic, psychosocial, and health outcomes for Black adolescents. This program is a regionally specific, culturally relevant, and locally developed bilingual mentorship initiative geared for Black children and youth in targeted communities and open to everyone.

    Kithio Mwanzia, mentor and Maya Hassan, mentee will speak about this program. Kithio is a Network Manager for the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI), a regional 9-institution partnership aimed at partnering with industry to develop disruptive solutions.  He will address Black youth mentorship, education, and how it impacts outcomes for individuals. Maya is an exceptional student who is passionate about social justice issues. She will speak about the impact of the mentorship program on her, (including having a mentor one on one) as well as her thoughts about Black youth and education. They will comment on how we, as members of the community, can support this program.

    Grantham Lions Club
    732 Niagara St,
    St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 7W7
  • Makers' Market

    Category: Monthly Meeting Makers' Market


    March 14, 2023

    A Makers' Market celebrates local talent. Show us your creativity.

    Want to know more about your club members? Come see the handmade creations, celebrate fellow members and get inspired!

    Items available for sale or as items in a Silent Auction.

    If you have something you have made and are willing to donate or if you will be a volunteer for this event, contact Christine at 905-525-0111 or cem@estatemultipliers.com

    Grantham Lions Club
    732 Niagara St,
    St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 7W7
    Human Trafficking Awareness from an Indigenous Lens

    Category: Monthly Meeting Human Trafficking Awareness from an Indigenous Lens


    March 14, 2023

    Elaine Berwald
    Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Liaison
    Niagara Chapter Native Women

    Elaine is an Indigenous Cultural Advisor/Liaison and a Grandmother. Her work as an educator and facilitator in Indigenous post secondary education provides student support and faculty education through an Indigenous Circle process. She also works in Indigenous child welfare, anti-human trafficking, healthcare, and community support. Elaine is a strong facilitator and storyteller with a passion for bringing an Indigenous lens to non-indigenous peoples, organizations, institutions, and communities. She serves on the Elder and Knowledge Keepers Circe for the Indigenous Circle Chapter of the Canadian Counsellors and Psychotherapist Association.

    Elaine Berwald is of Mi’kmaq and Metis heritage. Her maternal ancestral territory is Northern New Brunswick and her paternal ancestral territory is Selkirk, Red River Manitoba. She follows the teachings and practices of the guiding principles of Etawuptamunk “Two Eyed Seeing” which is an Indigenous framework by Elder Albert Marshall of Eskasoni First Nation Unama’ki (Cape Breton) Nova Scotia.

    Grantham Lions Club
    732 Niagara St,
    St. Catharines, Ontario L2M 7W7