Dr. Amanda Bell, an alumna of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, becomes the regional assistant dean of its Niagara Regional Campus on July 1.

She is assuming the role from the inaugural regional assistant dean Dr. Karl Stobbe, who established the Niagara Regional Campus in 2007.

"We believe in community involvement, we believe in collaboration among everyone, and most important of all, we believe in our downtown..." ~Downtown Welland on Facebook

Not truer words could be said when it comes to working with Stephanie Hicks, Executive Director, Dolores Wright, President and their fellow members of the Downtown Welland BIA ( DWBIA).

It has been our privilege to work in partnership with the DWBIA since they joined with us in April 2014 as Founding Partners of our #myWelland community platform.

What an incredible three years it has been!

Lucchetta Homes captured top honours this past weekend when it was named Builder of the Year by the Niagara Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) 2017 Awards of Excellence. Lucchetta Homes also took home that evening awards in Excellence in Green, Most Outstanding Production Home Over 1800 sq.ft, and Best Website in collaboration with 180 Marketing. The annual Awards of Excellence honour industry members and professionals who achieve the highest in building standards through the use of the latest technology, techniques, architectural design and environmentally friendly developments. 

At the core of the 17 Global Goals, there is a call to action.  One that asks individuals to actively participate in sustainable development across the globe. 

myNiagaraOnline welcomes Guest Blogger, Vanessa Faloye as a new #myNiagara voice sharing insights about Social Enterprise.

"There is much debate as to how social impact education can up the ante in building social innovators. (For an expert and very insightful cross-examination of this ongoing debate, check out The Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Future of Social Impact Education in Business Schools and Beyond). But for the sake of bringing something new to this discussion, first let’s reverse engineer this question of how to build innovators for social impact? What exactly does it actually mean to be an innovator? What does an innovator look like, think like, and feel like? Perhaps you instantly imagine the typically young, white founding fathers of some trendy startup named Airbnb, Uber, or Bla Bla Car? In fact, you probably don’t think of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement who created one of the earliest carpooling systems during the Montgomery Bus Boycott (where black people refused to ride on segregated buses and therefore had to find other forms of transport).

Innovation always seems so shiny and new but to be an innovator is to be a rule breaker; someone who seeks new opportunities to push the boundaries and has the guts to not take no for an answer. An innovator is a risk-taker who disrupts the status quo despite a wall of resistance or a lack of readiness to think outside that box we are so often reminded of. Not everyone is an innovator but for those who are, it can be a long lonely road full of doubt, frustration, and rejection."

Over the next several months, Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara will be working to encourage kids and families to reach for more vegetables and fruit. Canada’s Food Guide recommends children aged 2-13 years old eat 4-6 servings of veggies and fruit each day. However, we know kids and adults often fall short of this goal.

The City of Welland Finance and Engineering Departments are modernizing procurement practices by making it easier and far more convenient for the business community to respond to bids. The Finance Department is in the infancy stage of introducing electronic-bidding, with the intention to better accommodate re-occurring bidding vendors, and attract new businesses as potential suppliers. invites you to share your love for local business!

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One person can make a difference but a team working together can make something incredible. Joining together the Hope Centre, the Salvation Army, the Open Arms Mission along with Seaway Mall has been the method behind the One CAN-ada campaign running for the month of May. The campaign will focus on food, poverty and raising awareness of real topics facing the Welland community today.

Seaway Mall is delighted to announce the addition of Employment Solutions as an additional service within the Welland Mall. Employment Solutions is a full service career and employment center offering service to all unemployed or under-employed individuals. Their services include: One-on-one career counseling, resume development, employment readiness workshops and skill training certification programs. Employment Solutions also offer employers free job postings and hiring and recruitment services on-site as well as human resource support services.


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