Compassionate Niagara Conference
At the 2018 Niagara County Poverty Conference, Mayor Walter Sendzik spoke about how St. Catharines, ON joined the Compassionate Cities movement and what they did to make their city more compassionate. His keynote presentation inspired the conference committee to take a more "compassionate" approach to the conference and it's programs - renaming the committee and conference, Compassionate Niagara.
The Compassionate Niagara Committee will be holding mini-conferences throughout the year to focus in on how each sector can work together to make our community a more compassionate one.
Upcoming Mini Conferences
- Compassionate Community Action Mini Conference - June 27, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at St. John's AME (917 Garden Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Community action engages citizens in creating a more just, equitable, and caring community. Hear about some of the efforts to bring community members together. Then join with others to envision compassionate community action for your community. REGISTER HERE
Past Mini Conferences
- On Wednesday, May 29th we launched our Compassionate sectors mini conferences with Compassionate Education. Niagara Street School served as our venue and Principal Rocco Merino and Vice Principal Dorothy Brundidge spoke about the strategies the school already has in place that relate to compassion. Notes and takeaways from the session can be found here.
Compassionate Niagara: Deepening Community
Thank you to everyone who attended the Compassionate Niagara: Deepening Community conference on March 13, 2019. We hope that the conference inspired you to take action to make our community a more compassionate one! See below for a video of keynote speaker, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Information about the past conference can be found here.