112 episodes

A podcast about all things City of Welland: but more than that, it's about the community and the people who make it a premier place to live, work, play, and invest. Join us on What's Up, Welland? to learn more about what's happening in the City of Welland but also about municipal operations that affect everyone. Now in its second season!

What's Up, Welland‪?‬ City of Welland

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A podcast about all things City of Welland: but more than that, it's about the community and the people who make it a premier place to live, work, play, and invest. Join us on What's Up, Welland? to learn more about what's happening in the City of Welland but also about municipal operations that affect everyone. Now in its second season!

    What’s a vegetable’s favourite kind of joke? A corny one.

    What’s a vegetable’s favourite kind of joke? A corny one.

    24,000 students served daily

    1,000+ volunteers

    200+ elementary and secondary school locations

    42 programs in Welland

    6 staff

    The numbers behind Niagara Nutrition Partners are pretty striking. Even more captivating are the stories detailing the connection between nutrition and learning, and the current challenges of sustaining school nutrition programs.

    Here to highlight the inherent importance of providing all students with access to breakfast, lunch, and snacks are some of the dedicated staff of NNP. Jessica Stephenson, program manager, and community development workers Lina Lianga and Meghann Riley, discuss the work they do and the benefits it brings to students in Welland and throughout Niagara.

    To learn more about NNP, visit www.niagaranutritionpartners.ca/ 
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 26 min
    College Drop-In with Jackie Frail and Erin Wilkie

    College Drop-In with Jackie Frail and Erin Wilkie

    Do you have a passion for supporting others? Are you inspired to enhance the well-being of people of all ages?

    Well, this episode and Niagara College’s School of Community Services are for you.

    With a home at the Welland campus, Community Services offers a slate of programs to prepare students to support the varying needs of individuals and families, spanning all ages from young children to the elderly. In typical NC fashion, experiential learning opportunities are plentiful, enabling and empowering students to gain essential industry experience.

    Now, it’s one thing to read about the School of Community Services, and you can do that by visiting their dynamic site: https://www.niagaracollege.ca/communityservices/

    But it’s a whole other experience listening to today’s guests share their impassioned insights about this area of NC. Join Jackie Frail, interim associate dean, and Erin Wilkie, professor, for a lively walk through the School of Community Services.
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 28 min
    Bringing clarity to the 2024 budget

    Bringing clarity to the 2024 budget

    When an essential annual process undergoes modifications and inherits a bunch of new words, it sounds like the perfect opportunity to bring back Mayor Frank Campion for a clarifying conversation.

    The newly legislated Strong Mayor Powers mean the City of Welland’s mayor is responsible for bringing forward a municipal budget, the crucial document that guides staff on allocating the community’s tax dollars.

    It’s a given that when something changes, questions arise.

    How will this year’s process unfold compared to previous years? What does budget deliberation and Council involvement look like? What words will be used to explain what’s taking place?

    Perhaps most importantly – because everyone in Welland is affected – will residents have the opportunity to follow the process?

    It’s a privilege to be asking and answering these questions and more through today’s episode with Mayor Campion. Residents are encouraged to visit www.engagewelland.ca/your-2024-budget-talks to learn more about the budget, ask questions, leave comments, and stay up to date with the process.
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 19 min
    Say what you see. Learn how to support someone who may be struggling.

    Say what you see. Learn how to support someone who may be struggling.

    A new mental health walk-in clinic at Seaway Mall. An overwhelmingly generous and supportive turnout for the Hope Gala. An in full swing Project Plaid campaign that encourages us to talk openly about mental health. An update on the recently opened River House in the city of Welland.

    It’s undeniable that Pathstone Mental Health is active and committed to being there for children and youth in Niagara struggling with mental health issues.

    Today, Kim Rossi, director of fundraising and communications, makes a hope-filled, gratitude-laden, and engaging as always return to talk about a slate of Pathstone news, and inspire us with a call to kind action.

    The impactful video Kim mentioned can be seen here: Maddy - Pathstone Mental Health Foundation (pathstonefoundation.ca)

    And all your Project Plaid curiosity can be satisfied by visiting: #PROJECTPLAID - Pathstone Mental Health Foundation (pathstonefoundation.ca)
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 21 min
    Lest We Forget

    Lest We Forget

    Remembrance Day holds profound significance as a time to honour and reflect upon the sacrifices made by military personnel who served in times of war. Today, Marc and Paul take a trip down a personal path, reflecting on the immediate connections to the day.

    This day serves as a solemn reminder of the courage and selflessness displayed by those who fought for freedom. It is a moment for collective gratitude and remembrance, urging us to appreciate the peace they secured and to strive for a world free from conflict. 

    Lest we forget. 
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 16 min
    Honouring the Indigenous veterans who answered the call to serve

    Honouring the Indigenous veterans who answered the call to serve

    Today is National Indigenous Veterans’ Day, a day for commemorating the accomplishments, contributions, and sacrifices made by Indigenous veterans who have served to protect Canada.

    Karl Dockstader, Indigenous cultural consultant with Niagara College’s Indigenous Education Centre, returns to share stories, offer insights, and encourage actions that compel our ongoing journey of understanding.

    Today is about acknowledging, honouring, and pausing for a moment to express our gratitude to Indigenous veterans.

    It is also an opportunity to continue learning.
    You can catch all past episodes and leave us comments at www.engagewelland.ca/podcast

    • 23 min

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