Jan
24
Wed
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Jan
26
Fri
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Jan
29
Mon
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth?

Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario.

Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario.

This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth.

Webinar dates:

This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.

Feb
1
Thu
Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative RFP @ MacBain Community Centre - Coronation Room
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Proposals are invited from the community for projects that will provide an effective service to address poverty for residents of Niagara.

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build strong neighbourhoods to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health.

Applications will be available at www.NiagaraProsperityInitiative.ca from February 5, 2018 to March 2, 2018.

For more information, contact Natalie Chaumont (contact information above).

This information session is hosted by the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.

Feb
2
Fri
Letter of Intent Deadline: All That Kids Can Be @ Online
Feb 2 all-day

Every year, United Way reviews and invests in one of three priority areas. In 2018, applications for funding will be accepted in the “All That Kids Can Be” priority area for programs serving children and youth.

Applications must demonstrate how the proposed program contributes to one of the following outcomes:
Increasing connectedness and community involvement.

  • Children and youth are caring about, and getting along with others.
  • Children and youth are getting involved.

Increasing engagement in learning.

  • Children and youth are learning.
  • Youth are preparing for adulthood.

Increasing emotional and physical well-being.

  • Children and youth are making healthier choices.
  • Children and youth can better handle life’s challenges.

If you are experiencing trouble with the application or have any questions, please contact Jenna Kirkwood 905.688.5050 ext 115 or email jkirkwood@stcatharines.unitedway.ca.

This grant is administered by the United Way.

Application Deadline: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program @ Online
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm

This program celebrates and showcases Ontario communities that are taking steps to becoming age-friendly by creating policies, programs and services that support seniors.

Awards are available in two categories to recognize the efforts and achievements of communities engaged in age-friendly initiatives, highlight promising practices and encourage knowledge exchange.

You can submit a nomination if you represent a local government or a community organization that can demonstrate its local government’s support.

This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
24
Wed
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Jan
26
Fri
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Jan
29
Mon
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth?

Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario.

Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario.

This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth.

Webinar dates:

This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.

Feb
1
Thu
Information Session: Niagara Prosperity Initiative RFP @ MacBain Community Centre - Coronation Room
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Proposals are invited from the community for projects that will provide an effective service to address poverty for residents of Niagara.

The Niagara Prosperity Initiative (NPI) seeks to build strong neighbourhoods to ease the enduring impacts, stigma and stress associated with living in poverty. Stronger and healthier communities will provide individuals with social supports and access to the broader factors that affect health.

Applications will be available at www.NiagaraProsperityInitiative.ca from February 5, 2018 to March 2, 2018.

For more information, contact Natalie Chaumont (contact information above).

This information session is hosted by the Niagara Prosperity Initiative.

Feb
2
Fri
Letter of Intent Deadline: All That Kids Can Be @ Online
Feb 2 all-day

Every year, United Way reviews and invests in one of three priority areas. In 2018, applications for funding will be accepted in the “All That Kids Can Be” priority area for programs serving children and youth.

Applications must demonstrate how the proposed program contributes to one of the following outcomes:
Increasing connectedness and community involvement.

  • Children and youth are caring about, and getting along with others.
  • Children and youth are getting involved.

Increasing engagement in learning.

  • Children and youth are learning.
  • Youth are preparing for adulthood.

Increasing emotional and physical well-being.

  • Children and youth are making healthier choices.
  • Children and youth can better handle life’s challenges.

If you are experiencing trouble with the application or have any questions, please contact Jenna Kirkwood 905.688.5050 ext 115 or email jkirkwood@stcatharines.unitedway.ca.

This grant is administered by the United Way.

Application Deadline: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program @ Online
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm

This program celebrates and showcases Ontario communities that are taking steps to becoming age-friendly by creating policies, programs and services that support seniors.

Awards are available in two categories to recognize the efforts and achievements of communities engaged in age-friendly initiatives, highlight promising practices and encourage knowledge exchange.

You can submit a nomination if you represent a local government or a community organization that can demonstrate its local government’s support.

This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.

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