Jun
25
Sun
Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Red Roof Retreat for the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament.

There will be prizes, live entertainment, and family fun! Registration fee includes drink ticket and picnic lunch.

Register online or RSVP to Karen (see contact information above) to pay at the gate.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

Jun
27
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers.

Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships.

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Jun
28
Wed
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Jun 28 all-day

The third and final round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund is open.

The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works.

This grant is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thanks to the ongoing support of FirstOntario Credit Union and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Niagara Co-op Network, in conjunction with Social Enterprise Niagara, are thrilled to co-present Niagara’s first screening of A New Economy.

Following the movie, participants are encouraged to join an open forum discussion led by Pam Isaak, Niagara Regional Manager (On Co-op) and Tom Jakop, Committee Organizer (Social Enterprise Niagara).

If you desire a more sustainable Niagara, want to know more about social enterprise and the co-op movement, this is one screening you don’t want to miss!

A New Economy is a feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy. Watch as several organizations move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models. By rewarding human effort fairly and proportionately instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, creating new ways to make money and make it sustainably.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Co-op Network & Social Enterprise Niagara.

Jul
20
Thu
Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility @ Online
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering.

There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).

Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

What you’ll learn:

  • Explore the concept of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).
  • Frame new outreach efforts and renewed ways to recognize volunteering across the spectrum.
  • Examples of the diverse ways in which Canadians are involved informally include ethical purchasing decisions, crowd funding for social causes, signing petitions, etc.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Aug
10
Thu
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits @ Online
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nonprofit organizations are not immune from potential claims from employees, board members, and volunteers relating to:

  • Employment Practices (i.e. wrongful dismissal, employee discrimination);
  • Fiduciary Liability (i.e. administration of employee benefits plan);
  • Financial Mismanagement (i.e. board decisions that have adverse financial consequences).

What you’ll learn:

  • What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers?
  • What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks?
  • What are some common types of claims against non-profit organizations?

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Aug
14
Mon
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities.

This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000.

Grant-Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training.

More information can be found here.

This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jun
25
Sun
Family Croquet Day Tournament in Support of Red Roof Retreat @ The Village Green at the Garrison House Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Red Roof Retreat for the 8th Annual Family Croquet Day Tournament.

There will be prizes, live entertainment, and family fun! Registration fee includes drink ticket and picnic lunch.

Register online or RSVP to Karen (see contact information above) to pay at the gate.

This event is hosted by Red Roof Retreat.

Jun
27
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers.

Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships.

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

Jun
28
Wed
Application Deadline: Local Poverty Reduction Fund @ Online
Jun 28 all-day

The third and final round of the Local Poverty Reduction Fund is open.

The Local Poverty Reduction Fund (the Fund) was announced in April 2015 and is now in its final year of awarding grants. The Fund is providing $50 million over six years to support innovative, local, community-driven solutions that measurably improve the lives of those most affected by poverty.

The fund’s focus on measuring success – and the evidence that will be shared as a result – will help support local efforts to prevent and reduce poverty and to build a body of evidence of what works.

This grant is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

A New Economy: Movie Screening & Discussion @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thanks to the ongoing support of FirstOntario Credit Union and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, the Niagara Co-op Network, in conjunction with Social Enterprise Niagara, are thrilled to co-present Niagara’s first screening of A New Economy.

Following the movie, participants are encouraged to join an open forum discussion led by Pam Isaak, Niagara Regional Manager (On Co-op) and Tom Jakop, Committee Organizer (Social Enterprise Niagara).

If you desire a more sustainable Niagara, want to know more about social enterprise and the co-op movement, this is one screening you don’t want to miss!

A New Economy is a feature documentary about people making a fresh start towards building a new economy. Watch as several organizations move towards a more cooperative future by experimenting with open and non-traditional business models. By rewarding human effort fairly and proportionately instead of obsessing about the bottom line, these revolutionary businesses are creating a more people-friendly future, creating new ways to make money and make it sustainably.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Co-op Network & Social Enterprise Niagara.

Jul
20
Thu
Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility @ Online
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering.

There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).

Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

What you’ll learn:

  • Explore the concept of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).
  • Frame new outreach efforts and renewed ways to recognize volunteering across the spectrum.
  • Examples of the diverse ways in which Canadians are involved informally include ethical purchasing decisions, crowd funding for social causes, signing petitions, etc.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Aug
10
Thu
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits @ Online
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nonprofit organizations are not immune from potential claims from employees, board members, and volunteers relating to:

  • Employment Practices (i.e. wrongful dismissal, employee discrimination);
  • Fiduciary Liability (i.e. administration of employee benefits plan);
  • Financial Mismanagement (i.e. board decisions that have adverse financial consequences).

What you’ll learn:

  • What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers?
  • What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks?
  • What are some common types of claims against non-profit organizations?

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Aug
14
Mon
Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application @ Online
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

The Mini-Grants Program provides $500 grants to eligible organizations for projects that address the Foundation’s granting priorities.

This program provides a time-sensitive, streamlined and responsive process for smaller projects. This grant is not suitable for projects that have a budget exceeding $2000.

Grant-Making Priorities:

  • Addressing the issues/indicators in the Living in Niagara Report 2014, or,
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of tools and resources that would contribute to an organization’s success; including professional and organizational development and training.

More information can be found here.

This grant is provided by the Niagara Community Foundation.

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