Jun
27
Wed
Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

Aug
13
Mon
25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals.

Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses.

Reserve your spot today!

For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108.

This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

Aug
23
Thu
CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals.

Key learning points include:

  • Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective
  • Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind
  • How to tell your unique career story
  • How to define, then articulate your value proposition
  • Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Sep
6
Thu
CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations @ Online
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. This free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements.

Audience: This webinar will be of interest to HR managers, program managers, executives and nonprofit leaders.

In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify the latest legislation with regard to harassment investigations
  • Understand your role as HR
  • Take a proper complaint
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • See it as a good thing

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Sep
8
Sat
Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
9
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Oct
13
Sat
Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.

The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.

Join this forum for stories from local survivors, a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, a presentation from the YWCA on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, presentations on Financial Industry tracking progress from Project Protect and break-out sessions for/on parents, youth, the hospitality sector and a labour trafficking case study.

A lunch is provided for those attending, so further information about advance registration for a head count will follow.

Partial Presenters List:
Survivors, Niagara Regional Police, YWCA Niagara, Meeting Professionals Against HT, Project Protect, OPP, RCMP, Toronto Police Service

Who Should Attend?
youth, educators, students, faith groups, parents, financial services, hospitality sector, community & social service agencies, taxi drivers, law enforcement, businesses, everyone who cares

This forum is hosted by Project Protect & Silver Spire United Church.

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Jun
27
Wed
Social Enterprise Niagara Meetups: June 2018 Edition @ Spark Niagara
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This month, Social Enterprise Niagara will feature presentations and a discussion of the funding and financing options available to new or growing social enterprises.

Social Enterprise Niagara is pleased to welcome members and supporters to their new meeting location and new day of the week for June: Spark Niagara, a new business incubator. This meeting will take place in their Niagara Falls location Wednesday, June 27th.

Over the next few months, Social Enterprise Niagara will deliver further topics intended to add value at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. Guest entrepreneurs and investors will discuss challenges like: finding socially responsible investors; bootstrapping a company to growth on limited resources; working towards financial self-sustainability as a non-profit operator; and more.

Presenters this month will include:

  • Paul Connor, past President of Angel Investors Ontario (a part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs) and past Economic Research & Analysis Manager at Niagara Region Economic Development. Paul, currently Secretary of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, maintains an awareness of the plethora of startup funding options available to entrepreneurs from all orders of government. He has written grant funding proposals that have netted upwards of $5 million for the various organizations that have employed him, and has worked with startup entrepreneurs for ten years.
  • Adriann Knight, currently Business Information Officer at the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre, and past Economic Development student at Niagara Region Economic Development. Adriann, also a member of the Social Enterprise Niagara Planning Committee, helps young entrepreneurs to get started and successfully navigate barriers to growth on a daily basis. With diverse international and Niagara-centric experiences in business and management, Adriann’s advice is grounded in the art of the possible.

This meetup is hosted by Social Enterprise Niagara.

Aug
13
Mon
25th Annual St. Catharines & District United Way Golf Tournament @ Peninsula Lakes Golf & Country Club
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual United Way Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. It is one of the most premier tournaments of the Niagara Region and is attended by all major business professionals.

Last year, the tournament raised $50,000 to kickoff the 2018 Campaign. The funds raised from the tournament will support over 70 programs & special initiatives across St. Catharines, Thorold, Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Join the United Way of St. Catharines & District for 18 Holes of fun in the sun with amazing prizes, silent auction and live auction, a BBQ lunch, and lively symposium followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at one of Niagara’s finest golf courses.

Reserve your spot today!

For registration or sponsorship inquiries, email Julia Misek at julia@stcatharines.unitedway.ca or call (905) 688 5050 ext 108.

This event is hosted by the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

Aug
23
Thu
CharityVillage Webinar: Networking Without the Butterflies @ Online
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

Skill Level: Intermediate. This session will go beyond a simple introduction to networking and will be useful to mid-career professionals.

Key learning points include:

  • Understand the various approaches to networking, and the circumstances when each is most effective
  • Understand your current brand, or the impression you leave behind
  • How to tell your unique career story
  • How to define, then articulate your value proposition
  • Practical exercises to get ready and confident to “get out there” and grow your network

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Sep
6
Thu
CharityVillage Webinar: Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations @ Online
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. This free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements.

Audience: This webinar will be of interest to HR managers, program managers, executives and nonprofit leaders.

In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify the latest legislation with regard to harassment investigations
  • Understand your role as HR
  • Take a proper complaint
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • See it as a good thing

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Sep
8
Sat
Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 8 all-day

Student Life & Community Experience, in collaboration with Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 which is at the culmination of Orientation Week. During Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend time in the community volunteering at various organizations in Niagara.

As always, Brock University will be mobilizing hundreds of students to participate in projects throughout the day that are not only meaningful; but, also encourage lasting community involvement. If you are interested in partnering with Brock University for the 10th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form: https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/submitter/form/start/12069

This event is hosted by Brock University.

Sep
9
Sun
Big Move Cancer Ride @ Club Roma
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am

Push yourself to the limit on Sunday, September 9th at the 10th Annual Big Move Cancer Ride.

Cycle the 100K with other hardcore riders, try the 50K route for a bit of a challenge or cruise the 25K at your own pace.

Whether individually or part of a team, register today and join the Niagara Health Foundation as we ride to raise money for the Walker Family Cancer Centre!

This event is hosted by the Niagara Health Foundation.

Oct
13
Sat
Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara.

The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic.

Join this forum for stories from local survivors, a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, a presentation from the YWCA on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, presentations on Financial Industry tracking progress from Project Protect and break-out sessions for/on parents, youth, the hospitality sector and a labour trafficking case study.

A lunch is provided for those attending, so further information about advance registration for a head count will follow.

Partial Presenters List:
Survivors, Niagara Regional Police, YWCA Niagara, Meeting Professionals Against HT, Project Protect, OPP, RCMP, Toronto Police Service

Who Should Attend?
youth, educators, students, faith groups, parents, financial services, hospitality sector, community & social service agencies, taxi drivers, law enforcement, businesses, everyone who cares

This forum is hosted by Project Protect & Silver Spire United Church.

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