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Nurturing Our Roots, Bridging Our Future – Traditional PowWow 12:00 pm
Nurturing Our Roots, Bridging Our Future – Traditional PowWow @ Montebello Park
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In partnership with the City of St Catharines. the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and support from Celebration of Nations, Niagara Regional Native Centre is excited to be hosting it’s 4th Annual PowWow at Montebello Park this year! This free event boasts a variety of traditional crafts, foods and information. All are welcome to the Sunrise Ceremony at the Sacred Fire, Grand Entry at 12 noon followed by drumming, dancing and loads of fun! Drug & Alcohol free event, bring your own folding chair for comfort. Vendors, Sponsorship and Donations welcome. This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.
You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre 7:00 pm
You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the second annual musical benefit concert taking you on a musical journey you don’t want to miss! There is some incredible talent performing that evening: Roger Wyatt, Peter Shea, Juliete Dunn, and Melissa-Marie Shriner. They will be playing some of music’s greatest hits from some of music’s greats themselves; The Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Damone, Barbara Streisand and many more. All proceeds from this event will go to support The Hope Centre’s free in-house trauma counselling service “Return 2 Hope Counselling”. In 2016, this program assisted 235 individuals from our community work through past and present traumas that have and are affecting their lives and working towards the root cause of what is causing their individual struggles with poverty and homelessness. This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.
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Unity in the Community 11:00 am
Unity in the Community @ Westview Centre4Women
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Save the date for Westview Centre4Women’s Unity in the Community. This year’s event will be a Canada150 celebration: “a place we can ALL call our own”. This event will include: Canadian cuisine Face painting Bones the Ice Dog Music Bouncy castle Community service agencies Canada’s Greatest Women in History Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Bring the whole family! This event is hosted by Westview Centre4Women.
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Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website 1:00 pm
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development. During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at: Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work. The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one. Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach. This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities 12:00 pm
Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society. Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support. In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Niagara Leadership Summit for Women 9:00 am
Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day. This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders. The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.
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Strategies to Support the Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities @ Online
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society.

Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psycho social support.

In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.

This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.

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Niagara Leadership Summit for Women
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.

This event will offer many valuable opportunities for women leaders and allies to connect, share common goals and evaluate common challenges, and network with like-minded community leaders.

The Summit will be a full day conference focused on women’s leadership; evaluating, discussing and promoting women’s leadership in Niagara.

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Alzheimer Curl for Memories @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Nov 4 all-day

This annual event is a pledged FUNspiel! Put a team together with your friends and enjoy a day with door prizes, raffle table, and silent auction.

Top pledged individuals and top pledged team receives amazing prizes.

No experience necessary!

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Join the WAVE this November as you walk to raise funds and awareness as part of Woman Abuse Awareness Month!

When you participate in this event at the Seaway Mall, you will walk side by side with men, women, youth, and children from across Niagara who together will WIPE OUT domestic violence in our communities.

This event is not only a 5 km mall walk, but also a fun beach party filled with great activities… perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on their craziest beachwear and join us for this fun event!

This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.

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7th Annual Sisterhood of Style @ Welland Historical Museum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket price includes Sparkling Wine Reception while viewing Celebration of Canada 150 and Niagara Region history items, a unique new ‘Our Voices’ exhibit offering insight into the stories and history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people artifacts and artwork, Dinner, and Fashion Show by Local Retailers.

All proceeds support the Go Girls programs for young women ages 11 – 14 years run within our community schools which help build strong, healthy futures for South Niagara’s young women.

This event is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

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Fundraising & Communications: Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works @ Online
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Are you sending out sponsorship packages every week and hearing nothing back? Gold, Silver, Bronze doesn’t work… but what do you use instead? Simply throwing together a bunch of facts about your cause along with a chart with predefined levels is not going to cut it in the highly competitive sponsorship space.

Building a sponsorship deck is a process and it requires your organization to ask some tough questions. In this session, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective will show you exactly what you need to do to build a business case that sponsors will want to read.

In this session you will learn:

  • What every sponsorship package must have and what you should never include
  • The end of Gold, Silver, Bronze and what to replace it with
  • The importance of audience data and how to use it to attract sponsors
  • How to engage your leadership and board of directors and get internal buy in
  • Using sponsor feedback to build a sponsorship package and set up the sale
  • Short cuts and time saving techniques for implementation

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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CPA Ontario’s Not-for-Profit Conference @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

CPA Ontario’s Not-For-Profit Conference is a one-day focused opportunity for financial leaders within or interested in the not-for-profit sector.

Offering delegates the opportunity to share best practices, learn new skills relevant to the industry, and network with their peers, this is not-for-profit conference you have been waiting for.

Opening Keynote Speaker: Richard Leblanc (Governance Advisor, Lawyer, Author, Public Speaker)

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Lewis (Humanitarian, Professor, Author)

This conference is hosted by CPA Ontario.

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