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Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund 12:00 pm
Application Deadline: Places to Grow Implementation Fund @ Online
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm
The Places to Grow Implementation Fund supports projects that promote and help achieve the policies and goals of the Province’s growth plans – the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario by: increasing knowledge and understanding of growth planning in Ontario through research and data collection and/or; fostering greater public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the merits of growth planning in Ontario through training and education. The Fund has a budget of $200,000 to support a limited number of projects with grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. In 2017-18, consideration will be given to projects and research initiatives that build awareness of and advance growth planning in Ontario, including areas of focus such as: Building healthy, complete communities in urban, suburban and/or rural contexts. Increasing intensification and addressing barriers to it. Achieving transit-supportive densities. Designing high quality compact built form and public open spaces. Achieving a range and mix of housing options, including affordable housing, to serve all sizes, incomes, and ages of households. Aligning land use planning with economic development strategies and emerging trends. Integrating land use planning with planning and investment in infrastructure and public service facilities. Mitigating and adapting to climate change and creating low-carbon or net-zero communities. This grant is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.
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Deadline: NCF Mini-Grant Application 12:00 pm
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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Golf Marathon for Hope 7:00 am
Golf Marathon for Hope @ Thundering Waters Golf Club
Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Golf Marathon for Hope is 12 hours of golf or 100 holes – whatever comes first! This event will be a true test of endurance, but a whole lot of fun! Grab 3 friends and enter your foursome for a full day of golf, for a great cause. To participate, each foursome must raise a minimum of $2,000. For more information, registration package, and pledge sheet, please visit The Hope Centre’s website. Participation includes: Welcome gifts at registration Kickstart breakfast 100 holes of golf with cart (or 12 hours) Refills of golf balls and tees, as needed Lunch on the go, and snacks/drinks provided throughout the day Post-round buffet dinner and awards reception 100% of net proceeds support the Hope Centre. This fundraiser is hosted by the Hope Centre.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality!

Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada?

Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com.

This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.

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Deadline: NCF Community Grant Application @ Online
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Niagara Community Foundation’s Community Grants Program focuses on finding ways to help individuals, families, organizations and communities prosper.

While Niagara is facing many challenges, we also have an opportunity to seek new and sustainable ways of addressing community issues and creating a more collaborative approach to meeting the challenges facing organizations and our community.

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

Click here for more information on eligibility and the application process.

This grant is provided by Niagara Community Foundation.

Sep
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Changing Workplaces: Bill 148, The Economy, and Your Business @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 15 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join the GNCC and Ontario Chamber of Commerce at the presentation of the economic impact study for BIll 148.

Find out how this legislation, the most comprehensive review of Ontario labour law in 25 years, will affect the Ontario economy and your business.

Join Karl Baldauf, Vice-President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and a panel of industry leaders to have your questions on this game-changing legislation answered.

This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Starting Lean – Value Proposition @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

Do you have an idea or a product that you would like to turn into a business?

This two-part workshop series is designed to help early-stage ventures understand the Lean Startup approach and learn ways to start collecting feedback from potential customers.

The tools and frameworks covered in the workshop will help you to lower the risk associated with launching your new product or business.

This approach will also help new ventures to better understand how sales and marketing activities can be organized to land the first customers.

This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

Nov
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Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops: Business Model Canvas @ Brock University - Cairns Building, Room 207
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.

In this two-part workshop series, Innovate Niagara will follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model.

The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series.

This workshop is hosted by Innovate Niagara.

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