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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 to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation
Deadline to Submit Feedback: Canada’s Food Guide Consultation @ Online
Aug 14 all-day
Canada’s Food Guide provides practical healthy eating recommendations based on the best evidence to help you make informed food choices. To help finalize the new healthy eating recommendations, the Government of Canada is consulting with: Canadians health stakeholders food and nutrition experts In the fall 2016, Canadians were asked about their needs and expectations for a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The Revision to Canada’s Food Guide: What We Heard Report (Fall 2016) summarizes the almost 20,000 responses that were received. Provide your input on Canada’s Food Guide by clicking here, and on restricting unhealthy food and beverage marketing to children by clicking here.
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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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada
Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day
The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term. A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food. Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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Deadline to Submit Feedback: A Food Policy for Canada @ Online
Aug 31 all-day

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions we can take in the short-term.

A food policy is a way to address issues related to the production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food.

Learn more by reading the food policy consultation document and have your say!

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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.

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Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities: Owen Sound @ Harrison Park Community Centre
Sep 15 @ 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynote addresses provided by:

  • Paul Young, OALA, Consultant; HC Link, and
  • Pierre Chauvin, Partner, MHBC Planning

Local Presentations:

  • Planning for Wellness: How Gardens Facilitate Healing by Thomas Dean
  • CMHA’s Owen Sound Food Forest by Teresa Pearson
  • Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores: Creating Healthy Communities by Kerry Jarvis
  • Harrison Park, City of Owen Sound, Walking Tour by Adam Parsons

Workshop Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of public spaces in healthy community design
  • To support OPPI’s Call to Action – Planning for the Public Realm
  • To hear about successful design strategies from local communities
  • To identify both the health and economic benefits of well designed public spaces
  • To facilitate a discussion how public spaces can meet the needs of our population

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

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Fall Lecture Series: Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

Canadians’ Fascination with the Weather

Presenter: David Phillips, Senior Climatologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Why are Canadians so obsessed with the weather? David will share with you his experiences – both good and bad – about our love/hate relationship with the weather.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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Fall Lecture Series: The Northwest Passage – Tracing One Warm Line @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

The Northwest Passage: Tracing One Warm Line

Presenter: David Newland, Writer, Musician and Speaker; Zodiac Driver and Expedition Host, Adventure Canada

Enjoy enhanced images, video, and original songs as David describes the history of Arctic exploration; Inuit ideas of territory, community, and creative culture; and Arctic wildlife and ecology.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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Fall Lecture Series: The Future of Food and Beverage @ Armenian Community Centre
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a third age learning organization providing learning programs and experiences for adults 50+ living in the Niagara region.

The Future of Food and Beverage

Presenter: Craig Youdale, Dean, Canadian Food and Wine Institute, Niagara College

Learn what Canada’s leader in culinary, beer, wine and food science training has in store for the Niagara region, and how students are being prepared for a future in the food and beverage industry.

This lecture series is hosted by Lifelong Learning Niagara.

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