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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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Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process 12:00 pm
Refugees with Mental Illness: IRB Guidelines for the Refugee Determination Process @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is the tribunal responsible for making decisions on who needs refugee protection, decisions about detention, and hears immigration appeals. Refugee claimants present their cases to the IRB. Claimants with a mental illness, however, may have unique difficulties in presenting their cases to the IRB. How does the IRB process the cases of claimants who may have mental health concerns? In this Refugee Mental Health Project webinar, Preeti Adhopia, Board Member of the Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, discusses the IRB’s efforts to give due consideration to refugee claimants’ individual situations when it comes to mental illness. She will discuss policy guidelines as they relate to claimants with mental health concerns and accommodations used in actual cases. This webinar is hosted by the Refugee Mental Health Project.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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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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Newcomers and Refugees in Niagara: Community Forum @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 12 all-day

A day of learning and discussion about newcomers and refugees in Niagara featuring informative panels and keynote speaker, Zarqa Nawaz. Zarqa is the author of “Laughing All the Way to the Mosque” and creator of the hit CBC TV show “Little Mosque on the Prairie.”

A morning panel will focus on issues and realities newcomers and refugees face in Niagara, presenting local information on numbers, myths vs. reality and cultural literacy.

The afternoon panel will feature the voices of local people telling their stories about arriving and settling in Niagara. The keynote address will end the day.

This community forum is presented by Fort Erie Multicultural Centre, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, Seedling for Change in History, Silver Spire United Church, Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre, and the YMCA of Niagara.

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Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Nov 30 all-day

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation will address issues related to the settlement and integration needs of newcomers and refugees, the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants, and refugee resettlement and sponsorship.

The consultation offers space for organizations and individuals in these sectors to network with others from across Canada and beyond, share information and expertise, identify emerging issues and themes, and develop strategies to address pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Ontario, Canada and internationally.

More information is coming soon.

This consultation is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 1 all-day

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation will address issues related to the settlement and integration needs of newcomers and refugees, the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants, and refugee resettlement and sponsorship.

The consultation offers space for organizations and individuals in these sectors to network with others from across Canada and beyond, share information and expertise, identify emerging issues and themes, and develop strategies to address pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Ontario, Canada and internationally.

More information is coming soon.

This consultation is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Dec 2 all-day

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Fall Consultation will address issues related to the settlement and integration needs of newcomers and refugees, the protection of refugees and vulnerable migrants, and refugee resettlement and sponsorship.

The consultation offers space for organizations and individuals in these sectors to network with others from across Canada and beyond, share information and expertise, identify emerging issues and themes, and develop strategies to address pressing issues affecting refugees and immigrants in Ontario, Canada and internationally.

More information is coming soon.

This consultation is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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