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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:00 am
Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Royal Canadian Legion #230
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.
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Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions 9:30 am
Port Colborne-Welland-Pelham: Shared Learning Local Hub Sessions @ The Hope Centre
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. To be part of this session, contact Gus Cruz at gcruz@powerhouseproject.ca.
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency 5:30 pm
When CRA Debts Lead to Insolvency @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The presentation educates professionals on the following: Why are insolvencies involving the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) are increasing? What are the unique issues clients encounter when they are insolvent and indebted to the CRA? What are the CRA-specific solutions available to clients that will allow them to achieve a fresh financial start? Based on the solutions available to them, how do you best advise clients? This event is hosted by Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario – Niagara Chapter.
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Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn 12:00 pm
Creating Strong and Resilient Teams Through Mindfulness: Lunch & Learn @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
As Executive Directors, Supervisors, and Managers your goal is to build a cohesive, well-balanced, and effective team. One of the ways you can support them is through introducing strategies related to building a professional practice of mindfulness. Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help reduce staff absenteeism, increase productivity, and will facilitate happy, productive teams. Participants of this innovative session will examine the definition of resiliency and what that looks like, living in a fast-paced world. They will explore factors within their workplaces that contribute to the four components of resiliency and how they may support their teams with possible strategies. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to support teams with incorporating this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This lunch & learn is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours 1:00 pm
Nonprofit Professional Webinar Series: Difficult Clients – Understanding Responsive Behaviours @ Online
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The nonprofit sector is not immune to workplace violence. In fact, research shows that workplace violence is three times more likely to occur among healthcare workers than any other occupation, including police officers and prison guards. Legislative changes have broadened our awareness of the issue, and have strengthened our understanding that it cannot ever be considered “just part of the job”. This session will provide you with a better understanding of client aggression and responsive behaviours and will show you how to develop a sustainable violence prevention program. This webinar will cover the following learning objectives: Highlight the prevalence of workplace violence Review the Individual Client Risk Assessment Tool Understand the 5 steps in developing a prevention program This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness 6:30 pm
Health & Wellness Professional Learning Series: Strengthening Your Resiliency and Lowering Your Stress Through Mindfulness @ ECCDC - Community Board Room
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you looking for new strategies to build your personal and professional resilience? Considering new possibilities to support the management of stressors, juggling multiple priorities, and engaging in healthy practices may help to reduce illness, absenteeism from work, increase your work productivity, and facilitate your health and well-being. Participants in this session will examine the definition of resiliency; components of resiliency and strategies to build resiliency. Participants will be introduced to a new theory called Positive Acceptance and will be given practical tools for how to incorporate this type of thinking into everyday problem solving. A variety of strategies related to building a mindfulness based practice and relaxation strategies will also be shared. This workshop is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
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What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities 1:30 pm
What Successful Partnerships Do: 6 Key Activities @ Online
Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you find yourself working in partnership more and more? We can all benefit from simple ways to think through and navigate the complexities of partnership. The 6 activities for dynamic and effective partnerships provide a simple framework that you and your partners can use to work well together. Over a series of three online events, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect, learn and share on partnership work. Following each online event, you’ll have access to individual coaching from HC Link Consultants. Your partnership can also access tailored workshops and facilitated sessions in your community to help your partnership mobilize, set direction, and take action. By the end of this series, participants will: Discover new strategies and activities to overcome common partnership challenges Access practical tools and resources to strengthen your knowledge and your partnerships Learn from the stories of others working in local partnerships across Ontario Recognize how to apply equity and inclusion principles to your partnership work Identify an action plan to move forward with your partnership efforts This webinar is hosted by HC Link.
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Huddling for Employee Engagement 1:00 pm
Huddling for Employee Engagement @ Online
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Huddle boards are a hot item these days across organizations both in the public and private sector and so they should be! A sure fire way to improved employee engagement and productivity. If you’re thinking about implementing a huddle board, PACE invites you to join them before you do. In this webinar, Neha Singh, CEO of PACE will guide you through the different types of huddle boards and what you need to implement them. Neha will focus on the Improvement Huddle Board during this webinar. This webinar is hosted by PACE.
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Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 10:00 am
Niagara Falls: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. At this session, participants are invited to bring information about the programs and services available at their organization. Erica Siebert will be speaking about the services that Powerhouse Project offers. Niagara Falls SLLH leaders will also be seeking your feedback and suggestions for future sessions. To be part of this session, contact Erica Siebert at esiebert@powerhouseproject.ca.
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers 1:00 pm
How to Engage Employer-Supported Volunteers @ Online
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Of the 12.7 million Canadians who volunteer, over 1/3 are supported to do so through their employer. For companies, employer-supported volunteering (ESV) is an increasingly important part of their community investment mix and helps with engaging and motivating employees, attracting talent, increasing visibility in the community and improving relationships with clients, customers and other stakeholders. For community organizations, it can be an opportunity for growing labour and skilled resources while engaging new audiences in their mission. Is your organization ready to manage requests for corporate volunteering opportunities? What you’ll learn: Trends, best-practices and considerations in employer-supported volunteering. Guidelines for building your volunteering program to incorporate employee volunteers. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers. Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships. There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources. To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

This session will be hosted by Sherry Cain, Executive Director of Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers.

Host presentation: Community Hospice, upcoming training courses and community partnerships.

There will be roundtable updates, networking, and sharing of materials and resources.

To be part of this session, contact Faith Lowe at flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility @ Online
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering.

There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).

Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

What you’ll learn:

  • Explore the concept of Individual Social Responsibility (ISR).
  • Frame new outreach efforts and renewed ways to recognize volunteering across the spectrum.
  • Examples of the diverse ways in which Canadians are involved informally include ethical purchasing decisions, crowd funding for social causes, signing petitions, etc.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits @ Online
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nonprofit organizations are not immune from potential claims from employees, board members, and volunteers relating to:

  • Employment Practices (i.e. wrongful dismissal, employee discrimination);
  • Fiduciary Liability (i.e. administration of employee benefits plan);
  • Financial Mismanagement (i.e. board decisions that have adverse financial consequences).

What you’ll learn:

  • What are the risks facing nonprofits, particularly those that engage volunteers?
  • What insurance solutions and tools are available to mitigate those risks?
  • What are some common types of claims against non-profit organizations?

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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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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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.

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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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Nonprofit Driven 2017 @ Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Nonprofit Driven will tap into the trends and issues, and explore opportunities and strategies to build toward a stronger sector.

What you can expect:

  • Engage with top-notch speakers and sessions on approaches to strengthen nonprofit work – from the tactical to the visionary.
  • Join strategic dialogues on key policy areas and sector trends and issues.
  • Create new connections with leaders like you.

This event is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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