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Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund @ Online
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) is a grant program that supports a vision of getting and keeping Ontarians active in community sport, recreation and physical activity. The fund: increases opportunities for physical activity in sport and recreation by developing new programs or increasing access to existing programs to encourage individuals to become more active and keep those who are, engaged throughout their lives To embed physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity among individuals enabling them to make healthier activity choices strengthens the community sport and recreation sector by providing training in areas such as coaching, youth development, and volunteer development to provide enhanced service and quality programming. Through the support of projects that deliver high-quality programs and policies, the OSRCF provides Ontarians with more opportunities to become physically active, including groups who experience barriers to participating and those who are traditionally less active. The program supports projects of one or two years in length, at both the Local/Regional and Provincial levels. This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.
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Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits 12:00 pm
Seizing the Electoral Moment: Why It Matters to All Nonprofits @ Online
Jan 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In a coming year of provincial and municipal elections, find out why it matters that nonprofits, no matter their size or mission, take advantage of this electoral moment. With their knowledge and experience, nonprofits are the bridge between government and communities. So how can your nonprofit make the most of the upcoming election period to capture the attention of candidates and parties and help your communities and issues be heard? This webinar will focus on: Highlighting the role of nonprofits in making sure key issues and opportunities of our communities are addressed during elections Connecting with issue-based, social advocacy groups Understanding the role of nonprofit organizations as allies and how to establish resident-centred, resident-led strategies Examples from the field of strategies that worked, and avoiding pitfalls This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program 4:00 pm
Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario. Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project. Projects must address at least one of the following priorities: civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.
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Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting 9:00 am
Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty. Topics of this meeting include: Provincial Election Living in Niagara Report Highlights Everyday Advocacy – Housing Position Paper Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above). This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.
Brock VolunteerFEST 10:00 am
Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass. This event is hosted by Brock University.
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Five Good Ideas About Government Relations 12:00 pm
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise. In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on. This event is hosted by Maytree.
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? 1:00 pm
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met? In this free webinar, you will: Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018 Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Niagara Funders’ Round Tables
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends. You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions. These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend. For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”. Monday, January 29th, 2018 Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm) Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm) Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm) Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos. These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Application Deadline: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program @ Online
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm

This program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations that focus on newcomers and ethno-cultural groups for projects that promote diversity and inclusion. This is to make it easier for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to fully participate in all facets of life in Ontario.

Eligible projects can receive $1,000 to $8,000 each. Up to $3 million is available this year. Organizations can apply for funding for one project.

Projects must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • civic engagement – facilitate community engagement, social integration and volunteerism to promote inclusion for immigrant and ethno-cultural communities
  • social connections – promote social connections and employment networking, including programs that reduce barriers and increase support for vulnerable groups
  • education and empowerment – promote intercultural understanding and break down barriers to participation in community life and decision-making
  • women’s empowerment – support empowerment by helping women of diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve their full social and economic potential
  • capacity building and partnerships – build the capacity of immigrant and multicultural organizations, and promote collaboration between service providers, to better serve newcomer and ethno-cultural communities

This grant is provided by the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration.

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Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Meeting @ Niagara Catholic District School Board
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network (NPRN) is a group of residents, businesses and organizations that works together to improve the quality of life in Niagara. NPRN speaks with a community voice that incorporates the multiple voices of Niagara and prioritizes the voice of those currently experiencing poverty.

Topics of this meeting include:

Contact Natalie Chaumont if you need transportation assistance to attend this meeting (contact information above).

This meeting is hosted by the Niagara Poverty Reduction Network.

Brock VolunteerFEST @ Brock University - Guernsey Market Hall
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brock University’s Student Life & Community Experience and Career Education is hosting VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

The VolunteerFest will be taking place in the Guernsey Market Hall. The Registration Fee is $15, which includes a four-foot table, two chairs, and a parking pass.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

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Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met?

In this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018
  • Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards
  • Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for

Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

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Application Deadline: Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program @ Online
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm

This program celebrates and showcases Ontario communities that are taking steps to becoming age-friendly by creating policies, programs and services that support seniors.

Awards are available in two categories to recognize the efforts and achievements of communities engaged in age-friendly initiatives, highlight promising practices and encourage knowledge exchange.

You can submit a nomination if you represent a local government or a community organization that can demonstrate its local government’s support.

This grant is administered by the Government of Ontario.

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