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Nonprofit Driven 2018
Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre, South Building
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day
Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Together, we’ll 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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Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara 8:00 am
Community Forum on Human Trafficking in Niagara @ Silver Spire United Church
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
This free, day-long forum’s purpose is to raise public awareness and educate community members about the issue of human trafficking and its footprint in Niagara. The Keynote Speaker is The Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP Niagara Falls, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and current Justice Critic. Come to hear the journeys of local survivors, see a screening of the animated short, “I am Little Red,” by 50 Eggs Films, hear a presentation on the Niagara Region Human Trafficking Emergency Response Protocol, a law enforcement panel discussion, and a presentation on financial industry tracking progress from Project PROTECT. Break-out sessions available: For parents-What You Need to Know – Candace Morley, YMCA HBB Youth-Exploring HT through Drama – John Sweeney, Silver Spire Support for Victims: What We Can Do – Danielle Lewis, Victim Services Niagara Hospitality Sector – Tania Ferlin, Meeting Professionals Against HT RCMP Labour trafficking case study – Lepa Jankovic Intro to Neurobiology of Trauma – Lori Gill, ATTCH Partial Presenters List: Skylar Burbidge & Leona Skye – Survivors; Barb Gosse – CEO, Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking; Niagara Regional Police; Krystal Snider, YWCA Niagara; OPP; Toronto Police Service Register online or by phone (see registration link and phone number above). Advance registration is required for dietary restrictions on lunch and breakout session choice. This forum is hosted by Project PROTECT & Silver Spire United Church.
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Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre 10:00 am
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am
Now in its 4th year, Niagara Children’s Centre’s Superhero Run has become an annual tradition for kids, families and supporters of our Centre. On Sunday, October 14th, 2018, throw on your cape and join more than 600 other superheroes as we raise funds to provide therapy for children with special needs in Niagara – the smallest, yet mightiest of superheroes! Niagara Children’s Centre is recognized throughout the Niagara Region as the provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities. This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Oct 16 @ 9:30 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. Presentation: Karen Fraser, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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The Value of Volunteering 1:00 pm
The Value of Volunteering @ Online
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When placing a value on volunteering, it has become common place to use a wage replacement formula, multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an hourly wage (using minimum wage or industry pay rate scales) and to come up with a dollar value for the volunteer time. Others have tried to calculate the fair market value for the service provided (a tutoring session, a meal delivered, a strategic planning session facilitated). While talking about the thousands, millions, or billions of dollars worth of time or service given captures peoples’ attention, it still falls short of capturing the full story. This webinar will provide an overview of the models and tools available to measure impact, provide highlights from the Conference Board of Canada’s recent discussion paper, The Value of Volunteering, and introduce participants to the Value of Volunteering Wheel, launched during National Volunteer Week 2018. At this webinar we will: Explore different types of value generated from volunteering Describe challenges in calculating the value and impact of volunteering Identify models and tools available to help measure the impact of volunteering This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.
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Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara 8:30 am
Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing. EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd. This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances. Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.
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Application Deadline: Niagara Investment in Culture Program 4:30 pm
Application Deadline: Niagara Investment in Culture Program @ Online
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm
The Niagara Investment in Culture program promotes culture in Niagara by funding a range of innovative and collaborative projects. Applicants from the following two categories are eligible for the program: Any one of Niagara’s 12 municipalities Non-profit Niagara cultural organizations Submit your completed application form by email or mail/drop-off to Bonnie Dewar at Niagara Region (1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold).

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Oct 16 @ 9:30 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.

Presentation: Karen Fraser, Niagara Poverty Reduction Network

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

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The Value of Volunteering @ Online
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When placing a value on volunteering, it has become common place to use a wage replacement formula, multiplying the number of volunteer hours by an hourly wage (using minimum wage or industry pay rate scales) and to come up with a dollar value for the volunteer time. Others have tried to calculate the fair market value for the service provided (a tutoring session, a meal delivered, a strategic planning session facilitated). While talking about the thousands, millions, or billions of dollars worth of time or service given captures peoples’ attention, it still falls short of capturing the full story.

This webinar will provide an overview of the models and tools available to measure impact, provide highlights from the Conference Board of Canada’s recent discussion paper, The Value of Volunteering, and introduce participants to the Value of Volunteering Wheel, launched during National Volunteer Week 2018.

At this webinar we will:

  • Explore different types of value generated from volunteering
  • Describe challenges in calculating the value and impact of volunteering
  • Identify models and tools available to help measure the impact of volunteering

This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

Oct
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Not-For-Profit Governance Trends: Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara @ Niagara Safety Village
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Executive Director’s Forum of South Niagara provides opportunities and solutions for building trusting working relationships, strategic alliances, collaboration as well as high level education, information and resource sharing.

EDUCATION TOPIC: Not For Profit Governance Trends

PRESENTER: Colleen Fleming BA, MBA, C.Dir, HRCC, Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, President of C. Fleming & Associates Ltd.

This session will explore the current not for profit governance trends that every executive director needs to know. Colleen will present detailed information regarding “Governance – the Basics”, “Making It Work” and will allow for ample discussion and a Q&A period. You will leave with an improved understanding of governance, the role it should play within your organization and how to minimize governance hindrances.

Colleen’s passion is to support nonprofit organizations to increase their impact through better governance. She has senior executive experience in two sectors. Her former roles include Senior Vice-President, Nestle Canada and President of Laura Secord. Her nonprofit experience encompasses national Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Fleming is an active volunteer and is currently the Vice Chair of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. She has held many past directorships across many sectors.

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Application Deadline: Niagara Investment in Culture Program @ Online
Oct 31 @ 4:30 pm

The Niagara Investment in Culture program promotes culture in Niagara by funding a range of innovative and collaborative projects.

Applicants from the following two categories are eligible for the program:

  • Any one of Niagara’s 12 municipalities
  • Non-profit Niagara cultural organizations

Submit your completed application form by email or mail/drop-off to Bonnie Dewar at Niagara Region (1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold).

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Niagara Economic Summit @ White Oaks Resort & Spa
Nov 2 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Diversification for Prosperity

The Niagara Economic Summit brings us together to celebrate shared successes, strategize the way forward for our regional economy, and increase collaboration. Participants from academy, senior ranks of government, economists, organizational leaders and business owners explore the importance and opportunities presented by diversification.

Topics:

A Blueprint to Attract New Industries
A series of initiatives offered by experts to enhance our economy, leveraging partnerships and specialized resources. This bottom-up effort turns regional feedback on local economic needs into a catalyst for economic growth.

1+1=3: Together, We Are More
Exploring the synergies between private, public and non-profit organizations and their opportunity to be a force for the good of all.

Tomorrow’s Reality – Trends to Watch For
Analyzing contemporary global demographic and economic trends and considering their implications for Niagara, most importantly their effects on our competitiveness in the global market.

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

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Join the WAVE – Walk for Women’s Place @ Seaway Mall
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Surf’s up on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Seaway Mall in Welland! Join a wave of men, women, youth and children as you walk to WIPE OUT domestic violence in support of the local women’s shelters operated by Women’s Place.

Put on some beachwear, come in from the cold and join for a 5 km mall walk and beach party. By raising pledges and walking, you will be helping women and children to transition to lives free of abuse.

The event is perfect for walkers of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on some sunscreen and register for this fun event!

This event is hosted by Women’s Place of South Niagara.

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Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Opening Keynote Speaker Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Minister of Government and Consumer Services, will focus on making it easier for people and business to interact and engage with their government through the power of digital technologies.

Confirmed panel topics include:

  • Digital Rights
  • Surprising Allies: the Open Secret of Big Business & Open Data (with participation from Dun & Bradstreet, The Weather Channel, Teranet, Thomson Reuters)
  • Community Open Data Portals
  • Open projects (open data, software, code, standards & project management tools)
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part One
  • Open Data doesn’t mean Open Government or even Open Data
  • Capitalizing on Emerging Open Data Opportunities
  • Visualizations Driving Decisions – Part Two
  • Building a Pan-Canadian Framework on Open Government through intergovernmental collaboration

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media

GREATER THAN THE SUM – A CELEBRATION OF COLLABORATION

2018 SUMMIT STREAMS INCLUDE:

  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Further event information coming soon!

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