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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.
Insurance and Risk Management for Nonprofits 1:00 pm
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 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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South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum 8:30 am
South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
AUGUST SESSION TOPIC: Maximizing Your Engagement with Student Volunteers This event is for EDs (or their designates) to learn about new and different opportunities to leverage Niagara College and Brock students through Paid and Unpaid Placements or Projects related to their studies. Participants will learn about best practices for Maximizing Student Engagement and network with Brock and Niagara College staff who facilitate engagement opportunities. This session is hosted by the United Way South Niagara.
Nonprofit Insurance: Are Your Staff & Organization Covered? 12:00 pm
Nonprofit Insurance: Are Your Staff & Organization Covered? @ Online
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
You face a lot of risks running your nonprofit and on the road of life. It’s important to protect the people and things that matter most. Insurance can be complex but ONN’s Nonprofit Insurance partners at HUB International are here to explain it all and advise you on the coverage that best fits your needs, making it easy for you to secure complete protection. During this one-hour webinar, you will 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 nonprofit organizations How a standard Home and Auto policy isn’t always enough The importance of Excess Liability Insurance (Personal Umbrella Insurance) Group Home and Auto Insurance – how nonprofit employees can save This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream 9:30 am
OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream @ St. Catharines Museum, Lockview Lounge
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
You are invited to a two-and-a-half hour workshop presented by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that focuses on OTF’s popular Capital Investment Stream. If your organization is planning a project to improve your community space with a capital improvement (such as a renovation, new building, equipment purchase, etc.), then this workshop is for you! This workshop will offer concrete ways to build an effective Capital project and a strong OTF application “from the ground up”. The deadline for the Capital Investment Stream is October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET, and if you plan on applying, be sure to register your organization with OTF by October 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
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LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event 9:30 am
LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event @ Heartland Forest
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their first “Walk With Me for LD” summer event! They will be walking the trails at Heartland Forest and having a BBQ for all attendees. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including games and activities with lots of fun prizes! Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara. Sponsorship opportunities are available. This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.
14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché 7:00 pm
14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Proceeds from Au Marché will support the Niagara Community Foundation’s Investing in St. Catharines Youth Initiative, helping young people fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of the city. Au Marché provides you with an opportunity to connect with the many like-minded individuals and companies interested in helping a cause supported by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. Above all, your commitment supports the St. Catharines Community Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation, an organization working with and supporting many charities in all sectors and in all corners of Niagara. The relaxed atmosphere throughout the evening, the enjoyment of Niagara wines, craft beer and St. Catharines restaurants, the cachet of being surrounded by community leaders and the support of a worthy cause; make participating as a sponsor or guest an opportunity not to be missed. This event is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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OTF Workshop: Capital Investment Stream @ St. Catharines Museum, Lockview Lounge
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

You are invited to a two-and-a-half hour workshop presented by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that focuses on OTF’s popular Capital Investment Stream.

If your organization is planning a project to improve your community space with a capital improvement (such as a renovation, new building, equipment purchase, etc.), then this workshop is for you!

This workshop will offer concrete ways to build an effective Capital project and a strong OTF application “from the ground up”.

The deadline for the Capital Investment Stream is October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET, and if you plan on applying, be sure to register your organization with OTF by October 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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LDANR’s “Walk With Me for LD” Summer Event @ Heartland Forest
Aug 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR) for their first “Walk With Me for LD” summer event!

They will be walking the trails at Heartland Forest and having a BBQ for all attendees. There will be lots to do for the whole family, including games and activities with lots of fun prizes!

Proceeds will support LDANR’s programs and services in Niagara.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

This event is hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region.

14th Annual Mayor’s Au Marché @ 13th Street Winery
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Proceeds from Au Marché will support the Niagara Community Foundation’s Investing in St. Catharines Youth Initiative, helping young people fully participate in the recreational, sports and cultural life of the city.

Au Marché provides you with an opportunity to connect with the many like-minded individuals and companies interested in helping a cause supported by St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik.

Above all, your commitment supports the St. Catharines Community Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation, an organization working with and supporting many charities in all sectors and in all corners of Niagara.

The relaxed atmosphere throughout the evening, the enjoyment of Niagara wines, craft beer and St. Catharines restaurants, the cachet of being surrounded by community leaders and the support of a worthy cause; make participating as a sponsor or guest an opportunity not to be missed.

This event is hosted 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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Brock Bazaar @ Brock University - Academic South Hallway
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you have any items sitting around your house or out in the garage that you’re looking to sell? Then the Brock Bazaar is for you!

Register to sell your items for $15/table (before August 5th) on this website or in person at Brock University in Mackenzie Chown A 204. After August 5th, the registration fee is $20/table.

Registration fee includes: parking, and one (1) table for your yard sale items! You keep the profits from your sales. $15 tabling fee will be donated to support Alternative Reading Week Bursaries for Brock students.

Attending the event to browse and shop is free and NO ticket is required!

This event is hosted by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society.

Brock Cares Day of Service @ Various
Sep 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Brock University Student Life & Community Experience department, in collaboration with the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU), will be hosting the annual Brock Cares Day of Service, which is at the culmination of Orientation Week.

During the Brock Cares Day of Service, volunteers spend the day in the community volunteering at various community organizations in Niagara. Hundreds of students will participate in projects that are not only meaningful, but also encourage a lasting community involvement.

If you are interested in partnering with Brock for the 9th Brock Cares Day of Service, kindly fill out this form.

Following the Brock Cares Day event, they will be hosting their annual VolunteerFEST on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017.

This event is hosted by Brock University.

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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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