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Niagara Funders’ Roundtable 9:00 am
Niagara Funders’ Roundtable @ Fallsview Casino
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:15 pm
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. These sector-specific Funders’ Roundtable Sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. There is no cost, please register for each session you wish to attend. Social Services Sector – 9:00 – 11:00am BCM Insurance Company Meridian Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Niagara Prosperity Initiative Ontario Trillium Foundation United Way Wise Guys Charity Fund Volunteer Recruit and Retain Workshop – 11:15am – 12:15pm Hosted by Terri Bruce, Director of Programs, INCommunities Arts and Culture Sector – 1:00 – 3:00pm BCM Insurance Company City of Niagara Falls City of St. Catharines – Cultural Investment Program City of St. Catharines – Parks Legacy Fund Meridian Ministry of Heritage, Sport and Culture Industries Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation ProKids Wise Guys Charity Fund Environment Sector / Sports and Recreation Sector – 3:15 – 5:15pm BCM Insurance Company Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Ministry of Heritage, Sport and Culture Industries Niagara Casinos Niagara Community Foundation Ontario Trillium Foundation ProKids Wise Guys Charity Fund This event is hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.
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Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session 9:00 am
Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session @ St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is a new opportunity funded by the Government of Canada and administered through community foundations for social enterprises to launch, design, measure and scale their organization or project to get ready to access social financing. The Niagara Community Foundation is hosting an Investment Readiness Program (IRP) Information Session to offer more details about applying and answer questions about the program. To RSVP, please email joanne.krick@niagaracommunityfoundation.org. Who qualifies? You may qualify if your organization is mission-driven, aiming to sell goods or services to earn revenue while also helping achieve positive social, cultural or environmental objectives. Specifically, charities, non-profit organizations, co-ops and businesses with a social impact may all qualify. Eligibility details: Eligible organizations can receive $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable funds to develop, design, measure and scale their social enterprises in order to get ready to accept investments. The IRP can assist organizations at any stage, from refining an idea to scaling up and preparing for investments. The IRP is open to social purpose organizations including charities, non-profits, co-operatives, and for-profit business with a social impact. This session is hosted by the Niagara Community Foundation.
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Cyber Security: Best Practices and Being Prepared 12:00 pm
Cyber Security: Best Practices and Being Prepared @ Johnny Rocco's
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Every day, new security concerns arise in the digital world. If you think you’re too small to be noticed, you’re wrong. Protecting your computers is more than just installing an anti-virus and trusting it to work. Hackers and scammers go after all kinds of businesses and organizations — big and small — with constantly changing methods. It is essential to stay on top of emerging techniques in the digital security world. Attendees will learn: Best practices for password policies How to recognize phishing attempts and deceptive links Potential risks of accessing storage devices such as foreign USB drives and unproven network locations Modern virus protection and emerging viral trends and technology Presented by: Non-Profit Niagara Council with special presenter Bryan Lachapelle, President, B4 Networks Sponsored by: YMCA Niagara This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Regional Chair’s Address 11:30 am
Regional Chair’s Address @ Americana Conference Resort
Jan 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce (representing Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne-Wanfleet and Welland/Pelham Chambers of Commerce) for lunch as Regional Chair Jim Bradley presents his Regional Chair’s Address. The moderated discussion will cover topics including the aftermath of non-amalgamation, the status of development in Niagara, and transportation including land, sea and air. This event is hosted by the South Niagara Chambers of Commerce.
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