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You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre 7:00 pm
You Must Remember This: A Musical Journey in Support of The Hope Centre @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is the second annual musical benefit concert taking you on a musical journey you don’t want to miss! There is some incredible talent performing that evening: Roger Wyatt, Peter Shea, Juliete Dunn, and Melissa-Marie Shriner. They will be playing some of music’s greatest hits from some of music’s greats themselves; The Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Damone, Barbara Streisand and many more. All proceeds from this event will go to support The Hope Centre’s free in-house trauma counselling service “Return 2 Hope Counselling”. In 2016, this program assisted 235 individuals from our community work through past and present traumas that have and are affecting their lives and working towards the root cause of what is causing their individual struggles with poverty and homelessness. This event is hosted by The Hope Centre.
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Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre
Superhero Run for Niagara Children’s Centre @ Brock University
Oct 15 all-day
This fun Run|Walk features 10 exciting activity stations! Help save justice using your Spiderman spidey sense, your Wonder Woman lasso or capture villains with the Justice League. Help Batman, Captain America and their friends save the day at fully accessible stations! By donating and participating in the Superhero Run, you are ensuring that the 3,300 children and their families who rely on support from Niagara Children’s Centre are helped when they need it most. This event is hosted by Niagara Children’s Centre.
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Google Analytics for Online Fundraising 1:30 pm
Google Analytics for Online Fundraising @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Google Analytics is a powerful tool for understanding what’s working, and what’s not, with your online projects. It can also be used as a tool for online fundraising. If your organization has a website, as well as a web page that accepts donations, chances are it is already tracked with Google Analytics. But are you getting any insights from this powerful tool? Google Analytics generates a lot of ‘vanity metrics’ that give an illusion of progress, but don’t help you get better online results. It can also be overwhelming, filled with jargon and strange numbers that don’t make a lot of sense. A second webinar on October 19th will take a more in-depth look at Google Analytics. This webinar is hosted by the Sustainability Network.
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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
Oct 19 @ 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.
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website 1:00 pm
Fundraising & Communications: Creating a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website @ Online
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You’ll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your sites purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development. During this webinar, presenters will explore the benefits (which go far beyond content planning) of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy. Presenters will look at: Why you need to develop your content strategy before you start any website design or development work. The elements to include in a website content strategy along with the steps involved in building one. Examples of nonprofits who have benefitted from this content-first approach. This webinar is for you if you are new to content strategy and are wondering where – and how – to start your nonprofit’s upcoming website build or redesign. 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 @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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. Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre 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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What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? 2:00 pm
What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
As the Canadian government develops a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy, there is an exciting opportunity around what the role of food will be. This webinar will explore socially innovative food programming in schools and hospitals and ask how food can make up a major part of the social innovation agenda. How can we leverage food programs to better address social issues? Commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada, this webinar will feed into the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Have your say! In this webinar you will: Learn the basics of social innovation Hear ideas on how to build innovative programs to address complex social problems Provide your input on how the Canadian government can support innovative food programming
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Oct 24 @ 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.

Host presentation: Arlene High, Executive Director, Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

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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What’s the Role of Food in the Social Innovation Agenda? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm

As the Canadian government develops a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy, there is an exciting opportunity around what the role of food will be. This webinar will explore socially innovative food programming in schools and hospitals and ask how food can make up a major part of the social innovation agenda. How can we leverage food programs to better address social issues?

Commissioned by Employment and Social Development Canada, this webinar will feed into the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Have your say!

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn the basics of social innovation
  • Hear ideas on how to build innovative programs to address complex social problems
  • Provide your input on how the Canadian government can support innovative food programming
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Alzheimer Curl for Memories @ Niagara Falls Curling Club
Nov 4 all-day

This annual event is a pledged FUNspiel! Put a team together with your friends and enjoy a day with door prizes, raffle table, and silent auction.

Top pledged individuals and top pledged team receives amazing prizes.

No experience necessary!

This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

Join the WAVE – Walk Against Violence Everyone @ Seaway Mall
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am

Join the WAVE this November as you walk to raise funds and awareness as part of Woman Abuse Awareness Month!

When you participate in this event at the Seaway Mall, you will walk side by side with men, women, youth, and children from across Niagara who together will WIPE OUT domestic violence in our communities.

This event is not only a 5 km mall walk, but also a fun beach party filled with great activities… perfect for participants of all ages and abilities. Encourage your friends, family and coworkers to put on their craziest beachwear and join us for this fun event!

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

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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.

7th Annual Sisterhood of Style @ Welland Historical Museum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

Ticket price includes Sparkling Wine Reception while viewing Celebration of Canada 150 and Niagara Region history items, a unique new ‘Our Voices’ exhibit offering insight into the stories and history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit people artifacts and artwork, Dinner, and Fashion Show by Local Retailers.

All proceeds support the Go Girls programs for young women ages 11 – 14 years run within our community schools which help build strong, healthy futures for South Niagara’s young women.

This event is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara.

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Niagara Peninsula Homes 2nd Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Niagara Peninsula Homes is hosting their 2nd annual trivia night fundraiser in support of the Niagara Women’s Enterprise Centre (www.nwec.ca).

All proceeds go towards funding the valuable programs that NWEC runs to help women and youth in the Niagara Region learn sector-specific job skills to achieve gainful employment.

There will be dinner, trivia, a raffle table, 50/50 draw, a silent auction, and a bake sale featuring local bakeries. Sign up a table of 8 and get ready for some fun!

All registration must be done in advance, so email Teresa@nphcr.ca or Joshua@nphcr.ca ASAP to secure your table!

This event is hosted by Niagara Peninsula Homes.

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