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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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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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State of the City 4:30 pm
State of the City @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 State Of The City St. Catharines Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens Supporting Business For 2018 & Beyond 2018 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced We Are On The Right Track Experience The Story Of Our Home, St. Catharines This event is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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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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State of the City @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

2018 State Of The City St. Catharines
Starring Mayor Walter Sendzik And A Cast Of 133,000 Citizens

  • Supporting Business For 2018 & Beyond
  • 2018 Team Stc Award Recipients To Be Announced
  • We Are On The Right Track
  • Experience The Story Of Our Home, St. Catharines

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

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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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Basic Income: Collective Action on Social Policy @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In March 2017, HC Link hosted a webinar in which Rob Rainer, Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network Steering Committee, provided an overview of the rationale and benefits of establishing a universal basic income, gave examples of Basic Income initiatives and discussed issues in program design. If you missed it, you can view the recording, slides, and a list of resources.

Many developments have unfolded since then, and the fledgling Basic Income movement is continuing to gain momentum in Ontario, across Canada and around the world. HC Link has asked Rob to return with a panel of experts for a follow-up discussion of the Basic Income and its ability to engage people from diverse audiences in advancing its implementation.

Join this webinar to:

  • learn about recent developments in Basic Income research, policies and initiatives
  • raise design and implementation issues for discussion with expert panelists
  • share ideas and resources with other participants
  • explore why the idea of a Basic Income is currently receiving unprecedented levels of support
  • identify organizing techniques that have helped the Basic Income Networks gain momentum

This webinar is hosted by HC Link.

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