Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report

Niagara Community Foundation: 2018 Annual Report
“Helping good people build smart and caring communities”

The Foundation has been a partner with Niagara Connects since inception. We are happy to share that 2018 was a transformational year for the Foundation. Here are some of the highlights of the Foundation’s impact in the Niagara Region:

  • Welcomed Canada’s Ambassador to the United States, the Honourable David MacNaughton, back to Niagara as a keynote speaker for the Foundation’s Annual Leaders Breakfast.
  • Made the inaugural disbursements from the David S. Howes Fund created in 2017. Having received 35 applications valued at $2.6 million dollars in asks, 13 projects representing $370,000 were awarded funding.
  • In total, awarded just under $2 million in grants bringing the total amount granted since 2001 to $12.9 million.
  • Approved over 16 new endowment funds bringing the Foundation’s total assets from $50.6 million to $55.9 million, representing a 9.6% increase.
  • Continued efforts with 13 charities on bolstering their Planned Giving programs through with the Legacy Partners Program (LPP).
  • Continuing work with our partners in the Governance Partner Program (GPP) and cultivation of other potential participants.
  • Organized and executed a two-day Niagara Funders Alliance Round Table Information Session at Fallsview Casino Resort for 15 local funders and over 300 attendees.
  • Confirmed annual compliance with the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
  • Completed work and procured Board approval for the Foundation’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Published By: Niagara Community Foundation

Publication Date: April, 2019

View Niagara Community Foundation 2018 Annual Report

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Feb
21
Fri
Black History Film Series @ Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am

Pack a lunch and learn about the Black experience in Canada. Snacks and refreshments available for purchase. Free admission. Duration is about an hour.

February 14: Journey to Justice (47 min)
February 21: Remember Africville (35 min) & Black Mother, Black Daughter (29 min)
February 28: Speakers for the Dead (50 min)

This series is hosted by the Niagara Historical Society Museum.

Feb
22
Sat
Coldest Night of the Year – Project SHARE of Niagara Falls @ St. Paul Catholic High School
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Meridian Credit Union Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly 2, 5 or 10km walk that raises money for the hungry, homeless & hurting in 80+ communities across Canada. By joining the walk in Niagara Falls you will support the 126 families who rely on Project SHARE’s emergency support services every day.

Project SHARE is looking for energetic and motivated community members to become Coldest Night of the Year Team Captains and recruit their families, friends and co-workers to walk and raise funds with them.

This event is hosted by Project SHARE.

Coldest Night of the Year Walk – Start Me Up Niagara @ St. Catharines Market Square
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. This national walk is being held in over 130 locations across Canada.

This event is hosted by Start Me Up Niagara.

Feb
25
Tue
Niagara Adapts Seminar @ Brock University - Cairns 207
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Niagara Adapts is a partnership designed to build innovative climate solutions right here in Niagara. By leveraging resources and expertise from seven municipalities in the Niagara Region and Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the partnership will support collaborative climate change adaptation assessment, planning and implementation.

In this session, municipal climate change coordinators and representatives from the participating municipalities will present on what challenges their municipalities are facing in terms of climate change. Dr. Jessica Blythe will follow these presentations by presenting the findings of the project.

This event is open to the public with limited seating. Please RSVP to esrc@brocku.ca.

This event is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at Brock University.

Lunch and Learn: Fight Employee Turnover and Boost Employee Morale @ Johnny Rocco's
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn:

  • what employer branding is and how it can grow your business
  • getting and keeping the right employees
  • how to advance your workforce to the next level
  • how to deal with employee complaints on social media
  • know what to pay in today’s job seeking market

Presented by Deanne D’Elia, Director of Employment and Newcomer Services, YMCA of Niagara

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

Nursing Approaches/Assessment for Concurrent Disorders, Withdrawal Management and Crystal Methamphetamine @ Online
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team for this monthly education session to listen to Registered Nurse and Acting Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinical Supervisor Natalie Speirs discuss concurrent disorders, managing withdrawal symptoms, and crystal methamphetamine.

This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada @ Online
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transportation systems are vital to the achievement of Canada’s public health objectives in the areas of physical activity, chronic disease, and exposure to air and noise pollution. TAC’s new report Integrating Health and Transportation in Canada offers recommendations for transportation planners and engineers to help build public health in Canada, based on international best practices and input from dozens of practitioners. This webinar offers an overview of the study’s methods, findings and recommendations for next steps.

This webinar is hosted by the Transportation Association of Canada.

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