Neighbourhood Grant Trainings

How to Develop Your Neighbourhood Grant Application Workshop - West

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 05:30 PM
Rexdale Community Hub in Toronto, ON, Canada

This interactive session will explore the basics of preparing an application for the City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grants Program.  Activities and handouts will be provided, as well as sample budgets and tips for creating a clear application.

Please arrive at least 15 - 30 minutes before the session to register and have dinner.

Two TTC tokens, childcare and a light dinner will be provided. When you register, please let us know how many children you will be bringing and their ages. Please note children must be more than three years of age.

If you have any issues registering, please call Mary at 416-351-0095 ext.251

 

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How to Build your Outreach Strategies - Daytime Session

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Social Planning Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada

THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED A NEIGHBOURHOOD GRANT IN 2018.

Knowing when to promote what information with the right audience is key to a successful outreach plan. This workshop is designed to help you build a strong outreach plan to connect with local businesses, residents, volunteers and other key stakeholders.  You will be taken through each of the following steps:

  • Mapping your audience;
  • Choosing the right tools to reach out and connect with your target population; and
  • Developing partnerships that can help with community outreach.

Come to this session to meet other recipients of City of Toronto grants and share your outreach tips with each other!

Facilitators:

Andrea Laing holds a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work. She has worked as a youth outreach worker for more than five years in Toronto’s most vulnerable neighbourhoods in the North-West end. Most recently, she has worked on grassroots marketing campaigns and within communications roles for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games and South Riverdale Community Health Centre.

Leighana Mais has been a volunteer in her neighbourhood since she was 13 years old. She is a graduate of Centennial College - School of Business, Business Administration, with a heavy passion for community and entrepreneurship. She is a creative with over 10 years experience in event planning of several types, 3 years experience in photo and video production, graphic design, marketing, and much experience in communications. This year, Leighana received a City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grant to put on a festival at Coronation Park.

Supports: Lunch and 2 TTC tokens will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support.

Please arrive by 1:00pm to register, have lunch and network. 

 

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How to Develop Your Neighbourhood Grant Application Workshop - North

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 06:30 PM
North York Civic Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

This interactive session will explore the basics of preparing an application for the City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grants Program.  Activities and handouts will be provided, as well as sample budgets and tips for creating a clear application.

Please arrive at least 15 - 30 minutes before the session to register and have dinner.

Two TTC tokens, childcare and a light dinner will be provided. When you register, let us know how many children you will be bringing and their ages. Please note children must be more than three years of age.

If you have any issues registering, please call Mary at 416-351-0095 ext.251

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How to Evaluate Your Activity & Tell your Story

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Metro Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada
This session will support you to:
  • Learn 2-3 simple ways to gather evaluation information
  • Tell the story of your work in different ways
  • Share the impact of your events / projects in ways that could help you with your future grant applications or requests for donations and sponsorship in your local neighbourhood
  • Network and learn about other community members and their events  
Facilitators: Fiona Scott has worked with The Remix Project, City of Toronto, ArtReach, Nia Centre for the Arts, The Laidlaw Foundation, and many other groups and organizations helping them to understand, share and communicate the impact of their projects on communities. Aishah Sheri is an educator and community lead for the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood. She is co-founder of Friends of Flemingdon, a resident-led group that has received a Neighbourhood grant and has raised almost a million dollars for infrastructure improvements in Flemingdon Park.
Dinner, 2 TTC tokens and childcare will be provided. When you register, please let us know how many children and their ages.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.
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