Neighbourhood Grant Trainings

TELLING YOUR STORY OF IMPACT - DAYTIME SESSION

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Toronto Reference Library 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 leaders 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, 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.

Supports: Snacks and 2 TTC tokens / $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support.

Please arrive by 12:30pm to register and network. 

This session is only open to grant recipients of the City of Toronto's Neighbourhood Grants Program, and their mentors. Please do not forward or share this invitation with others.

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Neighbourhood Grants Orientation Session - July 24, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Toronto City Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada
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TELLING YOUR STORY OF IMPACT - EVENING SESSION

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Social Planning Toronto 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 way
  • 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 leaders 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, 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.

Supports: Snacks and 2 TTC tokens / $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support.

Please arrive by 5:30pm to register, have dinner and network. 

This session is only open to grant recipients of the City of Toronto's Neighbourhood Grants Program, and their mentors. Please do not forward or share this invitation with others.

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Event Planning - Evening Session

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Toronto City Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada
In this interactive workshop, we will cover the foundations of running a great event in your neighbourhood.
You will leave this session with the following:
  • Templates, including an event planning checklist 
  • An event planning toolkit
  • Skills and knowledge to plan high impact events
  • Sources of funding for grassroots events
  • Connections to other groups funded by the Neighbourhood Grants program

Facilitators:

Noora Sagarwala is the Touring and Audience Development Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. As an arts manager with over 15 years of experience, Noora has coordinated both large-scale festivals and local community events. She has held positions at Manifesto, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Arts Centre, and the Canada Dance Festival. Noora completed an MBA from the Schulich School of Business where she received the Joe Green Founder’s Award in Arts & Media.

Luisa Giacometti is a two-time recipient of the City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grants. She is an active volunteer in her community, and is co-chair of the Falstaff Table and the Rustic Community Network. Luisa has vast experience putting together successful local programs and events.


Dinner and 2 TTC tokens / $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support such as childcare.

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Event Planning - Daytime Session

Thursday, August 02, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Scarborough Civic Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada
In this interactive workshop, we will cover the foundations of running a great event in your neighbourhood.
You will leave this session with the following:
  • Templates, including an event planning checklist 
  • An event planning toolkit
  • Skills and knowledge to plan high impact events
  • Sources of funding for grassroots events
  • Connections to other groups funded by the Neighbourhood Grants program

Facilitators:

Noora Sagarwala is the Touring and Audience Development Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. As an arts manager with over 15 years of experience, Noora has coordinated both large-scale festivals and local community events. She has held positions at Manifesto, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Arts Centre, and the Canada Dance Festival. Noora completed an MBA from the Schulich School of Business where she received the Joe Green Founder’s Award in Arts & Media.

Luisa Giacometti is a two-time recipient of the City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grants. She is an active volunteer in her community, and is co-chair of the Falstaff Table and the Rustic Community Network. Luisa has vast experience putting together successful local programs and events.

Dinner and 2 TTC tokens / $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support such as childcare.

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Grant Writing Basics - Morning Session

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
St. Stephen's Community House in Toronto, ON, Canada

This workshop will take you through the basics of putting together a clear and effective grant application. We will break down and explore the main parts of a funding application including the written questions, work plan and budget, and share tips on how to create a strong application that will also be useful when you carry out your project. Activities will be used to help you put your learnings into practice, and a toolkit will be provided.

Facilitators:  Shahina Sayani is the Senior Community Planner at Social Planning Toronto. She has 15 years of experience as a funder, executive director, community development worker, facilitator, consultant and researcher.  Khairiya Ahmed is a resident and leader in Lawrence Heights. She is a member of many resident-led groups that have received funding from the Neighbourhood Grants program. She passionate about mentorship and supporting grassroots groups to make change in their communities, including Ujaama Youth Group, who has also received two City of Toronto Neighbourhood grants. Khairiya's goal is to empower residents and youth across GTA.

Please arrive by 9:30am to register and have a light breakfast. TTC tokens or $6 parking reimbursements will be provided. Childcare can be provided, so let us know at least one week in advance.

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How to Manage Your Budget - Morning Session

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
St. Stephen's Community House in Toronto, ON, Canada
Whether planning for a community event or starting up your own non-profit initiative, managing your grant money in critical to the success of your work. In this workshop, participants will be learning basic budgeting skills such as learning to track their spending and how to monitor and update their cash flow. With the use of excel and other free tools, participants will create their own cash flow statements and a system to practice basic bookkeeping principles.
 
Facilitator: Akhil Gupta

 

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How to Manage Your Budget - Afternoon Session

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 01:30 PM
St. Stephen's Community House in Toronto, ON, Canada
Whether planning for a community event or starting up your own non-profit initiative, managing your grant money in critical to the success of your work. In this workshop, participants will be learning basic budgeting skills such as learning to track their spending and how to monitor and update their cash flow. With the use of excel and other free tools, participants will create their own cash flow statements and a system to practice basic bookkeeping principles.
 
Facilitators: Akhil Gupta

 

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Grant Writing Basics - Afternoon Session

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 01:30 PM
St. Stephens Community House in Toronto, ON, Canada

This workshop will take you through the basics of putting together a clear and effective grant application. We will break down and explore the main parts of a funding application including the written questions, work plan and budget, and share tips on how to create a strong application that will also be useful when you carry out your project. Activities will be used to help you put your learnings into practice, and a toolkit will be provided.

Facilitators:  Shahina Sayani is the Senior Community Planner at Social Planning Toronto. She has 15 years of experience as a funder, executive director, community development worker, facilitator, consultant and researcher.  Khairiya Ahmed is a resident and leader in Lawrence Heights. She is a member of many resident-led groups that have received funding from the Neighbourhood Grants program. She passionate about mentorship and supporting grassroots groups to make change in their communities, including Ujaama Youth Group, who has also received two City of Toronto Neighbourhood grants. Khairiya's goal is to empower residents and youth across GTA.

Please arrive by 1:15pm to register for the training session. TTC tokens or $6 parking reimbursements will be provided. Childcare can be provided, so let us know at least one week in advance.

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How to Get a Permit for City Spaces

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Metro Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada
Attend this session to learn more about how to find space and book a permit for your events and activities in schools, parks, community recreation centres, libraries and more. Representatives from the following facilities will be present to answer your questions about the types of space available, the fees, the process to apply and other supports that may be available to you:

City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation (for example, community centres and parks)
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Public Library
Parks People
 
Please arrive by 6:00pm to register and have dinner. The session will begin at 6:30pm with short panel presentations. We will then use a "speed dating" format to ensure that you are able to move around the room and speak to all the presenters. The last 30 min of the session will be dedicated to matching you up with volunteer that can help you fill out a permit application, if you need support
A light dinner and 2 TTC tokens or $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or need any other support such as childcare one week before the session.
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