Neighbourhood Grant Trainings

Free Flyer Design!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Social Planning Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada

Need help creating a flyer for your event? Sign up and be matched with an expert that will show you how to create a professional flyer in 30-45 minutes using a free online program called Canva!

You can bring all your groups members, but please only sign up for one flyer design time slot per group. After you register, we will send you an email with more details.

There will not be childcare at this session. Please make other arrangements for your children.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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How to Build a Strong Team & Address Conflicts - Evening

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 06:00 PM
St. Stephens Community House in Toronto, ON, Canada

This session will provide you with the tools you need to build a strong team that works well together. You will learn some techniques to help you handle conflicts when they come up during the planning of your events. The facilitators will use approaches that empower people to be heard and understood by others.  

St. Stephen’s Community House is leading this session.

Please arrive by 5:30pm to register. 2 TTC tokens or $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 and up. When you register, please let us know how many children you are bringing and their ages.

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

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How to Build a Strong Team & Address Conflicts - Daytime Session

Tuesday, October 02, 2018 at 02:30 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

This session will provide you with the tools you need to build a strong team that works well together. You will learn some techniques to help you handle conflicts when they come up during the planning of your events. The facilitators will use approaches that empower people to be heard and understood by others.  

St. Stephen’s Community House is leading this session.

Please arrive by 2:15pm to register. 2 TTC tokens or $6 parking reimbursement will be provided. When you register, let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

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

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How to Recruit & Support Volunteers - Evening Session

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Ryerson University

The Institute for Change Leaders at Ryerson University is leading this session.

They will teach how to recruit volunteers, maintain deep relationships with them and give them the courage to take on important roles in supporting your work. They teach a coaching model so members are not just supported, but learn how to reflect on their work and grow their capacity.

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 such as childcare.

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

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How to Recruit & Support Volunteers - Daytime Session

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

The Institute for Change Leaders at Ryerson University is leading this session.

They will teach how to recruit volunteers, maintain deep relationships with them and give them the courage to take on important roles in supporting your work. They teach a coaching model so members are not just supported, but learn how to reflect on their work and grow their capacity.

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 such as childcare.

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

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How to Build your Outreach Strategies - Daytime Session

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 01:00 PM
Social Planning Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada

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.  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. Presently, Leighana is the lead in the initiative to bring back the community festival "SLAM JAM" for which she has just received a City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grant.

Supports: Lunch 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, have lunch and network. 

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How to Build your Outreach Strategies - Evening Session

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 06:30 PM
Lawrence Heights Community Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

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.  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. Presently, Leighana is the lead in the initiative to bring back the community festival "SLAM JAM" for which she has just received a City of Toronto Neighbourhood Grant.

Supports: Lunch 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 6:00pm to register, have dinner and network. 

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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.
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