Webinar: Standards & Promising Practices for Canada’s Voluntary Sector

Imagine Canada, Volunteer Canada, and the HR Council for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector have been working together to create a standards program for Canada's charities and nonprofit organizations and facilitating access to promising practices in the areas of governance, human resources (paid and unpaid), and financial accountability.

On August 19, 2009 (English) and September 22, 2009 (French) they will be hosting web conferences from 1:00-2:00pm EDT so that interested organizations can learn more about the Standards Program.

Register for the web conference.

Credit: Ontario Nonprofit Network

Community-Government Collaborations on Policy: A How-To Manual

This manual from the Caledon Institute was developed to help guide community practitioners and government officials who are working to design policy solutions to complex problems in place-based interventions. [PDF]

Can We Rebalance the Market economy and the Public Benefit Economy?

This is a follow up to an article by Lynn Eakin discussed at the May Ontario Nonprofit Network Forum that developed the concept of a public benefit economy.

Infrastructure Stimulus Fund Opens to Nonprofits

Government of Canada's national $4 billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund has a new intake aimed at infrastructure projects across Ontario over the next two years. The application deadline is August 18th, 2009.

Scarborough Affordable Housing Pre-Consultation Forum Notes

June 17, 2009

A cool and drizzly evening didn’t stop Scarborough residents from coming out on mass to take part in an affordable housing forum at 4205 Lawrence Avenue East, a Toronto Community Housing residence, on June 17. The forum brought together a diverse group of residents from across Scarborough to talk about affordable housing issues in their community, in preparation for the provincial government’s community consultation that will take place on July 21 in Scarborough. About 80 participants took part in the forum organized by Social Planning Toronto, East Scarborough Storefront, West Hill Community Services, Residents Rising, Action for Neighbourhood Change Kingston-Galloway, Scarborough Housing Help Centre, the Wellesley Institute and Scarborough Anti-Poverty Coalition.

GTA Economic Recovery Plan Needs Vital and Healthy Nonprofit Sector

The Greater Toronto Region Economic Summit held in May has released their economic recovery plan, Choosing Our Future, focused on the role of nonprofits in ensuring a vibrant economy.

Immigrant Youth Labour Market Research Project

Transition from School to Work among 2nd Generation Immigrant Youth In Greater Toronto Area

What is this research about?

We would like you to take part in a two hour group interview with other youth from your ethnic group on the experience of finding work in the GTA!

  • Are you South Asian, Hispanic or Black Canadian?
  • Are you born in Canada (or came to Canada before six)?
  • Are you 18-25 years old?
  • Did you finish high school? Have you been employed or are you still looking for job?
  • Do you want to have your voice heard?

Social Media for Social Change

The Wellesley Institute's Aerin Guy hosts this new series of early evening social media workshops for non-profit organizations.

How to Participate in the Development of Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy

The Ontario government is inviting residents, housing partners and other stakeholders to take part in the development of its long-term affordable housing strategy for Ontario. The strategy will be the first of its kind in Ontario and offers an important opportunity to create a bold new plan to ensure stable and affordable housing for all Ontarians.

Download the participation guide in PDF.

Ontario Ombudsman Calls on Government to Better Protect Students

Ontario Ombudsman André Marin urged the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to get tougher on unscrupulous private career colleges in the report Too Cool for School.

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