Riverdale Hub Opens

Founded by the Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Entreprise, the Riverdale Hub which opened last Thursday, offers an innovative and affordable workspace to progressive organizations & individuals.

RFP: Youth Gang Prevention Pilot Project

The City of Toronto is pleased to announce the release of Request For Proposals (RFP No.9155-09-7107) to help implement the Youth Gang Prevention Pilot Project (YGPPP).

The project is a three (3) year pilot that will focus on increasing awareness of the risk factors associated with youth gangs and provide support to gang involved and youth at-risk for gang involvement in the northwest area of Toronto. The YGPPP will strengthen protective factors by working collaboratively with parents, schools and the community to provide the maximum possible intervention strategies for neighbourhood youth. The project is administered by the City, and is partially funded by Public Safety Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre.

Our Sector, Our Vision - Notes from the Ontario Nonprofit Network Forum

A plethora of drawings and documents provide the reporting on the ONN Forum from May 27th and 28th where 120 people worked towards the creation of a cross-sectoral agenda of our top priority issues.

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?
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