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.
Credit: Ontario Nonprofit Network
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Wellesley Institute's Aerin Guy hosts this new series of early evening social media workshops for non-profit organizations.
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.
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.