MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Selecting the Right Tool for M&E

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Toronto, 215 Spadina – CSI
Join us on our search for a M&E superhero:
Free, 1 hour session, exploring challenges with selection of the right M&E tool for NGOs. We will share our experience and criteria for finding the most suitable M&E solution, followed by a short demo of Kinaki. REGISTER!
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Celebrate Nowruz with Amnesty International's Iran Action Circle!

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Centre for Social Innovation Spadina, 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
An evening of celebration and action to mark Nowruz, the Iranian New Year
Amnesty International's Iran Action Circle in Toronto invites you to its 8th celebration to mark Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. As we share the festive spirit of Nowruz and welcome the spring, we will also remember and take action on the grave human rights abuses going on in Iran. Join us for an evening of awareness raising and presentations featuring cases of people in Iran who are in prison for their beliefs. Like our past well-received events our guests will be treated to delicious Iranian food, refreshments, and live music. This event is pay what you can, suggested donation $10.
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KWIC & TRACKS OPEN HOUSE & PROJECTS LAUNCH

Friday, March 31, 2017
Hobbs Library at Sadleir House 751 George Street North, Peterborough
New funding will create opportunities for youth leadership in Peterborough
PETERBOROUGH - Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) is pleased to invite members of the media and the community to an Open House and Youth Project Launch. The launch will include acknowledgement of financial support received from the Government of Canada and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and opening remarks will be provided by MP Maryam Monsef and MPP Jeff Leal. It will also share information about two new exciting opportunities for local youth to develop new skills and ways of working together.
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Conducting Professional Focus Groups

Friday, March 31, 2017
Toronto, 215 Spadina – CSI
Come and Learn with Us: One-day, hands-on training
Full day, practical workshop, on the foundations of conducting Focus Groups. Together with our expert trainers, you will learn how to design, conduct and analyze results from Focus Groups and Interviews. Lunch will be provided and it will be hands-on! LEARN MORE or REGISTER!
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The Gender Equality Forum 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The must attend high-level Forum for Gender Equality in 2017.
Take action along with fellow leaders from business, government, and the United Nations to scale up gender equality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at The Gender Equality Forum 2017. Brought to you by the Global Compact Network Canada, the UN Global Compact, and UN Women, this high-level forum will provide attendees with ample networking opportunities and the chance to witness a historical moment where an “Action Agenda” will be set to help advance the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and SDG #5 (gender equality).
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Sustainability Network Webinars: Engagement Organizing 101 - For Volunteer Groups: Harnessing the Power of Your People for Better Environmental Results!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Online
‘Engagement Organizing’ is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others.
April 4th and 11th – 2 part webinar 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern This training is virtual and can be completed from any site with an Internet connection. ‘Engagement Organizing’ is an approach that strives to marry organizing, technology, and a culture of developing leadership in others. It represents a shift away from expert-driven, direct mail groups toward a model that focuses on nimble, data-driven, learning organizations that place relationship building and mobilization of supporters at the heart of their work.
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Sustainability Network Event: Green Economy Perspectives with Andrew Heintzman: Rethinking Our Economic Systems

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Where: Centre for Social Innovation Meeting Room D 192 Spadina Avenue Toronto.
How does our economic system need to change in a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity? Join the conversation!
April 5, 2017 5:00-6:00 PM Join us for a candid and critical conversation with author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy. To Andrew Heinztman we pose the question: How does our economic system need to change in a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity? Andrew Heintzman is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital, the first Canadian investment company to be exclusively focused on environmental sectors.
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Voices for Change Conference

Saturday, April 8, 2017
North York Civic Centre 5100 Yonge Street Toronto ON M2N 5V7
Increasing Latinx student success and retention rates in Toronto-area schools
This spring, Casa – Pueblito will be hosting our exciting end-of-project conference on inclusive education and Latinx youth leadership development, in conclusion of our three-year Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education program, which aims to increase Latinx student success and retention rates in Toronto-area schools. Through this conference, we hope to bring educators, youth, parents and community members together to discuss and collectively address issues affecting Latin American students. Date: Saturday April 8th 2017 Venue: North York Civic Centre.
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"Refugees Are Welcome" Event

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Bloor Street United Church - McClure Hall, 300 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON
A day of art performances and activism
Join Amnesty International, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and Sojourn House in celebrating the many ways in which refugees enrich our communities! Come out for a day of art performances and activism. Enjoy music, crafts, creative family friendly activities and refreshments while getting a chance to learn about refugees' success stories and Amnesty International's campaign "I Welcome Refugees". Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm Where: Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor St. West) - McClure Hall Performance program TBD
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Privilege 101: Power, Privilege and Oppression in the Context of Health Equity

Saturday, April 22, 2017
500 University Avenue, Room 140 (1st floor), Toronto, M5G 1V7
Privilege 101
Approach: This workshop uses kindness, humour and critical reflection to explore ideas of privilege and oppression and their impact on health. Instructor Stephanie Nixon will draw on examples from pop culture and everyday life to deepen understanding. Through a collaborative learning approach, the workshop will enable participants to build connections with others who are interested in developing awareness of privilege and allyship within the context of health. Format: This course includes online pre-and post-course learning, and a full-day interactive on-site workshop.
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Bowling for Human Rights

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Bowlerama Newtonbrook, 5837 Yonge St., North York, ON
A bowling fundraiser for Amnesty International Toronto's human rights work
Join us for Amnesty International Toronto (AITO)'s largest annual fundraiser. Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. With your help we can do it! Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1pm - 3pm Venue: Bowlerama Newtonbrook, 5837 Yonge St.North York (a 7-minute walk north of Finch Subway Station) Here is how you can participate: 1) Put together a bowling team of 4-6 people.
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Partnership Brokers Training - Toronto May 15-18

Monday, May 15, 2017
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario.
A 4-day skills development course for those brokering and managing multi-stakeholder partnerships…
Partnerships and collective impact initiatives are multiplying in Canada, as cross-sectorial collaborators come together to positively advance social issues. Partnering can be highly challenging to those involved and often fall short of expectations. The people involved in making partnerships happen are key to the partnering success. This highly sought after global training program from the Partnership Brokers Association builds their knowledge and skills and provides them with the tools and insights to deliver positive partnering results. May 15-18, 2017.
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Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop with Mosaic International

Monday, July 10, 2017
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
An intensive six-day experiential workshop that is practically focused
July 10-15, 2017 There is increasing evidence showing that evaluation practices that are participatory and inclusive as possible lead to recommendations that have a better probability of being implemented and adopted. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) involves a different approach to project monitoring and evaluation by involving local people, project stakeholders, and development agencies deciding together about how to measure results and what actions should follow once this information has been collected and analyzed.
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Advanced Results Based Management, Theory of Change and Deliverology Workshop with Mosaic International

Monday, July 17, 2017
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
An intensive three-day Advanced RBM workshop that takes you beyond the basics of Results Based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization
July 17-19, 2017 This intensive three-day Advanced RBM workshop takes you beyond the basics of Results Based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization linking project level results to your programme and organizational mission and vision.
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