MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

4000 Incoming York U Students wearing Fairtrade, Organic T-Shirts!

On Sept 7 2016 in the late afternoon afternoon York University’s largest Faculty, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), welcomed more than 4,000 new students, proudly providing them with Fair-trade and Organic-certified t-shirts. This initiative was one more demonstration of the Faculty’s commitment to engage in sustainability on an operational level. “Social justice is a key foundation of our Faculty, and support for fair labour practices and environmental responsibility naturally follow,” said LA&PS Dean Ananya Mukherjee-Reed.

Lewis Perinbam Award - Nominations Open!

Honouring Canadians dedicated to improving people’s lives across the globe Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development 2016 - Call for Nominations The Award Trustees and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development. ​​The Lewis Perinbam Award recognizes significant volunteer efforts that: - Improve people’s lives in the developing world; ​​- Engage and inspire Canadians to undertake volunteer action; - Offer new ways of thinking about and/or addressing developm

Call for Submissions: OCIC's iAM Volume 8 on Monitoring and Evaluation

The Call for Submissions is now open for OCIC's Multimedia e-Magazine iAM: Ideas, Actions, Movements, Volume 8, to be released in March 2017.

What are your ideas for Canada's economic growth?

TakingITGlobal is launching a national public consultation. This online platform will provide a space where Canadian voices will be used to create a digital forum for fresh ideas related to Canada’s economic future. 'Ready, Set, Grow!' is a campaign that aims to connect Canada’s economic leaders with issues affecting everyday citizens. These range from, 'How will we grow?' 'How can we create more opportunities?' 'Where do we need to invest?

Uniterra - WUSC and CECI Program: International Seminar - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

JOIN FORCES WITH DYNAMIC YOUNG LEADERS ON AN IMPACT-DRIVEN RESEARCH PROJECT! For over 65 years, the Uniterra International Seminar has offered Canadian students and young professionals a unique experience to exchange and share knowledge across cultures. First initiated by WUSC in 1948, the Uniterra International Seminar connects youth across regions fo the world to collaborate on a research project linked to local organizations in Africa, Latin America or Asia.

Just Coffee Series 2016

The JUST COFFEE SERIES 2016 is a three-part, multi-perspective exploration of the production, distribution, and appreciation of coffee all the way from seed to cup.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: The 7 Deadly Sins of Sponsorship

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Online
This webinar will uncover seven of the most common, and most costly, mistakes made in sponsorship and corporate fundraising
In this webinar, we will uncover seven of the most common, and most costly, mistakes made in sponsorship and corporate fundraising. Learn the art of prospecting, valuation, sponsorship proposals, activation and fulfillment and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause your prospects to throw your proposals in the garbage. This webinar will share best practices, templates, strategy and sponsorship horror stories that you won’t believe.
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Salsa for Smiles

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Step Up to Transform Lives!
Join us for our 7th Annual Salsa for Smiles, an evening of salsa dancing, live music and lots of smiles in support of cleft care! New to salsa? Fear not. We will have experienced instructors on site to teach you. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All guests who purchase tickets prior to September 1, will be entered in an early bird prize draw! Back by popular demand... we will once again have our Spice Bucket Challenge. Get your taste buds ready to try some extra-spicy salsas in support of a good cause.
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The Pandemic of Violence against Women: Global to Local

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina, 4th Floor Lounge, Toronto, ON
Featuring guest speakers Dr. Asha El-Karib and Amanda Dale
Violence against women around the world is so ubiquitous that the United Nations has called it a global pandemic. Join us as we explore its root causes and characteristics with two passionate activists who have dedicated their lives to addressing this pandemic through listening to marginalized women’s stories, learning from their experiences and implementing practical solutions. Dr.
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Just Coffee Series 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation Annex Cafe @ 720 Bathurst Street (one block south of Bloor) in Toronto.
Exploring the Connections between Coffee and International Cooperation
The JUST COFFEE SERIES 2016 is a three-part, multi-perspective exploration of the production, distribution, and appreciation of coffee all the way from seed to cup.
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Webinar: Business Activities and Canadian Registered Charities

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Online
This webinar will provide clarity on how the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) identifies and classifies business activities, what types of business activities registered charities are allowed to carry on etc.
This webinar will provide clarity on how the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) identifies and classifies business activities, what types of business activities registered charities are allowed to carry on, other types of allowable activities that have business-like characteristics, and how the social enterprise concept translates to registered charities. This Canadian Charity Law Association webinar will be presented by David Oyler. David is a Development Consultant who works with organizations to increase their effectiveness and capacity to deliver their programs and services.
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Transforming our World

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Brightlane Inc 545 King Street West, Toronto
Impact Investing and UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious endeavor by the UN and the world’s nations to grapple with some of the most vexing problems facing humanity. The goals seek to eliminate poverty and hunger and transform communities around the globe by 2030. This panel looks at the growing role for impact investing in achieving this bold agenda.
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Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016
Oakham House at Ryerson, 55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9
A day packed with practical legal and ethical compliance issues affecting Canadian charities and non-profits
Join Blumberg Segal LLP on Friday October 28, 2016 in Toronto, for the 5th Annual Blumbergs' Canadian Charity Law Institute. We will be having a number of speakers covering different legal and compliance issues affecting Canadian charities and non-profits. It will be a full day packed with practical legal and ethical compliance information geared toward charities, professional advisors and those interested in regulatory issues affecting charities and the non-profit sector. Space is limited.
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Just Coffee Series 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation Annex Cafe @ 720 Bathurst Street (one block south of Bloor) in Toronto.
Exploring the Connections between Coffee and International Cooperation
The JUST COFFEE SERIES 2016 is a three-part, multi-perspective exploration of the production, distribution, and appreciation of coffee all the way from seed to cup.
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Webinar: The Rules of Lobbying in Canada for Canadian charities and non-profits

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Online
This webinar will discuss what all public-policy advocates in the charitable and nonprofit sectors need to know about the rules of lobbying and political action in Canada
This webinar will discuss what all public-policy advocates in the charitable and nonprofit sectors need to know about the rules of lobbying and political action in Canada, covering such matters as lobbyist registration, political donations, and advocacy and political restrictions on charities, NGOs, professional and trade associations.
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Just Coffee Series 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation Annex Cafe @ 720 Bathurst Street (one block south of Bloor) in Toronto.
Exploring the Connections between Coffee and International Cooperation
The JUST COFFEE SERIES 2016 is a three-part, multi-perspective exploration of the production, distribution, and appreciation of coffee all the way from seed to cup.
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