MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Invitation to Submit Expressions of Interest for OCIC's 2016 Photojournalism Initiative Now Open!

We are very excited to open our invitation for organizational member expressions of interests to partner with us in our 2016 photojournalism initiative. This year we seek to deepen understanding of and dialogue related to the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by highlighting stories in one or more of three thematic areas: -Inequality and Human Rights -Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability -Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

UPCOMING EVENTS

Together: An exhibition on global development

Sunday, May 24, 2015
170 Front St. West Toronto, ON
Visit Together and find out how Canada is making a difference in the world.
The Together exhibition is driving change across Canada – and on May 24th it rolls into Toronto. Housed in a custom-built truck, Together is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, highlighting Canadian contributions to positive change around the world. The exhibition features powerful photography and film; one-of-a-kind artefacts; an interactive world map; and a global citizen skills quiz. The exhibit will be a part of the World Partnership Walk Toronto, parked at 170 Front St. West. The exhibition is free, and will be open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 24.
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Toronto World Partnership Walk 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Metro Hall 55 John St Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6
Walk
The World Partnership Walk is Canada's largest annual event dedicated to increasing awareness and funds to fight global poverty. For the past 31 years, thousands of Torontonians have united with 10 cities across Canada to raise a total of almost $90 million for incredible international development programs delivered by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC). AKFC is a world-renowned, non-denominational organization that supports sustainable development approaches to tackle the complex problems of global poverty.
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Project Design and Planning - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, May 25, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Our 5-day professional development course will provide you with the practical skills needed to conceptualize a project design, with focus on participatory techniques
Participants will develop the basic skills needed to understand and design development and humanitarian projects - from needs assessments through project conceptualization, stakeholder participation and engagement, and monitoring and evaluation of key project indicators. The course begins with an overview of the project cycle and theories of change before moving into exploring needs assessments and feasibility studies. Participants will learn to develop logical frameworks, basic performance indicators project plans and Monitoring and Evaluation plans.
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MAMATOTO - African Marketplace Gala

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON
Amref Health Africa's African Marketplace Gala
The only event of its kind, the African Marketplace Gala transports guests to a real African marketplace, complete with African-themed cocktails, vibrant and infectious live African entertainment, a silent and live auction and Taste of Africa culinary stations. Keynote speaker: Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela Remarks by: Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and MP for Newmarket- Aurora The goal of this extraordinary event is to raise funds for Amref Health Africa’s maternal and child health initiatives.
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Ask Her Talks

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto
African women on philanthropy, change & power
Ottawa, ON--May 28, 7pm, Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University Montreal, QC-- May 25, 7pm, Moyse Hall Theatre, McGill University Toronto, ON-- (sold out) May 27, 7pm, Isabel Bader Theatre, University of Toronto It’s time to shift the conversation — to challenge our understanding and beliefs about how philanthropy can truly improve the human condition. There are remarkable leaders in Africa at the community level.
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Professional Institute at Carleton: Policy Advocacy for Social Change

Thursday, May 28, 2015
River Building, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
A summer institute for students, new campaigners, and more experienced advocates
This summer institute offers an introduction to policy advocacy for students, new campaigners, and more experienced advocates. Participants new to the process will gain some basic tools to help develop effective strategies and tactics for promoting social change. The institute also offers more experienced participants a framework within which to reflect upon their practice, and gives all participants an opportunity to bring reflective practice into their own lives and organizations. Join Dr.
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MAS Free NGO Management Consulting

Sunday, May 31, 2015
www.masadvise.org 416-963-5792 info@masadvise.org
Free Consulting for NGO's
MAS is a registered charity providing unprecedented pro bono management consulting to non-profits in the Toronto area. We are experienced professionals providing help in all areas of management who have worked with close to 1,300 non-profits, large and small over the last 22 years including 53 International NGO’s in Southern Ontario and many OCIC member agencies.
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Together: An exhibition on global development

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Throughout Ontario
Together: An exhibition on global development will tour Ontario throughout the month of May. Check out www.akfc.ca/together for updated tour details and ways to engage Canadians on global development Together.
Together: An exhibition on global development is an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory experience designed to spark conversations about the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty. This unique, mobile exhibition is housed in a 53-foot, custom vehicle. With 1,000 square feet of exhibit space, Together transports visitors around the globe.
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Participatory Techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation (ONLINE) - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, June 1, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Our ONLINE professional development course focuses on participatory techniques that can be applied in the field
Participants will be introduced to developing and using participatory techniques for monitoring and evaluation in development projects. This course will integrate real-life scenarios such that participants gain a practical understanding of evaluation theories and develop a tool-kit of skills and knowledge that can be applied in the field. Runs: June 1 - July 13, 2015
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Youth As Agents for Change Training Opportunity

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Sadleir House, 751 George Street North Peterborough, ON
Training Today for Change Tomorrow
Want to expand your leadership skills? Participate in engaging workshops? Make new friends? YOUTH AS AGENTS FOR CHANGE is a one-day training bringing youth together to explore youth activism, & develop leadership skills & network with their peers. There will be inspiring speakers, engaging facilitators and participatory workshops, a free lunch, and a chance to share in an intergenerational space with adult allies & role models at the end of the day.
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Doing Fieldwork in Africa

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
“Doing Fieldwork in Africa” will help researchers and practitioners visiting Africa to better comprehend the research, ethical and practical issues involved in making field trips to Africa
This two day institute will provide participants with skills and insights in topics such as research and project ethics, engaging with stakeholders, gender dynamics, and more. The Institute is geared towards both those who are preparing for their first field trips to Africa and those who have more experience. Through a combination of hands-on exercises and seminar presentations, participants will enhance their preparedness for their upcoming trip to Africa. June 6-7, 2015
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Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organizations

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
In this workshop, you will learn the strategic planning process, how to adapt it to your organization’s needs and the ways to engage media and target audiences to achieve your organization’s vision and goals.
A workshop is targeted at small to medium-sized non-profit organizations that are seeking to be more effective in their communication practices, and have recently committed or are thinking of dedicating resources to the communications function in their organization. June 9-10, 2015
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Amref Health Africa Coffeehouse Speakers Series on Global Development

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Centre for Social Innovation, Annex 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto (2 blocks south of Bloor) The Garage
The Future of Development: Private-NGO Partnerships?
“The question of 'if' NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] should collaborate with the private sector has been replaced by 'when' and 'how'." Tim Smedley, The Guardian What role can these types of partnerships play in creating lasting change? Join our panel of guest speakers to discuss the evolving role of private-NGO partnerships in global development. The Coffeehouse is FREE! Just RSVP to save a seat.
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SROI Accreditation Training

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
CSI Annex 720 Bathurst St Toronto, ON
Registration required!
This training is a two-day course designed to provide more than an introduction to SROI, and is suitable for individuals seeking to explore the challenges and nuances of SROI. Topics that will be discussed include current issues, best practice, new techniques and financial proxies in the development of SROI. This course is a necessary step towards becoming an accredited practitioner, but does not guarantee accreditation. For more information on the general process toward SROI Practitioner Accreditation contact the SROI Canada team at sroiadmin@sroi-canada.ca or visit www.thesroi-canada.ca.
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Canada Africa Partnership Ride

Sunday, June 14, 2015
High Park, Toronto
Canada Africa Partnership Ride - Communities in Canada to community in Africa means access to education, health care, livelihoods.
The CAP/AIDS Network invites organizations and individuals to join us in our annual partner fundraising bike ride in June. Now is the time to register and put together your team and raise funds for projects and partners in Africa. You can also choose a group to fundraise for. We've raised over $280,000 and involved more than 1,200 people across Canada over the years. This year Toronto hosts this event in High Park. Its great fun, family oriented, playful and a great way to meet up and do something collectively and meaningfully.
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Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Impact on Development - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, June 15, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Our 5-day professional development course will critically explore the different strategies and skills of peacebuilding and conflict transformation
The course will give participants an understanding of how to cultivate a culture of peace and skills needed for peace and conflict transformation. Participants will be introduced to conflict analysis, conflict transformation and peacebuilding skills, combined with theories of change, and developing peacebuilding programs. This course will offer students the opportunity to critically address the skills that are required in conceptualizing peace, conflict transformation, non-violence, and development.
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Save the Date: Non-Profit HR Network Conference

Thursday, June 18, 2015
TBA
A conference aimed at learning and exchanging ideas on issues and lessons about HR practices in nonprofit organizations
The Non-Profit HR Network is excited to announce our first #NPHR Network Conference for frontline workers and managers. Join us on Thursday June 18th and Friday June 19th 2015. The management of and research on HR practices and issues in nonprofit and community organizations is particularly diverse and interdisciplinary. In recent years, the pace and scope of the research has increased somewhat. However, existing research on HR practices is rarely disseminated to professionals and applied in practice.
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Proposal Writing - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, July 13, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Our 5-day professional development course will give you the practical knowledge to write successful funding proposals
This course builds on the basic concepts and skills developed in previous IDI courses such as "Project Design and Planning" and "Participatory Techniques for Monitoring and Evaluation" to provide participants with the skills they need to write winning development and humanitarian proposals. Participants will learn about the different donor requirements for a range of development and humanitarian funders including traditional multi and bi-lateral donors, foundations and nontraditional actors.
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Advanced RBM Workshop & Theory of Change

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
A workshop that goes beyond the basics of Results Based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization
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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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation with 2.5 day Community Practicum

Monday, July 20, 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
An intensive six-day experiential Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation workshop that is practically focused
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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Humanitarian Logistics and Aid Management - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, July 27, 2015
3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M8V 1K8
Our 5-day professional development course will provide you with advanced humanitarian management training focused on procurement and food aid
This course builds on the foundation skills and knowledge learned in IDI.101 – Management of Humanitarian Assistance and provides participants with the advanced training NGO staff need to understand and manage humanitarian logistics (procurement, warehousing, transportation, distribution, etc.). Participants also learn how to set up and manage food aid programs.
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Gender Training

Monday, July 27, 2015
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
A workshop that will move you beyond theory to apply in practical and useful ways gender analysis and gender sensitive strategies
The popular Gender Training Workshop seeks to provide workshop participants with a solid understanding & skills in core concepts, gender analysis frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization’s programmes and projects in working with women and men, boys and girls. The workshop will move you beyond the theory to apply in practical and useful ways gender analysis and gender sensitive strategies to your organization and its programmes to achieve greater social justice.
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Radical Non-Violence: A Camp for Young Peacemakers

Monday, August 24, 2015
The Camp will be held at Beautiful Camp NeeKauNis on Georgian Bay Just off Highway 400 Camp NeeKauNis 40 Neekaunis Rd Waubaushene, ON L0K 2C0
Combat Violence with Peace
Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) is offering 'Radical Non-Violence: A Camp for Young Peacemakers' The camp focus of alternative means to violence in achieving and building peace within our own lives, our own societies and on an international scale. Community, communication, and peace building skills will be encouraged throughout the week and be taught and inspired by different nonviolent activist speakers. The camp will also offer plenty of time for swimming, games, and fun in the sun!
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Partnership Brokers Training — August 25-28, 2015 — Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Register to join a four day training course for those brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships.
In collaboration with OCIC, the Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) facilitated a four-day training course for those brokering multi-stakeholder partnerships. Background: There is a growing demand worldwide from all sectors for greater competence in scoping and managing the partnering process in non-traditional partnerships and cross-sector collaboration. A partnership broker is a skilled professional who works in an intermediary capacity (either as an independent consultant or most often inside an institution) curating the building of effective and innovative collaboration.
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