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UPCOMING EVENTS

Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology Event

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Knox Presbyterian Church (59 Riddell St., Woodstock, ON)
An information meeting featuring staff from the innovative farmer-to-farmer project
In Malawi, the majority of people practice small-scale farming and rely on maize as their staple crop. Soil degradation, high rates of poverty and the rising costs of commercial fertilizers make it difficult for these farmers to increase crop production or purchase a variety of other foods to balance their diets.
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Malawi Farmer to Farmer Agroecology: An Information Meeting with Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Knox Presbyterian Church 59 Riddell Street Woodstock, Ontario 7 pm
An Information Meeting with Canadian Foodgrains Bank
A presentation about Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Presbyterian World Service & Development activities in Malawi, Africa by Laifolo Dakishoni – Accountant and Acting Project Coordinator and Rogers Msachi- Community Promoter for the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology Project John Longhurst, Director, Resources & Public Engagement at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, will also be with us to update us on other Foodgrains Bank activities. An opportunity will be provided to take action after the presentation, for people who wish to do so.
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Webinar: “The Africa they never show you”

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Online
A 45 min webinar on common cross-cultural stereotypes of "Africa".
CAWST's Youth Wavemakers is pleased to host Minister Faust as guest speaker for a webinar entitled "The Africa they never show you": Beyond the stereotypes of Hollywood, the "poor-nography" media complex, and centuries of misrepresentation, there stand 55 countries, 1 billion people, the birthplace of humanity, and the crucible of writing, literature, science, architecture, and civilization.
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5 à 7 - Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Caisse populaire des Voyageurs 11, rue King Street Ouest/West Toronto, Ontario M5H 4C7
Évènement de réseautage gratuit - Free Networking Event
Le Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario vous invite à venir célébrer le lancement de son nouveau bureau régional pour le Centre Sud-Ouest et à découvrir un nouveau programme provincial de microfinancement/accompagnement pour les entreprises collectives. Des bouchées, du vin et des boissons non-alcolisées vous seront servis pour l'occasion. L'inscription préalable sur Eventbrite est obligatoire.
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Casa - Pueblito's Annual Fiesta de Vida

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street, Room 108 Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Celebrating our programs, supporters and the alumni who helped make us so successful
Join us for an evening of live music and our annual Fund-a-Need auction in support of our work with youth and communities in Nicaragua and Toronto. Come celebrate the alumni who have helped make us so successful, with the unveiling of our Alumni Profiles. Pledge your support for our innovative work in Nicaragua and Toronto, and help us continue to promote global justice through education and community development! Each ticket includes one complimentary drink as well one FREE weekend admission to Lula Lounge.
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2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH

Friday, May 1, 2015
L-Building, Humber College - Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
A symposium that explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH May 1, 2015 - Humber College, Toronto ON Beyond GDP: Development Alternatives to Growth will explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
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2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH

Friday, May 1, 2015
L-Building, Humber College - Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8
A symposium that explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner
2015 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM | BEYOND GDP: DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES TO GROWTH May 1, 2015 - Humber College, Toronto ON Beyond GDP: Development Alternatives to Growth will explore issues around conceptualizing, implementing and measuring development in a multidimensional and integrated manner.
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DCI-Canada's Annual Grant Lowery Lecture

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON
This year's lecturer is the Honourable Bob Rae and the topic will be focused on the rights of First Nations children
Please join DCI-Canada for our annual Grant Lowery Lecture which will take place on May 5, 2015 at 7PM. The lecture will be held at the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto. The theatre is located at 15 Devonshire Place, south of Bloor Street and just below Varsity Stadium. It is easily reached by the St. George subway station. This year's lecturer is the Honourable Bob Rae and the topic will be focused on the rights of First Nations children.
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GOING "GLO-CAL" FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Global Lessons for local benefit

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
WHERE: HART HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WHEN: Wednesday, May 6 to Friday, May 8, 2015
Global Mental Health Conference
The theme of the conference is “Going ‘glo-cal’: Global lessons for local benefit”. Growing acknowledgement worldwide of the urgent need for concerted action on mental health and for reducing the gap in mental health research and support between richer and poorer countries has propelled global mental health issues into the spotlight.
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Global Health/Global Justice 2015: Making New Medicines Accessible to All

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
A conference that will examine challenges presented by the intellectual property rights regime to improving health and access to medicines in Canada and beyond, as well as ways of meeting these challenges through the Health Impact Fund proposal
Join Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) and Incentives for Global Health at Ryerson University in Toronto, May 7-8 for the Global Health/Global Justice conference. In the last twenty years, extensive and uniform protections of intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been incorporated into the global trading system through initiatives such as the WTO’s Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. Under this IPR regime, the development of new medicines is driven by the reward of high prices facilitated by temporary market exclusivity.
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The Barefoot Walk

Friday, May 8, 2015
Victoria Park – 509 Clarence St – London, ON
The Barefoot Walk is an event that aims to create a supportive global community by bringing passionate youth together, empowering them to make a positive impact towards pressing social justice issues, and enabling them to be involved local/global citizens
May 8th 2015, the London Youth Social Justice Committee are bringing you THE 8TH ANNUAL BAREFOOT WALK! The Barefoot Walk was created based on a question; they say to understand someone you have to walk a mile in their shoes, but what if they don’t have any? This year, over 2000 students are expected to participate and help stomp out poverty.
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Management of Humanitarian Assistance - Professional Development Opportunity

Monday, May 11, 2015
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Our 5-day professional development course focuses on the practical side of humanitarian management
In this course, participants are provided with an overview of the key management skills essential for humanitarian assistance projects. The course begins from a broader managerial perspective and examines issues like understanding the causes of disasters, early warning systems, and aid assessment.
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Cuso International Charity Challenge hike to Machu Picchu

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Lima, Peru and Cusco, Peru
Cuso International Charity Challenge hike to Machu Picchu
Join us in May, while we trek through the untouched Lares Valley ending with you at the top of Machu Picchu - one of the top wonders of the world. Inca ruins, Spanish Colonial churches, hot springs, snowy peaks, and glacial blue lakes are all included in your 10 day adventure. You will also get to explore two wonderful cities in Peru - Lima and Cusco. Visit many beautiful and historic cathedrals and craft markets while experiencing the local culture and some of the best food in the region!
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Protected Spaces with Neil Ever Osborne - Save The Land You Love Speakers' Event

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Textile Museum of Canada 33 Centre Ave, Toronto ON
Neil Ever Osborne, internationally recognized Canadian conservation photographer will take the podium at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance's Save the Land You Love event.
Protected Spaces with Neil Ever Osborne - Save the Land You Love Speakers' Event Neil Ever Osborne is an internationally recognized Canadian conservation photographer who will take the podium at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance's Save the Land You Love event at the Textile Museum of Canada, Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 pm. OLTA is very pleased to present this outstanding speaker as part of its mandate to strengthen land conservation for future generations.
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An Introduction to SROI

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
CSI Annex 720 Bathurst St Toronto, ON.
Learn the steps of the SROI process in preparation of more in depth SROI work and in pursuit of accreditation status.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting. A typical course participant is a social impact investor, program planner, program manager or evaluator, from any sector.
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Beautiful Before & After 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015
BMO Conference & Event Centre 68th floor, First Canadian Place 100 King St. W, Toronto
Join us for a cocktail reception & silent auction in support children with cleft lip and palate
Transforming Faces, a Toronto-based cleft care charity, is hosting a fundraising celebration on May 21, 2015 to support children and adults with cleft lip and palate in developing countries. What: Beautiful Before & After: a fundraising event and silent auction to support comprehensive cleft lip and palate care globally When: Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6pm Where: BMO Conference and Event Centre, 68th floor, First Canadian Place, 100 King St. W., Toronto, M5X 1H3 Who: Join TF supporters, our evening’s host Beverly Thomson, Co-Host of CTV’s Canada AM, and our Keynote Speaker, Dr.
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An Introduction to SROI

Thursday, May 21, 2015
HUB Ottawa 71 Bank St 6th Floor
Learn the steps of the SROI process in preparation of more in depth SROI work and in pursuit of accreditation status.
This course has been designed for professionals interested in exploring how the SROI methodology can enhance an overall approach to social impact planning, evaluation, measurement and reporting. A typical course participant is a social impact investor, program planner, program manager or evaluator, from any sector.
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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. This year, we are honoured to host Dr Makaziwe Mandela, the first daughter of the late Nelson Mandela, as our keynote speaker for the evening. The goal of this extraordinary event is to raise funds for Amref Health Africa’s maternal and child health initiatives.
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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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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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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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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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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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