OHCC eBulletin April 2012
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1. What's Happening at OHCC
1. WHAT'S HAPPENING AT OHCC
a) New OHCC Consultants
With the withdrawal of OPHA from HC Link, OHCC has added four former OPHA-HC Link staff and consultants to the OHCC consultant roster. They are Kim Bergeron, Rishia Burke, Dianne Coppola and Pam Kinzie. Kim Hodgson, also formerly with OPHA is now on staff at OHCC. To see the full list of OHCC consultants, click here. Consultation and facilitation services from OHCC are available to eligible organizations at no charge through HC Link. For more information contact 416-847-1575 or 1-855-847-1575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New OHCC Satellite Office
OHCC has established a second satellite office co-located with MacComm International, Inc. in Orillia. Robb MacDonald, founder of MacComm International, has provided consultation and communications services for OHCC for the past six years. Through this satellite office OHCC will increase its profile in that region and collaborate on projects and events with regional Healthy Communities initiatives.
c) Global Health Promotion Students
We would like to extend our thanks to Emilia Coto, Emily Motycka, Kaitlyn McDonald, Shazya Karmali and Dhvani Katakia, a group of enthusiastic and committed students who, as part of their educational program, contributed many hours to researching and writing briefs on topics relating to Healthy Communities and the social determinants of health. The students presented their work at a recent OHCC board/staff planning day and participated in several teleconferences to explore and discuss these topics. When they are finalized they will be posted on the OHCC website. Several of the students have indicated that they plan to continue to volunteer with OHCC.
a) YouTube offers live streaming service to nonprofits
YouTube is now offering a live streaming service to nonprofits who want to provide live broadcasts of events. Although not a new technology, this new service will allow nonprofits to tie in live broadcasts with their existing YouTube channels. YouTube has released both step-by-step instructions as well as a best practice guide to assist nonprofits interested in using the new service.
b) CharityVillage® launches 2012 Canadian Charitable and Nonprofit Sector Salary Survey
Building on the success of its first sector salary study in 2011, CharityVillage® is inviting any and all eligible Canadian charities and nonprofits to participate in the 2012 survey. Last year, more than 1,100 organizations participated. If you are an executive director or the person responsible for compensation in your organization; if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the study’s executive summary; be able to purchase the full report at half-price, and be eligible to win an iPad; then please click here. The survey closes April 5, 2012. A final study report will be made available on CharityVillage® in June.
a) Finding Your Soil-Mate: Selecting a Natural Fertilizer for Your Vegetable Garden
April 5, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
This workshop costs $5.00 or pay-what-you-can
Learn to decode fertilizer labels and choose a natural fertilizer to help your veggies thrive this growing season. Registration is required. For more information contact Emily at 613-699-6850 x 12 or cgnintern (at) justfood.ca to reserve your spot.
b) Get on the Mic! Public Speaking 101
April 12, 2012, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto, St. George Campus. Exact room location given within a week of the training date to those who have registered. We will also post the exact room location on this website.
Suggested donation: organizations and wage earners: $20; unwaged: $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Public speaking can be intimidating and difficult, especially when you’re talking about radical social change and inspiring people to action. Come learn some tips that will help you build your confidence and get you on that mic or megaphone. Trainer: Sarah Vance is a long-time organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. Click here for more information.
c) Workshop: Gardening is for the Birds
April 12, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Spadina Road Library, 10 Spadina Road, Toronto
Free to register
Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation. Create well designed gardens with year-round beauty and songbird appeal. Strategically choose and arrange plants, feeders, nesting boxes, and water sources to provide the essential elements of life for songbirds in your garden. Click here for more information and to register.
d) Global Youth Day 2012: Unbottled Resistance - Youth Voices on Sustainability
April 12, 2012, 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Market Hall, 336 George Street North, Peterborough
Registration is in advance or at the door. Suggested fee is $5 or pay what you can, and includes snacks and lunch.
GYD is a community-based youth-organized conference which brings together over 120 local youth, between 14 and 25 years of age to participate in hands-on, participatory workshops to learn, discuss and share ideas. This year’s theme, Unbottled Resistance: Youth Voices Sustainability, was chosen to inspire youth to be drivers of change on environmental issues. Participants will take part in workshops covering topics such as indigenous oral traditions and spoken word, food security, water conservation and current issues, waste auditing and reduction, and politics of sustainable transportation and bike repair. They will be given the tools to make their voices heard and become accountable and active citizens, as well as a renewed sense of motivation to have a say on issues affecting them, and their fellow youth. The conference is held at Market Hall in downtown Peterborough from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the Kawartha World Issues Centre at 705-748-1680 or email gyd (at) kwic.info for more information. Workshop choices are first come, first served.
e) Recycle for Wishes
April 14th, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Silvercity Theatre parking lot, 2385 City Park Drive, Ottawa,
Join 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Ottawa as they kick off Earth Week 2012 with their 5th annual Recycle for Wishes e-waste and electronics recycling event in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario. On this day, you are invited to bring your old electronics and computer items to be recycled or refurbished for a donation of $10 which will be donated on-site to the Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario representatives.
What you can bring:
- Computer, monitors
- Computer towers, laptops, netbooks
- Table computers
- Keyboard, mice, cables
- Televisions (limit ONE per vehicle)
- Small appliances (toasters, microwaves)
- Radios, stereos and equipment
NOTE: Computers that are in good working order will be donated to the Knights of Columbus Refurbishing Program which donates them to members of our community in need. Knights from Council 7873 will be onsite to collect good computers and to distribute information about their program. For more information contact Samantha Landa at 866-552-1107 or email: samantha.landa (at) 1800gotjunk.com
f) Workshop: Lush Lawns the Organic Way
Monday, April 16, 2012, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto
Free to register
Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation. Even throughout the driest days of summer you can keep your lawn looking good the organic way. Lawn care experts will explain how to choose the right grass varieties, and how to mow, water and fertilize for a lush green lawn.
g) Organic Gardening - Beginner Level Workshop
April 16, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre, 1642 Merivale Road, Nepean
Just Food will be offering beginner level organic vegetable gardening workshops at various locations around the city. The cost of the workshops is $5.00 or pay what you can. Registration is required. For more information contact Emily at 613-699-6850 ext.12 or cgnintern (at) justfood.ca to reserve your spot.
h) Be The Change Film Series: Waste Land
April 18, 2012, Live Music 6:30 p.m., Discussion 7:15 p.m. and Film 7:30 p.m.
Gaytey Theatre, Collingwood
This Months Film: Waste Land
Admission: Adults-$7.00 Students-Free
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dumps. Music by Foxfarm. Presented By: Elephant Thoughts, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, and Investors Group.
i) Good Green Jobs Conference
April 21, 2012,
Ontario Public Service Employees Union Office, 1100 Dearness Drive, London
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 (some scholarships available for unwaged)
Learning and leading on one of the most important issues facing workers and their communities today. Hosted by London and District Labour Council, a day of informative workshops on the green job movement, jobs in the used resources economy and local action to build the green economy. Registration Deadline: April 13, 2012. Click here for more details on the conference and registration. For further information, please contact Jim Mahon, LDLC at 519-681-3680 or email: greenjobs (at) ody.ca
j) Earth Day Tree Planting Festival
April 21, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Princess Point/Cootes Paradise, foot of Longwood Road North, Hamilton
Hundreds of citizens come out to plant hundreds of trees. This is a free event with free shuttles running from Bayfront Park and other locations. Festival has eco exhibits, invasive species pulls, drum circle, live Birds of Prey, food, live entertainment, drum circle, bike clinic, eco scavenger hunt, free draw for bike, horse and wagon rides. Guided nature hikes/outdoor education. Rain or shine. For more information call 905-973-3064 or email: admin (at) EarthDayHamilton.ca.
k) Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit Holistic Wellness Show
April 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bingeman’s Embassy Room, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener
This event is a great opportunity to visit with vendors and shop with exclusive show specials. There will be an opportunity to try procedures and treatments at specially discounted rates. Get face to face with the best environmentally conscious companies, naturopaths, homeopaths, nutrition experts, health and wellness professionals and more. Up to date information on environmental issues, organic skin care, nutritional issues, health and wellness issues, alternative medicine, water purification, life coaching and more. Free seminars by professional experts to help educate, entertain and direct you about how to look better, feel better and live a richer, fuller more rewarding life. Live demonstrations by belly dancers, martial arts, yoga and more. The first 100 attendees will receive a reusable cloth bag filled with samples and specials. Door prizes to be won. For more information contact Patricia at 519-766-3388 or email: info (at) healthybodymindspirit.ca.
a) New report suggests charities need freedom to engage in business
Canadian law should permit charities to raise some funds for their missions through business income from both related and unrelated businesses, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In At the Crossroads: New Ideas for Charity Finance in Canada, authors Adam Aptowitzer and Benjamin Dachis find that, in the face of financing challenges, charities need the flexibility to finance their nonprofit activities through businesses governed by separate, arm's-length boards.
b) Report shows data breaches often result of human error or carelessness
Employee carelessness or malevolence is often the root cause of many data breaches, according to a new report, The Human Factor in Data Protection, from the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Trend Micro Inc. More than 78% of respondents blame employee behaviors, both intentional and accidental, for at least one data breach within their organizations over the past two years. The top three root causes of these data breaches are loss of a laptop or other mobile data-bearing devices (35%); third-party mishaps or flubs (32%); and system glitches (29%).
c) Volunteer Canada releases suite of tools to promote youth engagement
Canadian youth feel discriminated against because of their age while seeking and being assigned volunteer responsibilities, according to a voluntary sector research study. These core findings about youth, 15-24, were identified in Bridging the Gap, a report produced by Volunteer Canada in collaboration with Manulife Financial. The two partners teamed up with the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener-Waterloo to produce a suite of tools designed to support organizations in their efforts to effectively engage today's youth volunteers, as well as young Canadians seeking meaningful community involvement. The Youth Involvement Model is one of the main products and is intended for use by community-based volunteer centres. The model outlines the key relationships needed to develop a robust youth engagement program.
d) Casebook on Evaluation for Learning in Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Public Health Agency of Canada's casebook offers exciting and inspirational examples of how six initiatives, using a range of evaluation approaches and methods, were able to incorporate a learning and improvement agenda. They show that learning and improvement can transcend both process and outcome evaluation; can be incorporated into a variety of data collection methods; and can lead to a host of benefits that extend beyond accountability or program development.
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