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November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

November Lunch and Learn SeriesIf your organization wants to make a bigger impact in their local economy, then this free webinar series is not to be missed.

Training, education, and information is not only a co-operative principle, it’s an important part of growing any organization. Every Thursday during the month of November we are offering free noon-hour webinars that will expand your organization’s knowledge about strategic opportunities around economic development. All you need is to RSVP in advance.

Register for the November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

To best enjoy these webinars, we highly recommend watching this webinar with a colleague; invite them for lunch! All webinars run from noon-1PM (MST)

November 2nd: Co-operative Strategies that can grow your business save you money,

If your enterprise is looking to reduce costs, increase productivity, and build a strong work culture, then this 45-minute lunch hour webinar is not to be missed. Learn how co-operative strategies can be applied in your business, not for profit, or community.

Hosted by Seth Leon, Manager of Co-operative Services; Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

November 9th: Member Loyalty Programs: Enhance member value while supporting local business

North Parkland Power REA (NPP) has increased value to their members offering loyalty discounts to a range of local businesses. This strategy also connects their co-op to the local business community in a meaningful way. Learn how NPP devised and executed on this strategy, and the key actions needed to get started in your community.

Hosted by Andrea LaBrie, Member-Owner Representative; North Parkland Power REA ltd.

November 16th: As Local As Possible: Craft Brewing in Alberta

Alberta’s craft beer industry is exploding, having tripled in size over the past few years. Growth continues, all over Alberta, in an industry that has deep roots in the history of the province. Where has the industry come from and where will it go? How can your community play its part in making brewing a signature industry for Alberta?

Hosted by Terry Rock, Executive Director; Alberta Small Brewers Association

November 23rd:  Local Investing & Community Economic DevelopmentLearn about how to invest locally, raise capital for your local business, and how to grow your local economy. Recent changes to investment rules in Alberta will soon make things easier to invest locally and raise money locally. Learn how community economic development can help your business do well, and do good. This webinar will help frame local opportunities with long-term economic growth, opportunities to maximize your impact, access tax benefits, and mobilize growing networks.

Hosted by Courtney Hare, Public Policy Manager; Momentum

November 30th: How inclusive spaces increase market share and build stronger businesses

Creating welcoming spaces strengthen brand identity and improve customer experience. This webinar explains how to develop accessible and inclusive spaces that will help your business grow. Learn how to maximize your marketing and strengthen your brand. This webinar will also touch on project management for creating accessible spaces, and how to access grants.

Hosted by Sean Crump CEO and Head Chair; Universal Access

2009 CD/CED Manitoba Gathering

Please join us at the 2009 CD/CED Gathering

To create change, we build movements, coalitions and networks. To build better neighbourhoods, we work collectively through grassroots leadership. To benefit local economies, we create organizations and business run and owned by community - In all of this, we are Stronger Together.

Join others engaged in all aspects of building fairer and stronger local economies, tackling poverty and homelessness, and investing in sustainable communities for a full day of networking, learning, sharing, and inspiration.

With over 30 workshops, this free, all-day event takes place on October 23rd at St. John's High School in Winnipeg's North End.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

There is no charge for registering for this conference.

 

Understanding Food Sovereignty and Policy Through a Community Lens: Food Systems in Rural and Indigenous Canada

rplc, rdi, brandon university2pm to 3pm Central Time

The concept of food sovereignty and its connections with diverse rural and Indigenous communities have, until very recently, been underappreciated and unrecognized in government policy. This webinar reviews the concept of food sovereignty and its history, central tenets and contentions. Challenges with institutionalizing food sovereignty are considered, including the challenges in and contributions by diverse rural and Indigenous communities. 

Register for Understanding Food Sovereignty and Policy Through a Community Lens

The current development of A Food Policy for Canada and the case of Nishnawbe Aski Nations are presented as opportunities to apply rural and Indigenous lenses to questions about how principles of food sovereignty might be recognized and supported by public policy. Policy recommendations that reflect food sovereignty principles and rural and Indigenous priorities are suggested with a focus on the need for democratic engagement, attention to place and power, and value driven actions for food providers, people and nature. Finally, action-oriented, community-driven future research related to the articulation, operationalization and measurement of food sovereignty is proposed.

Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy

rplc, rdi, brandon university2pm to 3pm Central Time

June 19th, 2018 marks a historic day in Canada – it’s when the Senate approved Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act. The act states that recreational cannabis will officially be legal to cultivate, produce, distribute, retail and consume on October 17th 2018. With four months to prepare for legalization, provinces and local governments appear to be scrambling to create policy that aligns with the legal Federal requirements.

Up until now cannabis has played an important, but hidden role in the socioeconomic fabric of southern rural regions of British Columbia. As B.C. rural areas prepare to address the incoming act, there is a recognized challenge posed by the lack of available best practices resulting from the sector’s newly legalized status. There is both a need to understand social implications related to cannabis legalization, and a desire to advance economic opportunities of this emerging industry.

Register for Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy

Resource-tasked governments who are required to respond to this momentous policy change within tight timelines, and with many unknowns, such as long-term consequences of cannabis legalization, are lacking policy innovation. To date, provinces and local governments are mostly adopting existing policy (such as that for alcohol and tobacco) and applying it to cannabis. This strategy is problematic for a variety of reasons that will be discussed in the webinar. Results from a preliminary data gathering exercise that elicited rural residents’ opinions of legalization will also be shared. 

Ultimately, my research project aims to explore the socioeconomic impacts of legalization, focusing on the challenges and opportunities unique to rural areas of British Columbia

Director of Volunteer & Training Programs

Winnipeg Harvest is a fast-paced and energetic workplace with employees that care about the work that we do and the communities that we serve. As a not-for-profit, community-based organization, our goal is to collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training opportunities to help people step up and out of poverty. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate the need for food banks in our community.

Deadline: 
23 Sep 2018
Region: 

ASP Lead Program Support Worker (LPSW)

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (ASP)
Lead Program Support Worker
September 2018, Full time, permanent position

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the After School Program (ASP) Co-Managers, the ASP Lead Program Support Worker (LPSW) is a skilled and competent individual committed to IRCOM’s mission and mandate. The LPSW will assist Managers and staff in the development and implementation of high-quality programs to improve educational, social, recreational and integration experiences and outcomes for newcomer children and youth.

Deadline: 
17 Sep 2018
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