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OCA Queen's Park Reception

Venue: Queens' Park Committee Rooms #228 & 230

Address: 111 Wellesley St W
Toronto ON M7A 1A5, CA

5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

a woman and a man talking in a hallwayIn partnership with the Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO), OCA will be hosting an evening reception on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 5 - 7pm in the Committee Rooms #228 & 230 of the Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park. Click for directions.

This year's event will commemorate accomplishing our goal of getting the Government to commit to reviewing and modernizing the Co-operative Corporations Act, and moving the incorporation of co-operatives to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. We want to celebrate the hard work of all the Government and co-operative sector leaders who helped make this possible. 

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As a riding representative, you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Ministers, MPPs and government staffers, and tell them about the social and economic benefits that co-operatives bring to our communities and the province, as well as the legislative barriers which prevent co-operatives from thriving - as outlined in our 2019 pre-budget submission. 

a woman talking to someone while holding a drink For those who would like to participate and are not as familiar with the co-op advocacy process, we will be hosting a short “Co-ops Advocacy 101” session immediately prior to the Reception for all our attendees. Please come early and join us at 4:30pm in the Basement Cafeteria of the Main Legislative Building for this session. Separate registration for this is not required.

We will be sharing the following speaking points with our registered delegates to get everyone on the same page with our asks. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER BY 4pm, THURSDAY, APRIL 25th TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS. A light offering of food and beverage will be provided.

Weaving Indigenous Wellbeing, Research and Ethics: Community and Campus Perspectives in Canada

12:00pm – 1:00pm Eastern Time
Online - Register for webinar link!

Cost: Free

Join us for Weaving Indigenous Wellbeing, Research and Ethics: Community and Campus Perspectives in Canada.

The webinar will feature the work and vision of four Indigenous leaders working in community-campus engagement. Two Professors from Saskatchewan and British Columbia and two community leaders from the National Association of Friendship Centres in Ottawa will focus on ethical research, Indigenous knowledges, equitable partnerships and how higher education and other Canadian allies can collectively support Indigenous community health and well being. They will explore the challenges they face, opportunities for the future, and specific recommendations for policy, funding, culture, and program changes.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate – Attendees do not need any prior experience or knowledge of indigenous research or community development. Check out the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network to learn more about the topic: www.uakn.org

Resources to read ahead of the webinar:

Pidgeon, M. (2018). Moving between theory and practice within an Indigenous research paradigm. Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794118781380

Pidgeon, M. (2016). More than a checklist: Meaningful Indigenous inclusion in higher education. Social Inclusion, 4(1), 77–91. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/si.v4i1.436


Presented by CFICE and Community-Campus Engage Canada, in collaboration with the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network, and the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP), this webinar explores answers to the guiding question How do we grow impactful Indigenous-Campus engagement and ethical research in Canada to better support indigenous community health and well being?

This webinar is now full. Please email cfice@carleton.ca to be put on the waiting list, and to receive post-webinar information. Thank you!

Worker Co-op Open House

Worker Co-op Open House is again coming to Toronto!3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op
280 College St. Toronto

Refreshments will be served

Worker Co-ops and Developers in Toronto & area are invited to an Open House to meet Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (CWCF) Board & staff, meet each other, & share stories. There are some new faces at the board table since our last Toronto event so this will be an opportunity to meet staff and some of the new and ongoing board members.

RSVP for the Worker Co-op Open House

Contact: Kaye Grant, communications at canadianworker.coop, 204-990-5293 (to send a text (preferred) or to call); RSVP’s are appreciated

Please bring information about your Co-op to share, your ideas and most of all your enthusiasm. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Local Organizing for Fair Economies

Join a conversation to explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies.

LePower Lab logod by Co-facilitators, Alejandra Bravo and Mercedes Sharpe Zayas, this interactive webinar shares the Power Lab's experience of connecting people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.

Delve into how community economic development organizations might contribute to changing social conditions for your organization’s constituencies and how the people you serve can become a base for action. Understand how to centre equity-seeking groups as primary actors in decision-making and agents of making material gains in their communities.

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PRESENTERS

Alejandra Bravo, Director and Co-Facilitator, Power LabAlejandra Bravo

As the Director of the, Power Lab, a new leadership learning initiative focused on local organizing for a fair economy co-generated by the Atkinson Foundation and the Broadbent Institute.

Active in the community benefits movement, she supports leaders working to build campaigns and coalitions organizing for economic opportunities for historically disadvantaged and equity-seeking groups. Alejandra contributes to movement building as a facilitator, trainer, mentor and strategist with various social change efforts.

Previously she was Manager of Leadership and Learning at Maytree, where she designed and delivered political and civic training for emerging and diverse leaders. Alejandra has a 25-year history of working for progressive social change with grassroots, immigrant, and labour groups. She has worked as a community organizer, political staff and has been a City Council candidate in Toronto.

Mercedes Sharpe Zayas, Co-Facilitator, Power LabMercedes Sharpe Zayas

Mercedes Sharpe Zayas is a community planner committed to movement building and economic justice in the urban form.

Mercedes has been cultivating her participatory planning practice as the Workforce Planning Coordinator for the Parkdale People’s Economy, a network of over 30 community-based organizations and hundreds of community members organizing towards decent work, shared wealth, and equitable development in Parkdale. She has also worked as a Policy Research Intern at the City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture Division, a Research Assistant for the Metcalf Foundation’s Inclusive Local Economies Program, and a Graduate Research Assistant with The Public Studio.

In her spare time, Mercedes is the Co-Director of Communications for PODER, a grassroots Latinx feminist organization in Toronto. She holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Anthropology from McGill University.

    Research and Coordination Services for the Ontario Social Procurement Partnership

    Request for Proposal

    Description

    Professional services to provide research and coordination services to support the development of a vibrant, sustainable social procurement ecosystem in Ontario. The successful proponent will conduct research, map existing policies and practices, and organize learning opportunities related to the development and implementation of social procurement practices.

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    Deadline: 
    8 Apr 2019
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