'Practical Strategies’ for a More Positive and Peaceful Life at Work and Home: Join The Virtues Project for an afternoon workshop, and gain effective tools you can use to spark positive change in yourself and your work & home environments.
As part of National Volunteer Week, Literacy NL would like to acknowledge the many volunteers in our province who contribute their time to building a culture of lifelong learning in NL. Our community volunteers share their skills freely - in adult learning programs, in our public schools, and in community organizations - so that others may reach their potential. If you would like to make a difference in your community, please visit our Find a Program page or call the Literacy NL Learn Line at 1 800 563 1111 to identify a community organization with which you can volunteer your services.
(News release, Office of Public Engagement, April 10, 2013) To support the important work of youth-based organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador, today the Provincial Government launched the 2013 call for applications for Grants to Youth Organizations. “Throughout Newfoundland and Labrador youth-based organizations provide quality learning opportunities and experiences for our young people,” said the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement. “This funding will support organizations in creating environments for our youth to grow and excel."
(Government NL news release March 27, 2013) The Honourable Joan Shea, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, today released the Business Transformation Report, authored by former Auditor General John Noseworthy as a consultant for the department.The report provides a very frank examination of the department that will help guide and inform its process of business transformation.
The Working with the Community project developed tools and practices to meet the Essential Skills requirements in the Canadian labour force, in colleges and in the workplace. The Essential Skills Good Practices Guide offers solutions to increase learner success, improve access to jobs, and develop college capacity to integrate ES in programs.
Nominate an outstanding young volunteer or youth-led organization today! Visit www.urockvolunteerawards.ca to download the nomination package.
Written as a background paper for The Centre for Literacy's Fall 2012 Institute, Uncharted Territory offers a primer on various forms of social finance and social innovation. Authors John McLaughlin and Ron Samson provide an overview and examples of various forms, including social entrepreneurship, and of investment instruments such as social impact bonds.
Présentation parfaite : Faire participer les employeurs au dialogue sur les compétences essentielles
Le Bureau de l’alphabétisation et des compétences essentielles vous invite à vous joindre à nous pour un webinaire gratuit qui se tiendra le mardi 26 février 2013 de 12 h à 13 h 30, HNE.
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills invites you to join them in a free webinar to present and discuss helpful models and tips for approaching and engaging employers in the essential skills dialogue with the ultimate goal of implementing essential skills training into the workplace. When: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 1:30pm - 3:00 pm NL time
Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador is currently looking for dedicated people who wish to be nominated for election to our Board of Directors. There are four vacant seats for which we are accepting nominations:Labrador Region; Central Region (two seats); Adult Learner Representative.
Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council Inc. has launched a provincial fundraising campaign called “Change Your Luck with Literacy 2013”. Ticket's are $100 each. One grand prize of $10,000 will be drawn on September 13, 2013. For more information, please call Sherry Humber at 634-1441 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIP aims to address current skills shortages and reduce the likelihood of new skills shortages, by supporting the development and dissemination of labour market intelligence. Through a competitive process, SIP will fund partnership-based projects that are national in scope and/or nationally significant and that support the development of labour market information (LMI), national occupational standards (NOS) and certification/accreditation regimes, to address skills shortages in sectors of Canada’s economy. More information can be found HERE.
Community economic development is not generally considered by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to meet a charitable purpose. However, community economic development activities can be charitable when they further a charitable purpose. CRA has released a set of guidelines outlining what community economic development activities may be considered charitable in Canada. Read more HERE.
This case study, and lessons learned from the formation of a non-profit British Columbia Co-op, will be of interest to other organizations that are looking for ways to collaborate, and to funders who want to encourage funded agencies to work together more effectively. http://www.hrcouncil.ca/documents/Case-study-BC-EN.pdf
Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador (CSC) is pleased to provide three webinars on Internal Financial Controls for Nonprofits. These learning opportunities are free of charge but you must register in advance, online. Click HERE for more information, or to register.
As the world beats a path to Canada’s natural resources’ door, many remote communities can no longer be cast in the light of regions needing government’s “help” to stay alive. They need to be regarded for what many of them are; generators of the wealth that will make it possible for us to maintain—even enhance—our standard of living and the incubators of the new technologies and business practices to make us more internationally competitive. Read the full document HERE (pdf).
Grants of up to $25,000 per year, per organization are available for Community-based projects that encourage seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues. The deadline for applications is June 29th. CLICK HERE for more information.
This workshop is ideal for people who are responsible for coordinating volunteers in either the community based or public sectors OR for volunteers who coordinate the efforts of other volunteers in non-profit or charitable organizations. Whether you are a paid co-ordinator with a large organization or a volunteer with a small community group your needs are very similar - finding the ‘right’ person to help you and keeping them involved. CLICK HERE for more information.
Five of the custom SmartForce NL courseware bundles related to Human Resources specific to Newfoundland and Labrador have been released! The course content was developed based on direct feedback from employers in all regions of the province regarding their most pressing human resource challenges. CLICK HERE for more information.
The HR Council's monthly electronic newsletter featuring news and information related to HR and workplace issues in the nonprofit sector in Canada. Click HERE for more information, or to subscribe.