To reinforce its sustainability and accountability, CSC-NS is developing a membership structure. A membership structure will strengthen the voice of the non-profit sector by representing a diverse cross-section of organizations in every region of the province.
The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit is a manifesto for a culture shift in the nonprofit sector, starting conversations about the importance of individual self-care and WE-care in the workplace.
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit takes off where The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit left off — helping individuals and the nonprofit organizations where they work how to live and work in more sustainable ways.
For more information or to order the book, click HERE.
The non-profit governance guides and sample policies formerly freely available from the Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education have now been moved to Grant MacDonald's website. Most have been updated and some new ones have been added. Check it out HERE
Don't miss this opportunity to take in these free leadership workshops for Women.
An amazing and healthy lunch will provided and childcare is available by reservation. Register at least 4 days prior to the workshop date as lunch requirements need to be confirmed. For more information contact Helen MacDonald: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the workplace, effective communication is the foundation for better job performance and relationship building. After this workshop participants will be more strategic and efficient in their communication.
Consider the importance of your personal brand. Learn about four distinct communication styles, and identify your preferred style. Discuss electronic communication and social media etiquette, and how to avoid common pitfalls
Network over breakfast and lunch.
Keynote speaker Don Bureaux will begin the day.
You will be able to choose one session from two morning speakers (Susan Carey or Chief Sid Peters) and choose one session from two afternoon speakers (Gary Ross or Pol Vincter).
Don Bureaux will wrap up the day before everyone goes home.
Queen Annapolisa - Hantsports own, Eleanor Gallant - to speak at lunch.
Starting off 2017, Defining Community: Conversations To Build Capacity is partnering with Common Good Solutions (CGS) to host a community networking/meetup session around the topic of Social Enterprise.
Thomas H. Raddall Library in Liverpool
145 Old Bridge St
The Atlantic Charities Initiative (ACI) supports and strengthens the charitable sector in Atlantic Canada. ACI’s primary objective is to build greater awareness among registered charities of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policy through free information sessions titled Charity Fundamentals and is comprised of four presentations:
10:00am - 11:15am Obligations of Registered Charities
The focus of this presentation is to highlight the responsibilities that accompany registered status such as devotion of resources to charitable purposes and activities, the filing of the T3010 Annual Information Return, and maintaining adequate books. It also highlights the differences between non-profit organizations (NPOs) and registered charities which are often referred to as NPOs.
11:30am - 12:30pm Fee-based Programming for Registered Charities
This presentation covers CRA policy relevant to fee-based and employment-themed charitable programs and how Community Economic Development activities such as social enterprise can operate within the structure of a registered charity. It also highlights how the Canada Revenue Agency identifies and classifies business activities, and the difference between business activities and other allowable activities that have business-like characteristics.
1:30pm - 2:30pm Registered Charities and Fundraising
Topics covered in this presentation include Canada Revenue Agency’s Guidance on Fundraising, reporting of fundraising revenue and expenses, and best fundraising practices, including accountability and transparency.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Receipting of Gifts
This presentation covers Canada Revenue Agency policy and guidance on the issuance of official donation receipts. Topics include determining what is a gift, required information for receipts, establishing fair market value of in-kind donations, receipting for gifts or service, and receipting best practices.
Available to companies of 100 employees or less, start-ups, non-profits and social enterprises.
Would you like some financial help with the next person you hire? The province’s Graduate to Opportunity program helps small businesses hire recent university and college graduates by providing salary support for the first two years of employment -- 25% the first year, 12.5% the second year -- for new jobs paying at least $30,000.
The process is quick and easy: complete applications are normally approved within days.
Employers say the financial incentive is making a real difference and their recent grads are bringing enthusiasm, creativity and skill to the workplace.
Find out more HERE, or call 902.424.6000.
Canada Summer Jobs Program
Deadline: January 20, 2017
Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Canada Summer Jobs:
provides work experiences for students
supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely
Nova Scotia Co-op Education Initiative Summer Co-op Deadline: January 27, 2017
The Co-op Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to private sector, government-funded and non-profit organizations offering career-related work experiences for university and community college co-operative students.
Employers pay students a minimum of $15.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. CO-OP will reimburse $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week. Employers participating in IRAP and SR&ED are eligible for an “R&D Incentive” and may receive up to $10.00 per hour.
***NEW***Starting with this application period, we will be managing the program in an online platform called Labour Market Programs Support System (LaMPSS).
Provincial Summer Student Skills Incentive Program Summer 2017 DEADLINE: January 27th
The Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL) offers wage assistance to non-profit organizations that provide quality, career-related summer jobs to students going into university or community college in the fall.
Applications are open once a year, from mid-December to January 27, 2017, through the LaMPSS online information system.
Keeping up with jobs in the community sector is a big job! Fortunately, there are other people who do this for us.
The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, in partnership with WorkinNonProfits.ca, is pleased to offer this employment resource that focuses solely on the nonprofit sector. We encourage employers to populate WorkinNonProfits.ca with employment opportunities and for employment-seekers to utilize this valuable service.
For the Annapolis Valley Region (West Hants, Annapolis and Kings Counties)
Valley Restorative Justice is a community based organization providing restorative justice services which promote peace and healing within communities affected by incidents of criminal harm. This is achieved by supporting and encouraging people using restorative justice processes where facilitated dialogue provides opportunity for understanding and the resolution of harm experienced.
** Volunteers are now needed for the following roles:
to facilitate restorative justice sessions
to join the Board of Directors of the sponsoring body of Valley Restorative Justice Society
Dates for the 85th Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival have been set. Celebrations will be held from May 24- 29, 2017with fireworks on Friday, May 26th and parades on Saturday, May 27th. This years’ theme is “Rooted in Tradition.”
If you are interested in volunteering with the Festival as a Board Member or Committee Member, or as a General Volunteer during event week, the Apple Blossom Office would like to hear from you. Please call 902-678-8322 or send an email to email@example.com.