The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) seeks a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator, based in Halifax to support its local Director with event planning, fund development, media relations and community engagement, among other assigned tasks and projects.
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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?
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The folks behind Halifax's first Community Innovation Festival are from all across Nova Scotia. They are independent consultants working with government, the community sector, the private sector and in academia. They care about Nova Scotia, and want to support people working together in new ways to create strong, inclusive and powerful communities.
The goal of the festival is to blow up this buzz word 'innovation' that's getting tossed around so much these days, and ask: What is Innovation really all about, and what do we need to cultivate it properly - especially in our communities?
Basic Income Nova Scotia is hosting our 3rd miniconference this spring!
We are currently developing the programme for the conference, but have confirmed speakers to share information about: the evidence for basic income; financing basic income; basic income and food security; and basic income and human rights; and what's holding us back from a basic income. Further programming details will be released at a later date.
As usual, the conference is free, open to the public, with no registration or ticket required. We hope you can join us, and please help us spread the word by sharing this event!
Join a conversation to explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies.
Led 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.
- The Power Point Presentation is available here
- Attend Organizing for Fairer Economies in Toronto on May 30, 2019
Alejandra Bravo, Director and Co-Facilitator, Power Lab
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 Lab
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.