Saturday, August 19, 2006

Healing Wounds and Connecting People…. through Theatre, Soccer and Community Action


Healing Wounds and Connecting People…. through Theatre, Soccer and Community Action

Dr. Tor Joe Iorapuu, Nigeria

Professor, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, University of Jos,
Director, Youth Adolescent Reflection & Action Centre (YARAC)

Dr. Tor Iorapuu is a grassroots activist with a Ph.D in Theatre. He teaches at the university level and has over 16 years experience mobilizing and building grassroots youth networks in Nigeria. He uses Community Organizing and Theatre for Development (TfD) and Sport (mainly soccer) as tools of empowerment and change.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

5.00-6.30 pm
OISE/UT, Room 7-162
252 Bloor St. West, Toronto

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New Sector is published six times a year and mailed directly to subscribers. Each issue contains news, analysis, case studies and informed opinion about democratic enterprise and community control.

It explores the issues affecting the social economy in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and includes international features. Most of the articles are written by people actively involved in co-operative, community or social enterprise.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Communities and Universities: Partners in Education - October 22-23 2006

The history of relationships between communities and universities in North America is long and complex. While there are many examples of successful partnerships that enliven or enrich both academic institutions and the communities in which they are situated, there are also many examples of challenges and obstacles that have entrenched a cultural disconnect between the two.

As a participant in this two day event you will have the opportunity to learn about some leading North American models of community engagement from universities and their community partners, and to share your unique knowledge and experiences. The symposium will look at overarching themes and will feature case studies from Canada, the United States and Mexico. We will identify best practices, common challenges, and share some of the ways that community-university partnerships have had a positive impact on civil society in North America, particularly related to socially excluded or under-resourced communities. Perhaps most importantly, we will explore ways to expand and enrich these efforts.

Date: October 22-23 2006
Location: Segal Centre, Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Canada
Pre-registration is required.
University registration fee - $300.
Students and non-profit community-based agencies - $100.
Please call 604.291.5201 or email ] for more information. We will forward important info on speakers and other details as they become available.

This event is planned collaboratively by Simon Fraser University, University of Pennsylvania, Universidad Iberoamericano, and Marga Incorporated.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Request for proposals: Becoming a Social Entrepreneur in Canada

New grant from the Human Resources and Social Development/Ressources humaines et développement social.

Looking for projects is aimed at enhancing our understanding of the meaning of social entrepreneurship, the context and environment in which it emerges and sustains itself, and its impact on the capacity of communities to respond to local social needs, service delivery and the achievement of major community goals.

The project will inform policy development on how to foster new and innovative ways to meet the needs of Canadians in communities across Canada.

You are invited to submit proposals under this RFP. The deadline for the submission of proposals is August 15, 2006.

Please contact the following person for information and a copy of the request for proposals:

Johanne Mennie
Deputy Director / Directrice adjointe
Policy Development/Développement des politiques
Community Development and Partnerships Directorate/ Direction du développement communautaire et des partenariats
Human Resources and Social Development/Ressources humaines et développement social

T: (613) 952-9663
F: (613) 952-9572