PETITION FOR A SECTOR RESILIENCE GRANT PROGRAM
Imagine Canada is urging the federal government to implement a Sector Resilience Grant Program, which would provide a vital lifeline
for community organizations
ensure charities and
will be here to support communities through
into recovery. Add your voice
Canadian charities and
continue their community support efforts.
(links to the ESCC News for Seniors Organizations web page)
SCAVENGER AND TREASURE HUNTS
Are you looking for a fun activity to virtually engage your members? These resources will help you create scavenger hunts.
NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CENTRE
Want to boost your digital skillsets, run an online fundraising campaign, or host a virtual event? Want to design an infographic to share your organization's data in a compelling way? Want to learn best practices for selecting and implementing software and compare systems to find the best one for your needs? The Technology Learning Center is an expansive collection of
educational resources that can
help your organization with all things tech!
HOW TO AVOID OVERWHELM AND FOCUS ON WHAT SPECIFICALLY WORKS FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION'S FUNDRAISING
It can be overwhelming to know what you should do when faced with declining revenues or fundraising plans that have been significantly changed, especially for smaller organization's or those with limited fundraising resources. This helpful blog post contains a few suggestions and easy to implement strategies to avoid overwhelm and focus on a few key activities that are proven to boost fundraising.
DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
Videos and podcasts are a powerful-and an increasingly affordable-way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos and publishing podcasts without spending big bucks? This webinar
will walk you through the tools and best practices to effectively create, shoot, edit, and publish videos and podcasts on a shoestring budget.
(links to the ESCC Resources web page)
CASH FLOW CONVERSATIONS IN A TIME OF CRISIS
Nonprofit Learning Lab
July 1, 12 p.m. (Eastern)
Has figuring out your cash flow been on the to do list but constantly falling off because of other fires or more pressing concerns? Are you ready to put this conversation to the forefront and need help navigating how?
This virtual webinar
explain cash flow statement and cash flow projection, walk through creating a cash flow projection, and highlight what you have control over and what you need your board/supporters to rally around.
CALLING ALL BOARD MEMBERS: GOVERNING WITH EXCELLENCE THROUGH TIMES OF CRISIS
Nonprofit Learning Lab
Multiple dates to choose from, including July 3, August 3 and August 12
(see link for more details)
This training provides
boards with tools and strategies to strengthen their effectiveness
This webinar will offer guidance
acing boards now
conducting business remotely, providing effective support for the executive leadership,
ONLINE FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NONPROFITS
Nonprofit Tech for Good
July 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Online donations make up an average of 8.5
annual budget but that number will grow rapidly in the coming years. This webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising.
In this webinar, l
elect the right online fundraising tool
unch a monthly giving progra
social media to increase your online donations
aunch a crowdfunding campaig
ap into the power of cause awareness and giving days
IMPROVING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: USING CREATIVITY, VOCATIONAL FULFILLMENT AND YOUR TEAM'S COLLECTIVE WISDOM TO CO-CREATE COMMUNITY
July 9, 1-2 p.m. (Eastern)
There is a direct relationship between high levels of vocational fulfillment and enhanced quality of service. In this webinar, learn strategies to help you tap into the capacity and creativity of your team members to create space for their unique contribution
. You will explore mind-sets, approaches, and tools that not only support the people in your organization but also become a source of self-discovery for you.
TREASURER/FINANCE COMMITTEE: RIGHT PEOPLE, RIGHT ROLES
July 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Just elected as board treasurer or to the finance committee
ot sure what to do
? This session is geared toward helping new treasurers and finance committee members (or current ones looking for a refresher) be successful in their role
. This webinar
will cover tools and practices that can help board treasurers develop finance skills, ask strategic financial questions, lead board development in finance, and keep the numbers connected to the mission.
IT'S A NEW WORLD: HOW TO CULTIVATE YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY
July 15, 1-2 p.m. (Central)
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it.
we get so caught up in 'the ask' that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. In this webinar, you will learn:
What donor stewardship means in an online world
How to fire up board members, volunteers, donors and staff to fundraise every day
10 vital actions to cultivate a network eager to support you
How to generate loyal support long past a specific campaign
Why a consistent communications plan is
for staff/volunteers in the seniors sector
(links to the ESCC Learning Opportunities web page)
News and Events for Seniors
JULY PHONE PROGRAMMING
Seniors' Centre Without Walls
seeking to meet others and socialize over shared interests are encouraged to call Seniors' Centre Without Walls
If you're looking for a mood booster, try out the
new program, "Confront the Discomfort". In this
course, the Canadian Mental Health Association will share methods of confronting and controlling anxiety. This course starts July 2.
in advance to ensure your spot.
Additionally, Seniors' Centre Without Walls is pleased to provide Cantonese phone programming for Cantonese-speaking seniors through a partnership with the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens Association.
For a full listing of programming, see the July schedule. To access a program, dial toll-free 1-855-703-8985 and enter meeting ID 255.573.6467#.
VIRTUAL FOLK CONCERTS
Calgary Folk Festival
$8 per show
es listening to the fiddle make you
do a little jig?
Does the twang of the
soothe your soul
Folk music lovers rejoice! The
Folk Festival is bringing you online performances. Upcoming acts include:
ULTIMATE VIRTUAL GARAGE SALE
The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
June 12-August 31
Find great bargains and treasures at this virtual
all summer long. Sale proceeds will support Arts on the Ave.
If you would like to donate items for the sale, call 780-257-9351 or email email@example.com.
Sale organizers are collecting the following items:
ousehold decor and wares, books, working appliances, gently used and clean furniture, working electronics, purses
DRIVE-IN MOVIE: TOY STORY 4
June 27, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Location: Larry Olexiuk Field Parking Lot (47 Riel Drive, St. Albert, AB)
Round up the family for a night of nostalgic fun at th
The movie will be a screening of 'Toy Story 4'.
Note the p
p.m. Make sure to arrive early to
get the best seat in the house!
To respect social distancing
on-site washroom facilities and concession stands
will not be available
THE GRIEF OF LOSING A LOVED ONE TO DEMENTIA
Caregivers Alberta, presented by the Grief and Trauma Healing Centre
June 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Losing a loved one to dementia is a gradual and painful process. Navigating this unique grief in a healthy and meaningful way is not easy. Many well-meaning messages like "keep busy" and "be strong" are not emotionally helpful and often further isolate us in our pain. The good news is grief does not have to be a life sentence of suffering. This presentation will provide tools to help move beyond the pain, isolation, and loneliness caused by loss
VIRTUAL CANADA DAY CELEBRATION
The City of Beaumont, Town of Devon, City of Fort Saskatchewan, City of Leduc, City of Spruce Grove, City of St. Albert, Town of Stony Plain and Strathcona County
Local municipalities have partnered for an online Canada Day celebration! Enjoy a selection of Canad
in this fun activity booklet. From 6 until 8 p.m. on Canada Day visit the event Facebook page for a series of virtual concerts.
2020 CANADA DAY ROAD RACE: VIRTUAL RUN
The Running Room
Ongoing until July 1
Celebrate Canada Day with a day of fitness and exploration.
hoose an activity - walk, run
cycle to locations in
n that represent you and your Canadian identity. Make sure to bring your phone to snap some pictures of these locations and enter to win great prizes. Your registration includes: a commemorative 2020 finishers medal, entry for draw prizes, and a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Remember to follow the guidelines set out by the provincial government and health agencies for physical distancing. For more information, email Joan at
EPL FROM HOME: MAKING HISTORY WITH YOUR WRITING
writing workshop will share techniques and tricks for incorporating historical facts into a book-length work of fiction or non-fiction.
tips on research
, interviewing, adding historical facts and atmosphere, a
s well as
what NOT to do.
To register and get your Zoom link, contact Susie Maloney at
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY: HERITAGE VALLEY PARK
You are invited to provide feedback on what you would like to see in Heritage Valley District Park! The park is currently in the concept phase, with construction anticipated in
stages between 2021 and 2023.
The City of Edmonton is
input on the design, including park amenities
for both the initial and future
Provide your input via survey by July 3.
For more local public engagement events, see the City's events calendar.
(links to the ESCC News and Events for Seniors web page)
Volunteer/Work Opportunities for Seniors
VOLUNTEER TO HELP SENIORS AND THEIR CANINE COMPANIONS
Do you know an older adult in the community who would benefit from support caring for their dog
Canada is a national registered charitable organization dedicated to helping aging people and aging dogs.
supports older adults with dog care
including dog-walking and transportation to
to continue living in their home with the companionship of their
For information about
how to access
go online or
(links to the Volunteer and Work Opportunities web page)
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