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Fundraising Best Practices: Getting Back to Normal

Caitlin Simpson, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

In getting closer to normal life again, it’s important to evaluate your fundraising strategy and make sure you’re ready to pivot once more. Is your organization moving the needle on your mission? Too many people rely on you so there really is no option other than to go all in. This includes fund

Reflecting on a Year of Crisis and Nonprofit Advocacy

Emily Jensen, Imagine Canada

Photo credit: Calgary Food Bank relieves food insecurity and provides support for clients who are experiencing emergency situations. With more than half of Canadian adults having received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and Dr. Tam confirming we’re past the peak of the third wave, the fu

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 8 Ways to Take Control of Your Day

Niagara Institute

Overworking isn't sustainable and burnout isn't healthy. While working hard is admirable and at times necessary, if you are perpetually overworking, there are things you can do to improve your situation. In the following guide, we've shared eight ways you can take control of your day to work smarter

The Employee Experience in the Public Sector: 9 Practical Ways Team Leaders Can Have a Positive Impact

Niagara Institute

Research has shown that everyday leaders, such as those with a manager, supervisor, or director title, are "the linchpin to a great employee experience.” But how exactly can you create a great employee experience, support your own career, and contend with the public sector's most pressing challeng

Checking in on an Aging Loved One Remotely

VHA Home HealthCare

Supporting an aging friend or family member living on their own has always been a challenge, especially if your loved one lives in another city, out of province or in another country entirely. Over the past year, pandemic circumstances including travel restrictions, cancelled family holidays and th

Still Here, Still Queer: A Handbook for Affirming LGBTQ Older Adults

The 519

Still Here, Still Queer is part of The 519's efforts to foster environments for older adults that are inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. LGBTQ older adults often experience barriers to accessing necessary services due to discrimination or harassment based on th

Global Campaign to Combat Ageism Toolkit

United Nations

About this Toolkit This toolkit was designed for the Global campaign to combat ageism, an initiative supported by the 194 Member States of the World Health Organization, and integral to the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030). This campaign aims to tackle ageism by changing how we all think,

Aged to Perfection and Old Enough to Know Better

CJSW 90.9 FM

This program explores age-related issues affecting people in Calgary’s community. LISTEN HERE

Social Isolation of Seniors: A Focus on LGBTQ Seniors in Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada

This supplement is a resource to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) seniors strengthen human connections. Social isolation is a silent reality experienced by many seniors, particularly LGBTQ seniors. It is hoped tha


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