Every dreamed of being a star?

Canada’s community foundations have launched a nationwide talent search for local champions to star in our movement’s first advertising campaign. For more than 90 years, community foundations have been supporting communities large and small, from coast to coast. Together, Canada’s 191 community foundations hold over $3.5 billion in assets, serve more than 80 per cent of the nation’s population and play a crucial role in how people give back to their communities. We’re excited to tell that story!

We are encouraging Peterborough residents who embody the spirit of our community to audition! We are looking for people who love their community and the spotlight to come forward and be part of our campaign. No singing is required! This is a spoke word piece. Auditions are via YouTube with a deadline of August 31, 2013.

Learn more: http://www.communityfoundations.ca/talentsearch/

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Celebrating in style

June has been a busy month here at CFGP, and we need to catch  you up on a few things!

Our annual Community Celebration took place June 3rd at the fabulous Silver Bean Cafe.  One of the many highlights of the evening was the announcement of the 2013 Organizational Leadership and Innovation Grants. This program was made possible through the generous support of several funds held within CFGP including the Directors’ Fund, the Community Builders’ Fund, the Hallpike Fund, the Mayor Bennett Fund, the Kamerin Fund and the Housing Fund. The following organizations and projects received funding:

  • Elizabeth Fry Society: Funding to implement an eight-week financial literacy program for women living in our community.
  • GreenUP: Funding to build the capacity of staff to deliver cutting edge programming to connect to new audiences and build Ecology Park’s involvement with a wider Peterborough population.
  • Heads Up for Inclusion: Funding to act as convener of stakeholders to promote a collaborative approach with organizations working towards building an inclusive community.
  • Hospice Peterborough: Funding to support the pilot program “Teen Online Grief Group” that offers teens, and those connected to them, with a virtual environment to access bereavement services.
  • Jamaican Self Help: Funding to explore collaborative opportunities with Kawartha World Issues Centre.
  • Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation: Funding to conduct self-esteem workshops for girls aged 9-12 to address the stigma of being a foster child, physical activity, balanced eating and positive self-image.
  • Kawartha Heritage Conservancy: Funding for professional coaching and training in fundraising best practices for staff and volunteers.
  • Learning Disabilities Association: Funding to execute a pilot program that will develop workshops to support learning for children using new technology such as tablets and mobile apps.
  • Market Hall: Funding to create and implement a rental strategy to enhance the Market Hall’s position in Peterborough’s cultural life.
  • New Canadians Centre: Funding to enhance the NCC’s community interpreter training program.
  • Telecare: Funding to design and develop an interactive website and a social media strategy.

Stay tuned for more highlights from the Community Celebration coming soon!

A Twitter contest to put you in the mood for June 3rd

How do you make an exciting event even more exciting?

On June 3rd, we are hosting our annual Community Celebration at the Silver Bean Café and announcing some of our 2013 grant recipients.

Since social media has been a big part of the Community Foundation’s fruitful year, we thought a Twitter Tweet Off would make June 3rd that much more special!

To participate, visit us on Twitter @cfgp_ and answer our daily questions using the hashtag #cfgpStories.

Don’t know the answers?

No problem! They are all based on our 2012 Highlights Report, which can be found on at http://cfgp.ca/ or by clicking here

The winning PeterTweeters (and their Twitter handles) will receive special accolades at the Community Celebration on June 3rd AND a seat at the inaugural CFGP “Patio with a Purpose”.

The Tweet Off begins on May 22nd and closes on June 3rd, so let the tweeting begin!

How much greening can possibly happen in 7 days?

We had a hunch that a community that greened together, would grow together. Our incredible partners and the positive response from the community proved that hunch to be true. Here’s a snapshot of the seeds this collaborative community initiative planted in 7 days:

Thank you to our many volunteers, partners, and supporters who made 7 Days of Green possible.

Please join us June 3rd for our Community Celebration, where we will unveil the installation of photos captured during 7 Days of Green and announce the recipients of this year’s Organizational Leadership and Innovation Grants.

Green Dating with KHC

One of the many hats we wear here at the Community Foundation is that of a matchmaker. We match local causes to partners who care about them. 7 Days of Green inspired us to play matchmaker with local charities that have an environmental focus. You’ve heard of online dating. This is Green Dating.

So grab a green drink and get comfortable. We are about to play Cupid and reveal the online dating profiles of five irresistible local charities.

Meet KHC:

First up is the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy: funny, charming and passionate about land. Watch this two-minute video bio and click here for their full Green Dating profile.

 

Green Dating with KWIC

One of the many hats we wear here at the Community Foundation is that of a matchmaker. We match local causes to partners who care about them. 7 Days of Green inspired us to play matchmaker with local charities that have an environmental focus. You’ve heard of online dating. This is Green Dating.

So grab a green drink and get comfortable. We are about to play Cupid and reveal the online dating profiles of five irresistible local charities.

Meet KWIC:

KWIC is very polyamorous. They’ve had many partners and they’re proud of it! Whether you’re looking for a ‘KWIC-e’ or are in the market for something more long-term, this worldly charity could be The One. Watch their video below and read more about them here.

Green Dating with GreenUP

One of the many hats we wear here at the Community Foundation is that of a matchmaker. We match local causes to partners who care about them. 7 Days of Green inspired us to play matchmaker with local charities that have an environmental focus. You’ve heard of online dating. This is Green Dating.

So grab a green drink and get comfortable. We are about to play Cupid and reveal the online dating profiles of five irresistible local charities.

Meet GreenUP:

This Green Date may lead to a ‘spring fling’ or a long-term relationship. Interested? Check out their two-minute video bio and read more here.