Cochrane District Social Planning Council The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement's student Ashton tagged along with Amber to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuits and Métis on National Aboriginal Day last week!Cochrane District Social Planning Council added 10 new photos.27.06.2017 at 11:50 amLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council Our summer student Amber was honoured to have been able to participate in the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) Ideas Lab held in The City of Timmins yesterday. It was a great learning opportunity that offered endless support and motivation for youth-led initiatives and community-based organizations that focus on serving youth who face multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing in Northern Ontario. #YOF #youthleadership

Check out Ontario Trillium Foundation and Youth Opportunities Fund for more information!
15.06.2017 at 11:24 amLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council Running Effective Meetings,
Purpose, Process and Outcomes

It's Monday morning and you open your agenda only to note you have a plethora of meetings this week. If you are like many professionals, you cringe as you consider how much time all of these meetings will take up and how little of your 'real' work you'll be able to focus on. Join The Leadership Training Network and Facilitator Nancy Riopel (Humanagement) on June 29th between 1:00 and 4:15 pm to learn more about:

> the value/role of effective meetings as operational and strategic tools
> discuss the characteristics of effective meetings
> establish and explain meeting purpose
> devise effective meeting structure and format
> develop and use agendas effectively
> lead / participate in robust, inclusive discussions
> appropriately resolve conflict and deal with counterproductive behaviour
> successful conclude meetings
> provide appropriate meeting follow up

To register, please follow the link above or contact [email protected] / 705 360 5800 x 229
Fee - $30
Location - MacMillan Boardroom, 330 Second Avenue, The City of Timmins

Thank you to our partners!
Collège Boréal - campus de Timmins Timmins Economic Dev Corp NEOnet Inc. The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement Employment Options Emploi Timmins NEOnet Inc.
Cochrane District Social Planning Council added an event.
13.06.2017 at 03:54 pmLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council Canadians have been very clear. We believe the growing inequality in our country is unacceptable.

In a recent poll commissioned by the Broadbent Institute, an overwhelming 84 per cent of people said they consider the gap between the rich and the rest of us a problem. The same poll found there's broad support for government action on the issue, from cutting down on the wealthiest hiding money in tax shelters, to increasing the minimum wage and putting more money toward income assistance programs.
01.06.2017 at 12:15 pmLike
Cochrane District Social Planning Council This morning, the Ontario Premier has announced an incremental increase to a $15.00 minimum wage, effective January 1st, 2019. The minimum wage will also benefit from an inflationary adjustment annually.

This move demonstrates a concerted effort to lift communities out of poverty, while helping to stimulate the economy.
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Events

LTN Presents: Running Effective Meetings
June 29, 2017 · 9:00 am · 12:15 pm
330 Second Avenue, Timmins, Ontario (MacMillan Boardroom)
Running Effective Meetings,
Purpose, Process and Outcomes

It's Monday morning and you open your agenda only to note you have a plethora of meetings this week. If you are like many professionals, you cringe as you consider how much time all of these meetings will take up and how little of your 'real' work you'll be able to focus on. Join The Leadership Training Network and Facilitator Nancy Riopel (Humanagement) on June 29th between 1:00 and 4:15 pm to learn more about:

> the value/role of effective meetings as operational and strategic tools
> discuss the characteristics of effective meetings
> establish and explain meeting purpose
> devise effective meeting structure and format
> develop and use agendas effectively
> lead / participate in robust, inclusive discussions
> appropriately resolve conflict and deal with counterproductive behaviour
> successful conclude meetings
> provide appropriate meeting follow up

To register, please follow the link above or contact [email protected] / 705 360 5800 x 229
Fee - $30
Location - MacMillan Boardroom, 330 Second Avenue, The City of Timmins

Thank you to our partners!
Collège Boréal - campus de Timmins Timmins Economic Dev Corp NEOnet Inc. The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement Employment Options Emploi Timmins NEOnet Inc.
Osez être créatif…
March 9, 2017 · 8:00 am · 10:00 am
Collège Boréal, Salle de Réunion, 117
Cette conférence interactive cherche à vous faire réfléchir sur la créativité. Venez découvrir comment le cerveau humain opère de manière mystérieuse et souvent de façon paradoxale. La pensée créative est une caractéristique stable qui définit certaines personnalités, mais elle peut aussi changer en fonction du contexte et être encouragée. Cet atelier propose trois stratégies pour stimuler ce mystérieux phénomène appelé la créativité. Venez rire et surtout réfléchir sur la créativité comme catalyseur de changement. L’amélioration de votre productivité, du travail d’équipe, la génération d’idées sont quelques-uns des avantages que vous procure cet atelier.

Présentateur: Michel Mainville

Michel Mainville est un professeur de Commerce au campus du Collège Boréal à Timmins qui travaille à temps plein. Il œuvre dans l’enseignement depuis 23 ans. Il a également travaillé dans le secteur privé en tant que représentant des ventes et gestionnaire de commerce de détail. Il a acquis des compétences dans les ventes, l’entrepreneuriat, le service à la clientèle et le leadership. Il a étudié au Collège Canadore, à l’Université Laurentienne et à HEC Montréal. Il détient un Baccalauréat des Arts en géographie sociale et économique, un Baccalauréat en Éducation et un diplôme en Administration des Affaires – Marketing. Il est formateur agréer en Vraies Couleurs et Dimensions de personnalité à travers Career / Life Skills Ressources. Il est certifié avec OTEC (Ontario Tourism and Education Corporation) pour livrer des formations de « Ontario SuperHost » et « Team Excellence ». Son énergie, son sens d’humour et son approche pédagogique font de lui un formateur dynamique et exceptionnel. Il donne souvent des formations dans les écoles intermédiaires et secondaires. De plus, anime souvent des ateliers pour des équipes d’employé dans le secteur public et privé.

Thanks to our partners NEOnet Inc., Northern College, Timmins Economic Development Corporation College Boreal
Social Media Metrics- Timmins
March 3, 2017 · 9:00 am · 11:00 am
Social Media Metrics

This two hour session on Social Media Metrics will cover everything a beginner needs to know about how to measure your marketing successes. The content will answer the following questions:

~ Are your online efforts providing positive results?
~ Where can I find my social media statistics?
~ How can I interpret my Metrics on Social Media?
~ What tools can I use to help measure my success?
~ What trips and tricks are available to maximize my marketing efforts using Social Media?

Presenters
Cora-Lyne Ethier | Regional Outreach Coordinator NEOnet

Cora-Lyne has a BA in English with courses in Computer Science as well as a Post Graduate diploma in Public Relations. She has been a public speaker for 7 years and has been proficiently using Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) for 10 years. She has taken advantage of her experience tabulating and organizing data for not profits to enhance her skills on a daily basis.

Kait-Lynn Gooch | Bilingual Outreach Worker NEOnet

Kait-Lynn attended Confederation College in which her focus of studies were Communication and Administration. Currently she has 3 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and small business, working with Microsoft Office and Social Media, to help them succeed. In addition, she has more than 5 years working within small communities professionally and volunteering. She has observed, learned and implemented effective ways of public speaking and presentations throughout her student and professional career.

Where:
303 Second Avenue
Timmins, Ontario
CMHA Building, Main Floor
Boardroom

When:
Friday, March 3, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Enquiries:
For more information, please contact KayLee
[email protected]
705 360 5800 x 229

Thank you to our partners The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement NEOnet Inc. College Boreal Northern College Timmins Economic Development Corporation The City of Timmins Cochrane District Social Planning Council
Cancelled - Social Media Metrics- Iroquois Falls
February 13, 2017 · 4:00 am · 6:00 am
555 Ambridge Dr, Iroquois Falls, ON P0K, Canada
We have had to cancel this session due to low registration.

Social Media Metrics

This two hour session on Social Media Metrics will cover everything a beginner needs to know about how to measure your marketing successes. The content will answer the following questions:

~ Are your online efforts providing positive results?
~ Where can I find my social media statistics?
~ How can I interpret my Metrics on Social Media?
~ What tools can I use to help measure my success?
~ What trips and tricks are available to maximize my marketing efforts using Social Media?

Presenters
Cora-Lyne Ethier | Regional Outreach Coordinator NEOnet

Cora-Lyne has a BA in English with courses in Computer Science as well as a Post Graduate diploma in Public Relations. She has been a public speaker for 7 years and has been proficiently using Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) for 10 years. She has taken advantage of her experience tabulating and organizing data for not profits to enhance her skills on a daily basis.

Kait-Lynn Gooch | Bilingual Outreach Worker NEOnet

Kait-Lynn attended Confederation College in which her focus of studies were Communication and Administration. Currently she has 3 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and small business, working with Microsoft Office and Social Media, to help them succeed. In addition, she has more than 5 years working within small communities professionally and volunteering. She has observed, learned and implemented effective ways of public speaking and presentations throughout her student and professional career.

Where:
Iroquois Falls Town Hall
555 Ambridge Drive
Chamber Room

When:
Monday, February 13th 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Enquiries:
For more information, please contact KayLee
[email protected]
705 360 5800 x 229

Thank you to our partners NEOnet Inc. Timmins Economic Development Corporation The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement Collège Boréal - campus de Timmins Northern College Cochrane District Social Planning Council
Board Roles and Responsibilities - a question and answer seminar
February 1, 2017 · 12:30 pm · 2:00 pm
Timmins Economic Development Corporation
Would you like to learn more about what effective board members do (and don’t do?) Are you wondering what’s required to be a good Board Chair, or what exactly a Board Executive Committee does?

Join facilitator Maggie Matear for an informal, round-table Q&A session on the nitty gritty of being an effective Board member. Participants in this 1.5 hour workshop will shape its content by asking specific questions of interest to them, discussing board roles and responsibilities, and sharing best practices.

Facilitated by .... Dr. Maggie Matear is the Director of Community Economic Development at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. She has nearly twenty years’ experience as a board member for organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Venture Centre and the TEDC. She has helped non-profit organizations throughout the northeast by providing professional development and mentoring programs that build their governance capacity. She currently Chairs the Ontario Parks Board and the Timmins and District Hospital Board.

Join us on Wednesday, February 1st in the TEDC Boardroom between 5:30 and 7:00 pm for this faciliated question and answer workshop.

Who: Board members and Executive Directors
When: Wednesday, February 1st, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: TEDC Boardroom
12 Elm Street North
The City of Timmins
Cost: $30
How: Click the link below to register

Thank you to our partners! Timmins Economic Development Corporation NEOnet Inc. Employment Options Emploi Timmins Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology Collège Boréal - campus de Timmins The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement
Microscoft Excel- Basics
January 24, 2017 · 8:00 am · 11:00 am
Microsoft Excel - basics
Introduction to Microsoft Excel

This three hour session on Microsoft Excel basics will cover everything a beginner needs to know about the program. The content will include:
~ What are rows, columns and cells
~ Entering and sorting data
~ Creating equations (with shortcut keys)
~ Inserting tables and graphs

The presentation format will be done in a hands-on approach. A topic will be presented following by a practise attempt by each individual on their own device. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring a laptop/tablet equipped with Microsoft Excel to the seminar.

Who should attend:
Anyone who is applying for funding/grants
Anyone with limited understanding of Excel
Anyone with an interest in brushing up their Excel skills
Not for profits
Small and medium sized businesses

Presenters

Kait-Lynn Gooch | Bilingual Outreach Worker NEOnet

Kait-Lynn attended Confederation College in which her focus of studies were Communication and Administration. Currently she has 3 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and small business, working with Microsoft Office and Social Media, to help them succeed. In addition, she has more than 5 years working within small communities professionally and volunteering. She has observed, learned and implemented effective ways of public speaking and presentations throughout her student and professional career.

Kait-Lynn Gooch | Bilingual Outreach Worker NEOnet

Kait-Lynn attended Confederation College in which her focus of studies were Communication and Administration. Currently she has 3 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and small business, working with Microsoft Office and Social Media, to help them succeed. In addition, she has more than 5 years working within small communities professionally and volunteering. She has observed, learned and implemented effective ways of public speaking and presentations throughout her student and professional career.

Where:
330 SECOND AVENUE
TIMMINS, ONTARIO
CMHA Buildling - MacMillan Boardroom

When:
Tuesday, January 24th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register by January 22nd

Enquiries:
For more information, please contact KayLee
[email protected]
705 360 5800 x 229

Thank you to our partners! Timmins Economic Development Corporation NEOnet Inc. The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement Collège Boréal - campus de Timmins Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
LTN Presents: Difficult Conversations
December 16, 2016 · 8:30 am · 10:00 am
MacMillan Boardroom, 330 Second Avenue, Timmins, Ontario
Are you one of the 66% of people who feel stressed or anxious if they know a difficult conversation is coming up? We have all had to have those conversations that make us uncomfortable. You stress over it until it happens and sometimes it works well and other times we end up so stressed prior that we can’t say what we wanted to say and the other person can’t seem to hear us. This workshop will walk you through why this is happening and how to prepare for and move through these types of conversations in a productive manner, where you and the other party will leave feeling seen, heard and understood.

Join facilitator Lisa Wilson from L.M.W Consultation for a 1.5 hour workshop on Difficult Conversations. Participants in this workshop will learn the Communication Model, how we see and interpret the world around us, the 3 parts of a difficult conversation and the 5 steps to preparing for and having a difficult conversation. This workshop is geared for everyone involved in the Chain-of-Command, from the Executive Director to those who greet clients at the door.

With close to 20 years of Human Resources Experience, Lisa Wilson is no stranger to difficult conversations. Dealing with everyone from the boardroom to the shop floor, Lisa has had to learn to work through each party’s story to get to a place of understanding in order to move forward in a way that is comfortable for everyone. Now in her business as a Coach, Human Resources Consultant and Mediator, she helps others to do the same.

Join us on Friday, December 16th in the MacMillan Boardroom between 1:30 and 3:00 pm.

Who: Everyone is welcome
When: Friday, December 16th, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Where: MacMillan Boardroom
CMHA Building/Library Building
330 Second Avenue, Timmins, Ontario

Cost: $30

Register online at the link provided, or by messaging us here. Alternatively you can e-mail [email protected]

The City of Timmins
Board Roles and Responsibilities - a question and answer seminar
October 3, 2016 · 11:00 am · 12:30 pm
Timmins Economic Development Corporation
Would you like to learn more about what effective board members do (and don’t do?) Are you wondering what’s required to be a good Board Chair, or what exactly a Board Executive Committee does?

Join facilitator Maggie Matear for an informal, round-table Q&A session on the nitty gritty of being an effective Board member. Participants in this 1.5 hour workshop will shape its content by asking specific questions of interest to them, discussing board roles and responsibilities, and sharing best practices.

Facilitated by .... Dr. Maggie Matear is the Director of Community Economic Development at the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. She has nearly twenty years’ experience as a board member for organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Venture Centre and the TEDC. She has helped non-profit organizations throughout the northeast by providing professional development and mentoring programs that build their governance capacity. She currently Chairs the Ontario Parks Board and the Timmins and District Hospital Board.

Join us on Monday, October 3rd in the TEDC Boardroom between 3:00 - 4:30 for this faciliated question and answer workshop.

Who: Board members and Executive Directors
When: Monday, October 3rd, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Where: TEDC Boardroom
12 Elm Street North
The City of Timmins
Cost: $30
How: Click the link below to register