Tuesday, 12 June 2012

2012 International Co-operative Economics conference in Quebeec City

The 2012 International Conference on Co-operative Economics - will take place in Quebec City from Oct. 6-8, 2012. One important part of the social economy in Canada, and globally, is co-operative enterprise. Several new research studies on co-operative economics will be released at the Quebec City Conference. See http://www.imagine2012.coop/ for details.                             

And, by the way, in case anybody reading this wants to help others understand why cutting business taxes will not create a better world than social purpose enterprise see  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBx2Y5HhplI

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Register now - Calling all Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games Volunteers!

Want to help build a better Toronto?
Are you interested in the idea of Neighbourhood Games?
Would you benefit from leadership training?   

Register now for special volunteer training and expand your involvement
in the Playing for Keeps movement. 

Playing for Keeps is currently recruiting 200 volunteers from across Toronto - people like you who want to make a difference and leverage the impact of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games (OSG). With Playing for Keeps training at George Brown College, you will become special volunteers at the OSG and neighbourhood ambassadors initiating Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games in your local communities.

We aim to have all 200 volunteers registered by Wednesday, June 13 (first come, first served). Training will be provided at no cost to you and transit tokens and food will be provided during the four-day training.

  • Connect with a diverse range of people
  • Get Playing for Keeps Volunteer Training at George Brown College to become a community leader - Leadership, Community Engagement, Citizenship and Event Organizing training is provided
  • Expand your personal and professional networks
  • Gain meaningful volunteer experience
  • Receive a certificate of completion from George Brown College
  • Network with local business owners and community organizers
  • TTC tokens and food provided for training days
  • Attend Playing for Keeps training, offered at no cost, in downtown Toronto at the George Brown College downtown campus on June 23/24 and July 7/8 (20 hours in total)
  • Attend a 3-hour Ontario Summer Games training in July/August
  • Volunteer for a minimum of 4-8 hours at the Ontario Summer Games (August 16-19)
  • Volunteer to initiate Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games in your own communities  
Hope you'll join in and help build healthier, more active and better connected communities!

Rosalyn Morrison
Chair, 2012 Ontario Summer Games Legacies Committee 
Advisory Group, Playing for Keeps