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MW SHARES Podcast: MUNICIPAL WORLD PODCAST: The Path to Reconciliation – Part 2

September 16, 2020 MW SHARES: MUNICIPAL WORLD PODCAST The conversation continues as Ava Hill, former Chief of the Six Nations Elected Council, joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner to share her thoughts on Reconciliation and what that process means to her. Plus, a look at the Inquiry on Murdered, and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, why all of these issues are interconnected – and why we must not ignore the dark cloud of human trafficking. LISTEN...

The Application Period for Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities Projects is Now Open

The Application Period for Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities Projects is Now Open From: Canadian Heritage https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/news/2020/09/the-application-period-for-sport-for-social-development-in-indigenous-communities-projects-is-now-open.html News release GATINEAU, September 14, 2020 The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger and healthier Indigenous communities across the country. The transformative power of sport plays an important role in achieving this goal. It builds self-esteem and leadership skills, and it allows children and youth to grow and thrive—physically, emotionally and mentally. Recognizing that barriers to accessing the benefits of sport programs still exist in many Indigenous communities, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced the launch of the second intake of applications for the Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC) program component. This intake will consider applications for funding for projects to be delivered in the 2021–22 and 2022–23 fiscal years. This initiative helps Indigenous youth be more active and healthy, and reconnect with traditional sports and culture in some cases, while also providing alternatives to risky behaviour and improving opportunities for employment and education. The targeted social outcomes and activities of each project are identified and proposed by the Indigenous communities themselves, to ensure they address their own specific needs. Quotes ʺThrough this initiative, our government is helping Indigenous communities throughout Canada use sport as a tool for positive social change. It offers great learning and development opportunities to Indigenous communities. That’s why I’m so excited about this initiative, which is making a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth and their families.” —The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage “The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is proud of the work that...

Stay current with the latest trends and best practices in parks and recreation with these essential online learning opportunities

Another major public library partnership to review and upgrade our knowledge.   Stay current with the latest trends and best practices in parks and recreation with these essential online learning opportunities   Planning for Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon a Perkins&Will session Wednesday, September 23, at 2 pm Eastern As cities rise up and begin to create plans of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 or earlier, projects currently being designed are a critical part to achieving cities’ targets. Perkins&Will’s Carbon Assessment Framework has proven to be an effective strategy to building a path to Net Zero Energy and Carbon, and informs building owners on the measures needed for their facility whether they be for immediate implementation or phased by design. This session will take you through the planning and exploration process towards Net Zero Energy and Carbon, using a Community and Aquatics Centre located in Toronto and their pursuit of a Net Zero Energy and Carbon as a case study. Being one of the most challenging building types to achieve Net Zero, this case study will allow you to explore the many measures along the path to Net Zero. This session will aid you in starting the conversation on your next project, understanding the process, and pass on our own lessons learned to help you get every project to aspire for Net Zero Energy and Carbon. Presenters: Zeina Elali, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Perkins&Will and Dejan Skoric, Senior Project Manager, Environment & Energy Division, City of Toronto.   This Session is generously sponsored and hosted by Perkins&Will. Beyond COVID: Parks and Recreation Trends Presented by Title Sponsor PerfectMind Thursday, October...

How to practice responsible tourism and event planning during COVID-19

How to practice responsible tourism and event planning during COVID-19 “How to practice responsible tourism during COVID-19” The guide contains information such as: Here is the guide: https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/health-safety-event-planning/inclusive-event-planning-after-covid-19.html It covers important topics such as: How Coronavirus impacted the events industry worldwide, but also led to innovations like virtual conferences and digital events capable of reaching global audiences. How events might look like during (and after) the pandemic, and how event planners can ensure food hygiene, safety, and social distancing. Why it’s more important than ever to plan for inclusivity and accessibility (e.g. captioning, sign language interpretation, audio descriptions) – whether it’s an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event. Other useful disability awareness and event planning resources – found in the other chapters of the guide. Data-rich insights on how COVID-19 affected global tourism (UNWTO estimates the loss of 120mn jobs due to travel restrictions). How millions embraced ‘virtual travel’ during lockdown via virtual museum and landmark experiences, and live streams of events, zoos, and even the Northern Lights. What safe and responsible travel would look like post-pandemic: from travel bubbles, incentivized domestic tours, to contactless innovations and digital health passports, all aimed at reducing infections as countries restart their tourism. Useful advice, resources, and other essential information to keep people safe and well-informed as they begin to plan their...

Leger Polls: Canadians and Americans have relaxed in terms of following COVID-19 safety measures.

Hello, Every week, we survey Canadians and Americans to explore their perspectives on COVID-19 and other current events. To help you stay up to date, we are sharing our latest results. This survey is conducted using our representative LEO (Leger Opinion) panel, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), and published in The Canadian Press. Here’s what you need to know this week. COVID-19 In the past month, 57% of Canadians and 61% of Americans report that they have relaxed in terms of following one or more of the public health safety measures mentioned. 37% of Canadians report they have relaxed in terms of proper social distancing. Among Americans, 44% have relaxed in terms of always wearing a mask outside their homes, and 43% have relaxed in terms of proper social distancing. 25% of Canadians and 37% of Americans believe that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu. Given the situation in their province/state, 34% of Canadians and 23% of Americans think we have entered the second wave of the pandemic. 23% of Canadians and 41% of Americans believe that governments and health officials are exaggerating the threat posed by COVID-19 and the need for continued and rigorous public health safety measures. 63% of Canadians are afraid of contracting the virus, an increase of 7 percentage points since last week. VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS Leger is the largest Canadian-owned, market research and analytics company with more than 600 employees in eight Canadian and US offices. Leger has been working with prestigious clients since 1986....

MW SHARES Podcast: MUNICIPAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE: Municipal broadband and COVID-19

September 15, 2020 MW SHARES: MUNICIPAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE Homegrown broadband? Internet strategist and tech talk expert Jesse Hirsh joins Municipal World CEO Susan Gardner to discuss how the pandemic has changed our relationship with the internet, plus how municipalities can take the bull by the horns to tackle local broadband connectivity issues. LISTEN...

Early Childhood Development Post COVID-19

Another major public library partnership to review and upgrade our knowledge. Early Childhood Development Post COVID-19 “Vulnerable children do not create their vulnerability, but rather their environments and experiences may make them vulnerable to poor and maladaptive functioning and wellbeing.” – quote from an early childhood grant application BY RODERICK BREMBY, FORMER SECRETARY OF THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT...