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FOPL Deputation on Bill 132: Board Meetings and Composition

The executive director of FOPL has been invited to speak before the: STANDING COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT Friday, November 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Peterborough, Ontario Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront 150 George St AGENDA Bill 132, An Act to reduce burdens on people and businesses by enacting, amending and repealing various Acts and revoking various Regulations. This is the point at which the Committee receives recommendations for changes to the legislation after second reading. Below are our speaking notes as well as the survey results: DRAFT – FOPL – Bill 132 – Deputation to Standing Committee on General Government – v2...

Rural-serving institutions play a vital role in their regions (opinion)

Dismantling the Last Acceptable Prejudice Rural-serving higher education institutions have a distinct opportunity and obligation to build human capital and engage in wealth-creation efforts in their communities, writes Marion Terenzio. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2019/11/21/rural-serving-institutions-play-vital-role-their-regions-opinion “Charles W. Fluharty, founder, president and CEO of the Rural Policy Research Institute, has asserted that bias against rural America is the “last acceptable prejudice” in the country. That assertion is informed by perceptions that people across many sectors of society, including higher education, have widely expressed. Educators contend that the learning difficulties of students from small rural towns are a result of their demographic profile and upbringing.”...

Resources to Measure Anti-Poverty Strategies: Tools to Help You Measure and Optimize Your Impact

Tools to Help You Measure and Optimize Your Impact http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/cities-reducing-poverty-november-2019-newsletter View in browser Resources to Support Your Work Collective Impact in Practice   Seven Cities Reducing Poverty members across Canada are successfully applying the five conditions of Collective Impact to their work. Learn how applying Collective Impact conditions to your work can help move the needle on poverty in your community. Learn how to apply Collective Impact in your work Impact Reporting: From Activities to Outcomes   With limited time and resources available to groups addressing major social changes, there is a deep desire to move away from reporting for reporting sake to undertaking an evaluation that furthers a collaborative’s work by revealing its outcomes. Learn how to move from activities to outcomes Latest Stories in Poverty Reduction New Study Shows Canada Child Benefit Provides Benefit for Food Security By: Justin Williams Latest Welfare Rates and How They Compare to Poverty Measures By: Maytree Moving Past the Middle By: Natalie Appleyard 10 Things to Know About Poverty Measurement in Canada By: Nick Falvo SAVE THE DATE – The End of Poverty gathering is happening October 14-16, 2020, in Calgary, AB!   Over the two and a half days, you will learn from inspiring keynotes and peer leaders, take part in interactive workshops, and engage in an energizing cultural celebration. Together we will learn to: Reconnect your passion for helping others and energizing your community. Understand what it takes to move from an emerging state to a sustainable community-wide initiative. Create a large-scale common agenda and form multi-sector leadership teams for your collaborative efforts. Harness the latest techniques for community engagement...

The dysfunctional council

I doubt this is relevant to everyone but maybe . . . Municipal World: The dysfunctional council When one councillor seems determined to make life miserable for the “team,” the absence of effective rules becomes glaringly evident. But that doesn’t mean dissent is a bad thing, says George Cuff. https://www.municipalworld.com/feature-story/the-dysfunctional-council/...

ORION: Building Ontario’s Next-Generation Smart Cities through Data Governance

Building Ontario’s Next-Generation Smart Cities through Data Governance: Part 3 November 19, 2019 Part 3: Open Architecture Recommendations for generating value from city data. Cities across Ontario are introducing digital technologies to create a smart city that delivers effective and equitable urban mobility solutions. Smart city transport uses electronic and network technologies to provide access … Continue Reading Building Ontario’s Next-Generation Smart Cities through Data Governance: Part 2 November 12, 2019 Part 2: Towards a Smart City Data Trust Design recommendations for a personal mobility data trust. Cities across Ontario are introducing digital technologies to improve their citizens’ quality of life and unlock the potential of the digital economy. These technologies … Continue Reading Building Ontario’s Next-Generation Smart Cities through Data Governance: Part 1 November 5, 2019 Part 1: Health Data Safe Haven Recommendations for improving access to health data to support communities. There are many definitions of a “smart city,” but central to all of them is the implementation of advanced technology for the creation of … Continue...

5 Design Strategies to Transform the Public Library

5 Design Strategies to Transform the Public Library https://blog.ki.com/5-design-strategies-to-transform-the-public-library 1. Incorporate Daylighting 2. Create a Variety of Work Areas and Spaces 3. Make Spaces Flexible 4. Integrate Technology and WI-FI Access 5. Take a Cue from the Coffee Shop To learn more about public library transformations, click to view the Cabot Public Library Case...

Check Out These Hot Email Marketing Tips

Hot Tips for You Via: https://socialmediajustforwriters.com/blog/ “Here’s a short list of some dos and don’ts: Never “borrow” emails from other writers. Don’t buy lists. When someone signs up to receive regular blog posts or whatever you’re offering, send that person a welcome email immediately. Segment your list. If you write historical fiction and romance, segment those different readers into their appropriate categories. Know your audience. Create a reader persona and write to that reader. If you write nonfiction, your readers will want to learn information from you. I always give away my best tips. So help your readers and give them the information they need and desire. Your great content is what will spur your readers to buy your books. So don’t be stingy. If you write fiction, let your readers know what you are writing now. And introduce them to authors in your niche who you respect. Don’t forget to send them an occasional short story or the first chapter from one of your books. I know an author who sets up a website devoted to giving away the first five chapters of his novels. Check the analytics from each newsletter sent. How many clicks did that email garner? Etc. Encourage your readers to reply. Learn how to keep your emails out of spam folders. For example, don’t include too many links in your messages. Always include an unsubscribe link. You don’t want angry people on your subscriber list. Don’t forget to send the occasional freebie. We all like receiving unexpected, valuable, free gifts, right? Do...