La Ruche d'Art
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Run by Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts and Professor Janis Timm-Bottos, La Ruche d'Art welcomes a growing number of community members—many living on the margins of society—to engage and learn with others while creating and expressing themselves through art.
Order of Canada
Congratulations to Maytree Foundation President, Ratna Omidvar, and Culture pour tous Founder Louise Sicuro for receiving the Order of Canada—a recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.
Social Finance Update
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In this issue of the Foundation's e-newsletter, we highlight grantee news, publications, and achievements; an upcoming webinar on Evaluating Social Innovation; and spotlight new Foundation grants.
Vibrant Communities: Inspired Learning
A recent report on Vibrant Communities (VC)—a national poverty reduction initiative led by the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement in partnership with the Caledon Institute of Social Policy and the Foundation—focuses on the essential role that national supports played in the success of the initiative.
L'Abri en Ville receives
National Mental Health Award
The Community Capacity category recognizes initiatives that strengthen the capacity of community-based mental health services to meet community needs, foster recovery and well-being for clients and their support networks.
Evaluating Social Innovation
The discussion, based on FSG's recent publication Evaluating Social Innovation, will focus on the successes and challenges that funders and evaluators have experienced in successfully implementing Developmental Evaluations of complex social innovations.
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Spotlight on New Grants
We are pleased to highlight recent Foundation grants to the following organizations:
Culture pour tous, to increase the practice of cultural mediation in Quebec by providing training and support to communities in several regions of the province. Read more.
Jumblies Theatre, to train local artists and organizations to create community arts sites in 15 rural and urban areas across Canada. Read more.
Imagine Canada, to proactively assert a positive message about the community sector’s importance to communities and to Canada, and to coordinate responses to key issues. Read more.
Jane’s Walk, to support the development of a strategy and new business model for sustainable expansion. Read more.
Greenbelt Fund, to link food distributors with regional aggregators (hubs) to source and supply regionally specific products from small and medium sized farms for institutions such as university cafeterias and hospitals. Read more.
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