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  • A Road Map to 100% Renewable Energy: Public
    Friday, Sep, 9, 2016
    9:00am - 4:30pm
     According to the City of Vancouver’s Renewable City strategy, a viable route to using 100% renewable energy is one that includes partnering with business, community, non-profit organizations, schools, labour unions, faith groups and surrounding municipalities and various levels of government, public agencies and the public. It is no longer ...
  • A Road Map to 100% Renewable Energy: Public Policy and Organizational Change

    Friday, Sep 9, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

     According to the City of Vancouver’s Renewable City strategy, a viable route to using 100% renewable energy is one that includes partnering with business, community, non-profit organizations, schools, labour unions, faith groups and surrounding municipalities and various levels of government, public agencies and the public. It is no longer enough to think ‘carbon-neutral” or carbon-trading as the go-to strategies for reducing GHG emissions. Real change requires our society to switch to zero- and partially zero emissions technologies as soon as possible. What is the road map? In this workshop you will learn more about the strategy for getting to 100% renewables led by major cities around the world including Vancouver and specifically what your organization can do to reduce energy use, increase the use of renewable energy and increase the supply of renewable energy. The focus of this strategy is on space heating in buildings and transportation, the measurement of current GHGs, setting targets and evaluating results. Energy policy options will also be examined.BiographyMark Kenneth Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.Mark’s PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. He has published over 100 academic papers, most of these related to his principal research focus: the design and application of energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies. For this career research, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and British Columbia’s Academic of the Year in 2008. He has contributed to several major processes and assessments, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (93-96 and 2010-2012), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (1995-2001 and 2007-2009), Canada’s National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (2006-2009), British Columbia’s Climate Action Team (2007-2009), and the Global Energy Assessment (2008-2012). In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for top policy book in Canada.Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HEREDo you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Room 480
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference

    Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016

    Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 1AGM & BCCIC Member Forum (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) | September 16Location: Creekside Community Recreation CentrePlease join us for Day 1 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes the Annual General Meeting as well as a special member only networking session.Full Organizational Members may send two representatives with additional representatives welcome upon request, please contact Kareen Wong at 604.899.4475 of kareen@bccic.ca for details.AGENDA8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling9:00am – 12:30pm: Business Meeting12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch1:15pm-3:30pm: Organized Networking4:00pm: End of DayTravel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy.Registration closes Thursday, September 15th at 5pm.Register for AGM & BCCIC Member ForumBCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 2BC and Agenda 2030 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) | September 17Location: Hillel BC – UBCPlease join us for Day 2 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes unconference style explorative dialogues into BC’s leadership potential with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as small group workshops and reflective sessions on how to move forward within the context of a provincial election year.AGENDA*8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling9:00am – 1:00pm: Unconference on BC and Agenda 20301:00pm-1:45pm: Lunch2:00pm-3:00pm: Reflective Plenary3:00pm-4:30pm: Small Group Workshops*5:30pm: End of DayTravel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy.Registration closes Friday September 16th at 5pm.Register for BC and Agenda 2030

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    Promoting Literacy in Pakistan: A Twenty Year Retirement Activity

    Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 -

    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

     Pakistan, population almost 200 million, is a very conservative and patriarchal country, mired in many external and internal conflicts. It lags behind its major neighbors in many developmental indices. The adult literacy rate is only 55%. More than 24 million children are out of school, the majority of them are girls.In this talk, Dr. Iqbal will describe how, after his retirement in 1996, he wanted to promote literacy in Pakistan, especially for poor children. With the support of his family, he founded a registered charity: The Maria-Helena Foundation (MHF).There are four types of organizations providing primary education in Pakistan:a) Governments;b) Private for-profit organizations;c) Private not-for- profit Civil SocietyOrganizations (CSOs); andd) Madrassas run by religious groups that provide mainly Qur’anic (religious) education.Many Government schools are dysfunctional and their infrastructure is crumbling. Also, many teachers are political appointees who are sometimes absent from schools, resulting in minimal teaching and poor student performance. While the private for-profit schools do better than the Government schools, their fees are too high for low income families.The Maria-Helena Foundation, in partnership with Pakistani CSOs, has helped establish 20 non-profit permanent small primary schools with a total student population of about 4,000. These schools are run on a combination of tuition fees and donations collected locally. The Foundation is also supporting 15 one-room one-teacher schools located in rented rooms. In these schools teachers’ salaries are paid by the Foundation, and textbooks and notebooks are provided free. About 450 students are benefiting from this free education.The Foundation also offers several merit scholarships, and fee-concessions to poor students.

    Location


    Room MCLD 418, Macleod Building
    2356 Main Mall, UBC
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

    Event Fees:


  • BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference
    Friday, Sep, 16, 2016
    8:30am - 5:30pm
    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 1AGM & BCCIC Member Forum (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) | September 16Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
  • A Road Map to 100% Renewable Energy: Public Policy and Organizational Change

    Friday, Sep 9, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

     According to the City of Vancouver’s Renewable City strategy, a viable route to using 100% renewable energy is one that includes partnering with business, community, non-profit organizations, schools, labour unions, faith groups and surrounding municipalities and various levels of government, public agencies and the public. It is no longer enough to think ‘carbon-neutral” or carbon-trading as the go-to strategies for reducing GHG emissions. Real change requires our society to switch to zero- and partially zero emissions technologies as soon as possible. What is the road map? In this workshop you will learn more about the strategy for getting to 100% renewables led by major cities around the world including Vancouver and specifically what your organization can do to reduce energy use, increase the use of renewable energy and increase the supply of renewable energy. The focus of this strategy is on space heating in buildings and transportation, the measurement of current GHGs, setting targets and evaluating results. Energy policy options will also be examined.BiographyMark Kenneth Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.Mark’s PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. He has published over 100 academic papers, most of these related to his principal research focus: the design and application of energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies. For this career research, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and British Columbia’s Academic of the Year in 2008. He has contributed to several major processes and assessments, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (93-96 and 2010-2012), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (1995-2001 and 2007-2009), Canada’s National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (2006-2009), British Columbia’s Climate Action Team (2007-2009), and the Global Energy Assessment (2008-2012). In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for top policy book in Canada.Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HEREDo you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Room 480
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference

    Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016

    Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 1AGM & BCCIC Member Forum (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) | September 16Location: Creekside Community Recreation CentrePlease join us for Day 1 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes the Annual General Meeting as well as a special member only networking session.Full Organizational Members may send two representatives with additional representatives welcome upon request, please contact Kareen Wong at 604.899.4475 of kareen@bccic.ca for details.AGENDA8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling9:00am – 12:30pm: Business Meeting12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch1:15pm-3:30pm: Organized Networking4:00pm: End of DayTravel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy.Registration closes Thursday, September 15th at 5pm.Register for AGM & BCCIC Member ForumBCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 2BC and Agenda 2030 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) | September 17Location: Hillel BC – UBCPlease join us for Day 2 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes unconference style explorative dialogues into BC’s leadership potential with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as small group workshops and reflective sessions on how to move forward within the context of a provincial election year.AGENDA*8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling9:00am – 1:00pm: Unconference on BC and Agenda 20301:00pm-1:45pm: Lunch2:00pm-3:00pm: Reflective Plenary3:00pm-4:30pm: Small Group Workshops*5:30pm: End of DayTravel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy.Registration closes Friday September 16th at 5pm.Register for BC and Agenda 2030

    Location


    TBA

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    Event Fees:


    Promoting Literacy in Pakistan: A Twenty Year Retirement Activity

    Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 -

    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

     Pakistan, population almost 200 million, is a very conservative and patriarchal country, mired in many external and internal conflicts. It lags behind its major neighbors in many developmental indices. The adult literacy rate is only 55%. More than 24 million children are out of school, the majority of them are girls.In this talk, Dr. Iqbal will describe how, after his retirement in 1996, he wanted to promote literacy in Pakistan, especially for poor children. With the support of his family, he founded a registered charity: The Maria-Helena Foundation (MHF).There are four types of organizations providing primary education in Pakistan:a) Governments;b) Private for-profit organizations;c) Private not-for- profit Civil SocietyOrganizations (CSOs); andd) Madrassas run by religious groups that provide mainly Qur’anic (religious) education.Many Government schools are dysfunctional and their infrastructure is crumbling. Also, many teachers are political appointees who are sometimes absent from schools, resulting in minimal teaching and poor student performance. While the private for-profit schools do better than the Government schools, their fees are too high for low income families.The Maria-Helena Foundation, in partnership with Pakistani CSOs, has helped establish 20 non-profit permanent small primary schools with a total student population of about 4,000. These schools are run on a combination of tuition fees and donations collected locally. The Foundation is also supporting 15 one-room one-teacher schools located in rented rooms. In these schools teachers’ salaries are paid by the Foundation, and textbooks and notebooks are provided free. About 450 students are benefiting from this free education.The Foundation also offers several merit scholarships, and fee-concessions to poor students.

    Location


    Room MCLD 418, Macleod Building
    2356 Main Mall, UBC
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

    Event Fees:


  • Promoting Literacy in Pakistan: A Twenty Year Retirement
    Thursday, Sep, 22, 2016
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
      Pakistan, population almost 200 million, is a very conservative and patriarchal country, mired in many external and internal conflicts. It lags behind its major neighbors in many developmental indices. The adult literacy rate is only 55%. More than 24 million children are out of school, the majority of them are girls. In ...
  • A Road Map to 100% Renewable Energy: Public Policy and Organizational Change

    Friday, Sep 9, 2016 -

    Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

      According to the City of Vancouver’s Renewable City strategy, a viable route to using 100% renewable energy is one that includes partnering with business, community, non-profit organizations, schools, labour unions, faith groups and surrounding municipalities and various levels of government, public agencies and the public. It is no longer enough to think ‘carbon-neutral” or carbon-trading as the go-to strategies for reducing GHG emissions. Real change requires our society to switch to zero- and partially zero emissions technologies as soon as possible. What is the road map? In this workshop you will learn more about the strategy for getting to 100% renewables led by major cities around the world including Vancouver and specifically what your organization can do to reduce energy use, increase the use of renewable energy and increase the supply of renewable energy. The focus of this strategy is on space heating in buildings and transportation, the measurement of current GHGs, setting targets and evaluating results. Energy policy options will also be examined. Biography Mark Kenneth Jaccard is a professor of sustainable energy in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Mark’s PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. He has published over 100 academic papers, most of these related to his principal research focus: the design and application of energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies. For this career research, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and British Columbia’s Academic of the Year in 2008. He has contributed to several major processes and assessments, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (93-96 and 2010-2012), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (1995-2001 and 2007-2009), Canada’s National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (2006-2009), British Columbia’s Climate Action Team (2007-2009), and the Global Energy Assessment (2008-2012). In 2006, his book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for top policy book in Canada. Fee: $393.75

    REGISTER HERE Do you have a discount code? Be sure to input it upon registration as no discounts will be applied retroactively.


    Location


    Wosk Centre for Dialogue - Room 480
    580 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

    Event Fees:


    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference

    Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016

    Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

    BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 1 AGM & BCCIC Member Forum (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) | September 16 Location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre Please join us for Day 1 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes the Annual General Meeting as well as a special member only networking session. Full Organizational Members may send two representatives with additional representatives welcome upon request, please contact Kareen Wong at 604.899.4475 of kareen@bccic.ca for details. AGENDA 8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling 9:00am – 12:30pm: Business Meeting 12:30pm-1:15pm: Lunch 1:15pm-3:30pm: Organized Networking 4:00pm: End of Day Travel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy. Registration closes Thursday, September 15th at 5pm. Register for AGM & BCCIC Member Forum BCCIC Sustainable Development Conference – Day 2 BC and Agenda 2030 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) | September 17 Location: Hillel BC – UBC Please join us for Day 2 of our Sustainable Development Conference which includes unconference style explorative dialogues into BC’s leadership potential with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as small group workshops and reflective sessions on how to move forward within the context of a provincial election year. AGENDA *8:30am-9:00am: Registration and Mingling 9:00am – 1:00pm: Unconference on BC and Agenda 2030 1:00pm-1:45pm: Lunch 2:00pm-3:00pm: Reflective Plenary 3:00pm-4:30pm: Small Group Workshops *5:30pm: End of Day Travel subsidies are available for Full Organizational BCCIC members travelling to the conference from outside the Metro Vancouver region. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are a member travelling from outside of Vancouver and interested in a travel subsidy. Registration closes Friday September 16th at 5pm. Register for BC and Agenda 2030

    Location


    TBA

    ,

    Event Fees:


    Promoting Literacy in Pakistan: A Twenty Year Retirement Activity

    Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 -

    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

      Pakistan, population almost 200 million, is a very conservative and patriarchal country, mired in many external and internal conflicts. It lags behind its major neighbors in many developmental indices. The adult literacy rate is only 55%. More than 24 million children are out of school, the majority of them are girls. In this talk, Dr. Iqbal will describe how, after his retirement in 1996, he wanted to promote literacy in Pakistan, especially for poor children. With the support of his family, he founded a registered charity: The Maria-Helena Foundation (MHF). There are four types of organizations providing primary education in Pakistan: a) Governments; b) Private for-profit organizations; c) Private not-for- profit Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); and d) Madrassas run by religious groups that provide mainly Qur’anic (religious) education. Many Government schools are dysfunctional and their infrastructure is crumbling. Also, many teachers are political appointees who are sometimes absent from schools, resulting in minimal teaching and poor student performance. While the private for-profit schools do better than the Government schools, their fees are too high for low income families. The Maria-Helena Foundation, in partnership with Pakistani CSOs, has helped establish 20 non-profit permanent small primary schools with a total student population of about 4,000. These schools are run on a combination of tuition fees and donations collected locally. The Foundation is also supporting 15 one-room one-teacher schools located in rented rooms. In these schools teachers’ salaries are paid by the Foundation, and textbooks and notebooks are provided free. About 450 students are benefiting from this free education. The Foundation also offers several merit scholarships, and fee-concessions to poor students.

    Location


    Room MCLD 418, Macleod Building
    2356 Main Mall, UBC
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

    Event Fees:


Law For Non-Profits Workshop Series – Privacy
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Non Profit Charities Legal Outreach presents a workshop everything you need to know about privacy. The objective of the workshop is to help participants to learn what they need to know about privacy...

Social Media Tune-Up for Nonprofits (with Hootsuite!)
Monday, Oct 19, 2015
5:30pm - 12:00am

Scaling your social media within current resources is often a challenge for NGOs. How do you manage multiple social media platforms without budgeting more for a social media manager or a social team?

A Match Made in Heaven: Integrating Matching Donations into Your Campaigns
Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm

A revealing case study of a matching donation campaign partnership between the Canuck Place Hospice and the Conconi Foundation. Learn how they modeled a collaborative fundraising campaign that...