Building a Stronger Community

The SDC promotes positive social change
through advocacy, innovation and facilitation.

 

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Social Development Council of Cornwall & Area

We are an organization that helps battle poverty in Cornwall and area  by ensuring all of our social agencies are working together to maximize our local efforts in poverty awareness and reduction,  food security, information and referral and employability.

Building on the success of the previous Strategic Plan, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area will continue to collaborate with the community on projects that challenge the overarching consequences of poverty and its barriers.

The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan outlines our goals for the next three years and provides a proactive direction for the S.D.C.

Our Vision

To be a healthy, resilient and inclusive community.

Our Mission

The SDC promotes positive social change through advocacy, innovation and facilitation.

To coordinate, advocate & educate the community to:

  • Increase employability
  • Support Community Projects
  • Reduce Poverty

To seek sustainable  opportunities and  engage in:

  • Joint community projects
  • Outreach to S.D. & G
  • Economic action
  • Growth in personnel

To promote information sharing and build community partnerships

Latest News

NOW CLOSED – Summer Student Position – Data Entry/Data Analyst

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Summer Student Position
Data Entry/Data Analyst – Social Development Council
Cornwall, Ontario

Position Overview:
Over the past several months, the SDC has been developing a GIS data mapping project through ArcGIS software which combines several existing data sets into one easy to understand digital map. This project will help us to identify key community assets and potential gaps in community services. The project is still in its early stages but has already shown positive reactions and is being used for planning purposes.The map provides a visual of existing datasets made available from Community Partner Agencies and StatsCanada in order to create a dynamic tool to be used for social planning purposes.  The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, organized, and passionate summer student to complete data entry and analysis and continue this exciting project.

The position will report directly to the Executive Director of the Social Development Council.

Position Requirements:

  • College, University or high school level student
  • Motivated, passionate, confident, and able to work both independently and in a team
  • Familiar with technology
  • Experience with ArcGIS is an asset
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Organized, with exceptional time-management skills
  • Basic Computer skills

In compliance with the funding eligibility requirements, applicants must also: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Remuneration: 30 hours per week for 8 weeks at $14 an hour. Position starts July 9, 2018 and ends August 31, 2018.

To apply to this posting, please send a cover letter, and resume to: info@sdccornwall.ca no later than 4:00pm, Friday June 15th, 2018. Only applicants to be considered for the position will be contacted. Thank you!

About the Social Development Council
SDC exists to build and strengthen communities. Our mission is to Collaborate with partners to incubate, connect and strengthen social development enterprises across Cornwall Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne.

Funded by Canada Summer Jobs Program

Next Event

Basic Income Forum — April 25th @ OPG (9am until noon)

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What is it?  Will it make a difference?  Join us for the discussion!

Guest speakers:

Rob Rainer:  Rob will speak to the meaning of basic income, to key principles for a truly progressive basic income in Canada, to options for funding a decent basic income, and to responding to key objections to basic income.

John Stapleton:  John will review the current income system and some of the problems it faces along with a profile of who is poor in Canada.

Richard Shillington:  Richard will highlight the arguments for a Basic Income as well as highlight the problems/hurdles one faces in implementing such a system.

TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-income-forum-tickets-43836664644

Basic Income Forum Poster – April 25, 2018

A Big Thank You to Our Supporters

Currently, the SDC is now funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation for another 2 year term.

The SDC wishes to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support!!

The SDC is one of 20 official member organizations of the SPNO who work together to promote social justice and human rights, who provide a common voice to influence policy development and implementation, and improve quality of life and community well-being.

Recent municipal funding was made available to the SDC through the city of Cornwall and the Provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services, making this website and other projects possible! THANK YOU!