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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

Summer Student Position – Event Planning Assistant

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Summer Student Position
Event Planning Assistant – Social Development Council
Cornwall, Ontario

Position Overview:
The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, creative, organized, and passionate summer student to help plan and market events.

Position Details:
The Event Planning Assistant’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Working in collaboration with the Social Development Council’s working group to assist in the execution of various event.
  • Creating and implementing event communications and marketing plans including but not limited to developing and administering e-mail messages and social media posts.
  • Promoting the events in the region
  • Supporting event participants with the registration process
  • Help administer surveys and gather feedback for the purpose of reporting to funding partners

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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized, with exceptional time-management skills
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), WordPress, Mailchimp, and video creation
  • Marketing and event planning experience is an asset
  • The ability to speak and write in French is a highly valued asset

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
CSDCs exist 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

We Are Looking for a New Executive Director

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The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area is looking for a new Executive Director. If you are interested in working to make your community a vibrant place,  maybe this is the role for you.  See below for details:

Job Title

Executive Director of the Social Development Council(SDC) of Cornwall and Area

Job Summary:

• Provide strategic continuity to the SDC organization and its Board of Directors, to ensure that the long-term goals of the Board of Directors (the Board) are carried out regardless of changes in SDC’s Executive Committee and/or Board membership over time.

• Provide overall management and leadership in implementing Board policy in a manner consistent with the mission, vision, goals, strategic direction set up by the Board, and by-laws of SDC.

• Develop, coordinate, maintain, and supervise new and existing projects of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area in accordance with Board Policies and Procedures, and in alignment with the Strategic Plan.

Reporting to:

Chair of the Board, SDC Executive Committee, SDC Board of Directors,
Supervisory Responsibilities:
SDC Chair of Board of Directors

Working Relationships:

• Chair, Board, Executive Committee
• SDC Standing Committees/ Working groups
• Community Stakeholders/Other organizations/community partners
• Funders
• Community Members/Volunteers
• Local Businesses/entrepreneurs

Prime Functions:

Leadership

1. Ensure the continuity and momentum of long-term strategic initiatives directed by the Board (e.g., organizational relationships, strategic membership engagement initiatives, etc.).

  • Participate with the Board in developing short and long-term strategic planning to guide the organization
  • Serve as the consistent leadership contact of SDC (i.e. serve as the organization’s “corporate memory”, as Board members’ tenures expire)
  •  Establish, maintain, and/or advance SDC interests, by acting as a professional advisor of the Board on all aspects of the organization’s activities and,
  • Develop stronger relationships with other similar professional, not-for-profit and private organizations, and utilize these relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission.

2. Implement board policy and decisions and ensure that strategic initiatives stay on track by updating the Board, in a timely manner, of internal and external issues that affect the organization.

3. Oversee and supervise staff and projects, offer support and direction to staff as needed.

4. Act as chair person for many working groups/standing committees of the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area.

Operational Planning and Management

  1. Support strategic components of the development, planning, and delivery of programs and services in collaboration with Board committees and the SDC Secretariat.
  2. Develop an annual operational plan (with revisions, as needed) that meets the goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan.
  3. Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of the Board and its members.
  4. Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  5. Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies and by-laws on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board, as appropriate.
  6. Provide support to the Board by preparing required material for the any and all other Board activities.

Financial Planning and Management

  1. Working as part of a team with the Treasurer, Executive Board Members, and third-party Bookkeeping service to ensure sound bookkeeping, accounting and taxation procedures are followed.
  2. Work to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
  3. Maintain, acquire, and dispose of assets.

Communication, Advocacy and Human Resource Management

  1. Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, with the goal of engaging members and strengthen the SDC brand, including improving and maintaining the organization’s website and social media platforms.
  2. In partnership with the Board of Directors and Staff, act as a spokesperson for the organization and represent the organization at appropriate events to enhance its profile.
  3. Foster effective team work within the Board and between the Board and staff.
  4. Communicate with members and stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization.
  5. Manage and coach the SDC staff and volunteers.
  6. Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.

Program Planning and Management

  1. Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and projects.
  2. Monitor the programs offered by the organization to ensure they contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
  3. Plan & Develop new and programs and projects that fit with the SDC strategic plan.

Qualifications:

  • University Degree in Social Services or Related field (e.g., Social Work, Political Science, management degree) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in managing a not for profit organization; knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to not-for-profit organizations.
  • Leadership and relationship management experience.
  • Financial planning and management experience.
  • Familiarity with current issues and opportunities impacting the fields relevant to SDC’s membership.
  • Experience in initiating, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and services.
  • Experience with communication tools, such as websites management (wordpress), & social media.
  • Experience in staff management.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French, an asset.

Please send all applications to SDC Board Chair Patti Gauley via e-mail to pgauley@eohu.ca no later than 4:30pm on May 7th 2018. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Thank you!

Vibrant Community Rountable – February 7th @ OPG (1-3pm)

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We will host the inaugural Vibrant Community Roundtable on February 7, 2018 at the Ontario Power Generation Visitor Centre.

Community leaders from business and non-profit sectors, as well as civic representatives from Akwesasne, Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry have been invited to participate in the session designed to address complex societal issues like poverty and community livability, build a constituency working towards change and encourage collaborative ways of working.

Liz Weaver, Co-CEO of the Tamarack Institute, a Waterloo-based organization that facilitates positive community change, will lead the session and deliver a keynote on building community vibrancy. Weaver will introduce the core elements of the collective impact framework as a mechanism for advancing community vibrancy and will highlight other communities that have enjoyed success with these types of collective efforts.

The afternoon session will also include a presentation by Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health, Eastern Ontario Health Unit, focusing on local statistics and relevant data which is inhibiting the building of community vibrancy.

Following the presentations, community leaders will enter into the roundtable phase, discussing considerations for building a vibrant communities Cornwall, Akwesasne and SDG, identifying their priority issues and outlining next steps. The intention is to hold quarterly meetings moving forward to continue the dialogue.

SDG & Cornwall Community Garden Network – Logo Competition

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The new SDG & Cornwall Community Garden Network is looking for a youth or child to submit ideas for their new logo. All applications must be submitted by mail or email before September 1st, 2017. The Community Garden Network members will judge and decide on a winner of the competition. If you are the winner, we will call you by mid-September, and reward you with a garden related prize worth $50.

You may access the application form here.

If you have any question, please contact Kat Rendek at (613)935-4017 or
growsdgc@gmail.com.

 

Media Release: Food and Agriculture Advisory Council sets down roots

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For immediate release – July 11th , 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, marked the official launch of the Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry
Food and Agriculture Advisory Council, a new initiative coordinated by All Things Food (ATF) and the
Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area (SDC). The makeup of the council’s members reflect
various interests, including those of farmers, producers, business owners, employment boards,
educational institutions, healthcare institutions, recreation and tourism.
“We’ve been working towards this council for over a year,” said Kat Rendek, the Coordinator of ATF.
“We felt there was a significant need to pull together local food and agriculture stakeholders to discuss
and to create a more representative strategic action plan for SDG and Cornwall.”
New council member Jim Wert expressed, “ The timing of the project is great because consumers are not
only looking for what’s available, they also want to know how it is being produced. Producers are
establishing networks to strengthen their business plan and build relationships with their customers.
This project has the potential to benefit both these groups. ”
With the help of a grant from the Eastern Ontario Development Program (through the Cornwall &
Counties Community Futures Development Corporation), ATF and the SDC secured funding to hire Sarah
Chisholm Ryder as Food & Agriculture Development Officer. Sarah will work exclusively to advance local
food economy issues, as well as serve and implement action items set forth by the new council.
This Council will work together over the next 18 months to create a strategic plan and establish some
key areas of focus. At the inaugural meeting, discussion topics included administrative items and
council-structure, all up for council approval and discussion, as well as a presentation from SDG Counties
Economic Development and Communications Officer, Terry Besner, on the Economic Priority Areas for
SDG moving forward.
“SDG’s greatest strength is its concentration of agri-food businesses, first among Eastern Ontario’s 13
counties. As the agriculture sector is a key element of the SDG Economic Development Strategy, projects
like this new council will help encourage future entrepreneurial support to the next generation of food
and agriculture producers in the region.” – Terry Besner.
The meeting ended with a roundtable discussion of initial challenges, issues or opportunities for the
food and agriculture sector in the region. Some themes brought to light were the idea of anchor
institutions, agri and culinary tourism, the need for locally-specific food and agricultural education in
SDG, local regulations, labour issues and youth retention.
The project funding is secured until December 2018, and the council intends to meet 14 more times
between now and then. Specific working groups will be established to address particular initiatives and
actions.
For more information, please contact Sarah directly:
Sarah Chisholm Ryder
Food & Agriculture Development Officer
All Things Food Community Food Network
Email: agrifoodSDGC@gmail.com


From left to right: Steven Byvelds of Bycrest Farms; Alex de Wit, Executive Director of the Social
Development Council of Cornwall & Area; Terry Besner; Economic Development and Communications
Officer for SDG Counties; Jim Wert of Stanlee Farms; James Loucks of The Community Market; Kat
Rendek, Coordinator of All Things Food; Stephen Burgess of Cedar Croft Farm & Apiaries – Honey from
the Glen; Deborah Stava, Dean of the Cornwall Campus of St. Lawrence College; Louise Quenneville,
Project Manager at the Glengarry Memorial Hospital; Shauna Baggs, Tourism Coordinator with SDG
Counties; Lianne Acres-Hanna, local artisan; Karina Belanger, Administrative Assistant with the Economic
Development and Communications Department for SDG Counties; Martha Woods, Executive Director of
the Eastern Ontario Training Board; Lesley Lang, Executive Director of The Cornwall and the Counties
Community Futures Development Corporation, and; Sarah Chisholm Ryder, Food & Agriculture
Development Officer with All Things Food.
Absent from photo: Julia Graham, owner of The Quirky Carrot; Tom Manley, President of Homestead
Organics; Scott & Angela Coleman of Sand Road Sugar Camp; Anne Leduc, Director of Community
Services with the Township of North Glengarry; Dan Pettigrew, Owner of the Winchester Foodland; Josh
Biemond, Upper Canada Creamery; Dave & Pamela Phillips of Avonmore Berry Farm; Lezlie Strasser,
Executive Manager of the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce, and; Courtney McDonnell,
Communications and Events Assistant with ATF.

Summer Student – All Things Food

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Hello everyone,

I am excited to announce that Courtney-Anne McDonell has joined the ATF team as our Summer Events and Communications Assistant.  She will be working with us for July and August on a number of initiatives, but most importantly, she is here to help YOU plan and promote your local food and community events.  Yay!

With that being said, if you are planning a local food event this summer and would like assistance with promotion, media support, recruiting volunteers, or something more specific, please do not hesitate to contact Courtney at  atfbouffe360events@gmail.com or  613-935-4017.

I welcome you to also share this offer with others in your networks.

Have a great day!

Kat Rendek
All Things Food Coordinator/Coordonnatrice Bouffe 360°

C: 647-618-9253

W: 613-935-4017
info@allthingsfoodbouffe360.ca
www.allthingsfoodbouffe360.ca

 

MEET OUR STAFF

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From left to right

Sarah Good, Program Coordinator – Domestic Violence Programming

Kelly Bergeron, Director of Digital Programming – Code Heroes

Alex de Wit, Executive Director – Social Development Council of Cornwall & area

Kat Rendek, Coordinator – All Things Food

Sylvie Kinloch, Administrative Assistant – Social Development Council of Cornwall & area

Sarah Chisholm Ryder, Food and Agricultural Development Officer – All Things Food