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Cornwall Is Growing with New Edible Landscape Initiative

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Imagine a future where residents could walk across Cornwall, picking fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs to use at home for free.  If this idea excites you, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area invite you to attend the upcoming public meeting to brainstorm ideas for edible landscaping in Cornwall.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Benson Centre. Edible landscaping refers to the use of food-producing plants in the landscape design and generally combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing…

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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…

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Job Fair 2017

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Join us for the Cornwall and Area Job Fair on September 13th Looking For A Job? The Cornwall and Area Job Fair returns this fall to help employers and job seekers connect before the busy holiday season. Last year’s event hosted 26 major employers from across the region and over 200 available jobs. Make sure to have your resume ready because this year’s event is gearing up to offer even more. Looking to Volunteer? Frontline FYI is an information exchange fair featuring local community agencies.  We intend for participating agencies to use this event to recruit clients or new volunteers,…

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Basic Income Forum on June 9th in Winchester

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Learn about basic income at June 9 forum in Winchester By Todd Hambleton, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder Monday, May 29, 2017 4:35:14 EDT PM Ron Perrin, with gardening assistant and North Dundas intermediate student Deanna Madore, at a recent Lunch and Learn event at The House of Lazarus, in Mountain, near Winchester. Its outreach initiative Linking Hands is hosting a Basic Income Forum on June 9.   WINCHESTER – An upcoming forum in Dundas County has the goal of shedding light on basic income. Linking Hands, which calls itself a voice for poverty reduction in Dundas County and is an outreach initiative of The…

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Code Heroes

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June 1 to 8 is Canada Learning Code Week and we’ve been busy rolling out workshops at schools in Iroquois, Cornwall, and Williamstown. Over 10,000 Canadian youth will learn to code by exploring Canadian history during the inaugural Canada Learning Code Week and we are happy to be a part of it! You can now download our Intro to Webmaking resource booklet, to help guide you on your coding journey! Ladies Learning Code (everyone welcome) Sat June 17th: Data Insights with Python for Beginners (brand new workshop!)  Code Heroes: Summer Tech Camps July 3rd to 7th: Intro workshops July 24th to 28th: Intermediate workshops…

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