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SDG & Cornwall Community Garden Network – Media Release

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       MEDIA RELEASE May 27, 2017 Community Garden Network Germinates with $40,000 from OTF Cornwall, ON – On Saturday, May 27th, the Social Development Council of Cornwall & Area officially launched the Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Community Garden Network at the 5th Annual Incredible Edible Plant Festival in Cornwall.  Led by the All Things Food Network, a working group of the SDC, the new garden network is working to establish, support, and increase community and home gardening across the region. “We are thrilled that the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the province of Ontario are supporting the…

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Vibrant Communities Poverty Reduction Plan presentation @ Council Meeting May 8th

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Addressing poverty in Cornwall By Nick Seebruch Published on May 8, 2017 Alex de Wit, Executive Director of the Social Development Council presents the Vibrant Communities poverty reduction plan to council on Monday, May 8 (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).   CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall City Council learned more about the Vibrant Communities of Canada Charter, a movement dedicated to reducing poverty in Canadian communities. The City of Cornwall signed the Charter on Dec. 12, 2016. Alex de Wit, the Executive Director of the Social Development Council (SDC), explained the charter and how the City could pursue those values. In his…

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Looking for a Part-time Administrative Assistant

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Part-time Administrative Assistant 28 hours/week at $17.50/hour Start date: Jan 27, 2017 End date: Sept 8, 2017   ROLE SUMMARY The Administrative Assistant will provide support for the Social Development Council’s various programs, including, but not limited to: Caring Dads, Code Heroes, and All Things Food. S/he will assist in daily office needs, and performing general administrative activities under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. Responsibilities include making meeting arrangements, preparing reports and invoices, maintaining appropriate filing systems, and attending events as needed. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and be…

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Local Food Challenge Communications and Event Planning Assistant

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Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry and Prescott & Russell Counties, Ontario 30 hours per week for 8 weeks, starting July 4, 2016 until August 26, 2016 Summer Student Position Position Overview: All Things Food | Bouffe 360°, in partnership with the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, creative, organized, and passionate summer student to help promote and administer the Local Food Challenge of Stormont, Dundas, & Glengarry (SDG), Prescott-Russell (PR), and the City of Cornwall & Area. The Local Food Challenge (LFC) is a public awareness campaign that challenges residents of SDG, PR, and the City…

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Two New Staff Members with the Social Development Council

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The SDC has hired two new staff members as part of the Domestic Violence Community Imitative. Sue Hess the new Intensive Case Manager and Sarah Good the new administrative support person for the Paths to Change Program. The program is now officially up and running and will be hoping to significantly reduce domestic violence in Cornwall.     For more information on the Paths to Change program click here.

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Incredible Edible Plant Festival May 27th @ Cornwall Justice Building Plaza at 10:30 am

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Lettuce Celebrate! Cornwall’s Incredible Edible Plant Festival returns for a 5th year. On May 27th, grab your garden tools and head over to the Cornwall Justice Building Plaza (on Pitt Street near City Hall) for the 5th Annual Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group Incredible Edible Plant Festival.  This year’s festival will run from 10:30am-2:00pm, and will feature our famous vegetable plant give-away and a collection of free activities hosted by TC+ and members of the All Things Food Network. As the main event, attendees will be invited to take home a free vegetable plant to try gardening at home….

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All Things Food

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All Things Food is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Kelly Bergeron, owner of Code Heroes, to offer a unique digital marketing workshop to help your local food business become a success story. Over the course of the 2-hour workshop, you will learn about several free and easy-to-use digital marketing tools that can be used to promote your unique products and services. Kelly will be covering everything from how to build a web presence, to social media, e-newsletters, and simple graphic design tools. Please arrive with questions and ideas so you can get the best advice possible….

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Code Heroes – upcoming training

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  Teachers Learning Code: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cornwall-teachers-learning-code-learn-how-to-introduce-coding-in-your-classroom-on-april-29th-tickets-32697828084?aff=ehomecard Girls Learning Code: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cornwall-national-girls-learning-code-day-storytelling-animation-with-scratch-girls-ages-8-13-tickets-32955471703 Kids PA tech day: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-pa-tech-day-tickets-33543132412

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