On September 17, 2015, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) provided an update on the proclamation of the new ONCA, delaying it again and letting the sector know that there would be at least 24 months’ notice to the sector prior to its procalamation. The Minsitry’s website indicates the following:
The government is fully committed to bringing ONCA into force at the earliest opportunity and will provide the sector with at least 24 months’ notice before proclamation. Existing corporations will have a three-year transition period once ONCA is in force and assistance will be available to ensure a smooth transition to implementation.
November Features 2 Learning Sessions
On Thursday, November 12, 9:00 a.m. – noon, HNN hosts the fourth in the seven session Learning Stream on program evaluation and focuses on Results-Based Accountability. Led by Jody Orr, Coordinator of HNN, 10 of the spots available for this session are filled already by nonprofits that have enrolled for all 7 sessions, so only a few spaces remain. Please register early. For more information, click here or to register, click here.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., the Good Governance Learning Stream features a session on Ensuring Board-Community Connection:
With many organizations thinking about recruitment of new board members in time for upcoming annual general meetings, HNN is focusing on effective Board recruitment in the next of its ongoing series of Learning/Networking sessions on the evening of March 31st.
Of particular interest to Boards, Nominating Committees and senior staff of nonprofits, this timely session is facilitated by Jeff Pym. Jeff has worked as a consultant in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years with clients ranging from small local nonprofits to major national organizations. Previous to consulting, he worked in both the private and public sectors and has been an active Board volunteer including time as Chair of a Board of Directors.
Member registration is $20 and non-member registration is $30 (the registration fee includes dinner at 6:00 p.m. prior to the start of Jeff's work with participants. You can find more details here and can register on-line by clicking here.
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 6:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m., HNN is hosting a session of particular interest to members of Boards of Directors and lead staff in nonprofits: Staying on Track: The Role of Board Self-Evaluation.While we all know that effective Board performance is a critical factor in good governance of nonprofits. Experience indicates that few nonprofit Boards regularly engage in meaningful reflection on their collective performance as a volunteer board. When they do, it is often a tacked-on activity at the end of a meeting at a time when people are anxious to leave. This begs the question: How meaningful can the feedback really be? The Learning portion of this Learning/Networking Session will explore the benefits of effective Board self-evaluation and the use of Board self-evaluation as a tool to improve governance in your nonprofit. The session will include take-away tools that can be put to use in your organization immediately.
The session, which includes a dinner, will further feature important information on the capacity-building activities of HNN and, in particular, on the new consulting team that we are about to launch and the capacity-building learning opportunities that HNN is developing for the new year (2015).
The session is being held in the Georgetown Room of the Bay Area Learning Centre, 860 Harrington Court, Burlington, and the registration fee is $20 for HNN members and $30 for non-members. Seating is limited so register early at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/learningnetworking-session-tickets-14202095851 or by calling 905-632-1975.
On June 11, nonprofits in Halton gathered to hear Gillian Tuck Kutarna share information about and insights into Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation which comes into effect on July 1, 2014. Gillian, a lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP in Guelph, and a member of their Education and Charities and Not-for-Profit Law practice groups, presented a detailed overview of the new legislation, described the significant impact it will have on how nonprofits and charities use electronic communication, and responded to a wide range of questions.
Members of HNN can access a copy of her presentation in the Members Only pages (just login). For information and resources provided by the Government of Canada, go to www.fightspam.ca.
Based on feedback from HNN members present at the session, HNN will be posting additional resources to assist in the transition to the new electronic communications requirements. Check back to access these resources as they are posted.
|Mon Dec 28 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
|Thu Jan 14 @ 9:00AM - 12:00AM|
Learning Session: Developmental Evaluation
|Thu Jan 21 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM|
Learning Session: Risk Management for Nonprofit Boards