Community Based Research Canada Newsletter and Website Launch
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Community Based Research Canada newsletter available on the revamped website.

Going to CUExpo 2013?  In addition to CACSL 2013 Workshop on CSL Evaluation ( Pepsi Centre 9AM- 3PM) you may wish to  go to the CBRC meeting at 2:30-4:30 PM on June 12th at CUEXPO2013 in Cornerbrook- Pepsi Centre Meeting Room 3.

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CUExpo Attendees CACSL 2013 Reminder
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Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning (CACSL)

in conjunction with CU-EXPO in Cornerbrook, NFLD

CACSL  2013

Evaluating Service Learning: Measuring Learning and Impact

 Where: Location: Pepsi Centre, Meeting Room 1  in conjunction CU-EXPO in Cornerbrook, NFLD

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2012 9-3

Workshop Learning goal: Participants will share and be exposed to multiple methodologies and approaches used to measure the impact of service learning on community organizations, students and institutions

 Agenda

1.     Opening presentation and discussion on Developmental Evaluation by Emma Savage, Research Associate, Dalhousie College of Sustainability

2.     Round table Discussion 1: Designing effective learning outcomes for CSL

3.     Roundtable Discussion 2: Sharing best practices and tools for measuring the impact on institutions and community organizations of service learning initiatives and approaches

4.     CACSL/CFICE Update- Jane Hennig and Geri Briggs

  The registration fee will be $50 for CASCL Members, $75 for non-members which includes lunch, refreshments and materials.

Register online by May 31, 2013.  Registrations will be accepted at the door.

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May 31, 2013 CUExpo 2013 Last Day to Register Online
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Last day for online registrations for CUExpo May 31- register now!

 

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Edible Campuses: Campus Gardens Opportunities and Challenges
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Edible Campuses: Campus Gardens Opportunities and Challenges 

Interested in creating fertile grounds to grow – on campuses and or in the community?

Tune into a webinar

Tuesday May 14th 2-3 pm EST         

Sign up to receive call in information or post your favourite gardening resource.  

In collaboration with Sierra Youth Coalition, Catherine Lung and Rob Macneish will discuss the Campus Food Systems Project and share the best practices of different campus community gardens and provide ideas, inspiration and tools for other campuses and communities.

The Campus Food Systems Project, a partnership between Meal Exchange and the Sierra Youth Coalition, is working across Canada to develop student leadership to bring more local, sustainable food onto Canadian campuses. Through the CFSP’s work, we see the role that gardens can play in the campus food system in building awareness and strengthening community.

Speakers: 

Catherine Lung is currently the Projects Assistant & Coordinator for the Campus Food Systems Project based out of Ryerson University Centre for Studies in Food Security. Catherine is also the Program and Partnership Coordinator for Rye’s HomeGrown Community Garden that operates out of the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University.

Rob Macneish is currently the Outreach and Initiatives Coordinator for the Office and Coordinator for the Dalhousie Community garden and the Dalhousie Urban Gardening Society (DUGS). Rob has been a professional cook for the last 7 years. He’s currently getting ready to host a series of “pop up” dinners in Halifax with the intent on creating some space for discussion around what good food does for communities. This summer he will be interning for Common Roots Urban Farm.

Miss our last webinar?  You can listen to them on our website.

Have a story you want to share?  Send us a pitch at info@foodsecurecanada.org

Reposted from:   Food Secure Canada – Sécurité Alimentaire Canada info@foodsecurecanada.org

3720 avenue du Parc, suite 201 Montréal, QC H2X 2J1 Canada

 

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Developmental Evaluation Webinar Thursday May 23
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On behalf of the Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) and the organizers of the CACSL 2012 national conference in May 2012, we are very pleased to present this free webinar on developmental evaluation within the context of community service-learning.

 This webinar is part of follow up activities to the CACSL 2012 conference. The topic was determined based on feedback from the post-conference survey, which indicated attendees’ interest in methods of evaluation for community service-learning. The topic also aligns with and is a preface to the community service-learning pre-conference workshop day on June 12, part of the CU Expo in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland & Labrador June 12-15. 

 Developmental Evaluation Webinar 

Date: 1:00 to 2:00 pm EDT

Time: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cost: Free 

 Developmental evaluation is a tool for supporting social change initiatives. Because conventional program evaluation can inhibit innovation, more people are turning to developmental evaluation for programs that are complex and multi-dimensional.

This webinar will focus on the possibilities for developmental evaluation in community service-learning programs and partnerships in Canada. Marc Langlois will facilitate this webinar, introducing participants to developmental evaluation and answering questions about how it can fit into your community work. 

Marc Langlois, presenting and facilitating this webinar, has worked in the field of youth engagement, community development and social innovation for 25 years.

Following his years as co-founder and Executive Director of HeartWood, Centre for Community Youth Development, Marc went on to work, study and research across Canada in comprehensive community development and whole systems change.

He is in the final stages of completing a PhD and now works freelance with community and not-for-profit organizations, governments, and foundations in the design, creation, and evaluation of enterprising social innovations. 

 

Registration

 

To register, just email your name and affiliation (community organization, university, college, etc.) to n.vanstyvendale@usask.ca and you will receive a link to join the webinar.

 

Optional registration questionnaire (your responses will help us fit the webinar to your needs):

1. What is your position in community service-learning (for example: student, community partner, faculty, staff)?

2. Have you ever participated in or facilitated developmental evaluation?

3. How do you see developmental evaluation fitting into your community work?

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Reminder: CACSL 2013 at CUExpo in Cornerbrook
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Canadian Alliance for Community Service Learning Pre CUExpo Workshop

Evaluating Service Learning: Measuring Learning and Impact

Where: CUEXPO in Cornerbrook, NFLD

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2012 9-3

Learning goal: Participants will share and be exposed to multiple methodologies and approaches used to measure the impact of service learning on community organizations, students and institutions.

 Agenda

1.     Presentation and discussion on Developmental Evaluation by Emma Savage, Research Associate, Dalhousie College of Sustainability

2.     Round table Discussion: Designing effective learning outcomes for CSL

3.     Roundtable Discussion:  Sharing best practices and tools for measuring the impact on institutions and community organizations of service learning initiatives and approaches

4.     CACSL Update

  Registration $50 for CASCL Members, $75 for non-members which includes lunch, refreshments and materials.

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