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Greening Nipissing hires Canada Summer Jobs summer student
North Bay, ON, July 16, 2013 –Greening Nipissing has once again hired a summer student through the Federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs funding program. Natalie Glazier, a graduate of Canadore College’s Environmental Management graduate certificate program, has been hired as Greening Nipissing’s Office Assistant for seven weeks that started July 8. Glazier aspires to attend a Human Resources Management program this fall. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in sociology from the University of Guelph.
During her short time at Greening Nipissing, Glazier will assist the not-for-profit charity with donor development by building an individual donor database, attending outreach events, and assisting with office management and communications tasks. “I am excited to make a positive contribution to Greening Nipissing by contacting attendees from previous Greening Nipissing events,” said Glazier. “This position will help me gain valuable experience in the office setting of an environmental charity.”
Vijanti Ramlogan Murphy, Executive Director of Greening Nipissing, recognizes the value of these staff funding programs. “Programs like Canada Summer Jobs help not-for-profit charities build capacity in our sector,” said Ramlogan Murphy. “When we receive funding to execute projects and events, we also need the staff to do the work. Donations that we receive from individuals and businesses go directly toward these projects and events instead of paying for staff. We want to keep it that way.”
According to the Government of Canada’s Service Canada website, Canada Summer Jobs funding is in place to “help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.”
Greening Nipissing is a not-for-profit environmental charity that envisions a greener North Bay and area by providing a practical and economical approach to a cleaner environment. For more information about Greening Nipissing including upcoming events, projects, and how to donate, please visit our website: www.greeningnipissing.org
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Ian S. Wassink
Finances & Fundraising Director Intern
183 First Ave. W.
North Bay, ON P1B 3B8
705-472-0200 Ext. 2
Installing another demonstration rain garden along the Chippewa Creek EcoPath
Do you know of a publicly accessible location where Greening Nipissing and community volunteers would be able to dig up some pavement and put in greenspace?
Check out http://www.depaveparadise.ca/ for more information on the project.
Thanks to Chris Mayne, City Councillor, Vic Fedeli, Nipissing MPP, Barbara Laplante, Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, for coming out to World Water Day! The talks were terrific, opening with Dr. Dan Walters from Nipissing University putting together the importance of cooperation among communities and countries when it comes to water stresses such as climate change and population growth. Brennain Lloyd from Northwatch gave us the history and importance of wetlands and explaining how identifying llocally important wetlands would be helpful in ensuring our healthy waterways.
During his time at Greening Nipissing, Wassink will organize and strengthen Greening Nipissing’s funding and revenue sources, develop and maintain community partnerships, and execute projects and fundraising events.
“Greening Nipissing is an excellent community-based charity that delivers exciting environmental education projects and workshops in the North Bay area,” said Wassink. “I look forward to Greening Nipissing’s upcoming events such as World Water Day 2013 on Saturday, March 23rd and our Rain Barrel Sale on May 11th.”
Wassink relocated to North Bay in 2005 from Walkerton, Ontario and was educated at Nipissing University where he recently completed a Master of Arts graduate degree. He is pleased to call North Bay his home.
This internship is made possible through the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Wassink previously helped raise money for various charities in Ontario and Canada such as Camp Shalom in Cambridge, ON, Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and various food banks.
On Thursday November 29th we attended the NBMCA’s environmental award ceremony as proud recipients of the Dorothy Walford Memorial Award 2012 for our environmental work.
On Nov 28th 2012, with over 100 people we celebrated 10 years of success! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all those who attended and to all of our silent auction donees. It was a joy to to get to spend more personal time with our membership and receive ideas from our community on what they’d like Greening Nipissing to do in the coming future.