Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. A national Steering Committee, together with provincial committees (known as Provincial Task Forces) are self-mobilizing at the grassroots level to implement concurrent annual province-wide public participation events each September beginning in 2010. The annual, concurrent Culture Days events across Canada will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers… in their community.
In support of these annual provincial events, Culture Days will drive a major annual national communications and public relations campaign designed to help inspire and catalyze greater public participation in the arts and cultural life of our communities.
Culture Days is a collaborative movement that relies on your participation. Everyone has a role they can play, as a citizen, as a business person, as a cultural professional, on behalf of an organization, or in any other way you can imagine. You can be among the first to join this exciting new cross-country network by first subscribing to Culture Days e-bulletins, and inviting your friends, family and colleagues to join the movement.
Capacity Builders is a division of the Ontario Community Support Organization. It provides access to training, resources, management and support for the not-for-profit sector.
Two important links to Guidance on Fundraising by Registered Charities and additional information on Guidance CPS-028, Fundraising by Registered Charities
http://benevon.com – the site for an American fundraising company. Benevon specializes in fundraising and training for non-profits. They publish free weekly articles on different aspects of fundraising.
Imagine Canada has just published a special site giving information for Canada’s charities at http://charitytax.imaginecanada.ca. The site was developed by Imagine Canada to help registered charities understand what they must do in order to meet Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements. Production of this web site has been made possible by a financial contribution from CRA. The site contains information on the basic legal requirements for all Canadian charities that are registered with CRA and entitled to issue tax receipts for charitable donations. It provides examples and links to additional inforfmation for those who wish to know more.
www.museumsofcanada.ca features merchandise selections from canadian Museums. Find that special gift!