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Workshops set to help francophone NPOs

Impact-ON hosting sessions in Timmins at the end of November
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Francophone not-for-profits are getting a look at how they can diversify.

Impact-ON is hosting a workshop for not for profits to learn more about diversifying their revenue streams using the work they’re already doing. The workshops will take place in Timmins at the Holiday Inn on Algonquin Boulevard West on Nov. 28 and 29

“The training offered to not for profit organizations (NPOs) will equip and connect them for the creation of their own social enterprise, followed by their first sale of a service or product with social impact like job creation, increased sales,” said Géraldine Lefebvre, Impact-On’s strategy manager.

Virtual workshops similar to the ones taking place in Timmins will start in January 2024.

“It will be given in French, but NPOs which understand French are welcome,” said Lefebvre.

The workshops will have several sessions, which include defining and launching social enterprises, assessing social impact, markets and readiness, product and service development.

“There is no doubt that the project we are proposing will ensure the cultural, socio-economic and commercial vitality of the Franco-Ontarian population,” said Lefebvre. “This will have a positive impact on community economic development over the longer term.”

Legislative, operational and operational requirements will also be taken into account during the workshops.

The Timmins workshops will focus on factors affecting not for profits in the area, markets and other considerations locally. The virtual sessions will be open to organizations across the provice with a broader scope on the same subjects.

Impact-ON is an economic, social and community development organization focused on francophone communities throughout Ontario.

Registration is available on Impact-ON’s website.

Amanda Rabski-McColl, LJI Reporter

About the Author: Amanda Rabski-McColl, LJI Reporter

Amanda Rabski-McColl is a Diversity Reporter under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada
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