Big Bash 2018
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Big Bash 2018

Join us in Celebrating 40 years of Youth Mentorship

A little Glam. A little Glitz. A lot of memories! Make sure you are a part of this special evening to recognize and support the outstanding work done by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of London and Area.

Your support during the evening will directly benefit the programs and services offered by the agency to over 1400 of its families and mentees.

Since our very first gala in 1977, much has changed- we’ve grown in size, programs, and number of children served. However, one thing remains the same: our commitment to the young people in our community to provide quality mentoring services, helping them reach their potential.

The Big Bash raises much needed funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area every year, assisting us in our mission of helping young people in our community reach their potential.

Please join us in celebrating you- our supporters & friends- and the work that we do!

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London Abused Women's Centre International Women's Day Breakfast
Mar
9
6:30 AM06:30

London Abused Women's Centre International Women's Day Breakfast

The London Abused Women's Centre and Hassan Law Proudly Present the 18th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast & Auction!

The International Women's Day Breakfast is an annual fundraiser that takes place in support of the London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC). Each year to raise proceeds, the community gathers to bid on Silent and Live Auction items, as well as take part in other fundraising games. All of the items featured in the auctions and games are generously donated by many businesses in London, surrounding area, and beyond. This Breakfast is the single largest fundraiser for LAWC during the year.

Most importantly, we welcome a keynote speaker to share their experiences while focusing on a particular topic that affects women. This year's speaker will be announced shortly.

The morning is a great opportunity to connect with fellow community members, raise money for an important cause and vital services for abused women, and hear inspired words from our guest speaker. We look forward to seeing you bright and early at the London Convention Centre on FRIDAY, March 9th, 2018!

More information here

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12th Annual Breakfast for YOU
Feb
8
7:00 AM07:00

12th Annual Breakfast for YOU

The 12th annual Breakfast for YOU will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 7:00 to 8:45 AM at the London Convention Centre.

Breakfast for YOU helps fund needed programs and services for youth in London and Middlesex County.

"My name is Madi Parks, and on Feb 8th I will be speaking about my lived experience as a street involved youth in London. My hope is that by sharing my ongoing journey that others will be empowered to overcome adversity, and be motivated to create change in our community. I look forward to meeting you at the 12th annual Breakfast for YOU."

 

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Make a Coffee Table Tray
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Make a Coffee Table Tray

Create a tray for serving brunch or displaying decor. You will use the mitre saw, table saw, and router table, and will learn the basic principles of sanding & gluing.

Make it yours with a choice of handle!

Cost: $55+HST (Members receive a 15% discount on all workshops)

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Careers & Volunteers that Give Back
Jan
8
4:00 PM16:00

Careers & Volunteers that Give Back

  • Pillar Nonprofit Network, Innovation Works BMO Ideas Bank, 2nd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is your social good goal? Discover a world of opportunities with nonprofits and social enterprises, and learn how you can develop transferable skills, enhance your career prospects and network through volunteering and board leadership opportunities.

  • Are you considering a career in the nonprofit sector and/or social enterprises?
  • Already working in the nonprofit sector and looking to explore other options?
  • Looking to give back and volunteer in the community?
  • Thinking about your future and what positive impact you can have in the world?

Participants at this workshop will explore skills, networking opportunities, individual social responsibility, the hidden job market and tips for finding your dream job or the perfect volunteer role with a nonprofit or social enterprise.

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Make a Live Edge Serving Board
Jan
7
12:30 PM12:30

Make a Live Edge Serving Board

Craft a beautiful live edge serving board from spalted maple or black walnut. You will have the opportunity to use our mitre saw, planer, and sanders. Optionally, shape a handle into your board with the bandsaw and router table.

Cost: $75 +HST (Members Receive a 15% discount)

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Ally Information Night
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Ally Information Night

What is an Ally?

Circles Allies are part of a team of volunteers for each Leader who engage in an intentional and caring relationships. Allies are community members trained in Bridges out of Poverty and walk alongside Circle Leaders in their journey towards economic self-sufficiency. At Circles, we work collaboratively to assist Leaders with accessing necessary resources and engage in discussions about how to solve complex systemic barriers that continue the cycle of poverty.

We are looking for individuals who:

• Have an open mind
• Are community-focused
• Has/or can obtain a clean vulnerable persons screening
• Must have attended a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop, or be willing to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop at the first available opportunity

Learn more about allies, and how you can help.
Visit Circles London on Facebook

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The Meaningful Market - Gifts so Nice They give Twice
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

The Meaningful Market - Gifts so Nice They give Twice

  • Innovation Works Commons (1st Floor) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Would you rather shop at a big box store, or a store with BIG IMPACT?

The Meaningful Market is a collection of local social enterprises selling presents whose proceeds support social impact in our community.  Avoid the mall crowds and enjoy the warm atmosphere  of community coming together.

At 5pm, join us as for a pitch competition, where start-up social enterprises wow our judges, competing for $1500 to grow their impact!

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2017 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive

Hey London ..... You Are Invited To Join London’s Emergency Services at our annual Lights & Sirens Toys Drive.

Christmas Toy Drive For Life*Spin
Sat Dec, 2nd 2017 @ 12 pm - 3 pm
Fire HQ, Station #1, 
400 Horton St. London

Help fill our emergency vehicles with new, unwrapped gifts & clothing for children and families in need this holiday season. All donations will be delivered to LIFE*SPIN to help support children, adults & seniors living in poverty in London. We encourage all groups, businesses and individuals in London Ontario to collect toys and join us for this fun day with Santa and members of your emergency services.

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The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
Dec
2
8:30 AM08:30

The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk

This merry event helps The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. The Santa Shuffle is a 5k Fun Run & 1k Elf Walk that takes place the first Saturday in December in 42 cities across Canada, supporting The Salvation Army.

More information and registration here

 

 

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Christmas Sale
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Sale

  • The Salvation Army Westminster Park Community Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a Christmas Sale at The Salvation Army Westminster Park Community Church. The funds raised will send youth to music camp. There will be an amazing selection of Christmas vendors, crafts, baked goods and more!

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Mission Services of London 2017 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Mission Services of London 2017 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction

Please join us  at the London Convention Centre for our Fall Banquet & Silent Auction featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Manley, Olympic Figure Skater & World Silver Medalist.

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Elizabeth Manley has overcome numerous obstacles on her road to success. Coming from a lower income family and having lived experience with depression, she speaks out about her struggles, the stigma of mental illness and helping others. She will share her compelling story, inspiring us to walk alongside those who are currently struggling with mental illness while, at the same time, experiencing poverty or homelessness.

We are thrilled to highlight Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP), a branch of Mission Services of London assisting those in need by offering advocacy, crisis services, last resort beds, access to laundry facilities and showers, safe day space and more. Proceeds of the event will support important client needs at CMHP.

Tickets available here.

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Hope in the City Breakfast London 2017
Nov
15
7:00 AM07:00

Hope in the City Breakfast London 2017

  • Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start your morning off with radio personality Steve Garrison at the 6th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast in support of The Salvation Army.

This breakfast event provides an opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded community and business leaders, to learn about the support opportunities available and how they can collaborate with The Salvation Army in bringing vital services to people in need in London and area. Purchase your tickets today. 

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CRHESI Overview & Reception
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

CRHESI Overview & Reception

A special update and overview on the activities of the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion.

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion is a joint initiative led by the London InterCommunity Health Centre and Western University’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Join us for an enlivening, fast-paced session of updates and an informal meet-and-greet reception.

  • Learn about current and upcoming projects and research initiatives
  • Network with researchers, academics, and community leaders in the CRHESI network
  • Share your expertise and knowledge as a community member, student, faculty, or citizen interested in equity and inclusion in London

This is a stakeholder, leadership, and community event that provides a broad overview of CRHESI activities and projects -- strengthening the network and building capacity.

Community members, students, faculty, and everyone interested in equity and inclusion in London are welcome to attend.

Admission is free. RSVP is required.

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LIFE*SPIN's Harvest Dinner
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

LIFE*SPIN's Harvest Dinner

This Harvest feast features a mouth-watering three course dinner experience, using products and produce raised and grown exclusively in the London and surrounding area. Enjoy a succulent meal, live entertainment, a fantastic silent auction, raffles, and more.

All proceeds will support LIFE*SPIN's Christmas Family Sponsorship Program that ensures that local children, living in low-income families, each receive a new gift this holiday season. Last year, LIFE*SPIN assisted more than 1,100 families at Christmas and it is expected that this number will increase this year.

Help us make this a happy holiday season for those less fortunate while supporting local farmers and businesses. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating an item to the silent auction or sponsoring a family of your own at https://form.jotform.com/71995516134967 after October 10th.

Silent Auction Viewing and Entertainment begin at 6:00. Dinner will be served at 7:00. The menu for the evening will be posted here soon.

For more information click here.

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London's got Talent
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

London's got Talent

Come on out and show your support for Single Women in Motherhood, a non-profit organization that offers hope, support, and guidance to help single mothers achieve a safe and secure future for themselves and their families. We have a fantastic evening showcasing up and coming talent from London and area!


Single Women in Motherhood (S.W.I.M) and Single Mothers Achieving Remarkable Triumph (S.M.A.R.T.) host their annual fundraising event featuring a silent auction, talent competition, and special guest entertainers.

Doors open at 6PM for bidding on items in the silent auction, with the talent competition beginning at 7PM sharp! Our judges will be selecting the top three finalists with the $1000 cash prize awarded by audience selection at the end of the competition! This is not something you will want to miss.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $25. 

All show proceeds go to support the work of S.W.I.M and S.M.A.R.T. provide quality programs, support and scholarships to single mothers in London, Ontario. 

Please help us to spread the word and pack The Wolf Hall to show all our amazing talent the support they deserve as well as to support an incredible cause within our community. 

See you there!

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Put Yourself in Her Shoes®

Each year, an ever-increasing number of men are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action to prevent sexualized violence – and raise money for women’s shelters and women’s emergency services.

First You Walk the Walk

There’s an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.

Then You Talk the Talk

London, Ontario is home to Anova – the largest high-security shelter for abused women and their children in Canada. Two shelters, which never close, provide emergency and short term shelter, counseling and support free of charge. In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, 443 women with 186 children were admitted to escape family violence. These families stayed a total of 26,418 days free of charge. Shelter counselors answered 3,623 calls on the 24-hour Helpline and counseled 652 walk-in clients. Even so, last year we had to turn away an additional 154 women because of lack of shelter space!

Monies raised from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® ensure our services always remain free of charge.

Woman Abuse is Not Just a Women’s Issue

Woman abuse does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, their children, their friends, their co-workers and the community.

Walkers Talk

One in every four women is abused. That means someone you know, someone you care about, has been or may become a victim of abuse. It may be your mother, your sister, your friend, your coworker or your daughter.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes provides several opportunities to get people talking. For preventive education it helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences thus changing perspectives, and it demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making our world a safer place.

“Participation in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is an important statement that men can make in terms of supporting an end to violence against women…”

Click here for more information.

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United Way 3M Harvest Lunch
Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

United Way 3M Harvest Lunch

The annual United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch is the official kickoff of the United Way London & Middlesex campaign. The event is often hailed as one of London's best networking lunches attracting a wide cross section of 3000 members our community, from clients of United Way funded agencies to business and community leaders. On September 20th, join us at Budweiser Gardens for a delicious deli inspired lunch and leave knowing you made an impact on people's lives right here in London & Middlesex County. 

Learn more & get tickets here

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London Housing Registry Annual Fundraiser Event
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

London Housing Registry Annual Fundraiser Event

Join us at the 2017 London Housing Registry Annual Fundraising Event! Celebrating 150th Birthday of Canada and LHR's 33rd Anniversary of community service! All proceeds from this event will go directly to helping the homless and those at risk of becoming homeless right in your own community. With your help, the London Housing Registry will be there for families and individuals that are homeless for years to come!

For more information click here.

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Ally Information Night
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ally Information Night

What is an Ally?

Circles Allies are part of a team of volunteers for each Leader who engage in an intentional and caring relationships. Allies are community members trained in Bridges out of Poverty and walk alongside Circle Leaders in their journey towards economic self-sufficiency. At Circles, we work collaboratively to assist Leaders with accessing necessary resources and engage in discussions about how to solve complex systemic barriers that continue the cycle of poverty.

We are looking for individuals who:

• Have an open mind
• Are community-focused
• Has/or can obtain a clean vulnerable persons screening
• Must have attended a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop, or be willing to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop at the first available opportunity

Learn more about allies, and how you can help.
Join the event on Facebook

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 Hope in the City Breakfast London 2016
Nov
18
7:30 AM07:30

Hope in the City Breakfast London 2016

Start your morning off with CTV and TSN Sportscaster Rod Black at the 5th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast in support of The Salvation Army.

This breakfast event provides an opportunity for attendees to network with like-minded community and business leaders, to learn about the support opportunities available and how they can collaborate with The Salvation Army in bringing vital services to people in need in London and area. Purchase your tickets today. 

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 Mission Services of London 2016 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Mission Services of London 2016 Fall Banquet & Silent Auction

Please join us on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the London Convention Centre for our Fall Banquet & Silent Auction featuring keynote speaker Michael "Pinball" Clemons, CFL legend and Toronto Argonauts Vice-Chair.  

Michael will share his compelling story, inspiring us to walk alongside those currently working to overcome poverty and to achieve a brighter future. We are thrilled to highlight The Mission Store , a branch of Mission Services of London offering gently-used clothing, footwear and household items at modest prices, or for those in need, at no-cost via its Voucher Program and its Warm Hands – Warm Hearts Outreach Program for children.

Tickets available now

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Shine the Light: Wear Purple Day
Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

Shine the Light: Wear Purple Day

Wear PURPLE all day! Decorate your home or office with purple balloons, streamers or ribbon. Let us know if you need free campaign posters. Please share your participation by posting your photos on Twitter using the hashtag #ShineTheLight!

Don't forget about our Purple Picture Contest! Send your photos of how you've turned purple for the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign to jen@lawc.on.ca and/or tag #ShineTheLight on social media for your chance to win a prize at the end of the month!

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Celebration of Recovery: Stories of Lived Experience
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Celebration of Recovery: Stories of Lived Experience

Be inspired and see yourself and those you care about as you listen to personal stories of recovery, hope, wellness, despair and coping at this gathering of people with lived experience of mental illness, addictions and more. This is a trauma informed event.  

Feel free to join us for this inspirational and thoughtful experience. Register at Eventbrite or contact education@cmhamiddlesex.ca or 519-668-0624 x 291.

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Scotiabank StairClimb
Nov
3
7:00 AM07:00

Scotiabank StairClimb

Sign up now & get ready to climb ‘em all!

The Scotiabank StairClimb for United Way takes place at One London Place, 255 Queens Ave, London.

There are 4 climb times available:

Morning Climb: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. *open climb time – just show up with your team ready to climb

Student Climb: 10:00 a.m. to Noon – for all public, elementary and secondary school students, open climb time – *students check in at the tent

Lunch Climb: Noon to 2:00 p.m. *limited space – please email sc@unitedwaylm.ca to register for this time slot

General Climb: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. *open climb time – just show up with your team ready to climb

Register Now!

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