Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, August 27th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is one of a set of monthly meetings leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Know Your Rights Workshop

  • Unit 105-222 McIntyre Street West North Bay, ON, P1B 2Y7 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you need a doctors note to take a sick day? Do you get paid public holidays if you work part time? What do you do if your rights at work at violated?

Join us a for a free Know your Rights workshop to learn about how Ontario's employment standards affect us, how it is changes, and how we can fight for more. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

What: Know your Rights at Work workshop

Where: Unit 105 - 222 McIntyre Street West North Bay, ON

When: Saturday, Sept 14th. 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

If you'd like more information, please contact Lindsey Wessman at 705-478-9114 or email her at Lwessman444@hotmail.com

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Autumn Town Hall with Scott Robertson

As part of his campaign, North Bay City Counsillor Scott Robertson promised to be accessible and host town hall events during the year. Join him on Monday, September 23rd for his first Town Hall session.

This kid-friendly event will be held in the café space at the 176 Coworking Space on Lakeshore (former Tweedsmuir School site).

Public Transit: Buses 2 & 4
Active Transit: Kate Pace Way @ Gertrude Street, accessible sidewalks
Free Parking

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP on the facebook page so Scott will have an idea of how many will be attending.

Come out for the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of a North Bay City Councillor and have your voice be heard!

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, September 24th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is one of a set of monthly meetings leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, October 29th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is one of a set of monthly meetings leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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Nov
26
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is one of a set of monthly meetings leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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Jan
7
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, Januray 7th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is the second-last meeting leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday January 14th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is most likely the FINAL meeting leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Prisoners Justice Day

  • AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area invites you to join us on Friday, August 9, 2019 at our office location (269 Main Street West, Suite 201) from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for Prisoners Justice Day. It's a day to remember those who have lost their lives while serving time. There will be guest speakers, smudging and light refreshments. Donations of playing cards and deodorant will be gladly accepted for the North Bay Jail.

Space is limited, reserve by calling.

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Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Women's March Chapter Meeting

On Tuesday, July 30th at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting to discuss the upcoming Women’s March. The meeting will be held at Amelia Rising (101 Worthington St E Suite 215). This is one of a set of monthly meetings leading up to the January 2020 Women’s March in North Bay. All are welcome to get involved. If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact Mary White at pub.ed@ameliarising.ca and northbay@womensmarchcanada.com !

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Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

PRIDE March

On Saturday, July 20th from 11-1 join us as we march for PRIDE. We will be walking from city hall to the waterfront. A map will be posted on the facebook page closer to the date. All are welcome to come out and show their support. Around noon there will also be a picnic! Hope to see you and your family and friends there!

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Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

North Bay City Council Presentation and Motion

North Bay Pride is asking the city to strike a committee called Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. The advisory council will advise the city on policies, new developments etc to ensure the 2SLGBTQ+ community is always a consideration in making new decisions. We ask you to come and fill the chamber to show support for this motion. This presentation will be occurring in City Hall from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday July 16th.

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Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

Worker Rights Road Trip

Road trip! The $15 and fairness organizers in Bracebridge are hosting a Know Your Rights Workshop on July 4th, from 6-8 p.m. Let's head down to learn about employment standards laws (ESA) and about hosting workers rights workshops. Everyone is welcome to join our carpool. We will be leaving at 4. A meeting place is TBA but will be announced by the 2nd. If you are interested in attending, please email jared Hunt at jaredhunt72@hotmail.com. Hope you can join us!

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

CCL: Learn How To Lobby

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be hosting a “Learn How To Lobby” session on Thursday, June 27th from 7pm-9pm at the Near North Mobile Media Lab. Tea will be served. Donations welcome for the White Water Gallery who are generously donating their space.

SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE E-MAIL JOIN@SOLIDARITYNIPISSING.ORG TO SIGN UP.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

$15 And Fairness Strategy Meeting

Are you interested in joining the fight for workers' rights? If so, please join us on June 20th at 5:30. We have some events coming up that warrant a good deal of interesting discussion and planning! Let’s come together this Thursday.

This event will take place at the UNIFOR 103 Office (107 Sherriff Avenue, Suite 102B). We hope to see you there!

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Emergency Motion at East Ferris Council Meeting

This event takes place in East Ferris, about a 20 minute drive from North Bay.

On Tuesday, June 11th at 6 p.m., East Ferris Councillor Erika Lougheed is putting forward a motion that the Council accepts a declaration of climate emergency.

This motion could be as simple as having the municipality formally recognize that climate change is a fact. Erika Lougheed’s hope is we continue to make a commitment to enhancing our current municipal practices to address and adapt to climate change.

This could include reducing paper use on committees, supporting local food and farmers markets, providing additional training to our first responders, or encouraging green buildings. To be clear, this doesn't mean we stop developing or stifle growth; we are recognizing that climate change requires action.

Many municipalities have already passed a motion to declare a climate emergency. Is climate change important to you? Stand with Erika Lougheed and attend the meeting - bring your family, friends, and children. You can also write a letter of support and send it to the municipal office (monica.hawkins@eastferris.ca).

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Power of Many - Building the Resistance Rally

  • 165 Main Street East North Bay, ON, P1B 1A9 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

June 8 marks one year of Ford governance. We are witnessing an unprecedented amount of cuts to publicly funded institutions. The Ontario 2019 Budget confirmed the PC plan to consolidate power, reduce oversight, and turn against vulnerable people. We reject Ford's agenda. We reject MPP Fedeli's agenda. Nipissing constituents are Building the Resistance to protect our democracy, environment, indigenous communities, education and health care system, to protect our growing equity and our social awareness. The people have the power to make the government listen. We will educate, we will organize, and we will resist! Building the Resistance is all about us.

On Saturday June 8, join everyone at the North Bay Museum (100 Ferguson Street) at 12:30 for the noisiest march ever! We will march from the Museum to MPP Fedeli's office, with a "cuts to services" procession coffin leading the way. Following the march, we will enjoy food and festive activities, as we organize to Build the Resistance. We will demonstrate to one another that the people have the power.

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Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

$15 And Fairness Strategy Meeting

Are you interested in joining the fight for workers' rights? If so, please join us on June 5th at 5:30! The Decent Work Panel hosted by $15 and Fairness brought forward some effective information and started the road toward building solutions to real problems. Let`s come together next Wednesday to talk next steps!

This event will take place at the UNIFOR 103 Office (107 Sherriff Avenue, Suite 102B). We hope to see you there!

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Jun
4
7:30 PM19:30

Climate Emergency Motion at North Bay City Council Meeting

Municipalities across Canada are making climate change emergency declarations as a step towards mitigating their carbon footprints and adapting to the effects of our changing climate.

On Earth Day, North Bay City Councillor Scott Robertson expressed his intention to table such a motion in North Bay. It will be coming before Council at their next meeting on Tuesday June 4th. If you feel that declaring a climate change emergency is in our best interests, please consult the agenda when it is released on Monday to read the proposed motion. E-mail the city clerk by noon on Tuesday, June 4th if you would like to make a five minute presentation. Her e-mail is Karen.McIsaac@cityofnorthbay.ca.

Let’s attend this Council meeting to show that the citizens of North Bay support this motion!

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Jun
4
4:30 PM16:30

Power of Many Press Conference

  • North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's been just about one year since Doug Ford took office in Ontario. It's time to let everyone know. That's why the Power of Many Rapid Response Network team is calling a Press Conference for June 4, 4:30, at the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. The Health Unit symbolizes community health, and we know Doug Ford and MPP Fedeli plan to blow up the Ontario health care system. The local Health Unit is central of any vibrant and welcoming community. Join us on the sidewalk in front of the Health Unit as we blow the whistle on Doug Ford's attacks on education, health care, the environment, indigenous communities, and more.

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Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Green New Deal Town Hall

Join us for a town hall meeting to help shape the vision for a Green New Deal for Canada.

This event is one of many Green New Deal town halls being held in communities across the country in May 2019. The conversation is being led from the ground up through town halls bringing together people from all walks of life to discuss our vision for a new economy -- one that cuts global warming pollution, sees the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Right to Free Prior and Informed Consent, and the TRC recommendations, creates millions of green jobs, and makes sure no one gets left behind. The input from these town halls will be used to inform a vision for a Green New Deal for all.

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Phone Bank Action

The North Bay Power of Many Rapid Response Network is going next level! We're building the resistance one call at a time. Join this fascinating event and help us call area supporters to ask if they plan to join the June 8 Day of Action in North Bay, Building the Resistance.

To take part in this exciting action, please e-mail jaredhunt72@hotmail.com.

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Jun
2
1:15 PM13:15

Protest Animal Exploitation At The Circus


There is a circus coming to North Bay which will be doing shows at Memorial Gardens on Saturday, June 2nd.

Animals used in circuses do not volunteer to perform tricks for human amusement; they are coerced into performing through fear-inducing, abusive training methods. Animals should not be in captivity, and the circus is a gross violation of animals' rights to live with respect and dignity, independently of this antiquated form of "entertainment".

In Canada, there are local bans on the use of animals in circuses in more than 33 municipal jurisdictions, including Vancouver. The public perception of animal circuses is becoming more and more negative over time.

Forcing animals to perform for human entertainment is cruel and outdated. Let's send a message that the circus is NOT welcome in North Bay!

LET'S MEET TWICE on June 2nd:
1:15 PM to 2 PM and
5:15PM to 6 PM

(Circus showtimes are 2pm and 6pm.)

Hope to see you there in support of these animals.

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May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Power of Many - Building the Resistance Organizing Meeting

The next Power of Many organizing meeting is May 30th, 5:30, OPSEU Hall (150 First Avenue West). Come out to this meeting and take part in planning our June 8th event which celebrates 1 year of resisting the Ford autocracy. Information about that event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/641339712975547/

Healthcare, education, social services, autism supports--these are important services that run by public dollars and employ tens of 1000s of people through decent jobs. On top of that, cuts to Indigenous community, some of the most vulnerable people due to centuries of systemic oppression, are not acceptable. We're the majority, which means we have the power to stop the PCs from giving away publicly funded services to their corporate friends. We have to grow our Rapid Response Network, and this takes co-ordination. It takes commitment, skills development, and actions that require deep organizing within our memberships and the within our communities. Everyone is welcome.

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May
28
7:30 PM19:30

Nipissing Decent Work Panel

Please join us for a Decent Work panel taking place on Tuesday May 28th from 7:30pm-9:30pm! Panelists will discuss a range of decent work issues affecting North Bay and the surrounding area. Please join us for this FREE event!

Panelists, in alphabetical order: [Subject to change]
-Erin Reyce: food insecurity/poverty as it relates to decent work
-Mary White: gender-based violence in the workplace, the gender pay gap, and decent work issues related to gender
-Mélodie Bérubé: workers' protection when standing up for their rights
-Nita Boyle: difficulties in the workplace experienced by people with autism
-Norm and Tammy Dokis: Perspectives on Indigenous issues and opportunities in joining the labour force

Plus, refreshments will be served!! Hope to see you there!

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May
24
11:00 AM11:00

March for Climate Action

Please join Climate Strike North Bay for our March for Climate Action on May 24th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.! Chloe, a local youth, is angry about the lack of action being taken to avert climate catastrophe. Inspired by Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement, she is refusing to sit silently by and watch the world she will inherit be devastated. Show you care about the environment and your future by joining us as we demand a safer, cleaner, healthier planet. We will meet at 11 a.m. in front of the discovery museum at Oak and Ferguson at the blue pergola (please do not block the museum entrance) then walk to city hall to meet with the Mayor at 11:30 and tell him what we think. Perhaps more people will be able to join us at city hall from 12 - 1 during their lunch break if 11 am is too early. Hope to see you there!

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sid Ryan: "A Grander Vision" Book Tour

Sid Ryan, the former president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, is coming to North Bay on his book tour! One of Canada's most progressive union leaders, Ryan draws on his varied experiences to show what is right with the labour movement, what is wrong, and what has to change to avoid unions becoming irrelevant. Join the North Bay and District Labour Council for an evening with Sid Ryan as he reads from his book, A Grander Vision, at the Fox and Fiddle Pub (at 112 Spencer Ave) from 7-9 p.m and receive a wealth of valuable information!

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May
16
5:30 PM17:30

#MeToo: What we Wish we Knew

  • Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILDING A STRONGER, SAFER NORTH BAY COMMUNITY!

A group for SURVIVORS & ALLIES of sexual, gender-based, childhood, and intimate partner violence to discuss our ideas for consent education & advocacy.

Group meets are Amelia Rising every second Thursday of the month, starting at 5:30pm. (This particular event date for May is an intentional irregularity, taking place on the 3rd Thursday of the month.) All genders are welcome. Must be 16 years or older. Walk-ins are welcome. Tea/coffee will be provided.

This group is not only for survivors of violence but also for their allies (of course, you do not need to disclose which group you belong to nor should anyone ask). We recognize that gender-based violence and sexual assault disproportionately impacts women especially trans women, women of colour, and bisexual women. Men are also survivors of sexual violence and assault and this violence is also largely perpetuated by men. Sexual violence is about power and control.

Our group hopes we can use our collective voices to impact how consent education activities and events happen in our community. Members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our volunteer training program so they can also join us in the community for our public education events.

Thanks and hope to see you at our next meeting.

In solidarity,

Mary White

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

$15 and Fairness Strategy Meeting

Are you interested in joining the fight for workers’ rights? If so, please join us Wednesday, May 15th at 5:30! We will be working out the details of a Decent Work Panel that we are currently organising to take place on May 28th. We will also explore other opportunities for organising in the near future. The meeting will be held at the UNIFOR 103 office, which is at 107 Sherriff Ave, Suite 102B. Hope to see you there!

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May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Power of Many Rapid Response Network Meeting

The next Power of Many organizing meeting is May 14th, 5:30, OPSEU Hall. Come out to this meeting and take part in planning the next series of actions, with a focus on our festival taking place June 8th which celebrates 1 year of resisting the Ford autocracy.

Healthcare, education, social services, autism supports--these are important services that run by public dollars and employ tens of 1000s of people through decent jobs. On top of that, cuts to Indigenous community, some of the most vulnerable people due to centuries of systemic oppression, are not acceptable. We're the majority, which means we have the power to stop the PCs from giving away publicly funded services to their corporate friends. We have to grow our Rapid Response Network, and this takes co-ordination. It takes commitment, skills development, and actions that require deep organizing within our memberships and the within our communities. Everyone is welcome.

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May
8
4:30 PM16:30

Rally for Education

  • 165 Main Street East North Bay, ON, P1B 1A9 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Education matters! Lots of community members are mortified with the terrible direction the Ford Government is headed with respect to public education. The public is very worried about the cuts to classrooms that will greatly decrease the quality of education, which include cuts to staff, courses, resources, programs and the addition of mandatory e-learning. Making matters worse, MPP Fedeli blames the people and unions for their outcry. The fact remains 114 Near North teachers were handed layoff notices recently. Plain and simple, staff reductions mean fewer opportunities for high school students. This is why OSSTF and the community will rally on May 8, 4:30, at MPP Fedeli’s office on Main Street, to show to everyone that we will protect the quality of education that our students deserve. Please consider joining us to show Fedeli what we think!

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May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Nipissing Environmental Watch (NEW) meeting

  • Nipissing-Mattawa Conservation Authority (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The next Nipissing Environmental Watch (NEW) meeting will be Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 pm. If you’re passionate about the environment and want to discuss what’s happening with local environmental matters, this is a great place to be! Due to renovations at the Public Library, we will meet at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority Office at 15 Janey Ave by the ski hill. You can park in the parking lot of Vincent Massey School & Laurentian Ski Hill. Come to the door at the base of the Tower. All are welcome! 

We will be discussing:
- Green agenda
- New Environmental Assessment Process Review
-Cuts to Conservation Authorities
-Endangered Species Act threatened

and more topics about what’s going on with our local environment. Hope to see new faces there!

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May
1
5:30 PM17:30

$15 and Fairness Strategy Meeting

Are you interested in joining the fight for worker’s rights? If so, come down to the UNIFOR 103 office (107 Sherriff Avenue, Suite 102B) on May 1st at 5:30. We will be working out the details of a Decent Work Panel that we are currently organizing. There will also be discussion about other organizing opportunities such as a lawn sign drive, petitioning, and a Know Your Rights workshop. Going forward, there will be a bi-weekly meeting held every second Wednesday at the same time and place if you are interested in getting involved for a longer term. We hope to see you there!

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May
1
11:30 AM11:30

Read-in Demonstration (#SaveOurLibraries)

Library lovers, come on down to the Powassan library to peacefully demonstrate what we think about Ford’s cuts to our libraries all across the province from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday May 1st.

The Ontario Library Service - North (OLS - North) and the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) have announced that they are facing cuts to their budget of 50% or more. These cuts represent a clear threat to library service in Ontario, in particular a threat to rural, remote and indigenous libraries. They will likely also impact students from these demographics who now have mandatory e-learning to do and may need access to libraries to complete their work.

The Powassan & District Union Library has indicated that these cuts will have an impact of over $16,000 in inter-library loans alone, not withstanding the additional services and training the OLS - North provides.

This peaceful demonstration will be a READ-IN!!! Bring chairs, signs and a good book to show your support for libraries. Hope to see you there!

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